A discussion fit for this day:

GoT, Season 7, e6 17:43-18:06 Beric Dondarrion: I don’t think it’s our purpose to understand. Except one thing– we’re soldiers. We have to know what we’re fighting for. I’m not fighting so some man or woman I barely know, can sit on a throne made of swords. Jon Snow: So, what are you fighting for? […]

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Game of Thrones, Season 6

This was a season almost likeable. The theme of violence, of course, continues stretching and developing. The scenery, all of it, is breathtaking. The detail of the sets is amazing, stunning even. The speakers of Dothraki and Valyrian have learned to speak Dothraki and Valyrian (compared to the initial seasons). The Winter and the Long […]

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GoT Season 5

Maybe there is hope for the show in terms of maturity. Not the “mature content” maturity, but thoughtfulness, or something less flesh, more spirit maturity. With overdogs dead, underdogs slowly claw to the surface. Many experiences of Winter getting closer and closer, more darkness, swordplay, frozenness and white walkers enter on cue. Jon Snow gets […]

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GoT Season 4

Darkness, politics and religion unite to deliver a mushy picture. Upside: The filming locations are fabulous. Gorgeous even. The Dragon Queen and lady Sansa start developing into some notable characters. The dwarf Lannister pays his debts, or many of them. Finally, we get rid of prince Joffrey, whose thoughtless violence and evil for the sake […]

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GoT Season 3

Summary: Nekkidness, violence, more violence and gore. Observations. A mother’s love can sprout incredible cruelty if applied at a certain angle. A mother’s love can kill and kill again. If one side goes zig, the other sometimes zags, sometimes jumps. Women must manipulate as they are not given any heed openly. A nice take on […]

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horseless apocalypse

the horsemen (2009). a film about a police inspector solving a series of murders thematically tied to the four horsemen of the apocalipse, only to find out that his own son is one of the said horsemen. it is a film about this horribly crippled world, and, in a sense, about what happens when people […]

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never let me go*

caught like the butterflies in the never-ending fire of death, we still aspire, still hope, still try mending the holes in this incomplete pattern of advances and retreats, visions and divisions called life. ————————— * a novel by Kazuo Isiguro, now a film. you want to read it, you want to see it. you want […]

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot S2 E7 a lady says to Hastings: Don’t you know what it’s like to love a man? Hastings answers: as a matter of fact.. no, ma’am, i do not.

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linearity and transparence

was watching the russian film ‘туман’ (mist) some days ago. the plot is simple – a unit of recruits of the modern russian army takes a shortcut through a misty swamp to appear in 1942 and face the assault of germans on russia. most of the troops are killed in fighting, and the remnant returns […]

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just a dialogue

JOHN: Jesus… you were gonna kill that guy! TERMINATOR: Of course. I’m a terminator. JOHN: Listen to me, very carefully, okay? You’re not a terminator any more. Alright? You got that? You can’t just go around killing people! TERMINATOR: Why? JOHN: Whattaya mean, why? ‘Cause you can’t! TERMINATOR: Why? JOHN: You just can’t, okay? Trust me on this.

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ultimately, when it really comes to it – the evil, even gilded, is empty inside. evil exhausts itself by creating more of the same. however fast one runs to keep up with the evil of another, they both will be stuck and  immobilised by their choices. yet the good cannot have the victory unless it […]

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ahab, ice and family values

between compulsion and curiosity, there was the ice age-3, a film about the well-known mammoths, the sabre-toothed independence and the notorious squirrel, not to mention a family-obsessed sloth. and, yes, there was a melvillian weasel, forever hunting for rudie, the white tyrannosaurus. the plot..predictable, from the moment of the sloth falling into the hole, to […]

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was watching enchanted. a film about different perceptions of time. because that is what most of the misunderstandings and pain and alienation come from- the lack of time, unwillingness to listen, to say the important before your interloctor is dead. the mythological time has space for people.

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bridge to terabithia. nothing more simple, nothing more obvious. than that losses are irretrievable. that people are to share things and moments of life, or else. or else what? or else, the time will be past, and gone, and not there anymore. like water that is here one day and gone the next, and too […]

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