The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#151 Post by Lost Highway » Wed May 16, 2018 3:16 am

Having read a few reviews, von Trier‘s relentless misogyny, self indulgence and usual lack of much to say other than to troll its audience, will be probably more of a reason to skip this for me than its violence.

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#152 Post by Noiretirc » Wed May 16, 2018 2:30 pm

Lost Highway wrote:Having read a few reviews, von Trier‘s relentless misogyny, self indulgence and usual lack of much to say other than to troll its audience, will be probably more of a reason to skip this for me than its violence.
He likes Hitler too!!

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#154 Post by Lost Highway » Wed May 16, 2018 2:46 pm

Noiretirc wrote:
Lost Highway wrote:Having read a few reviews, von Trier‘s relentless misogyny, self indulgence and usual lack of much to say other than to troll its audience, will be probably more of a reason to skip this for me than its violence.
He likes Hitler too!!
I'm pretty sure he doesn't, that was just another occasion where got to troll an audience.

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#156 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:36 pm

Also called it von Trier's best. Speaks to this forum's clientele that it'll pass by unscathed without anyone accusing this critic of just seeking attention, but those who read the F review had plenty of vitriol locked and loaded

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#157 Post by swo17 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Actually I'm just as afraid to read reviews as most people are to see this movie.

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#158 Post by Cremildo » Thu May 17, 2018 5:43 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Also called it von Trier's best. Speaks to this forum's clientele that it'll pass by unscathed without anyone accusing this critic of just seeking attention, but those who read the F review had plenty of vitriol locked and loaded
Was the "clientele" bothered by the mere fact that it was a negative review or by the fact that the writing itself was childishly spiteful?

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#159 Post by Brian C » Thu May 17, 2018 5:51 pm

A four-star review??? What a freaking joke. I can’t stand these self-involved Slant writers giving out good reviews just to get attention.

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#160 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 17, 2018 6:28 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Also called it von Trier's best. Speaks to this forum's clientele that it'll pass by unscathed without anyone accusing this critic of just seeking attention, but those who read the F review had plenty of vitriol locked and loaded
What do you mean by our "clientele"?

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#161 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm

Some users here, was just putting it strangely because it's a fun word to use. It's a good thing there's no sexism here, so nothing to worry about.

This just in: PETA defends and praises von Trier after receiving several calls about the animal abuse depicted in the film

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#162 Post by Big Ben » Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 pm

I knew a guy who defended John Derek films with a passion usually reserved for preachers. So I can say wholeheartedly that this site is doing just fine.

Pleased to see the thing about the duck (Despite duck being one of my favorite meals.).

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#163 Post by furbicide » Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 am

mfunk9786 wrote:Also called it von Trier's best. Speaks to this forum's clientele that it'll pass by unscathed without anyone accusing this critic of just seeking attention, but those who read the F review had plenty of vitriol locked and loaded
I must have missed the postscript where the Slant reviewer says that anyone who jumps into the comments to say they hate the film is a 'douchebag'.

If you're including me within the category of 'clientele', I should clarify that I mostly didn't mind Kiang's review at all – a bit of passion in film criticism never goes astray, and every critic likely enjoys the opportunity to do a good takedown now and then; and for what it's worth, I suspect that my response to the film would be closer to hers than to the Slant reviewer's. I just found that bit at the end a bit puerile, along with the suggestion (pre-emptive insult?) that only '#filmbrodudes' will enjoy it.
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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#164 Post by Peter-H » Fri May 18, 2018 1:48 am

Three new clips from the movie: 1, 2, 3

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#165 Post by accatone » Fri May 18, 2018 2:05 am

I like the third clip but LvT should get a tri pod and fixed lens. Might be good for his health too...

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#166 Post by R0lf » Sun May 20, 2018 9:55 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm
It's a good thing there's no sexism here, so nothing to worry about.
How many users that post here are women though?

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#167 Post by DeprongMori » Sun May 20, 2018 11:32 pm

R0lf wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:55 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm
It's a good thing there's no sexism here, so nothing to worry about.
How many users that post here are women though?
Probably way more than you imagine. Notably a few very prominent users.

I never quite understood the presumption that all users here are male, especially when referring in a post to users whose icons might hint otherwise.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#168 Post by MichaelB » Mon May 21, 2018 1:34 am

I wouldn’t rely too much on icons...

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#169 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:39 am

Even if we had no female users, there is still no call for this forum to become the arthouse equivalent of RottenTomatoes comment threads under a mixed review of a Marvel movie.

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#170 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 21, 2018 10:44 am

The only person fixated on the reviewer's gender is you...

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Re: The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)

#171 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:52 am

You got me. I'm the Real Sexist

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