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by Cold Butterfly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 20011

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Jirin wrote:It’s certainly immoral but it’s a very different category of immoral.
Absolutely correct.
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 20011

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Not saying it's in the same category because yes, it's a very complicated issue...Was just offering examples, although now I realize that their backgrounds are more complex than I thought.
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 20759

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

Gonna submit my ballot, although I too may make changes to my list before the deadline.

1. Roma
2. Shoplifters
3. Black Panther
4. The Favourite
5. Burning
6. The Death Of Stalin
7. If Beale Street Could Talk
8. BlacKkKlansman
9. The Tale
10. Sorry To Bother You
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 20759

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

Thanks for the ballot Dexter, you're in.
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 20011

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Also keep in mind that victims of trauma are sometimes likely to forget certain dates and events of what happened. To say that he's just putting out stuff for "money" which is what you are implying is an age-old stereotype about sexual assault allegations against people of power. That view has been...
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1955: Movie Of 1955 - Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark) "For the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer—whose 1955 film “Ordet” (“The Word”) I discuss in this clip—existence itself has an element of the miraculous, and the wonder of cinema is the ability to preserve it at all. Perhaps no director ha...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 20011

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Maybe it's just me, but I've always had this detached image of celebrities in general (movie stars, singers, quarterbacks, etc.). While it's always appalling when someone does bad things - and I long ago reconciled with the fact that MJ probably did abuse these children - whenever, I listen to Thri...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 20011

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

MJ was definitely a weird guy (I more or less side with the theory of a kid without a childhood), but I don't think he was someone with evil intentions. So molesting a kid isn’t an evil intention? This whole “Peter Pan” theory is bullshit to me, when these actions supposedly took place he was a gro...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 20011

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

I believe the accusations but I’m very nervous to actually watch the doc. The documentary is honestly heartbreaking to watch...But it’s ultimately powering in it’s discussion on the effects of child sexual abuse, and for some sadly relatable. It might be an “allegation”, but with so many people com...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 72729

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

Jirin wrote: 3. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
This came out in 1983.
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD
Replies: 27
Views: 20759

Re: AMF - Favorite Motion Pictures Of 2018: LIST THREAD

Just wanna remind everyone this poll still exists lol :D I'll submit a ballot in the coming days, and remember ballots aren't due until June 5th. It would be great to have some participation in this poll, so look into it :music-rockon:
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?
Replies: 30
Views: 28026

Re: Favorite Album Artwork this Decade?

I am not sure how well received I will be since I love Post Malone. I like the way he is shaking up popular music with his mix of hip hop, rock, and pop. The Beerbongs & Bentleys cover really strikes me for some reason, both the CD and the Vinyl cover although I prefer the CD. Beerbongs & Bentleys ...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1954: Movie Of 1954 - La Strada (Federico Fellini, Italy) "A bleak and windswept beach somewhere at the edges of postwar rural Italy. A family in abject poverty scratches out a living at the margins. Sweet and naive Gelsomina is sold by her mother into indentured servitude to the brutal travelling s...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1953: Movie Of 1953 - Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan) "It's dangerous to start watching Japanese cinema, because the world is so extensive and dazzling you may quickly develop a taste for nothing but Japanese films. Is there a romance more mysterious than Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari? Is there ac...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 72729

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

... I've been expecting a post about the allegations of sexual assault against Michael Jackson and how that affects people's appreciation of his music. Cold Butterfly, even though you seem to be OK now, I'm sorry to hear about the horrible things you've experienced. I've been fortunate to have neve...
by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 72729

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

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by Cold Butterfly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 72729

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

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by Cold Butterfly
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1952: Movie Of 1952 - Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, Italy) “This neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica follows an elderly pensioner as he strives to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic recovery. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto struggles to maintain his dignity in a city wher...
by Cold Butterfly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1951: Movie Of 1951 - Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan) "The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own. Played by the extraordinary Setsuko Hara, Noriko impulsively chooses her childhood friend, at once fulfilling her family's desires while tearing ...
by Cold Butterfly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

No problem, Honorio! 1950: Movie Of 1950 - Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, Japan) "Rashômon is about a court proceeding, recalled in flashback, relating to a mysterious crime. A bandit, Tajômaru (Toshirô Mifune) is on trial for murdering a samurai (Mayasuki Mori) and raping his wife (Machiko Kyô) in the r...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meme Criticism?
Replies: 7
Views: 8703

Re: Meme Criticism?

What's great about memes is they provide shared joke templates which make them inherently social and let people who aren't creative play too. I'm not sure memes are complex enough to warrant criticism, their appeal is that they're simple. I suppose you could call them pop art. I get that, but pop a...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 233
Views: 87207

Re: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS

Robert Christgau named "Salt Of The Earth" the best pop song of 1969 in his year-end ballot for Jazz & Pop, which is definitely interesting. It's always been one of the best songs on Beggars Banquet in my opinion, although it narrowly missed my top twenty for the group's songs. https://www.robertchr...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 247765

Re: Albums of 2019

I feel like Malibu Ken is the best album Aesop Rock has ever made, and that by the year's end others will see it as that too.
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 247765

Re: Albums of 2019

I had never heard any of Aesop Rock’s stuff before this album, other than the stray song here or there, and I was very pleasantly surprised when I gave it a listen. Malibu Ken definitely deserves more recognition. Maybe it’s the horrifying cover art that’s turning people away? I feel like the lack ...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 247765

Re: Albums of 2019

Glad to see someone give Malibu Ken some respect on this thread. It's already one of 2019's most underrated releases already, and probably one of the best experimental hip hop albums of the decade.
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meme Criticism?
Replies: 7
Views: 8703

Re: Meme Criticism?

Memes can be funny when used correctly. But to me there's nothing more obnoxious than people using memes either as reviews or as responses to people's posts on message boards. I lost all respect for pitchfork when they did that meme review of the Black Kids album several years ago. And if arguing s...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meme Criticism?
Replies: 7
Views: 8703

Re: Meme Criticism?

I miss the days when memes lasted longer than a week... Nowadays it seems like they’re deliberately designed to be disposable. That's true, especially on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Most meme makers design them for clout and popularity, in my opinion. The same way early 20...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meme Criticism?
Replies: 7
Views: 8703

Meme Criticism?

Memes have become an important median over the 21st century. Not only have they become a part of society, but in a way they are an embodiment of the 21st-century world. I know people already do "meme reviews", but I really think memes are an art form, and an important source of humor, especially tod...
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

I absolutely agree, the New York Times article I stumbled upon about the book pretty much re-established one of the things which makes the book so great, which is that Orwell's vision was disturbingly prophetic, especially today. Although it's relevancy in 2019 is almost scary, it's able to unintent...
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 160
Views: 92791

Re: Favorite Books

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by Cold Butterfly
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1949: Movie Of 1949 - The Third Man (Carol Reed, United Kingdom) "I think I was about 14 years old when I first saw "The Third Man" on television, at night, all alone in my room in Los Angeles. It took me deep inside a place and time--postwar Vienna--that I couldn't shake and under no circumstances ...
by Cold Butterfly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1948: Movie Of 1948 - Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, Italy) "In his fine essay for the gorgeous new two-disc reissue of Bicycle Thieves, Godfrey Cheshire claims that Vittorio De Sica’s neo-realist classic and Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane are the “twin fountainheads” of modern cinema. From Welles c...
by Cold Butterfly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS
Replies: 233
Views: 87207

Re: Best Rolling Stones Songs - RESULTS

Although I love Exile, I gotta agree with Hymie because I don't see why the majority sees it as the Stones' best album. Let It Bleed will always be their masterpiece ;)
by Cold Butterfly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1947: Movie Of 1947 - Quai des Orfevres (Henri-Georges Clouzot, France) "In the postwar Paris, the accompanist pianist Maurice Martineau is a jealous man from the upper class married with the ambitious singer Marguerite Chauffournier Martineau, most known by her artistic name Jenny Lamour, a woman w...
by Cold Butterfly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1946: Movie Of 1946 - It's A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, United States) "It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published priva...
by Cold Butterfly
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: BBC Culture: The 100 Greatest Foreign-Language Films
Replies: 5
Views: 10661

Re: BBC Culture: The 100 Greatest Foreign-Language Films

It's a good list honestly, although Au Hasard Balthazar got absolutely shitted on sadly :angry-banghead:
by Cold Butterfly
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1945: Movie Of 1945 - Rome, Open City (Robertson Rossellini, Italy) “Much of what we know, generically, as "documentary style" narrative filmmaking is unthinkable without Roberto Rossellini's "Rome Open City," now at the Siskel Film Center. Other directors working in Italy and elsewhere in the 1930s...
by Cold Butterfly
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 247765

Re: Albums of 2019

Although it definitely took me a while, i am now convinced that When I Get Home is the best album Solange has ever made. Album of the year contender fo sure :whistle:
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1944: Movie Of 1944 - Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, United States) "With his Double Indemnity for Paramount, Billy Wilder has broken open a door hitherto locked to all those connected with the creation of motion pictures. He has made the hero and heroine of his stark drama a pair of murderers. The...
by Cold Butterfly
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

1943: Movie Of 1943 - Meshes Of The Afternoon (Maya Deren & Alexander Hamid, United States) “Have you ever stopped to wonder, when you see and touch a flower, what happens inside? Unless you are in purely botanical mode, it may very likely spark off something in your subconscious. The breath of spri...
by Cold Butterfly
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 122299

Re: Songs of 2019

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by Cold Butterfly
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Thanks Honorio! (It literally killed me trying to find reviews and summaries of Ala-Arriba! and Boogie Woogie Cocktail, and apparently they're both obscure even on the internet, from what I found. That's why there's nothing listed next to them.) 1942: Movie Of 1942 - Ala-Arriba! (Jose Leitao de Barr...
by Cold Butterfly
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Glad that this matter seems to be over. Wasn't gonna put Selected Poems on here but seeing that it's eligible on The Greatest Books, i decided to include it in my list. 1941: Movie Of 1941 - Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, United States) "Within the withering spotlight as no other film has ever been bef...
by Cold Butterfly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

Like I said when I arrived to this thread, it's a great one. One of the most interesting ones in the forum, in my opinion. We should all return to the respectful discussion we were having beforehand, because that's what this deserves. Anyways, here are my personal picks for 1940. 1940: Movie Of 1940...
by Cold Butterfly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

What makes a record the "record of the year" is not the subject matter, the social aspects of the lyrics, or any of that. Most people in 1939 never heard of "Strange Fruit" and that remains today. For me, a "Record of the Year" MUST be something that most people are aware of. Especially in 1939, an...
by Cold Butterfly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Books, movies and records of the year
Replies: 296
Views: 208347

Re: Books, movies and records of the year

But I can't help but (mostly) agree with the critics on the choices for 1939, as summarized on Acclaimed Music, the three songs ranked higher than "In the Mood" are not only milestones on pop music history but songs truly enjoyable for anyone, not only for elitist listeners: Most people have never ...