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Do you like all films? What movies do you hate the most + why?Anonymous
no, i do not like all films. i’ve gotten in trouble with this question before due to my distaste for films by some very popular directors, but here goes:
p.t. anderson’s magnolia (1999)
todd solondz’s happiness (1998)
these two movies are the decided bane of my cinéphilic existence. why? because they reek of trite, self-obsessed, americana bullshit and seek to give meaning to pitiful existences built on happy meals and shotguns. plus, the cinematography was nothing special.
homeawayfromhomebody said: and I almost watched Magnolia last night…………. phew…
well, these films aren’t just “bad” films. it’s all about personal interpretation. if i was answering this question in a “what’s a really shitty movie?” thought process, i would have just said airbud and been done, so keep that in mind. some people enjoy them - they’re just really, really, really not my cup of tea.
1881-1943 said: I haven’t seen either of these films, but they both have P. S. Hoffman in them and that makes me sad :’( I think he’s great
you’re right! both films have a massive bill of great actors and big names, including julianne moore (who i love), and philip seymour hoffman (who i also love). it’s not a question of whether these films have good acting - because they do. i simply don’t like what the films stand for, and go through, in terms of storyline. a film is more than an oscar for best actor.