No professional dance instructor in charge of such a big group of dancers would be so brazen, nor could he afford to be. He had no idea as to how Nina would react and I couldn’t help but think if this is normal behaviour for him, he would’ve been slapped with a lawsuit a long time ago. Also, the dialogue written for him was laughable—NO MAN would speak like that to a woman (nor anyone else for thast matter). It’s as if the people behind this movie have little idea as to how people really speak. It was all so amateurish—I’ve no idea how anyone could enjoy this film on a sophisticated level. Even “Vier Minuten” had slightly more credibility—and “Vier” is dreadful. But much like “B.S.”, it inexplicably cleaned up the awards.
-It’s as if the people behind this movie have little idea as to how people really speak-
Or little interest in it. Like David Lynch or David Mamet or Samuel Beckett or literally hundreds of other writers we could rattle off who stylize dialogue.
Oh that reminds me, Oleanna. Thus started Mamet’s “white male as universal victim” period.
That’s how you read Oleanna?
Well, I thought both of them looked like assholes by the end but when I watched it again in light of Mamet’s other stuff like Edmond and his heinous essay in The Village Voice it seemed to more clearly point to it as a critique of political correctness.
To me, Oleanna is less about a critque of poltical correctness and more about a critique of correctness. That is, given their initial positions, both of their interpretations of the situation are the correct interpretation. They’re both victims of their own contexts. Edmond I’d say isn’t a victim at all, because he ends up “where he belongs” and finds a sort of contentedness in becoming the person he actually is.
Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. The stupidity and superficiality of racism made me angry, yes, though it was the constant cursing and screaming that slowly rattled my every last nerve.
I wasn’t around in 1980s Brooklyn, so if they called everyone a m*****f***** and so forth, okay. In a way I’d rather that, in a film, then if they talked in a manner unnatural to the time and place. Nevertheless, when it comes to it, I don’t care what color you are, or where you’re from, if you frequently (and unnecessarily) scream and interject a slew of curse words into every sentence, I don’t want to listen to you, it’s quite unpleasant. It’s not as if I condemn any/all yelling or cussing, simply this in excessiveness.
@ Leanne: Agreed.Taking Woodstock was a staggering disappointment. If only I could time travel, I’d attend the original Woodstock … unfortunately, I wasn’t born for another 21 years.
Anything that Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich directs kind of insults my intelligence.
I hate TAKEN. It’s the only film I hate. It’s strange because I don’t hate films like TAKEN. I mean, films about the almighty american guy. I just don’t care. But I have a visceral hate for TAKEN. I was so insulted by it.
In this scene the “hero” (which is a former CIA agent) is torturing a guy with electrified cables and he says this:
01:05:01,087 —> 01:05:04,727
You know, we used to outsource
this kind of thing.
01:05:05,087 —> 01:05:07,607
But what we found was the countries
we outsourced to…
01:05:07,878 —> 01:05:11,118
…had unreliable power grids.
Very Third World.
01:05:11,420 —> 01:05:13,660
You’d turn on a switch,
power wouldn’t come on…
01:05:13,920 —> 01:05:17,760
…and then tempers would get short.
People would resort to pulling fingernails.
01:05:18,128 —> 01:05:20,328
Acid drips on bare skin.
01:05:20,628 —> 01:05:22,948
The whole exercise
would become counterproductive.
01:05:23,211 —> 01:05:24,811
But here, the power’s stable.
The Transporter. From the acting, story, music and continuity leaps, this one always makes me angry when I think about it as a whole. A whole piece of shit.
When I initially went to see it, I was hoping for a simple, decent action flick. All that happened is that I got angry more and more upon watching it. The fact that it spawned two sequels is infuriating. I’m a patient guy, not always expecting perfection, and sometimes revelling in some imperfections, but that film…
People mention it. I get angry.
If you’re looking for a film with a bit more nobility to it, then I think about “I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang”, and how it angered me. Constantly denied the mercy of the court, even for what is a wrongful conviction, Paul Muni’s character escapes, but continues his life on the run, his mind ruined by despair, paranoia and madness at the cruelty and fractious nature of the legal system at that time. The final scene of that film still haunts me when I think about it.
@Barking Muffin: Why are you angry at Marie Antoinette? Is it the wasted lavish decadence? Or you just think it’s a poorly made film?
@Mark D Vanselow: “heterosexualist projection of lesbian fantasy” haha Black Swan is not actually that even. It’s more like a heterosexual teenage boy’s idea of a lesbian fantasy. It has zero hotness in actuality, just two pretty girls pretending to go at it. But in a way, it’s perfect for Nina, because she really doesn’t know much about sexuality. Black Swan is completely ridiculous, but it fits Aronofsky to a T because 1. he got to apply his teenage-dom melodramatic tendency to a genre in which sensationalism is the art and 2. it’s a story of a very young, sheltered girl’s idea of what adults (or in this case, grown women) do. It’s a lot of gestures and not so much meat, but it works for a horror teen soap.
@Susanna-Cole: You must not like Tarantino at all. I don’t know what’s offensive about cursing? It’s just part of the language. Do the right thing was an amazing film – it was Lee’s best. The heat! The heat! I was worried it might melt my screen.
There are a few films that make me out right angry, but most of the time it’s because of the subject matter rather than the style. I give points for trying to provoke me so I don’t really get angry. And if I signed up for a mediocre film, it was on me and you can’t have winners all the time.
A couple of recent films made me angry for very different reasons. The first was My Joy, a Russian thriller that came out in 2010 (but not in North America officially). It totally plunged me into a state of helplessness, and I usually hate the absurdity of building increasingly ridiculous misfortunes just to drive home a point (or help the audience sympathize with the characters) but the film was so well done I couldn’t help but admire its boldness. But I was so upset at the INJUSTICE OF IT ALL (capitalized because that was how it felt). It’s self-torture sitting through that movie, but it’s technically interesting. Like a Haneke film.
Another one was Everyone Else, a German film about a privileged couple feeling disconnected from each other and crap. I couldn’t care less about their problem, but that wasn’t why I was upset. It made me angry that it was the same recycled indie I’M SO FRIGGING DISTANT FROM YOU disaffected couple problems with no “otherness” in their orientation towards the world. There are so many other interesting intimate or love stories, and they choose this same bs over and over. If I’m going to sit through one of these once in a while, make it interesting? I am utterly bored of their story and I don’t want to ever see it on screen again. It made me angry that it occupied the screen, and that rarely happens.
@Susanna-Cole – do you avoid Scorsese films too because everyone is cursing up a blue streak there!
@Armands – “I am a Fugitive” YES! The last scene where he says “I steal” is one of the most disturbing endings ever.
Any Tyler Perry movie boils my blood. They are so shallow and culturally degrading, it reaches the point where I just get a massive headache upon every forced viewing. I actually start developing hemorrhoids from the fuckin stress.
Harry: Is “Atonement” on your list besed on what it is or might have been? Another way to ask: if you hadn’t read the book, would it be on your list?
@Harry Rossi – I hate the movie Rent and I even hated the Broadway show.
@ Aurelle: It’s not offensive, it’s irritating. Okay, occasionally it’s offensive, albeit more so annoying. Certain words, such as curse words, though this is certainly not limited to curse words, are awfully ugly sounding for someone (anyone) to sandwich between every other word they say aloud. Perhaps I’m strange (no, I know I am), however, I like varied vocabularies, and dislike it when people rely on the same adjectives, and so forth, over and over to say something. It gets old after a while, which is why I was fine for the first third or so of the film, and then slowly I started to want them all to simply shut up.
@ Machiko: I’ve only seen “Shutter Island” last week, which I didn’t particularly like, though not for any amount of cursing. I don’t remember … did they curse very much in “Shutter Island”? It certainly wasn’t enough to get under my skin if they did.
I hate movies that require no thought. The kind of movies that you just stare at. I hate when I suggest a movie and it triggers a sudden passionate protest like the brain has a gag reflex from being attention-intolerant. It can be like taste persecution from a pack of poop launching monkeys. Or getting that OH….yeahhhh, I bet its good but umm, I cant make it through that….also I just feel like having a laugh…how about the new Seth Rogen movie…theres probably some funny parts….
I heart Huckabees.
Like someone keyed my car-type annoyance.
There are also films that make me angry in a good way. The Death of Mr Lazarescu for example. That I was so angry about some of the events that occur in the film just goes to show how much I cared for the main character and how much his fate upset me.
I agree with Redletterprints,
also Inception and Machette.
Natural Born Killers and Fatal Attraction. I actually booed after they finished.
Tom hanks is like parfum in my balls. ron howard is like earwax on fire and vincent gallo bores me to death.
New Yorkers like to say mother fucker A LOT. We always have. Free Speech in the USA!
Don’t like it, shut up. (JK that was irony.)