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    Re: Athena Since you dug that, check out THE...

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    Since you dug that, check out THE STRONGHOLD
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    Just echoing mcski’s endorsement… BULLET TRAIN...

    Just echoing mcski’s endorsement…

    BULLET TRAIN
    While this film certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel in regard to action films, it is a highly entertaining diversion that knows how to integrate...
  3. Thread: Short Films

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    ihNa3rXeerI

    ihNa3rXeerI
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    That’s a tad better than the woman who rolled her...

    That’s a tad better than the woman who rolled her Tahoe (or Denali?) off the side of Northwoods yesterday…
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    I am just popping in to say that the snow at The...

    I am just popping in to say that the snow at The Star this past weekend was pretty bueno.
    Saturday was a smidge wet, but the upper mountain skied well.
    Sunday was feathery chalk.
    My Rustler 10’s...
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    Yeah his speech pattern is weird, he almost...

    Yeah his speech pattern is weird, he almost sounds like one of those uncanny AI constructed voices. I think he’s self -consciously talking slower and over enunciating…
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    Anybody hip to the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast?...

    Anybody hip to the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast?

    Decent article about the host:
    https://www.gq.com/story/tyler-mahan-coe-country-music-profile

    Podcast site:
    https://cocaineandrhinestones.com/
  8. :cool: fwiw, it made NPR’s “Books We Love”...

    :cool:

    fwiw, it made NPR’s “Books We Love” list for 2022…
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    While somewhat critically slagged upon its...

    While somewhat critically slagged upon its release, I think I may actually dig this, their fourth album, more than their lauded, self-titled 1983 debut…

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    Apparently this film was all the rage on the...

    Apparently this film was all the rage on the festival circuit (though today was the first I’d heard about it).
    It just got picked up by IFC and Shudder, with a theatrical run planned in early 2023...
  11. :eek::biggrin: I am trying to decide whether...

    :eek::biggrin:

    I am trying to decide whether to track down and read the novel prior to viewing or wait until after seeing the film…
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    THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN’T KILL The...

    THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN’T KILL
    The sequel succumbs a bit more to the treacley hitman-with-a-heart-of-gold trope and has some long stretches of moderately tepid drama, but the action set...
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    Looks like nateski is the winner, though, with...

    Looks like nateski is the winner, though, with post #61 way back on page 3…

    :eek: :biggrin: :cool:
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    THE FABLE Imagine Ichi The Killer as a deadpan...

    THE FABLE
    Imagine Ichi The Killer as a deadpan and slapstick comedy mash-up. That pretty much sums up this flick, which follows the exploits of a badass hitman tasked with spending a year without...
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    Just a bit o jazz funk with dinner… 436886

    Just a bit o jazz funk with dinner…

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    Perhaps the last truly great shoegazer album....

    Perhaps the last truly great shoegazer album.
    It’s also, imho, one of the greatest overcast, cloudy, rainy, stormy day, late night, early morning, hungover and/or blissfully stoned soundtracks ever…...
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    If ya know, ya know… 436726

    If ya know, ya know…

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    :D I saw it 2X in the theaters… ...

    :D

    I saw it 2X in the theaters…

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/264998-The-Unofficial-Ongoing-Current-Movies-in-Theaters-thread/page51


    the source material (novel) is...
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    From their label’s website: “Heavy and melodic,...

    From their label’s website:
    “Heavy and melodic, Slomosa is a new band from Bergen, Norway who describes themselves as “a desert rock band from a cold country”. Their highly regarded debut album will...
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    This week’s platters: 436437 436438 ...

    This week’s platters:

    436437


    436438


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    BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN - streaming on Kanopy...

    BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN - streaming on Kanopy
    Finally got around to watching this film, which is almost universally lauded on just about every “essential” films or “best” films lists.
    Not sure why it...
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    That’s cuz it was Noirvember! :biggrin:

    That’s cuz it was Noirvember!
    :biggrin:
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    Super bummed about that thread’s deletion as I...

    Super bummed about that thread’s deletion as I wrote a number of reviews in it that I didn’t back up…
  26. But where’s Mutt Williams? ZfVYgWYaHmE

    But where’s Mutt Williams?

    ZfVYgWYaHmE
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    The BFI just released its latest incarnation of...

    The BFI just released its latest incarnation of their once-every-decade list of 100 Greatest Films.

    Lottsa classics included:

    https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/greatest-films-all-time
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    Other than TCM and The Criterion Channel (there...

    Other than TCM and The Criterion Channel (there was a thread for it, but I think it got deleted?), another great streaming service for classic films is KANOPY, if your local library supports it.
    ...
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    According to Wikipedia “classic films” denotes...

    According to Wikipedia “classic films” denotes the period between 1910 and the 1960s, ending in 1969.
    There is a crazy list of the essential films from that period in the entry:
    ...
  30. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, fwiw…

    Directed by Elizabeth Banks, fwiw…
  31. Okay, so I am still leery of going to the movies...

    Okay, so I am still leery of going to the movies in a packed theater. Since the advent of Covid I have rigorously schedule my movie going outings around when the least number of people go to the...
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    Also, what are your parameters for classic films?...

    Also, what are your parameters for classic films?
    Are we only talking about stuff from the Silent Era through the 1950s?

    Or is it pretty much anything considered classic and can include films...
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    It’s never too late, man! And you give me too...

    It’s never too late, man!

    And you give me too much credit.

    I didn’t see Citizen Kane until about 2009. I refused to watch it on a small screen given all its accolades. Finally saw it at the...
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    I have seen all of the Bogart films mentioned...

    I have seen all of the Bogart films mentioned thus far.
    Some I enjoyed, others not so much.
    But for me, two of his best films, which I believe tend to get overlooked and overshadowed by his other...
  35. That badass Santa flick actually looks kinda fun...

    That badass Santa flick actually looks kinda fun (it's directed by Tommy Wirkola, who made Dead Snow and The Trip, the latter of which is on NF and a few folks around here dug it; the film is also...
  36. I am still trying to wrap my head around NF’s...

    I am still trying to wrap my head around NF’s business model.

    Glass Onion cost 40M.

    NF paid in excess of 400M for it and one more sequel.

    They released it in approx 600 theaters for only 7...
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    I stumbled upon this gem several years ago when...

    I stumbled upon this gem several years ago when it was playing late night on TCM.
    Revisited it again last year and it is easily one of my favorite films now.

    THE BAND WAGON
    Fantastic early...
  38. GLASS ONION*** Agatha Christie is either smiling...

    GLASS ONION***
    Agatha Christie is either smiling broadly or rolling over in her grave right about now. The latest Knives Out entry is no less than the fourth whodunnit film to be released in...
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    FYI, To Build A Fire is also streaming on Kanopy...

    FYI, To Build A Fire is also streaming on Kanopy (free service if your library subscribes to it):

    https://www.kanopy.com/en/product/6161201
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    Sunday dishwashing soniference: 435622

    Sunday dishwashing soniference:

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    :FIREdevil:FIREdevil

    :FIREdevil:FIREdevil
  42. BONES AND ALL Caught a 9:10 am screening in an...

    BONES AND ALL
    Caught a 9:10 am screening in an empty theater this morning.
    This film joins the ranks of such fare as RAW and GINGER SNAPS, in that it is a totally f$&ked-up coming of age story....
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    ATHENA This is a gut-punching socio/political...

    ATHENA
    This is a gut-punching socio/political thriller that foregoes any lengthy exposition in favor of diving right into the action. Largely filmed in a claustrophobic close-up manner which creates...
  46. THE MENU Prepare yourself for an ambrosial...

    THE MENU
    Prepare yourself for an ambrosial outing which delivers piquantly skewered satire aimed squarely at those who have elevated eating to an unaffordable luxury. Borrowing elements of Agatha...
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    Not sure if it’s better, but it is 3X longer than...

    Not sure if it’s better, but it is 3X longer than the original version so you get more Cortez for your currency…
    :biggrin:

    TNOvqFISxIc
  48. BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS A...

    BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS
    A week ago an acquaintance explained the concept of bardo to me after I showed him the trailer to the film. I was hitherto unfamiliar with the term...
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    Word on the street is that Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has...

    Word on the street is that Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has a $12 prime rib sandwich available at the lodge…
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    Here I was thinking Timothy Spall… :biggrin: ...

    Here I was thinking Timothy Spall…
    :biggrin:

    But that other Spall was great, too
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