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bartist
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:44 pm Reply with quote
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I was in the restroom, but my film copain described it to me and I was sorry I didn't exert more stoicism on the bladder front.

I guess it's getting some blowback from people who say the main characters were too pale. Washington Heights is mostly Afro-Dominican, and they felt there was the Hollywood filter where casting selects people who pass "the brown paper bag test." Given how many filters exist in Hollywood casting, I'm not sure I can get too worked up about this. But I'm not a dark-complected aspiring young actor who's being overlooked for being too mestizo or African.

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:14 pm Reply with quote
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bartist wrote:
I was in the restroom, but my film copain described it to me and I was sorry I didn't exert more stoicism on the bladder front.

I guess it's getting some blowback from people who say the main characters were too pale. Washington Heights is mostly Afro-Dominican, and they felt there was the Hollywood filter where casting selects people who pass "the brown paper bag test." Given how many filters exist in Hollywood casting, I'm not sure I can get too worked up about this. But I'm not a dark-complected aspiring young actor who's being overlooked for being too mestizo or African.


I'm not worked up about it at all, like I wasn't with "Raya and the Last Dragon." When you have a movie with an all (or mostly all; the guy in the ice cream truck isn't Latino, which is the point) Hispanic cast about a the Dominican (and Puerto Rican; they did fudge about that) community and you're worried about the color of the their skin, I think you're missing something.

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Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:50 am Reply with quote
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Has anyone seen Promising Young Woman (2020) starring Carey Mulligan?
Sounds interesting from what little I know of it so far.

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Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:37 am Reply with quote
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gromit wrote:
Has anyone seen Promising Young Woman (2020) starring Carey Mulligan?
Sounds interesting from what little I know of it so far.


I didn't care for it. Probably because it was billed as a comedy but it's more of a revenge flick. Also, all the male characters are weak, predators or both (and our protagonist is a predator as well).

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gromit
Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:39 am Reply with quote
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Yeah, it sounds like a feminist revenge flick in the mode of a super-hero film.
Not my cuppa, I suspect.

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gromit
Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:43 am Reply with quote
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I do recall your complaining about a film being billed as a comedy and being a revenge flick. Didn't recall the title/film.

I got briefly interested, and now think I'd probably hate it. I'll have to take a Mulligan. Actually I like Carey and have just run across Burnham and somewhat curious to see him in a film.

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bartist
Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:25 pm Reply with quote
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I had just panned a feminist revenge flick over in Couch. Which I really didn't expect "The Invisible Man, " (HG Wells, not Ralph Ellison) to be.

Too many films rolling off the line with male roles being pathetic or sinister caricatures. A bad pendulum swing -- when female roles were too often weak, predatory, etc. that wasn't good either. Plus a lot of revenge flicks are too gleeful about cruelty, which I think lowers everything down to bloody mindedness. Karmic revenges are so much better.

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knox
Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:09 pm Reply with quote
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I feel like Miranda , in writing the stage musical, just wanted to capture the Latinx experience in NYC, not do an ethnographic study of Washington Heights.

Good movie adaptation.
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Despite rave reviews (82 on Metacritic), Michael Sarnoski's "Pig" is a silly movie with no redeeming features, not even Nicolas Cage's "restrained" performance.


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