scribbles and lies - Contemporary NetFlix Reviews #16

Jan. 8th, 2011

01:43 am - Contemporary NetFlix Reviews #16

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From:ronebofh
Date:January 8th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Colin Farrell was on my 'do not watch ever' list but i gave him a chance in In Bruges and wow.

I found Burn After Reading a brilliant, intensely dark farce. It's a sendup of the spy genre that i imagine is very similar to how The Big Lebowski is a sendup of noir, except that i hated TBL.
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From:crisper
Date:January 8th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
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The general shape and angle of the mirror that separates our universes begins to clarify.
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From:ctd
Date:January 9th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
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This, if I take your meaning correctly.

TBL, BAR, and Fargo/Blood Simple/Raising Arizona are genre sendups, but they also wind up being their own beasts, informed by various Coenisms. For the latter 3 (and a few unlisted here), the Coenisms work synergistically. For TBL, they wind up spinning the movie into a love song for LA and a certain era. For BAR, I felt that the characters didn't cross over into Ludlum/le Carre-land enough for me to get into the sendup part. If more of the movie had been like the firing scene and the Russian embassy scene, I could appreciate ronebofh's position.

Speaking of Fiasco, The Great Muppet Caper should go on your list.
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From:crisper
Date:January 9th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Agreemsg at pretty much all points.
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