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Not sure if this was grand mal seizure or grand mal migraine but what ever it was it was bad.
1 week 3 days ago
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Half way through this amazing film someone says, "Then something really strange happened". And I was like: "Then?" Up to this point I had seen so many strange things in the film that my jaw was on the floor. What could be stranger than what I had seen until now?

This brilliant documentary explains so well the nihilistic internet culture on 4chan and how dangerous and weaponized it became when it got a political power (when Trump arrived at the scene).

I thought I was going to watch a film about the fight for Pepe (save him from white supremacy) but this film is so much more than that. It is a deep cultural and political study of our times. Incredibly insightful stuff! Strongly recommended.
2 months 2 weeks ago
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Steven Soderbergh is one of the most interesting directors out there. He is willing to take chances, experiment and push himself creatively. This was filmed on only 8 days. They only had outlines of what would happen. All the dialog was improvised. What we end up with is something that reminds me of late Robert Altman. Not in style but thematically and emotionally. This is a simple film on the surface but if you stop and allow yourself to think about what just happened you realize that you did not only witness a slice of life, you also saw something profound about the mystery and meaning of creativity. Sadly most people will rush to judgment and miss the beauty in this fragile and beautiful film.
4 months ago
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It is hard to rate this. If we forget the book and just look at the series then I would rate it higher. It is good. But why adopt a great book and then disregard everything that made that book interesting?

Gone is the dark, insane humor. Why? Is modern world too PC for humor like that? Were they afraid that people would not get the underling criticism? This is especially evident when it comes to how the soldiers treated the women. In the book everything starts out as a huge joke but it little by little we get to see underneath the humor and it is a nightmare. Here we never discover the nightmare. We are presented with it from the beginning. And it is not even close to the nightmare in the book, which shows even uglier sides of the war. Removing this journey from humor to horror takes away the shock effect.

I also wonder if they were afraid of offending the Italians. There is a great part in the book when Yossarian is looking for the little sister and everyone thinks he wants to fuck a child and are willing to help him find a child to fuck. Was this too shocking for modern world?

Another thing that makes the book so good is that it jumps back and forth in time, which makes the story feel like an endless nightmare, without a beginning or an end. Here we get a straight story line which kills that totally.

The book also has a quick tempo. The series are very slow and take their time. I have nothing against that but it is not Catch-22. I hope those who watch this will not think that they don't need to read the book. If you are not going to read it then at least watch the film. It is much closer to the style of the book than this mini series.
1 year 8 months ago
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This is one of those films I find hard to rate. I liked most of it but struggled with the end.

SPOILERS!!! Not the part about leaving the house, that is explained. It crumbled because of black mold, so fixing the roof is not going to help. It is a major renovation. My problem was that they use the gasoline to burn it down. Why not save it? Or better yet, why burn down the house at all. I know they talk about it in the film. People will come looking and think they are dead if the house is burned down. But is anyone going to care if they are dead or not? I get the symbolism. Burn down the house as a symbol for a new beginning. New start for human kind. It is a good symbol but the film lacked justification for the action. Now if people were trying to harm them. Coming after them (or a danger that the rapist came back) then we have a reason but as it stands it is a symbol not supported by plot. END OF SPOILERS!

This film is just as much about sisterhood/siblinghood as it is about the end of social structure and modern life, and it is here the film is at its best. The film captures well the beauty and strength of such relationships. And this is where the end kind of makes sense also.

SPOILERS: One can say that the act at the end does not have to be logical. A good friend/sister does what the other needs, even if it means that their life will be a little harder. Not all needs are logical but they are needs none the less. END OF SPOILERS.

So even though this is not a masterpiece it affected me more than many films I have seen of late. It has a heart and mood that is all of its own. Not many films do.
2 years ago
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Interesting early example of cultural appropriation discussion!
3 years 1 month ago
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https://ok.ru/video/194804845122
3 years 4 months ago
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https://free-classic-movies.com/movies-04a/04a-1943-12-24-The-Ghost-Ship/index.php
3 years 4 months ago
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https://sovietmoviesonline.com/adventure/77-don-kihot.html
3 years 6 months ago
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I liked this film the first time I saw it and really did not get the hate. The second time I saw it I loved it. What the hell is wrong with people? This film touches on so many interesting issues. The 1% VS the 99%. Boarder politics and general prejudice, where not only minorities and poor people are left behind but also the zombies. Yes, this time around Romero does not only show the humans as worse than the zombies. he gives us a Biblical story of their salvation. A kind of Exodus story with a Moses like leader to lead the zombies to a better place.

If this film had been made in the 70s or the 80s it would be considered a masterpiece. But because it is recent it is disregarded. This is far far better than Dawn of the Dead.

I don't think people appreciate the fact that Romero never repeated himself in his Zombie films. Every time he brought a new view on the subject. A fresh perspective and symbol. None of them are really about the same subject. I think this might be the reason why the latter films get so much hate. People wanted more of the same. Romero wanted something new, as any true artist would.
3 years 7 months ago
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nick121235 is right on the money!
3 years 7 months ago
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Agree. Not a bad film at all!
3 years 7 months ago
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Aka Fluefangeren
3 years 11 months ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcYwTaTzVjY
4 years 2 months ago
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What's with the negativity? This is a wonderful film!
4 years 10 months ago
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Wonderful comedy. Reminds me of It's a Wonderful Life.
4 years 11 months ago
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I don't get the hate for the end. I loved it.
4 years 11 months ago
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Underrated. Nice short which deserves to be seen.
5 years 3 months ago
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It is a scandal that this film is not on a top list!
5 years 4 months ago
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Hvor kan man se den?
5 years 5 months ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GV30IbpPHU&list=PLwb4ADAT2owE0SSOt3RONRsKsULfkzMnY&index=11
5 years 6 months ago
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Thanks Erik & Piet for your work and even bigger thanks for Marijn for not giving up. I was a paying member but stopped because I felt like things where not happening according to plans (or at least very slowly). I will become a paying member again now to help Marijn with his work.
5 years 6 months ago
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I have not seen it Gershwin but I trust you.
5 years 6 months ago
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Great work!
5 years 11 months ago
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Huge like!
5 years 11 months ago

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