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'Killers of the Flower Moon' named best film of 2023 by National Board of Review

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KOTFM busted more bladders than any film in history - reading the book was a much better experience than sitting through Scorsese's bloated production. The "reality" of this American "history lesson" depicted on screen was severely compromised by using two male movie stars whose faces were all too well-known to play anyone but themselves.

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'Best film' as in ticks all the right boxes or as in the best film?

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KOTFM busted more bladders than any film in history - reading the book was a much better experience than sitting through Scorsese's bloated production. The "reality" of this American "history lesson" depicted on screen was severely compromised by using two male movie stars whose faces were all too well-known to play anyone but themselves.

It depends. Some like the movie some preferred the book, it doesn’t matter we all have different tastes, I heard some people they thought the movie was better than the book, it just depends on who you’re asking, and it really doesn’t matter. The movie was really good. I watched it the other day always been a fan of Scorsese’s.

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Recently, a Korean+English language film won the Gotham Awards and will be a strong contender for this year's best film

"Gotham Awards: ‘Past Lives’ Wins Best Feature"

https://deadline.com/2023/11/gotham-awards-2023-winners-list-1235638894/

Two men, who are neither friends nor strangers, and a woman sit together at a bar on one "extraordinary" night in New York City. So goes the real-life story of Celine Song that inspired Past Lives, her breakout directorial debut film about two childhood sweethearts who reconnect decades later.

Past Lives sees Nora and Hae Sung have an epic reunion in New York City 24 years after they're torn apart as kids when she moves from South Korea to Canada. Song came to Canada as a child before heading to the Big Apple as an adult.

The story unfolds in three chronological acts: 24 years ago in Seoul during the last days before Nora’s family immigrates to North America; 12 years later, when Nora and Hae Sung briefly reconnect over Facebook and Skype as students on opposite sides of the world; and then the present, when Hae Sung visits New York to see Nora — now married to an American man, Arthur. What could easily be a melodramatic love triangle in different hands instead is a quiet exploration of finding resolution and making peace with the roads taken and not taken in one’s life.

The South Korean–born Canadian filmmaker said the inspiration for the movie came down to a moment when she found herself sitting at a bar "between my childhood sweetheart, who came to visit me from Korea and only really speaks Korean, and my husband, who I live with in New York City and only speaks English."

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Very good movie. Bur again way too long.

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