Walnut Frey


Walnut Frey
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  • The definitive Quentin Tarantino movies ranking

    Ok just saw Hollywood and I’d put it at #3 as of right now...just fucking amazing! I don’t know how he does it! 

    Also, can someone start a spoiler thread on this already?
  • What music are you streaming?

    The 1975. The fuckin 1975!! If you haven’t heard A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, get on that shit! I have listened to it on repeat for three days straight
  • Post-2000 Masterpieces?

    I think another way to look at this is the 21st century directors who stood out:

    Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban, Children Of Men, Gravity, Roma)

    Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave, Widows)

    Alejandro Gonzalez Innarritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful, Birdman, The Revenant)

    Denis Villenuvue (Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049)

    Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster, The Killing Of a Scared Deer, The Favourite)

    Damien Chazelle (Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Whiplash, La La Land, First Man)

    All are considered apart of the new wave of groundbreaking cinema in the 21st century, and all have been nominated for best director at the oscars. (Lanthimos hasn’t been nominated yet for The Favourite, but he definitely will).
  • October Spooktacular 2: The Spookquel

    House (1977, Japanese horror film; very campy and Tarantino-y)

    Suspiria (they’re remaking it this year with the director of Call me by your name; this original has one of the best horror movie soundtracks I’ve ever heard)

    both are foreign language so either sub or dub, but they’re both classics of the 70s.
  • What exactly do you mean by “artsy fartsy?”

    Freiberg said:
    I’m 39, I studied film and have a degree in Art History, I think art is the single most important invention in history and even more so than language is the defining characteristic of what it is to be “human,” and I say artsy-fartsy all the time, for me it doesn’t hold any inherently negative connotations.  I use it almost identically to how Dee does, that is sometimes dismissively, sometimes endearingly, sometimes as a genre, sometimes as a descriptor, and many more.  It’s like “action” or “romance” in that it has a wide and varying meaning that doesn’t imply good or bad, simply a feeling.  It can be used to talk about things that weren’t originally thought of in that way “ Die Hard has a lot of artsy-fartsy aspects in its storytelling,” or it can be used to talk about expectations “I think Denis Villeneuve is a genius, I can’t wait to see what artsy-fartsy elements he’ll bring to his next film.”  I think being offended by the term is hilarious and demonstrates a self-serious and juvenile understanding of art and it’s place in the world.
    I don’t feel offended when I hear it, but I am rather perplexed because when I hear it, I get a sense of dismissal as if to say, “I don’t get it.” I do think the majority of people I’ve heard use it have been older and less accepting of films that leave their core meaning up to interpretation. And I also have a great appreciation for art and it’s ability to transcend culture, countries, and generations, so I don’t grasp the concept of using a word such as fart to describe something I like.