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by Suture Self
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Björk has released a statement on Lars von Trier.
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Björk has released a statement on Lars von Trier.

Lars Von Trier has always come off as quite perverse and scummy in interviews to me I knew that Lars von Trier was tough to work with for everyone involved on set (John C. Reilly once stormed off set and refused to work with LvT again; Björk acted similarly), but the sexual harassment allegations a...
by Suture Self
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Björk has released a statement on Lars von Trier.
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Björk has released a statement on Lars von Trier.

You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/bjork/posts/10155777444371460 i am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a danish director . because i come from a country that is one of the worlds place closest to equality between the sexes and a...
by Suture Self
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: The Rev. Al Gore at it again
Replies: 60
Views: 2748

Re: The Rev. Al Gore at it again

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science Science[a][1]:58[2] is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.[b] Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences, which study the material univer...
by Suture Self
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: The Rev. Al Gore at it again
Replies: 60
Views: 2748

Re: The Rev. Al Gore at it again

Man, this thread really makes me think.
by Suture Self
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is King of the Critics?
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Who is King of the Critics?

Pauline Kael. I frequently disagree with her, but she's a fantastic writer, she's fiercely independent, she always provides thoughtful defenses of her opinions, and she might be the best weirdo critic of all time. We could use more weirdos in criticism.
by Suture Self
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two statements on the state of cinema
Replies: 45
Views: 3276

Re: Two statements on the state of cinema

It's simply a binary "did you enjoy this movie or not". Really? That's how it works? Just a thumbs up or thumbs down? Sheesh. Why does anyone ever look at it? Yeah, each review is considered in terms of whether it was a "positive" review or a "negative" review, so it's...
by Suture Self
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two statements on the state of cinema
Replies: 45
Views: 3276

Re: Two statements on the state of cinema

I really don't think Rotten Tomatoes should be seen as an indicator of what the greatest films are. It's simply a binary "did you enjoy this movie or not", and that isn't a measure of greatness but it still is a measure of appeal. Often times movies in the 90%+ reach that level because th...
by Suture Self
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two statements on the state of cinema
Replies: 45
Views: 3276

Re: Two statements on the state of cinema

Great post. I think, more than ever before, filmmaking, especially high-budget filmmaking, has become a demographics game. Film producers sit in their boardroom and figure out ways to employ a team of statisticians and demographic wonks that calibrate which films can appeal to the broadest possible ...
by Suture Self
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Rogue One Critical Reception (and How to Use RottenTomatoes)
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Rogue One Critical Reception (and How to Use RottenTomatoes)

Any method of critical evaluation that determines the most recent Stars Wars product to be among the best movies of the year has been corrupted from any fidelity to genuine aesthetic judgment. I'm not sure if you'd actually like the film, but Rogue One is different than other Star Wars movies in se...
by Suture Self
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies where Nazis die in hilarious and amusing ways.
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Movies where Nazis die in hilarious and amusing ways.

This is the mood I'm in. I need recommendations. I don't care if the movie is serious or tongue in cheek, so it's a pretty open-ended request. Nazi exploitation, WW2 dramas, black comedies - it's all good, I'll accept anything.

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