What are you watching right now?

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Somebody here speaks Old English?

 

If you speak English and German you should be able to understand it.

I did not know that fee comes from the German word "Vieh" meaning cattle.

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Fascinating and disturbing Netflix documentary. A ‘must see‘ especially for parents...


‘This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations’


Interesting and useful websites...Thesocialdilemma.com and datadetoxkit.org

 

 

 

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Finished watching 'Surviving Escobar: Alias JJ'

 

 

 

Watching Narcos now

 

 

 

I was in Bogota, consulting back in the day, so these movies brought back memories.

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I really enjoyed "Narcos". Very well made.

 

I watched "Unorthodox" on NF the other day and liked it a lot. I didn't know the actors but they were all very good.

 

I also watched "Hillbilly Elegy" with Glen Close, Amy Adams and others. Highly recommend.

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All this talk of a more contagious covid in London, got me to watching this movie..

 

 

and this

 

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Just watching the remaining few embers turn to ashes....   Then its bed time... 

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"Inside Llewyn Davis" (Coen Brothers, 2013) - on Mubi. A little gem of a film, funny but also touching. Looks great too.

 

"I'm Thinking of Ending Things " (Charlie Kaufman, 2020) - Netflix. Odd in a good quirky way.

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I'm watching the miniseries "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and laughing my ass off (again)!!! :D :D

 

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German TV at its finest : Der Feind

https://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/film/ferdinand-von-schirach-feinde/index.html

 

Two films viewing a fictional kidnapping. One from the view of the police,

who eventually water boards a suspect to get the location of the abducted child.

 

The other film from the viewpoint of the kidnapper's defence lawyer.

 

Wholly fictional - but based on constitutional law of Germany. But there are 

similarities to a case in Frankfurt on 2002. There, a cop threatened violence to a 

suspected child abductor.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_G%C3%A4fgen

(Sorry, but can't find an English version of the case.)

 

If your German is up to it - and you can stomach the storyline - well 

worth watching.

 

Also the starting point of a discussion - should torture ever be allowed?

 

 

 

 

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Not actually watching now, but

what about sitting on a rocky island, alone for a week.

And watching 60 film premiere.

 

Thats what you win in the Gothenberg Film Festival this year.

Short film about the prize:

Trailer

 

Odd though - mostly I come out of a cinema and talk about the film

we just saw. Watching 60 films in a week - ALONE - seems a bit,

well, Swedish to me...

 

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Charité, on ARD Mediathek, in German and with German subtitles.  Currently on S1, E5.  It’s keeping me engaged, and the storyline and accompanying vocabulary are useful for Corona times.  😀

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8th and final season of Spiral / Engrenages (on BBC) - will be sad when it's over, final episodes this weekend

 

Pretend It's A City - short doc series on Netflix showcasing Fran Leibowitz, directed by her chum Scorcese. Very droll, most entertaining.

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In the first seconds, the ferryman asks "what' you dooin at that there Sutton Hoo" ?

 

Sutton Hoo was something we learned about at school.

Wonderful film - who knows how accurate really - but well acted and scripted.

 

No blood

No guns

Only a hint of sex

 

Just a good film

 

 

 

 

Spoiler - what was really found

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What's this ?

Deutsche Telekom have put "Roadkill"  in their Mediathek and 

actually enabled the language option.

It is available in English!!!

 

Should have been my flummox of the day....

Saw the first two episodes last night. 

Nice and complicated political thriller with lots of plot twists.


 

 

I have almost given up on DT.

Even if their own program guide says "twin language option" / Zweikanalton,

it very seldom is... grrrr

 

 

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