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  1. Monday, October 21 2 a..m. Juarez (1939). The cast is the show in this film. Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Claude Rains, Brian Aherne, John Garfield, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Gilbert Roland and Louis Calhern.
  2. 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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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    I don't believe that you just send the UN into hot war zones. Usually there is some sort of brokered truce before they go in. And besides this, Turkey wants the Kurds out of their own territory. Turkey would have to withdraw which the Donald has not even proposed. He has declared victory already.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    It will also get tens of millions of dollars in upgrades in preparation for the summit as did the other locations that have hosted it. The place is supposed to be a bit run down so Trump will benefit enormously.
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    Errol Flynn and Amedeo Nazzari
  8. My top FF films of 2016 of the 23 that I have seen are …. 1. The Salesman (2016) Asghar Farhadi, Iran 2. The Handmaiden (2016) Chan-wook Park, South Korea 3. Elle (2016) Paul Verhoeven, France 4. Train to Busan (2016) Sang-ho Yeon, South Korea 5. Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodovar, Spain 6. Tramontane (2016) Vatche Boulghourjian, Lebanon 7. Strangled (2016) Arpad Sopsits, Hungary 8. The Unknown Girl (2016) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium 9. Les Innocentes (2016) Anne Fontaine, France 10. Toni Erdmann (2016) Maren Ade, Germany Hotel Salvation (2016) Shubhashish Bhutiani, India Kalinka (2016) Vincent Garenq, France Your Name (2016) Makoto Shinkai, Japan The Lovers and the Despot (2016) Ross Adam, Robert Cannan, UK [only about 20% is in English tops] Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) Anurag Kashyan, India I’m a Killer (2016) Maciej Piepzyca, Poland Under the Shadow (2016) Babak Anvari, Iran Devil’s Bride (2016) Saara Cantell, Finland My Life as a Courgette (2016) Claude Barras, France and I’ve also seen … It’s Only the End of the World (2016) Xavier Dolan, Canada Aquarius (2016) Kleber Mendoca Filho, Brazil I, Olga Hepnarova (2016) Petr Kazda, Tomas Weinreb, Czech Republic Aloys (2016) Tobias Nolle, Switzerland
  9. Sunday, October 20 Two by Jia Zhang-Ke 2:25 a.m. Unknown Pleasures (2002). 4:15 a.m. The World (2004).
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    It says something when even conservatives in Canada and the UK go to the mat to defend the health care system. They know it would be political suicide to go against what people have grown to like and depend on. America could have a better system very easily but the insurance companies have been lining the pockets of politicians to maintain the status quo and unfortunately the public just gets a steady diet of 'don't change a thing or it will bankrupt the nation' messaging.
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    Just a reminder that not all conservatives are anything like Donald Trump. For starters, no conservative in either Canada or Great Britain would dare mess with the universal health care.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    At his Dallas rally yesterday, Trump* naturally tried to defend his decision to give the green light to Turkey to invade Syria and attack the Kurds. He likened it to letting kids go at it in the school yard to get it out of their system before you stepped in and pulled them apart. This must be little comfort to the Kurds who have now lost hundreds of more lives and have had at least 160,000 people driven from their homes. Trump knows no shame and has zero empathy for anyone but himself. He also continuously attacked the 'crazy' democrats for their impeachment testimonies when the witnesses have all come from his own administration.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Maybe they can ask him to do one last job.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The wanna-be dictator is dead right about that one.
  15. Right Now, Wrong Then (2015) Sang-soo Hong, South Korea I thought this winner of the Locarno Film Festival was dreadful in every sense. The first hour is incredibly boring and stupid and then, wait for it … it all starts again and every scene is repeated with slightly different dialogue and an outcome that has changed a tiny bit. You may want to punch the main protagonist in the face by the end of it all.
  16. Saturday, October 19 10 a.m. Popeye: Leave Well Enough Alone (1933). 8 p.m. Pather Panchali (1958). When film is poetry. Satyajit Ray’s debut.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Chris Cuomo had a guest on tonight that claims that Rudy Guiliani's two indicted Ukranians have been funnelling Russian oligarch money to Trump Enterprises in a money laundering scheme for years, Trump claimed he did not know the two "gentlemen."
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    Rudy and the Beast

    I thought Rudy deserved his own thread and to kick it off here is his tribute by Randy Rainbow ...
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    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Yes, but he made good on giving billionaires a big tax break.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    VP Pence holds a Press Conference in Turkey announcing that through the genius of Donald Trump, Turkey has agreed to a cease fire of 120 hours. He soft-peddled that this is contingent on the Kurds getting out of their own lands so that Turkey can safely occupy newly stolen territory along the border. Little wonder Turkey agreed! Trump bellows that this is an amazing outcome and that the "Kurds are very happy."
  21. 2008 2. Fallen Angels (2008) Morten Tyldum, Norway Another well-made Scandanavian murder mystery. It’s star, Trond Espen Seim won the Amanda Award for Best Actor.
  22. Friday, October 18 4:30 p.m. Keep 'Em Rolling (1934). Sounds corny but it has Walter Huston in it.
  23. A pundit on the BBC described Newt Gingrich as a has-been, Rudy Guliani as a looney-toon and Kris Kristie as a criminally challenged individual.
  24. Any relation to Nipkowdisc?

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