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  1. 7 minutes ago, jakeem said:


    NEW: White House says @realdonaldtrump will only charge “at cost” to host the G-7 summit at his resort, but provides no details about what that means. Trump is the buyer and the seller here, so he’s negotiating with himself.
    3:13 PM · Oct 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

    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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  2. 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

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  3. 1 minute ago, Gershwin fan said:

    Many voters here seem to genuinely be under the impression it's not in their best interest to have that. As if dying on the street is what is for the best.

    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.

  4. 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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  5. 2 hours ago, jakeem said:

    The wanna-be dictator is dead right about that one.

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    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.

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  7. 2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

    'He lied.’ Ohio voters struggle after Trump promised jobs

    Voters in industrial northeast Ohio have not forgotten a particular promise President Donald Trump made when he visited the region soon after taking office. Manufacturing jobs are “all coming back,” Trump said. “Don’t move. Don’t sell your house.”

    “He lied,” said Trish Amato, who worked at a General Motors plant in the area that stopped production earlier this year

    “He told everybody it’s all coming back,” said Amato. “It’s not. It’s harder and harder to find a job.”

    Amato, who voted for Trump in 2016 but is having misgivings about supporting him next year, is one of hundreds of workers at the Lordstown plant who lost their jobs, and in many cases sold their homes and left the region,...

    Yes, but he made good on giving billionaires a big tax break.

  8. 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."

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  9. 1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

    The New Land, Jan Troell, Sweden (1972)  -  7/10


    I think everyone else said that they've already seen this, but I finally caught up to this follow-up to The Emigrants, with Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann as Swedish settlers in Minnesota circa the mid-19th century. It was good, but very long (203 minutes, although for some reason IMDb lists it with a 102 minute runtime). Ullman, Von Sydow, and Troell regular Eddie Axberg are all very good. Some of the cinematic techniques haven't aged well, and the massacre scene is fairly over-the-top, but I enjoyed the film overall.

    And Eddie Axberg had the distinction of being the location sound recordist for these two films as well.  I'm not sure I could name another actor who does that sort of double duty outside of student or very low budget films.

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