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.
  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's Biggest Whoppers

    ... Before I'm indicted for perjury.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Share: ● Sign up ● Read online (Jon Chol Jin/AP) Exclusive: North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier’s care The invoice was presented hours before Warmbier was flown home in 2017, two people familiar with the incident told The Washington Post. It’s unclear whether it was ever paid. By Anna Fifield ● Read more » "We exchanged letters ... And we fell in love" - Donald J. Trump on Kim Jong un
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here’s how to respond. Opinion ● By Hillary Clinton ● Read more »
  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.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    All the bad things Trump had accused Obama of he is now doing times ten. And Fox News promotes the hypocrisy.
  8. Village of Dreams (1996) Yoichi Higashi, Japan was way down on my list just hovering above the 'also seens.' It should have been a beautiful film. The mother is played by Mieko Harada from Ran (1985) fame. What ruined it for me was the casting of the twin boys. These pictures are flattering! They never seemed to stop whining no matter what the scene demanded.
  9. The 1996 winner of the Ghent International Film Festival Best Picture Award was … Village of Dreams (1996) Yoichi Higashi, Japan
  10. The winner of the 1996 Stockholm International Film Festival Best Picture Award was … Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) Srdjan Dragojevic, Yugoslavia
  11. The winner of the 1997 Sweden’s Goteborg International Film Festival Best Picture Award was … Body Troopers (1996) Vibeke Idsoe, Norway
  12. The 1997 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Nordic Picture went to …. Devil’s Island (1996) Friorik Por Friorksson, Iceland
  13. These films were co-winners of the Jury Prize at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival … Family Resemblances (1996) Cedric Klapisch, France. [this also won the Most Popular Film Prize] Sleeping Man (1996) Kohei Oguri, Japan
  14. This foreign language film won the 1994 San Sebastian Film Festival … Bwana (1996) Imanol Uribe, Spain
  15. The 1996 Chicago International Film Festival’s Best Picture Award went to this foreign language film … Ridicule (1996) Patrice Leconte, France
  16. Friday, April 26 . 12:45 p.m. Caught Plastered (1932). Wheeler and Woolsey. 3:30 p.m. Peach-O-Reno (1932). Another Wheeler and Woolsey. 5 p.m. Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934) Yet another Wheeler and Woolsey. 2 a.m. Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore (1996). You should read the imdb reviews of this one. They couldn’t be more divided. 1/10 … 10/10. 3:45 am. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (1993). “Mary was a good girl until she decides to kill all the sexist pigs.”
  17. If Canada wins the war do they get to keep the Philippines?
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    You may have heard the story of Anthony Comello being arrested for the killing of Gambino Crime Family Boss Frank Cali earlier this year. The trial was in the news today. But this is a reminder of who Comello is ... Is there anything else about the suspect worth knowing? Here’s where the narrative becomes slightly more bizarre. At a March 18 extradition hearing in New Jersey, during which Comello agreed to be tried for the murder, he drew on the palm of his hand “MAGA Forever,” as well as a number of phrases relating to right-wing conspiracy theory QAnon: a “Q,” “United We Stand,” and “Patriots in Charge.” (QAnon, which is pro-Trump, popular with 4chan and 8chan users, and incredibly convoluted, posits that there’s a “deep state” trying to take down Trump. In an attempt to describe the right-wing conspiracy theory, the Guardian wrote, “imagine a volatile mix of Pizzagate, InfoWars and the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.”)
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    ‘If this is the new normal, I want no part of it’: Citing Trump, Iowa’s longest-serving Republican leaves party By Meagan Flynn ● Read more »
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    And Rush was golfing with the dotard-in-chief this past weekend.
  21. The 1996 winner of the Mainichi Film Award was … Shall We Dance? (1996) Masayuki Suo, Japan
  22. The 1996 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award was … Boys Be Ambitious (1996) Kazuyuki Izutsu, Japan
  23. Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists 1996/97 Best Picture winners included … Luna e l’altra (1996) Maruizio Nichetti, Italy
  24. The 1996 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … Autumn Sun (1996) Eduardo Migogna, Argentina The 1997 Argentinian Film Critics Association Best Picture Award went to … Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996) Alejandro Agresti, Argentina
  25. The 1996 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film winner …. Ridicule (1996) Patrice Leconte, France The 1997 Broadcast Critics Foreign Film winner …. Shall We Dance? (1996) Masayuki Suo, Japan

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