Thursday Movie Picks 2020

Thursday Movie Picks: Non-English Language Movies

We are back again with the non-English language movies which is a yearly theme. I started to participate in TMP and I struggled with this theme. I’ve gotten so much better over the years though. I’ve watched more non-English movies and shows these past few years and it’s actually easier to pick. That being said, my movie watching has taken a huge dive into almost nothing this past year so I simply don’t have a lot to choose from in the first place. Regardless I tried my best and thanks to my local film festival I actually managed to see a few non-English movies.

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Favourite Performances of Immoral Characters

Recently I was slapped in the face by the Internet being stupid, which is something I rarely comment on because I know it won’t help. BUT when Sam Rockwell’s winning streak is being criticised, with arguments that he plays an unlikable character Dixon, who represents everything that is wrong with our society (a racist and homophobic cop) and that’s why Rockwell doesn’t deserve to win, I take offence and fight back. That is also the reason why I sat down this morning and decided that I was going to defend his portrayal of Dixon by pointing out numerous other great performances of bad characters. Here are some of my favourite immoral characters from television and film.

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Hannibal (Pilot)

Though this post is mostly about the pilot, there are also arguments from the second episode. Though, no need to be frightened, I kept it spoiler free!

This post comes with a slight delay (the pilot actually aired last week) since I wasn’t quite sure what kind of thoughts I had about Hannibal. One could say, after seeing two episodes, that I’m still indifferent with it. There’s something off about the show and yet, I can’t really put my finger on it but I will try to do my best when I explain my point of view and the still indifferent opinion about Hannibal.

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