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Even though I was the student while sparing with my professor, I was also unknowingly a teacher as my son was watching. "Dad, can we practice Jiu Jitsu in your room?" is becoming a common request in my house. This picture reminded me we never know who might be watching. Even if we don't think we know a lot or don't think we are very good at something, someone might still be looking to us for guidance or help. ▫️ #bedabjj#bjjkids#bjjmotivation#bjjfam#jiujitsu#bjj#father
Magnolia (1999) – part 2 As for the story itself, I think it's impossible to give a meaningful short summary. This film does not deal with the development of the story, as much as it deals with characterization and character development. Although the events are interesting, the film focuses on the psychology of characters who, each in their own way, experience their own, seemingly unrelated traumas, during the unusually stressful 24 hours in Los Angeles. And when their paths eventually cross, the film culminates in an explosion of emotions. I'd like to find out what inspires someone to such ideas. How did all of this come to young Anderson's mind? And what fascinates me the most is the ability of someone, with only 29 years of life experience, to fathom this deep in the human soul, thus skillfully tell the story, and thus masterfully direct it. Even if I had dilemmas how to rate it while I was watching it, once the frogs fell, pure ten out of ten fell together with them. 10/10 #magnolia#drama#paulthomasanderson#oscarnominee#pattonoswalt#tomcruise#williamhmacy#jasonrobards#juliannemoore#johncreilly#coincidence#father#prodigy#cancer#frog#misogyny#deathbed#dating#police#drugs#suicide#seduction#trauma#past#regret#atonement
Magnolia (1999) – part 1 This movie deserves your patience 14 December 2018 Somewhere after half an hour, maybe forty minutes, I was on the verge of giving up. Music at the beginning of the film is loud, irritating and covers dialogue and narration. If I had not used the subtitles, I would not be able to follow, and if the film continued in that manner, I probably would quit. Besides, I was a bit bored. This is one of those movies that initially seem pointless, not as boring as that they do not lead anywhere and are a waste of time. And when you add the fact that it lasts for three hours, one has to wonder whether it's worth it to invest. In this case, the answer is - it's worth! Paul Thomas Anderson in his thirty-year career has not made many films. He mainly directed short documentaries and music videos. His only work that I've seen so far is "Boogie Nights", which I quite liked, and that, combined with the cast, is what convinced me not to give up on "Magnolia". The cast is fantastic. There are Tom Cruise, Melora Walters, Philip Baker Hall, William H. Macy, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Alfred Molina, Luis Guzmán. But not only are the main roles entrusted to famous faces. In totally minor roles, without dialogue and only for a moment, names such as Neil Flynn and Patton Oswalt appear. This is one of the best roles of Tom Cruise, but I can not help feeling that the movie would be even better if it was assigned to someone else. #magnolia#drama#paulthomasanderson#oscarnominee#pattonoswalt#tomcruise#williamhmacy#jasonrobards#juliannemoore#johncreilly#coincidence#father#prodigy#cancer#frog ##misogyny#deathbed#dating#cop#drugs#suicide#seduction#trauma#past#regret#atonement