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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – Wes Anderson (Friday’s Finest)

The Royal Tenenbaums is the second Wes Anderson movie to feature here. It is an epic – depressive comedy with lots of sardonic giggles and a humane and rather sad feeling at its core. I was reminded to include this

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Ex Maquina (2014) – Alex Garland (Friday’s Finest)

The warnings about AI (Artifical Intelligence) from the likes of Elon Musk (see this clip) and Sam Harris are in some respect pretext of what we see eventuate in today’s featured movie Ex Maquina. Apart from Sci – Fi exemplars

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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) – Stephen Zaillian (Friday’s Finest)

The American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer has featured a lot here at Observation Blogger. One of my favourite documentaries – Bobby Fischer Against The World was reviewed here at Friday’s Finest back in January this year. Today’s movie Searching for Bobby

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History of the World, Part 1 (1981) – Mel Brooks (Friday’s Finest)

Moses: The Lord, the Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen…[drops one of the tablets]Moses: Oy! Ten! Ten commandments for all to obey! History of the World, Part 1 is the third Mel Brooks film to appear here at

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My Girl (1991) – Howard Zieff (Friday’s Finest Special Edition selection)

I hadn’t seen My Girl for decades, but when it popped on Netflix I knew I had to see it with my kids. So, last Saturday night after a sumptuous lunch at Crepes and Waffles on 140 street here in

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Carlito’s Way (1993) – Brian D Palma (Friday’s Finest)

Warning: The following contains offensive language. Benny Blanco: I don’t know, but there may be some mis-fuckin’-understanding, I don’t know man, but maybe you don’t remember me, my name is Benny Blanco… Carlito: Maybe I don’t give a shit. Maybe

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7/03/22 – 13/03/22 Maajid Nawaz (Chinese-Rule), 14 Peaks (Nimsdai Purja) & Jimmy Carr.

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. #1780 – Maajid Nawaz (The Joe Rogan Experience) 19 FebVideo podcast at The Joe Rogan Experience Maajid Nawaz is a former Islamist turned counter-extremism

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El Olvido Que Seremos (Colombia 2020) – Fernando Trueba (Friday’s Finest)

El Olvido Que Seremos is translated in English as Forgotten We’ll Be, but was released in English-speaking countries as Memories of my Father. It was the 2020 Colombian entry to the Academy Awards, but wasn’t nominated. It’s disappointing that this

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Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) – Liz Garbus (Friday’s Finest)

Here at Friday’s Finest I usually present movies, but today I would like to delve into one of, if not my favourite documentary – Bobby Fischer Against The World. I revisit it regularly, like I did just the other night

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This is Spinal Tap (1984) – Rob Reiner (Friday’s Finest)

This is Spinal Tap was Rob Reiner’s directorial debut and he hit a home-run with this mockumentary. Rob Reiner went on to direct The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men, and Misery amongst others. Not a bad movie resume that!

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