This film has become something of a time capsule for the mid Aughts. The film isn't exactly steeped in referential humor, but it's so imbued in its own time frame that it has become dated. Bookstores, pre-HD televisions, flip phones, and freakin' VHS tapes are still around, among other dated ideas. It's a film that exists on the edge of oblivion.
But it still works. It's still genuinely funny, and seems to exist from a time when most of these…
I think the problem with most Holocaust films is that they try to offer catharsis where there is none (people completely miss the point of Schindler's List when they say it does this). Fateless, meanwhile, condescends by offering no glimpse at catharsis, and just saying "THE WORLD IS SHIT AND SUFFERING". It's the bleak kind of ending that gets peddled around as "truth" by edgy cynics who demand every ending be a downer, but have no functional understanding of storytelling.…
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…