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An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on August 12, 2020
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redfirebird2008 wrote:
August 28th, 2020, 5:59 pm
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August 28th, 2020, 5:44 pm
So Bill and Ted got its certified fresh rating and Tenet not. I don’t get why RT is doing this...
Probably because Tenet will end up with a lot more reviews overall, potentially north of 500 based on other large budget projects in 2019.
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Bill and Ted is also done with their critic screenings

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666kalpa wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 10:48 am
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That's a pretty over-the-top negative reaction.

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666kalpa wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 10:48 am
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Critics calling Nolan pretentious is totally hypocritical. There's nothing more self-indulgent than a hack who watches movies and writes opinion peices for a living, as if the world really needs to hear your inane thoughts.most critics are failed film makers who have to criticize others' works because they are incapable of creating their own.

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ninenin wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 11:09 am
Critics calling Nolan pretentious is totally hypocritical. There's nothing more self-indulgent than a hack who watches movies and writes opinion peices for a living, as if the world really needs to hear your inane thoughts.most critics are failed film makers who have to criticize others' works because they are incapable of creating their own.
... aaand you're not helping either.

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ya this is the most perfect type of butthurt behavior

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Film criticism is important in many ways. For one, it can be important to highlight what kind of messages and ideas are coming to us from the biggest movie industries because we have seen how in history cinema has been used as propaganda to support political movements or how cinema has been used to block the voice of the minority and often times even sending a message about their inferiority to the white male. Obviously, many of the critics have failed with this as film criticism has mostly just gone towards feeling validated when a film echoes their political beliefs rather than the other way around where they should critique a work that portrays those political beliefs and seeks to understand how the film works in service of those beliefs as well as why and how that message is being pushed.

The second is perhaps the more obvious one, which is that film criticism can be very helpful in getting a larger group of people to be interested in the work of a smaller, independent filmmaker that otherwise may have just gone under the radar due to poor distribution or marketing (the fact Miramax owned by Disney was literally shelving Kiarostami films in the 90s from ever going to theaters let alone getting a proper DVD release)

Not to defend that particular garbage tweet and I think most critics nowadays are absolutely horrible (to a point where I actually respect Armond White more than most critics because he still approaches a work by considering its messages and how that is being used within the storytelling instead of just simply saying something is good because it echoes his political leanings although he still obviously seems to be more partial to right wing cinema so he’s far from perfect) but in theory, film criticism is very important

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Ruth wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 11:32 am
ya this is the most perfect type of butthurt behavior
Nah. I've always felt this way about that so-called profession. You can't get more pretentious than thinking you deserve to get paid to tell others your opinion. As if anything they have to say about something as subjective as art has any more bearing than anyone else. If anything critics like that guy are the butthurt ones.

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