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Reply #60 on: February 01, 2018, 09:49:25 AM
I'll put this here.  Seems appropriate, demographically.

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Reply #61 on: February 01, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
I'll put this here.  Seems appropriate, demographically.



This could go in the other thread about meeting PTA. He seemed pretty nice and giving of his time there.


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Reply #62 on: February 04, 2018, 10:08:09 PM
Labelling films based on gender appeal is lazy, but could you classify Paul films as being "guy flicks?" In a couple of lists that countdown the greatest movies for men, Paul got cited with Boogie Nights, TWBB, and The Master. The IMDB ratings showed a gender dispute between how they approach his movies with men rating them higher then woman. This is intellectually weak argument to have, but there gotta be something that turns females away from his work even though he's consider one of the best American filmmakers around.


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Reply #64 on: January 15, 2019, 06:50:24 PM
Here's where I'm coming from: Mean Streets bored me; Casino, while solid, is just Goodfellas all over again; and The Departed is not that great a movie and a remake to boot.  I haven't seen a couple of those on the list, but the point is, Scorsese isn't consistent and he repeats himself.  I don't deny he's made some great films.  Taxi Driver fits, but it's bro-nip if ever I've seen it.  Does that discredit him?  Nah.  But he sticks to the same genre.  A great filmmaker will do different things, and not keep going back to where he's comfortable.  Scorsese keeps going back to the crime well.  Plus, the films I've seen of his don't have an emotional resonance that makes for a great filmmaker.

This is an incredibly stupid hill to die on.


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Reply #65 on: April 21, 2020, 12:45:44 PM


Not going to post that article for oblique reasons.


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Reply #66 on: April 21, 2020, 01:20:07 PM
sheís right that itís not interested in people at all, other than its protagonist. except i donít understand how she doesnít see how appropriate that is for a movie about capitalism

iíve written about and irl chatted about pta as a romantic, and how every film of his expresses a need for love except there will be blood. itís his only loveless movie. if i sound like iím defending the movie, itís my least favorite of his


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Reply #67 on: April 21, 2020, 02:39:05 PM
On the contrary, I think There Will Be Blood is as explicitly about a need for love as any of his other films, itís just the one with the protagonist least equipped to deal with that need.
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Reply #68 on: April 21, 2020, 02:48:28 PM
sure. another way to say it is itís the only pta movie in which the power of love does not manifest


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Reply #69 on: April 21, 2020, 02:57:00 PM
100% agreed.
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Reply #70 on: April 21, 2020, 03:07:01 PM
That article went from backlash ("stop this silly gender essensialism") to "oh? so women can't have opinion?) in a few hours, and I find it hilarious. The Guardian is in serious distress. Reviews composed of two paragraphs, that kind of personal essay/fake criticism.

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Reply #71 on: April 21, 2020, 03:31:32 PM
I guess with articles like this it always seems like it's being done to generate outrage and clicks, and it pretty much always works.


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Reply #72 on: April 21, 2020, 03:34:04 PM
Exactly.  Which is why they keep doing it. 
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Reply #73 on: April 21, 2020, 03:45:48 PM
It seems like she has narcolepsy or some serious health issues to take care of. I hope she's well.


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Reply #74 on: April 22, 2020, 03:47:28 PM

That ĎThere Will Be Bloodí Piece Blowing Up Film Twitter is Wrong, and Itís Because Making ĎFilm Brosí Monolithic is a Bad Argument!

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Every few months or so, we get another one of these pieces that sets Twitter ablaze, inspires a bunch of angry reactions, and then eventually is forgotten in the next day or so, until another Bad Take arrives. Itís cynical, sure, but thatís how the business works. We need clicks to have jobs. Ad rates are in the dumps. Did you see that the price of oil was in the negative yesterday? Daniel Plainview would not be pleased!

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If the author of this piece legitimately didnít like There Will Be Blood, I get it. However, the entire piece is written in bad faith, and Iím amazed by some of the statements made hereólike the claim that the movie only ďsuperficiallyĒ engages with Paul Danoís Eli and Dillon Freasierís H. W., as if those characters arenít explicit manifestations of faith and family that Daniel Day-Lewisís Daniel Plainview grapples with, and ultimately, to extreme emotional impact, rejects. The column reads less as a focused criticism of the actual movie and more of an attempted dunk on film bros and a rebuke of the bad men sheís dated, but look, not everyone who likes There Will Be Blood is a film bro.

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