The Armond White Thread

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1276 Post by dustybooks » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:13 am

Armond White wrote:Star Wars again. Its menace is no phantom.
That's very Gene Shalit.

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#1277 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:33 pm

This is one of the first times I've seen the comments section overwhelmingly in White's favor. Truly Trump's popularity was but just one sign of the end of days

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#1278 Post by dx23 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:33 pm

I"m surprised he didn't put The Ridiculous 6 > Hateful Eight or The Ridiculous 6 > Force Awakens

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#1279 Post by Kirkinson » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:27 pm

domino harvey wrote:This is one of the first times I've seen the comments section overwhelmingly in White's favor. Truly Trump's popularity was but just one sign of the end of days
I would really like to think this is actually just brilliant satire:
My self-esteem went way up when I found that I had heard of almost none of these flicks and seen absolutely none of them--keeping my record of no Hollywood input secure. I'm glad that I have spent my $$ on mo-bettah stuff like books, practice ammo, crow rounds, hunting gear, and decoy maintenance.
But I admit it's getting harder and harder everyday to tell the difference.


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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1281 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:48 pm

All the evidence you need that the movie is awful

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#1282 Post by Gregory » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:50 pm

Not hard to imagine what his take would have been if Malick had made the exact same film but was also on record as a longtime Democrat. It's not about the movies, yet it doesn't seem like White is even doing well at playing to the home crowd. Many of those down in the sub-White comments basement proclaim that they avoid movies on the whole as too "liberal" or whatever, and to that ilk the Knight of Cups trailer in particular seems artistic and therefore liberal. White even backpedals over a bit of characteristically Malickian writing, calling it "poetic affectation," but in the same breath tries to entice his readers with promises of daring sensuality:
from a woman’s tempting, labial pink fingernails and her tramp-stamp tattoo “faith”...
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#1283 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:43 pm

Wait, is Malick on record with any particular political affiliation?

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#1284 Post by bdsweeney » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:01 pm

Not that I'm aware of. I assume White's making assumptions based on the religious aspects of Malick's work and the conservative values it often displays.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1285 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:07 pm

I think you're forgetting the scene where Imogen Poots wears a Wendell Willkie shirt to bed and talks about trickle down economics with Christian Bale as the camera dreamily swirls in on an American flag


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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1287 Post by tenia » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:45 pm

Fanboys prefer the Nolan films for their “darkness,” which emphasized the sophomoric, pseudo-tragic elements of the Batman graphic novels. But Snyder’s more adult treatment finds the material’s emotional core. This displeases the fanboy/hipster whose adolescent embarrassment about feelings was exploited through Nolan’s emotionless violence and post–9/11 nihilism.
Cause nothing's deeper than simplistic antagonistic comparisons.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1288 Post by solaris72 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:54 pm

matrixschmatrix wrote:Wait, is Malick on record with any particular political affiliation?
He's exec producing a doc on Wendell Berry, FWIW. Which doesn't exactly suggest a ton of common ground with AW's politics. (Although, AW is probably a Contraritarian before anything else?)


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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1290 Post by Big Ben » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Say what you want about White but don't ever tell me isn't amusing.
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...using masculine sex appeal to examine America’s current political confusion.
This part in particular made me smile.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1291 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:24 am

Well, at least we know where WB can get pull quotes from for the video box art.
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"Equivalent to a hate fuck." - Armond White (Out Magazine)

"Affleck’s puffy-chin adult petulance...may be the moodiest performance he’s ever given" - Armond White (Out Magazine)

"Cavill...looks to be in perpetual tumescence" - Armond White (Out Magazine)

"If fanboys don’t cream...grown-up gay men surely will" - Armond White (Out Magazine)

"It is the most surreal dominance-submission dream in Hollywood history." - Armond White (Out Magazine)
Someone needs to get that article to WB's home media department immediately, to literally use it for this purpose.


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#1293 Post by goblinfootballs » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:27 pm

Somebody's been drinking the National Review kool-aid. Apparently to feel compassion is to feel pity and condescension. Classy.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1295 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:27 pm

As someone who admittedly doesn't pay much attention to reviews, are critics usually this predictable?

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1296 Post by dx23 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:58 pm

Some critics have their tendencies to give better reviews to some directors and actors they like but White is on a league of his own when being a predictable hack.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1297 Post by Big Ben » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:16 pm

He's back! Now saying that Hollywood has gone Asperger's. See here.

For clarification Asperger's no longer exists as a diagnosis. Even as someone on the spectrum myself I don't even feel mad about this as White just sort of seems to defecate opinions. I mean I can't look away but I can only really laugh at how seriously he regards himself.

Oh and he's on Twitter too. It's a one hundred and forty character goldmine of awful.

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#1298 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:37 pm

Big Ben -- Only "no longer a diagnosis" in the US, I think. Europe recognized it long before the US, and still does (as the DSM does not codify psychological expertise beyond the borders of the US).

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1299 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:08 am

My mistake then.

I realize I may essentially be spouting oft repeated lines here but how the hell does White even think this?
Though not as meretricious as the culture remixing by that innocent amoral idiot Tarantino, Wright is essentially shallow, which is akin to what made Paul Simon a gifted yet minor artist.
Instead, Baby Driver caters to the blinkered, solipsistic state of our present-day culture; it’s an Asperger’s masterpiece.
:-k :-k :-k

Is it even possible to apply sophistry to film criticism? Have I had a stroke?

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1300 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:10 am

It seems to me he wrote the review, saw everyone else loved the film, and thus quickly added some nonsense instead of rewriting the whole thing

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