Zach Lowe wrote a great article about Brandon Ingram. Really seems to suggest there's a chance Ingram could further develop into a top ~3 player.
Here are some other parts of it:
> Van Gundy walked out of Ingram's house and called his brother, Jeff, a decorated coach and current analyst for ESPN. "This guy," Van Gundy told his brother, "is the real deal."
> Redick has been exhorting Ingram since last season that he might average a triple-double, and become a top-10 player. "I'm not gonna stop until I'm the best," Ingram once replied. Other confidantes have heard Ingram state similarly lofty goals to the one he once told Redick. "It's almost eerie to hear a kid say, 'I want to be the best ever,'" Stackhouse said.
> "The guy watches more film than any player I've been around except maybe Chris Paul," Redick said. "He is the hardest worker I've ever seen," said Larry Nance Jr., Ingram's teammate in L.A. for parts of two seasons. "The rest of us would get [to practice], and he'd already be drenched in sweat."
> Vinson told Ingram he was pointing his right foot inward upon his release, sapping power from his legs and throwing his body out of alignment -- another voice offering to repair Ingram's game. Vinson slapped tape onto the floor and would not let Ingram shoot unless his toes were straight across the tape. Vinson stood behind Ingram, reaching his arms up, warning Ingram not to bring the ball back so far as to hit him. > Ingram and the other young players then left for some summer time away from the team. He asked Vinson for notes and drills to do. Vinson emailed them. > When Ingram returned in September 2019, his jumper looked so good, Vinson pulled aside Trajan Langdon, the Pelicans' GM, and asked if Ingram had played some sort of trick on him, officials recalled.
I'm an amateur film lover, as I'm sure many of the folks in /r/movies are. I will be the first to also admit that I was also one of the lucky ones last year to have 'boredom' as one of my biggest problems, and so to everyone reading this I hope you have a far better 2021.
Watching lots of movies isn't necessarily something new to me, especially in such a vast quantity, I watched a lot in 2019 as well and it's something that works for me. I know some people say they don't like watching so many in quick succession for various reasons, and that's cool, just know that this works for me and I like to think I have a fairly good memory of almost everything I've watched (certainly all of the ones that I've enjoyed). And I can safely say I don't feel burnout coming on either...at least not yet, fingers crossed.
I also feel we're incredibly lucky to live in the era that we live in, watching films has never been easier than it has now, there's so many ways, both legal and illegal. Just this year alone, we've had four major classics receive Blu-rays for the first time ever, Satantango, Los Olvidados, Roman Holiday and Beau Travail. I can't even begin to imagine how frustrating it must have been to be an amateur movie lover in previous decades without the conveniences we have today and without access to the benefits of being in film industry circles.
As a result, it becomes a case of, the more you watch, the more great movies you realise are out there and the 'never-ending watchlist syndrome' becomes a real thing. But I take that as a positive knowing that this isn't some tick-box exercise and that watching movies is a life-long journey. After all, we all watch movies for different reasons, sometimes to laugh, to kill time, to make us better people, for catharsis and various other purposes.
To keep this relatively short for the main post (I can detail further in the comments if anyone's interested) I'll post my top 5 (in no particular order) for each calendar month of 2020, varying from popular favourites to ones I feel like deserve way more attention in the general conversation.
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It really annoys me when people deride the Last Samurai as a "white saviour" film. I don't deny that there are certain films that fall under the category of "white saviour" and the most blatant in my memory is "The Great Wall" starring Matt Damon, but in my eyes anyone who applies the same label to The Last Samurai is just looking for something to be racist or to offend them.
If you didn't understand the movie, Nathan Algren is not "The Last Samurai" he is just a vessel for the (likely western) audience to witness the story of the Last Samurai, that being Katsumoto. He is not a saviour. In fact the exact opposite is true, he is saved by the Samurai. He goes to Japan depressed, alcoholic and suicidal, and during his time amongst the Samurai they give him a reason to live. The film is a beautiful and respectful showcase of the difference between two different cultures, showing where they differ (e.g. the use of seppuku) and where they are hold common ground (e.g. a warrior spirit). It's a really beautiful and thought provoking film, and I hate when people give such a shallow and dismissive criticism of it just because the main protagonist is white.
Edit: Someone pointed out in the comments that one of the many people "The Last Samurai" is based on was a black man. I can't find any evidence of this, the main name that I can find related to the story is of Jules Brunet who was white, however I wouldn't see the film as any lesser if the main character was played by an actor such as Jamie Foxx. So to all the people who say that it is a "white saviour" film, would you call it a "black saviour" film if nothing changed except for the main character being played by Jamie Foxx instead of Tom Cruise?
Edit 2: I do understand that samurai is also plural, so the title could refer to the last group of samurai, but in my mind I always considered Katsumoto as a stand-in to represent samurai culture as a whole in the same way that Algren is a stand-in for western culture, so that's why I saw Katsumoto as the titular character, but that's just my reading of it.
Chances are these settings are holding you back from seeing the proper graphics by making them blurry or otherwise not as nice as without these settings enabled.
This is also true for many more games on the market, so that's a universal 'fix'.
Edit: You can also try to turn off depth of field (it's slightly similar to motion blur). (thanks for pointing that one out u/destaree )
Edit2: Also remember to update your AMD and nVidia drivers that were released very recently specifically to support Cyberpunk 2077.
Hey guys, I hope the beginning of the year has been great for y'all. I got into custom keeb building early 2020, and found this reddit community a couple months after, and have been discovering something new every week. Definitely had a hole already in my wallet from custom PC building, now got multiple holes, it's great.
Anyhow, I have a Purple NK65 that I have used the past couple months, neat beginner board, and since it's hot-swap, I was able to use all kinds of switches on it. It does have some damage on the plate, but doesn't affect the performance, and won't show once you assembled the keyboard.
What you will receive:
To enter the giveaway, simply comment your go-to switch. I would like to see everyone's preference on switches.
Shipping costs will not be covered. You will be responsible for the shipping fees/import duties/tax. Will use USPS for NA, Fedex for everywhere else.
The winner will be chosen through a generator after 24 hours of this posting. Hoping for a good year!