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Slant Magazine's Best of 2005

 
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Michael Scrutchin
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PostPosted: 12.13.2005 1:03 am    Post subject: Slant Magazine's Best of 2005 Reply with quote

Slant Magazine's 2005: Year in Film by Ed Gonzalez and Nick Schager.



I usually find Slant's lists more interesting than most, and this year is no exception. I've been eager to see Kairo, Wolf Creek, and The New World, and their presence on both lists has me even more excited. Of those listed that I've seen, only Mysterious Skin is a shoe-in my own 10-best list*, but A History of Violence and Nobody Knows also have a pretty good shot.



*You know, if I actually get around to finishing my best-of piece this year...
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PostPosted: 12.14.2005 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Slant Magazine's Best of 2005 Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:


*You know, if I actually get around to finishing my best-of piece this year...




That's a mighty-big task. = P



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PostPosted: 12.26.2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slant Magazine wrote:
While such liberal-minded films dominated the headlines, religious conservatism also exerted an amplified multiplex presence [...] via the covert message of [...] Aeon Flux.




I'm not sure if Aeon Flux's submerged anti-science and technophobic sentiment is specifically religiously conservative (liberals tend to be just as paranoid, although the specifics of their fretfulness differ), but I can say I was disappointed in the script?s tiresome commitment to what might be termed ?traditional procreation? and the value it places on the stagnation of humanity as a species. Such absolutes are completely antithetical to Peter Chung?s animated series, which never took sides between the ostensible good and bad guys and dared to tread dangerous philosophical ground.



Amusingly, in Schager's review of the movie, he notes that the most "distasteful facet" of Flux is the "sight of an African-American warrior (Sophie Okonedo) with hands for feet, a distasteful vision of the archaic blacks-as-monkeys stereotype that truly takes the repugnant cake;" a connection, ironically, that only a ultra-PC liberal would make.
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