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Old 10-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #10611 (permalink)
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When I DON'T like quirky American Indie films : when the characters are quirky and in everyday situations making everything seem forced to me as if it's quirky for the sake of it.

When I DO like quirky American Indie films : when you can identify with everyday characters that happen to go through quirky situations and this was definitely one of those.

The chemistry between Roth and 2Pac was superb although Roth does blow 2Pac out of the water. It works within that tried and tested formula of 'the day from hell' scenario but it is also a well written critique of bureaucracy and class divide in America without ever forcing it down your throat and remaining watchable throughout. A cracking little movie.



Superb documentary that works on so many levels. What begins as a guerrilla doc about street art becomes something altogether more subversive and imaginative.

Who the joke is on remains the overriding theme of the doc.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #10612 (permalink)
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Superb documentary that works on so many levels. What begins as a guerrilla doc about street art becomes something altogether more subversive and imaginative.

Who the joke is on remains the overriding theme of the doc.
That was a great movie. I'm a fan of Banksy's art to begin with but I had no idea that movie would be so damn entertaining—and speculation inducing.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #10613 (permalink)
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That was a great movie. I'm a fan of Banksy's art to begin with but I had no idea that movie would be so damn entertaining—and speculation inducing.
Although it is not strictly a 'Banksy' film per se as he didn't shoot any of it, it still emphasises a brilliant mastery of several mediums by Banksy.

I have rarely come across an artist that consistently delivers in whatever medium he chooses to explore whether it is murals, sculpture, paint or indeed, media manipulation.

I admire his anonymity even more after this doc. He could have made this his film and come out and proclaim himself as the main influence for MBW and take the plaudits but instead he still obscures his face and voice and remains both witty and understated as well as ever illusive.

You still can't help warming to Thierry Guetta though!
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:22 PM   #10614 (permalink)
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Although it is not strictly a 'Banksy' film per se as he didn't shoot any of it, it still emphasises a brilliant mastery of several mediums by Banksy.

I have rarely come across an artist that consistently delivers in whatever medium he chooses to explore whether it is murals, sculpture, paint or indeed, media manipulation.

I admire his anonymity even more after this doc. He could have made this his film and come out and proclaim himself as the main influence for MBW and take the plaudits but instead he still obscures his face and voice and remains both witty and understated as well as ever illusive.

You still can't help warming to Thierry Guetta though!
You know, there's a theory that's been put forth that it really is a Banksy film in the strict sense and that Thierry Guetta isn't even a real person, just a character.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:30 PM   #10615 (permalink)
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You know, there's a theory that's been put forth that it really is a Banksy film in the strict sense and that Thierry Guetta isn't even a real person, just a character.
That's what I alluded to in the 'who the joke is on' comment. Who the hell is being fooled in all this?

I can't wait to see this again.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:03 AM   #10616 (permalink)
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This was actually a pretty ****ing funny movie. Plus Hole - Violet <3. 7/10




Man the ending is so, so great. Plus I liked the atmosphere and the acting was above par too. 8/10
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:29 AM   #10617 (permalink)
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"Mahler"- Ken Russell...

The man is a genius. I've been on a huge Ken Russell Binge, and apart from Lair of the White Worm(which wasn't a bad movie, good in it's own way), everything I've seen from him has been excellent. How he's not considered up there with guys like Kubrick, and Coppola, and such, I don't know.

The man knows how to take the usually dry unbearably boring genre of 'Composer Biopic' and breath new realms into it. Unlike Lisztomania, this as a bit less tongue-in-cheek, but absolutely brilliant, legit funny at points, and entirely seamless.
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"Mahler"- Ken Russell...

The man is a genius. I've been on a huge Ken Russell Binge, and apart from Lair of the White Worm(which wasn't a bad movie, good in it's own way), everything I've seen from him has been excellent. How he's not considered up there with guys like Kubrick, and Coppola, and such, I don't know.

The man knows how to take the usually dry unbearably boring genre of 'Composer Biopic' and breath new realms into it. Unlike Lisztomania, this as a bit less tongue-in-cheek, but absolutely brilliant, legit funny at points, and entirely seamless.
One day, sometime surely The Devils will get a release and I for one will be happy as a pig in crap, especially if it's completely uncut.
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-Was ultimately underwhelmed. I'd give it about a 7, because it really wasn't bad - but it did nothing at all to knock me off my feet. Really average with some good acting and a good premise.

And for fun, I watched:

- Which, considering my low expectations, was actually pretty good.
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