In the past, the Film Society Committee has invited film attendees to rate the film they have seen on the basis of quality and personal satisfaction, along with the option of free format comments. The Committee has shared this feedback here. We are debating whether to continue with this practice or not.

We always welcome comments from our members on anything to do with the choice of films, the venue, the quality of the film picture and sound, and indeed anything else. Do please get in touch to share your views.

Rafiki 

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Apostasy

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5+ 5+  To see this particular film was one of the reasons I joined IFS. It was even better than I expected but even more depressing than expected. Man's inhumanity to man. Apostasy - hypocrisy. Thank you.

4 4  Keep well away from Wellington Road

4 2  Depressing

3 1  Beyond dreary

3 1  There's always room to mess with people's minds!

1 1  A thoroughly ugly film, like a cockroach crawling through your dinners.

Capernaum

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 5 5  Brilliant film. Tense, moving, thought-provoking. Shocking but realistic. Best I've seen this season.

 5 4  A strange mix of harshness and hope but too harrowing to give 5:5

 5 4  Captivating; very well made and rather traumatic

 5 3  Hard to watch

Nae Passaran

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5 5  Very moving

4 5  Charmingly 'amateur'. Loved the humour.

4 5  Never doubt the power of solidarity! Vinceremos!

4 4  V. G. animation of a coup.

3 4  I agree, a bit too long

Jeune Femme

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 4 3  Stylish and fast moving search for meaning. Jusqu'à la dérive

 4 3  Disturbing and realistic portrayal of the difficult dilemmas found in modern day life

 4 3  Magnificently and very convincingly acted by all major characters. Quite well put together (a few editing blips for me). But overall didn't quite gel for me.

 3 1  Deeply tedious. Complete lack of continuity - at the start she had no luggage but had 3 different sweaters and a change of shoes

 2 2  Tedious

 2 0  Rubbish

 1 1  Unusual, but not entertaining

BlacKkKlansman

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5 5  Spike Lee excelling (even) himself. Another sad reflection on man's inhumanity to man.

5 5  Very powerful and thought provoking.

5 5  Well crafted exposé of US racism, as it was and as it continues today.

5 5  Needed a degree of humour to make such an awful subject watchable. Ending brought it back to sad reality well.

5 5  Terrific!

4 5  This history is frightening

4 5  Liked the patchwork approach

4 4  Excellent in so many ways but sad about the predictable political bias at the end.

4 4  Thought provoking

The White Crow

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Comments

 5 4  A very engrossing performance but difficult to follow at times.

 4 4  Dance will out: colourful biopic with monochrome flashbacks.