Reactions to The Brand New Testament

26 April 2017 CFS Committee 0

The final film of our season, The Brand New Testament, was very well received. Its appreciation score was 88.24 per cent, the highest of the year after It Happened One Night. Some comments: “Fantastic season finale. Mad, hilarious. I want to watch it again!” “Best of the season! Thank you.” “Lovely way to end the season! Fun, quirky, thought provoking and loved it!” “Clever, funny. Made me laugh.” “Excellent. Laughed [cont'd.]

Reactions to It Happened One Night

22 March 2017 CFS Committee 0

It Happened One Night received our top score of the season so far (90.32 per cent) – and a round of applause. Not bad for an 83-year-old film. Some comments: “If not a masterpiece, a precious gem.” “Brilliant – shows up modern films!” “Great to see something different and a film classic!” “They don’t make them like that any more! Well done.” “Unbelievable for its age.” “Very enjoyable and much better [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Second Mother

15 March 2017 CFS Committee 0

A warm response to last night’s film, The Second Mother, which received an appreciation score of 83.29 per cent. Some comments: “Very enjoyable. A good story and convincingly worked through.” “Very good, with stories and emotions at different level.” “Script worthy of Pinter: excellent!” “Fabulous acting: feel-good film.” “Loved Val, very well acted.” “Warm and engaging. Great fun.” “Bit gentle but loved the Brazilian setting.” “Lovely, endearing but slow in places.” The [cont'd.]

Reactions to Dheepan

8 March 2017 CFS Committee 0

An enthusiastic response to Dheepan, which achieved an appreciation score of 82.28 per cent. Some comments: “At last, a great film with believable characters!” “Brilliant entertainment.” “Very good and topical.” “Another window into cultures completely alien to me.” “Really enjoyed the film.” “Enlightening. Harrowing.” “Authentic, strong and involving!” “Very absorbing.” “Beautifully acted, troubling.” “Very gripping.” “Not quite sure what it was all about.” “Let down by the gangster shoot-out.”

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Reactions to Girlhood

15 February 2017 CFS Committee 0

Sharply polarised reactions to Girlhood, which achieved an appreciation score of 66.41 per cent. There were 160 comments, the majority either “very good” or “good”. A few examples: “Very moving and relevant. Loved it.” “Powerful, good performance by the main actress. The tension is palpable. Moving also.” “Wonderful shapes and forms. Beautifully observed progression.” “Different, interesting, challenging.” “Good to see a gritty non-sentimental film about life as a girl.” “Brooding [cont'd.]