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epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Villanelle from Killing Eve season 2

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Huge THUMBS UP!

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Yay!

Went to the movies tonight, saw Captain Marvel. This isn’t just a superhero movie - it’s a film about female rage. And I LOVED it. 

Also, the cat rules. Good kitty. 

Pondering

I give up. I still can't find the music thread. Does anyone know where it is?

nicky

Try Derry Girls, a gem of a comedy. Set in N. Ireland about 1990 during the troubes. Great writing and characters.

Unionist

Pondering wrote:

I give up. I still can't find the music thread. Does anyone know where it is?

Here.

Pondering

Unionist wrote:

Pondering wrote:

I give up. I still can't find the music thread. Does anyone know where it is?

Here.

Thank-you :)

lagatta4

I don't usually like superhero stuff, but if the cat rules...

Perhaps I should make one up in which the heroine or hero is a cat. An actual cat, not the "Black Panther"...

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

lagatta - Captain Marvel has the usual superhero action sequences and it's an early prequel for the Avengers universe and certainly lives in the world Stan Lee created. But the creative team is mostly women - I think there is one man in the mix, the writing, producing and a co-director are all women and it takes that world into a very feminist perspective. I find it so interesting that this generation of young women are making that territory a place for all of us.

There was some fuss about making Captain Marvel female - the character is originally male. But in doing so, this character breaks out of so many of the restrictions that are put on women about our place, our emotions, our power. What happens when we let our rage out, when we use it? Something truly amazing.

Anyway, I'm not usually one for superheroes, either. I didn't bother with Aquaman and the last couple of Ironman movies. But this one - and Wonder Woman - is really worthwhile.

MegB

After dinner, if I don't have meetings to go to, I binge-watch Netflix. I've tried the CBC app Gem, but it's crap (though I did enjoy Wallander - a BBC Swedish co-production starring Kenneth Branagh). I did watch The Umbrella Club, which was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to watching both seasons of the OT. I'm watching Nightflyers right now, because I'm a total SF and horror dork. It has plenty of both. I started watching Travelers but Season 3 didn't hold my interest so I moved on. I watched Van Helsing for a while too, intrigued by the notion of bad-ass women vampire hunters, but post-apocalyptic vampires and zombies are wearing a bit thin. Definitely want to see Captain Marvel - we'd planned to see it last weekend but took too long getting our shit together and ended up watching the Leafs game down at our local watering hole. Hopefully this weekend. So interesting to see what people are watching here.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..a couple more shows worth watching. 

​..the expanse first aired in the us only and has recently come to canada. 3 seasons so far with a 4th on it's way. it tells a complex story that respects the scifi viewer. and does not have a military structure like star wars and star trek. here's a trailer from season 1

THE EXPANSE

A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

..and here is a trailer from legion. while it is officially a superhero comic character it is antihero and very unlike superhero shows. i remember once reading that phillip k dick (original writer of blade runner way back when) dropped acid and while tripping wrote a passage in one of his stories. well here the writing is brilliant and at times seems like your on an acid trip. 3rd season coming this year. 

Legion Official Trailer

David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..finally got around to watching fleabag..1st epi season 2. WOW! so powerful, tragic and fun. all at the same time. 

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

I watched the last season of Broadchurch over the last couple of weeks. Really good - the writing quality kept up with the first two seasons, and terrific performances. Love how cinematic the shooting is. 

And saw season 2 premiere of Killing Eve last night. Good start!

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

..trailers included

Cliteracy, Power and the War against Women’s Sexual Pleasure

The pants that sparked a million op-eds are back. Leggings came under fire again recently after a Catholic mother — her self-description — wrote a letter to the editor at Notre Dame’s student newspaper, asking young women to stop wearing them for the sake of modesty and decency.

Not long after, arms became an issue when B.C. legislature staff chided women for wearing sleeveless shirts.

The things that women put on their bodies are problematic enough, but what’s inside is even more troublesome. Stories of women being told to cover their arms and legs pale beside the biggest cover-up of them all — female sexual desire.

When the Guardian ran an article on the actual shape and size of the clitoris, I did a double take. It looked like something H.R. Giger might have drawn, an alien queen, hiding her length and breadth until needed, at which point she bursts forth, a raging monster.

In all honesty, I felt a bit scared. An odd reaction, but it demonstrates how little we know about female bodies.

But why do we know so little?

It’s a question that lies at the heart of director Barbara Miller’s new documentary #FemalePleasure. Miller’s film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in 2018 and picked up awards at Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival and Leipzig Festival for Documentary Film. The film will have its North American premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto this month.

Maria Finitzo’s film Dilemma of Desire, while still in production, looks to examine some of the same issues as Miller’s film, asking why female anatomy remains so verboten. “Sex education teaches us all about the penis and nothing at all about the clitoris,” the film observes. “Furthermore, in the majority of college anatomy textbooks, the correct anatomical depiction of the clitoris is absent. The word ‘clitoris’ is literally for many unspeakable.”

Even the staid old National Film Board of Canada is getting in on the action with a new interactive app designed to demystify the clitoris. Clit Me, designed by eight young Canadian women, seeks not only to take away fear, but to introduce some fun into the mix with a clitoral avatar that helps women and their partners explore different techniques and approaches. The intent is to help close the orgasm gap.

The what?.....

lagatta4

I'm watching Livia, my little black cat, explore roofs of adjacent buildings. I do have to comb her though.

My mother had a cat who actually liked to be vacuumed. That would be handy...

Unionist

lagatta4 wrote:

I'm watching Livia, my little black cat, explore roofs of adjacent buildings. I do have to comb her though.

My mother had a cat who actually liked to be vacuumed. That would be handy...

I love your interpretation of the thread topic, lagatta!

As for me...

I'm watching my words. And why? Just because.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I'm watching our trees come into bloom, a new one almost daily. The plum and cherry and peach trees are all flowering and the apple and maple trees are getting new leaves.

Unionist

Watched "Lion" on Netflix, a 2016 movie about a 5-year-old Indian boy who gets separated from his older brother and ends up 1600 km away from home and no clue how to get back. Then, many years later... but ok, that's enough. Breathtaking performances (IMHO) by Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

I'm watching our trees come into bloom, a new one almost daily. The plum and cherry and peach trees are all flowering and the apple and maple trees are getting new leaves.

I am envious! It snowed here again this morning. It's gone again, but gawds this feels endless.

Still loving Killing Eve. Saw Mrs Wilson - drama based on a true story, of actress Ruth Wilson's grandparents.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a26935365/mrs...

 

NDPP

The Chocolate Farmer

https://www.nfb.ca/film/chocolate_farmer/

"This full length documentary takes us to an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, where cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Maya ancestors, as a steward of the land..."

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Watching "The Loudest Voice" based on the career of Roger Ailes and his building Fox News into the conservative juggernaught  that it is to this day.

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