films you've seen recently and would NOT recommend

craner

Beast of Burden
I also watched Jerry Maguire for the first time ever on the weekend and that is a weird film we should talk about more. Everything Tom Cruise touches is always slightly off.
 

Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
The Green Knight

Gawain (let’s call him Gavin), well you know the rest. This rude as fuck green cunt rides into King Arthur’s court while they’re eating and offers up a ridiculous challenge. It has spectacular sound design in this scene, but the Green Knight is voiced by that cunt from the Office who does Drew Pritchard and ruins it from there

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A mate thought it was ok. Thought it was ridiculous personally, Gavin’s journey isn’t represented with any panache. The Leek Hills don’t feature. Game of Thrones has fucked this genre for at least another 25 years. It’s an epic piece of literature, possibly best served by a narrator and/or animation, not cloaks and ridiculous facial hair. Import tale for Stan in that experience, empathy and temporality are a stranger brew than you can ever imagine (plot spoiler averted)
Haven't seen the film, and haven't read it since high school, but I can start to appreciate, incomprehensively, how empathy can stretch beyond my comprehension. I'm inclined to view empathy as something that can be leveraged in critical ways, if handled with sophistication and care. Making certain psychic impacts that transcend or make even disintegrate logic.
 

Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
But that is more of a systematic and strategic apprehension of empathy, whereas really it seems like a more profound approach would involve certain abandons of logic and certain embraces of feelings and other such forces more primal than logic.
 

woops

is not like other people
Haven't seen the film, and haven't read it since high school, but I can start to appreciate, incomprehensively, how empathy can stretch beyond my comprehension. I'm inclined to view empathy as something that can be leveraged in critical ways, if handled with sophistication and care. Making certain psychic impacts that transcend or make even disintegrate logic.
Sounding more and more like an android Mr Spock trying to make sense of earth
 

WashYourHands

Well-known member
Stan could wander a strange land, ride a lass behind the back of a very generous soul who saves you from the wilds and then undergo a time loop to see what could have been, which is code for whether you have the cajones to complete end of game level boss kill and the empathy developed within such a process

aka alchemy and the philosophers stone motif or Joseph Campbell
 

jenks

thread death
The Green Knight

Gawain (let’s call him Gavin), well you know the rest. This rude as fuck green cunt rides into King Arthur’s court while they’re eating and offers up a ridiculous challenge. It has spectacular sound design in this scene, but the Green Knight is voiced by that cunt from the Office who does Drew Pritchard and ruins it from there

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A mate thought it was ok. Thought it was ridiculous personally, Gavin’s journey isn’t represented with any panache. The Leek Hills don’t feature. Game of Thrones has fucked this genre for at least another 25 years. It’s an epic piece of literature, possibly best served by a narrator and/or animation, not cloaks and ridiculous facial hair. Import tale for Stan in that experience, empathy and temporality are a stranger brew than you can ever imagine (plot spoiler averted)
A shame as I’d been looking forward to it as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a cornerstone text for me - I did my dissertation on it many years ago. The reviews have generally not been kind. Birtwhistle did an opera based on it but I know fuck all about opera.
 

linebaugh

Well-known member
I also watched Jerry Maguire for the first time ever on the weekend and that is a weird film we should talk about more. Everything Tom Cruise touches is always slightly off.
he looks like a caricature of a leading man and has this stilted quality to his acting. gives everything he's in this slight air of comedy. I think it worked to his advantage playing an antagonist in Collateral
 

WashYourHands

Well-known member
A shame as I’d been looking forward to it as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a cornerstone text for me - I did my dissertation on it many years ago. The reviews have generally not been kind. Birtwhistle did an opera based on it but I know fuck all about opera.

Plough into it. It sounds good. Other half on nights so put headphones on to try and make out more detail without waking the kids up, which sort of worked. I was looking forward to it too
 
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