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Films You Just Watched Thread Anonymous Comrade 02/20/2020 (Thu) 01:02:42 No. 6303
Hello, the most recent movie threads have seemed a bit unfocused, this thread is for the discussion of movies we just watched and other anon's takes on them. So, without further ado I'll begin. I just watched Parasite last night, it was pretty good I think, but not as cutting edge or witty as I was expecting. I thought it was a bit unfocused and threw a lot at the wall to see what stuck, but on the other hand, it was fun and more interesting than most. A solid 8/10. I do an IMDB rating for each film I watch, for my own reference mostly, but you can see each film I watched lately and my rating if you're curious or want to ask about them. If other anons have something similar feel free to post. https://www.imdb.com/user/ur46013471/ratings
Just watched Day of the Dead and The Fly Tbh while I enjoyed DotD what I liked most was the soundtrack and the lead actress being hot, so, make of that what you will (not enough zombies imo) The Fly is great though, genuinely tragic story Any thoughts?
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>>11508 https://youtu.be/YwGJgYVpmY4 Sean sean sean~ Sean sean sean~ Has anyone here seen "A Fistful of Dynamite" aka "Duck You Sucker" aka "Once upon a time... Revolution!"? What's your opinion on the message of the film? Is it just that revolutions are horrible for everyone involved and don't change anything? And that you're better off just digging your head in the sand in hopes it will wash over you?
>So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz, or your washing machine blows up, or your video recorder conks out, before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, 'cause you never can tell. There just might be a gremlin in your house.
Saw "There Will Be Blood" the other night. Amazing Film, also the film makes more sense once you realize the book it was based on was written by a Socialist. Really gets into the Cut Throat Tactics and Attitude the Gilded Age/Progressive Era Bourgeoisie held.
>>12162 I saw it many years ago but all I remember is that it was pretty kino. The revolutionaries were sympathetic and I was on their side. I've wanted to watch it again for a while. Think I might have a copy.
>>12182 The gist of the ending events is John H. Mallory: [to Dr. Villega] When I started using dynamite... I believed in... many things, all of it! Now, I believe only in dynamite... The twice professional revolutionary Sean dies completely disillusioned about the whole thing, the other protagonist redneck bandit goes on with his entire family and only friend dead elevated to a head of a movement he doesn't believe in by pure circumstance. The revolution is shown to be led by unscrupulous bandits like him, like Sancho Panza. Before dying, Sean drops the eponymous phrase "Duck you sucker" which is the og title of the film and could be understood as "don't get involved".
Just watched Aliens, someone do a Marxist analysis considering Aliens as a Vietnam War film
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>the "villains" are Hollywood screenwriters who are secretly communist sympathizers injecting communist messages into their films >they explain why capitalism is bad in this film What did the Coen Brothers mean by this?
>>12213 Its a funny film but not as good as I'd hoped.
>>12215 The Coens have already passed their prime. It's a disgrace compare to their other films.
>>12216 It's also jerking off Hollywood way too hard. Eddie Mannix was a real person, and the movie is supposed to be the movie he would have made about himself. Meanwhile in reality he helped cover up shit like rape and the film even has references to the (gay) casting couch which aged like milk with the MeToo thing breaking open not long after the film came out.
>>12213 >"villains" are Hollywood screenwriters who are secretly communist sympathizers injecting communist messages really ??
>>12221 Yes, unironically Unrelated who got these /GET/s >>12222
>>12221 It is literally the Frankfurt School corrupting Hollywood, led by Marcuse himself. The reveal comes slowly unless you know commie jargon. The joke is "what if McCarthy was right?" and I would have written it off as silly bullshit except (unlike in Trumbo which was based on a real Hollywood commie) they actually explain some of their ideas to George Clooney and by extension the audience. It's a somewhat parody version of the ideas but it's also accurate at a basic level. They talk more about dialetics/histmat than critiquing capitalism, but they do (shallowly) class-pill Clooney's character, which makes the protagonist mad and slap him repeatedly to make him go back to work... Then there's also a parallel they draw between capitalism and the christian God. Near the beginning the protagonist brings in some christian leaders to make sure a movie's portrayal of Jesus is accurate. They talk about how God is "split" into father and son while the rabbi (who is also there) disagrees. Meanwhile the communists talk about how humanity is "split" into worker and capitalist. I don't know what they were going for with this exactly, but it stuck out to me. The speech Clooney gives at the end (in character as a Roman at the crucifixion) is very "Jesus was a socialist" too, implying the Jesus movie-within-a-movie was written by one of the communists.
>>12162 >>12188 Any more thoughts?
Is Jason Voorhees a representation of the vengeful proletariat? Most of the people he kills are either cops, porkies, rich kids, or small time porkies
>>12356 No, that's probably a coincidence
>>12359 But Jason is also dressed as a prole He kills with prole tools His mom had the most prole job at Crystal Lake
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So what is the morale of it? That fascism is inescapable? That the protagonist is doomed to be a mere cog in the machine? Or perhaps, despite the conflicted look, he enjoys it?
>>12428 It’s Japan’s fantasy
>>12435 To hell with anime boards, it's a better film than the discussion on anime allows, it doesn't deserve to be put on that board. The drawing is realistic, the story, acting and sets are cinematographic, and its only made in japan animation part you're not happy with?
>>12437 >it's a better film than the discussion on anime allows, it doesn't deserve to be put on that board. Have you been on that board? or leftyweebpol? Stop being childish >The drawing is realistic, the story, acting and sets are cinematographic, and its only made in japan animation part you're not happy with I don't dislike it, but its an anime movie and thus belongs on that board. Considering that the PPH on both hobby and anime is the same most of the time, I'd reckon that we have the same set of users, so there is no problem asking there.
>>12438 No and I don't intend to. So far as I know, this board is called hobby and it doesn't prohibit discussion of animation. And as far as I know, Jin-Roh is a feature film, so it has the right to be here.
>>12442 >no then how do you know its a bad board >I don't intend to then you're an idiot, because the mods moved anime threads there because the board exists, stop being a child >this board is called hobby and it doesn't prohibit discussion of animation Except that anime is not random animation or a western cartoon. Why do you think Avatar the Last Airbender is on hobby and One Piece is not? >feature film Its japanese, it has manga adaptations and is animated. Can you just follow the fucking rules and not be a contrarian?
>>12443 >Except that anime is not random animation or a western cartoon It's such an arbitrary difference. Anime is just animation made in japan, there's nothing special to it to demand the special treatment. /a/ isn't even on the top bar so how is anyone supposed to know it exists.
>>12428 A weeb and a Natsoy bastardized aesthetics child. Still a pretty film though.
>>12444 > Anime is just animation made in japan, there's nothing special to it to demand the special treatment. That's not the point. Hobbies is dedicated to stuff like literature, film, table-top games and general life things like fitness, martial arts, military shit and art as well as western cartoons. Japanese stuff goes in >>>/anime/ because it was favorably used on roulette and is a chan tradition. Since it exists use it, just like /GET/ is for /b/-random shitposting and /leftypol/ for political ranting and threads. >/a/ isn't in the top bar Because Space is fucking in a coma again.
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Thoughts on Kyle Reese as a character?
>>12622 He's a guerilla soldier thrown into a suicide mission. He's essentially a rebel, fighting for the future of humanity. His character is appropriate, rough and uneducated, grimy and desperate, and violent because that's the only thing that works in his time and the past, while words do not.
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I watched The Death of Stalin the other day and it was really funny. I hadn't watched it before because I thought it'd just be anti-soviet propaganda, but the whole film is so ridiculous it didn't bother me at all. Steve Buscemi and Jason Isaacs were especially hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY5I64suokM I also watched The Nice Guys and it was pretty tight. It kinda reminded me of Inherent Vice, though I couldn't really make much sense of that one.
Would you say that the awful cgi “film” Food Fight is actually a perfect product representing advertising propaganda in late capitalist media?
>>13348 It's a pretty great example of how awful art is when it's just a product on an assembly line. And that is the direction film and all art is headed.
>>13345 >Inheret Vice it's even better if you read the book first
>>13345 I found Death of Stalin to be rather tasteless. I found the muppet movie about the muppets in a GULAG infinitely better.
>>13345 the nice guys slaps. ryan gosling's best role yet. Yes better than blade runner
>>13345 That Nice Guys poster looks like a parody of an actual movie. Like one of those fake parodies that don't exist.
>>13345 Just watched Death of Stalin. It had some of the best comedic acting I've seen in years. But it's definitely anti-Soviet propaganda and like >>13390 said it's tasteless. The entire thing is making the USSR out to be a shithole tin pot dictatorship. Everything that's changed is to make the country and the people look worse. It's not a satire of the Soviet Union as such, but rather a satire of the Soviet Union as reflected in western propaganda. It has nothing to say about the climate of the USSR, only the climate of the west making up stories to scare themselves about the USSR. The good performances and well written dialogue aside, it's the kind of movie Prager U or Turning Point USA would make. Fucking embarrassing. Also the treatment of Yudina's character was some of the cringiest shit I've ever seen put to film and painfully burger. Literally she writes a letter to Stalin calling him a piece of shit and hoping God strikes him dead, and then as Stalin laughs at the genuine absurdity of the letter, God does strike him (mostly) dead.
I just watched the notebook. Spoilers. It was so dark, they were so ready to have their love cause miracles and he just dies in the end, while she is losing her mind. It was more dark than romantic personally.
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>>13492 What's the deal with romance stories and death? Everything's going great, the couple, they have perfect chemistry. Match made in heaven. It's all wonderful. But then something happens, and the man dies. It's horrible. Tragic. The woman has to go through this whole mourning process. And somehow, a whole lot of people think this makes it more romantic! Why did Rose let Jack freeze to death? There was room on that piece of driftwood for both of them! Fellas, I'm serious, you need to keep an eye on your wives and girlfriends - if they keep watching these movies, to me, that raises some red flags!
I just watched Gettysburg. I’ve always been a big American civil war buff so it excited me as I had never seen it. However it’s a tad overrated and you don’t get a good feel for the scale of the battles. It was okay.
>>13774 HOW SHIT WAS IT!?!?
>>13763 I found it weird as well. Just watched Ride Your Wave and if you exclude the supernatural elements it’s basically a girl going insane after her love died. The side character romance was based though.
>>13763 The tragedy is one of the oldest and most enduring forms of entertainment. The tragic story clearly appeals to something in the brain that makes us love them.
>>13805 Bad stuff happens =/= tragedy. Tragedy is where the bad things happen that otherwise would not have because of a character's critical flaw. Effectively random bad stuff happening for drama is different.
Could you say that Aliens is actually a deeply anti-communist Vietnam War film depicting the NVA as literal inhuman monsters who needed to be nuked?
>>13847 There's not very much to tie the aliens to the NVA as far as I remember. The comparisons are mostly drawn because of asymmetrical warfare and some of the aesthetics of the grunts in the movie. Honestly I think it's more like Cameron saw the potential for a horror movie in that kind of situation and wasn't trying to make a political point. Of course, rightoids could easily interpret the movie that way if they cared enough about the war or the country.
>>13847 You can interpret it that way, but that wasn't the intent. The Vietnam vibes were a clear reference to the paranoia and environment of the jungles from which Charlie jumped out of every hole, branch and bush, but that is as far as the parallel is supposed to go. I highly doubt Cameron has serious anti-communist and anti-Vietnam sentiment considering that he is largely pro-environment and has leftist leanings in his works (Avatar, Terminator 2, etc.)
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I wish Uncut Gems was as good as pic related


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