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    Some other 2023 best lists Stephanie Zacharek,...

    Some other 2023 best lists

    Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine
    These are numbered with a big emphasis on the number and listed from ten down to one; I changed that. A big reason to conslult...
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    Best movies of 2023

    BEST MOVIES OF 2023

    As before I'll include as many other people's lists as seem interesting. Unlike the mainstream media, I won't try to say what kind of "movie year" it was. "Terrific," raves...
  3. THE MISSION: Begins streaming on the Nat Geo...

    THE MISSION:

    Begins streaming on the Nat Geo Channel on December 7, 2023.

    Begins streaming on Disney+ and Hulu on December 8.
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    PIANOFORTE (Jakub Piatek 2023)

    JAKUB PIATEK: PIANOFORTE (2023)

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    Glimpses of the latest Chopin piano competition

    Evgeny Kissin, the great Russian pianist, never participated in a...
  5. Greg Grandin's "People's Obituary" of Henry Kissinger

    A People’s Obituary of Henry Kissinger

    THE NATION, NOVEMBER 29, 2023

    For decades, Kissinger kept the great wheel of American militarism spinning ever forward.

    GREG GRANDIN

    Henry...
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    BEYOND UTOPIA (Madeleine Gavin 2023)

    MADELEINE GAVIN: BEYOND UTOPIA (2023)

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    North Korea and some who escape

    Of documentaries about North Korea this is one of the best. The focus is...
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    And look forward to hearing your reactions.

    And look forward to hearing your reactions.
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    CAIRO CONSPIRACY (Tawfik Saleh 2022)

    TARIK SALEH: CAIRO CONSPIRACY (2022)

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    FARES FARES, TAWFEEK BARHOUM IN CAIRO CONSPIRACY

    Intrigues between centers of political and religious power...
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    I forgot to mention that Thunder/Foudre is this...

    I forgot to mention that Thunder/Foudre is this year's Swiss submission for the Best International Feature Film Oscar.
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    I guess movie directors very often are rather...

    I guess movie directors very often are rather crazy, especially ones that make epics like NAPOLEON. Actors that play in them like Joaquin Phoenex too. The lamb chop line Asch mentions really does...
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    That's an observation I may add to my review...

    That's an observation I may add to my review since I object to the "diegetic darkness and monochrome color-grading" are one of my pet peeves.
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    Thanks, Johann. Ridley Scott's NAPOLEON left me...

    Thanks, Johann. Ridley Scott's NAPOLEON left me feeling depressed at the end but I wasn't depressed while watching it, nor should you be.

    This review of the movie by Mark Asch - more of a...
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    NAPOLEON (Ridley Scott 2023)

    RIDLEY SCOTT: NAPOLEON (2023)

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    VANESSA KIRBY AND JOAQUIN PHONIX IN NAPOLEON

    "Cherchez la femme"

    Ridley Scott, who is eighty-five, has made that...
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    SALTBURN (Emerald Fennell 2023)

    EMERALD FENNELL: SALTBURN (2023)

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    BARRY KEOGHAN IN SALTBURN

    Summer in the country

    One can't give Emerald Fennell's new movie Saltburn a pass. There...
  15. MUTT (Vuk Lungulov-Klotz 2023) Within the...

    MUTT (Vuk Lungulov-Klotz 2023)


    Within the space of 24 hours, Fe˝a is swept through the extremes of human emotion when people who seemed to disappear when he transitioned are suddenly back in his...
  16. AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Makbul Mubarak 2022)...

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Makbul Mubarak 2022)

    This stunning Indonesian first film is Indonesia's Oscar entry. I have now published a review of it, not having seen it during the festival itself. ND/NF was...
  17. AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Makbul Mubarak 2022).

    MAKBUL MUBARAK: AUTOBIOGRAPHY (2022)

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    ARWENDY BENING SWARA, KEVIN ARDILOVA IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    In the belly of the beast

    Haunting, scary, and...
  18. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE (Nicole Newham 2023)

    NICOLE NEWHAM: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE (2023)

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    A feminist writer's great fame and later trouble

    There is nothing original about the method...
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    THE HOLDOVERS (Alexander Payne 2023)

    ALEXANDER PAYNE: THE HOLDOVERS (2023)

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    DOMINIIC SESSA, PAUL GIAMATTI IN THE HOLDOVERS

    Stuck at boarding school at Christmas and making the most of it...
  20. THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL (Judy Irving 2003) - 4K reissue

    JUDY IRVING: THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL (2003) - reissued in 4K

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    MARK BITTNER IN THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL

    "Friend of the flock"...
  21. THE MISSION (Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss 2023)

    AMANDA MCBAINE, JESSE MOSS: THE MISSION (2023)

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    JOHN ALLEN CHAU IN THE MISSION

    The fatal zeal of a true believer

    It has a few too many drawings...
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    THE KILLER (David Fincher 2023)

    DAVID FINCHER: THE KILLER (2013)

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    MICHAEL FASSBINDER IN THE KILLER

    Fincher's pro assassin is a brutal, badly dressed bore

    It was the French...
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    EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS nominees

    (from VERDICT)

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    European Film Awards Nominees:

    The European Film Academy revealed the nominees for the main categories of the 36 European...
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    AVENUE OF THE GIANTS (Finn Taylor 2023)

    FINN TAYLOR: AVENUE OF THE GIANTS (2023) - MILL VALLEY

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    LUKE DAVID BLUMM IN AVENUE OF THE GIANTS

    Repressed memories released - and shared

    Finn...
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    CLOSE (Lukas Dhont 2022)

    LUKAS DHONT: CLOSE (2022)

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    EDEN DEMBRINE, ╔MILIE DEQUENNE, GUSTAV DE WAELE IN CLOSE

    A delicate double portrait that goes awry

    This film about...
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