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  1. sorry about that. I have no idea what’s dark mode. Anyway, I foresee I won’t be contributing in this forum soon.
  2. I have a criteria when it comes to what to watch. If one person recommends it, it goes into a mental pile of stuff to watch when I have no idea what to see. If two people recommend it, it goes to the top of the pile. If three people recommend it, I watch it ASAP. The Queen’s Gambit was recommended by two persons and it is a gem. This will easily take 7 hours from you when you least expect it and you would think it’s time well-spent. Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of c
  3. https://reelthoughtsfromageek.wordpress.com/2020/10/23/mini-series-the-haunting-of-bly-manor-2020/
  4. Since the last I posted on movies seen, we have seen Enola Holmes, The Devil All the Time, Knife in the Water (1962), La Jeune Fille Sans Mains, Klute, Greyhound, Gretel & Hansel, Ordinary People, Silent Witness, Law with Two Phases, Mystic Pizza, Crimson Peak, Let the Sun Shine In, The Last Station, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, Impetigore, and I will just say more about these... Bacurau is a fantastic movie that defies easy pigeonholing into a specific genre. At times it is not even coherent but I dare you to feel bored. There is some pointed discussion about social class but
  5. Thappad is a story of Amrita whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when her husband slaps her once in a party. But is one slap enough to question what a relationship stands for? Thappad is a Hindi Marriage Story but it was juggling a lot more stuff. Exquisitely acted and subtly directed, this one puts gender disparity and patriarchal societal norms under an unsparing microscope. It dares to ask some real questions about gender roles. Love this... my mind is swimming with words. This is not only the best Hindi film we have seen this year, it is also the most important one. See it
  6. https://reelthoughtsfromageek.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/im-livin-it-2020/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. A friend on FB was Kon Mari-ing his movie collection and his Japanese pile caught my eye. He was kind enough to offer them to me. So I thought since we can’t go Japan, we let Japan come to us with a mini-Japanese film festival, complete with Chef Choo’s udon. Udon (2006). The first half was on steroids. It almost felt like whatever the director could think of, he just threw it on the screen. The second half slipped into a traditional father-and-son story arc that I have a soft spot for. Those scenes on the making of a bowl of udon are amazing. Soul food indeed. One of the quirkiest movie
  8. Since my last post on movies seen at home, we have checked out #Alive, Indian Matchmaking, Raat Akeli Hai, Shakuntala Devi, Bringing Up Baby, Mystic Pop-up Bar, The Legacy of the Bones, Project Power, Ordinary People, The Raging Bull, but I will say a little more of these... The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Returning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship. They fall in love, but a misunders
  9. Seriously, this list is rubbish. It’s compiled by critics who want to show off a few obscure movies to tell you they know more than you. There is a link in the article to a list of Top Japanese Films from 2001, which is utter crap. How can it not have Departures (2008)? I am going to share with you guys a few lists curated by a friend of mine who watches more movies than me, I kid you not and these are superb lists of great Korean movies in different genres. These are the most definitive lists and I stand by his choices. I only added Cold Eyes to his list. Use this as a gateway to great
  10. https://reelthoughtsfromageek.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/tenet-2020/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. https://reelthoughtsfromageek.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/sky-castle-2018/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Since my last movie post we have seen My Brilliant Friend (S2), The Songs We Sang (...again. Still hit us in the feels), The Old Guard and these... The reason we have not been checking out more movies is because we are rooted with Itaewon Class. Les Misérables is a 2019 French drama film directed by Ladj Ly in his full-length feature directorial debut. The film, set in the commune of Montfermeil in the aftermath of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, is based on a real-life occurrence of police violence which took place in the city on 14 October 2008, and was observed and filmed by Ly. The sto
  13. https://reelthoughtsfromageek.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/pulse-2001/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. These are all my audiophile stuff. I think it’s less than 10% of all my music collection. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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