Luvvie Lovers Upset

The blogroll in my sidebar links to two blogs which specialise in films, and I have found both of them useful sources when looking for obscure films which pass under the radar but I nevertheless might like.  But being arsty-types, the proprietors aren’t half precious snowflakes.

Firstly, Mostly Film:

IF, in this Year Of Our Lord 2016 you think…segment after segment after segment on the living, breathing bowl-of-dicks now a month away from owning the nuclear codes aren’t topics for a late-night comedy show, then fuck you; you weren’t going to like it anyway.

Besides, when I called out this show for praise last year, there wasn’t a bona-fide narcopathic lunatic in the White House. When Last Week Tonight returns in February, god knows there’s going to be.

Satire pretty much never changes anything, sadly, and satire certainly didn’t stop Donald Trump being elected President. But if America’s shatteringly thin-skinned President-Elect is on (lying) record as being shatteringly thin-skinned about one particular piece of satire, then as far as I’m concerned, that particular piece of satire needs to keep doing what it’s been doing, only massively more so. Staying angry is the only response. That was this year’s finale’s message – don’t put up with this. You don’t have to put up with this.

Because if there’s one person in the world who doesn’t remotely care about deeply unsexy and boring institutional injustices that invisibly ruin the lives of the disadvantaged every single day, it’s that motherfucker.

Bless.  But wait, there’s more:

It’s a thoroughly satisfying film, although in a post-Trump world, it plays far more as an anger-inducing polemic than might otherwise have been the case. The tiny gains these women fought so hard for in terms of opportunity, respect and dignity, overthrown in a two-year campaign by a tiny-handed megalomaniac and his shit-for-brains supporters.

And more:

Hello to you all from Europe’s Best Website. Usually we take this slight breather to indulge in a bit of frivolity – a joke here, a quip there, a look at what we’ve come up with, and a glance at the upcoming treats the world has in store for our eyes and our brains.

This week, however – who gives the tiniest fuck about all that? When the world youactually live in takes a gigantic step towards a global fascist dystopia by handing the reins of power to the human equivalent of a massive bag of flaming dogshit, well, being snarky about upcoming movie trailers seems slightly beside the point. The caveat to that being if there was a film out there featuring a racist, woman-hating President-Elect being relentlessly bludgeoned to death by a crack team of angry gorillas – we’d definitely link to that. But there isn’t, so we can’t.

Next is Film Babble Blog:

In the age of Trump (man, I hated typing that), a story about fighting racism is as timely as can be, but this film teaches a lesson that would be just as important for people to learn and appreciate even if our country had elected the more qualified candidate.

As the saying goes, “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Right now, when it sure looks like we are doomed, it’s more crucial than ever that we look back at the times that we as the people of this great, but greatly flawed country actually got something right.

And again:

A blast of a spectacular yet intimate feeling big-screen musical is exactly what we need right now as there’s a strong sense that there’s bleakness on the horizon.

And again:

This film also stirs up emotions about dealing with the difficult transition involving power changing hands next month. The Obama administration was as close to Kennedy’s Camelot as I fear we’re going get again in my lifetime. Such a movie as this is a must see in these scary times as it reminds us that America has gotten through dark times before and will again. This movie makes me want to believe that, despite the scariness of what’s on the rapidly approaching horizon, Camelot lives!

There are few things more off-putting on a blog which adequately deals with a particular specialist subject when the authors start to shoehorn in their political views. It’s fair enough if it is a political blog, but when you go to a site which advertises itself as being about films in order to read about films and you find crap like this…well, at least write something that doesn’t read like a transcript taken from a high-school debating class made up of particularly wet pupils.

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6 thoughts on “Luvvie Lovers Upset

  1. This preciousness, Tim, is the bane of writing and presentation. Nowt we can do about it though.

  2. Considering that the film industry has been almost entirely subverted by these types I think they’re curiously apt for the moment. People like them now make the films for people like them.

  3. @Tim N,
    “There are few things more off-putting on a blog which adequately deals with a particular specialist subject when the authors start to shoehorn in their political views. It’s fair enough if it is a political blog, but when you go to a site which advertises itself as being about films in order to read about films and you find crap like this…well, at least write something that doesn’t read like a transcript taken from a high-school debating class made up of particularly wet pupils.”

    +1

    When things don’t go the way leftie snowflake crybullies want they resort to spittle flecked accusations of fascict, racist, sexist, xxxist, xenophobia, islamaphobia (is worrying about islamic suicidal terrorism an irrational fear?*), xxxphobia towards the winner. Then mount protest demonstrations and riots.

    Whan things go wrong for those on the right, it’s stiff upper lip and “must try harder to win next time”.

    It’s spoilt, ignorant, petulant children vs adults.

    P

    *We fought IRA terrorists and nobody labelled us IRAphobic if we opposed them and they were not suicidal terrorists, nor did they want to murder every member of a religion.

  4. He(?) has certainly got his panties in a wad over the election result. Any way of provoking him to greater heights?

  5. Perhaps these movie-lovers can make a fantasy movie about or TV series about how wonderful it would all be under Clinton rule.

    Oh wait, they already did that with West Wing…

  6. The odd thing about this refusal to see election results as anything other than apocalyptic is that it’s leading these sorts of people (who presumably consider themselves the ‘good guys’) to behave incredibly badly.

    Obviously some lefties have always dehumanised their opponents while patting themselves on the back for being kind and empathetic (see e.g. Graham Linehan’s twitter feed, if you can bear it).

    But Trump and Brexit together have been the starting gun for claiming variously that old people should not be allowed to vote (but children should) and that people who don’t live in big cities and or didn’t go to university are essentially subhuman. This isn’t universal, but it has become far more common – unlike the brief and contested spike in “hate crimes” it has had very little coverage.

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