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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1590 on: May 08, 2018, 23:56:25 PM »
Kajaki - docu-drama about a group of paras in Aftghanistan. Some of the most tense sequences I've seen in a film for a long time.
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« Reply #1591 on: May 09, 2018, 08:53:00 AM »
Lise Ducet's 2 part BBC documentary on the war in Syria.

Heartbreaking stuff, but added lots of clarity to the early causes of the conflict. Second part missed off the involvement of the Kurds, which I thought was a mistake, but overall well worth tracking down.
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« Reply #1592 on: May 09, 2018, 11:32:24 AM »
Lise Ducet's 2 part BBC documentary on the war in Syria.

Heartbreaking stuff, but added lots of clarity to the early causes of the conflict. Second part missed off the involvement of the Kurds, which I thought was a mistake, but overall well worth tracking down.


Thanks, sounds interesting, I'll add it to the (overlong) list..


I've been taking in a lot of popular commentators on Youtube recently that possibly are slightly to the right of me, yet express some pretty devastating and astute critiques of the regressive left on contemporary issues such as identity politics, freedom of expression, true liberalism, culture wars etc etc: such as Pat Condell, Paul Joseph Watson, Sargon of Akkad...I'm getting the feeling that the mainstream media is getting increasingly unfit for purpose and guys like these - essentially semi-professionals - are taking up the slack.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1593 on: May 12, 2018, 11:05:06 AM »
Moonlight

Bit...slow.  Came second at 2017’s Oscars. ;)


EDIT: I've been reflecting on this film as it's somehow lodged in my conciousness since I watched it; it's a very "poetic" film, which takes on difficult issues of identity, upbringing and personhood and whispers quite insightful and profound things about them in your ear.  I need to see it again at some point.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1594 on: May 20, 2018, 16:23:53 PM »
Blade Runner 2049

Had high hopes for this.  Deserved winner of this year’s Cinematography Oscar.  Disappointing overall, though; overlong, overwrought and suffers from “Nolan-itis”, where interesting and profound themes are ultimately wasted in favour of contrivance (as in Interstellar).

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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1595 on: Today at 00:28:33 »
It: Chapter One

It’s...okay.
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