The Jeffrey Wells Thread

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#326 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:19 pm

I sort of feel bad for him. I can't believe I'm saying this.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#327 Post by senseabove » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:22 pm

"I seriously doubt that they’ve told other critics of my calibre and experience that there’s no more room at the inn." (his emphasis)

Seems a shame to not just go straight to crucifixion if you're gonna compare yourself to Jesus...

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#328 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:28 pm

Well, Mary. He hasn't gotten to Jesus yet until the Three Wise Publicists gift him with passes to the latest squishy Nick Offerman vehicle in January

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#329 Post by willoneill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:35 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:19 pm
I sort of feel bad for him. I can't believe I'm saying this.
The issue is that Sundance's reason isn't public. If it's because he's been critical of them, then it's a little censorshippy; if it's because he's an ass who's made very crass critical comments about female actresses (let alone the whole Vinessa Shaw thing), then I actually applaud them on their stand.
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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#330 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:37 pm

I just can't imagine wanting to go to Sundance. Cannes, Venice, Toronto - sure, but Sundance seems behind the times these days in terms of exhibiting films that people want to see

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#331 Post by knives » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:43 pm

Location seems a thing. If you're living in LA, don't know where Wells lives, UT is a lot more confident than the rest.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#332 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Merely talking about the quality/cultural relevance of the films, I am certain Wells isn't flying to the middle of Utah if he can't write blog post on what movies he sees and people he schmoozes with.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#333 Post by Gregory » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:51 pm

I don't think it's fundamentally about him not being able to see and review the films or even report on whom he schmoozed with, judging from his entitled, martyr-complex, self-victimizing, grandstanding post about how unfair this is. After all, he admits that he may simply attend anyway. Lots of people don't get the press credentials they want or have received in the past, but this seems to be mainly about his overblown ego more than anything else. Case in point, he calls this an "instructive moment" for all of us, and a setback that is "fairly historic on some level."
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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#334 Post by med » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:02 pm

willoneill wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:35 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:19 pm
I sort of feel bad for him. I can't believe I'm saying this.
The issue is that Sundance's reason isn't public. If it's because he's been critical of them, then it's a little censorshippy; if it's because he's an ass who's made very crass critical comments about female actresses (let alone the whole Vinessa Shaw thing), then I actually applaud them on their stand.
I don't have it in me to search the HE site for the post(s?) discussed in this Twitter thread:
https://twitter.com/sanjmovies/status/1 ... 5524580352

Here's a screenshot of the relevant section. He's written/bragged in the past of how shitty he is to festival volunteers:

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#335 Post by willoneill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:31 pm

Oh yeah, the TIFF incident. As someone with a few friends who’ve been TIFF volunteers over the years ... fuck Wells.

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#336 Post by Skrmng Skll Th Thd » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 pm

knives wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Location seems a thing. If you're living in LA, don't know where Wells lives, UT is a lot more confident than the rest.
Wells lives in L.A. -- Amazingly, he has in the past posted his residential address on his site! Even without that, a search of his name takes about three minutes to find his address... and realtor pictures of the inside of his apartment... and all sorts of interesting info (nothing about his relation to Mary & Joseph, though). You'd think someone in the public eye would be a little more savvy about releasing that info. But then this is a guy who trumpets his Eastern-Bloc neck-twaddle-reduction surgery every chance he gets and rides a scooter with a literal fox tail attached to it like some kind of flapper boyfriend. Weird dude.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#337 Post by david hare » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:41 pm

What a cunt! (referring back to Will's post.)

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#338 Post by Perkins Cobb » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:22 am

Honestly the schadenfreude here seems unduly muted.

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