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Great series. The ending.... your thoughts. How I miss IMDB chat boards... shut down in 2017. One of the best shows I have ever seen Blood Diamond When is Season 7? One of the best things on TV Season 4 Fantastic. Still... View all posts >


Episode 1 announced him. And Della and LA actually. At the end, the most famous Perry Mason score was played. So you you knew that S2 would be Mason as a lawyer and Della is actually better at it than he is at times. But Hamilton Burger in S1 said something I think we are going to see next. He said no one ever confesses on the stand. That is classic Perry Mason from the series you mentioned. I think we will see that next. I love seeing Los Angeles in the 30s. It was the most beautiful at this time and a far cry from what it is now. It was fantastic. One of the best. This was an homage to incredible stunts and being in the city of Paris. Fireworks. And it came full circle. Wick’s story was was never going to be about much more than killing as long as there was a bounty. The Arc de Triomphe scene was perhaps the most perfect and greatest of all. I have never in my life seen anything like it. The steps going to Sacre Coeur was straight out of choreography that is reminiscent of Kelly or Astaire. I actually got queasy with the drone one. But brilliant. The game rules made sense. The old fashioned duel. His pistol: the TTI Pit Viper. The inclusion of the other puppy. Sunrise at the sacred heart was resplendent. “I’m in heaven.” There was nothing like Wick 1. But this finale matched it. I think Bernadelli has slipped. 4 stars for Avatar. Jeez. And if Ebert was around, he’d give this one 4 stars. As it is, his website critic gave it 3-1/2. People should see this in the theater and relish it. The trailers lasted 25 minutes. The popcorn was stale. But the movie was spectacular. And stay after the credits. Don’t leave. I think that is a spoiler for those who haven’t seen it. Maybe not a big one. Good. Because it completed the circle. Did you stay after the credits? It may have been long but it didn’t seem it. It was one thing after another. At some point, people were clapping in the theater after every unbelievable stunt. I can only imagine what Parisians thought when making the Arc de Triomphe scene - kind of like the Downtown LA heist street scene in Heat. Everything was spectacular - way and above what I could ever have imagined. Wow. What a movie. Saw it at IMAX. Greatest stunt scenes. Even the dog. This movie came out during a time where this was part of a new genre - the political thriller. It was just months after Watergate. There were others: The Parallax View and the critically acclaimed The Conversation. Where someone who is not extraordinary living an ordinary life suddenly comes up against someone who now wants them eliminated. Realized paranoia. Pelican’s Brief later on. Earlier, North by Northwest. Today, see Netflix’s The Night Agent. The book is Six Days of the Condor. And it all comes down to Middle East oil in the end. But Redford was an analyst. Part of a think tank who identifies red flags in literature, magazines, etc. He thought a poorly written and received thriller novel published in many languages was a red flag. Why in all these languages? It’s called gathering intelligence. So he wrote a brief and someone felt threatened and wanted to nip it in the bud. If Redford hadn’t gone out the back door to get lunch, everyone would have been dead and no one was going to pursue it to solve it. As for the ending, Joubert (von Sydow) just says he’s not going to come after him but someday someone will. It will happen like this he says….as you’re walking down the street…. Also Redford, now a whistleblower, assumes what he says will be published. It most likely won’t. This was a good entertaining movie. I don’t understand the criticism. Ebert gave it 3-1/2 stars and says it was well made. I loved it because of Vincent. That high kick was fantastic. Really good movie. That’s why I mentioned the quote from Bruce Davis, Academy Director at the time (2010). It wasn’t because of the Fawcett omission. I think it’s telling when he says it’s intentional, and that he stood by the decision despite complaints from the family. And that happens every year. For me, this is where I believe names are compiled in a comprehensive list where it is then hacked down into rankings. They are probably instructed to follow some kind of criteria. The Academy Director reviews and approves the list. It’s too big of deal to trust to clueless 20-something interns. But your point is a very good one as far as relevance and timing and that would affect the criteria. I agree with ecarle - These omissions are so flagrant and nonsensical they can't be mere oversights. It is interesting to note, that Sorvino’s wife and daughter made their feelings known, but I don’t think we heard from Andrew Stevens. Kirk Douglas passed away right before the Academy Awards, and he was included in the In Memoriam tribute. Actually, they probably wanted to do more. But, the timing was the same as for Sizemore. This proves timing isn’t an issue. As I said, this seems to happen every year. Maybe this year is the year that they will revise the process and figure it out for future In Memoriams because of all the complaints. But here is an idea of the past few years: 2022 Monica Vitti Ed Asner Robert Downey Sr. Gaspard Ulliel 2021 Michael Lonsdale Jessica Walter Ben Cross Ann Reinking 2020 Michael J. Pollard Luke Perry Jan-Michael Vincent Carol Lynley Sue Lyon 2019 Stanley Donen - Singin’ in the Rain director Gary Kurtz - Star Wars and American Graffiti producer Carol Channing Sondra Locke View all replies >