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    I don't rattle, kid. Kubrick's Avatar




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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I just don't see it that way. I think...creatively...he continues to make movies that take the video store junkie esthetic and actually raise the results to an art form. I can't imagine how anyone watched Inglorious Bastards and came away thinking anything other than what a tremendous slice of almost old school revisionist history it was. Across the board, acting/costumes/sets/cinematography...everything excels. But, ol' Quentin is even slightly less 'root for able' than Kevin Smith. And it almost becomes a case of folks feeling like they HAVE TO toss dirt on his flicks. I don't know. In a world where the bar is set so low at least QT is making his own movies in his own voice. Modern day Kubrick? Perhaps. Closest thing our lousy generation has to one anyway.
    Balderdash.

    PT Anderson is the closest we'll ever see to another Kubrick. Hell, Lars von Trier is closer to Kubrick than QT, and I LOVE QT.

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    Lastly, Chris Nolan is every bit the hack that QT is, except QT's movies don't pretend to be "smart" genre films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    I'm not much of a Foxx fan either outside of In Living Color.
    I thought he was terrific in Ray. Right up there with Wanda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Lastly, Chris Nolan is every bit the hack that QT is, except QT's movies don't pretend to be "smart" genre films.
    I got no horse in this race...

    but what makes Chris Nolan a "hack"? I mean other than The Dark Knight Rises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    I got no horse in this race...

    but what makes Chris Nolan a "hack"? I mean other than The Dark Knight Rises.
    I've got no major problem with Following or the wholly gimmicky Memento but Insomnia couldn't hold a candle to the original even with three very good performances from Hillary Swank, Pacino and Robin Williams.

    Nolan's average direction turned a taught, brooding Swedish thriller into a trudging exercise in thumb-twidling as the audience waits and waits and waits for some sort of meaningful payoff that eventually arrives but never satisfies.

    Inception was so much style when all it really needed was more substance. It was a Michael Bay picture with prettier costumes and better haircuts. Totally forgettable to its core.

    As for the Batman flicks, they certainly were good for comic book movies but when you compare them to all films outside of that tiny sci-fi sub-genre, you realize just how average they truly are. Remove Heath Ledger's masterful performance as the Joker and you're left a long-winded film noir version of the Iron Man franchise.

    So maybe hack is a bit harsh. I think he's just average, always.
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    My head just exploded but I'm gonna resist. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    I thought he was terrific in Ray. Right up there with Wanda.
    I actually thought Leo should have won it that year for The Aviator but Ray Charles had just died and every awards show (music and film) became about him.

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