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    My current list for the year: Katzelmacher...

    My current list for the year:

    Katzelmacher (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
    Funeral Parade of Roses (Matsumoto Toshio)
    Boy (Oshima Nagisa)
    L'Armée des ombres (Jean-Pierre Melville)
    A Passion...
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    I think this desire speaks to a contradiction at...

    I think this desire speaks to a contradiction at the heart of a lot of left-leaning political cinema, the desire to make an uncompromisingly radical film and then to distribute it to the widest...
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    For some reason, I've been thinking a lot about...

    For some reason, I've been thinking a lot about Jost lately, despite--or maybe because--of the fact that the only film of his I've seen is the short Godard 1980, which is included as a bonus feature...
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    US Theatrical Releases Warm I Wish I Knew...

    US Theatrical Releases

    Warm
    I Wish I Knew (Jia Zhangke)

    Mild
    I Was at Home, but... (Angela Schanelec)

    Cold
    Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley)
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    After Trump, Cardi B as president would be a...

    After Trump, Cardi B as president would be a massive improvement.
  6. Unless the economy suddenly tanks, it's unlikely...

    Unless the economy suddenly tanks, it's unlikely anybody could beat him.

    What I'm tired of is hearing Republican pundits on cable news pleading for Democratic voters to pick a boring moderate so...
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    No matter how irritating liberals may be, that...

    No matter how irritating liberals may be, that doesn't make White a better, more intelligible writer. Increasingly his reviews read less and less like films reviews and more like unhinged exercises...
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    I sense a rank-off coming on: The Grand...

    I sense a rank-off coming on:

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    Rushmore (1998)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    The Darjeeling Limited (2007)...
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    White should've retired twenty years ago. He was...

    White should've retired twenty years ago. He was never a brilliant writer to begin with, but his reviews at the National Review are even more lazy, shrill, and atrociously written than his reviews...
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    While we're ranking things, 2010s Palme d'or...

    While we're ranking things, 2010s Palme d'or winners:

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
    Shoplifters (2018)
    The Tree of Life (2011)
    Parasite (2019)
    I, Daniel Blake (2016)...
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    Since everyone else is doing it... Warm...

    Since everyone else is doing it...


    Warm
    Parasite (2019)
    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Mild
    Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
    Moonlight (2016)
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    I saw I'm Not There. four times in theatres in...

    I saw I'm Not There. four times in theatres in three different cities (Toronto, Halifax, and twice in Busan). Some movies I've seen twice in theatres, off the top of my head: Adieu au langage and The...
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    Play Misty for Me (1971) warm White Hunter,...

    Play Misty for Me (1971) warm
    White Hunter, Black Heart (1990) spicy
    Unforgiven (1992) mild
    A Perfect World (1993) spicy
    The Bridges of Madison County (1995) warm
    Mystic River (2003) mild...
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    I have no plans to write about it at present.

    I have no plans to write about it at present.
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    Notwithstanding Julieta (which I haven't seen),...

    Notwithstanding Julieta (which I haven't seen), Pain and Glory is easily Almodóvar's best film since Talk to Her.
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    I'm not sure what point you're trying to make....

    I'm not sure what point you're trying to make. For one thing, you've not explained why you think a missile test is gonna happen tonight, and I can't find any news about the likelihood of one on the...
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    They've already done it six times...

    They've already done it six times since 2006.
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    The main reasons the Oscars exist is to boost the...

    The main reasons the Oscars exist is to boost the image of the American film industry and promote mid-budget films that otherwise wouldn't have a chance to become blockbusters. When the award has...
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    Poll: It's been quite a while since I've seen Chabrol's...

    It's been quite a while since I've seen Chabrol's film (the last time I watched it was on VHS), but one of the things I liked about the film is the serene confidence of the direction, which is as...
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    Poll: It's a damn entertaining movie, although needless...

    It's a damn entertaining movie, although needless to say not a classic on the order of High and Low or La Cérémonie (I haven't seen the Craven film). I wasn't bothered by the improbability of the...
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    https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/1...

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    Kobe Bryant, 41.
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    I was aware that it's a Lovecraft adaptation (you can't not be, given the jarringly anachronistic quality of the opening and closing voice-overs), and I don't see how this fact refutes my point that...
  23. Poll: I have not but I'm not sure how that's relevant.

    I have not but I'm not sure how that's relevant.
  24. Poll: If that were the case, there'd be no reason for...

    If that were the case, there'd be no reason for people to go to all the bother of making new films: it would be more efficient for distributors to just rerelease the old ones. Obviously I'm not...
  25. Poll: It's been done before in better films.

    It's been done before in better films.
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