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    Your unearthed gems

    Possession is just superb
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    A movie watchers blog

    The second one is much stronger. Really creepy dead Midwest vibe with smackings of comedy and a random chainsaw fight There are all these films that aren't necessarily great set in the American heartlands, but that have a really strong haunting vibe and surrealist bent. I wish someone would try to tap into it and make a real killer atmosphere led modern masterpiece The Beyond Inferno City of the living dead Children of the corn Something wicked this way comes Phantasm 2 Mud Angel Heart In the mouth of madness The beyond has probably my all time favourite horror ending
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    What I mean by that, is that the qualitative execution can be objectively judged regardless of personal reaction. So whether MI:F is any good or not is completely unaffected by how much I enjoyed it. There are absolutely masterful films that I really don't like (Tokyo story for example) just like there's garbage that I absolutely love (summer school)
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    I'm glad you asked. Im actually thinking of doing one of those YouTube videos about it. I'm at work now, but would like to get into this later
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    They're wrong too. Everyone is in the pot boiling together.
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    Yeah I'm a bit of a nazi about film quality. The question is this, does lots of people liking something make it good? Lots of people like Brexit. Lots of people like Nickelback. If someone liking a piece of art attests to its quality then art cannot be objectively criticised. Everything is subjective in that arena. I 100% agree that MI:F is subjectively a good film. In my world, where art can be criticised objectively, MI:F is not a good film. It does none of the things it is supposed to do well except for a couple of action sequences. It fails much more than it succeeds. Objectively. Problem is, cinema goers are all just a bunch of Nickelback fans these days.
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    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    I was catching up with an old friend from my Disney days yesterday who is very high up (President of EMEA) and he said there was a real feeling that they're at the tail end of a historic run, rather than in the middle of one. They're trying to make the live action version of their cartoons the next cash cow, but there's no guarantee it'll work. He also told me some stuff about the Live Action Lion King that was like OMFG, but I can't even...
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    A Quiet Place

    Watch Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer and try not to take it seriously
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    Battlefield V

    I really like this dissection. Especially as someone who thinks BF1 is the cerebral unsung hero of the series and the deepest of all the games so far. If it marries my deep system learning with your experiential needs to positive effect then it will likely be the greatest shooter in history
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    A Quiet Place

    I know i'm the one who does this more and more these days, but the simple fact is that for Cinema, the pot is now boiling. We've been sat in the water as the temperature rises and we look at bubbles and go "woah, that's hot". When you compare A Quiet Place to The Shining, or Suspiria, or The Innocents, or Les Diaboliques, or even The Others, the Devils Backbone, Wake in Fright, Picnic at Hanging Rock, or The Changeling... or even commercial stuff like The Omen, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween etc. You realise how close to death the frog really is. There's hope. And there is a HUGE audience for horror. As the absolutely masterful Get Out proved. It Follows, Paranormal Activity, Blair Witch, Ringu... These movies may or may not have worked for you personally, but they are true horror films. Working on psychological fears and melding them with narratives to create unique experiences. I always put porn, martial arts and horror into the same category: Someone comes to fix the plumbing, and they either get fucked, kicked in the face or massacred. And the audience gets the requisite buzz. Horror needs to stop getting ideas above its station with overreaching shit like A Quiet Place, which stands up to about 30 seconds of scrutiny, and dive back into psychology and make more stuff like Possession, Angst, Inferno, Le Orme, Demons, Hellraiser & Switchblade Romance.
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    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    Nah, I have first hand experience that both Disney and WB are shitting themselves. Disney are putting way more weight behind their live action cartoon branding now
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    The worst crimes in music

    Pink Floyd's dark side of the moon is a masterpiece, but two things that really piss me off about it.. Brain damage/great gig in the sky being two tracks. On shuffle it's a massive prick tease. Its one of the greatest albums to drift off to sleep to, except for the bit in the middle which is 20 straight seconds of alarm clocks going off.
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    Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin

    Ah I think I missed that bit...
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    Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin

    No that's fair. I think I can sorta see in my initial response I was a tad disappointed. Or maybe undecided/confused. That's not really the language I use when I really think something is great. I guess it just hasn't gestated well in my memory. It sort of doesn't really build to anything or have much of an ending. It all feels really small and contained. I don't remember any big laughs...

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