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    Have this one sitting and waiting for the end of...

    Have this one sitting and waiting for the end of the semester to power through it all. Excited to hear about this reaction. Doing Donna Tartt's The Secret History for a Halloween book club.
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    Not sure where I'd place it in the challenge, but...

    Not sure where I'd place it in the challenge, but we watched Terrifier late last week, after the trailer made the killer come off as legitimately unnerving. And honestly, the actor playing Art the...
  3. Team B: Round 1 1. Winston - Captain Marvel 2....

    Team B:
    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead - Mary Poppins Returns
    4. TGM - Dumbo
    5. Henry Gale - The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Round 2
    1. Henry...
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    Poll: For someone who found Grand Budapest Hotel so...

    For someone who found Grand Budapest Hotel so affirming, this one didn't quite work for me, even though the structural links between it and Mr. Fox are fairly obvious. There is a very dry humor to...
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    Poll: I wish this film subverted more of its cliches,...

    I wish this film subverted more of its cliches, but perhaps its whole 80s/90s ethos is structurally designed to satisfy a quick surface-level arcade fix. It's absolutely acceptable, and there are a...
  6. One of these Oscar nominee films has to make...

    One of these Oscar nominee films has to make bank...?

    Team B:

    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead - Mary Poppins Returns
    4. TGM - Dumbo
    5. Henry Gale -...
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    If you appreciate Babymetal, you should...

    If you appreciate Babymetal, you should appreciate the even more fantastic Haru Nemuri:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuKL2DT77Xo

    She's like a more consistent Grimes--and I say this as a...
  8. At this point I'll take Tyler Perry's 15-20...

    At this point I'll take Tyler Perry's 15-20 million.

    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead - Mary Poppins Returns
    4. TGM - Dumbo
    5. Henry Gale - The Lego...
  9. I weighed the Nutcracker last round and even...

    I weighed the Nutcracker last round and even though the name has brand appeal in the form of every Christmas ballet, I just cannot fathom what audience cares about this film--note, I don't see enough...
  10. Went to a book festival and maybe I'm...

    Went to a book festival and maybe I'm over-privileging teen anticipation, but YA book adaptation...

    Team Bertolucci

    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead...
  11. TGM got to First Man one spot before I planned...

    TGM got to First Man one spot before I planned to, sooooo...

    Bertolucci

    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead - Mary Poppins Returns
    4. TGM - Dumbo
    5....
  12. Team Bertolucci: Likely overinvesting in...

    Team Bertolucci:

    Likely overinvesting in Shyamalan, but I think Split has revived him, and students here think highly of those characters, so...
    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan...
  13. Round 1 1. Winston - Captain Marvel 2. Ivan...

    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead - Mary Poppin Returns
    4. TGM - Dumbo
    5. Henry Gale - The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Round 2
    1. Henry Gale - Venom...
  14. Team Bertolucci: Round 1 1. Winston - Captain...

    Team Bertolucci:

    Round 1
    1. Winston - Captain Marvel
    2. Ivan Drago - Aquaman
    3. dreamdead - Mary Poppin Returns
    4. TGM
    5. Henry Gale

    Round 2
  15. Sure, I'm game again. Let's see if I can get top...

    Sure, I'm game again. Let's see if I can get top two one of these seasons.
  16. Thread: Black Mirror

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    I have an essay on Black Mirror's episode "White...

    I have an essay on Black Mirror's episode "White Bear" contracted with an academic book collection that's analyzing every episode of the series, and I have the ability to include two images. I have...
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    Poll: This film works stronger in the first half, with...

    This film works stronger in the first half, with Cho embodying fear and repression as he goes through files and layers of social media identity to track his daughter. The procedural elements are a...
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    This is one of the reasons I'm so happy that I've...

    This is one of the reasons I'm so happy that I've stopped listed films that I'm anticipating. The genuine laughter that this comparison brought me is the sort of good-faith belief that we all trust...
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    Loved Wolf's HBO special, but never really felt...

    Loved Wolf's HBO special, but never really felt that she found the right groove for a show. I'll be curious if Hasan Minhaj follows course, since there's only room for so many shows that follow this...
  20. BEST PICTURE Wall-E BEST DIRECTOR Andrew...

    BEST PICTURE
    Wall-E

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Andrew Stanton, WALL-E


    BEST ACTOR
    Michael Fassbender, Hunger
  21. BEST PICTURE Wall-E Summer Hours Wendy and...

    BEST PICTURE
    Wall-E
    Summer Hours
    Wendy and Lucy
    Waltz With Bashir
    The Headless Woman

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Andrew Stanton - WALL-E
    Kelly Reichardt, Wendy and Lucy
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    I'm watching it, though I haven't seen this past...

    I'm watching it, though I haven't seen this past week's episode yet.

    Read the book a few years ago, and am mildly surprised by the fact that Jean-Marc Vallée, Marti Noxon and Flynn chose to make...
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    Poll: I found this wonderful, with such a great,...

    I found this wonderful, with such a great, locked-in lead performance. It's interesting in how the life-hack culture gets referenced here, as Kayla works to synthesize so much of her worldview in the...
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    1. The Tale 2. Sorry to Bother You 3. First...

    1. The Tale
    2. Sorry to Bother You
    3. First Reformed
    4. Leave No Trace
    5. Hereditary
    6. Annihilation
    7. The Ritual
    8. Game Night
    9. Hearts Beat Loud
    10. Black Panther
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    Poll: I'm with Henry in finding it quietly wonderful,...

    I'm with Henry in finding it quietly wonderful, though I understand David's qualms. For me, it is about naturalistic details that Granik communicates. The way the huge tree bifurcates between Tom and...
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