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Phantom Thread. Has to be among the most favorite movies and most exquisite films I've ever seen in my whole life. I'd seriously make it a top 20 all time which for me is saying something because I'm notoriously both indecisive and fickle.

If you see it and try to read it literally you'll probably hate it, especially in the knee jerk era of #metoo and all the fudged up confusion its wrought. But if you take it allegorically, symbolically, metaphorically — whatever is the proper literary term/take — then it's probably the deepest most complex meditation on love ever committed to film. And then there's the performances, the landscape, the color/tone, the era, everything. I found it flawless and I'm still thinking about it/working into its meaning and scope weeks after seeing it.

Also re-watching Gilmore Girls all the way through and both laughing hysterically and finding myself gut punched at the fights — wow, witnessing emotion really does take you to the same place biologically. It's tough. But it's a great series for Indie Rock and pop culture fans.

And I want to see that new Peter Rabbit because I want to be able to compare it to the real, gentle, pastoral, imaginative original and see just how wide the gulf in between.

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Loitering With Intent (real low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes because people are stupid and shallow). wink I thought it was great.
Outlander series one
The Odd Couple TV series 1
God Help The Girl (didn't really like it)

PS, I was super sad to learn that John Mahoney, Martin Crane in Frasier, died. I loved him!

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Tonight I watched abou9t an hou9r of the Three Penny Opera, 1931, by Berthold Brecht and G.W.Pabst. I want to watch the rest but I had to start juggling the pretense of a project/avoid work late at night through fandom distractions like this, so will get back to the rest tomorry. Here's something from the Criterion Collection about it to entice you:*

The sly melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together on-screen under the direction of German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora's Box) in this classic adaptation of the Weimar-era theatrical sensation. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The Threepenny Opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The Threepenny Opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema. It is presented here in both its celebrated German and rare French versions.

*The opener is kick ass, the music Polka-ish but not and more, the cinematography blows minds, and the mythology wrapped up in it all is transcendent. It's almost a 100 years old AND is set in a Victorian-ish/Edwardian time but is among the most Modern with a capital M things I've seen in recent memory, likely due to shadow play and frankness. Many thumbs collectively up, notably for the worker, the union, the poor, grace, consciousness, art, and courage.

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Katy Perry - Roar (Official)

people don't change...

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got money? wrote:

Katy Perry - Roar (Official)

Wow, thanks for sharing. I'm so perennially behind the times. First time I've seen that. Fun...though too slick by half (or is it by twice?)

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Patrick Melrose.... Oh.  My.  God.

highly disturbing? check... dysfunctional family? check... blatant excessive drug use? check.... saturated in english wit? check....

it is awfully depressing.  but an amazing performance.  the witty one-liners are utterly brilliant.