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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:

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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…
  7. 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:
    ...
  11. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, fwiw…

    Directed by Elizabeth Banks, fwiw…
  12. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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
  23. 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...
  27. 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
  29. 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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    Spall? As for THE ENGLISH, I enjoyed it for...

    Spall?

    As for THE ENGLISH, I enjoyed it for the most part. Heck, I binged it in one evening.
    However…I was sorely disappointed in the Harlequin romance styled “forbidden love” angle and the...
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    3 eps in and liking it enough to keep going. ...

    3 eps in and liking it enough to keep going.

    Only complaint is that Ms Blunt looks like she spent several hours in makeup before each take: her lips are always ruby red and her cheeks rouged and...
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    Things I learned because of this thread: 1....

    Things I learned because of this thread:

    1. Eating dick is a delicacy in China
    https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/inside-the-restaurant-in-china-which-serves-penis/


    2. Some...
  35. Saw the trailer for this last week and thought it...

    Saw the trailer for this last week and thought it looked really cool.
    Sadly, super limited release…(although since it’s a Janus Films production it may very well end up on the Critereon Channel)
    ...
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    PEPSI, WHERE’S MY JET? One episode into this...

    PEPSI, WHERE’S MY JET?
    One episode into this 4-episode doc and loving it.
    The protagonists are incredibly likable (plus they are both climbers, so there’s some TGR relatability) and the story is...
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    I have always had good eats at the following: ...

    I have always had good eats at the following:

    ANNA’S TAQUERIA
    MIDTOWN EATS
    GRATEFUL GARDENS
    SUP
    BRASSIERE SAINT JAMES
    NOBLE PIE
    THE STONE HOUSE
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    Two episodes into GUILLERMO DEL TORO’s CABINET OF...

    Two episodes into GUILLERMO DEL TORO’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES and I am a smidge disappointed.
    The first two stories, while visually arresting, smacked of serious deja vu (the second, especially,...
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    Nice. Gotta imagine that cost a few pretty...

    Nice.
    Gotta imagine that cost a few pretty pennies…

    Didja happen to catch the Bowie doc when it was in theaters?
    Kinda mind-numbing (and my ears are still ringing all these months later!)
  40. GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO Given del Toro’s...

    GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO
    Given del Toro’s previous filmography I was expecting a much darker take on the classic tale. Instead, we are given what feels like an update to the seminal 1940’s...
  41. DECISION TO LEAVE The latest film from Park...

    DECISION TO LEAVE
    The latest film from Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) is a slick neon noir with a heavy Hitchcockian slant. Teeming with gullible protagonists, sly femme fatales, slick camera work, and...
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    Currently playing in major markets (LA) and...

    Currently playing in major markets (LA) and getting a broader, but still limited theatrical run starting 11/17…

    https://www.bardomovie.com/
  43. BULLET TRAIN While this film certainly doesn’t...

    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 humor and alacrity into a cohesive...
  44. It's entertaining and thought provoking to boot!

    It's entertaining and thought provoking to boot!
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  46. THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN This is easily the...

    THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

    This is easily the quietest film writer/director Martin McDonagh has crafted to date. But it is also a smoldering one, one which understatedly revels in multiple layers...
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    Thanks for the heads up! I’mma have to track...

    Thanks for the heads up!
    I’mma have to track that down.
    I was a mall Santa one Christmas season, so it will be interesting to compare experiences…
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    I may be wrong about the live organ score to...

    I may be wrong about the live organ score to those films. The Castro used to have an organist who would play before screenings. Not 100% sure if he also played along to silent films...

    That said,...
  49. TRIANGLE OF SADNESDS I was moderately hesitant...

    TRIANGLE OF SADNESDS

    I was moderately hesitant about this film seeing as how I had not enjoyed the writer/director's 2014 effort Force Majeure, mostly because the characters were despicable and...
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    I only finally saw Nosferatu about a year ago,...

    I only finally saw Nosferatu about a year ago, too.
    :biggrin:
    Ditto for the Universal horror classics, Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Wolfman, as well as...
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