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The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 10:55:22 PM »
Good point.   I just noticed there's not even a thread yet for "Get Shorty", despite having started it's second season.

I enjoy both series quite a bit, actually.
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The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by ono on Yesterday at 10:45:39 PM »
You know this place is dead when two episodes of Better Call Saul Season 4 have aired and no one has posted since last year.  Sup.  Just giving this a little kick.  I've heard this show is pretty good.
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The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 04:15:50 PM »
Just finished watching season one of The Sinner, on the basis that Carrie Coon is playing a major part in season two, so it must be a worthwhile show. And... it is! Pretty familiar modern psychological crime thriller plotting, but the story holds together well, it stays compelling all the way through, and it's given me a newfound respect for the acting talents of both Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman (no small feat on the latter). It's a great example of a show in which character and plotting are inextricably woven into each other, which I consider a hallmark of good writing.


Watching (and for the most part enjoying) this show due to this post.  Loved Carrie in "The Leftovers", so had to check it out.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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This Year In Film / Re: BlacKkKlansman
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 02:47:30 PM »
https://twitter.com/BootsRiley/status/1030575674447212544

Boots Riley wrote three pages about being disappointed in this movie.

he mentions how one of the scenes that brought me toward tears was a total fabrication.

it's not as if cops aren't racist he's saying.

he's saying Spike Lee leans toward the white perspective a bit too much.

therefore i can't really defend Lee in this situation. it's not my conversation, simply.

in theory i could defend Lee. but i won't, because i don't think Boots Riley is being crazy.
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This Year In Film / Re: Madeline's Madeline
« Last post by eward on Yesterday at 06:33:55 AM »
I love Josephine Decker’s other films, very much looking forward to this.
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by BB on Yesterday at 12:18:03 AM »
I just watched Disclosure, the Michael Douglas-Demi Moore movie from 1994. It's quite bad and in many ways ludicrous, but also eerily prescient and incredibly interesting in the context of our times. Issues surrounding tech, white maleness, #metoo, corporatism, some weird parallels with the Clintons. All jumbled up and presented as an early-90s sex thriller. There is also a sequence where Michael Douglas's character enters a virtual reality world that resembles the game on the Encarta CD-ROM. Profoundly funny.
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The Grapevine / Re: Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story - Documentary
« Last post by wilberfan on August 18, 2018, 08:45:03 PM »
Man, thanks for the heads-up on this.  I grew up with his films.  Awesome talent.
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by jenkins on August 18, 2018, 05:55:27 PM »
currently still watching Shadows, John Cassavetes

it's somehow his less famous? it's been over a decade since i watched it. i'm in the middle? the literary party was great. nothing too shocking or unheard of, but i like to hear it. Cassavetes was plugged into the times it's fair to say. though he questions them, and later moves away from any theory and all the way into being human.

this lady at the literary party, she makes a description i enjoyed. they're discussing Sartre. one person doesn't see what Sartre is saying. the lady says it's easy to see what he's saying, and what he's saying is that humans are the only animals conscious of their own existence, and therefore they are also conscious of non-existence, and that is called anxiety.

i've said that before in terms of humans being the only animals conscious of their existence, but i liked her closer
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The Grapevine / Re: Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story - Documentary
« Last post by wilder on August 18, 2018, 09:12:37 AM »
September 7th

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This Year In Film / Re: Madeline's Madeline
« Last post by jenkins on August 18, 2018, 02:48:08 AM »
both this and Skate Kitchen are out now. i think this is the one to bet on, artistically speaking
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