Justin Hanvey

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  1. Definitely Darnielle. Maybe Josh Ritter
  2. Do you know of his main band The Weakerthans? They're great.
  3. Love your last few comments M. Leary, really support this path you're on.
  4. According to one guy at least What do you think? Does the popularity of RottenTomatoes and Netflix's new thumbs up thumbs down rating system spell the end of movie criticism? I'm not sure I agree with him. On RT I'd say they have a rather rigorous process to be considered for addition to their reviewers pool, and while I'm not really that sure about Netflix I don't really think it ever was a bastion of great film criticism to start... And he might invalidate his whole opinion to me by loathing Hail, Caesar...course that might be petty of me heh. I'm one of those guys who rarely sees a movie in theater unless it has a high RT rating (unless I'm bored, or it was something I wanted to see regardless) and they haven't steered me that badly yet. In particular I had no interest in seeing Ouija: Origin of Evil til I noticed its higher RT rating, and I was duly impressed with the film, a rare light years better sequel/prequel (TBF the original was a very meh movie on its own so it wasn't that hard to beat it)
  5. There is just as much black people waking up to their own civil rights crisis as white people waking up to it.
  6. thanks to Joel Mayward I'm making one more nomination Fruitvale Station Director: Ryan Coogler Date: 2013 Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334649/ A&F Link: Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVVVils8z4
  7. Under this definition then I am absolutely gonna have to nominate Fruitvale Station. Is this too nebulous a topic, or the nebulousness the point and this is more a "different interpretations make for different and varied moviegoing experiences" kind of list? Perhaps the variety enriches the list we will come up with rather than ruins it. I'm open to that. I would like some more "woke" nominations too as M. Leary describes.
  8. *Revised, and much smaller list. #1. Choir Boy - Passive With Desire #2. Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth #3. Kyle Craft - Dolls of Highland #4. Yndi Halda - Under Summer #5 Ogre and Dallas Campbell - Beyond the Infinite #6 Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love #7 Alex Cameron - Jumping the Shark #8 Santigold - 99 cents #9 Okkervil River - Away #10 Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate
  9. Moon is the more conventional "waking up" movie of the two I nominated, using the familiar psychological thriller with a twist format to create a narrative where we think things are one way, but as truth is revealed we realize things are very much different. The central protagonist is a character literally alone with himself who through an encounter with himself in a way realizes that reality is more than what he thinks. Ink might seem like just a low budget film, and it is, but there is so much to it. The first time director gained a cult following despite the amateur nature of the film, because it featured such a deep and well thought out story. In it a father is forced to wake up to a deeper spiritual reality when his daughter is kidnapped by the titular villain and drawn into a deeper world where stories have power and much is not as it seems. Winans uses very Gilliam-like imagery, and draws from many classic influences for what is truly a work of art.
  10. Ink Director: Jamin Winans Year: 2009 imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1071804/ no post about the film, unfortunately. Moon Director: Duncan Jones Date: 2009 ImDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/ A&F Link: I can think of so many others (Matrix, Truman Show, A Scanner Darkly, Blade Runner, etc) but I don't wanna flood with nominations. These two are personal favorites of mine which i figured might not get nominated otherwise.
  11. Official Announcement for Sonequa Martin Green, and a name and rank change.
  12. Putting this here because the lawsuit is for the whole series. Apparently the Warrens had previous contract with the author of The Demonologist that were contingent on them not giving permission for anyone else to use their stories. This author who had the contract with the Warrens is also very likely the author whose book influenced Wan to make the Conjuring movies in the first place. Oh boy.
  13. feels like a middle finger and not a social commentary on whitewashing. http://www.cbr.com/review-ghost-in-the-shell
  14. I do sorta like the conception of The Vulture as anti-Iron Man, and also it's interesting seeing Stark try to take on a father figure role in his clumsy overprotective way. It also shows the web thing doesn't really work what with him needing Iron Man to push the pieces together.
  15. I will say I am very much in love with the song Sugar For the Pill. Beautiful song.
  16. 22 years in the making. Can pre order here, out on May 5 https://slowdive.bandcamp.com
  17. NVM I was wrong, both 25th Anniversary and 2.0 ghost in the Shell versions on hulu are dubbed versions. Also the 2.0 version remasters a lot of scenes into really bad computer animation for some reason
  18. Here's hoping we get some kind of Green Lantern cameo maybe in the credits. I know they're doing a Green Lantern Corps film (which I am freaking excited for since Green Lantern Corps is some of my most favorite comics) eventually so maybe the one who will end up in the Justice League will be in that.
  19. Just a heads up if you have a Hulu subscription, there is a English close captioned version of the anime on there (the 25th anniversary edition, and also the remastered one, as well as a couple of the sequels). Also have Akira, another very famous one I've never seen.
  20. Before Rottentomatoes my main way of choosing if a movie was worth seeing was first *if my friends/family said so, then *trailers and whether *actors I liked were in it or its a Studio Ghibli film, and more recently if it had a good review on the DVD jacket by Roger Ebert (or Peter Travers used to be, which now I feel somewhat embarrassed by), but Rotten Tomatoes has made it a whole lot easier, and I do often read through the review blurbs, seeing why people gave a Rotten or Fresh score. Sometimes I've still chosen to go see a movie even if it was a low score and sometimes it turns out just as bad a said, or my own low expectations help me enjoy it more. I'm probably more of the average joe, I don't have favorite film reviewers since Ebert died (other than some of you like Steven Greydanus and Jeffrey Overstreet who I often google their thoughts on a movie if I'm up in the air about it), and I do tend to use review aggregates as a litmus test. Even on Netflix for a time I just picked a movie if it looked interesting, and then I started noticing that I had been watching a string of really bad movies and noticed that most of the ones I did like had higher star ratings (with some exceptions), so I just started picking what to add to my list based on star ratings and if it looked interesting to me. I still follow some of my old rules too, and it all works out usually. but that's what works for me. I don't expect it to for everyone.
  21. Not capturing me like I'd hoped it would. Perhaps I'm still sad that Vin Diesel isn't Shadow lol
  22. Trailer: International Trailer: Very straight 90's action flick