These days film clubs are springing up all over the country. I'm planning to start a Kermode Uncut virtual film club. What do you think of the idea?

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  • Comment number 327. Posted by Nigus Chocolatus Digestivus

    on 7 Apr 2013 10:31

    Count me in.

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  • Comment number 326. Posted by The rug

    on 29 Aug 2012 11:43

    Mark, I think that this is a great idea. I am also looking for a solid, physical film club but can't seem to find any in London. Can you help? :)

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  • Comment number 325. Posted by Klendinsky

    on 15 Jun 2012 14:05

    If a wee bit late I would like to suggest two films:
    The Devil Rides Out, in my top 5 British films of the 60’s. Only able to be made after a relaxation in censorship laws, it’s a witty, chilling film directed by Terence Fisher, with a favourite performance by Christopher Lee and a knowing script by Richard Matheson. If Bond was Sex and Sadism, this is Snobbery and Satanism where Leon Greene asks Lee’s Duc de Richleau if he may borrow a car and is told “Yes, take any of them.” And it asks the most important question “Do you, do you believe in evil?”
    Valerie and her Week of Wonders, made in 1970, an extraordinarily brave film made within 18 months of the Soviet invasion and in the midst of an extreme ideological crackdown where dissenters were left without an acknowledged identity as they ceased to “ exist” as citizens of the state. Based on a 1935 novel and travelling in the guise of (the Czech film genre) of fairy tale cinema, it’s an acknowledged influence on Angela Carter.

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  • Comment number 324. Posted by Missy M

    on 22 May 2012 02:57

    This is a fantastic idea. But it would be good to feature the Film Club posts prominently on the blog so we know when the next one is up! (And/or post on Twitter and Facebook too).

    Will the Film Club "meet" weekly or monthly do you think?

    Either way, I'm in!

    Oh and films I'd like to see get the Kermode treatment - I'd like to see Roman Polanski's The Tenant or even Repulsion again, I don't think I appreciated it the first time. Maybe we could do a few thematically linked films to get an understanding of how some unlikely films are related or watch the progression of a director.

    And some essential horror viewing please!

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  • Comment number 323. Posted by ChrisS

    on 20 May 2012 17:44

    ...Plus if you don't have a theme people will be requesting different films left, right and centre. Pick a theme, wait for suggestions and then pick your Top 5 from those suggestions. Simples.

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  • Comment number 322. Posted by ChrisS

    on 20 May 2012 17:35

    I think it's a great idea Mark but it has to begin with a theme, randomly picking movies won't work. I'd like to propose the theme: "Best of World Cinema pre 1990". Why? Because it pre dates the internet. The internet has helped dramatically raise the availability and awareness of modern foreign films, a luxury that its predecessors did not have. So lets raise their profile. I'd like to start with the 1955 film Les Diaboliques...

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  • Comment number 321. Posted by Kasper Gutman

    on 20 May 2012 14:17

    Great idea! Looking forward to it.

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  • Comment number 320. Posted by vinny durand

    on 19 May 2012 14:22

    Great idea Mark.
    A good choice of movie to begin with as well.I've not seen Breathless for some time now and this has prompted me to revisit it.It's one of those rare things in which i like the remake as much as the original.OK,Jim McBrides version isn't as iconic or as influential as JLGs original but it is very entertaining and does have interesting moments.I imagine that Quentin Tarantino probably watched the JmB version of Breathless quite a lot,i seem to remember things from the movie that later became recurring elements of QTs style,certainly in his early work.

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  • Comment number 319. Posted by youngian

    on 15 May 2012 18:04

    How films that very few of us haven't seen?

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  • Comment number 318. Posted by Fingers

    on 15 May 2012 14:19

    I think the Mark Kermode Uncut Film Club is a good idea. If only the BBC would use this in the way Movidrome was. We need cinema classics on TV, there are too many cooks and reality shows for my liking. Whatever happened to entertainment and talent. The Lost Weekend would be ONE of my choices.

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