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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by Tdog on September 09, 2019, 12:20:09 PM »
Ehhhhhh, PTA's head is shaved. Are they shooting something????????????
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by trytotell on September 09, 2019, 12:10:31 PM »
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The Grapevine / Re: Joker (2019)
« Last post by Ravi on September 09, 2019, 11:39:02 AM »
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Todd Phillips’ “Joker” is unquestionably the boldest reinvention of “superhero” cinema since “The Dark Knight”; a true original that’s sure to be remembered as one of the most transgressive studio blockbusters of the 21st Century. It’s also a toxic rallying cry for self-pitying incels, and a hyper-familiar origin story so indebted to “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy” that Martin Scorsese probably deserves an executive producer credit.

Whenever a superhero film is hailed with words like "reinvention," it's usually heavily modeled on another highly regarded film. Joker was influenced by Taxi Driver and King of ComedyLogan was influenced by Shane. The Dark Knight was influenced by Heat.

I don't inherently have a problem with a film being modeled on another one (Taxi Driver itself was influenced by The Searchers), but is there not a way to make a stand-out superhero film without directly tying it to a classic or using influences that are immediately obvious?
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This Year In Film / Re: It: Chapter II
« Last post by Ravi on September 09, 2019, 11:27:28 AM »
This piece points well to the reason why I'm disappointed that nobody seems to want to dig at the heart of It.

https://aux.avclub.com/re-reading-stephen-king-s-it-and-confronting-my-own-per-1837817492/amp?__twitter_impression=true

I haven't read the book, so that was very helpful. It summed up my thoughts on these movies.
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The Grapevine / MOVED: It: Chapter II
« Last post by Ravi on September 09, 2019, 11:26:22 AM »
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The Grapevine / Re: Joker (2019)
« Last post by eward on September 09, 2019, 09:07:32 AM »
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The Grapevine / Re: Joker (2019)
« Last post by eward on September 09, 2019, 09:03:46 AM »
The only reasonable choice.
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The Grapevine / Re: The Lighthouse
« Last post by eward on September 09, 2019, 09:01:02 AM »
Yeah man I keep playing this trailer over and over, could not be more excited.
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The Grapevine / Re: The Lighthouse
« Last post by Sleepless on September 09, 2019, 08:50:59 AM »
CANNOT. FUCKING. WAIT.
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The Grapevine / Re: Joker (2019)
« Last post by Sleepless on September 09, 2019, 08:45:55 AM »
What is Xixax spirit animal? A frog? Where is the Golden Frog? La Grenouille d'Or.

Gotta be. In fact, I second this to be the new name of the "Best Film of the Year Award" beginning 2020.