Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it’s wrong. Green Book cannot be truth, because it’s made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also don’t know who Jean Luc Godard is, or what 24 frames have to do with it, as frames are usually found in Asda, for pictures and photos to sit in.
Although, actually, films are made of pictures, aren’t they? So maybe that’s what he meant, in which case, he’s very clever, even if he’s from somewhere that isn’t where I’m from.
So, what, in fact, is a film?
Well, it’s a thing you go to see when it’s too early to see it on tv. It even comes out before the dvd. And it costs three times as much as watching it for free, which is really stupid. Unless it has nudity in it.
But not every film does.
Neither did “Spaceballs” and that has ‘balls’ in the title.
Welcome to FLIM WEAKLY.
This week, the best picture of the year is about a car that kills racism…
A white man with a weird accent, played by the dude from The Hobbit, drives a black man, played by True Detective (but not Matthew McConaughey, because that would be racist), around the country, because you can’t be attacked by racists in a moving car.
Unless a racist is driving the car, in which case, you probably can.
That doesn’t happen here, but there is a lot of talking done, and some of it is racist, but the car doesn’t talk, because it isn’t racist.
Then racism doesn’t win, because the two men become friends.
Which isn’t racist.
I think it was based on a comic book, I might be wrong, but if it is, it must a DC one and not a Marvel one, because it’s really, really serious all the time, and not really much fun.
Which is probably racist.
Marks out of 10……..
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Because they aren’t that stupid.