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Yesterday , 07:51 AM
I'm getting the sense that the old tv show Jericho handled the inevitable violent break-up of the United States about 14 times better than this new mess.
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Yesterday , 08:16 AM
Saw Civil War last night, and since Dom reviewed in depth, I won't. Some will find the film confusing, if trying to figure out who is fighting whom (don't worry about it).

Stay for the credits. You'll see a washed out B&W still photograph fade into clarity. It should remind you of an earlier scene in the film when the aspiring photographer shows the pictures she has shot to Dunst's character.

We need journalists and photographers. I couldn't help but think of Robert Capa's famous Spanish Civil War photo of the falling soldier or photos from the Vietnam War.

Is Garland's film about the necessity of art? About the necessity of showing us what we don't want to see no matter how brutal?

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Yesterday , 10:28 AM
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Dom's post is evidence of something I suspected - Civil War will naturally hit a lot harder for Americans than non-Americans. The horrors on display in the film are everyday reality for Ukrainians and Gazans. There are terrible things going on in the world right now which have a far reaching impact. If you want to see the stuff in Civil War, just turn on the news. For a film to be so parochial and completely disregard a broader context renders it largely pointless.
It could be that your last point might be Garland's point as well?
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Yesterday , 10:29 AM
John, I do think the movie is saying something about journalism and how one has to give up a part of one's humanity in order to tell/shoe the truth of what's really happening.
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Yesterday , 12:28 PM
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John, I do think the movie is saying something about journalism and how one has to give up a part of one's humanity in order to tell/shoe the truth of what's really happening.
You're not a participant. You're an observer with a job to do.

Kevin Carter faced criticism about his Pulitzer prize-winning photo of an Sudanese girl with a vulture behind her. Carter waited nearly a half hour to get the shot before chasing the vulture away.

After winning the Pulitzer, Carter committed suicide four months later.

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Yesterday , 03:25 PM
I remember that
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Yesterday , 04:01 PM
A lot of cerebral movie watchers ITT. This post is not that!

Iím catching up on the academy award nominees for movie do the year.


The Holdovers

I thought it was fine. It felt somewhat predictable and not all that original.

Throughout the movie it felt a little like Dead Poetís Society to me.

7.5/10
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Yesterday , 04:36 PM
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A lot of cerebral movie watchers ITT. This post is not that!

Iím catching up on the academy award nominees for movie do the year.


The Holdovers

I thought it was fine. It felt somewhat predictable and not all that original.

Throughout the movie it felt a little like Dead Poetís Society to me.

7.5/10
I don't know about cerebral. Hell, some of us go to see every Godzilla movie.

I liked The Holdovers. I see a part of me in Giamatti's character.

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Yesterday , 05:48 PM
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I don't know about cerebral. Hell, some of us go to see every Godzilla movie.

Ha! Iím sort of looking forward to the Planet of the Apes.
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Yesterday , 08:30 PM
I don't know how Soderbergh does it. I just watched Out of Sight. J-Lo and Clooney talk in a bar while snow falls outside. What a beautiful shot.

Soderbergh makes material that might fail in the hands of others exactly right.

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Yesterday , 08:50 PM
I considered breaking my rule of “Only Tarantino in the theater” to see Civil War. Not so much because of the film itself but back when Pulp Fiction came out, I saw it in a 30-40 seat indie theater on a fairly small screen on its premiere date. Saw it a few times there and eventually, it moved to the big theater.

I’m pretty out of the loop on certain entertainment things and part of me thought that Civil War was an indie film that started catching a lot of heat and moved up to possible blockbuster. But nope… I was quite wrong there. That makes me want to wait now but I do find the subject interesting and Garland can bring it when he does! Might have to break my rule anyway.
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Yesterday , 09:55 PM
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I don't know about cerebral. Hell, some of us go to see every Godzilla movie.
hey!
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Yesterday , 09:58 PM
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I don't know how Soderbergh does it. I just watched Out of Sight. J-Lo and Clooney talk in a bar while snow falls outside. What a beautiful shot.

Soderbergh makes material that might fail in the hands of others exactly right.

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Soderberg is somehow still underrated.
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Today , 08:04 AM
Re: “cerebral”

One of my favorite film professors was this old British dude. Several of us were chatting about “capital F Films” with him after class one night. We students balked when he told us he watched the newest Resident Evil film over the weekend (I think it was Extinction? One of the really awful ones).

I’m paraphrasing, but he said something to the effect of, “Every film, even the lowest of the low, has something to be learned from it. Even if it’s only a singular sequence, or one shot framing, an editing or sound design choice— there is always some knowledge to be gained.”

His principle really altered the way I look at media as a whole. Definitely a major effect that still resonates with me today.
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Today , 10:23 AM
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A lot of cerebral movie watchers ITT.
I'm pretty much the only cerebral one.

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Hell, some of us go to see every Godzilla movie.
That's me! Except I call them Gojira movies in an otaku kinda way. That's what makes me cerebral!!!

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I don't know how Soderbergh does it. I just watched Out of Sight. J-Lo and Clooney talk in a bar while snow falls outside. What a beautiful shot.
Edited by the magnificent Anne V. Coates. I'm a real fan of this movie.
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Today , 10:41 AM
There is a Cerebral Brewing located in Denver, Co. check it out.

Brainy Brewing is the new Sexy!
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