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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Drenk on June 16, 2018, 07:54:36 PM »
the new SOPHIE album is mindblowingly fucking good

this is my favorite song of the year so far. it's pure joy



I half listened to the album. It's really not my thing.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by KJ on June 16, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »
the new SOPHIE album is mindblowingly fucking good

this is my favorite song of the year so far. it's pure joy

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News and Theory / Re: Female Filmmakers
« Last post by eward on June 16, 2018, 03:42:13 PM »
BEE is also full of shit sometimes.

He can be. I disagree with him on a number of points, but his views in general on the matter I find pretty sensible. James Van Der Beek is the guest on the latest episode and provides a pretty solid counterpoint to several of Bret’s musings, it’s a very insightful conversation.
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The Director's Chair / Re: WHERE IS JOHN WATERS AND RUSS MEYER?
« Last post by jenkins on June 16, 2018, 02:54:52 PM »
jesus christ:

HAIRSPRAY (1988) 30TH ANNIVERSARY
JUL 23 7:30PM PT


Samuel Goldwyn Theater

With writer-director John Waters, cast members Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake, Clayton Prince, Mink Stole, Pia Zadora and more. Hosted by Oscar-winning writer-director Barry Jenkins.

Tickets on sale July 2, 2018.
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News and Theory / Re: Female Filmmakers
« Last post by Drenk on June 16, 2018, 08:55:42 AM »
BEE is also full of shit sometimes. I understand what you mean but A Wrinkle In Time wasn't praised as a masterpiece. Representation is a slow frustrating process: it begins with POC playing minor ridiculous characters in blockbusters while corporations congratulate themselves, but it works. It's a step.
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News and Theory / Re: Female Filmmakers
« Last post by eward on June 16, 2018, 08:05:15 AM »
how about it was just a stupid fucking idea in the first place and was bound to be garbage?

No more stupid of an idea than any other Ocean sequel. I haven't seen it but I love the cast and there's no reason why it couldn't be fun. I wish Soderbergh directed it.



were you as optimistic about the ghostbusters remake?  i don't see how dusting off old material and swapping out the male leads for females (or vice vera, for that matter... god forbid charlene's angels ever happens.) is of any value.  it's the studios blatantly doing the least they can do to appease and monetize the new social standards and demands.

i imagine though that had a woman directed it, virtue signalling groupthink wouldve deemed it oscar-worthy.

This is nonsense. You're smarter than this.

am i, though? 

thought the hyperbole in that statement was fairly obvious.  it's as nonsensical as someone attributing the shortcomings of a mostly female movie to the mediocrity of its male director.   

being good for the "movement" (whatever it may be) is being equated with quality work, and i find that disconcerting.

I tend to agree. Samsong do you listen to the Bret Easton Ellis podcast? He waxes eloquently about this stuff on a regular basis.
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News and Theory / Re: Female Filmmakers
« Last post by samsong on June 15, 2018, 11:23:30 PM »
how about it was just a stupid fucking idea in the first place and was bound to be garbage?

No more stupid of an idea than any other Ocean sequel. I haven't seen it but I love the cast and there's no reason why it couldn't be fun. I wish Soderbergh directed it.



were you as optimistic about the ghostbusters remake?  i don't see how dusting off old material and swapping out the male leads for females (or vice vera, for that matter... god forbid charlene's angels ever happens.) is of any value.  it's the studios blatantly doing the least they can do to appease and monetize the new social standards and demands.

i imagine though that had a woman directed it, virtue signalling groupthink wouldve deemed it oscar-worthy.

This is nonsense. You're smarter than this.

am i, though? 

thought the hyperbole in that statement was fairly obvious.  it's as nonsensical as someone attributing the shortcomings of a mostly female movie to the mediocrity of its male director.   

being good for the "movement" (whatever it may be) is being equated with quality work, and i find that disconcerting.
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News and Theory / Re: Female Filmmakers
« Last post by ©brad on June 15, 2018, 08:25:24 PM »
how about it was just a stupid fucking idea in the first place and was bound to be garbage?

No more stupid of an idea than any other Ocean sequel. I haven't seen it but I love the cast and there's no reason why it couldn't be fun. I wish Soderbergh directed it.

i imagine though that had a woman directed it, virtue signalling groupthink wouldve deemed it oscar-worthy.

This is nonsense. You're smarter than this.
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News and Theory / Re: Female Filmmakers
« Last post by samsong on June 14, 2018, 05:00:11 PM »
"no amount of fierce, fantastic female ensembles can overcome the mediocrity of a dull male director".

how about it was just a stupid fucking idea in the first place and was bound to be garbage?  i imagine though that had a woman directed it, virtue signalling groupthink wouldve deemed it oscar-worthy.  when it comes to assessing films, i subscribe to the herzog adage that “all that matters is what’s on screen.”   i find the good faith exultation of films with conspicuosly diverse casts and crews to be condescending and troubling.  i get that representation is important and valuable, but i dont think arbitrarily celebrating it is good for the shifting paradigm in the long run.

eward’s list covers most noteworthy filmmakers who happen to be female.  my personal faves are the frenchies, particularly claire denis, who i consider to be among the five best fillmakers working today.  theres also lina wertmuller, who i havent seen much work by but shes held in high esteem. 
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by KJ on June 14, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
the new SOPHIE album is mindblowingly fucking good
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