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    Disc Golf, Cards (especially Euchre), Literary Criticism,

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    Professor of English
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    The Godfather, Persepolis, The Man Who Planted Trees, Emma, A Man Escaped
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    I dunno. My Ipod did once randomize a Meatloaf song and an Amy Grant song back to back.
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    * George MacDonald * Lord of the Rings (but not the dreadful movies) * Riddley Walker * Wicked * Dune * Emma (anything Austen, really) * The Remains of the Day * Nero Wolfe * Billy Budd Tom Jones (but not the dreadful movie). D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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  1. kenmorefield

    Soul (2020)

    Nothing quite says these boards are in a post-PTC era than seeing there is no thread for a forthcoming Pixar movie. But I digress... I was delighted after five minutes, worried after 10, really worried after 40 and gradually moved in a second half of the film that seemed to work to me much better than it had any business doing so. It seems to be not content to hit just the standard Pixar beats, and there is emotional (and dare I say moral?) complexity here. I was happy for a lot of things they *didn't* do, though I guess my sadness is the "real" world was always more interestin
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    I am not saying the movie was dreadful, but...my movie-going experience was...even though I managed to time this (by eyeing Fandango) so that I was literally the only person in the theater... https://letterboxd.com/kenmorefield/film/tenet/ I saw on Letterboxd that Anders liked it a good bit, and his review is probably fairer than mine. It was a reminder to me that we all have different tastes around here and...that's okay.
  3. Just this middle ages setting where everything is so pressed and dry cleaned. I'm not talking about tone so much as look.
  4. Invision is letting me demo the blog feature to promote it. If you want to see what it would look like or add feedback, let me know, and I will add you to the temporary demo site.
  5. I was about 30 seconds into the screener and was like, oh...this is a sequel to that other film, isn't it? Honestly, I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail has ruined that aesthetic for me. But a lot of people in these parts liked Jeannette, so I suspect some of you all will be happy for more... http://1morefilmblog.com/2020/11/17/joan-of-arc-dumont-2019/
  6. I don't know that there is much new here, although plenty of it was new to me. The main thing, though, is that Friedkin is so engaging that i was more than happy to listen to him riff for 100 minutes about the film's production history. Lots that might be of interest to an A&F crowd including his acknowledged debt to Ordet, his discussion of "grace notes" in film, and his conviction that every choice he made about the film ended up being a fortuitous one -- leading him to believe there was something more influencing him than simply luck. http://1morefilmblog.com/2020/11/16/leap
  7. Thanks, Evan. Typically in November or December I turn on the Donation bar for a few days along with a post documenting expenses. This probably won't happen until December just because of the COVID scheduling for school (no break, ending around Thanksgiving).
  8. I've long toyed with the idea of adding a blog subdirectory for those who want to post full reviews, something like http://artsandfaith/reviews. Could be as well to archive stuff like list introductions since we aren't associated with Image any longer. That said, most people have their own outlets for posting reviews, so I don't know whether such an experiment would be worth attempting.
  9. La Notte, Destry Rides Again, Silence of the Lambs Christ Stopped at Eboli
  10. I don't think it did because of the election and not much happening film wise; seems like we're getting an uptick of new releases so it might be nice to chat again soon. (I just got a screening link for Dumont's Joan of Arc, but, you know a Zoom call about The Croods 2 is what we've been waiting months for.
  11. Popping back into this thread to say that I have some deadlines coming up for domain registration, software license and other $$ outlays. I've interpreted waning participation since end of Top 100 as being mostly COVID and election driven. Not necessarily ready to pull the plug, but by the same token, I don't really want to be dumping money into a site that has 2-3 posts a month. Then again, there hasn't been much to talk about film-wise. That could change. At a minimum, I'm open to going another six months or so to see if early 2021 sees the development of a Top 25 list of s
  12. I didn't care for it: http://1morefilmblog.com/2020/11/11/hillbilly-elegy-howard-2020/
  13. I went in with moderate expectations because the set up seemed stilted to me, and I feared there would just be a collection of position=paer speeches. But I was surprised how much this movie stayed with me. The performances are quite good, I think, and post-election, I appreciated the introspective quality of the characters even more. I said in my review, I think it finds the sweet spot between deconstruction and regurgitation. http://1morefilmblog.com/2020/11/10/one-night-in-miami-king-2020/
  14. I'm very much a fan, though that's no surprise given my affinity for all things Tykwer. Seasons 1-3 available from Kino Lorber. My review:
  15. Kino Lorber is offering 8 free movies to stream between now and November 15: https://kinonow.com/series/anniversary-binge
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