Random Factoid #291

15 05 2010

Watched “Requiem for a Dream” last night – wow.  Not going out and doing any drugs anytime soon.  Talk about a movie that tests your ability to stomach a movie.

I pride myself on being a fairly tolerant moviegoer.  I can sit through most movies that most people can’t stomach.  Most horror movies don’t disturb me, mainly because they are too far-fetched to have any impact.  I can barely watch movies like “Requiem for a Dream” or “Precious” because I can’t fall back on thinking that it’s not real.  The fact is, people do face drug addictions or abuse.

However, there are some movies that I won’t subject myself to watching.  Mainly, “Antichrist.”


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15 05 2010
Frank Mengarelli

Marshall, “Antichrist” is the rough film, but it’s beautiful and it’s monumentally amazing. It’s one of the best films that I have ever seen. It was hard to watch, and re-watch but I’m glad I did. It’s a wonderfully painful film. I don’t recommend it to many people but I think you would respect and really appreciate it.

15 05 2010
Marshall

From what I’ve heard, “Antichrist” is just shocking to be shocking. And Lars Von Trier just seems like he’s out to make a scene. Declaring himself the best director in the world?

16 05 2010
Frank Mengarelli

von Trier is one of the best living directors, and the film isn’t shocking to be shocking, but to each is own.

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