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I Origins (2014) – Mike Cahill (Friday’s Finest)

This week on Friday’s Finest we showcase another recent low budget – independent Sci-Fi movie called I-Origins. Like last week’s movie The Man From Earth, this movie probes profound questions about the human existence. I-Origins is a highly original movie

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26/11 – 2/12 incl. Movie stars, Little Books, The Moon, The Buddha and Jazz

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Deepfake Roundtable: Cruise, Downey Jr., Lucas & More – The Streaming Wars | Above the Line Roundtable video discussion at Collider Videos: With the

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The Man From Earth (2007) – Richard Schenkman (Friday’s Finest)

Imagine you are at an impromptu farewell party for a work colleague and it becomes a mysterious interrogation and the retiring scholar whom you are fare-welling reveals he has a longer and stranger past than you could possibly imagine. The

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Remains of the Day (1993) – James Ivory (Friday’s Finest)

Stevens: In my philosophy, Mr. Benn, a man cannot call himself well-contented until he has done all he can to be of service to his employer. Of course, this assumes that one’s employer is a superior person, not only in

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The Goodbye Girl (1977) – Herbot Ross (Friday’s Finest)

The Goodbye Girl is the first US film we have featured on ‘Friday’s finest’ for a while. I’m very partial to it because it is one of my mother’s favourite films. Also the film’s theme song was my favourite from

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Wild Tales (Argentina 2014) – Damián Szifron

Recently we discussed an Argentine movie called The Secret in their Eyes which won best foreign film at the 2010 Academy awards. Today we jump forward to look at an other Argentine movie which was shortlisted / nominated for the

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Ida (2013) – Pawel Pawlikowski (Friday’s Finest)

Ida is a Polish movie which won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is set in Poland in 1962. It tells of the story of a young woman is about to take her vows as a

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Loveless (Russia) 2017 – Andrey Zvyagintsev (Friday’s Finest)

Loveless (Nelyubov) is a 2017 Russian film nominated for best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars. It lost to the Chilean transgender drama A Fantastic Woman. Although I liked the latter, I thought Loveless was deserving of more ‘love’.

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Bobby Fischer – My 60 Memorable Games (First printing 1969)

During one of my chess phases I bought the above book off ebay. It cost me a small fortune since it was a first printing. I have collected other written material about Fischer including the original Life magazine about his

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15/10 – 21/10 incl. Springsteen, Madness of the Crowds and Poltergeist

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Seeing ‘Western Stars’ Article by Richard Williams at Thebluemoment: “This is my 19th album,” Bruce Springsteen says towards the beginning of the film Western

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