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Re: Movie Critical Analysis.

#81  Postby arugula2 » Sep 08, 2020 12:59 am

Tenet discussion @ filmspotting: episode 791 (starts @ 6:54, according to episode notes).

They led up to it with a Nolan retrospective: eps 771, 772, 774, 777, 779, 783, 785, and 787, if anyone’s curious.

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Re: Movie Critical Analysis.

#82  Postby arugula2 » Sep 08, 2020 8:32 am

So I was curious about the reception @ rottentomatoes... 220(!) featured critic reviews so far. Scrolled the full list, and clicked the first blurb with the balance of skepticism, generosity, and good humor I look for...
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...a youtuber who posts as The Armchair Auteur. He also has a Letterboxed page. And he's a movie theater manager. :awesome: Also, he knows his Nolan. Based on one of the trailers I watched earlier, I can echo his complaint that Kenneth Branaugh shouldn't do a Russian accent, and would add... Kenneth Branaugh shouldn't do... accents. Period. :nod: And I, too, hated the (trailer) scene with the blonde scientist in a lab coat... though Clémence Poésy is great in The Tunnel. I like that he spends a few minutes talking about the editing. Editors are unappreciated.

He starts with his experience on the way to seeing it a third time. Then the (spoiler-free) review @ 4:45.

Edit: He was able to see it proper, the third time, because... he runs a movie theater. :awesome:

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#83  Postby arugula2 » Sep 08, 2020 8:51 am

A 13 minute riff off a 2 minute teaser, and all of it informative and worthwhile, for a change? *Subscribed*

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#84  Postby arugula2 » Sep 09, 2020 11:41 pm

Pitch meetings (parody). Initially I posted ones for Mulan & Mummy (which I couldn't get through, so this was affirming). But Inception is more apropos, and Tenet gets a mention at the end.



[Reveal] Spoiler: Mummy & Mulan


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#85  Postby arugula2 » Sep 14, 2020 7:38 pm

I have a question about the major plot line @ 6:06-14:02...

(How to Fail at Adaptation - The Witcher)



So... specifically why am I to believe that the townspeople (in the book) find it outrageous that Geralt killed the gang members? I understand that Renfri has come away with information that renders the killings senseless, but this hinges entirely on her deciding that, yes, the wizard doesn't give a fuck about the townspeople & will never leave the tower, so no point in holding hostages & killing a few. From the townspeople's perspective, this is still a gang that was prepared to take them hostage & kill them one by one, but for a change of heart on Renfri's part. Isn't the outrage misdirected? The commentator says "It creates the poignant message that 'choosing between two evils' should never be done." Um... no, sorry, it doesn't. There are lives at stake, and Geralt chose to forfeit the lives of an armed gang ready to kill townspeople, rather than (in his mind the only reasonable alternative) forfeiting the lives of the townspeople by walking away from the situation.

So again... putting myself in the shoes of the townspeople... once Renfri has revealed what she learned - and, crucially, what she decided to not bother doing as a result... why am I mad at Geralt and not disgusted at his "victims"? :think:

I don't remember that scene well in the show, so I don't know what additional excuses the townspeople are given (it's not clear in these clips). But I'm challenging what I assume is the book's more fleshed-out, stronger justification. Also, I'm relying on the implication that only the gang suffered deaths.
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#86  Postby arugula2 » Sep 22, 2020 5:42 am

:ask:

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#87  Postby arugula2 » Sep 23, 2020 9:23 pm

Random interesting tidbit about language use... although, unless the movie removes all mentions of "jihad", then the whole discussion is pointless.

"Denis Villeneuve's Dune Replaces "Jihad" with "Crusade" ... Actually No." (Quinn's Ideas)

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#88  Postby arugula2 » Sep 26, 2020 4:13 am

This was the better of the two critiques I found from a native-Chinese pov.

"Mulan - In A Chinese Drama Reviewer's Opinion (Live Stream Re-edited Version)" (AvenueX)

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#89  Postby laklak » Sep 26, 2020 4:15 am

The Butlerian Crusade, lol.

Ya know, that Shai-hulud sounds a bit terroristy too.
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#90  Postby Animavore » Dec 06, 2020 1:47 pm

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Re: Movie Critical Analysis.

#91  Postby I'm With Stupid » Dec 07, 2020 5:17 pm

arugula2 wrote:This was the better of the two critiques I found from a native-Chinese pov.

"Mulan - In A Chinese Drama Reviewer's Opinion (Live Stream Re-edited Version)" (AvenueX)


I've actually seen neither, but I enjoyed this:

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#92  Postby Animavore » Dec 09, 2020 3:50 pm

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#93  Postby Animavore » Dec 11, 2020 11:57 pm



Not really a critical analysis this one.
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Re: Movie Critical Analysis.

#94  Postby arugula2 » Jan 03, 2021 7:06 am

Half in the Bag 187: "Wonder Woman 1984" (RedLetter Media)

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#95  Postby arugula2 » Jan 05, 2021 5:20 pm

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#96  Postby Animavore » Jan 19, 2021 10:02 pm

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#97  Postby Animavore » Feb 18, 2021 2:03 pm

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