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The Incredibles
The Incredibles
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5.0 out of 5 stars DON’T BE A MEDIOCRITY, 24 April 2015
This review is from: The Incredibles (DVD)
This one is about being the best that you can be - unlike the mediocrities with which one is so often surrounded. Neatly crossing the Addams Family and 007, this action/drama talks about the mediocrities’ revenge upon the talented, as exemplified by egalitarians claiming there should be curbs on their betters simply for being better.

A family film with the adult themes of sexual infidelity and unproductive & purposeless restlessness; lacking a meaningful goal in life. Fulfilment and, therefore, self respect means not comparing yourself with others and doing what one does to the best of one’s ability.

A sophisticated satire on superheroes, in general, and James Bond, in particular. An unnervingly-realistic mixture of naturalism and fantasy: A family movie praising the very institution comprising its audience - both in theory and in practice.


Highlander
Highlander
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 22 April 2015
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Brilliantly-incoherent.


Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
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3.0 out of 5 stars BLACK LIKE ME, 21 April 2015
This review is from: Tropic Thunder (DVD)
Clever (rather than funny) movie that both parodies Hollywood film clichés and satirizes Hollywood production practices. The jokes are explained rather than delivered - with numbingly-repetitive effect.

This particular parody is little better than what it parodies; revealing that this comedy is not really about anything much outside of itself and is, therefore, wholeheartedly self-indulgent and narcissistic. The satire aspect is more pointed than the parody, but never seriously criticizes the fact that Hollywood makes so few great films (nor why); save to elicit a powerhouse performance from Tom Cruise.

The other standout here is Robert Downey, Jr as an actor so neurotically-obsessed with role authenticity that he actually comes to think he is Black. The rest of the film lacks this shrewd satire (on Whites’ view of Blacks).


The Mosquito Coast [DVD] [1986]
The Mosquito Coast [DVD] [1986]
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4.0 out of 5 stars CAUCASIANS TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THEMSELVES, 21 April 2015
Yet another Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Apocalypse Now, Fitzcarraldo type film about the White Man’s Graveyard that occurs when Westerners seek a simple life in foreign climes. The difference here is that such attempts are designed to get away from the superficiality and materialism of Western culture, rather than to subjugate the dark-skinned. The problem, however, is the same: They take their own emptiness with them and thus end-up no better-off than before.

The ranting nature of the central character is merely exacerbated by the jungle, as he gets further and further from so-called civilization. The film's anti-Christian message is well taken since Christianity is largely responsible for the moral depravity of the culture being criticized.
And yet the Swiss Family Robinson plotting - albeit a voluntary marooning - shows a family managing to keep together despite the exceeding travails they face. This is a movie about the Western family in crisis; showing it has more fortitude than the doom-mongers would suggest.

Harrison FORD’s best-ever performance in a film.


Singles
Singles
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3.0 out of 5 stars BLIND LEADING THE BLIND, 16 April 2015
This review is from: Singles (DVD)
A semi-honest and amusing, but ultimately banal, expose of the emptiness of White culture and the inability of its adherents to find love in such a culture.

The characters here are not looking for the love they claim resides in others, but for approval and valorization. The loneliness of the characters is unexamined as if this White norm were, in fact, normal.

Looking for mirrors in ones relationships with others leads to the blind-leading-the-blind and constant existential daydreaming over inconsequential evasions of reality. Lonely people are concerned only to share their loneliness with others not their full humanity since the latter is what they lack.

The characters here live in a bubble of self-involvement which makes it obvious from the outset that the movie has nowhere to go, dramatically. No other culture is used as a comparator nor is there any explanation as to why Whites are as emotionally-empty as this. A great pity since the actors are excellent and enable us to laugh at their character’s inanities and absurdities despite their not being fully-rounded enough to be worthy of our empathy.

Talking directly to camera gives the impression that the characters possess some kind of self-understanding but, in reality, their monologues are are as narcissistic as they are - as if talking about being lonely was somehow a solution to it. In the end, the search for someone to admire, respect and love can become a form of self-worship when unaccompanied by a love to share - as here.


Death Race 2000
Death Race 2000
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4.0 out of 5 stars WACKY RACES, 15 April 2015
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Crazy patchwork quilt of a movie that is a delightful combination of the Wacky Races, Rollerball and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

This morbid black comedy is consistent and it is difficult not to laugh at the most distasteful of jokes. That this should be a send-up of the very bread and circuses' attitude to which the film panders is problematic, but the humor of a White culture that has legalized murder always wins through. (Inevitably the murderous obsessions lead to the foundation of suicide cults.)

Politically, the film makes the interesting point that panem et circem is necessary in an economic downturn to take the minds of the masses away from their suffering, decades of austerity and loss of the joy in conspicuous consumption. Along with the fact that this is an apartheid Whites' Only movie because they have decided to exercise their global position and call it 'minority privilege'.

This is a clever satire on the inherent excesses of White supremacy enlivened by an Evel Knievel-like turn as an automobile-obsessed racing driver.


Singh Is Kinng
Singh Is Kinng
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2.0 out of 5 stars AMOR VINCIT OMNIA?, 14 April 2015
This review is from: Singh Is Kinng (DVD)
Silly (rather than hilariously-funny) movie about penance and personal redemption since it makes little sense and has little to say about the human condition. The characterization is flat and the perfunctory plotting merely an excuse to set the actors against exotic backdrops. It is redeemed by some amusing action set-pieces with the accent on humor.

The basic premise is that criminals can be reformed by love as opposed to the rather more realistic idea that they should be vigorously punished – with no attempt made to rehabilitate them. Both are methods designed to eliminate crime altogether that cannot possibly work because they fail to take account of the root fact of human volition. This is why the film has nowhere to go plot-wise as the theme dies the death of a thousand cuts over its running length of two and a half hours.


The Dilemma
The Dilemma
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2.0 out of 5 stars HOLIER THAN THOU, 12 April 2015
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The usual White whining from people who have yet to learn the adult requirement to separate the Personal from the Political. They find such activities as Christian marital fidelity difficult to manage since they as unknowing of others as they are of themselves.

Not particularly funny and the characterization is as flat as a pancake because the concept that Love and Friendship are based on Honesty is simplistic beyond belief.


Glass: Einstein on the Beach [BOX SET]
Glass: Einstein on the Beach [BOX SET]

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3.0 out of 5 stars BANAL, 10 April 2015
Repetitive and simultaneously hypnotic but not much musically like so much of this composer’s work. Not so much a transcending of musical boundaries but of music as such - to produce anti-music.


On The Road
On The Road
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2.0 out of 5 stars EMPTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE, 9 April 2015
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As usual, when Whites search for something to fill the void at the center of their inner lives, they find their own political obsession with pigeonholing others (to demean them) getting in the way of any true personal expression. Here, Whites universalize their existential suffering as if everyone else also had no culture to tell them who they are and no culture to tell them how to solve the problems they face. Whites permanently analyze but never truly understand or truly live, since such analysis is an attempt to avoid understanding: Wanting to become something, not being anything. The film’s characterization is so poor precisely because Existentialism is such a superficial philosophy that its adherents are more interested in thinking about life than actually living it.

All of life is a foreign country.
Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969), US author. Letter, 24 June 1949 (published in The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook, edited by Arthur & Kit Knight, 1987).

WHITE WHINE WITH EVERY MEAL
Whites’ lack of genuine experience results from the necessary emotional repression inherent in White culture (White supremacy is only sustainable by avoiding all contact [& experience] with non-Whites; hence, White violence placates their fear of those they exploit). This explains why Whites use non-prescription drugs to medicate their inability to connect both with others and with themselves. Such emotional repression means automatic personal dishonesty, it also means judging people politically as a group; rather than personally as individuals; hence, the loneliness on show in this film. The always-unrequited White desire to be someone other than whom one is, purposely-trapped in a culture that defines people by skin color and by little else.

ROLLING STONES GATHER NO MOSS
Although self-discovery can only come from within ones cultural experience, Whites persist in believing otherwise, their culturelessness virtually guarantees this. Yet, Whites never accept this reality - any more than this dishonest film does. The experience of life so gained is not real experience but a running away from it; hence, the film’s superficiality. All that such people can ever be is parasites; feeding off their cultural betters while repeatedly engaging in emotional self-indulgence and psychological self-destruction by feeding off cultures they despise; including their own.

Whites are stuck in their culture because no others will accept them because of the lack of trust engendered by White supremacy. Whites, thus, learn to rationalize their self-oppression with mealy-mouthed movies like this, rather than face-up-to the quintessential emptiness of a culture designed to serve collective goals far more than individual ones. The so-called free spirits on display here are, in the end, no more free than the White puritans they so openly disdain.


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