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  1. Oct 31, 2018 #391

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    Midway through The Bodyguard as well.

    Very well done, very enjoyable to watch.

    Only criticism is that some of the narrative/visual tricks they use to deny the viewer information and keep you guessing can be a little tired.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2018 #392

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    The two part series on PBS Frontline about Facebook. First part tells how Putin fake news stories targeted the Ukraine. They were killed off in mass numbers by Stalin. When Nazi's came in they were welcomed, only to be screwed by the Germans too. Big mistake they could have Ukraine forces who hated Stalin.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2018 #393

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    Just started Ozark. Damn that stuff is good and I’m just into Episode 3...
     
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  4. Nov 18, 2018 #394

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    It gets even better
     
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  5. Nov 18, 2018 #395

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    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The new Coen Brothers western on Netflix. I understand why it’s not for everyone, but, man, if you’re into that sort of thing, it is great
     
  6. Nov 26, 2018 #396

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    Just finished watching The Little Drummer Girl. It was quite good, but I'd be lying if I said I hadn't expected a little more. Park Chan Wook did a great job, as did Michael Shannon.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2018 #397

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    Making of a Murder - Season 2, Episode 4
     
  8. Nov 29, 2018 #398

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    I'll second this. It's definitely worth a watch, and since it's broken up into multiple vignette's there's no reason you can't watch one or two, and then come back to it later.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2018 #399

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    Fan of Coen Brothers. From one of their first Blood Simple back in the 1980's. Seen most of their movies. Will check this one out.
     
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    First vignette was good but the went down from there. Actually very drawn out skits that were even boring at times.
     
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    TWD..
     
  12. Dec 25, 2018 #402

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    The Rise of Phoenixes on Netflix - 56 episodes.

    A must see.

     
  13. Dec 25, 2018 #403

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    How many hours do u watch per week?
     
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    Rewatching entire GOT series in anticipation for the final season. Also can’t wait for new true detective to drop in a week.
     
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    I saw The Ballad of Buster Scruggs yesterday. All Gold Canyon was my favorite.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2019 #407

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    +1 for True Detective. Mahershala Ali = awesome, in general

    Mixed feelings about Buster Scruggs. For instance, while watching it, the quadruple amputee vignette just seemed to drag on forever. In retrospect, though, it really sticks in my mind, maybe because the images were (legitimately) striking, or maybe because they were repeated on loop long enough to be burned into my skull. Similar, but less intense, feelings about some of the other ones, although I agree that the gold canyon one was pretty great.
     
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  19. Jan 7, 2019 #409

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    Would love to have the time to rewatch GOT, I even bought he series in Bluray, one day... it would be such a treat. and +1 on TD - should be great!
     
  20. Jan 7, 2019 #410

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    See, the pacing in things like TD and even some of the vignettes in Buster Scruggs is the pacing that I am enjoying more now. Present an idea or a character or a moment to me, and give me some time to think about it. I'm not as fast upstairs as I used to be I guess.

    The Bay-style rapid-fire sequence where if they slow the pacing down even a little to let you think about things and the plot will fall to pieces... I have a hard time enjoying those nowadays... (or ever in the case of the Michael Bay stuff).
     
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    Agreed. TD first season was great, and in general a contemplative pace is welcome. Just got a little frustrated by the repetition in Buster Scruggs at times. That said, I watched it in the middle of a 12hr movie marathon while sick in bed, so maybe this says more about me and my state at the time than about the film.
     
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    I just finished Perfume on Netflix. Nice creepy German drama.
     
  23. Jan 7, 2019 #413

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    They can do that well. No offense anyone..
     
  24. Jan 8, 2019 #414

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    That was my favorite episode too, maybe because it was the least depressing episode. But the others were depressing in a good way, if that makes sense. The whole thing was a lightweight theme about mortality, like most of their films. I'm a sucker for anything the Coen Brothers do.

    Our home projector is dead, probably needs an insanely expensive bulb. So we haven't seen anything else good lately on the home big screen, which is the only way we watch major releases. The last thing I remember we watched that was good was Annihilation. Better than the usual sci-fi based film.
     
  25. Jan 8, 2019 #415

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    That's why I like older movies and films from other countries. Character development and good stories. Hollywood has formula these days for rapid fire blockbusters that make a lot of money. Though I probably will watch Aqua Man that has already made a ton of money. I like nautical films like Das Boot, Master and Commander Far Side of the Sea, Dead Calm, I could go on. I think I read somewhere that Master and Commander did not do well at box office because came out same time as Pirates of the Carribian that was a big success money wise.
     

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