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Moonstruck (1987) – Norman Jewison (Friday’s Finest)

Loretta Castorini: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been two months since my last confession. Priest: What sins have you to confess? Loretta Castorini: Twice I took the name of the Lord in vain, once I slept

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The Hugh Jackman Interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast

Yesterday morning I was trying to spice things up a bit by changing my morning routine. We are in strict quarantine here in Bogotá, Colombia, and my sector will be in it until the 18th of January. We have been

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Mississippi Grind (2015) – Friday’s Finest

Ben Mendelsohn was one of the first young Australian actors I admired growing up. He appeared in the little known Australian movie The Year my Voice Broke (1987) alongside Noah Taylor who I also liked. Both of these actors have

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What’s Your Greatest Comedic Moment? Larry and the Battered Women

Larry David goes to see some battered women (women who have suffered from domestic abuse)…You might recall the fabulous actress Ma’am’ here as Eddie’s wife Catherine in the 1983 Vacation movie – Miriam Flynn. She made this scene work as

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The Ghost Writer (2010) – Roman Polanski (Friday’s Finest)

When we started to bunker down in our respective COVID-19 shelters I went through my DVD archives and chose some movies I wanted to revisit. One such movie The Ghost Writer which I just finished watching features today in Friday’s-finest.

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Coronavirus IV: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Coronavirus IV: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) Video news report at Last Week Tonight: I normally find John Oliver a bit smarmy and his humour hit and miss, but this episode was a gem. At the start he

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Coronavirus & Curb Your Enthusiasm (random thoughts on both)

COVID-19 I hope this message finds everyone well as we enter ‘Lockdown’ mode. It feels to me like we are living in our very own Science Fiction movie. Certainly we haven’t lived in times comparable to the these. Perhaps psychologically

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3/03 – 9/03 incl. Peter, Paul, Mary Magdalene, Andy Kaufman, Melbourne and Pornography

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene – Bart Ehrman Audio interview at Faith Reason: I have read many of Bart Ehrman’s books and watched many

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Match Point (2005) – Woody Allen (Friday’s Finest)

Match Point is a Woody Allen film which hardly gets a mention when people recite Woody films off the top of their heads. It’s no wonder since Match Point is a major departure from Woody’s accustomed routes and ‘brand’ such

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American Movie (1999) – Chris Smith (Friday’s Finest)

Hmm, well… technically American Movie isn’t a movie, rather it’s a documentary about a movie that was made. Audiences could be forgiven thinking it’s a ‘mockumentary’ in the style of ‘Spinal Tap‘, but no folks I’m afraid this story is

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