I just don’t know about this one. I just don’t know.
I cribbed this off Wikipedia, but it says all you need to know: “A. O. Scott, chief film critic for The New York Times complained about the film’s ‘retrograde gender politics; its delight in the humiliation of children; its sentimental hypocrisy about male behavior; its quasi-zoological depiction of Africans as servile, dancing, drum-playing simpletons’ and concluded ‘Parents strongly cautioned. It will make your children stupid.’ Enough said.
THE WIND RISES:
An exquisite farewell to filmmaking from Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. The Wind Rises is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi. It looks beautiful and sounds beautiful. Watch in it in Japanese please, the English dub means you’re gonna have to listen to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ugly-as-his-face vocal folds – although you will get to enjoy some Werner Herzog (and his signature umlaut flirtation) should you prefer not to do the film with subs. The great theme song is Yumi Matsutoya’s 1973 channeling of Carole King, Hikōki-gumo. Mmm.
Jimmy’s hall was a rural dance hall built by Irish political activist Jimmy Gralton in 1932. Jimmy’s Hall is also a film by Ken Loach. Here are 7 YouTube comments about the latter…
Aren’t heathens adooooooorable …
Looks fairly formulaic Hollywood fare
VERY Ken Loach. Would watch.
Vote Sinn Fein
STEPHEN IS MY NAME
IM THE MOST WANTED MAN ON MY ISLAND
EXCEPT IM NOT ON MY ISLAND OF COURSE
MORES THE PITY
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE:
POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE:
THE FOLLOWING SEASON 2:
WALKING DEAD SEASON 4:
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