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    Poll: A super-mild yay. Thompson is naturally wonderful...

    A super-mild yay. Thompson is naturally wonderful here, as are Lithgow and Kaling, but I really wish the film explored how Kaling's character builds out jokes and a sense of humor. She's very much...
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    I wish Thompson hadn't injured his knee so that...

    I wish Thompson hadn't injured his knee so that the two teams could have dealt more body blows back and forth, but this ending is reminiscent of the first Cavs/Warriors Finals, when Kevin Love and...
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    Diao Yinan's Chinese neonoir Black Coal, Thin Ice...

    Diao Yinan's Chinese neonoir Black Coal, Thin Ice is the sort of re-imagining of the purpose of noir tropes that I'd been waiting for without even knowing it. It plays so many noir tropes, but it's...
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    Like the others here, we watched and listened to...

    Like the others here, we watched and listened to each podcast explaining the changes. It kinda takes away from the courtroom scene, but it remains a likely expedient (and surely narrative) switch. I...
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    Knocked out Tuca and Bertie, which is...

    Knocked out Tuca and Bertie, which is occasionally a bit ambiguous in tracking Bertie's many inhibitions (will the subplot of her failing to swim due to a predatory lifeguard come back? Will she ever...
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    Poll: Sweet and empathetic take--where everyone is...

    Sweet and empathetic take--where everyone is proven to be more multidimensional and deeper than prejudices first allowed for. There's a few stumbles narratively (the Jessica Williams subplot adds...
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    Poll: So incredibly inert and jumbled with who we...

    So incredibly inert and jumbled with who we should care about. This film foregrounds Paulson's character and yet denies us her interiority, when the end of the film actually privileges all of the...
  8. Thread: Watchmen

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymgtV99Rko ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymgtV99Rko

    Hmmm. I like the crosscutting rhythm, not sure if Rorschach wannabes - if I'm reading this right -- yields much.
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    Amidst the internet's collective hand-wringing...

    Amidst the internet's collective hand-wringing over every detail on GoT, I'd like to submit Barry's season 2, episode 5 ("ronny/lily") is one of the best things I've watched this past month or so....
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    There's still moments of intrigue, as the actual...

    There's still moments of intrigue, as the actual discussion between Tyrion and Varys was interesting--but the instigating idea of telling everyone is a bit too much too quick.

    The part that...
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    Poll: It was fine, and sometimes very good--the score...

    It was fine, and sometimes very good--the score was trying too hard through the first two hours--every moment was scored as though it was life or death, so that the bombast became too much by the...
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-Man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E - Detective Pikachu

    Round 2:
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-Man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E - Detective Pikachu

    Round 2:
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-Man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E - Detective Pikachu

    Round 2:
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    Yeah, that's a great grab for Dora... Round 1:...

    Yeah, that's a great grab for Dora...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-Man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E...
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-Man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E - Detective Pikachu

    Round 2:
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-Man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E - Detective Pikachu

    Round 2:
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    I doubt the MiB formula, but the trailer did make...

    I doubt the MiB formula, but the trailer did make it almost seem fun again. I'm suspicious of everything around this round, so shrug-emoji.

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem -...
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal - Aladdin
    Ezee E - Detective Pikachu

    Round 2:
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    Round 1: Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame Dukefrukem...

    Round 1:

    Lazlo - Avengers: Endgame
    Dukefrukem - Spider-man: Far From Home
    Ivan Drago - The Lion King
    dreamdead - Toy Story 4
    Spinal -
    Ezee E -

    Round 2:
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    Down for more bad choices to help others win.

    Down for more bad choices to help others win.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4dIzPmtmxM ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4dIzPmtmxM

    Kathryn Joseph. Scottish piano and voice. Listen if you dig Newsom, Bjork, or other "odd" voices. Saw her in Glasgow in the cold during an outdoor fest...
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    Poll: Really found this powerful, even if the first...

    Really found this powerful, even if the first hour is more pitch-perfect than the second hour. As I haven't caught up with his work since Nobody Knows, it was a pleasant reminder of his skill with...
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    I love a lot of the quiet or non-dialogue scenes...

    I love a lot of the quiet or non-dialogue scenes in Carruth's film. The silent shift from Kris's (Seimetz's) feminine attire to a masculine attire after the attack--how they echo her trauma or,...
  25. Poll: I'll throw down for this one. It feels, as...

    I'll throw down for this one. It feels, as mentioned, like a minor-key film, yet it has a strong range within that register, and that quality allows for it to wield a powerful final scene in the bar...
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