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    Roma (2018) - I apologize if there was already a thread on Roma made here, I performed a search and didn’t find it.

    What can I say - it’s a legit masterpiece. Just love it. Beyond the obvious, a...
  2. Thank you folks, a ton of great suggestions, and...

    Thank you folks, a ton of great suggestions, and I’m listening carefully.

    puredrifting, I hear you, and those are words of wisdom. Keeping politics completely out of it, I just think as a matter...
  3. Which streaming services for $50 total - your picks?

    Currently I have HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Netflix. I still find myself chafing at the paltry choices of viewing material. So I thought, what if I put a cap on how much a month I want to...
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    How do you define “Hollywood” though? Anything...

    How do you define “Hollywood” though? Anything made in the studio system I suppose? Because quite a few Hollywood films were made by decidedly non-Hollywood (originally) directors (e.g. Hitchcock,...
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    Pather Panchali (1955)

    Pather Panchali (1955) directed by Satyajit Ray.

    The screenplay is by Satyajit Ray from a novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. This is Ray’s debut and it’s an amazingly strong film, especially...
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    The Queen’s Gambit 2020, 7 episodes, streaming Netflix.

    Very enjoyable, and eminently watchable. The story itself is a touch naive and make-believe and not super plausible, but well, for all that,...
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    Yep, and then when their whole user database was...

    Yep, and then when their whole user database was stolen by hackers it was quite a treasure trove of privacy busting fun. And of course the three letter agencies had a good time ferreting out users...
  8. In general, almost all videos, regardless of...

    In general, almost all videos, regardless of content - i.e. of whether the content maker’s opinion is controversial or not - shows thumbnails of faces distorted by emotion, shock, exaggerated...
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    Pretend It’s A City, 2021, only 7 episodes, one season.

    This is a bit of an odd duck, because it really depends on whether you like, or are entertained by Fran Lebowitz. Martin Scorsese directed,...
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    Oh? Has it? There is no accountability on...

    Oh? Has it? There is no accountability on dvxuser? News to me. Is there perfect accountability and moderation? No - but where is there such a perfect site? Has there been an A/B run to show that the...
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    How to increase diversity? People make all sorts...

    How to increase diversity? People make all sorts of claims, but provide little evidence. I’d like to try to provide evidence.

    The way to increase diversity is to make the site an alias only site -...
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    Um, I wasn’t looking for enemies, just making an argument for not having a real-names-only policy... IN FACT a subject of the thread, and a policy proposal by multiple posters about how the site...
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    The problem with “I don’t say racist, fascist,...

    The problem with “I don’t say racist, fascist, X-badthing” and therefore don’t need anonymity, is that you don’t need to say racist, fascist x-badthing to experience bad consequences. By the way,...
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    The “real names” idea strikes me as plainly...

    The “real names” idea strikes me as plainly stupid. I would vote against it. And if it were implemented, I would quit this site immediately - and I have been on this site since 2006 and have almost...
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    The Two Popes (2019)

    I’ve avoided this film for the longest time, as I was suspicious of the premise, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

    The performances are excellent, especially from Jonathan Pryce - Anthony...
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    The Little Things (2021)

    The Little Things was directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto et al.

    I watched this on HBO Max and I actually watched it to the end, because I enjoyed the...
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    Fair enough, though I wouldn’t mind seeing a...

    Fair enough, though I wouldn’t mind seeing a spinoff. So many of those characters we’d like to see what became of them. Did Camille start her own agency? How did that go? Has Herve’s acting career...
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    Family Business, TV Series (2019 - )

    Family Business, two seasons so far, with decent IMDB ratings 7.4 ATM.

    After such a good experience with Call My Agent! I saw that some of the same actors were involved in this series, and so I...
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    The Kominsky Method TV Series (2018- )

    The Kominsky Method, Season 3 starting, highly rated on IMDB 8.2 ATM .

    I watched the first season when it first came out, and I liked it a lot, the writing was surprisingly strong, and the acting...
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    After Life TV Series (2019 - )

    After Life, a super successful series, apparently 3 seasons and counting, the Ricky Gervais vehicle.

    Extremely high rating on IMDB 8.4 at the moment, and general hit. I finally got around to...
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    I have now watched all 4 seasons of Call My...

    I have now watched all 4 seasons of Call My Agent, and I have to say, it’s held up, except for the last couple of episodes, particularly the last one which became somewhat draggy - same problem as...
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    That’s where all these companies want us - to...

    That’s where all these companies want us - to rent stuff. We become renters, not owners, perpetually at the mercy of those who control that which you need or want. “If you don’t want it, don’t rent...
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    FCPX going subscription

    Apparently there are signs that Apple might be looking to transition FCPX to a subscription model:

    https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/24/final-cut-pro-subscription/

    Nothing definitely confirmed...
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    I'll mention something that is not current and...

    I'll mention something that is not current and trending in the news, just a random thought, fact, problem, issue.

    And then... 1-5 days (on average) later, that topic pops up in the news.

    Sigh....
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    Hope everyone in Texas is OK!

    I know there are many dvxusers out there in Texas, and I wanted to send a bit of solidarity waves your way, in these challenging times! Here in CA we’ve had our worst fireseason on record, and now...
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