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Khaldun
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on: December 23, 2017, 09:12:47 PM

This is:

a) a great movie
b) distressing as fuck

But more distressing by far is the dumb nomination of the movie as a comedy by the Golden Globes. I get it, the Golden Globes is dumb as fuck anyway, but in this case, it really means, "We didn't watch your movie, black man, but you're a comic, right? So we'll nominate it, whatever" or "We watched it, black man, and so we're gonna nominate it as a comedy because it's hilariously silly!"

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Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 10:06:18 PM

“We’re watching a movie that challenges us to think about toxic whiteness and we can’t properly process it so it’s a comedy.”

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 11:51:14 PM

Horror is always under comedy because horror gets no respect and doesn’t have a category.

They didn’t put it there for laffs. This particular situation is not unique or weirdly, tangentially racist.
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Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 01:13:44 AM

It's probably a little racist.

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Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 03:12:13 AM

My understanding is that the golden globe people don't do the classification, it is the studio submitting the film. Also the golden globes have a history of the comedy winner not being a comedy. Studios submit anything that they don't think will win drama.

The Martian won it a couple of years ago.

It doesn't make it less problematic.

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Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 07:04:53 PM

Just because it's the studio making the classification doesn't make it any less racist. Also stupid because it's not like the Golden Globes can't go "we really need a horror/sci-fi/nontraditional drama category."

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Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 08:24:31 PM

This is a really stupid thing to be discussing.
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Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 08:46:08 PM

This is a really stupid thing to be discussing.

Or in other words, it's Hollywood.

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Reply #8 on: December 24, 2017, 10:11:22 PM

Anyway, it's a good movie. Maybe a great one.
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Reply #9 on: December 24, 2017, 10:51:39 PM

I'm gonna go with good, rather than great. I think as a piece of commentary it's great. As a movie it's not something I'll rewatch often.
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Reply #10 on: December 24, 2017, 11:47:20 PM

Based on Jordan Peele not having had any reputation as anything other than a comic, I think it's greatness is mostly in being completely surprised by how good it is (and also how it's not really a comedy). I agree with schild, good movie with great commentary.

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Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 05:20:19 PM

Yeah. It doesn't have an extraordinarily original plot structure or visual style, so...good and relevant.

Made me feel very tense. Kind of like a bookend to "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?": the first was an optimistic drawing-room comedy-drama, the second a pessimistic coda to why that shit didn't pan out.
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