Last Movie you saw and what you would rate it out of 10

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    There's a documentary about Ronnie Coleman on Netflix

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      Blindspotting (8/10) - Very good movie about a number of "big" topics, chief among them race relations, cultural appropriation, and gentrification. It's never preachy, which is pretty amazing in its own right, and has great performances.

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        Eighth Grade (7.5/10) - The movie itself is pretty good but not great. That lead performance, though, is something extraordinary. Raw, unflinching in its honesty. Perhaps the most accurate portrayal of actual teenage life ever put to film.

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          Went to see Creed 2. Great movie. I rate it a 10. Great fight scenes. Good to see Dolph Lundgren and Brigitte Nielsen. Both seemed to be in great shape as was Sylvester Stallone!

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            Brave (2012) 10/10

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              The Life of David Gale - 8/10 Older flick

              David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is a man who has tried hard to live by his principles but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of fellow activist Constance Hallaway (Laura Linney). With only three days before his scheduled execution, Gale agrees to give reporter Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) the exclusive interview she's been chasing.

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                How It Ends - Netflix movie maybe a 7 or 8 out of 10. Interesting plot over all, but it kind of seemed to drag a bit in some parts.

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                  Frozen 2013 6/10

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                    BLACKKKLANSMAN (8/10) - Lee deftly juggles numerous tones and subgenres to create a family and yet unique experience. Damning of current and past political trends, the film revels in controversy, but never gets bogged down by "message." Doesn't hurt that it's surprisingly (and, often, disturbingly) funny.

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                      Looks like a fun movie idd Baston

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                        Ready Payer one (6.5/10)
                        A good movie when you are into gameing with nice refrences to a lot of games.

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                          Mandy (8.5/10) - Supposedly, the director wanted to bring to life the spirit of 70s/80s heavy metal album covers. The result is stunning - brutal, ridiculous, poetic, grotesque. The story is sparse and frankly kind of dumb, but the overall visual/visceral experience is sublime. Loved it, and wished I could have seen it on the big screen.

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                            Bohemian Rapsody (8/10)...maybe not accurate about the life of Freddie, but great film, and the others components of the band are clones of those real....😉

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                              Suspirium

                              I fell in love with Tilda!

                              10,5/10

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                                Chasing Buddha, a documentary about the Venerable Robina Courtin, an Australian woman who has become a Buddhist monk, doing work with prisoners in American jails amongst other things.

                                I got this on DVD, partly because I wanted to support the foundation (http://www.robinacourtin.com/chasingbuddha.php) that does that work in prisons, and after discovering Ven Rob through the many recordings of her classes/talks on YouTube. I'm not a Buddhist, nor an expert on Buddhism, but I'm interested in it.

                                I enjoyed the film, as it gave a bit of depth to someone I've enjoyed listening to.

                                It's quite low-fi: the footage or camera isn't the best quality, but that rather suits the subject matter (small, determined, fiery woman talks to people) I think - it's quite gritty (and, in fact, in these days of trigger warnings I'd add a trigger warning for sexual assault survivors). Robina's story is incredible and I find her very inspiring.

                                That said, I think there's something missing here. The film feels a little formless and unstructured (after using a previous post here to complain about overly structured narratives in modern documentaries and near documentaries perhaps I should learn my own mind!), and I was aware that it didn't explicitly spell out a few things that I knew from watching Ven Rob's interviews in other venues. It's a personal portrait, and it's notable that it says very little about her beliefs or Buddhism, and maybe I think that context would have been useful.

                                Some very powerful stuff comes through though, all the better for being presented in a simple way. Check out Ven Rob on YouTube and if you find her of interest you might enjoy this!

                                There's a load of extras on the DVD which I haven't yet watched, but I see you can get an online version now.

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