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The DCEU has a problem — everybody likes Wonder Woman
That’s more or less the elevator pitch for superheroes as a concept, but it’s strangely at odds with everything we’ve seen from the DCEU thus far. Prior to Wonder Woman, DC’s output included two grim deconstructions of Superman and a third film about supervillains. All three have been skeptical of altruism as a concept, as if the most implausible thing about superhero movies is the hero’s willingness to help other people. [...]
The sequence is absurd to the point of parody, but it informs much of the DCEU. Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, and Suicide Squad all espouse a fundamentally selfish worldview — where heroism is a test of self, not a service performed for other people. [...]
It’s telling only because it indicates that the audience doesn’t have a place in Snyder’s DCEU. He wants to see Batman have a dustup with Superman, and he’s not overly concerned about how mere mortals relate to the personal struggles of gods. Metropolis and Gotham are not densely populated urban centers. They’re backdrops for a test of wills, a one-on-one contest to determine who has suffered more.[...]
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21 hours ago by winekitteh
Z (1969 film)
> Z is a 1969 Algerian-French epic political thriller film directed by Costa-Gavras, with a screenplay by Gavras and Jorge Semprún, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos. The film presents a thinly fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. With its satirical view of Greek politics, its dark sense of humor, and its downbeat ending, the film captures the outrage about the military dictatorship that ruled Greece at the time of its making.
> Z
> Theatrical release poster
> Directed by Costa-Gavras
> Produced by
> Jacques Perrin
> Ahmed Rachedi
> Screenplay by
> Jorge Semprún
> Costa-Gavras
> Based on Z
> by Vassilis Vassilikos
> Starring
> Jean-Louis Trintignant
> Yves Montand
> Irene Papas
> Jacques Perrin
> Music by Mikis Theodorakis
> Cinematography Raoul Coutard
> Edited by Françoise Bonnot
> Production
> company
> Office National pour le Commerce et l'Industrie Cinématographique
> Reggane Films
> Valoria Films
> Distributed by Cinema V (US)
> Release date
> 26 February 1969 (France)
> May 1969 (Cannes)
> Running time
> 127 minutes[1]
> Country
> Algeria
> France
> Language
> French
> Russian
> English
> Box office $14.3 million[2]
> The film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as the investigating magistrate (an analogue of Christos Sartzetakis who later served as president of Greece from 1985 to 1990). International stars Yves Montand and Irene Papas also appear, but despite their star billing have very little screen time. Jacques Perrin, who co-produced, plays a key role as a photojournalist. The film's title refers to a popular Greek protest slogan (Greek: Ζει, IPA: [ˈzi]) meaning "he lives," in reference to Lambrakis.
yesterday by sechilds
Zodiak (2007) - IMDb
Directed by David Fincher. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards. In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
yesterday by jklapinski
Watch Mother of George, the Drama by Andrew Dosunmu | Fandor
Adenike and Ayodele are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child - a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal. via Fandor - New Releases
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yesterday by fandornews
Get the Fuck Outta Here: A Dialogue on Jordan Peele’s GET OUT
Writer and educator Law Ware had the wonderful idea of he and I having a dialogue on the recently released horror film, Get Out. The film, written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele, stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington, a photographer dating a white woman named Rose (Allison Williams). Rose takes Chris home to meet her “liberal/progressive” parents in their New England home and that’s when shit, literally and figuratively, goes left.
The film is multilayered and speaks quite deftly to the terror of being black in the United States. Law and I were anxious to get the conversation started. We spoke on Sunday, the same day as the Oscars, where the specter of race hung over everything like a noose on a poplar tree. There was so much to talk about and as much as we unpacked, there was still so much left to cover (like the end scene, for example). We might need a part two.
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yesterday by laurenipsum
Tunefind - Find Music From TV and Movies
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