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  1. Treble

    Sleaziest film ever made

    If it makes you feel any better, her argument sounds like utter bullshit.
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    Sleaziest film ever made

    It's anti-fascist. Brutally so. If you want to watch a politically challenging film, this is it. If you have fascist leanings and still have them after this, you can't plead ignorance. Basically, if you want film to push you and what you consider 'art' then it's (possibly) for you. If you want films to be entertainment alone (perfectly valid) it's not for you. I'd recommend a whole heap of dark and difficult films to anyone before Salo, though. Its very much at the far end of experiences you could argue having any merit vs. how horrible it is to watch.
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    Sleaziest film ever made

    Personally, I thought it'd be very close to what I got. The big shock was the verisimilitude / honesty. It was 'real' in a way very few films ever can be. It's just that that 'reality' was punishing and unflinching in a way I didn't think a film could achieve. It's hard to articulate... I think all I can say is, it feels like it really happened and was filmed. Edit: sorry, to directly answer the question, I expected to get something with a few degrees more distance, to prevent it being so raw and abrasive. To this day, I'm not sure whether it was a good idea or not to have watched it. Come and See, yes, as it acts as a touchstone whenever you may forget about the true horror of war. But Salo? It's about the horror of humanity at its core, and fundamentally disturbing because of that.
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    Sleaziest film ever made

    I agree whole heartedly. Salo messed me up as well. The best dramas hold up a mirror to humanity and show what's there, warts and all. Salo does that, and shows the monstrous side without glamourisation or titilation. I completely agree with Kerraig about the power of these films, and the ethics around them. Come and See similarly destroyed me. All I can say is: take care, and if you're feeling uneasy and unsure when watching something, don't feel bad about switching it off.
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    Yup, and although Prometheus and JW1 battle it out for which has the worst script (spoilers: it's Prometheus) at least the Ridley Scott film looks very pretty. It's all a cow's opinion anyway, as they are both garbage. EDIT: not referring to anyone in this thread, but I find it amazing the knots people twist themselves in to defend an entry into a franchise they worship. Yes, we all love Alien and Jurassic Park, but it doesn't prevent their legacyquels being still-burning tyre fires. Describing the horrors that are the new Alien and JW-universe films as anything more than extremely poorly plotted, edited, scripted and directed is - quite frankly - extreme denial. Expensive to hire and pleasant to watch actors soften the blow, as does the wonderful effort the costume and set departments put in to making these worlds convincing and visually arresting (the CGI folks too, to an increasingly lessened extent) but it's window dressing for offensive mediocrity. Rant fini!
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    "No, we won't tag you" It was an ironic joke as I tagged you, and all the more humourous for being explained.
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    @JPL! ... no
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    It's horrible when a franchise is rebooted, cobbled together from old scripts, and even worse when THAT film's sequel is so devoid of any quality whatsoever that you want to cry. ...but enough about the Jurassic World franchise...
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    AMIGArama Podcast Episode 56: Road Rash

    Sorry for the hijack but I thought this may be a good place to ask: how can I get stuff off my old Amiga disks and onto PC? I have some documents originally written in Pen Pal that I'd love to revisit! I've got a USB floppy drive, but that's it in terms of ancient hardware! Edit: sorry @Lorfarius, I missed the livestream (only saw this post now). Is it archived?
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    A movie watchers blog

    Peterloo When I was at primary school, alongside Boy From Space and Words & Pictures, we watched an educational drama called How We Used to Live. It was alright, but hammy and simplistic in all the ways you'd expect. Fast forward 32 or so years, and Peterloo has conjured up that earnest, am-drammy vibe almost perfectly. It's not a terrible film, but some of the lines are desperate clunkers, and Leigh seems a little exposed when he has to adhere rigidly to a script rather than let his cast freestyle it. @Liamness has it bang on though: the massacre scene has resonance partly because of the wonky build up. Or maybe its just that it's the first film to ever confront these events? I dunno. It may not deserve any awards, but it does, at least, care deeply about its subject matter, so much so as to not become a total misfire. Although a shame that it's not cohesive, well-written or propulsive enough to considered the definitive tale of the events, it's at least going to raise a little more awareness.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Not sure if anyone's following it, but Battle Princess Madelyn has been given a release date: December 6th. Its multi-platform, but posting here preempts the 'should be on Switch' cries It's a Super Ghouls n Ghosts 'inspired' action platformer with a lot of gameplay additions to the formula. I backed it on KS years ago, as I thought it looked funky.
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    Shmups

    I know multiples are a big part of Gradius but even without them, Super Hydorah is like an unofficial sequel. Pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
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    Death's Gambit. Everything was Souls.

    I downed tools on this when I heard the PS4 version was getting patched. That's because it was glitching and crashing every 10 minutes or so (!) Patch has been released - finally! - and it's all fixed. They've also added some nice tweaks, like options to skip stuff, explanatory/reminder text and more. As for the game itself, I think it's fantastic. I'm up to Caer Siorai and level 68. No idea how much of its left, mind!
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    Overlord

    I've seen the trailer for this 6 times at the flicks, and it's looked more dispiritingly dull each time. Last time, at the top it had one of those awkward and grindingly embarrassing 'PLEASE watch this, it's not tripe, honest' intros from Abrams and Avery that makes you squirm in your seat.
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