[Historical Time Setting #4 - The 1950s]


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1
Back to the Future 1985,  PG)
2
A Single Man 2009,  R)
A Single Man
Warning:
Institutionalized Invalidation of Homosexual Relationships
Suicide
Depression


Firth is amazing.
3
The People Vs. Larry Flynt 1996,  R)
4
Rebel Without a Cause 1955,  PG-13)
Rebel Without a Cause
Please seek out an impression of James Dean from Rebel Without a Cause crying "YOU'RE TEARING ME APART" done by Jim Carrey in "Earth Girls are Easy." It is unreasonably spot-on.
5
Far From Heaven 2003,  PG-13)
6
Pleasantville 1998,  PG-13)
7
An Education 2009,  PG-13)
An Education
Warning:
Anti Semitic Slurs
8
The Help 2011,  PG-13)
The Help
Warning:
Stereotyping of black women
White privilege denial
Victim blaming (racism)
Racist slurs (about black people, native north americans)
Misogyny

It was just okay.
9
The Majestic 2001,  PG)
The Majestic
Only okay. A serious waste of Jim Carrey's talents as a comedy lead.
10
October Sky 1999,  PG)
11
Nowhere Boy 2010,  R)
Nowhere Boy
pfft.
12
Black Like Me 1964,  Unrated)
Black Like Me
Warning:
Sensory warning: Audio
Privilege denial
Racial violence
White beauty standards
Racism
Fetishization of interracial sex
White supremacy
Stalking


O_O
Random white guy gets blacked up, over pointy-ass nose and light blue eyes, and unconvincing skin tone.

I don't know how I feel about this. It's less about racism and more about one white guy getting pissed off at losing his white privilege, and still feeling entitled to it.
13
The Notorious Bettie Page 2006,  R)
14
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004,  PG-13)
15
The Tree of Life 2011,  PG-13)
The Tree of Life
Warning:
Domestic abuse
Domestic violence
Misogyny
Victim blaming

No real plot, just a portrait of a family. Probably the best film I've ever seen.

You really understand the beauty of water in light in a way no director has ever portrayed. You understand lines. You understand that plants are mass textures and use them accordingly. You understand that everything is beautiful, that the things that life is filled with are all from the fantastic. You understand that the soundtrack to human emotion, galaxies, tides, birth, death, amazement and destruction is Brahms.

"Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things."

"The world lives by trickery. If you want to succeed you can't be too good."

I really like Brad Pit's character. Even when he's not hurting someone, he has the perspective of an abuser. Hyper realistic. Well designed. The interrelations between the other characters reflect on his being an abuser, even before it starts. Like how he touches their bodies as if they belong to him, and how he refers to himself in third person.
16
Bastard out of Carolina 1996,  R)
Bastard out of Carolina
Warning:
Misogyny
Racist slurs
Child grooming
Child abuse
Child sexual abuse
Sexual assault
Domestic abuse / abusive relationships / aggression / violence
Male privilege
Victim blaming followed by internalized victim blaming
Depression
Blood
Rape

The closing monologue was stupid.

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