Discussions of specific films and franchises.
- Under Chris' Protection
- Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm
- Location: Philadelphia, PA
Stupidest shit I've seen yet in film criticism: Entertainment Weekly refuses to assign a letter grade to Joker, citing "the [dangerous] wider impact Joker is poised to make"
- Brian C
- Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:58 am
- Location: Chicago, IL
Way to pick an example that had nothing to do with "internet culture."Leah Greenblatt @ EW wrote:But in a moment when internet culture can cancel a movie as minor as The Hunt for fomenting “anger and hate”...
Last edited by Brian C on Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
- Big Ben
- Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:54 pm
- Location: Great Falls, Montana
To be added to the list of dangerous films like The Last Temptation of Christ which as we all know caused the world to end because some Evangelical Christians said it would happen. And of course Do the Right Thing which domino mentions above, the infamous riot causing film.
- domino harvey
- Dot Com Dom
- Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm
I Googled Greenblatt and found her weekly write ups of Seattle-based DJs from 2000. If she can live through the pure hell of listening to late 90s house music for a living, surely she can find the inner strength to give this movie a grade. It seems to me she’s only holding back because she knows her grade wouldn’t be an “F” and thus whoever she’s trying to impress online wouldn’t validate her
- Ask me about my visible cat breasts
- Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:24 pm
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
I knew he hadn’t dressed as the character, but my understanding was that he dyed his hair and called himself the Joker when first detained by police, which seems close enough.
- Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Not a common poster here. Really dig these forums, rather exclusively if I may add. I read through very very often. But my lord- this is so on point. See ya'll in two years.
- Joined: Fri May 11, 2018 12:55 pm
mfunk9786 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pmStupidest shit I've seen yet in film criticism: Entertainment Weekly refuses to assign a letter grade to Joker, citing "the [dangerous] wider impact Joker is poised to make"
Those comments...I think it’s now it the cycle where the anti-outrage outrage becomes more insufferable than the original.
- Never Cursed
- Such is life on board the Redoutable
- Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:22 am
- Joined: Fri May 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Has anyone read a defense of this movie as the most deserving of the Lion? That seems to have been lost in all the shuffle, while I've seen middling-to-good reviews, I don't think I've read any that have heralded this as a major achievement,
- Dr Amicus
- Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:20 am
- Location: Guernsey
Xan Brooks in the Guardian has a go.
- Site Admin
- Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:45 pm
- Location: Washington
I was dreading from the initial trailer the "incel" latch onto the character and the endless memes that I was sure were going to be flooding various places, though ultimately that could be ignored; it would just be annoying in the way people idolize Tyler Durden or Rick and Morty. But yeah, this is all way, WAY worse.
- Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Feeling extra confident in my “2010s woke professional class liberals are the new 1980s suburban conservatives seeing satanism in every daycare and hair metal album.”mfunk9786 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pmStupidest shit I've seen yet in film criticism: Entertainment Weekly refuses to assign a letter grade to Joker, citing "the [dangerous] wider impact Joker is poised to make"