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The Canyons review

Posted : 3 years ago on 6 July 2015 12:01 (A review of The Canyons)

Badly acted, badly written, badly shot and badly edited. I watched it because I thought it might have some aesthetic atmospheric quality but it does not. I like Lindsay Lohan but she is sleepy eyed and raspy voiced through out. The cast did not have any chemistry. There is literally no reason to watch this unless you actually get some enjoyment out of films which are horribly put together.


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Palme review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 22 May 2014 08:55 (A review of Palme)

I am not one for historical-political documentaries but this was very, very well done. Going into it I was like do I really care about some rich while male politician and all the political bullshit and ugh the boredom that will surely begin. But I was wrong. The film doesn't just cover Palme's life (a man who in contrast to US politicians seemed to legitimately stand for what he believed) but the history of his time period: The assassinations of Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, Vietnam, Chile, social change, the works. It was fascinating to watch the world literally changing before your eyes and very informative.
The movie starts with Palme in an interview saying he believes his goal and the purpose of politics is to make life on earth decent for people. Having a movie start by echoing your own closely held beliefs is a pretty good sign.
Palme was anti-racism, pro-immigrant, absolutely anti-violence and he fought for peace. He was a charismatic socialist known for getting himself involved in one too many issues.
It's a bit ironic that they had Desmond Tutu in the documentary- a man who's famously said that to be neutral in times of oppression is to side with the oppressors.
The movie comments that Palme was very much hated by a great many but doesn't delve too deeply into the justification for such hate, simply passing it off as a fad to hate the prime minister. The part where the sons are talking about how their classmates told them they hoped their father would die was quite horrible. But the most shocking was definitely the images from the US bombing Vietnam.
I wondered over the ending for a little but I understand it now as him saying that no matter how prejudice is couched in intellectual theory or ideology, prejudice is prejudice is prejudice.
It was a very good movie.


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Coffee Town review

Posted : 5 years ago on 11 July 2013 11:09 (A review of Coffee Town)

The comedy was very good but the other parts of it- when it tried to be serious- were kind of mundane. I would recommend watching it for some of the clever jokes, not the storyline or the characters.


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Altered Carbon
Ortega x Kovacs. Hated the show but The Host style, he wears the body of the boyfriend that was taken away from her, she wants to protect his body, knows his body and loves it, and he basically gets to be in that love for free, but she still wants her bf back and they don't know what's real.
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1) As a woman I can't even tell you how depressing it is to see another male-centric, male dominated sci-fi world which depicts its dystopian seediness through more male bullshit. 2) The longer hair suits Joel Kinnaman extremely well. He's somehow gotten hotter than in The Killing?? + That soft voice of his. Glad he got a leading role. 3) Appreciate the multiculturalism. 1x4: Weird that she would prioritize denying that she knew him over the whole mass-killing thing. But also the beginning of the ship so nice. -Has a The Host kind of romance thing going on and it's v. shippable... But also technically her boyfriend isn't dead in this world so...? -Continues in the tradition of many of its sci-fi predecessors by not really knowing the difference between explicit sex scenes and sexual chemistry, 'cause nobody wants to watch bodies just slap against each other. Not as bad as others shows have been though. -Joel Kinnaman's expressions are great. -He could of made her go away by telling her the truth but he decided to totally push her away. -That Quel would suddenly reveal she's against immortality and have it be suddenly taken well... just feels like bad writing. -Kovacs was an asshole to his sister. Like you can see when he doesn't include her in the group that he 'ever' loved and lost, his his willingness to die without a thought of her for his 'family' etc. Def weirdness going on there. But she's obviously crazy too. This makes the root of the show a dysfunctional sibling relationship, one where you don't fully understand the logic of their actions bc they're fucking crazy. And when your baseline story is a soap opery weirdness, it's hard to take the rest seriously as good writing. -Depicts a lot of violence against women and yet by leaving unspoken that much of the fucked-upness in the world panders to male associated desires, basically invisibilizes it under 'crazy rich people'. (The streets advertize female prostitutes and fight rings to men and thus seem designed for men. We are introduced to a club where men go to kill women for kicks, etc. But it is never specifically portrayed as a violence against women issue, just a 'seedy' futurist world.) In an interview Dichen Lachman had good things to say about the show and how it challenged violence against women but...? The fact that we have another sci-fi show depicting a future like this shows how easy it is for writers to envision and take for granted that sexism. Whatever. -Nice at least to see the characters react with horror to the situation. -Has this abused woman rising from the flames into warrior story arch which is... ok ok. -Yeah, that scene was gross. Really did not need to see. Gross ass violence. -Has comedic moments but then cuts right into serious drama. -Over all, just not good. Really really not good. -I mean you could say the world corrupted the sister so that the easiest way she could see to make money and create security for her and her family was by torturing and killing other people, but like... -It doesn't make sense from what we're shown of his character that his double would really just go and relax on a beach while everything was happening. -The ending scene with the rich family is like- who the fuck cares. -If I could do it again I would watch up until 1x5ish and then just stop. -Any season 2 needs new writers.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Short, simple doc. I feel like it could have been better done. Learned about her of course. But in the end I'm not left with a feeling of like for her, just an understanding of her as a human. The doc basically just emphasizes that she was beautiful and came up with the idea for frequency hopping. Also touches on her many unfortunately bad relationships with her spouses, Hollywood, and the media. It implies that she was shamed towards the end of her life into not appearing in public which is kind of disturbing... I'm left more with a feeling of sadness for her but also wanting to shake her.
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-Hole: how she made friends with them to get NY game totally skipped over. -Love Jessica Chastain and the character's personality keeps the movie very watchable. -Idris Elba's impassioned defense of her just seems to come too much out of left field. It's obvious he comes to admire and care about her but the sweetness of that almost doesn't fit the tone of the movie. Or else, seems to attempt to hammer you over the head with 'this character is a good person'... It just seemed like the movie suddenly became weak plot-wise when it revolved around two characters' arguing why one didn't deserve prison. +Don't really see her choice as totally honorable. Protecting the world/their families from the horribleness of these men. There's honorability in truth. But I understand from her psychology that she had some family issues that made that seem unappealing to her.
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The Exception                                  (2016)
Put off watching this for a while bc it seemed kind of offensive. I know Hollywood feeds off of forbidden love but it's going to the extremes when it takes on an actual genocide in our history. I stumbled onto the trailer again and my Lily James stan heart wanted to give it a shot. The acting is absolutely fantastic. (Okay, towards the later part of the movie Lily James' face is filled with too much readable emotion to be believable as something that no one notices.) Also as a love story, there is no question the two leads have some damn sexual chemistry. (But kind of rapey at beginning??? What was??? Oh boy.) I had hopes I'd misunderstood the original 'soldier who just works for an evil government but who has a good heart' trope but nope exactly that and not enough back story and characterization to flesh out why such a contradiction is occurring. The line about him being 'the exception' turned what was so far a well-acted period drama piece into something over-Hollywoodized and plastic feeling. It asks for too much of a suspension of belief, especially with a lack of back story, that he is just suddenly realizing the violence of his government (and his participation in it). It ignores complex questions of why human beings participated in such violence/ seems to imply ignorance. +Why she abandons killing him doesn't really make sense. +Refuses to abandon his duty even though he has a Jewish girlfriend??? Agrees to marry him even though he is staying in anti-Jewish army which killed her family? -Sudden, unresolvedish ending. What to say...?? Not well-written enough to be great but the acting makes it worth seeing.
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