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Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

Further, Peter, the profundity of the moment I mention above is enhanced not diminished by the fact that minutes before Wayne spares Wood he scalps an Indian. You see, Pete, THE SEARCHERS is not a film for the faint of heart, faint of mind, faint of soul. I'ts like THE ODYSSEY, THE ILIAD, both of which, I believe, were genre pieces back in the day. As was all of Greek drama for that matter. I hope your Irish grandfather got a decent lunch. Case closed.

Posted by Angela Tallis on 01/18/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

I was most touched by that final shot of poor, homeless Ethan Edwards (John Wayne), back view, going out the door... to what? solitude? his horse? Swatting all those bad-guy Comanches like flies had been thirsty work. The big man was bee-lining for his first real whisky since breakfast. The slaughter scene kept me guessing. I was trying to pick out my Irish grandfather who'd been hired as a Redskin for the day.

Posted by Peter Byrne on 01/18/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

When John Wayne lifts up Natalie Wood, he sees an Indian he hates, wants to smash on the rocks. But also a little girl that he lifted up early in the film and has always loved. In a split-second he opts for love. If it isn't the most profound moment in American cinema, it's close. Damn close. Everyone goes home - except Wayne who doesn't have a home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_j3NrcDiS…

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Posted by Angela Tallis on 01/18/2018 at 9:41 AM

Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

Exactly, John Ford was a good cook.

But what's surprising about 'The Searchers' is how it promoted white supremacy as late as 1956. That mindset tended to go underground in those years under pressure from political correctness. It's out in the open again now.

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Posted by Peter Byrne on 01/18/2018 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Potheads rejoice: Illinois lawmakers move to legalize recreational weed

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Posted by Maria Lugard on 01/18/2018 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Potheads rejoice: Illinois lawmakers move to legalize recreational weed

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Posted by Maria Lugard on 01/18/2018 at 8:07 AM

Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

It may be a great genre movie.

A good cook following a time-tested recipe closely can serve a good meal. A chef with a recipe of his own has a chance of cooking a great meal.

I'll see 'The Commuter' but am already yawning over those fights in the racing train.

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Posted by Peter Byrne on 01/18/2018 at 8:03 AM
Posted by Stu Pedasso on 01/18/2018 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Activists clash with aldermen over community benefits at Obama Presidential Center hearing, and other Chicago news

My Presidential Center? Whole damn NYC Trump Tower: THE MUSEUM OF ME! ! !

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Posted by Sez Me on 01/18/2018 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Alinsky and Gingrich—separated at mirth? Alinsky's son speaks

I will wager that Newt Gingrich is a better educated man than any of these from David Alinsky to Michael Milner to Eric Zorn. Western civilization was not built by liberalism or communism. That failed philosophy came out of the French Revolution. Little concern for the poor in the world in politics happened until Karl Marx met fascist pretending to be a communist, Fredrick Engels. Engels was a member of the "League of the Just" or the "League of Just Men", it was Engels who had Marx bamboozled. Communists and socialists will not survive the Judgement of Jesus Christ for their sins of murder, theft and Idolatry.

Posted by dennisR8 on 01/17/2018 at 9:41 PM

Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

Yes, Peter, for starters: THE SEARCHERS.

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Posted by Angela Tallis on 01/17/2018 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Obama insiders say he'll step up campaigning in 2018 as midterm elections approach, and other Chicago news

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Posted by Sez Me on 01/17/2018 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Commuter is the first great movie of 2018

But can a genre movie be a great movie?

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Posted by Peter Byrne on 01/17/2018 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Obama insiders say he'll step up campaigning in 2018 as midterm elections approach, and other Chicago news

Democrats should politely tell Obama "no thanks."

Under his watch they lost the house, senate, 1,000s of state legistlature seats, TONS of gubernatorial offices, and because of all that, lost a seat on the Supreme Court as well that could've solidly swung the court to at least the middle on a lot of issues, away from the Right.

And jeez, couple that with making the Bush tax cuts permanent, continuing the "War On Terror," declaring his DOJ would take a "hands off" approach to prosecuting bank & mortgage fraud & white collar crime, letting healthcare lobbyists & big business write his Affordable Care Act and actively killing any attempts for a single payer approach, letting Big Business write his anti-trust policy...

Yikes, here I go again! Makes you wonder why Republicans hated him so much in the first place? They couldn't have ASKED for a better president.

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Posted by Moe N DeLawn on 01/17/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Potheads rejoice: Illinois lawmakers move to legalize recreational weed

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Re: “Potheads rejoice: Illinois lawmakers move to legalize recreational weed

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Re: “Potheads rejoice: Illinois lawmakers move to legalize recreational weed

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Re: “Two gubernatorial candidates support repealing Illinois’s rent control ban

Somehow that quote from the article I linked to got truncated and there are things missing. Here is that full passage"

"Economists are virtually unanimous in concluding that rent controls are destructive. In a 1990 poll of 464 economists published in the May 1992 issue of the American Economic Review, 93 percent of U.S. respondents agreed, either completely or with provisos, that 'a ceiling on rents reduces the quantity and quality of housing available.' Similarly, another study reported that more than 95 percent of the Canadian economists polled agreed with the statement. The agreement cuts across the usual political spectrum, ranging all the way from Nobel Prize winners milton friedman and friedrich hayek on the 'right' to their fellow Nobel laureate gunnar myrdal, an important architect of the Swedish Labor Partys welfare state, on the 'left.' Myrdal stated, 'Rent control has in certain Western countries constituted, maybe, the worst example of poor planning by governments lacking courage and vision.' His fellow Swedish economist (and socialist) Assar Lindbeck asserted, 'In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a cityexcept for bombing.' That cities like New York have clearly not been destroyed by rent control is due to the fact that rent control has been relaxed over the years"

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Re: “Potheads rejoice: Illinois lawmakers move to legalize recreational weed

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