Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Serh, Jul 19, 2019.
Very memable too. Which in a way is the bigger win
Comparing this to American Beauty is a terrible insult.
The Safdies use gritty and uncomfortable situations to purposefully interrogate abrasive truths, American Beauty was a slick, styilsh veneer over an empty shell
i don’t disagree w any of that; they obviously know how to make a movie; I guess I feel like this is an abrasive slick, stylish veneer over an empty shell.
What truths are being interrogated? And what ideas that haven’t already been well tread by folks like Michael Haneke, David Lynch or even writers like Donald Antrim, Michel Houellebeqc, Mary Gaitskill?
I’m down w the pursuit of debravity; it’s an aight movie, I just feel like im missing something.
They're more interested in race and capitalism than most of those filmmakers are, and their perspective feels authentically theirs, embracing their cultural and generational identity.
I could understand not liking Sandler’s character, but I think he’s far from bland.
Howard is emblematic of the relentless pursuit of success to the point that you lose *why* you’re trying to succeed in the first place, so that even when you succeed you’re hurting those you care about (and, eventually, yourself). He’s an addict. I’m not sure how that doesn’t qualify as a sufficiently “deep” subject matter
Good Time was a fun ride. I'm really coming to respect Rob Pat
Fuck, I've gotta watch this again, haven't seen it since the theater. Wonder how it holds up when you know how it ends
ESPN’s Facebook page posted about this movie and all the comments about this movie being terrible and unwatchable from people expecting a typical Sandler movie are bringing me joy.
If you went into this thinking a typical Sandler film would be 2 hours long that’s honestly on you*
*ok I had to look it up and I’m actually shocked by the fact that the longest yard/zohan/chuck and Larry are also almost 2 hours. Like wat
but from what I can tell only his serious roles are over 2 hours so I’m still right
Ok I went to find that post Lmaoo
someone was like “by taking these gambles, he truly lives”
and I just am like .......bruh did we watch the same movie? I don’t know that I would call what he does, especially the ending, “truly living”
Safdie Brothers Set First Look TV Deal With HBO, A24 – Variety
Spoilers in this article, but it makes me excited for a rewatch soon.
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Finally saw this and thought it was pretty good. Wouldn’t surprise me if the more I sit with it that it gets better just like Good Time did.
The homage to The Exorcist was immediately interesting and weird but was great.
What part? Digging in the desert opening both movies?
I loved this film's immediate contrast between the black bodies under Chinese neo-colonial slave labor to modern black Americans who are completely blind to the fact that despite their own liberation they're now participating in a market that has reintroduced the very conditions they've escaped from. A naked display at how insidious capitalism is.