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documentary about steve bannon doing his thing- which is basically repeating certain phrases like "a rose between two thorns" (when taking pictures with a man and a woman- and himself) or "everywhere i go i see the same crowds; it's the deplorables, the working class" whilst globe trotting around europe and holding meetings with various government officials and occasionally- upstart members of the press.

it's all clumsy, convoluted and bumbling- yet bannon comes off strangely as rather somewhat like-able- only because it's very apparent his not only way over his head, but he's somewhat so ignorant of just how toxic the state of politics have become (or maybe he really just doesn't seem to care) that he even begins to give free screenings for his silly pro-trump film to journalists literally informing him that the donald just called him "sloppy steve"

 

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On 7/18/2019 at 6:23 PM, Squee said:

Omfg, this looks fucking disgusting!

 

Apparently my Mom, Aunt, and Grandma saw a this as a play a while ago and started laughing hysterically not too far into it. They pissed a bunch of people off and ended up leaving soon after. I totally understand now. 

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Just saw The Last Black Man In San Francisco last night. Incredible movie. By far, one of the most original films I’ve seen in a while. Extremely well made. The performances were all excellent. Highly recommended ?

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just watched this, mainly because in twin peaks s03 audrey makes a reference to it... it was a pretty cool movie but i couldn't make the connection...

also it´s pretty weird how pedophilia was looked at back in the 70's... so this director/writer creates a villain, which is a pedophile character, obviously as a critique, and then ends up showing us a 13 years old naked julia roberts getting in bed with a teenager quite a bit older than her... :facepalm:

ok now i member, audrey liked coop and he was always running away from her cause she was too young... can´t be just that though...

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yes, love that film. if i remember correctly, there was a "mystery" in her basement

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and when the martin sheen's mom comes over the let's her take a look or something. i remember that scene being rather haunting despite the fact that you don't see anything. also, doesn't that one kid sleep in the same bedroom as jodie foster despite her being 14?

 

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2 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

yes, love that film. if i remember correctly, there was a "mystery" in her basement

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and when the martin sheen's mom comes over the let's her take a look or something. i remember that scene being rather haunting despite the fact that you don't see anything. also, doesn't that one kid sleep in the same bedroom as jodie foster despite her being 14?

 

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she's 13 and yes they get in bed naked together...

the mystery in her basement is her dead mom, she tells the story how it happened to that kid...

oh my this new forum formatting is getting on my nerves, all this extra paragraphs just fuck up with my ocd... can't delete them no matter how hard i try...

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^^ yes i remember what the "mystery" was, but i don't remember how it happened. one thing i remembered is, that film reminds me a lot of another film called 'where the lilies bloom' which has a somewhat similar plot and stars harry dean stanton as a (somewhat) similar (though less graphic) character to the one played by martin sheen. 

that film is kinda like a less childish version of 'little house on the prairie' which starred charlotte stewart.

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4 hours ago, Tim_J said:

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Poster

just watched this, mainly because in twin peaks s03 audrey makes a reference to it... it was a pretty cool movie but i couldn't make the connection...

also it´s pretty weird how pedophilia was looked at back in the 70's... so this director/writer creates a villain, which is a pedophile character, obviously as a critique, and then ends up showing us a 13 years old naked julia roberts getting in bed with a teenager quite a bit older than her... :facepalm:

ok now i member, audrey liked coop and he was always running away from her cause she was too young... can´t be just that though...

First time I remember seeing Julia Roberts was on Miami Vice around 1989, she must have been like 21 years old.

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Finally bought the blu-ray of Shoah (only had a torrent before). For those unaware, it's Claude Lanzmann's 9.5 hour documentary on the Holocaust which came out in the mid-80's. No archival footage is used. You are introduced to several "witnesses" (survivors, townspeople near the camps who were alive at the time, some of the Nazi functionaries), who tell their stories. 

I understand that Lanzmann is polarizing, but I find it inappropriate to watch this work and focus on the director. I *do* understand the criticisms of only translating (for subtitles) the translator for the Polish/Yiddish/Hebrew (Lanzmann didn't need a translator for German and English), but it's a catch-22 because without a translator, there's no way these stories come out the way they do. However, I'm left with the strong feeling that a lot of important nuance is lost w/o your own knowledge of Polish, Yiddish or Hebrew. It would be interesting to see a version w/their words translated directly to subtitle, instead of the translator's.

The dualities of the natural beauty (mostly) shown to you vs. the horrors being dictated to you at the same time are very moving. It would be near impossible not to be moved by the stories of the survivors, however the total lack of archival footage, instead choosing to show you these places in near or total stillness. Between that and the running time, Shoah somehow a strange and complete inverse of Night and Fog. I'd say both are vital viewing for study on the Holocaust.

I will stop there, but yes, a lot to say about this film. Highly recommended. Here is an amazing read about it's premier in Jerusalem:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/10/the-day-israel-saw-shoah.

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i tried watching shoah a few times, but i always get ridiculously bored mainly because it's just talking heads. it's almost like this film is for scholars who need witness testimony or for documentary filmmakers that need access to hours of interview footage. 

as a film, it's not my thing. as witness accounts of the holocaust- i guess it's fantastic. but i barely made it past the first hour

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