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  • ross1948 10:06 on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ‘Noah’ Banned – Who’s Next? State Censors or Sectarian Enforcers?, , film critics, Indonesian films, intellectuals, Marlina si Pembunuh, parasitic film industry,   

    ‘Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak?’ 

    Good to see an Indonesian film win plaudits at Cannes.

    It’s not the first time we’ve been able to report that local talent achieved distinction. Prenjak in Cannes! Congratulations, Wrega from Jogja! 

    Although it would be unfair to say there are no visually pleasing experiences available…


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     … – as above! – I tend not to dwell on the Cannes Film Festival.

    It comes across as largely an exercise in narcissism, seedy self-regard, a bunch of ‘intellectuals,’ whatever that means, telling each other how clever they are!



    It’s all the more off-putting when, without actually saying so, they let us know how much better they are at appreciating movies than we normal folks.

    Fact is, without us normals, there would be no film industry  ( it’s us commoners who pay to go to the movies, after all) except insofar as the cinematic in-crowd can rely on their cronies in the political in-crowd to rip tax-payers off…

    …by splurging millions from the public purse in subsidies to help ding-bats produce movies most people wouldn’t cross the road to watch.


    When was the last time that really enjoyable films, like the good old Die Hard series, walked away with the Cannes trophies?

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    As for film critics, they should all be told to take a hike and find useful work as public toilet attendants or street-cleaners.

    Their opinions are worthless, neither more nor less a useful guide to what to watch than yours, dear reader, or mine.

    That leftist witch Lisa Nesselson, for example, infamously uses her well-paid position on France 24 to make snide, politically partisan attacks on anyone who offends her pinko prejudices.


    As remarked at the top of our page, an Indonesian film has had complimentary reviews over there on The Riviera.


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     Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak


    It’s said to be about a widow in an isolated part of the archipelago who suddenly finds her lonesome existence disturbed by preman2, nasty criminals, and how she handles this unpleasant intrusion.


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    Marsha Timothy


    The beautiful Marsha Timothy plays Marlina, but I suspect she will be vastly deglamorised in the bucolic role assigned to her.

    Nevertheless, I will have a look for it in my usual discount DVD haunts.

    Indonesia does produce some good films – and would probably do a lot better were it not for the outlandish state censorship regime, which even outlawed ‘Noah,’ for pity’s sakes…

    Noah’ Banned – Who’s Next? State Censors or Sectarian Enforcers? 

    … oh, and let’s not forget the ignorant IslamoNazi thugs who make life hard for good movie makers.

    ‘Cinta Tapi Beda!’ – First Blood to IslamoNazis! 



    Soekarno’ Film – IslamoNazis Threaten Cinema Raids! 

    Meantime, as I haven’t seen the latest local success, here’s a link for Indonesian readers to save me the trouble of describing it.   https://seleb.tempo.co/read/news/2017/05/13/111874970/film-marlina-diputar-perdana-di-festival-film-cannes-2017 

  • ross1948 17:45 on December 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , electors, Freda Payne, intellectuals, Learco, Martin Sheen, Moby, , , ,   

    Self-Important Actors, Past-Their-Prime Primadonnas, Appear In Anti-Trump Video 

    I have of course modified the headline from that found on CBS, which was this –

    Martin Sheen, Other Celebrities Appear in Video Urging Electors Not to Vote for Trump …

    There’s a list of these ‘celebrities’ – I thought the word meant famous people but apart from Sheen, most of them are people I’ve never heard of before – nor wish to again!

    Debra Messing, James Cromwell, BD Wong, Noah Wyle, Freda Payne, Bob Odenkirk, J. Smith Cameron, Michael Urie, Moby, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, Richard Schiff, Christine Lahti, Steven Pasquale, Dominic Fumusa, Emily Tyra, and Talia Balsam.


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    He starred in a novel by Herman Melville, right?

    No, not the same fishy character, it seems, but since wikipedia tells us he has also been known as Voodoo Child, Barracuda, Lopez, DJ Cake, Brainstorm, Mindstorm AND UHF, I guess I may be forgiven for any confusion.

    Freda Payne? 

    I vaguely recall her from 1970, when she had a hit, Band of Gold, not bad, but does that make her a celebrity? Much the same can be said for another past-it actress, from a long-discontinued series, Loretta Swit.

    Michael Urie?-another actor who has referred to himself as “a member of the LGBT community.” 

    As for B D Wong – I assumed he might be related to the notorious Australian lesbian socialist Penny Wong,  after learning that B D  donates his time and resources to a number of LGBT and arts-related charities,

    But apparently not.

    Who cares, anyway?

    Like, who do these people think they are?
    Worth listening to?
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    Their politically and/or sexually partisan prejudices against Trump carry no more weight than those of any poor old bums gibbering in a Big Apple alley.


    It’s reminiscent of some other ‘famous’ clowns a month or so ago, a UK story whose headline I also must parody, viz.-

    Wow! 300 Shop Assistants Sign Xenophobia Petition?

    And why should they not, if they feel strongly about something?

    But would they have gotten headlines in the rotten media, a sample of which we append below?

    300 Academics Sign Open Letter To PM Over Xenophobia


    Who cares?

    These ‘intellectuals’ are probably among the least useful people in the British Isles…ivory tower elitists, tucked up in cosy college common rooms, or doing ‘jobs’ like ‘story-teller,’ or ‘arts project manager,’ or ‘ spoken word artist/artistic programmer,’ with comfortable life-styles.

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    Such people may be ‘qualified’ to lecture on a variety of superficial subjects like ‘sociology’  – but not to lecture Theresa May, calling on her to “rein in” her government’s divisive and “xenophobic” language… 




    Their opinions on serious national issues – or non-issues, like ‘xenophobia’ – are no more worthy of media attention than the opinions of shop assistants, or car-wash workers, or waitresses or street-sweepers.  

    Less worthy, in fact, because those latter groups perform services beneficial to society. 

    Yet the left-lib media splashed this petition from over-paid whiners as if their whines are of interest or significance to normal people!

    It’s all the more offensive when the whiners include jerks known for their collaboration with agitprop outfits serving an anti-democratic agenda, like this… 


    Red Baroness Kennedy–

    UK – Red Baroness Rants For Renegades’ Rights 

    Another one mentioned is some foreign hack nonentity in Scotland, once shortlisted for Guardian International Development Journalist…


    That must have been a distressing time, only getting on the short-list. Was it distressing on a par with his current woes, expressed in his tirade against the ( belated and somewhat wishy-washy) UK government recognition that there’s a duty to put British people first in Britain. 

    “The last thing a society needs is this sort of dehumanising language dividing people into ‘foreign’ or ‘non-foreign,’

    Is he all a-fret because he fears his cushy berth is in danger?

    Grow up, Mr. Grimnasty!

    Of course any UK Government worth its salt should bedividing people into ‘foreign’ or ‘non-foreign’ – and giving priority in jobs and housing to non-foreign, i.e. BRITISH citizens! 

    Does this cry-baby from Eire expect Theresa May to apologise? 



    But on he witters. 

    It is quite xenophobic and can leave some people feeling more emboldened, that ‘maybe it’s OK to say that someone doesn’t belong here.’  http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/300-academics-sign-open-letter-to-pm-over-xenophobia-1-4253617

    Damn right it’s OK to say that someone doesn’t belong here!’

    Not only this blog but plenty of other media have recorded more than enough examples of creatures who don’t belong in Britain.

    ‘Asylum’ Lunacy – Brits Can’t Trust The System! 

    Damn right!

    CURS LIKE LEARCO CHINDAMO don’t belong in Britain!

    Britannia Dolorosa – Sceptred Isle Now Garbage Dump – Thanks to ‘Human Rights Act’ 



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    Learco Chindamo was, is, not only a brutal murderer but a liar as well, who for years claimed that he was the victim of mistaken identity, but later said, ”I did a terrible thing when I killed Mr Lawrence…

    He was jailed indefinitely but some gutless clowns on a parole board let him out in 2010. That piece of garbage is walking London’s streets even as I type this, despite the fact that he most definitely doesn’t belong here!’

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    Would the Southern Irish hack signatory to that petition regard it as xenophobic to make that assertion?

    • JazPen 23:47 on December 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      No matter what the point they are making, I blame the media for giving these celebrities any prominence, as if they were experts, like doctors on the subject of disease.
      Their opinions on song-writing or movie-making might be worth more than mine, but on public policy, not for a minute.


    • Jane 18:09 on December 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      There must be few types of people who contribute less to our country,* and that goes for your country, wherever you are, as well as mine, than these ‘celebrities’ – I guess lawyers are down there somewhere, and muggers, but celebrities are pretty much the most worthless members of any community.
      I think the media that keep giving them headlines are really the ones at fault. The media will use any stick to beat patriotic leaders specially Trump cause he tells them off for their biased reporting. , ,


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