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  1. Slavoj on "Joker" and how the character works better without a clear backstory.
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    the best tcm guest host to get

    I was certain you were going to say William Shatner or Donald Trump.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    Girls und Panzer der Film (2015) Tsutomu Mizushima, Japan (dubbed) - 6/10- In the streets of an emptied town, two schools of tankfighters battle it out. The winning team is still closed down despite promises otherwise, leaving them sad but they are allowed one last chance to do another tank battle to win their school back. My favorite team is the St Gloriana School which uses WWII era Churchill tanks and obviously represents the British. The soundtrack to this is largely traditional military marches such as British Grenadiers, Glory, Glory Hallelujah and Katyusha that work as leitmotifs for the tanks on screen. The film is a bit long at two hours and the plot is bare. I did find one episodic moment funny when they visit a museum dedicated to "Punchy the Bear" -a fictional toy that is constantly beaten up by other toys and covered in bandages. What I truly disliked is the heavy use of CGI instead of traditional animation which I prefer.
  4. Brad Pitt films are banned in China because he made a pro-Tibet movie (Seven Years in Tibet).
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    Democratic Debate

    Is there a politician today who isn't? Though yes, she should just shut up. This is seriously embarrassing.
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    Democratic Debate

    The Democratic debate is tonight and I'm not even sure who half these people are and the half I do know, I despise. Uhhh... Yang is cool, I guess.
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    Disney Plus

    As lovely as that sounds, I think I would rather take cyanide instead.
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Hey, Trump did give Erdogan a strongly worded letter and mild scolding.
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    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.
  10. The director says he has tried and failed to watch the new brand of superhero films, which he likens to theme parks Martin Scorsese, one of cinema’s most venerated current directors, has decried superhero movies – the dominant force in today’s industry. The director of films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas told Empire magazine that his attempts to get up to speed with contemporary superhero films had failed. “I tried, you know?” the director said when asked if he had seen Marvel’s movies. “But that’s not cinema.” He continued: “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Earlier this year, Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film in history after topping $2.8bn at the global box office (fifth highest after adjusting for inflation). Eight other titles from the same studio feature in the Top 30 (when factored without inflation). Marvel head Kevin Feige last year defended his films against the kind of criticism levelled by Scorsese, saying that the series’s lack of major awards was no indication of a lack of quality or ambition. “Maybe it’s easy to dismiss VFX or flying people or spaceships or billion dollar grosses,” Feige said. “I think it is easy to say that you have already been awarded in a certain way. [Alfred] Hitchcock never won best director, so it’s very nice, but it doesn’t mean everything. I would much rather be in a room full of engaged fans.” Scorsese’s latest film, The Irishman, won rave reviews from its premiere at the New York film festival last weekend, with critics praising the use of “de-ageing” technology. Out today is Joker, Todd Phillip’s revisionist take on the DC villain, which borrows much from the films of Scorsese, notably 1983’s The King of Comedy.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    Sarajevo (2014) Kurt Mündl, Andreas Prochaska, Austria - 7/10 - In 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated by Gavrilo Princip and a Jewish detective is charged with finding all the co-conspirators ("the Black Hand") and bringing them to justice in court. He does this despite anti-semitism coming from the very people who employed him. Things are even more complicated when he falls in love with a Serbian woman whose exiled from the country for patriotic beliefs. I like historical movies and found this one enjoyable though it also sort of implies that the assassination of Ferdinand was an inside job that was allowed as pretext for an invasion of the country to set up a lucrative train business through the area. A decent movie and recommended for those interested in the beginning of WWI.
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    Somewhat Off-Topic: What have you been reading lately?

    I prefer Moliere to either of them, especially for this beautiful piece of music composed for his play.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    The Woman in the Moon (1929) Fritz Lang, Germany- 7/10 -Most of you already saw this one so I won't write up a long review. Yeah, I thought it was a really good sci-fi film that came on the heels of Metropolis' success. The effects are good for 1929 though the science isn't exactly right (atmosphere on only one side of the moon ).
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    Barack Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau

    Hopefully they keep that sadistic freak locked up for life. I can only imagine he'd be given a "mentorship" under "Mayor Pete's" new plan.
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    Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are 'not cinema'

    There are foreign comedies and musicals and romances. Not everything foreign is Godard or Bergman.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    Kriss. the Sword of Death (1932), Armand Denis, Andre Roosevelt, France/ USA/ Bali- 5/10- This one is more well known under the title it was released under in France and the US ("Goona Goona"). Based on a native folk tale and with an all Balinese cast, it is about a lower class woman and a high class prince who marry. After he goes out on his wedding night on business, she is drugged by his evil nemesis with the Goona Goona drug from a shaman. He leaves his "kriss" ceremonial sword there and is soon found out. A simple romance film that includes interesting footage of the Balinese customs of that era, including a ceremonial dance with dragon costumes. This one was edited to hell and back because of the nudity so some of the plot is disjointed and shots are out of focus. This was also originally shot in two-strip technicolor but the version I saw was in B&W. I imagine the technicolor must have looked gorgeous.
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    Barack Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau

    It's a bit weird that the moderator would delete the "offending" comment but not the post replying to it. We can all see what he said.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    Westerplatte Resists (1967) Stanislaw Rózewicz, Poland - 6/10- Historical reenactment of the first battle of WWII where the Germans staged a false flag with the intention of invading Poland. The battle lasted 5 days before resulting in surrender. This one is okay but the characterization is a bit flat. Like many of the Eastern Bloc movies, the focus is more on the collective group than on the individuals so the characters all sort of mesh into one and none stands out. Maybe worth a watch if you come across it but I wouldn't actively seek it out.
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    I really do not want to post personal photos or info but my ex Jinting looks a lot like the actress Maggie Cheung. I think she was very pretty.
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    Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

    This was unveiled by the beloved Butt-plug last night- "mentorship" Jesus, this freak of nature is really asking for the catamite comparisons. Truly disgusting.
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    So . . . Scotty Bowers?

    lol. No, not unless you think Cary Grant was just a known womanizer for the hell of it. It's extremely disrespectful towards Grant to spread malicious rumors like how Bowers did.
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    So . . . Scotty Bowers?

    He dragged their names through the mud and didn't care at all.
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    So . . . Scotty Bowers?

    It is sad that he died but what he described sounded like pure slander attempting to portray the Hollywood actors of old as sexually deviant and perverse. Unfortunately those are the kinds of things that sell books, true or not.

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