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  1. Save Your Brain Through Food - Documentary

    I really enjoy the documetaries from Deutsche Welle (roughly the German version of the BBC) - I find them extremely well done technically, and the budget is often very generous. They are well...
  2. Thread: Tenet

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    Characters don't need to be likeable, they just...

    Characters don't need to be likeable, they just need to be interesting. Tenet was deliberately written to make the lead character uninteresting. Nolan didn't even give him a name, he just called him...
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    Red Desert (1964)

    I re-watched Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert (1964) recently.

    I’m not a huge fan of Antonioni, but I have a certain measure of respect for him. He is the classic case of an artist who tries...
  4. Thread: Tenet

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    LOL! You want more verbiage from me?! You’re either a glutton for punishment, or trying to get me banned :)

    Awright. I’ll do this from memory - I’m not going to rewatch that scene, so we’ll see...
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    We probably couldn't be more different in...

    We probably couldn't be more different in temperament and sensibilities. As a writer, I'd say I'm more Hemingway, and you're more Harlan Ellison.

    I kinda work in a bi-mode. When I write these...
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    I come in for a lot of well deserved ribbing...

    I come in for a lot of well deserved ribbing about my prolix posts, but you’ll be astonished to know that I actually make an effort to be less garrolous :)

    In that spirit, I had a lot more to say...
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    Finally watched, when I saw it available for...

    Finally watched, when I saw it available for streaming on HBO Max. Unfortunately I didn’t last very long - I bailed about at the time when our hero talks with the wife of the Indian arms “dealer” (so...
  8. Thread: Burning 2018

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    Agreed, I liked Burning much more too, and it’s a...

    Agreed, I liked Burning much more too, and it’s a much better movie. Parasite wasn’t bad, but it had a serious third act problem, it got progressively worse and it felt like the director didn’t know...
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    Burning 2018

    The Korean movie Burning (2018) won a bunch of awards and is a critical hit - and I have to agree with all the accolades; this is one of the best movies I’ve seen in quite a while.

    Technically...
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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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  17. 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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