NWR What films have you been watching?

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Watching the stunning Steve McQueen documentary Uprising about 1981 fire in New Cross at a house full of black teenagers. Incredible visceral social history and happened just down the road from where I live. Essential viewing.

Also, watching on Now Tv Gommorah the Series. This makes The Wire look like kids TV, Really brutual, slow moving.
Difficult to believe quite how many characters die in Gomorrah, but I guess that it reflects reality as the series is based upon a book about the real life Camorra Mafia.
 
aaaahh...... stop giving away Gomorrah tips - I'm just finishing season 1......

On less violent themes - we always have a famliy TV/film time on sundays......Sweet Tooth which we all enjoyed (viwers ages where... 11, 14, 16 and erm..... <x>?
 
Watched probably the most absurd documentary I have ever seen last night - Operation Odessa.

Difficult to seperate fact from fiction, but it's an absolutely wild ride that's made me wonder what people like this got up to that weren't so self serving to put it on film!

Not for the faint hearted nor the family - it's really quite crude.
Excellent stuff this. Very 'Tiger King'.
 
aaaahh...... stop giving away Gomorrah tips - I'm just finishing season 1......

On less violent themes - we always have a famliy TV/film time on sundays......Sweet Tooth which we all enjoyed (viwers ages where... 11, 14, 16 and erm..... <x>?
For me Gomorrah is the most compelling tv ever made on the world of organised crime, presents an unremittingly grim world with no hint of the stupid fake gangster glamour present in so many tv portraits of that world, It manages the clever trick of having you root for truly evil characters by showing you so convincingly the world from their perspective.
 
Going to see this on Sunday & imagine it will be up the street of some here…

I was confused about my Sunday films - truffles is next Sunday, last night was this…


…which was enormous fun and really interesting. The Sparks’ story has lots of ups and downs - I remembered them from the 70’s but I’m one of those who rediscovered them after their FFS collaboration with Franz Ferdinand, so there was lots I didn‘t know in the film.
 
For me Gomorrah is the most compelling tv ever made on the world of organised crime, presents an unremittingly grim world with no hint of the stupid fake gangster glamour present in so many tv portraits of that world, It manages the clever trick of having you root for truly evil characters by showing you so convincingly the world from their perspective.
The Sopranos has held this crown in my mind for quite a while - how does it compare if by any chance you’ve seen both?
 
I loved both, including the opening music for the Sopranos and the closing music for Gomorrah, but Gomorrah wins it for me by a short head. Once you've finished series three I would recommend "Zero Zero Zero", which starts slowly (I had to rewatch the first episode) but becomes steadily more gripping..
 
The Sopranos has held this crown in my mind for quite a while - how does it compare if by any chance you’ve seen both?
I’m also a huge fan of the Sopranos, but for gritty realism Gomorrah definitely raises the bar in my opinion. There were always elements of the Sopranos that didn’t ring true for me, such as shooting someone whilst out to sea in the cabin of a small boat from five feet away with a .45 Cal handgun whilst aiming downwards, and why did they never use silencers? Anyway if you liked the Sopranos you will definitely enjoy Gomorrah.
 
I’m also a huge fan of the Sopranos, but for gritty realism Gomorrah definitely raises the bar in my opinion. There were always elements of the Sopranos that didn’t ring true for me, such as shooting someone whilst out to sea in the cabin of a small boat from five feet away with a .45 Cal handgun whilst aiming downwards, and why did they never use silencers? Anyway if you liked the Sopranos you will definitely enjoy Gomorrah.
Someone told me that silencers - suppressors - only work in films. They definitely don't silence and they adversely affect the handling of your weapon and the ability to draw and reholster it. Crims don't use them much so that kind of makes the Sopranos more authentic in that sense.
 
Back to the topic of films...! Saw the latest marvel movie (Shang Chi) last night with my marvel obsessed 14 year old daughter. Although I'm also a marvel fan and have enjoyed the other movies to varying degrees, I went into this one with pretty low expectations based on the trailers. Pleasantly surprised. Tony Leung as the father gives the movie some much needed emotional pull and pretty much steals the whole movie. It's certainly not house of flying daggers, crouching tiger, hidden dragon or Hero (another great Tony Leung film) but an enjoyable couple of hours nevertheless. Talking of those other Chinese films, Disney would have done far better to use their cinematographers rather than whoever did Shang Chi.
 
The girls' outrageously over-curated reading lists also made me laugh (it is worth stopping to see what the books actually are).
I liked the scene where Shane asked with a quizzical eyebrow if they had finished the Nietzsche since yesterday afternoon and they replied in horror that they didn’t actually read them as they were only for effect.
 
I’m also a huge fan of the Sopranos, but for gritty realism Gomorrah definitely raises the bar in my opinion. There were always elements of the Sopranos that didn’t ring true for me, such as shooting someone whilst out to sea in the cabin of a small boat from five feet away with a .45 Cal handgun whilst aiming downwards, and why did they never use silencers? Anyway if you liked the Sopranos you will definitely enjoy Gomorrah.
If you like Gomorrah, but would be interested in the other side of the coin Il Cacciatore is worth a watch, shows the mafia pretty accurately, and shows very western Sicilian country side, (my old house is in the background in one scene which excited me a bit too much)
 
Someone told me that silencers - suppressors - only work in films. They definitely don't silence and they adversely affect the handling of your weapon and the ability to draw and reholster it. Crims don't use them much so that kind of makes the Sopranos more authentic in that sense.
That's what I've been told, and I can believe it; sticking an extra mass on the end of a weapon is going to make a significant difference, and I suspect it will also affect the accuracy. I've no direct experience, though, and I've not fired a gun for nearly 50 years...
 
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