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Finishes on Thursday, last runs of ‘ ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE’ - a rather disturbing look at the dumbing down of journalism under the stultifying influence of Corporate America. Could not be more timely an

Public Enemy  * * * * Creepy stuff, finished series one enjoying series two! https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/public-enemy https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2016/12/06/belgian

I’d be more than happy to pay for SBS on demand And pay more than Netflix which is a second rate product in comparison 

SBS On Demand ... I watched:

 

- War Of The Worlds -- slow-moving but interesting. If there's no more seasons then the story is left unresolved so don't bother.

- Willander -- tried dipping me toes into nordic noir but each episode is 90 minutes and not much payoff IMHO. Gave up after 5 episodes.

- The Head -- a complete story told in six episodes. Not perfect but a decent whodunnit.

 

This is with the OnDemand app on my iPad chrome-casting to my telly. Closed captions would often drift out of sync. Sometimes I could re-sync via start/stop, but sometimes not.

 

--Geoff 

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32 minutes ago, hired goon said:

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- War Of The Worlds -- slow-moving but interesting. If there's no more seasons then the story is left unresolved so don't bother.

Yep, I'm annoyed that it went nowhere too.

 

PS. It's Wallander 🙂

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I don’t mind when movies sort of just finish up without the finality of a book end style finish. When you think about it, it only really ends when you die. The Mrs, however, loses her shite. 😁

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A classic 1946 Michael Powell/ Emeric Pressburger film, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH gets a screening on SBS movies at 10.20 this evening.

Loaded with subtext, and not without humour, the ‘heavenly court room’ finale is an amazing visual treat. Any claimant to genuine love of cinema needs to tick this off the list of ‘must- see’ film.

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17 minutes ago, Anatoly Beaver-Hausen said:

A classic 1946 Michael Powell/ Emeric Pressburger film, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH gets a screening on SBS movies at 10.20 this evening.

Loaded with subtext, and not without humour, the ‘heavenly court room’ finale is an amazing visual treat. Any claimant to genuine love of cinema needs to tick this off the list of ‘must- see’ film.

Love the Powell & Pressburger films. There was a good doco on them from back in the 90s maybe? Must seek it out and watch it again, probably available to stream.

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1 hour ago, Anatoly Beaver-Hausen said:

A classic 1946 Michael Powell/ Emeric Pressburger film, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH gets a screening on SBS movies at 10.20 this evening.

Loaded with subtext, and not without humour, the ‘heavenly court room’ finale is an amazing visual treat. Any claimant to genuine love of cinema needs to tick this off the list of ‘must- see’ film.

Ah yes !--I recall being mesmerised with The Red Shoes--Jack Cardiff's brilliant colour -and the music --ha! Sir T Beecham no less conducting

 

A wonderful Classic

 

One can really say--they don't make'em like that today:(

 

Willco

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Has anybody watched “Spooks” ?

 

I’m assuming it must have something going for it given there are 10 series.

 

The thing that annoys me about our household is the missus won’t do subtitles as she is half on her phone....basically rules out any brilliant Scandi Noir....

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11 minutes ago, Ray H said:

Has anybody watched “Spooks” ?

 

I’m assuming it must have something going for it given there are 10 series.

 

The thing that annoys me about our household is the missus won’t do subtitles as she is half on her phone....basically rules out any brilliant Scandi Noir....

It’s British 

First few series are good but like most shows they deteriorate over time

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47 minutes ago, Ray H said:

Has anybody watched “Spooks” ?

 

I’m assuming it must have something going for it given there are 10 series.

 

The thing that annoys me about our household is the missus won’t do subtitles as she is half on her phone....basically rules out any brilliant Scandi Noir....

Lol doesn’t sound like she’s watching anyhow mate. You need Scandi in your life!

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2 hours ago, keyse1 said:

It’s British 

First few series are good but like most shows they deteriorate over time

I always enjoyed it but the repetitive race against time plot became annoying. Well worth watching. 

if you are watching with the missus and she loses track from spending time on the phone and she asks what’s happening, you can just say ‘they’ve got to disarm the bomb and catch the baddies’. Most episodes you’ll be right.

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On 12/10/2020 at 7:11 PM, Anatoly Beaver-Hausen said:

A classic 1946 Michael Powell/ Emeric Pressburger film, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH gets a screening on SBS movies at 10.20 this evening.

Loaded with subtext, and not without humour, the ‘heavenly court room’ finale is an amazing visual treat. Any claimant to genuine love of cinema needs to tick this off the list of ‘must- see’ film.

here it is without the sbs commercials  <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t3Xv70vkY8>

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On 13/10/2020 at 5:49 PM, Ray H said:

The thing that annoys me about our household is the missus won’t do subtitles as she is half on her phone....basically rules out any brilliant Scandi Noir....

I solved that problem: two tv's

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On 13/10/2020 at 5:49 PM, Ray H said:

Has anybody watched “Spooks” ?

 

I’m assuming it must have something going for it given there are 10 series.

 

The thing that annoys me about our household is the missus won’t do subtitles as she is half on her phone....basically rules out any brilliant Scandi Noir....

I was a fan of this show but didn’t pick it up until the later series. It finished up several years back.

 

I’m currently enjoying watching the series again from the beginning.

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Finishes on Thursday, last runs of ‘ ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE’ - a rather disturbing look at the dumbing down of journalism under the stultifying influence of Corporate America. Could not be more timely and a sobering reminder to protect what remains of investigative journalism in this country.

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11 hours ago, Anatoly Beaver-Hausen said:

Finishes on Thursday, last runs of ‘ ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE’ - a rather disturbing look at the dumbing down of journalism under the stultifying influence of Corporate America. Could not be more timely and a sobering reminder to protect what remains of investigative journalism in this country.

 

Off topic but there's a petition started by a former PM out there you can sign on this topic, closes on the 4th of November......

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Has anyone watched the reality show "Alone"? I've seen series 1 & 2 and really enjoyed them. Not a usual reality show, as they need skills to be a contestant in it.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, NoCoder said:

Has anyone watched the reality show "Alone"? I've seen series 1 & 2 and really enjoyed them. Not a usual reality show, as they need skills to be a contestant in it.

 

 

I binged every season on Foxtel when it was included with my NBN but it becomes very predictable after a while. Still a massive step up from drama based 'survivor' et al.  I think the couples/pairs season was the one I enjoyed most.

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7 minutes ago, SkipEsquire said:

I binged every season on Foxtel when it was included with my NBN but it becomes very predictable after a while. Still a massive step up from drama based 'survivor' et al.  I think the couples/pairs season was the one I enjoyed most.

I stopped after Season 2, as it changes location mfrom Vancouver Island and wanted to have a break to lesson the comparison I would make it my head. 

I like that it is actually a challenge and need grit and skills there's not the usually personality issues with contestants plotting and fighting.

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On 27/10/2020 at 8:45 PM, Darren69 said:

Raven is a must see. A very tragic sad story and a masterpiece.

We have just finished this series and would have to agree with the quote above.  This is a must see series and the cinematography is breathtaking. 

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Finished up season 3 of Gomorah - really enjoying it. Season 4 coming soon.

 

Now watching Stan Lee’s “Lucky Man” also pretty watchable.

 

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On 13/10/2020 at 5:49 PM, Ray H said:

Has anybody watched “Spooks” ?

I’m assuming it must have something going for it given there are 10 series....

I watched it from the first series, and I recommend beginning at the start.  Excellent series.  Nice trajectory of characters, with the turnover you expect in that type of workplace but the character changes from each series never upset continuity or quality.  The writing and performances never disappointed.  When the series ended they continued with a feature film. 

 

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I've been watching the fourth season of Fargo, which I felt was disjointed story wise by the time it got to episode 5  [ I suspect a break in production because of Covid might be the reason ], but has come along quite well after just watching episode 10.

 

Chris Rock is a surprisingly good actor in his role.

 

Can't wait to see how it ends next week.

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The 12th Man. A must see Norwegian war thriller

 

Swiss Army Man- one of the most random and richly entertaining movies I’ve ever seen 

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I'm loving Season 4 of Gomorrah; it happens to feature Salvatore Esposito  who also had a strong role in Fargo Season 4 which I finished watching the other day.

Also juggling Season 8 of the fine French series Spiral.

There's so much great viewing on SBS On Demand.

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On 08/12/2020 at 9:30 PM, soundfan said:

I'm loving Season 4 of Gomorrah; it happens to feature Salvatore Esposito  who also had a strong role in Fargo Season 4 which I finished watching the other day.

Also juggling Season 8 of the fine French series Spiral.

There's so much great viewing on SBS On Demand.

Gomorrah is one of the more addictive shows I have seen in the last couple of years.. SBS has got to the point where it is better than Amazon prime or Disney and at no cost, simply brilliant.

 

im looking to watch fortitude next I think.

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On 27/11/2020 at 1:53 PM, Tweaky said:

I've been watching the fourth season of Fargo, which I felt was disjointed story wise by the time it got to episode 5  [ I suspect a break in production because of Covid might be the reason ], but has come along quite well after just watching episode 10.

 

Chris Rock is a surprisingly good actor in his role.

 

Can't wait to see how it ends next week.

Yeah a bit disjointed but the quality of cast, production etc... more than makes up for a tad weak plot points.

Chris Rock really owned it and there were really no weaknesses in the cast or acting. They may have bitten off more than could possibly be chewed in the 10-11 episode Fargo format and the COVID disruption certainly had an impact.

 

So far though no seasons can compare to Season 3 - largely due to David Thewlis wizardry and really clockwork plot. Still the 'Wizard of Oz' themed East/West episode 9 of Season 4 is among my fave (if not the fave) Fargo episode ever.

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On 08/12/2020 at 6:18 PM, Darren69 said:

The 12th Man. A must see Norwegian war thriller

 

Swiss Army Man- one of the most random and richly entertaining movies I’ve ever seen 

Swiss Army Man, was gold. 👍

Very random, very funny.

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Departure. Avoid. Think advertising inclusivity meets Days Of Our Lives with someone trying to pack 37 side-stories in as well. Hideous.

 

Low Winter Sun starts average but gets better, I enjoyed it.

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