film snobs

anonymous asked:

The Wachowskis directed the Matrix movies as men and shouldn't be on your Monica Bellucci post.

The Wachowskis were still presenting as men and credited as such during the initial run of The Matrix movies but I included them in the Bellucci post for several reasons:

a) Before Lana was publicly out as a trans woman she was living openly as a woman in private. The rumours about Lana go back to The Matrix years and it is possible that Bellucci, as someone who worked with the Wachowskis, knew about this and was including them in her quote. 

b) Even if Bellucci wasn’t speaking about them in her quote, and I knew 100% that she had no idea that they were trans women I would have still included them in the list. Lilly Wachowski gave a great speech a few years ago at GLAAD where she invited people to revisit the work of her and her sister and reappraise them through the view of their transness.  

The point of the “directed by” posts is to help people discover women directors because I know that a lot of people end up becoming fans of cinema or discovering directors through actors they like (that was what happened to me. Thank you for making me a film snob Nicole Kidman!) 

I would feel remiss excluding the Wachowskis from Bellucci’s directed by women filmography just because at the time they were not ready to come out as trans women. They are not only incredibly talented directors but they are also incredible cultural pioneers. Lana is the first (and so far only) openly trans woman to direct a studio movie! Their work does deserve to be reappraised and discussed in that light. 

This blog will always accept trans women as women. 

I am utter trash for these two, and the concept of a First Order art school AU. 

I Hate Film Snobs
  1. Just because someone doesn’t like a movie doesn’t mean you get to insult them and call them names.
  2. If you’re using the fact that you watch a lot of highbrow films to make yourself feel superior to someone else, you need to cut that shit out.
  3. As punishment, you are hereby ordered to come to my house to watch Doris Wishman, Ed Wood, and Herschell Gordon Lewis movies until you learn some humility.

Yeah, I see you there with your hip looking glasses and expensive wine, ranting about how it’s not a pure film experience unless there’s no subtitles. You’re an entitled twat and nobody likes you. Just thought I’d let you know.

Will you move in with me?

The story of how Isak and Even decided that they should move in together Enjoy <3

Note: This was supposed to be a drabble but it became so much longer than I intended because…..I just couldn’t stop bloody writing. I really hope you guys enjoy this and it makes you smile.

Even looked down at the golden haired angel sleeping peacefully in his arms. Isak’s head was pressed against Even’s heart and he could feel his warm breath tickling his neck. Even sighed and caressed Isak’s soft pink cheek. They were both wrapped in a blanket with Isak’s laptop sitting neglected on the corner of the bed. They were in the middle of watching a Nicholas Cage film Isak insisted was “absolutely iconic. The master of film Even I mean it!” before he fell asleep after the first 15 minutes of the movie.

He chuckled lightly, knowing Isak could feel his heart beating against his cheek in his dreams. The thought made Even’s body tingle with warmth from the tips of his toes. As he gazed down at the most beautiful boy he had ever laid eyes on, Even knew that every single thing he was holding in his arms right now was everything that mattered the most to him. Isak was, is, always will be for eternity, everything to Even. His arms wrapped tighter around his sleeping beauty, the world disappearing around him when it dawned on him just how much Isak meant, how much he will always mean.

He continued to stare down at the man of his dreams as Isak made a little sleepy whimper. Even grinned and could not resist it any more. Slowly and gently he leant down and pressed a small tender kiss in between Isak’s eyebrows.

Just like magic Isak moaned himself awake, his arms reaching up to wrap themselves around Even’s neck before he even opened his eyes.

“Even” he sighed as he opened his eyes and saw the beautiful boy’s face hovering above him, only inches from his.

“mmm yes beautiful?” he replied, kissing the tip of Isak’s nose, making him giggle.

Suddenly his eyes grew wide as he struggled to sit up in Even’s long arms that refused to let him go.

“oh shit did I fall asleep during the movie?”

Even smiled “yes and I was thankful because it was so much more entertaining”

Isak rolled his eyes. “Ah shut up film snob” he said, finally managing to sit up comfortably, pressed against Even’s chest, arms still wrapped tightly around his small body.

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The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

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quirkybird-a-singing  asked:

Tumblr mom, how do you deal with overly pretentious film/book snobs?

I pay them as much heed as they deserve, namely, none.

If someone wants to be snobbish about something, do you know what they really want? They want your affirmation that they are Right about the thing, that their view on the thing is more important than the thing. And if people agree with them, it feeds that, and if people disagree with it it fuels their need to reaffirm why XYZ is awful and you should hate it too because they are Right.

It’s my favorite thing in the whole world when people start doing this to just go “Huh…well that’s your opinion” and just change the subject. Or if they are being particularly annoying, I don’t even respond at all, I just change the subject. I won’t affirm that kind of behavior by engaging in it.

This also applies to people who do this sort of thing for a living. If XYZ person says ZYX about thing and you know you’re going to hate it? Don’t give them the click. Deprive them of that ad space revenue, quite literally just don’t look at their work. People like that love being the center of the attention.

And I’ve got better shit to do than give it to them.

Interview With The Vampire (1994) Movie #3

Let it be said that this is probably the most well done movie regarding vampires out there. It is beautiful and also the only movie that does not make me cringe from the presence of Tom Cruise. This 1994 horror drama film stars Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas and Stephen Rhea.

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The movie follows Louis de Pointe du Lac as he sits down to tell his tale of his early life as a vampire. After being turned by Lestat de Lioncourt in 1791, Louis struggles to accept what is required in the life of a vampire, by hanging on to his humanity and unable to take the life of a human, while Lestat encourages him to accept his harsh new world. In the process of trying to keep Louis from leaving him, he turns Claudia, a child that Louis fed. It switches between his early years and present day as he explains the life that he had no choice but to live. 

“Don’t be afraid. I’m going to give you the choice I never had”

This movie has some of the most morbid and dramatic lines in a vampire movie or maybe any horror movie out there, which is saying a lot. Here are a few of my favorite lines:

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Upon the first watch, it can be a bit slow, which I realized after rewatching this movie with my fiance and out mutual friend. They made jokes of a lack of plot and never knowing what was going on. However, I do not want to sound like a film snob, but I believe this isn’t a movie you can just casually watch. It is a beautiful film and yes, maybe as far as vampire movies go it is not as action filled as most, but that is why I enjoyed this movie so much, because it was subtle with the story it was trying to tell and it came off as a work of art because of it. Plus, it is always nice to see a rather decent adaptation of a book. 

If you are looking for a classic take on vampires that brings the glamour and the dramatic flair that gothic fiction usually successfully brings, then this is the perfect movie. Also, I would like to point out that one of the best scenes is performed by a twelve-year old girl and she carries a lot of the scenes and does an excellent job of being a tormented old soul in a child’s body.

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Favorite Quote:  “ Which of you did it? Which of you made me the way I am?”

Rating: 8/10

My mindset as a creative person has always been less film school snob and more

“Ok, what here worked?”

“What could be improved upon?”

“What does not work?”

It’s partially why I look up to Edgar Wright. He pulls from so many different reference points and makes them fit the story.

Andi Mack Movie Headcanons

Andi:
*THE PRINCESS BRIDE
*Really into romantic period pieces
*The kind of person who watches a movie and speak only in movie quotes for the next few days
*Will eat all of the popcorn
*Does not tolerate spoilers
*favorite cliche is the moment where person A of couple looks at something, says “It’s-” and person B says “beautiful” while looking at person A
*Is always the most torn up over character deaths

Buffy:
*Looks immediately at the tumblr tag after watching a movie
*Prefers TV, tbh
*Will yell at a movie
*Definitely a film snob, no question
*She saw Moonlight and will talk about how great it was to anyone and everyone
*Has a grudge against Fight Club
*Watches those really intellectual film critic channels religiously

Cyrus:
*80’s movies are what keep him alive
*Prefers his popcorn sweet
*Always says that he’s going to buy a movie on DVD but never does smh
*Watches the Bee Movie a lot
*Develops weird-ass theories about movies but really intensely backs them up
*Gets the most uncomfortable during sex scenes

Jonah:
*Takes his little sister to the movies a lot and has lots of opinions on the kids films
*AKA he doesn’t like Illumination, loves Pixar, and thinks that Dreamworks is losing it’s edge
*Is always Shocked™ at plot twists
*Can quote the Harry Potter movies verbatim
*Is always the one who tries to argue with a villain apologist
*Cannot go a movie without accidentally making a loud noise during an intense scene

anonymous asked:

what do you think jyn and cassian's fave tv shows or movies would be in a modern au

Do you know how hard this is to answer without bias I was a film major for god’s sake

Jyn (Has been through a lot, I see her watching a lot of mindless comedy, maybe some trashy true crime stuff, mostly to kill time but also has a background of Badass Female Resistance Media, and female-centric comedies that are not about clothes): 

TV: Handmaid’s Tale, Deadly Women, Roseanne, Glow, Freaks and Geeks, Misfits, B99

Movies: Mad Max: Fury Road, Tank Girl, Whip It, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Winter’s Bone, Bachelorette 

Cassian (Well constructed throw-backs, methodically structured thrillers, and The Classics. Probably a Male Film Snob Fuckboi ™):

TV: Stranger Things (which Jyn also loves), And Then There Were None, Mad Men, Black Mirror, Fargo

Movies: He definitely likes Coen Brothers, Anything Park Chan Wook has made, David Fincher (can you see the film major bias bubbling up?), It Follows, Prisoners, The Hurt Locker

anonymous asked:

house thing- stubborn and relentless, writes a lot, poetry snob, film snob, basically snobby about entertainment in general (books, music, movies, etc), pretty gay, I basically only ship non-canon ships because I hate myself, funny, bubbly, and outgoing according to all my friends lol

Ravenclaw(????)

Today, I received an email (to my primary email account) from Twitter regarding “suspicious activity” on my Twitter page.  Which was weird because I didn’t think I had a Twitter associated with that particular email account.

Basically, I had completely forgotten that I used to have this Twitter account that I signed up for it back in 2008 but haven’t updated since 2010.

What’s interesting about it (and the reason I’m sharing this) is because– LOL, I can pinpoint the tweets I made and you can tell that I was beginning to have a “Robert Downey Jr. situation”.

Like, it started on Christmas 2009 when I saw Sherlock Holmes, but little by little … 

Example: a week after Christmas–

Five days later, talking to a friend:

A day after that:

Over a week after that:

(I’m LOL-ing over how I kept on spelling out his full name instead of using the RDJ shorthand.)

Never really imagined that over six years later, that “HUGE Robert Downey Jr. kick” would still be around.  Damn

*Film snobs* “Vin Diesel can’t act and is an action movie joke.” *Me* “Um, his sweet,  compassionate, kind speech about Brian at the end of Furious 7 is one of the few cinema moments in history that still gets to me and breaks me out in tears.”

Like, the guy might have been in some utterly awful movies, not be a technically “great” actor and hang out at the gym too much, but he does quite clearly know what love is.  And is amazingly good and quite genuine at portraying it on screen. 

No one who ever watches Furious 7 will ever get over Dom’s utter smile of relief when Brian flat out tells him: “It’s OK, you can say goodbye now.” 

Why I don't have many friends.
  • Me (Inner Monologue): Wow. This person is awesome. We're so compatible. We could be such great friends!
  • Me (Out Loud): Oh look! Have you ever seen this (points to DVD of favorite movie)?
  • Her: Yeah. It was okay. A little weird though. I just didn't get it.
  • Me: ...
  • Me (Inner Monologue): How did it take me this long to realize she was a moron?