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The Best 100 Films of the 21st Century

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It might seem a little premature to be ranking the films of the century, but there’s nothing wrong with ranking the films of the past 16 years. A list at BBC Culture used the input of 177 movie critics from 36 countries. Yes, they included movies from 2000, although some will argue whether that year is in the 21st century. At the top of the list:

10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Check out the entire list of 100 movies and how the list was compiled at BBC Culture. If you’re like me, you might want to save the list for future use when you have time on a weekend, or for when you retire.  

 

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WhatsApp wooed users with privacy promise, but will soon share data with Facebook

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A Facebook logo is displayed on the side of a tour bus in New York, 2015. REUTERS

The mobile messaging app will soon begin sharing with Facebook the phone numbers and analytics data for its more than one billion users.

When messaging app WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum promised the deal wouldn't affect users' privacy.

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Gonna move back to Viber...
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Modern tribes: the men’s rights activist

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Show us the evidence women would have done a better job of history – you’ll find there isn’t any

Here’s to Philip Davies for telling it like it is, it’s women should be locked up not us men, you seen what happened to him since? And they say women are the victims, but that’s what happens when you take on the old monstrous regiment, it’s fair to say rational argument isn’t your feminist girly’s strong point, and that’s being kind to the poor little snowflakes, that’s why we’ve got to take them on at their own game, start our own party, refuse to surrender to the march of political correctness. Do you know how many people from MGTOW have been on Question Time recently? Men Going Their Own Way – AKA proof the ladies finally lost the argument. Well let me tell you, nada, zero, none, not since the feminazis closed down free speech. When was the last time you heard anyone ask what was wrong with men running everything? If it was so terrible how come nobody even complained until the suffragettes, now there’s a bunch of whiny old hags, Emmeline Pankhurst, state of her.

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Unfortunately this makes "men's rights activists" sound a lot less sinister than they really are...
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'Betrayal of trust': WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook and corporations

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The world's most popular messenger, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp, will give its users' personal information to its parent company and plans to make it easier for businesses to contact subscribers. WhatsApp claims the changes won't endanger privacy. WhatsApp, which is used by over 1 billion people each month, published a statement as part of a revision of its terms and privacy policy. "By coordinating more with Facebook, we'll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook's systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them," said the California-based company. In practice, the benefits are less likely to be for WhatsApp, and more for data-hungry Facebook, which will know even more about its members. "When WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook it was able to reassure users that it would remain independent," Pamela Clark-Dickson, analyst at tech consultancy firm Ovum, told the BBC. "Now it's giving Facebook phone numbers - some might say that's a betrayal of trust. In a small way, it has gone back on what it said it wouldn't do."
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Schumacher’s “cheating” was justified – Lauda | F1 Fanatic Round-up

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In the round-up: Schumacher's "cheating" was justified - Lauda • Button backs 2017 tyre and aero changes • £6.4bn F1 power deal mooted
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Sounds like Lauda just straight up admitted Mercedes are cheating #f1 #cheating
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Life as a Berserker

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On the plus side, the afterlife plan is pretty solid.

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That's gotta be my favourite pun of the year so far
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Ikea what you did there
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