Bogie56

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  1. This might be a fun and quite engaging thread. My favourite is the Donald claiming that he could see thousands of Muslims taking to the streets in New Jersey from his office tower on 9/11 to celebrate the World Trade Center attack. He never completely walked that one back. It sort of became metaphorically speaking at some point. Personally, I think this alone should have disqualified him from running for President of the United States. It was so hateful and inflammatory and so not true.
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    Democratic Debate

    So, Gabbard is saying that she might be an 'unwitting' Russian asset but has no control over it?
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    What a waste. Wasn't Trump totally exonerated? .... NOT! I read the report. There is more proven incidents of obstruction and abuse of power in the Mueller report than all of the current Ukranian business. And they met the criteria of criminality too.
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    Canadian Election Update

    BTW, the entire election cycle was 40 days. I think this tends to help the elections to be not so divisive in Canadian society.
  5. The 2017 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was … Kaasav: Turtle (2016) Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, India
  6. Your Top Foreign Language Films Hello everyone. I enjoyed posting the ’Your Favourite Performances of…’ each week so I thought this might be an interesting carry-on. The main purpose of this and the performances thread was to gather lists of recommended films. For this thread you are simply to consider the overall film. Hopefully there will be some discussion about them too. The format for listing the films should be like this …. 1. Day for Night (1973) Francois Truffaut, France. Lots of films are co-produced by many countries. I usually just try to pick one representative. The predominant language or the nationality of the director may be the best judge. I ask only a few things of participants. First, to wait until I have changed the year of the thread before posting your own choices. Second, to go by the generally accepted theatrical release date of a film rather than the year it was released in North America or nominated for an Oscar. The imdb and wikipedia are pretty good sources for these initial release dates. Film festivals and most premieres count as release dates. I have my own rule of thumb when it comes to films that have been banned from public release for many years. The Soviet block countries had a habit of doing this. In these instances I use the date the film was completed. Films simply shot in a foreign country do not qualify. Orson Welles made a lot of films in Europe but they were in the English language. Similarly, Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson is an English language film. I would think that films like The Longest Day or Tora Tora Tora or Last Tango In Paris which have big segments in a foreign language would not qualify as they are primarily English language films. Sergio Leone’s westerns with Eastwood would be English language films as the main cast performed the film in English. And The Artist (2011) is too cute to qualify. If you are like me, you probably try to avoid dubbed versions of foreign films but in some instances they are the only ones available to us. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to include them but you might mention if the versions you screened were dubbed. There really isn’t a limit to the number of films one can list but remember they are supposed to be “favourites.” That can mean different things to different people. Excellent films are usually my favourites. Please list them in your preference, i.e., number 1 through 10 and runner-ups. As in the performance thread at the end of each decade I will do a recap of the number one choices and then call for choices of the best foreign language film of the decade. We generally try to avoid short subjects or television movies. But, as in the case of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage many foreign tv movies have also had theatrical releases or played in film festivals. Those films are fair game. A film should be at least 40 minutes in length to qualify as a feature film in this thread. This time I am going to start with films prior to 1920 for a week then after that films from the 1920’s for three weeks. After that we will go year-by-year doing one year per week. Saturdays will usually be the turn over day for new posts. For the silent films, and countries like Japan which were still making them in the early thirties, qualifying films should come from non-English speaking countries. It may take a little while for this thread to gain some steam. Personally, I have not seen very many foreign films in the 1930’s. But in prepping some of this I have noticed that when going year-by-year one gets a greater appreciation of the careers of some of the directors and a greater focus on their films. I plan on mentioning films that have won major awards in foreign countries or film festivals. But as you are no doubt aware they often win these awards years after their initial release dates in their own countries. This could get very messy. I will endeavour to mention the awards a 1967 film has won while we are on 1967, etc. You don’t have to have seen many to participate. Just have a favourite.
  7. The 2016 winner of Argentina’s Premios Sur Best Picture Award was … The Distinguished Citizen (2016) Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, Argentina
  8. The winner of the 2016 Cinema Brazil Best Picture Award was … Aquarius (2016) Kleber Mendoca Filho, Brazil
  9. The 2016 winner of Mexico’s Ariel Best Picture Award was … The 4th Company (2016) Mitzi Vanessa Arreola, Amir Galvan Cervera, Mexico
  10. Tuesday, October 22 10 p.m. Lady Sings the Blues (1972). With Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor and Diana Ross as Billie Holliday.
  11. I would be hard pressed to pick anything tomorrow! But perhaps this thread can include anyone and everyone's idea as to what might be worthwhile to catch the next day.
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    EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

    In Canada, conservatives are not that far apart on most social issues - certainly not abortion. And I very much doubt they are into reversing liberties like marijuana. You have to look at their policies on taxes which means reductions on social services and the elimination of environmental protections if you want to see the real differences in the parties. And for me that eliminates the conservatives for consideration. Judging by your post if you were living in Canada you might lean liberal as well.
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Is Nancy undermining Jerod Kushner's peace plan for the middle east?
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    EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

    Name a few Trudeau policies that you dislike so much.
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Try reading the entire thing. Russia wants Trump to get a second term ... Russian Media Cheers Trump’s Moves in Syria: ‘Putin Won the Lottery!’ For Russia, Trump’s presidency is a gift that keeps on giving. The Kremlin’s propagandists see no acceptable alternative among any viable presidential candidates in 2020. ...... .Trump’s mistake in Syria is the unexpected ‘lottery win’ that further strengthened Moscow’s position in the Middle East and undermined America’s prestige as a rational political player and a reliable partner.” .. “All of this benefits the Russian Federation,” Yusin marveled. “You know, I’ve been watching Trump’s behavior lately and get seditious thoughts: maybe he really is a Russian agent? He is laboring so hard to strengthen the international image of Russia in general—and Putin in particular...In this situation, Americans—to their chagrin and our enjoyment—are the only losers in this situation.” ..... “It’s been a long time since America has been humiliated this way,” gloated political analyst Mikhail Sinelnikov-Orishak, “They ran away in shame! I can’t recall such a scenario since Vietnam.” .... has hurt the image and standing of the United States: “America betrayed everyone...Trump also strengthened the anti-American mood in Turkey, when he promised to destroy the Turkish economy.” ...... “I look at Trump and think: ‘May God grant him good health—and another term. This is a great situation for Russia...We can practically sit back and reap the dividends from what others are doing... Meanwhile, Trump is yet to make a single good deal, which is why I wish him good health, may he flourish and get re-elected...Trump is a great candidate. I applaud him... For America, this isn’t a very good president.” https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-media-cheers-trump-moves-in-syria-putin-won-the-lottery
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    EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

    What proposals? All he has been doing is demonizing and fear mongering his opposition. He's following the Doug Ford playbook which is you will learn of our platform when we are elected.
  17. The 2016 Canadian Film Award winner … It’s Only the End of the World (2016) Xavier Dolan, Canada
  18. The 2016 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award was … Paradise (2016) Andrey Konchalovskiy, Russia The 2016 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award from the CIS and Baltics was … House of Others (2016) Russudan Glurjidze, Georgia
  19. The winner of the 2016 Polish Film Best Picture Award was … Hatred (2016) Wojciech Smarzowski, Poland
  20. The 2016 winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Picture was … The Fury of a Patient Man (2016) Raul Arevalo, Spain The 2016 winner of the Goya Award for Best European Film was … Elle (2016) Paul Verhoeven, France The 2016 winner of the Goya Award for Best Spanish language Foreign Film was … The Distinguished Citizen (2016) Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, Argentina
  21. Italy’s David di Donatello 2015/16 Best Picture winner … Perfect Strangers (2016) Paolo Genovese, Italy Italy’s David di Donatello 2016/17 Best Picture winner … Like Crazy (2016) Paolo Virzi, Italy
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Republican Anna Navarro warned that if you think Trump in his first term was bad just wait and see an unfettered version if he is re-elected. On a separate note ... Why Trump can’t change, no matter what the consequences are Perspective ● By Tony Schwartz ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Maybe he's just tired of winning.
  24. The 2016 winner of Belgium’s Magritte Best Picture Award was … The First, the Last (2016) Bouli Lanners, Belgium
  25. Denmark’s 2016 Robert Best Picture Award went to … The Day Will Come (2016) Jesper W. Nielsen, Denmark

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