At 1/31/16 08:31 PM, Jackho wrote:
It's a sort of landing pad for movie buffs in larvae form, or "baby's first serious film" if you want, but more experienced movie watch guys can be just as try-hard when they scoff at it. Same as The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction, though tbh I do have considerably less respect for someone who says Shawshank is their favourite movie.
Pulp Fiction was legitimately revolutionary when it was released, though. Sure, it's shallow and indulgent and that's why kids love it, but it's also a genuine formal and structural marvel. Can't really say the same of the other two.
Those three are all very good but if they're in your top five it just gives the impression you haven't actually found your own tastes yet. Sort of like people who think they're way above pop music since they started listening to some massively popular classic rock.
Yeah, which in and of itself is fine of course, especially if you're very young as most of the people who claim those movies as their favorites are.
Not that I know what I'm talking about though, I'm so basic I have Back to the Future and Star Wars posters in my room.
Uh, sorry this thread is for serious cineastes only, get lost normie.
The only film posters I own are for 2001 and My Neighbor Totoro so it's not like I've gotten super deep with it either.
At 1/31/16 01:12 AM, Natick wrote:
the narrative aged liked milk tbh
I'd say that's true of most movies from that little late '90s microgenre of "thirtysomething white collar white dude feels ennui about turn-of-the-millennium life and rebels against it" stories (see also: American Beauty). 15 years of terrorism, recession and renewed cultural attention to systemic racism and sexism later these guys' struggles with feeling too safe and secure seem awfully quaint. That's why my favorite of these movies is Office Space. It's the only one with an appropriate sense of scale and a mature perspective, genuinely sympathizing with its protagonist's gripes while also acknowledging how petty they are.