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Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by wilberfan on January 08, 2019, 08:18:50 PM »
Dammit, I want to give that a quick +1 because it made me laugh.  The price of progress, I guess.   Tell your grandkids about when we used to be able to do that until the late aughts. 
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Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by eward on January 08, 2019, 08:12:46 PM »
This is the logo I want them to remember us by.
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Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by polkablues on January 08, 2019, 07:27:19 PM »
It's a real logo, Jack.
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Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by eward on January 08, 2019, 07:11:02 PM »
In bright neon lights with like purple outline?

It could cut glass, yunno, like razor sharp.
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2018 In Film / Re: Shirkers
« Last post by Drenk on January 08, 2019, 05:36:17 PM »
I was engaged in the story of this self-involved woman! I think she's aware of that. You can question the self awarness. Is it cute that she lets her friend being harsh? But I thought that it was a refreshing way to show friendship. Ultimately, movies of not, filmakers or not, it's about being shaped by something that's missing: it resonated with me.
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2018 In Film / Minding the Gap
« Last post by pete on January 08, 2019, 04:29:54 PM »


Now on Hulu.

From Variety: "Lurking behind all that fancy maneuvering and adolescent angst is a young man consumed with the subject of domestic violence, a soft-spoken kid who internalized the fact that he was severely beaten by his stepdad, and who came to detect a pattern of dysfunctional father figures among his fellow skaters. That theme creeps up slow but profound in Liuís film, which broadens to address such topics as class, race, alcoholism, and a terrifying physical rage that can explode behind closed doors."

It's a hell of a movie and it's now on Hulu. I'm also a sucker for docs that track their subjects over a timespan.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by wilberfan on January 08, 2019, 04:18:11 PM »

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2018 In Film / Shirkers
« Last post by wilberfan on January 08, 2019, 03:44:43 PM »


In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie -- a road movie called "Shirkers" -- with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. After shooting wrapped, Georges vanished with all the footage.

I found it all rather self-involved and unengaging, but I'm not a young filmmaker. (If that makes a difference.)   I'll be interested in what any of the rest of you think of it.
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2018 In Film / Re: the house that jack built
« Last post by eward on January 08, 2019, 12:09:48 PM »
Toss in Medea, The Five Obstructions, and The Boss of It All just to be complete.

If you wanna be REALLY complete, watch Dear Wendy too.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Worst Song Of All Time
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on January 08, 2019, 11:56:06 AM »