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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Ben. » 29 October 2017, 09:58

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 29 October 2017, 14:11

Ethan. wrote:That's what I posted :blargh:

Their treatment of the parent-child dynamic is excellent.

You did?
But yes, it definitely is.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby René » 29 October 2017, 14:12

rxxli wrote:
Ethan. wrote:That's what I posted :blargh:

Their treatment of the parent-child dynamic is excellent.

You did?
But yes, it definitely is.

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Re: Film of the Moment

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 29 October 2017, 16:10

Oh wow. How the fuck did I miss that?
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby mxguy01 » 31 October 2017, 00:21

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rxxli wrote:I've been on another LGBT movie binge recently...

Hidden Kisses (Baisers cachés)
Let's start with the best one first. And it is definitely the best French LGBT movie that I've seen. French LGBT movies have been around for a long time, but they never quite left you satisfied. They've obviously gotten a lot better recently.

This movie starts with the picture of a new-ish kid in school kissing another guy (a guy that we can't see). As you might expect this picture suddenly gets around everywhere. The movie is the aftermath of that picture. And I guess it's quite realistic. Set in a slightly more homophobic environment, but one that exists even in countries where LGBT rights are actually a thing.

In contrast to other coming of age movies it actually spends quite a bit of time dealing with the parents of these two boys as well. Not to mention their teachers. Something that you don't see too often. Especially not done in the right way. And it shows for once that adults have feelings and personalities as well. They aren't black and white. It really deals well with how the society can do nasty things to kids when they are growing up. But in the end it leaves you happy with an actual ending for once.

That's what I posted :blargh:

Their treatment of the parent-child dynamic is excellent.


That part really bugged me.
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Re: Film of the Moment

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby mxguy01 » 31 October 2017, 01:27

Ethan. wrote:In what way?



Actually my bad. I had to go back and look at the plot line and remember which was which. This was the one that I liked showing how although the father was a bit conflicted, his concern was the well being of his child.

There was another that I confused it with where the father ejected the kid from the home over his being gay (after Mom and Dad having basically imprisoned him in the house). I have to hold on to the believe that the majority of parents don't have such an extreme reaction. Also generally if a parent does react that badly, the soon tend to discover their folly.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby rxxli » 19 November 2017, 01:39

Heartstone

Time for some more international LGBT cinema... this time it's Icelands turn. This is a good movie. A really good movie. Also a really painful movie to watch.

It mostly centers around a young teenage boy (around 13 or 14 I would say) called Thor (what else did you expect?) and his best friend Kristján. First of all... the kids look almost too young to be 14. Though that's kind of the point. The story is placed in a small rural village in Iceland. Which of course means cruel tough society, animals (mostly dead or dying - for some reason) and beautiful scenery.

While this may start off as a typical coming of age movie it's really not. Thor has two older sisters who obviously tease him way too much. He doesn't see his father and their mother is slowly starting to sleep around with other men which doesn't go down well with the kids. Kristjáns father on the other hand is pretty much a drunk and he doesn't really go along with the mother too well. Typical stuff.

Thor and Kristján spend pretty much all their time together, so one would suspect that they will sooner or later do something (you know what), but that is not how this movie works. In come two girls - similarly best friends, and they all start hanging out together more. We know that one of the boys is gay (or maybe both), but we don't really know. The first hour is quite slow paced, then moves it up a gear.

The movie then becomes a story of two bestfriends with one clearly being in love with the other, while the other one is painfully unaware of the fact, despite everyone calling them gay throughout the movie. Until something dramatic happens that is. And if you have ever been in love with your best friend this will clearly hit home. It's very painful, yet beautiful. And it definitely made me cry at one point. This whole thing can't be put into words really.

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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 23 December 2017, 22:41

Joyeux Noël (2005) is a moving Christmastime war movie, set around the 1914 Christmas truce during World War I.

8/10
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby acpro » 11 January 2018, 16:25

Call me By Your Name

That's a sad one--so true though what the father says at the end about his son and his lover (boy):
We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste!


For the longest time, I didn't think I could love anyone ever again, since I was like 28. I don't think that's true anymore but for awhile I felt bankrupt. I think a lot of people feel that way until someone comes along and changes everything.

EDIT: Link to watch: https://openload.co/f/MQebAG6ryI0/Call_ ... 80p%5D.mp4
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby acpro » 7 February 2018, 14:30

I just watched the Cloverfield Paradox and the premise is based on like there being different dimensions. Anyway, it turns out there really might be different dimensions. Instead of like science-fiction type stuff. In fact, scientists are testing this out at CERN. There's a theory there could be up to 10 different dimensions. In our lives we have 3 dimensions (3D). But there could be 7 others that we can't see and in those dimensions there could literally be other worlds.

The higgs boson particle was just a theory until they discovered it--now they're testing all these other types of theories.

This article explains it in laymen terms https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... -dimension
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 8 February 2018, 11:09

Anyone seen the new blade runner movie? I missed it at the cinema and it's out on blu-ray now, wondering whether it's worth a look?
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby René » 8 February 2018, 15:48

acpro wrote:I just watched the Cloverfield Paradox and the premise is based on like there being different dimensions. Anyway, it turns out there really might be different dimensions. Instead of like science-fiction type stuff. In fact, scientists are testing this out at CERN. There's a theory there could be up to 10 different dimensions. In our lives we have 3 dimensions (3D). But there could be 7 others that we can't see and in those dimensions there could literally be other worlds.

The higgs boson particle was just a theory until they discovered it--now they're testing all these other types of theories.

This article explains it in laymen terms https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... -dimension

Be that as it may, the Daily Express is a terrible publication and to be avoided at all costs.

PopTart wrote:Anyone seen the new blade runner movie? I missed it at the cinema and it's out on blu-ray now, wondering whether it's worth a look?

Yes! I enjoyed it a lot, even as someone who isn't a fan of the genre. You've seen the first one? I enjoyed that one too but thought the new one was better. :)
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 9 February 2018, 00:42

acpro wrote:I just watched the Cloverfield Paradox and the premise is based on like there being different dimensions. Anyway, it turns out there really might be different dimensions. Instead of like science-fiction type stuff. In fact, scientists are testing this out at CERN. There's a theory there could be up to 10 different dimensions. In our lives we have 3 dimensions (3D). But there could be 7 others that we can't see and in those dimensions there could literally be other worlds.

The higgs boson particle was just a theory until they discovered it--now they're testing all these other types of theories.

The Higgs boson is still just a theory, really. It's just a label for a predicted particle, which on observation (of something within the range of likelihood) doesn't quite match many of the theoretical predictions, especially those of the elegant supersymmetry model. In particular, its mass is a really awkward value that doesn't play nicely with the models.

The concept of particles in general is also technically just a theory. It happens to fit observations very well, but in the future we may come to understand the nature of the universe via a completely different conceptualisation of what's going on down there.

FUN FACT: We are closer in scale to the width of the observable universe than to the Planck length — the smallest possible length as far as we know.

Also, we are aware of and consciously experience four dimensions.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby acpro » 9 February 2018, 01:01

The 4th is time, right?

I think it will be so cool if there are other dimensions. It makes sense...when people trip they see fractals and stuff.

Also, Stranger Things is based on there being other dimensions. But they use string theory with parallel universes.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby acpro » 9 February 2018, 01:01

René wrote:
acpro wrote:I just watched the Cloverfield Paradox and the premise is based on like there being different dimensions. Anyway, it turns out there really might be different dimensions. Instead of like science-fiction type stuff. In fact, scientists are testing this out at CERN. There's a theory there could be up to 10 different dimensions. In our lives we have 3 dimensions (3D). But there could be 7 others that we can't see and in those dimensions there could literally be other worlds.

The higgs boson particle was just a theory until they discovered it--now they're testing all these other types of theories.

This article explains it in laymen terms https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... -dimension

Be that as it may, the Daily Express is a terrible publication and to be avoided at all costs.



But I love their packaged cheese analogy!
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby Brenden » 9 February 2018, 11:35

acpro wrote:The 4th is time, right?

Yes, which we experience as asymmetric (an "arrow of time", moving only in one direction), but which particles seem to 'experience' symmetrically like every other dimension.

acpro wrote:I think it will be so cool if there are other dimensions. It makes sense...when people trip they see fractals and stuff.

Fractals exist in two and three dimensions, too, though.

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It seems that what people report as 'fractals' during trips are actually more circular than fractal; most psychedelic fractal art that people who've tripped produce is very curvaceous and not as fractal-y as the mathematically-studied sort. From my own experiences, it seems like visual elements get swirled, as if being recursively re-processed several times before I consciously perceive the image.

That many people describe their psychedelic perceptions as fractals may be an accident of timing, since LSD and fractals were both discovered/popularised around the same time (60s), with there not being any other concise word or concept to describe the perceptions.

acpro wrote:Also, Stranger Things is based on there being other dimensions. But they use string theory with parallel universes.

I'n not aware they made any specific exposition, which is why I love the show.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby PopTart » 9 February 2018, 17:44

Just re-watching The Equalizer, Denzel Washington just gets better with age! Can't wait for the sequel.
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Re: Film of the Moment

Unread postby acpro » 9 February 2018, 22:02

Brenden wrote:
acpro wrote:The 4th is time, right?

Yes, which we experience as asymmetric (an "arrow of time", moving only in one direction), but which particles seem to 'experience' symmetrically like every other dimension.

acpro wrote:I think it will be so cool if there are other dimensions. It makes sense...when people trip they see fractals and stuff.

Fractals exist in two and three dimensions, too, though.

Image

It seems that what people report as 'fractals' during trips are actually more circular than fractal; most psychedelic fractal art that people who've tripped produce is very curvaceous and not as fractal-y as the mathematically-studied sort. From my own experiences, it seems like visual elements get swirled, as if being recursively re-processed several times before I consciously perceive the image.

That many people describe their psychedelic perceptions as fractals may be an accident of timing, since LSD and fractals were both discovered/popularised around the same time (60s), with there not being any other concise word or concept to describe the perceptions.

acpro wrote:Also, Stranger Things is based on there being other dimensions. But they use string theory with parallel universes.

I'n not aware they made any specific exposition, which is why I love the show.


Apparently they use the terms "parallel universe" and "alternate dimensions" interchangeably, although incorrectly. I didn't watch the full first season, I only know this because I read about it in an article critiquing the show's science. I watched the second season though.

This article: https://www.popsci.com/tackling-strange ... ing-theory
In Stranger Things, they use the terminology parallel universes and alternate dimensions, interchangeably.
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