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by Velvet Crowe
Tue May 07, 2024 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Criticker alternatives
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: Criticker alternatives

ngl, the main thing keeping me here is that switching to anything else takes too much effort. The UI has definitely gotten worse tho, I agree. At the very least give us the option to switch back!
by Velvet Crowe
Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:04 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Everything Everywhere all at once
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: Everything Everywhere all at once

I don't understand the point of this thread. If you're interested in what people thought about the movie why not just check out the movie's review section? You can post and say a lot more on a forum post. Alternatively, you can't directly respond to people's reviews. OP just said "discuss", sooooo....
by Velvet Crowe
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Everything Everywhere all at once
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: Everything Everywhere all at once

It can't help but be overrated. I'm sick to death of multiverse shit, which just means anything can happen just 'cause. There's little to no groundedness in films like these. But this film does it in a fairly emotionally satisfying way. Some jokes were cringey, but others I thought were so audaciou...
by Velvet Crowe
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a bias against the 360/PS3 era?
Replies: 4
Views: 3777

Re: Is there a bias against the 360/PS3 era?

The game content of that era was fantastic. However, it was an awkward time in terms of technology. Weird resolutions, poor frame rates, bad jaggy edges, and some weird graphical choices before physically correct shaders and lighting became more popular. But some of my favorite games come from that...
by Velvet Crowe
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Note on Hate Speech and Criticker's Abuse Policy
Replies: 20
Views: 7873

Re: A Note on Hate Speech and Criticker's Abuse Policy

I actually didn't know he was banned. Kind of unwarranted, ngl. I also think it begs the question what it actually accomplishes?
by Velvet Crowe
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Note on Hate Speech and Criticker's Abuse Policy
Replies: 20
Views: 7873

Re: A Note on Hate Speech and Criticker's Abuse Policy

If the site allows us to rate and review Birth of a Nation and Triumph of the Will (and obviously it should!), there's no reason not to include a "film" by a doofus so bent on owning the libs that he'll fly all the way to Africa to interview rural tribes just to ask them about gender roles. Way too...
by Velvet Crowe
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Top X Lists are Doomed to Failure
Replies: 25
Views: 9659

Re: Why Top X Lists are Doomed to Failure

For me the problem I have with lists like this is that they generally don't have a good foundation for why any placements exist, even if we assume someone has seen every film in a certain category in existence. If you're to list to me the best Lynch films; for example, what value is there in making ...
by Velvet Crowe
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Decade of Criticker
Replies: 65
Views: 42677

Re: A Decade of Criticker

Well, I didn't read as much of his blog as you apparently have I read maybe like 4 or 5 of his blog posts? It really isn't hard to find his political articles if you just scroll down and click the "politics" tag. The second link is amusing and quaint, since the dominant modern leftist zeitgeist is ...
by Velvet Crowe
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Decade of Criticker
Replies: 65
Views: 42677

Re: A Decade of Criticker

I don't really hate Pickpocket but I really don't buy the idea he was "apolitical" when he made posts like this: https://genesisofman.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/donald-trump-is-happy-that-you-think-hes-stupid/ https://genesisofman.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/we-can-kill-liberalism-once-and-for-all/ https...
by Velvet Crowe
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games Do Not Age
Replies: 7
Views: 8983

Re: Games Do Not Age

Really, who? Kosmic, who used to hold the speedrun world record for both any% and all levels for SMB1, knows more about the game and mechanics than the developers themselves, and obviously has a huge soft spot for the title, recently released his tier lists for the Mario games, both for casual play...