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Amsterdam.

If you want to see a better David O Russell film, then for sure go back to Three Kings or American Hustle.

If you want to see a better recent film similar in tone & style, then I suggest Nightmare Alley.

Despite Amsterdam getting ripped by critics in what now looks like will be an epic box office bomb, there was still enough for me to enjoy. Margot Robbie, Christian Bale & John David Washington, all really good. Works enough for me.
 
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I recently watched the newish Netflix Documentary on Tim Donaghy and his game fixing scandal. What a crazy story that was, and no doubt in my mind there were others involved that didn't get dragged in. I also think David Stern had a hand in the lighter penalties to avoid the trials which would have been brutal to the NBA.

And if I'm a Sacramento Kings player/fan, I'm still livid about that Game 6. It seems like they should have won the title.

Go Gophers!!
 

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Amsterdam.

If you want to see better David O Russell film, then for sure go back to Three Kings or American Hustle.

If you want to see a better recent film similar in tone & style, then I suggest Nightmare Alley.

Despite Amsterdam getting ripped by critics in what now looks like will be an epic box office bomb, there was still enough for me to enjoy. Margot Robbie, Christian Bale & John David Washington, all really good. Works enough for me.
Hamsterdam!!
 


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Watched The Redeem Team a couple nights ago. Thought it was good. Nothing seemed easy for them. Kobe Bryant, I guess, was the answer.
 

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Started watching the Dahmer documentary. 3 episodes in and I quit. Made me sick to my stomach
 

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Started watching the Dahmer documentary. 3 episodes in and I quit. Made me sick to my stomach
My wife really wants to watch it for some reason. Her brother was going to Marquette at the time so that might be why. He ended up living about 1/2 mile from Dahmer.

I'm not sure if I care to.
 

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The Banshees of Inisherin is just a splendid movie. Wonderful. Best of the year (so far). Great to see Brenden Gleeson & Colin Farrell paired together again.
 



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I really enjoyed Nope over the weekend. Peele continues to make interesting movies. Really looking forward to Tar and The Fablemans.
 

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I really enjoyed Nope over the weekend. Peele continues to make interesting movies. Really looking forward to Tar and The Fablemans.
I saw Tar. Fantastic performance by Cate Blanchett, perhaps the best actress in my generation. Very good movie. Sort of like Black Swan for the classical music crowd, but less tawdry.
 

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I saw Tar. Fantastic performance by Cate Blanchett, perhaps the best actress in my generation. Very good movie. Sort of like Black Swan for the classical music crowd, but less tawdry.
I'm within walking distance to the Edina Theater. May have to make the trek tomorrow night.
 

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I'm within walking distance to the Edina Theater. May have to make the trek tomorrow night.
I can't remember if it was Siskel or Ebert (maybe both) said "it's not what a movie is about but 'HOW' it goes about it which determines whether or not it's worth seeing." Not really being into classical music, I had to really put that to the test for Tar, and this succeeds.

It's not fast moving, but a really interesting character study especially for the social times we live in.

In terms of tone and pace, I think the most similar movie I have seen recently is Drive My Car. That also happened to be about performing arts, theater. I highly recommend that one, especially if you wind up liking Tar.
 




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I can't remember if it was Siskel or Ebert (maybe both) said "it's not what a movie is about but 'HOW' it goes about it which determines whether or not it's worth seeing." Not really being into classical music, I had to really put that to the test for Tar, and this succeeds.

It's not fast moving, but a really interesting character study especially for the social times we live in.

In terms of tone and pace, I think the most similar movie I have seen recently is Drive My Car. That also happened to be about performing arts, theater. I highly recommend that one, especially if you wind up liking Tar.
I absolutely LOVED Drive My Car. Heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once.
 

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I absolutely LOVED Drive My Car. Heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once.
The performances in Drive My Car were just amazing. Emotional and nuanced while being fluid through multiple languages. Just fascinating. Hopefully I have not oversold the expectations on TAR. Regardless, Cate Blanchett is worth the price of admission and time investment, in my opinion.

Spoiler Alert! - Do not read any further if you like to know as little as possible about a movie beforehand (as I do) even though this not a specific plot detail. I will try to be vague...







The main subject of Tar has a very similar career arc and parallels to one of the other artists we have discussed in another thread today.
 

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We saw The Banshees of Inisherin today and loved it. Black comedy featuring Farrell and Gleeson. Very much recommend.
 




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