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Forum: General Movie Discussion 9 minutes ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
What concerns me is that there is a degree to...

What concerns me is that there is a degree to which things that are "incidental" (and I actually think there is more to the exclusion of POC or LGBT people than just "whoops, forgot to cast any...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 hour ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
It feels as though the definition of "political"...

It feels as though the definition of "political" is being stretched to include any film that is intentionally diverse.

My point is that if inclusion is to be seen as a political act, then we must...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Your implication was that Eminem was getting...

Your implication was that Eminem was getting criticized but Cardi B wasn't just because she is Black and he is white. I think it's more complex than that. I admittedly only read one review of the new...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 hours ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Yes, I've been following your migraine woes. That...

Yes, I've been following your migraine woes. That stinks. :(



So in both the case of a negative and positive response to a film, you align with the critical consensus. And in both cases, it is...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 1 day ago
Replies: 22
The Green Knight
Posted By Takoma11
I don't! They just said "Filmed in Ireland where...

I don't! They just said "Filmed in Ireland where we visited the set a few years ago." They also said they visited the location where the "ultimate encounter" takes place.

Would you like me to ask...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 1,300
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Takoma11
I was hoping that Crawl would be above-average...

I was hoping that Crawl would be above-average and instead thought it was thoroughly average. I was disappointed at how repetitive many parts of it felt.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 64,432
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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My Father, My Lord, 2007

A respected rabbi named...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 64,432
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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The Transfiguration, 2016

Teenager Milo (Eric Ruffin)...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 days ago
Replies: 22
The Green Knight
Posted By Takoma11
My acquaintance's brother is the Director of...

My acquaintance's brother is the Director of Photography, and while she and her husband were on vacation in Ireland they got to visit the set and watch a scene get filmed and I am very jealous.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 270
2021 Film Challenge
Posted By Takoma11
Did you like About Time? I thought it was a fun...

Did you like About Time? I thought it was a fun twist on the romantic comedy.
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 days ago
Replies: 966
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Takoma11
This was a lot of fun, ya'll! Even the movies I...

This was a lot of fun, ya'll! Even the movies I didn't love were almost all on my to-see list anyway, so I appreciate watching them.

The only thing that makes me a little sad is the tepid response...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 1,300
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Takoma11
Not vulnerable to guns, but vulnerable to rocks...

Not vulnerable to guns, but vulnerable to rocks and knives. And electricity.

The scene where the crab talks to them psychically through the gun is my favorite, bonkers thing. And this is a film...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 1,300
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Takoma11
In today's edition of Sunday Afternoon Horror...

In today's edition of Sunday Afternoon Horror Club, my friend and I watched Attack of the Crab Monsters.

(Very enjoyable a second time around and highly recommended at a brisk, entertaining 63...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 64,432
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
I am so behind on reviews. I'm in a mad sprint to...

I am so behind on reviews. I'm in a mad sprint to finish work for the end of the school year. I've watched some good stuff, but I only seem to have energy to watch episodes of The Mentalist while I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Agreed. There are films with like a 78% but the...

Agreed. There are films with like a 78% but the average score is like a 6.2/10. And something like Joker is an interesting example of the reverse, where it is 68% fresh, but the critic score is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 64,432
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
Yeah, I also quite liked it and I'm looking...

Yeah, I also quite liked it and I'm looking forward to watching it again soon.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Divisive films will always have more of a mixed...

Divisive films will always have more of a mixed bag when it comes to critic reviews. Because they evoke strong emotions in people. A violent, R-rated film that (at a surface reading) seems to justify...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Aren't you assuming that there aren't plenty of...

Aren't you assuming that there aren't plenty of reviewers out there who are rewarding films for telling traditional stories? It is disingenuous to assume that people with more "progressive"...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
I mean, I really liked Carol and thought that the...

I mean, I really liked Carol and thought that the performances and look of the film alone earn it a recommendation. And when you're talking about RT specifically, you need to remember that Rotten...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Right. I imagine that my taste doesn't...

Right.

I imagine that my taste doesn't strongly overlap with the average IMDb or Letterboxd user. Which is not a slam on them, it's just to say that what the people of the IMDb think about...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
Can you give some examples of LGBT films that you...

Can you give some examples of LGBT films that you believe are given overly-high ratings purely because of their content? Because despite the common line that "every movie now is about LGBT, blah,...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 6 days ago
Replies: 966
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Takoma11
Well, I really liked Lady Bird. But I think...

Well, I really liked Lady Bird.

But I think maybe what you're talking about is dialogue that is very clearly an adult writing for a teenage character. Something about the rhythm and quirk feels...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 6 days ago
Replies: 966
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Takoma11
I am very drawn to his work because he seems to...

I am very drawn to his work because he seems to approach his characters with such empathy. The way that he filmed Lilya-4-Ever made me completely rethink the way that sexual violence is presented in...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 6 days ago
Replies: 966
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Takoma11
Have you seen many of his films? I really...

Have you seen many of his films?

I really love Lilya-4-Ever (though it is brutal to watch) and We Are the Best! (which is more lighthearted).
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 114
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Takoma11
There are many different types of reviews, and I...

There are many different types of reviews, and I personally don't take anyone's word as gospel.

My general approach to reviews is to identify a few people (both professional critics and "casual"...