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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #850 on: January 04, 2019, 02:53 PM »
Mystic river
Prisoners
Gone baby gone

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #851 on: January 12, 2019, 05:20 AM »
Don't Breathe

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #852 on: January 15, 2019, 01:28 AM »
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters - very cool Godzilla anime hosted on Netflix.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #853 on: January 15, 2019, 06:39 AM »
Christmas Chronicles was unexpected and a real treat!

I caught that one, and started watching with more than just a bit of trepidation. But Kurt Russel did a fantastic Santa Claus!

It's a new favorite for me.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #854 on: January 15, 2019, 10:30 AM »
I agree with the Christmas Chronicles posts - pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #855 on: January 16, 2019, 05:08 AM »
Leave no trace
Isle of dogs

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #856 on: January 28, 2019, 07:44 AM »
The Big Heat

Cadfael (TV series)

The Triplets of Belleville

The Croods

Spirited Away

Attack on Precinct 13 (1976)

Bomb City

Calibre

Song of the Sea

The Survivalist

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Kiss Me Deadly

I'm Alan Partridge (TV series)

Chronicle

Wreck -It Ralph
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Re: Movies you've seen lately- Hoaxed (2019) (+The Corporation 2003)
« Reply #857 on: February 04, 2019, 11:33 AM »
I've been watching a lot of movies lately, but I had to share the news about this doco that I saw on a friend's system yesterday: Hoaxed (2019) (click on the link to see the list of people interviewed).
I have never seen a film quite like this before, nor one as well-constructed and powerfully done as this movie. The only movie I can think of that comes close is the superb documentary The Corporation (2003) (download it here), which was a hit in the film festivals in 2003 and was (for me) a real eye-opener.
I rate them both as 5 out of 5 stars, where 5 is "excellent and I would like to watch it again to see what I missed the 1st time around." They both break all kinds of thought/preconception barriers.

As for Hoaxed, some people have suggested that it may even reprogram your brain and cause you to weep (though it's very rational and neither makes nor suggests any emotional appeals to the viewer) - especially after watching the final 11 minutes or so, which includes the philosopher Stefan Molyneux's enactment of Plato's Allegory of the Cave. (One of my 17 y/o daughter's philosophy class favourites.) The first parts of the movie build towards this rather climactic finish - a sort of gestalt dénouement or epiphany.

The movie is a prime example of good investigative journalism - a documentary. It is balanced and fair, and illustrates and perfectly encapsulates and then reframes what I was trying to articulate with the satirical cartoon (which I built all by myself!) The Evolution of the Three Wise Monkeys.

Hoaxed makes it fairly plain:
  • There is no left or right - there is only freedom and tyranny, truth and lies.
  • The media have been caught out many times producing fake news, but have never owned up to it.
  • Their methods include attacking anyone uttering speech contrary to their determined political agenda and narrative control.
  • It has been said that "fake news is the enemy of the people", and it would seem to be true.
  • Journalists and fake news media have apparently betrayed the American people by breaking the journalistic trust and letting political agendas distort the facts.
  • Although a lot of it might threaten existing paradigms (and thus a bit of a hard pill to swallow for some), knowing the truth in the end will liberate your mind.
(The same/similar points could be made about The Corporation, but in a different context, of course.)
Hoaxed is both entertaining and highly Informative, but we might never have known that except by WOM (Word-of-Mouth), because mainstream news will (ironically) probably label this movie as "propaganda", and try to bury it.
Watch this movie!
(And if you haven't already watched The Corporation (2003), then watch that too!)
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #858 on: February 04, 2019, 03:29 PM »
A Few Good Men

The Shining

Blue Ruin

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #859 on: February 06, 2019, 04:00 PM »
@panzer:
A Few Good Men

The Shining

Blue Ruin
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If you keep doing detailed reviews like this, people may start to think you've got too much time on your hands...   :o

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #860 on: February 06, 2019, 04:09 PM »
Sorry, other projects have priority ...

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #861 on: February 20, 2019, 03:24 PM »
Kingdom (TV series)
The Wandering Earth

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #862 on: February 22, 2019, 05:38 PM »
WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted. Possibly the most gruesome stomach-churning non-fiction movie you are ever likely to see:

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Gosnell - The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) (Abortionist murderer docu-drama) IMDB 7/10 Stars (my personal rating= 5/5 Stars).
Not only is this a movie about a murderer, it is also a de facto social commentary and indictment of a coldly negligent society and its health and social welfare services that permitted Gosnell to practice unchecked as a horrifically callous abortionist for 30 years and for him being deliberately left unaudited for the decade prior to his arrest/conviction. The reason for this laxness seems to have been fear of some perverted kind of political correctness.

I would like to apologise here for pointing to it in 2013 as a black humour joke about what appeared to be the MSM's deliberate self-censorship by not turning up to report on the trial:
A picture worth a thousand words?
Photo: Empty 'Reserved Media Seating' at Abortion Doc Gosnell's Murder Trial
...The trial that wasn't?
The media's avoidance behaviour and the solitary blogger who was reporting on the trial and who took the photograph of the empty reserved seats are featured in the movie. The blogger was effectively the only journalist there, at first, but the photo she took, when circulated on the Internet, ensured that the MSM could ignore the trial no longer.
If I had known more about the seriousness of the crimes/trial, I would not have made a flippant joke about it like that.

In the movie credits there's a link to the image of "Baby Boy A" - a photo taken by an assistant/nurse of a live baby that had been murdered by Gosnell and which was estimated by a neonatologist to be at least 32 weeks, if not more, in gestational age. This was apparently a very difficult piece of evidence for the jurors to have to examine, but it proved to be crucially important in securing a conviction.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #863 on: February 25, 2019, 09:44 AM »
Mi querida señorita by Jaime de Armiñán

My Dearest Senorita

Is an old movie. With a good sensibility.
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