this is my favorite film genre!!!!!


Favorite Performance in BIOPIC movies

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin 1992)
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash (Walk The Line, 2005)
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote (Capote, 2005)
  • Meryl Streep as Julia Child (Julie & Julia, 2009)
  • Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo (Frida, 2002)
  • Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl (A Mighty Heart, 2007)
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network, 2010)
  • Will Smith as Muhammad Ali (Ali, 2001)
  • Colin Firth as King George VI (The King’s Speech, 2010)
  • Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan (I’m Not There, 2007)

Normally I wouldn’t really respond but this is actually kind of bugging me.

First off, the gifset I made is not a gifset of iconic female revenge films. It’s a set of MY favorite revenge films, a set in which rape and revenge films do not belong. So everyone telling me that this film and that film are better or deserve to be there more is missing the point of the set that I worked on.

I didn’t exclude Rape and Revenge films just because that particular sub-genre is often filmed in an unnecessarily brutal and degrading way, or because those films make me uncomfortable (and yes, I have, reluctantly, seen those films listed in that reblog). I’m actually surprised that anyone lists Rape and Revenge films as “powerful” or “empowering”, but maybe that’s because I don’t see it as powerful, I see it as sexualized shock value and therefore didn’t include it in a set that I did the work on.

It’s not a horror movie, but look at the recent remake of Mad Max and the recent premiere season of Jessica Jones. It’s 100% certain that the Wives were raped by Immortan Joe and Jessica Jones was without a doubt raped by Kilgrave multiple times. However, you never, EVER see these scenes. You literally never witness a rape in the entire running time of each series/film and the horror is still there because the filmmakers find ways to insert horror through other scenes and other implications. You can have a horror movie without filming a 15 minute rape scene in which you see everything on screen. I Spit On Your Grave and Last House sexualize rape, either killing off the victims or leaving them empty shells because of it. It’s not empowering.

And on a final note, Carrie is about a high school teenager who suffers not only physical abuse at the hands of her mother, but also verbal and mental abuse from her classmates and often teachers. So to say that I Spit On Your Grave has a much more powerful reason for revenge than the heavy abuse in Carrie is really off.

Film Asks

I was very upset with the lack of film-themed asks so I decided to make my own! Please feel free to reblog and play along!

  1. Favorite film?
  2. Favorite actor?
  3. Favorite actress?
  4. Favorite director?
  5. Favorite movie quote?
  6. Old films or new?
  7. Favorite genre?
  8. Favorite film series?
  9. Favorite film from your childhood?
  10. Black and white or color films? (I know this is similar to number 6 but shh)
  11. Film you could watch on repeat
  12. Favorite musical?
  13. Favorite book-to-film adaption?
  14. Prettiest film you’ve seen?
  15. Film that always cheers you up?

how did I get rid of so many things I wish I had on hand–needful things!–but end up with two copies of different seasons? a bigger question: how did I manage to never read this? I have read every one of his anthologies otherwise, I’m almost sure.* I think I have read “Apt Pupil,” though, but not “The Body” even though Stand By Me is one of my favorite films and I have neither read nor seen “The Shawshank Redemption,” of all things.

It’s a good time to be into genre typography of the early eighties! 

*actually he has published two since the last one I read, just after sunset, so uh! I lied 

My enjoyment of Maya’s fantasy & Riley’s takeover of Maya’s fantasy was pretty equal. I really can’t decide which I loved more. Then I liked Maya’s takeover of Riley’s fantasy. Then there is Riley’s fantasy where I’m like “Well, that is a thing that happened.” 

This is coming from someone whose favorite genre is the RomCom, and who just watched her first Bond film in its entirety today. If Riley’s fantasy were a real movie, I wouldn’t watch past the first 5 minutes because there would be no point. 

Riley put more effort into her takeover of Maya’s fantasy than she put into her own fantasy. If that doesn’t tell you something, I don’t know what will. 

laserbeahm  asked:

Okay this may get long so bear with me. Comedy is my absolute favorite genre of anything because I feel like a good laugh is worth more than a thousand tears. I'm a film student in the pre-production process of my first film and surprise, it's a comedy. I have an idea that I love and the ability to pull it off (Lord willing) but I'm afraid of failing. I picked a perfect career path for someone who is terrified of showing the world their art. How to I stop worrying about what people will think?

Mmmm. I feel this. The truth is, you may never stop caring, but you may start caring less. I think most people are naturally wired to worry about what people think no matter how hard they try. In fact, the harder they try not to care, the more attention they give to the very thing they’re attempting to ignore. So it’s about focus. Don’t put any focus on not worrying. That’s impossible haha. Put focus on your work. Focus on making killer comedy and refining your process and your skill.

Most importantly, just keep making stuff for yourself. As long as your work eventually answers the question “Do I like this,” with a resounding “kinda,” then you’ll be just fine. Be honest and genuine, and people will see value in your work, comedic or otherwise. People want to relate, to connect, and comedy is a great way to do that. I wish you all the luck in the world!

Owen Fully Recommends: The Invitation (Now Streaming on Netflix)

I always say I am interested in horror as a genre because it is about dealing with trauma. Well here is a film that is dealing with that head on. This is one of those the less you know the better films, but this one kicked my ass. Maybe my favorite final shot in a film this year? So yeah, maybe you want watch before reading on if you want to go in clean. I am not going to spoil the film but I am going to touch on a few plot points.

The plot is this guy and his girlfriend go to a lavish party hosted at his former home by his ex-wife and her new husband. All their close friends are there and two new friends. This party invitation comes after almost two years of radio silence from ex-wife and new husband.

We learn that our main guy Will and ex-wife Eden lost a child, causing the marriage to dissolve. This is also why Eden was gone for two years, she went away to heal. Now Eden and new husband David are back and want to seemingly calm the waters and reconnect with everyone.

Will and Eden are now at two opposite ends of the grieving process with Eden seemingly healed and Will still deeply impacted by the death of his child. Everyone seems ready to move on, except Will. In fact, things start to feel a little strange at the party, like there is another reason they are all gathered.

The film unfolds and you are not sure if things are actually strange or is Will just so fucked up from the child’s death that we are viewing things from his cracked lens and even banal and “normal” things take on a sinister feel. Is it really sinister? Is it not? The film builds tension like a motherfucker and just when you get a little bit of air the film tightens up twice as much and doesn’t let up until the end. There was even a moment where I thought I was going to tear up and I never would have thought that this would be that kind of movie.

As I said, it is very much about trauma and the different ways and how far we are willing to go to escape or fix that hole within us. Belief and perception can be tools or weapons.

I love lady directed genre films.


My favorite Romance Comedy.  
Keep in mind that I said Rom-com, not les-movie.  This doesn’t try to appeal to one fan-base or genre, this really is a pure romance film that is was made accessible to everyone.  
There’s no preaching soap box.  It doesn’t rub it’s “gimmick” in your face. It isn’t filled with hot and heavy fan-servicey scenes either.  
It’s just a sweet movie about two people falling for each other.  

thelittlepandas  asked:

MG: Hey Dada, I'm bringing my horror movie collection to Mumbai. Are there any sub-genres you prefer, or are you good with any... Even though some of the movies I have in my collection are better for making fun of.

“I mostly watched what are considered the classics up until sometime in the 90s, so really, feel free to bring your favorites. I tend to highly prefer those that tap into primal fears rather than some contrived nonsense like those used in slasher films. When you come over, you can keep them in our TV room. Perhaps we can have Father pick a few too.”

anonymous asked:

This is Out of nowhere, but what are some of your favorite old films? :)

I’ve answered this here, actually, but that list I just limited to 40s-60s. I’ll expand on it a little bit with some more films:

  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • The Godfather Part I (1972) and II (1974)
  • The Sting (1973)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • The Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Marie Antoinette (1938)
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1938)
  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

It’d probably be easier to ask me what my favorites are by genre or actor/actress bc tbh there are a lot of films I love and would watch again, but I tend to spend more time watching films I haven’t seen before. Hope that helps! 

Tagged by @captain-rhys <33 xx 

1) What’s your favorite video game?
BioShock Infinite, Uncharted (all), and Call of Duty (Modern Warfare series) are all tied

2) Do you have a favorite movie genre, and if you do, what’s your favorite movie of that genre?
I love all kinds of films. It’s hard to pick just one

3) What are your 5-10 favorite songs right now? (because I can never pick just one lol)
1. Troy Baker - Afterglow
2. Troy Baker - Apparition
3. Bear McCreary - Black Sails theme song
4. Trevor Morris - A Howling Wilderness/The Death of Jane Seymour
5. Pearl Jam - Leash
6. Pearl Jam - Better Man
7. Janet Jackson - Someone To Call My Lover
8. Beyonce - Partition
9. Troy Baker & Courtnee Draper (Booker and Elizabeth) - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
10. S. Lover - Rory O’More/Saddle The Pony (BioShock Infinite OST)

4) What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee or chocolate

5) Name five things you like about yourself? (If you really can’t come up with five, at least have one. You’re an awesome person, please know that. ♥ )
1. My hair
2. I’m a pretty okay writer
That’s all I can think of. I don’t like myself all that much :/

6) What’s your favorite book?
This is impossible to answer…

7) Who’s your favorite villain/“bad guy”?
Handsome Jack

8) Name a fear?

9) Do you have a role model? What drew you to them?
Troy Baker. He’s just so down to earth and genuine. Some people lose that when they become ‘famous’ but he’s just amazing. Talking to him was like talking to an old friend.

10) What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Read and write. Sometimes I even go out in the rain and walk

11) How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
I wouldn’t lol

anonymous asked:

I hate being a horror fan with this damn phobia. Another anon complained of comedies being triggering most of the time, which is true, but horror movies are also full of triggering content. Having emetophobia has ruined my favorite genre for me.

I feel your pain! LOVE horror (a lot of people here do) Yeah, we’ve seen an increase of v* in many genres. We can’t be as spontaneous, but there are TONS of clean horror films.

I was tagged by the lovely @pennylane1975 thank you!!

Answer 11 questions, make 11 new questions, and tag 11 people!

-Favorite album that you own?
II by Led Zeppelin or Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
-Top 3 albums you want to own?
1. Sticky Fingers, 2. Pet Sounds, 3. The Wall, no particular order really
-Favorite movie genre?
I don’t watch movies so much so?? The only movies I watched are like, animation films and like, The Wall, Tommy, ect.
-Favorite toy from when you were little?
OK SO I had this blanket that had a cat face on it and it was my favorite toy until I lost it when I was 10-ish
-Do you prefer to take photos or have others take photos of you?
I do t prefer to be in photos or take photos, I have shaky hands
-Favorite social media outlet?
I don’t go on social media except for tumblr so?
-Favorite artist currently?
Like, drawing artist or singer artist??? Just artist, my fav is David Bowie
-Favorite season?
-Do you prefer sweet or sour?
-Opinion on scented candles?
I hate them. Damn things do nothing. Can’t even burn down a house
-What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Twenty One Pilots in St. Augustine!! That was amazing!!

My questions:
-What’s the weirdest dream you’ve had?
-Do you play any instruments, if so, what?
-What era would you like to live in (I mean like, 70s, 80s stuff like that not the Mesozoic era)
-What are the things you fear most?
-Who’s your favorite Beatle?
-What would you rather be able to do, shape-shift or time travel?
-Do you believe in ghosts in some form or another?
-Can music save your mortal soul?
-Can you teach me how to dance real slow?
-What’s your favorite album?
-What’s your favorite song?

I tag: @rooty-toot-toot-tattoo-too @silhouettesandfiguresstay @wattscharlie @moonietamashi and uh, whoever wants to do it

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) 

“Why do fireflies have to die so soon?” 

Whether or not Studio Ghbili returns from it’s hiatus, one thing is for certain, they have made some amazing animated films that have transcended the genre, whether it be through their creativity or maturity. I enjoy their heavy fantasy films like, My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, but personally for me, their much more grounded films are some of my favorites, with When Marnie Was There and The Wind Rises being examples. And so going into Grave of the Fireflies I had high expectations, expecting it to be one of their more grounded films, and while hearing more about it, I also prepared for a very sad movie.

Unrelentingly devastating, heartbreaking, and moving, Grave of the Fireflies is an immensely powerful and tragic look at the honest brutalities of war and the tender struggle of holding on to that innocence and spirit while in those difficult circumstances. You quickly and easily connect with the characters despite some of their flaws, the lack of story structure allows you to fully take in the wonderful characterization, the visuals and animation are absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word, and the story doesn’t hold back when it comes to both the painful distresses that our characters come across, and the wonderful heartwarming moments they share together within their time of need. 

Being the oldest sibling in my family, with a brother and sister, I couldn’t help, but put myself in Seita’s shoes, and I think that really contributed to how heart wrenching I found this film to be. When you’re the oldest there is always a certain amount of responsibility that you have, and so I can’t even imagine how I would handle all of the responsibility put on me, especially in dire situations. And although Seita’s character is a bit flawed within his pride and honor  to do everything himself, there was a certain respect in his actions to try and provide the best for his little sister. The character of Setsuko herself, was so genuine in her innocence, it made it more heartbreaking to see it constantly being chipped away, and even more devastating to imagine my sister be in her place. And there were constant innocent moments where Seita and Setsuko would have even just a small amount of joy in their lives, despite the harsh realities being thrown at them, and that also contributed to how much you cared and loved these characters. 

There were also elements to the film where it did not hold back in it’s portrayal of the tragedies of war and the distresses of the people caught up in it and yet it was still subtle in it’s approach as to get just the right amount of emotion from it so that there wasn’t too much sentimentality, but having just enough to continuously have it lingering and hit you like 10 semi trucks, even after the movie is over. 

Overall, Grave of the Fireflies is a prime example of Studio Ghibili transcending the genre of animation to be more than just movies for kids and families, but another platform to tell compelling and emotional stories of harrowing subjects like war, or touching ideas like the love a brother can have for his sister. With it’s incredibly gorgeous hand drawn animation, and it’s subtle, but dominant direction, this movie is required viewing for all animation fans alike and it comes with a very strong recommendation for anybody interested. 9.3/10  

rp  &  writer related:

name: olivia
how many years of rp have you done?: 5 going on 6!!! yikes!
first original character: surprisingly she was actually a demigod named rae, and tbh i’ve remodeled her so many times that she isn’t even remotely the same person and i’m using her as a human in another rp atm
first canon character you played: oh god it was lexi from tvd a million years ago
favourite music to write to, if any: i try and listen to what my characters like to listen to if i’m writing for someone specific! or i have playlists for different moods/kinds of scenes


film genre: you can never go wrong with a good comedy honestly
book genre: magical realism is my everything, especially if it’s ya, i could rant about ya lit for hours
music genre: okay it’s not my favorite because i can never pick one favorite but i grew up on country music and i’ll always love it don’t judge me please
quote: okay choosing just one is hard (can you tell i’m indecisive yet?) but literally anything and everything written by zelda fitzgerald is my favorite, i even linked you because i love her so much

one or the other:

hawaiian or vegetable pizza: hawaiian always??
fried chicken or rotisserie: neither, boneless wings lol
iced tea or lemonade: lemonade!
tobey maguire, andrew garfield, or tom holland: tom holland w/ andrew coming in a very close 2nd
book or film: both, because comparing a book to its movie is like trying to compare apples and oranges!! you have to treat them as separate entities
ice cream or cake: ice cream
greek or roman mythology: greek

greek myth:

favourite god/goddess: does persephone count because i love her, but i also love love hermes
favourite hero: honestly i’m rusty as hell on my heroes so i’ll get back to you on that
favourite book based on myth: as a person with a college degree in english i feel like i have to say the odyssey, but as a writer and ya enthusiast i also would like to say pjo

Tagged by: @frostedcornflake :D

Rules: Answer the questions you were given and then give ten more questions to the ten people you tag.


1. What do you prefer, Land, Sea, or Sky?: Land

2. Favorite food that you like to cook?: Anything really. I don’t like using the barbeque though

3. Favorite place to travel?: A campground my family goes to every summer

4. Daydreamer or night-time dreamer?: Both? I dream when I’m trying to fall alseep :)

5. Favorite genre of video/board game?: Comedy/adventure

6. Favorite YouTuber ♥?: H/at Films and Yo/gscast Kim

7. Anime or cartoons? And what’s your fave?: Cartoons; Mir/aculous Ladybug

8. What’s your favorite kind of arts and crafts?: Drawing, beading things

9. What do you like to do in your free time?: Draw, listen to music, attempt to sing, read

10. If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?: oooh… I’d like fanart. That’d be cool.

Tagging: All of my followers!

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