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Author Topic: Film and TV criticism done right  (Read 960 times)

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Film and TV criticism done right
« on: November 08, 2020, 10:48:10 AM »
Came across this guy Critical Drinker on youtube. To get a flavour, check out his review of Ghostbusters 2016...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhnQsk3G_2c

He knows something about how story and character works, and he doesn't mind calling out some SJW bullshit.
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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2020, 11:00:00 PM »
Came across this guy Critical Drinker on youtube. To get a flavour, check out his review of Ghostbusters 2016...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhnQsk3G_2c

He knows something about how story and character works, and he doesn't mind calling out some SJW bullshit.
I've seen his stuff, he's pretty good, but not quite as good as some others I've seen.
My personal favorite is Dominic Noble. Here is his LOST IN TRANSLATION of Blade Runner:
https://youtu.be/dreiRapHCxc
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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 12:06:57 PM »
This one left me in stitches:

Jesus Fucking Christ, is this guy honestly that goddamned stupid? He can't understand the plot of a Star Wars film? We're not talking about "Rashomon" here, for fuck's sake. The plot is as linear as they come. If anything, the film tries too hard to fill in all the gaps. This guy must be a flaming retard.  --Mike Wong on Red Letter Moron's review of The Phantom Menace

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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 03:01:52 PM »
FWIW, I snagged the last sentence of his (every) critique and use it to finish Skype calls I do at work.
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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 06:28:32 PM »
Red Letter Media used to be my source of laughter in between decent movie reviews. Then they just kinda gave up and focused on the laughter. Its still decent but not on the same level as before imho.

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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 03:11:51 PM »
Red Letter Media used to be my source of laughter in between decent movie reviews. Then they just kinda gave up and focused on the laughter. Its still decent but not on the same level as before imho.

I like their Re-View stuff, and the TNG retrospectives.
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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 11:04:17 AM »
Red Letter Media used to be my source of laughter in between decent movie reviews. Then they just kinda gave up and focused on the laughter. Its still decent but not on the same level as before imho.
I have no use for hour-long movie reviews.

Frankly, it's hard to schedule hour-length YouTube clips in general, and if I do, it's because they are full of information, or doing something like camping that I can't easily do myself.

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Re: Film and TV criticism done right
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 06:35:16 PM »
Sadly he is a better critic than a writer. I've been giving his books a go on Audible and, while he has improved from his first, he hasn't improved nearly so much as I'd like, right down to having A Mary Sue character... just not the Main Protagonist, which makes it slightly more bearable.


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