General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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fudge.dredd
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8 Oct 2019 22:41
Superprecise wrote: We get it, you hate identity politics *rolls eyes*

Not just me it seems like if you look at the general consensus. Roll Eyes
smith
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10780 posts since 5/5/04

9 Oct 2019 00:14
Whilst the affluent film critics of the big hitter broadsheets that readily dissected Jokers political commentary after its universal praise at the Venice Film Festival (when it had a metascore of 79 I might add), the general public has now been able to form their own opinion, placing it currently at #3 in IMDBs top 100 films of all time. There is a beautiful irony of it becoming a movie dividing opinion due to unnecessary political lines that even the Joker himself would be proud of.

"Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order and everything becomes chaos."

TROYBOY
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548 posts since 28/2/12

9 Oct 2019 08:02
U watched hustlers last night in the cinema, was ok to be fair.
TCB
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3806 posts since 5/7/11

9 Oct 2019 09:06
No I didn't, U did.
TCB
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3806 posts since 5/7/11

9 Oct 2019 09:07
El Camino released this Friday Cool
joeyjojo
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9 Oct 2019 19:50
toin wrote: ^All these were shitshows tbh

Lets also not forget Phoenix did pretty much the same role in you were never really here from 2017 as the one he did in Joker. Both cool looking but essentially vapid taxi driver knock-offs.

Not even slightly. Don’t get the links whatsoever

Anyway yeah amazing, agree with everything said 10/10 hands down
edlo
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9 Oct 2019 20:07
toin wrote: ^All these were shitshows tbh

Lets also not forget Phoenix did pretty much the same role in you were never really here from 2017 as the one he did in Joker. Both cool looking but essentially vapid taxi driver knock-offs.

you sound like a film critic, did you arrive at this conclusion entirely on your own
toin
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posted 9 Oct 2019 23:28, edited 9 Oct 2019 23:28
Worked at an arthouse cinema for the past three years as a student job and saw quite a few films / discussed them at length.

Sorry for anyone who loved the Joker and I stepped on your toesLaughing out loud
If you loved it than you will probably enjoy taxi driver too!

@joeyjojo
Superficially, you were never really here also has phoenix cast as an abused outsider who cares for his single mother. Both were abused by his father and because of this they suffer mental trauma. He has suicidal thoughts and becomes ever more violent.

The real link between the three is that all of them feature male outcast loners who feel like they could save the world and feel like justice needs be to done. I could give you a massive paragraph but honestly just watch the movies.
EssexBoyII
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6489 posts since 5/6/07

10 Oct 2019 00:12
toin wrote: Worked at an arthouse cinema for the past three years as a student job and saw quite a few films / discussed them at length.
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I’m sure if he’d known about these long chats you’ve had, he would of shown some damn respect
Mr.X.
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2858 posts since 23/6/13

10 Oct 2019 08:45
Who doesn't like Taxi Driver?
joeyjojo
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10 Oct 2019 09:10
toin wrote: Worked at an arthouse cinema for the past three years as a student job and saw quite a few films / discussed them at length.

Sorry for anyone who loved the Joker and I stepped on your toesLaughing out loud
If you loved it than you will probably enjoy taxi driver too!

@joeyjojo
Superficially, you were never really here also has phoenix cast as an abused outsider who cares for his single mother. Both were abused by his father and because of this they suffer mental trauma. He has suicidal thoughts and becomes ever more violent.

The real link between the three is that all of them feature male outcast loners who feel like they could save the world and feel like justice needs be to done. I could give you a massive paragraph but honestly just watch the movies.

Defo
krisricey
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1891 posts since 24/3/12

10 Oct 2019 09:12
I loved Joker. Can't understand why it's being deemed as 'ultra violent' etc
Burt
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10 Oct 2019 09:38
toin wrote: Worked at an arthouse cinema…
toin wrote: …as a student job…
toin wrote: …saw quite a few films…
toin wrote: …discussed them at length…
Couldn't be fucked to mspaint that shit.
figurine
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10 Oct 2019 09:56
Laughing out loud
krisricey
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10 Oct 2019 12:13
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
fudge.dredd
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10 Oct 2019 12:28
krisricey wrote: I loved Joker. Can't understand why it's being deemed as 'ultra violent' etc

Pretty much this.

It’s a character piece and origins of a comic book villain. I don’t see anyone calling the John Wick series ‘ultra violent’.
toin
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10 Oct 2019 12:39
edlo wrote:

you sound like a film critic, did you arrive at this conclusion entirely on your own

Christ, the arthouse job was just a reply to this Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
TCB
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3806 posts since 5/7/11

10 Oct 2019 13:13
The Joker controversy isn't about the violence, it's the type of character that is carrying out the violence and the fact that someone of that nature even went so far as dressing up as the Joker and shooting up a crowd of people.

John Wick isn't exactly your archetypal incel is he?
TROYBOY
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10 Oct 2019 13:33
fudge.dredd wrote:
krisricey wrote: I loved Joker. Can't understand why it's being deemed as 'ultra violent' etc

Pretty much this.

It’s a character piece and origins of a comic book villain. I don’t see anyone calling the John Wick series ‘ultra violent’.

i think everyone called john wick 1, 2 & 3 ultra violent to be fair cos it bloody was!
fudge.dredd
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posted 10 Oct 2019 15:15, edited 10 Oct 2019 15:15
Understood but this is a character from 1940. He hasn’t changed much since then.

Does anyone here advocate this film shouldn’t have been released or something?

Edit: and yeah to rephrase, yes John Wick was violent but what I meant was there wasn’t an outcry regarding his killing hundreds of people. If I can remember correctly, there were maybe 6 people that Joker kills directly? And yes it’s a tricky issue in modern times, but isn’t that the point of ‘art’? To discuss, to make a social commentary on the times?

Has there been any ‘copycat’ killings since Joker’s release?