Reactions to Leave No Trace

11 September 2019 John Morrish 0

An enthusiastic response to our first film of the season, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace. It achieved an appreciation score of 90.37 per cent. Some of your comments: “Beautifully paced, poignant and haunting film.” “A great start to the season.” “So well acted, convincing story. Beautifully filmed.” “As a new member I was impressed by the choice of film to open the season.” “First film, as new to CFS, and [cont'd.]

Reactions to Under The Tree

10 April 2019 John Morrish 0

The jet-black comedy of Under The Tree was not to everyone’s taste. It achieved an appreciation score of 74.66 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “Very dark but hugely entertaining.” “Entertainment from start to end.” “It’s hard to beat the Icelanders for really good violence.” “Icelandic humour at its best.” “Loved the dark humour.” “As black as they come!” “Black, black, dark, dark – and funny!” “Very funny. [cont'd.]

Reactions to Cold War

27 March 2019 John Morrish 0

There was a warm response to Cold War, which scored 88.21 per cent. Some comments: “A brilliant film in every way. Superb.” “Perfect piece of film-making.” “One of the best films I’ve ever seen. Spirited, visually beautiful, so moving.” “By far the best film of the season.” “Best film this season. Refreshing to see a film in b/w.” “Atmospheric and enchanting. Wonderful black and white.” “Loved the black and white, [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Other Side of Hope

20 March 2019 John Morrish 0

The Other Side of Hope was well liked, achieving an appreciation score of 80.71 per cent. Here are a few of the comments: “A subtle blend of humour and politics with an extremely powerful ending. Telling!” “A true mix of dark and light, cruel and kind. Brilliant.” “A serious topic handled so sensitively and touchingly, with humour. Lovely.” “The right balance of humour and pathos (unlike some recent films at [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Third Murder

13 March 2019 John Morrish 0

The Third Murder received mixed reviews and an overall appreciation score of 70.77 per cent. Here are a few of the comments: “Best this year.” “Really interesting procedural crime drama. Really makes you think.” “A fascinating puzzle of truth, motive, justice, society.” “A complex investigation into the nature of truth.” “Gripping, thoughtful and enigmatic.” “Undoubtedly the most enigmatic/perplexing/moving film ever seen.” “Amazing filming, capturing all the emotion.” “Powerful story, well [cont'd.]