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Posted on 01/18/2020 3:10:53 PM PST by Rummyfan
I only knew they'd announced the Academy Award nominations on Monday because I started seeing articles like "What Is a White Man Mad About in This Oscar-Nominated Movie?"
The mad white male they're maddest about is the titular "hero" of Joker, up for 11 statuettes, the most for a single movie this year.
Ostensibly, they fret that Joker will inspire "real life violence" (which, at press time, still hasn't occurred), but the real reason liberals never admit their true motives is that the film concerns a disenfranchised fellow Rebelling Against the System. And while Rebelling Against the System is laudable when their kind do it, the lower classes shouldn't be encouraged to behave in like fashion, because incels, mass shootings and Trump blahbitty blahblah zzzzzz.
As The Critical Drinker observes in a peerless video essay, a comparable 1993 film unleashed nearly identical outrage in some corners and, I would add, didn't receive a single Oscar nomination, not even a lowly "In a separate ceremony earlier this afternoon..." technical nod.
I can't speak to the worthiness of Joker, but with each passing year, this particular Academy snub looks increasingly absurd.
Yes, I really am talking about Joel Schumacher's Falling Down.
(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...
I watched “Joker” and thought it was pretty good.
Spoiler alert (sort of) - I really liked what happened to Robert Di Niro at the end.
Really really liked!
An excellent film.
Ive always liked that movie. Always. The Michael Douglas character is an antihero to me.
He serves as the perfect example of what will happen when enemy forces such as Democrats and the media push too hard. But instead of one lonely frustrated little man, it will be millions.
And the blood will flow.
I want breakfast!
Falling Down — Great movie!
Joker is about a white guy wearing whiteface. How racist can you get?
That looks like a very disturbing movie. I will pass.
I like the Critical Drinker's reviews. His review of the rise of skywalker was really good.
My favorite movie line,Im the bad guy ?.
You forgot the briefcase!
I loved Falling Down when it came out. I wonder how it holds up today.
I think that was the best line of the movie.
Excuse my ignorance, but is the film in any way a spin off from the Batman series?
Thanks for that link. Very good review.
If you have time for it, watch his two part review of the "Rise of Skywalker and the fall of Star Wars". If you don't have time, watch the last five minutes of the second part.
Yes, it’s a prequel about how the Joker came to be, and why he has animosity toward Bruce Wayne. Without giving anything away, the film gives you insight into what drove the Joker toward violence. It even discloses how he got his name.
Very clever, and very well done.
And PS. I usually do not watch rated R for violence movies, but did watch this one and it really wasn’t that bad.
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