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  • 205 - "Akane No Mai"

    Quick note on the title: Akane No Mai means Akane's dance. Also I think the word that got @A_Ron_Hubbard confused was Ronin, basically a Samurai without a master. Ninja/Shinobi is a different class of people who are mercenaries or assassins. They are for hire and do not have allegiance to a lord.

    What a stunning finish to a great season! To me, the world in Humans just keep expanding, and the stakes keep getting higher. It started with one ordinary family in season 1 but at the end of this season you see the impact of conscious synths throughout the country (if not internationally), and how people and the government react to them. There are questions and mysteries to be answered, but never the one-note "is this guy/gal a robot?" I really think @A_Ron_Hubbard will enjoy this show because a bunch of the humans here are actively trying to learn, be more compassionate, and overcome their prejudice, even if they come up short sometimes. Side note: I freaking love the way Mia runs. It's a small touch but the mechanical awkwardness is absolutely on point.
  • 308: Crisis Theory

    Saw this by chance and thought people in this thread might enjoy it. Living Mall in Taipei, which is currently being demolished, had a structure that looked *quite* similar to Rohoboho.  Cc: @Jim ; @A_Ron_Hubbard

    Back in its glory days:

  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    fidoz said:
    Freddy said:
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    I just put a poll up on The Big Picture Facebook group asking what movie I should watch for my 200th movie of this year. I should hit that milestone on Wednesday. I'll throw the options up on here too. I haven't seen any of these movies. 

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Chunking Express
    3. Miller's Crossing
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Vertigo
    I love Chunking Express for how delightfully weird it is. You also get to see one of the earlier collaborations between Wong Kar-Wai and his long-time cinematographer Christopher Doyle featuring psychedelic colors and fluid movement they continued to employ for decades to come. It is a chatty snapshot of a Hong Kong that no longer exists after its return to China one year after this movie was released. The music almost seems too much for how it is used but feels very true to the time and space. Finally, the four main characters were played by an all-star cast so you get a really good introduction of some of the biggest names in Chinese-speaking movies. Enjoy!