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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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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    What nation isn’t obsessed with ensuring economic growth? New Zealand, apparently. Opinion ● By Christine Emba ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    George Stephanopoulos is filleting President Trump, clip by clip Opinion ● By Erik Wemple ● Read more »
  4. 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

    And a deeply complicit gold digging former underwear model. "Is just Boys"
  6. 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's Biggest Whoppers

    Trump making his grand entrance on the political stage by descending on the escalator as if from the heavens or Mount Olympus was not new. The suggestion that he was some sort of God or gift from the Gods was plain to see. Leni Riefenstahl used the same imagery in her documentary about Hitler, Triumph of the Will. The film opens with Hitler's plane flying through the clouds before it ultimately descends and he gifts the adoring crowd with his presence. Trump employs the same symbolism with his tarmac rallies. It works wonders with a needy dumbed down following.
  8. Sunday, June 16 3:45 a.m. Les Rendezvous d’Anna (1978). Chantal Akerman film. If you are in the mood for a slow cerebral film at this time.
  9. My top FF films of 2004 of the 24 that I have seen are …. 1. Downfall (2004) Oliver Hirschbiegel, Germany 2. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Walter Salles, Argentina 3. The Sea Inside (2004) Alejandro Amenabar, Spain 4. Bad Education (2004) Pedro Almodovar, Spain 5. Moolaade (2005) Ousmane Sembene, Senegal 6. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) Hiyao Miyazaki, Japan [I saw the dubbed version] 7. 36 Quai Des Orfevres (2004) Olivier Marchal, France 8. A Very Long Engagement (2004) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France 9. Maria Full of Grace (2004) Joshua Marston, Columbia [I think this was predominately Spanish] 10. 5 x 2 (2004) Francois Ozon, France Bonbon: El Perro (2004) Carlos Sorin, Argentina The Hidden Blade (2004) Yoji Yamada, Japan House of Flying Daggers (2004) Zhang Yimou 2046 (2004) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong The Edukators (2004) Hans Weingartner, Germany Brotherhood (2004) Je-gyu Kang, South Korea The Passion of the Christ (2004) Mel Gibson, USA and I’ve also seen … The Consequences of Love (2004) Paolo Sorrentino, Italy Memories Affectives (2004) Francis Leclerc, Canada One Night in Mongkok (2004) Tung-Shing Yee, Hong Kong Tony Takitani (2004) Jun Ichikawa, Japan Kings and Queen (2004) Arnaud Desplechin, France Whiskey (2004) Pablo Stoll, Juan Pablo Rebella, Uruguay Vital (2004) Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Japan
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Isn't Trump moving these people out of Washington altogether? I heard his recent plan was to relocate them in rural America and he said they should all be happy because home prices will be cheaper. Of course this is likely to lead to mass resignations which is what the climate change denier really wants.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    He is incredibly busy rebuilding townships and making them viable again which provide jobs for hundreds. That's just for starters.
  12. Robert LePage's The Far Side of the Moon was my favourite among the foreign films that I have seen from 2003. LePage also stars, playing two very different brothers who are both trying to cope with the recent death of their mother. The U.S./Soviet space race provides a back drop to the film. This is an adaptation of LePage's stage play which I have to say I enjoyed much more than the film. To see LePage "space walk" with no wires is more of treat to see on stage than on film where anything is possible. His optical illusions are very innovative and fun.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Sarah Sanders was the disdainful Queen of Gaslighting Perspective ● By Margaret Sullivan ● Read more » ‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance By Rosalind Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Josh Dawsey ● Read more »
  14. The 2003 International Film Festival of India Best Picture winner was … At Five In the Afternoon (2003) Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran
  15. The winner of the 2003 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Picture Award was … Nuan (2003) Jianqi Huo, China
  16. The 2003 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Arabic Picture Award was … The Olive Harvest (2003) Hanna Elias, Palestine
  17. The winner of the 2003 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Picture was …. The Bottom of the Sea (2003) Damian Szifron, Argentina
  18. The 2003 winner of the Hungarian Film Week Best Picture Award was … Hungarian Beauty (2003) Peter Gothar, Hungary
  19. The winner of the 2003 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award was … Facing Windows (2003) Ferzan Ozpetek, Italy
  20. Winners of the 2003 Moscow International Film Festival included …. The End of a Mystery (2003) Miguel Hermoso, Spain
  21. Saturday, June 15 10 a.m. Popeye: Let’s Celebrake (1933). then the Agnes Varda tribute 11:30 p.m. Du Cote de la Cote (1958). A short subject about the French Riviera. Fans of Agnes Varda should look for her last film which was released this year. Made for television it is also getting a theatrical release. This is not on TCM at this time. Varda by Agnes (2019) Agnes Varda
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Not to mention the first time around when he got lucky.
  23. Well, I'm guessing that she wasn't a child bride and she wasn't 12 years of age as was I.
  24. How old was she when she gave it a One? I gave it two in 1968 when I was a kid which was the era when most movies were a four IMO.
  25. 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.

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