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  1. Poll: I'm very mixed on this one... it's best in my...

    I'm very mixed on this one... it's best in my eyes when it's testing people not in on the joke, as when Borat keeps having the gentleman in the copier send single word faxes back and forth. I could...
  2. Thread: Minari

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    Poll: This is the one film that I'm most excited for...

    This is the one film that I'm most excited for this year. The few times it's popped up on digital film festivals this month it's been in conflict with other happenings for us, but I desperately want...
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    A boo to you, good sir. While the final season of...

    A boo to you, good sir. While the final season of Hannibal never hits the heights of the first two seasons, I always loved how audacious it was in weaving together experimental art collage--and a...
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    That's a trickier question than you likely...

    That's a trickier question than you likely intend. My present institution is really only a literature job so my only place to teach a film is in a 20th to Contemporary world literature class. In that...
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    Spent last week slowly going through Ryűsuke...

    Spent last week slowly going through Ryűsuke Hamaguchi’s 6-hour film Happy Hour (on Amazon Prime). It's always understated, lingering on slow developments between relationships and examining the...
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    90's Indie rock band Hum dropped a surprise...

    90's Indie rock band Hum dropped a surprise release Inlet on their bandcamp yesterday. The guitar tone is absolutely a delightful throwback, sludgy and punishing in spots and dreamy and atmospheric...
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    Poll: I was really surprised to see that this was A.O....

    I was really surprised to see that this was A.O. Scott's favorite film of the year when he listed them out back in May. It's an odd one. I found Leah Lewis to be completely natural as Ellie, and...
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    A twitter-run Greatest Films of the 2000s is...

    A twitter-run Greatest Films of the 2000s is doing a Twitter-vote starting today to settle on the vote-led winner of best Aughts film, with a round of 64 starting today. Go vote and help Yi Yi not...
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    I'll supplement this claim to highlight that...

    I'll supplement this claim to highlight that Annie Hall privileges a specific character in Alvy Singer and Annie Hall herself, whereas the Star Wars films are anchored more to types, true to the pulp...
  10. The Awful Truth The Big Lebowski Blazing...

    The Awful Truth
    The Big Lebowski
    Blazing Saddles
    Emperor’s New Groove
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Game Night
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    His Girl Friday
    In Bruges
    Love and Death
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    So Elizabeth Debicki totally dies in this, right?...

    So Elizabeth Debicki totally dies in this, right? Maybe brought back to life, but the Nolan TM remains...
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    Yeah, we canceled the South Korea trip a few...

    Yeah, we canceled the South Korea trip a few weeks back, though we'd known it was off since mid-March. We're hoping to reschedule the visit next summer and do some rudimentary Korean language lessons...
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    What transmogrifier writes is true. For me, the...

    What transmogrifier writes is true. For me, the Kiarostami is the only stone-cold "classic" of my top ten, but that's more of a matter of the other top four (Uncle Boonmee, Poetry, Another Year,...
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    1. Certified Copy 2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can...

    1. Certified Copy
    2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
    3. Poetry
    4. Another Year
    5. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    6. The Social Network
    7. Carlos
    8. The Illusionist
    9. Blue Valentine...
  15. Thread: COVID-19

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    Georgia was talking about relaxing the...

    Georgia was talking about relaxing the shelter-in-place going into May, but our state didn't officially alter its policy and move to a recommendation until May 1 if memory serves. We're still only...
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    I'd been waiting for another outlet to report it...

    I'd been waiting for another outlet to report it after seeing the one report this morning. It's sad that I generally trust TMZ on this issue--I'd like Korea Herald or The Guardian to give a...
  17. Thread: COVID-19

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    Ugh. I know that even the New York Times main...

    Ugh. I know that even the New York Times main science writer is expecting America to go to the Hammer and Dance model, but the fact that we don't have any real trace testing in Georgia here is really...
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    Updated, and ranked with personal quality listed...

    Updated, and ranked with personal quality listed first in each:

    Fiction:
    Ann Petry’s The Street
    Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men
    Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown
    Ronyoung Kim’s Clay...
  19. Thread: COVID-19

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    Ugh. Sending you good thoughts, vibes, and...

    Ugh. Sending you good thoughts, vibes, and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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    We pulled the DVD of Hong Sang-soo's Night and...

    We pulled the DVD of Hong Sang-soo's Night and Day off the shelf. Had it for around 7 years, and it's helpful to be aware of when one of his films works and another's just kinda there. This one lacks...
  21. Thread: COVID-19

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    We're just outside Athens, GA, and have enough...

    We're just outside Athens, GA, and have enough food and supplies for at least two weeks. One of the nurses in our neighborhood already posted a FB message asking for preemptive supplies of the N95...
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    First Read in 2020 -ranked Novels: Cormac...

    First Read in 2020 -ranked

    Novels:
    Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men
    Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown
    Yōko Tawada’s The Emissary
    Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights
    Steph Cha’s Your House Will...
  23. Thread: COVID-19

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    I'm sorry to hear. Stay safe, and I hope your...

    I'm sorry to hear. Stay safe, and I hope your floormate recovers with ease.
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    He had qualified as The legend in my mind....

    He had qualified as The legend in my mind. Formative actor for my cinephilia and able to deliver across many generations.
  25. I've read the nonfiction that this is based on...

    I've read the nonfiction that this is based on and lived for four years 10 miles outside of the Osage Nations in Oklahoma--if it's a typical adaptation, it'll be a mystery tale as US federal agents...
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