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Ordet (1955) – Carl Theodor Dreyer (Friday’s Finest)

Ordet meaning ‘The Word‘ is a 1955 Danish drama film based on a play by Kaj Munk, (a Danish Lutheran priest), first performed in 1932. The film won the Golden Lion at the 16th Venice International Film Festival. This film

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Another Day of Sun (La La Land) – Justin Hurwitz

I concur with Pamela Lowe Saldana at All Things Thriller who wrote in my post – A Lovely Night (La La Land), ‘I think the opening sequence, with all the dancers, entertainers, etc., making the best of the horrid traffic

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The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina 2009) – Juan José Campanella

Their is no other movie I recommend more often to people than The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). Not to be confused with the abysmal Hollywood rehash starring Julia Roberts, this Argentinian Oscar award Best Foreign Language Film is my

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No Filter Boxing – Wilder vs Fury fight

This is the best heavyweight fight I have seen in my lifetime. How Fury resurrected after that last round knockdown is anyone’s guess after decimating Wilder with pure boxing for most of the rounds. I think the video below recaptures

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1/10 – 7/10 incl. Spanish-Language movies, Paul Rudd and Upstream

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Doing Poem by the  Intellectual Shaman: We get ambitious until we can’t give things up even though we realize they aren’t for us. We

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Waterland (1992) – Stephen Gyllenhaal (Friday’s Finest)

Waterland (1992) starring Jeremy Irons is based on Graham Swift’s 1982 book of the same name (shortlisted for the booker award).  I’m perplexed why Waterland is so underappreciated (6.6 IMDB, 53% RT) and why it failed at the box office

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Alby Mangels – Beyond World Safari (Lynn Santer)

Today we take a walk off the beaten track in Wednesday’s book quotes to look at an authorised biography of the pioneer Australian adventurer Alby Mangels. The author Lynn Santer who I was in contact with in the early 2000s

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24/9 – 30/9 incl. Astronomy, IT (Chapter 2) and Mercury 7 Pre-Launch Facilities

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Common Ground Poem by River Dixon at  The Stories in Between: If you could see What I see In those moments when You’re most

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Running on Empty – Sidney Lumet (Friday’s Finest)

Running on Empty (1988) is another under the radar movie which I picked up for pittance here in Bogota. I hadn’t seen it since my youth, but I was very fond of it. So you can imagine my surprise when

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Tokyo Story (1953) – Yasujirô Ozu (Friday’s Finest)

There are few other movies whose legacy to the history of cinema are as substantial as  Tokyo Story. It tells the simple story of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. All of their children

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