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    Oh, they are.

    Oh, they are.
  2. In it's three parts, so you can spread it out....

    In it's three parts, so you can spread it out. There's also a 160-minute theatrical version.
  3. In which case "genre revisionism" would probably...

    In which case "genre revisionism" would probably be a better word, although it still carries the unfortunate connotation that genre conventions are rigid, inviolable rules that all films in said...
  4. Don't forget Seconds.

    Don't forget Seconds.
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    Scratching chin emoji.

    Scratching chin emoji.
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    Only if you assume that movies are something...

    Only if you assume that movies are something you're supposed to pay attention to instead of ambient noise to have on in the background while you check your Instagram feed, which seems to be how the...
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    City of Sadness would probably be a top ten film...

    City of Sadness would probably be a top ten film for me. I first saw it on 35mm at a cinémathèque screening in South Korea in 2009, where a surprisingly large audience turned up for it and people...
  8. Poll: I'll admit I'm pretty ignorant of how medical...

    I'll admit I'm pretty ignorant of how medical research is funded and operates, but what's the motivation for manufacturing a deadly virus? Where's the profit (financial and/or humanitarian) in that?
  9. Poll: I got the feeling that he was in on the joke....

    I got the feeling that he was in on the joke. Ditto the guy who sells him a cage for his daughter.
  10. Poll: Goading people into making blatantly racist,...

    Goading people into making blatantly racist, misogynistic, and homophobic comments on camera seemed shocking in 2006 because such things weren't usually said in public. (In those days, Republicans...
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    I've seen both Wonder Wheel and Crisis in Six...

    I've seen both Wonder Wheel and Crisis in Six Scenes, and while neither one is exactly good, they both have points of interest that arguably make them worth seeing, at least if you're a Woody Allen...
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    The first three movies I saw John Travolta in...

    The first three movies I saw John Travolta in were Look Who's Talking, Look Who's Talking Too, and Look Who's Talking Now.
  13. Depp just lost a libel suit where the main issue...

    Depp just lost a libel suit where the main issue of contention was whether it was accurate for the Sun to describe him as a wife-beater. Depp lost, which means that the British legal system has found...
  14. I'm still working on 2008-19. 2008: Ballast...

    I'm still working on 2008-19.

    2008:
    Ballast (Lance Hammer)
    El can dels ocells (Albert Serra)
    Helsinki, Forver (Peter von Bagh)
    Hipsters (Valeriy Todorovsky)
    Lake Tahoe (Fernando Eimbcke)
    Me...
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    Not according to my Letterboxd stats...

    Not according to my Letterboxd stats.
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    Godard rated (features only): Spicy À bout...

    Godard rated (features only):


    Spicy
    À bout de souffle (1960)
    Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux (1962)
    Le Mépris (1963)
    Le Petit soldat (1963)
    Bande à part (1964)
    Alphaville, une étrange...
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    I would make the argument, as others have...

    I would make the argument, as others have (notably Robin Wood), that the elevation of certain Hollywood directors to capital-A Auteur status, or perhaps more precisely, the insistence of certain...
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    I haven't seen the movie in almost twenty years,...

    I haven't seen the movie in almost twenty years, but at the time, it struck me as one of the most pointless remakes I'd ever seen, almost a carbon copy of Abre los ojos. The most significant...
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    Maybe you better tell us what a second camera...

    Maybe you better tell us what a second camera could do here instead of us imagining it, since in contrast with the scene from Taxi Driver, there are quite a few cut-ins to closer views of the beating...
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    Marnie, Mark Rutland.

    Marnie, Mark Rutland.
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    I couldn't resist.

    I couldn't resist.
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    The ASLs I cited provide evidence that cutting in...

    The ASLs I cited provide evidence that cutting in Hollywood films has gotten faster since the end of the classical period, but in itself, this data point doesn't prove a whole lot. For one thing, the...
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    That's pretty clearly a misrepresentation of my...

    That's pretty clearly a misrepresentation of my argument. My point was never that the only reason you like Inception is because you're a millennial, only that liking Inception is a stereotypically...
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    Has there ever been a case where you attempted to...

    Has there ever been a case where you attempted to understand why a film was entertaining and came to a conclusion other than the how of it?

    Also, why are you so against learning things? Why is...
  25. Thread: COVID-19

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    More interesting ghosts?

    More interesting ghosts?
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