Josh’s Top Ten Films of 2023
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The post Josh’s Top Ten Films of 2023 appeared first on Battleship Pretension. In a year where the prevailing entertainment news was about strikes crippling the industry, the good news is there were a lot of great movies to catch at the theaters. List-making is silly, but we all love it anyway, and it gives us a chance to talk about why we like what we like. Here’s ten movies I liked this year. 10. Poor Things Our newest romp through Yorgos Lanthimos’ twisted brain is the most surreal one. The world of Poor Things is strange, inscrutable, and visually fascinating. The way, perhaps, a Franken ..read more
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Patreon: BPs Nominations
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The post Patreon: BPs Nominations appeared first on Battleship Pretension. This week on the Patreon, David and Scott Nye discuss the BPs nominations. This episode is available to Patreon subscribers only. Tiers start as low as $2 per month. Become a Patron! The BPs nominations include Sandra Hüller for Anatomy of a Fall and more! Become a Patron! Swabbie Tier ($2 per month): A great way to dip your toes in the water. This tier gets you one bonus episode per month. Petty Officer Tier ($5 per month): This will grant you access to new episodes created just for our patrons. Admiral Tier ($10 ..read more
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Home Video Hovel: The Heroic Trio/Executioners, by Rudie Obias
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The post Home Video Hovel: The Heroic Trio/Executioners, by Rudie Obias appeared first on Battleship Pretension. When I think of the Criterion Collection’s mission statement of “publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world,” I think about the size and undertaking of selecting a film, restoring it with high quality picture and sound, curating bonus features, packaging it with ultra cool artwork, and then having to justify adding the film to the beloved collection to cinema nitwits like me. Sometimes reviews and podcasts might even add a line like, “is it worth addi ..read more
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The One Where I Met Your Mother: Season Six, Episode Twenty-One: “The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth’s Dad”/”Hopeless”
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The post The One Where I Met Your Mother: Season Six, Episode Twenty-One: “The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth’s Dad”/”Hopeless” appeared first on Battleship Pretension. Natalie and David write a novel with Phoebe in “The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth’s Dad” and pretend to write plays with Marshall in “Hopeless.” Friends season six, episode twenty-one, “The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth’s Dad”: Ross is nervous about meeting Paul, Elizabeth’s dad, and invites the gang to the coffeehouse for moral support. How I Met Your Mother season six, episode twenty-one, “Hopeless”: When Barney tries to b ..read more
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Home Video Hovel: Nothing but a Man, by Scott Nye
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The post Home Video Hovel: Nothing but a Man, by Scott Nye appeared first on Battleship Pretension. Due to the very nature of the conflict worth exploring, there’s an unfortunate dearth of contemporaneous fiction films made about the Black experience in Jim Crow, pre-Civil Rights Act America. Few white filmmakers wanted to touch it. Fewer Black filmmakers had the resources to make a film at all. That’s even before you try to find an audience. It was tough enough to get a film through that directly addressed racism, and that often required some degree of assuaging the guilt of a white liberal ..read more
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New to Home Video 2/20/24
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The post New to Home Video 2/20/24 appeared first on Battleship Pretension. Check out our reviews of what’s new to home video 2/20/24: Even at the start, the vacation is not going well – Leon (Thomas Schubert) and Felix (Langston Uibel) are meant to spend a week or so at the latter’s family house near the ocean, when their car breaks down. Then, after walking the rest of the way to the house, they find someone’s been staying there; Felix’s mom forgot she also leant the place to Nadja (Paula Beer), a friend’s daughter or niece or something to that effect. That’s quite the intrusion as Leon esp ..read more
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Episode 883: Individual Achievements 2023
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The post Episode 883: Individual Achievements 2023 appeared first on Battleship Pretension. In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by Scott Nye to discuss their favorite individual achievements in film in 2023. Our favorite individual achievements in film from 2023 include Franz Rogowski in Ira Sachs’ Passages and more! Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more. Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler ..read more
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Patreon: Scott’s Movie Journal February 2024
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The post Patreon: Scott’s Movie Journal February 2024 appeared first on Battleship Pretension. This week on the Patreon, David and Scott Nye run down Scott’s Movie Journal February 2024. This episode is available to Patreon subscribers only. Tiers start as low as $2 per month. Become a Patron! Scott’s Movie Journal February 2024 includes The Beekeeper and more! Become a Patron! Swabbie Tier ($2 per month): A great way to dip your toes in the water. This tier gets you one bonus episode per month. Petty Officer Tier ($5 per month): This will grant you access to new episodes created just fo ..read more
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Movie Meltdown: Attack of the 2023 Oscar Nominees!
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The post Movie Meltdown: Attack of the 2023 Oscar Nominees! appeared first on Battleship Pretension. Movie Meltdown – Attack of the 2023 Oscar Nominees! Composer Erich Stem once again joins us as we play and discuss all the 2023 Oscar nominees for both Best Original Song and Best Original Score. And as we try to decide if we are really into serialism or total serialism, we also cover… the mandocello, the use of motives, electro punk, Tōru Takemitsu, chord progression, it disrupts the food industry, Threnody, sci-fi predictions, singing about battling oil and greed, Woman in the ..read more
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Sarah’s Top Ten Films of 2023
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The post Sarah’s Top Ten Films of 2023 appeared first on Battleship Pretension. I know I have some big gaps this year in what I was able to see, but I am feeling the impact of moving away from a major city. In particular, my access to foreign cinema has diminished. But I still saw lots of good movies this year. I have a short list of honorable mentions: You Hurt My Feelings, Foe, May December, The Killer, and Reality. 10. Leave the World Behind This was the hardest slot on my list to fill because it could have been any of my honorable mentions. But we all have certain things that just really ..read more
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