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17:09 15 Aug 2018
Good work from Mark and Kim. I've thoroughly enjoyed this series and in particular, last night's final episode on the Horror genre.
I hope that the viewing figures warrant another series.
14:32 13 Aug 2018
There's nothing new in this series for the keen film watcher. Mark Kermode is no Mark Cousins. If you want a keen critical eye, watch "The Story of Film: An Odyssey" and the truly wonderful "The Story of Children and Film." Both by Mark Cousins, both fascinating.
14:59 29 Jul 2018
Please include a list of all the films you mention in each programme episode on the programme home page. You stimulate interest - why not help watchers to follow up? Thank you.
23:28 28 Jul 2018
Hi Mark, great series which I’m really enjoying so far. I do think The Blues Brothers is a classic heist movie with all the key elements outlined in the programme. With the twist of the”heist” being the show. What are your thoughts?
18:23 27 Jul 2018
On romcom. where do you place North by North West? And as for a mix of of romcom and heist what about Broken Arrow?
11:43 27 Jul 2018
22:15 26 Jul 2018
In you review of heist films I cannot believe that you omitted The Sting. Whilst it's popularity might colour your judgement, it remains my personal best heist film.
01:20 25 Jul 2018
This weeks episode was better although the definition of "heist movie" was too broad, French Connection and Heat are really 'cops 'n' robbers' movies, Michael Mann's Thief would've been a better choice. You mentioned Asphalt Jungle being the first film to use an electronic eye but it isn't even visualised and the thieves slide under it with no effort at all. All week I've been racking my brains trying to think of a heist movie that predates The Asphalt jungle, in order to to catch out Kermode, even considering The General but couldn't think of one but then Mr Newman came up with The Great Train Robbery.
00:49 22 Jul 2018
I love documentaries about film, and therefore found this a welcome edition to the genre. Obviously the films you like are subjective, and the world would be dull if everyone liked the same thing. I therefore have one or two quibbles about the praise of when Harry met Sally. I found it quite twee in places although to be honest I am not a fan of Meg Ryan anyway, which probably didn't help in my appreciation of the film. I'd argue that Annie Hall is a much better film and alongside Hannah and her sisters Woody Allens finest work.
I also think four weddings and a funeral is slightly overpraised in the documentary. I agree its a good film, but I think there are flaws, Andie Mcdowell's performance seems insipid and would Hugh Grant really choose her over Kristen Scott Thomas. I also think four weddings just does atypical British farce at times. Being caught in the bedroom when the husband and wife are having sex. It's been a done to death scene in British comedy. The comedy vicar as well being made uncomfortable, while funnyish, is not exactly revolutionary.
I think the best rom com is probably Groundhog day. It's very funny, clever and original and has some great and pointed life lessons in it.
23:43 19 Jul 2018
Enjoyed the first episode a lot. As a fellow poster mentioned, some great stuff about Punch Drunk Love. Looking forward to the Horror and Sci-Fi episodes.
Hopefully future series will cover Westerns, Gangster/Crime, Action, Historical Epics, Noir, Thriller/Suspense....
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