#351 2017-11-30 17:20:39

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BBC - Tom Waits, Tales from a Cracked Jukebox (2017)

Rare archive, audio recordings and interviews on a trip through the surreal, moonlit world of Tom Waits.

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#352 2017-11-30 23:06:52

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BBC - Tom Waits, Tales from a Cracked Jukebox (2017)

Rare archive, audio recordings and interviews on a trip through the surreal, moonlit world of Tom Waits.

available on mvgroup.org

Excellent!

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#353 2017-12-04 18:15:08

BBC - Taxi Tehran (2017)

Banned from making movies in Iran, director Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver, driving around Tehran recording the lives of its inhabitants and the difficulties they face.

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#354 2017-12-13 18:03:46

I'm almost through the first season, and I give this a rousing endorsement -- especially if you're over sixty, and old enough to get a nostalgia hit from the intricately and accurately crafted settings from late fifties urban America. I think this series is loosely based on the life of Joan Rivers, but I mostly base that on watching Brosnahan's comedy routines.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Definitely hunt this one down and watch it. IMDB currently rates it a 9, and it deserves every point.

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is set on New York's Upper West Side in the late 1950s, where a privileged Jewish housewife, Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), lives with her lousy husband Joel (Michael Zegen), an aspiring comedy writer. But when he leaves her for another woman, Midge decides to take a crack at her own stand-up ambitions, with the help of Suzie (Alex Borstein), a no-nonsense bartender at a comedy club.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5788792/

I was not able to find this series in any open directories. It is available on Amazon. I found the episodes I watched using torrent.

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#355 2017-12-13 18:23:15

...I gotta see this one......LOL...

thanks..

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#356 2017-12-13 21:11:59

Smudge wrote:

I was not able to find this series in any open directories. It is available on Amazon. I found the episodes I watched using torrent.

The days of usenet hosting a useful video archive are over but Amazon appears to have left Mrs. Maisel's pilot standing. Nothing else, though.

The early 60s NYC it depicts is not nearly tacky enough, way too disinfected, theatrical and quiet, entirely missing the stink. Sherman-Palladino faithfully mimics Rivers' voice, though, god help us all. Why not just icepick our eardrums?

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#357 2017-12-13 22:45:10

Choad said: "The early 60s NYC it depicts is not nearly tacky enough, way too disinfected, theatrical and quiet, entirely missing the stink."

I don't think it's supposed to be naturalistic or particularly realistic; it's highly stylized and sanitized. Sort of like the television of the day.

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#358 2017-12-15 13:00:20

Detectorists

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Detectorists (as they inform us early in the first episode) are people who use metal detectors to survey the landscape in search of things of value.

I'm through most of the first season of this British comedy gem (IMDB rates it 8.7 at the moment), and enjoying myself immensely. It's British humor -- so dry your lips might crack -- but the laughs, while not rib splitting or side slapping, are there. As are the subtle, and often poignant, insights into human nature.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4082744/

Three seasons are available, of six (half hour) episodes each. I found these episodes available in open directories, as well as via P2P sharing. If you have trouble locating them send me a PM, and I will assist you.

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#359 2017-12-21 20:57:44

This looks like harmless holiday fun.



Molly's Game: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42279034

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#360 2017-12-22 02:38:43

Smudge wrote:

Choad said: "The early 60s NYC it depicts is not nearly tacky enough, way too disinfected, theatrical and quiet, entirely missing the stink."

I don't think it's supposed to be naturalistic or particularly realistic; it's highly stylized and sanitized. Sort of like the television of the day.

Joan says in clip above she's from Larchmont, NY but in fact she didn't move there until she was 17, in 1950, 20 years into an exodus of prosperous jews north out of NYC. Many of their new goyem neighbors were horrified and fled to CT, both sets of my grandparents among them. The shtetl patois you hear in Rivers' voice drove them batshit.

fnord probably knows something about this.

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#361 2017-12-22 02:40:37

(Me too, Choad. Molly's Game is on my list as well. I expect I'll find a copy when the Academy Award Screeners start to circulate around the web in the next month or so, because it's that time of the year again.)

Four Seasons in Havana

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I watched the first of four stories this evening which make up this mini-series, and was very impressed. Moody, somber, film noir set in a communist country, with better character development than you usually get from the cop show. Beautifully filmed, and with a memorable soundtrack. I recommend.



You can read a brief summary and review here: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/ … ns-havana/

I found my copy using torrent P2P sharing. I was NOT able to find this series in any open directories, however, it is available on Netflix. Four ninety minute episodes, in Spanish, with English subs.

edit: fixed link

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#362 2017-12-22 10:22:49

Cuatro Estaciones looks fun. Does he wear a girdle the whole time?

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#363 2017-12-22 10:56:12

LOL.

Not sure if you're suggesting he wears a girdle, or merely that he needs to. But, no, so far as I could see he doesn't wear a girdle.

She wears a saxophone, however, which I thought was fetching.

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#364 2017-12-22 13:49:48

He looked to me like he was wearing one the whole time. Positively Shatneresque.

Asi, lo me veo.

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#365 2017-12-22 14:06:24

GooberMcNutly wrote:

He looked to me like he was wearing one the whole time. Positively Shatneresque.

Asi, lo me veo.

I'm sure you're probably right. Between reading the subs, and gawking at the cute redhead, I think I simply glossed over that.

Also, I think the last time I actually saw anyone of either sex in a girdle was my mom, in about 1964, So probably it's simply my inability to interpret the clues.

If you actually speak Spanish (versus me, who simply knows a few of the common words and phrases) then that frees your eyes up to see a lot more of what's on the screen. That's something I forget about with sub-titled film; you miss a lot of the visual story because of the need to read.

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#366 2017-12-30 22:39:37

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#368 2018-01-05 03:40:53

If you love film making, don't miss this one; it's a stunning piece of cinematography. On the IMDB description page it notes that "The film received a six-minute long standing ovation after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival". Watch it and you'll see why. It reminded me a little bit of Scorsese's After Hours, except Good Time isn't a comedy, Additionally, Robert Patterson's in the running for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in this gem:

Good Time

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www.imdb.com/title/tt4846232/



(Drop me a PM if you want me to help you find a copy of the film; I found it in several locations.)

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#369 2018-01-10 09:51:26

BBC - My Astonishing Self: George Bernard Shaw (2018) [58 mins]

Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw, a giant of world literature, and - like Byrne - an emigrant Irishman with the outsider's ability to observe, needle and puncture.

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#371 2018-01-14 13:12:19

BBC - Rome Unpacked (2018), in two parts, each 60 min.

Give your eyes a rest.

A tour of Rome and its people - or the mob, as they were known in ancient times. Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham-Dixon explore Italy's iconic capital in search of the generations of ordinary Romans who have left their mark on the city's culture and gastronomy.

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#372 2018-01-15 09:17:05

In my queue, but waiting to finish Black Mirror first as I'm pretty sure I don't want to cross the streams.

How is it looking so far?

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#373 Yesterday 17:24:30

GooberMcNutly wrote:

In my queue, but waiting to finish Black Mirror first as I'm pretty sure I don't want to cross the streams.

How is it looking so far?

Finished it. Some great, some good, some not so good. Worth your time.

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#374 Yesterday 17:28:38

The End of the Fucking World on Netflix



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#375 Yesterday 17:57:11

Chuck Schick wrote:

The End of the Fucking World on Netflix



How odd; I'm downloading that in the background as I'm reading your post. I just spent an hour reading an entire ten page discussion thread about the show, and decided I needed to watch it!

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