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Old 03-07-2014, 08:07 PM   #12736
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A film should be penalized for narrowing its scope on a small slice of a big historical event?

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Wow. You're a good dude with insight, but this post is hot garbage.

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I agree, I thought Neeson and Fiennes were incredible in it.

Aesthetically it's probably Spielberg's best work, and I agree the performances were great for the most part. But I can't applaud a film that so easily let's itself become a part of the Hollywood system (a focus on the male hero/neglect of the female [Schindler's wife]; the casting of a handsome actor to get the audience to care about the character), or one that resorts to simple and even stereotypical characterisations (money-grubbing Jews, the association of Jewish women with dangerous sexuality).

I found the use of suspense in the shower scene insulting; the girl in the red coat motif manipulative; and the entire "I could have saved more" scene kitsch.

What new understanding of the Holocaust did it reveal? I have no problem that Spielberg chose to focus on one event or one character (I remember liking The Pianist although I haven't seen it in a long time)...but Schindler's List felt too manipulative. It felt like an awkward appeal to our collective memory. It’s a tug at the heart string Hollywood approach that I could not appreciate.

Call me a hipster if you want, but it's not going to change how I feel

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Old 03-08-2014, 12:10 AM   #12737
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Call me a hipster if you want, but it's not going to change how I feel

I wouldn't try to change how you feel, but 2/10 seems wildly hyperbolic. The fact that you acknowledge it is Spielberg's best work aesthetically with great performances should take a bit of precedence over how you think he should have told the story.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:28 AM   #12738
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I wouldn't try to change how you feel, but 2/10 seems wildly hyperbolic. The fact that you acknowledge it is Spielberg's best work aesthetically with great performances should take a bit of precedence over how you think he should have told the story.

I can't give it a higher rating if I disagree with it on a moral level
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:03 AM   #12739
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Muscle Shoals - 8.5/10

Fascinating documentary about the music and "sound" that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Very well done.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:53 AM   #12740
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Funny coincidence that a Jim Jarmusch film is the last one rated. How many others of his have you seen?

I got through watching 'Mystery Train'. I'd rate it an 8.1. Been years since I saw 'Broken Flowers', the only other work of his I've seen. I am now a fan and anxious to see 'Down by Law' next.

Only other movie I've seen of his was Coffee & Cigarettes, which I hated. I wasn't aware that they were directed by the same person until after I watched it.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:13 AM   #12741
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Muscle Shoals - 8.5/10

Fascinating documentary about the music and "sound" that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Very well done.


I loved this movie. It was one of the better movie going experiences I've had. People were dancing in the theatre.

Less a few bits about mysticism, the sounds of Indian drum beats coming up through the mud, with adjoining re-enactments. And I was less bothered by it when it was a local spouting that stuff, although it still wasn't great, but it was worse when it was Bono. Anyway, less that stuff and I think it would've been perfect.

Fascinating story too.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:45 AM   #12742
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I can't give it a higher rating if I disagree with it on a moral level

O wash ur vag!na, every controversial period movie seems to offend you on a moral level -

Django Unchained

Inglorious Basterds

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Old 03-08-2014, 04:44 PM   #12743
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Blue Is The Warmest Color - 8.5/10

Phenomenal film. I can't believe Adèle Exarchopoulos didn't get nominated for Best Actress for this, she gave an unbelievably powerful performance.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:49 PM   #12744
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Blue Is The Warmest Color - 8.5/10

Phenomenal film. I can't believe Adèle Exarchopoulos didn't get nominated for Best Actress for this, she gave an unbelievably powerful performance.


Sex scenes were LOL.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:54 PM   #12745
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After Hours - 9/10

Wow what a spectacular little movie. Im blown away.. Anything remotely similar?
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:11 PM   #12746
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Nymphomaniac: Volume I - 7/10

Meh. It was OK. We'll see what Volume 2 is like. I will say that the chapter with Uma Thurman (Mrs. H) was one of the most hilariously awkward things I've ever witnessed.

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:26 PM   #12747
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Saving Private Ryan - 10/10

Amazing movie, one of my all time faves.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:13 AM   #12748
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I can't give it a higher rating if I disagree with it on a moral level

I assume you hated 12 Years a Slave then since it focuses primarily on only 1 of the slaves.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:31 AM   #12749
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Saving Private Ryan - 10/10

Amazing movie, one of my all time faves.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:31 AM   #12750
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can't belive people watch crap movies like nymphomaniac, cannibal holocaust, a serbian movie or other shit when instead of wasting 2 h of your day you could do better stuff or watch better movies, of any genre you want. just type on google greatest movies of all time and you'll watch something of great quality, with 720p, 1080p, blueray available even for movies made 50 years ago
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