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by Stewball
Sat May 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid Cinema Antidote
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Covid Cinema Antidote

Looking at the top ten on Criticker, it appears that dystopia has now brought the majority of film down to the pop culture level, even "superhero" movies--and quality has been brought down with it, to the point that most of us apparently can't be caught gazing at navels that aren't infected or malig...
by Stewball
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: Most over-rated/under-rated filmmakers on criticker?
Replies: 9
Views: 3984

Re: Most over-rated/under-rated filmmakers on criticker?

My shouldda been list, in approximate order : Norman Jewison Walter Hill (among other great films, Director of the most underrated film of all time, "Undisputed", probably due in large part to ignorance, what with the fact that it wasn't marketed and then that four sequel chain of trash that were, ...
by Stewball
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

The funny part here is I think you would really like The Critical Drinker if you watched more of his content. He even has a similar type of sociopolitical perspective. And most of the movies he loves are ones you're a big fan of, too. I don't mind the occasional use of sarcasm or ridicule, but serv...
by Stewball
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

In the context of China, many American films were outright banned or never got the chance to arrive on Chinese shores due to being outright banned or American developers viewing the Chinese market as not being valuable enough to cope with their demands of censorship. I'm not privy to the details, b...
by Stewball
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

A silly, generic dismissal, especially since 1. The Critical Drinker was criticizing Disney and their business model of putting out warmed-over trash based on nostalgia, NOT a piece of art, which is what the quote is about. 2. The Critical Drinker's channel is full of videos praising various movies...
by Stewball
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

ShogunRua wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:19 am
Again, it's not like there is a reward for arguing here.


You wouldn't think that, at least not from your posts. And talk about ignoring the points and links in others' posts, you obviously never even watched the latest trailer, just what that puffed up Critical Drunk Jerk said about it.
by Stewball
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words
Replies: 0
Views: 775

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words

I saw this movie a year ago in a theater. I gave it the highest rating I ever have for a documentary (9/10), because it's not only enlightening and surprising, but it's especially interesting. And though it had some left wing support initially, from PBS and the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos and Amazon...
by Stewball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

We can quibble about language but..."The film industry believed that the greatest threat to its continued success was posed by television."--Britannica. And I remember similar sentiments on the radio news before we had a tv. "Out of business may be hype, but I didn't make it up. How can you quote wh...
by Stewball
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

They said TV was gonna put Hollywood out of business back in the 50s. There's too many moving parts. WW84 is a real bad example, or actually a good example of Hollywood going lax and assuming good return for uninspired content. If they can't get a descent return for streaming, they'll resume the blo...
by Stewball
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 23
Views: 6672

Re: Cruella

Not that it matters now, anyways. The coronavirus has killed Hollywood. Naw, they were already moving into the transformation to multiple formats, streaming, theatger and whatnot. But yeah, the theater experience will be drastically cut, multiplex to quadraplex or something. But it'll have it's nic...