Film Club: The Beginning

Welcome to the inaugural entry of Film Club!

This is essentially a book club for film. Every Sunday, a volunteer will choose a film for everyone to watch and then on the following Sunday at 3 PM EST post a discussion thread. Writing a full movie review is not required but is highly encouraged! The date/time for this is up for debate! I just picked Sunday so everyone has a full week to find and watch the movie.

My hope is to create a space where film-loving members of The Avocado can discuss and debate all aspects of a given film, with respect for one another and the people involved in making the film. Baseless criticism or insults are not conducive to meaningful conversation and will not be indulged.

A sign-up sheet is available here. I’m going to ask a moderator to add the link under the Sign-Up Sheets section of the site menu. For the first few weeks, I can post regular reminders in Open Threads and other threads to drum up interest. If you chose to sign-up, feel free to do as much or as little promotion as you want/can manage.

The Nitty Gritty

Any film chosen must be easily accessible via LEGAL online streaming sites/apps OR rentable from a local library or a Redbox type service for little to no cost. I’ve compiled a list of recommended sites & resources below and please let me know of more legal sites you’d like added to the list. Within the discussion thread next week, I’ll post some sub-threads to jump start conversation around Direction, Acting, Plot/Pacing, Cinematography, etc. I’m still working on the format for the thread going forward and I’m open to suggestions!

Without further ado, let’s kick things off with…

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Film: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Blurb: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander.

The discussion thread for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will be posted next Sunday, February 25th at 3 PM EST!

Streaming Options:

Sling TV
Hulu Live
YouTube TV
PS Vue
See sign-up sheet