History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 1)
Censorship is a familiar word for everyone who grew up in the former Soviet republics. It is feared, it is hated, it is reproached, but one of the most terrible…

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«Once... in Hollywood": he did it again
"He did it again, "the guy behind me said with some undisguised admiration, as soon as" Once... in Hollywood" (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) ended and went to credits.…

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"Favorite" Yorgos Lanthimos: rabbits, chocolate cakes and other" weaknesses " of Queen Anne
This week in the Russian hire came "Favorite" (The favorite) Yorgos Lanthimos. The film for Lantimosa highly ambiguous and not so pretentious as "Murder of sacred deer" or "Lobster" -…

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“Joker”: there are no superheroes, and there are sick people

“The Joker” is perhaps the most caressed film festivals, the center of which is a comic book character. And it’s understandable why: it doesn’t look like a comic book movie. On the other hand, why tie him to Batman?

Clearly, why: to go to him comic book fans and made him a bigger box office. If the character of such a film was some left-wing uncle, and not the future main antagonist of Batman, I would not go to him. I don’t like movies like that.There are films, you know, heavy, but the severity is different. It can be thick, viscous, as if not yet properly frozen jelly, and this boring. From such a sticky weight you want to get rid of as soon as possible — and it’s easy to do, you can exit the session or close the player window. “Joker” – not dense, it oppressive terrible hopelessness of the broken destiny and romanticization of mental disorders and violence. There is no escape from this hopelessness.Like any self-respecting comic book character that has existed for decades, the Joker has several origin stories. And none of the comics are the same as what Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix showed in the film.Phillips told the story of a sick man. Continue reading

"Venom": back in the nineties
The genre of motion picture comics continues to gain popularity, but in recent years it seems Marvel and its disney stories have virtually become monopolists in this market. Yes, DC…

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Dreams come true: 10 films about the Christmas miracle
New year is a time when dreams come true, and it does not matter whether you live on 3rd street Builders or Fifth Avenue. We have compiled for you a…

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Game of thrones: Game over
Today (Moscow time, in fact, tomorrow) in the world rolling out the eighth and final season of the series "Game of thrones". Let's try to analyze the reason for such…

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"Rocketman": rock ' n ' roll trip through the corridors of someone else's soul
It seems that the era of musical biopics is beginning again in the film industry. But" Rocketman " (Rocketman) has one huge difference from most of these pictures: the main…

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