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post #7051 of 9034
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post

Well, if "mortified pity" is involved, it's gotta be Harry Knowles.


​Has Knowles even said a peep? I just saw enthusiastic KINGSMAN 2 posts.

post #7052 of 9034

Nordling's a legit good guy.

post #7053 of 9034
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

 

Some more recent than that popped up:

 

https://medium.com/@nickmon1112/devin-faraci-d7ca64424d47

Hey, I'm in one of those links, telling him to take his head out of his butt. Good times.

post #7054 of 9034
I'm outta this thread until it's about anyone other than that one guy who's not a real film critic.
post #7055 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

I'm outta this thread until it's about anyone other than that one guy who's not a real film critic.

 

post #7056 of 9034

Kinda telling that all the BMD guys have gone silent the past 24hrs. 

post #7057 of 9034
Devin is drafting their responses.
post #7058 of 9034

I wonder if Tim is regretting this or if he still thinks he's doing right by a friend.  

post #7059 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Freeman View Post
 

I wonder if Tim is regretting this or if he still thinks he's doing right by a friend.  

 

I would guess he's mostly regretting he got found out and the rest of his regret is that he didn't do a better job avoiding getting found out.  

 

If/when it starts affecting his pocketbook he might actually start to feel regret for the appropriate reasons.  

post #7060 of 9034
Any news on whether Tim League has gone Buddhist yet?
post #7061 of 9034
Is he posting a flood of weight loss selfies on Instagram yet?
post #7062 of 9034
Tim posted an update on Facebook. Devin has resigned.
post #7063 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Serpico Jones View Post

Tim posted an update on Facebook. Devin has resigned.  Again.


Fixed. 

post #7064 of 9034

Very slimeballish. He'll have to answer for his own crimes now.

post #7065 of 9034
Thread Starter 
I'm reading The Resistance, Armond White's collection of film reviews from 1984 to 1995.

It's pretty good.
post #7066 of 9034

Follow Scriven's lead. He's a cool dude.

post #7067 of 9034

I mean it's obviously a PR move, but he felt no qualms about secretly employing him all that time and silencing victims for his own benefit.  I just don't see how League comes out unscathed... wait, sorry forgot what planet I live on.

post #7068 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

I mean it's obviously a PR move, but he felt no qualms about secretly employing him all that time and silencing victims for his own benefit.  I just don't see how League comes out unscathed... wait, sorry forgot what planet I live on.

 

The real smoking gun is the "don't tell anyone about this" message to the gal who tried to give him [yet another] head's up.  He ain't walking away easily from that email.  

post #7069 of 9034
Thread Starter 
White's review of Last Crusade is actually really insightful, talking about how Spielberg became more sensitive post The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun.

And his review of Michael Jackson's "Bad", that I did not realize was directed by Martin Scorsese, dissects Jackson's place in the white and black world, especially since his "new face" basically premiered with that video. So, so fascinating.
post #7070 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post

 Michael Jackson's "Bad", that I did not realize was directed by Martin Scorsese

 

You're out of the club!

post #7071 of 9034

Wesley Morris > Armond White

post #7072 of 9034
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

You're out of the club!

I'm just one Bart!
post #7073 of 9034
Jesus this thread. Instead of talking about movies, people seem to obsessed with talking about the guy whose catchphrase was basically "you guys don't talk about movies". Move on already.
post #7074 of 9034

Don't FUCKING TELL US HOW TO MESSAGE BOARD!

 

Got enough of that shit from Mr. Sexual Assault.  

post #7075 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post

White's review of Last Crusade is actually really insightful, talking about how Spielberg became more sensitive post The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun.

 

Interesting.  I love discussing Spielberg!  I may actually look this up because, I can't figure out what he's supposed to have become more sensitive about.  Just, more sensitive about the human condition, in general?  

 

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Originally Posted by Disciple_72 View Post

Jesus this thread. Instead of talking about movies, people seem to obsessed with talking about the guy whose catchphrase was basically "you guys don't talk about movies". Move on already.

 

It's a thread about "film critics."  It's in the title of the thread.  But hell, let's see if the film critic at issue has anything interesting to say about Spielberg.  Just to see if we can combine the two current streams of commentary:

 

http://www.chud.com/community/t/86669/why-are-so-few-of-the-movie-brats-worth-a-damn-anymore#post_1569804

 

Holy shit do I disagree with that opinion. 

post #7076 of 9034

Fuck CHUD was electric back in the day. Internet brawls over fucking old buildings. Devin was such an out of control cockmeister but it was so entertaining to read him go to town on people, and get put in his place. Now it's just everyone agreeing. Just the worst!

post #7077 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Munson View Post
 

Fuck CHUD was electric back in the day. Internet brawls over fucking old buildings. Devin was such an out of control cockmeister but it was so entertaining to read him go to town on people, and get put in his place. Now it's just everyone agreeing. Just the worst!

 

I agree.

post #7078 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Munson View Post
 

Now it's just everyone agreeing. 

 

Haven't been in the Star Wars thread lately I see.

post #7079 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Haven't been in the Star Wars thread lately I see.

Heh.

And yet somehow Ambler and I disagreed without insulting each other or descending into general douchebaggery.

I miss some of the old timers. But I don't really miss the old times.
post #7080 of 9034

Yeah, if anything, this trip down memory lane has illustrated that even though you assholes drive me up a fucking wall sometimes (as I'm sure I do for some* of you some** of the time), ultimately things are much more chill than they used to be and I don't walk away with any bad feelings. I really dig you jerks. 

 

Yes, even you, Ambler. 

*and by some I mean all

 

**and by some I mean most

post #7081 of 9034
the POWUH of the CHUD TIME CAPSHOOOLE!!
post #7082 of 9034
CHUD was full of piss and vinegar back then, in a good way. Minus the abuse.
post #7083 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Serpico Jones View Post

Tim posted an update on Facebook. Devin has resigned.

But they are proud to announce the hiring of Fevin Daraci.
post #7084 of 9034
TODAY WE SHAIL INTO HISHTORY
post #7085 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

 

Haven't been in the Star Wars thread lately I see.

 

Oh God.

post #7086 of 9034
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Originally Posted by FatherDude View Post

CHUD was full of piss and vinegar back then, in a good way. Minus the abuse.

Devin told me to get help once on a thread about Videogames.
I also clashed with him for the first time when he bitched and criticized people talking constantly about the Madeline McCann disappearance case.
What a douche.

Ok, it's out of my system.

Speaking of critics, I watched Leonard Matlin's cameo on Freakazoid today forth the up tenth time.
post #7087 of 9034

Devin telling anyone ever to get help is rich.  

post #7088 of 9034
Visiting BMD for the first time tonight, the first thing that jumps out at me is all the commenters over there agreeing with each other over what an improved place that site has been to visit since Devin left.

It rhymes, like poetry.
post #7089 of 9034

My favorite comment.  

 

"How can we trust that the priest hasn't just been moved to a different parish again?"

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post #7091 of 9034
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

Also, from Todd Brown: (it should be visible even without a Facebook account)

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155574124320330&id=553375329

I did find Todd on FB and saw his post, but this link isn't working for me Nooj so here's a copy and paste of Todd's public message:

via Facebook (Click to show)
For the past eleven years I have been proud to be a part of the Fantastic Fest team and – by extension – a part of the Alamo Drafthouse family. For more than a decade Fantastic Fest has been a key element of my personal identity and a community that I was proud to have had a hand in building. Many of my closest friendships have been forged at Fantastic Fest and I have been privileged to work with a host of immensely talented people who have become more than colleagues – they are my confidants, my tribe, a sort of surrogate family spanning the globe. And so it was a very emotional decision to part ways with Fantastic Fest earlier today, a fact made even more emotionally difficult by the sad fact that it was not difficult at all. It was essential.

There is a history of sexual abuse in my family. I have watched the damage caused by these actions resonate through my entire family. I know first hand how the consequences of sexual assault mar lives and ripple through generations. I feel its consequences in myself, in my inability to express and to trust in my own emotions though I am a full generation removed from the actual events. I carry a fear in me that this damage will corrupt my own relationships with my wife and with my children. And I know from this that sexual assault is not a fixed point in time. It is not just an event. It has only a beginning but no true end.

And so when Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League acknowledged that he had quietly and without any consultation re-hired Devin Faraci at some unspecified time less than a year after Faraci was fired following sexual assault allegations there was no real option but to part ways. Not because of what was in League’s explanation of the decision – his talk of second chances and rehabilitation – but because of what was not.

Rehabilitation is a noble and worthwhile pursuit, to be sure, but it is also one that requires the involvement of a community. Forgiveness is fantastic but forgiveness is the sole purview of the person who has been wronged. Tim, bluntly, does not get to forgive Devin for Devin’s alleged – and undisputed – sexual assault. Only the victim gets to do that. And where was she in this? Where was the concern for any victim of sexual violence and the message this would send to them? While I do not believe there was any malice in the decision to bring Faraci back there was, however, a clear, undeniable and arguably even callous disregard for the impact of this decision on anyone not named Devin Faraci.

Given the fact that questions regarding who was involved in the decision and when the decision was made have been ignored; given that the decision was kept out of both public eye and away from the festival staff; given that Faraci – as verbose as ever on social media – has clearly been coached not to talk about his employment, it is very hard to conclude that anyone involved was unaware of how callous this decision was and what the reaction would be if it were made public. They knew. They’ve known for months and kept it hidden for months. They just didn’t care enough to do any different.

Anyone who has ever suggested that Fantastic Fest and the Drafthouse is just the geek friendly equivalent of the classic Old Boys Club, you have just been proven correct. We have just seen that Club in action. There it is, the Club utterly ignoring the victim while it creates a protective ring around the perpetrator. Telling every woman who has ever been harassed or assaulted that the predatory males around them will be protected if they are a part of the Club. Telling every woman that the Sad Man whose life is a shambles because of his own actions deserves help and support in putting himself back together while she deserves … nothing.

I am embarrassed and ashamed to have been any part of this apparatus and I choose now to leave it.
post #7092 of 9034
I admire and applaud Todd's conviction.
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post #7094 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
 

The latest from INVISIGOTH.

 

https://twitter.com/spacecrone/status/908267395533479936

 

This is a FANTASTIC take on it. I especially liked:

 

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I get it. I totally get loving your friend and feeling at a loss that he is freaking out so much that his "career is ruined."

 

BUT HERE'S THE THING: HE HURTS PEOPLE.

 

And when you put me, and everyone else, in the position to have to care more about Devin's wellbeing than our own or the people he's hurt, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ATMOSPHERE THAT RESULTS IN WOMEN NOT COMING FORWARD ABOUT THESE THINGS.

post #7095 of 9034

Underrated part of this convo: All of the dickheads on this site whining about how the site was more fun when it encouraged dickheadery while also complaining about Devin because he was such a dickhead. Seriously if some of you guys had self-awareness, would you drop dead on the spot?

post #7096 of 9034
I admire and applaud spacecrone giving no more fucks and laying it out as well as she did.
post #7097 of 9034
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

 

This is a FANTASTIC take on it. I especially liked:

 

 

Yeah, that part really stood out to me too.

 

And here's the thing: if Devin loves film so goddamn much, he could work a day job at McDonalds and still blog about film.  I worked a 9-to-5 office job and kept up a (mostly) daily blog for the better part of three years.  I didn't feel the need for it to be my job to feel the desire to do it; I did it because I wanted to.  There's absolutely nothing about him writing about film that requires him to be employed in the field.  Which tells me it's not the films that drive him, it's the attention.

post #7098 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

I admire and applaud spacecrone giving no more fucks and laying it out as well as she did.

 

I read back in her feed and find her a strong voice of reason. She has her shit together.

post #7099 of 9034
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post

Yeah, that part really stood out to me too.

And here's the thing: if Devin loves film so goddamn much, he could work a day job at McDonalds and still blog about film.  I worked a 9-to-5 office job and kept up a (mostly) daily blog for the better part of three years.  I didn't feel the need for it to be my job to feel the desire to do it; I did it because I wanted to.  There's absolutely nothing about him writing about film that requires him to be employed in the field.  Which tells me it's not the films that drive him, it's the attention.

He lives in Los Angeles, doesn't he? I imagine wanting to keep a decent paying job is a matter of pragmatism more than anything else. Of course, this has led to an *inconvenient* situation, so I guess he's going to have to prepare to be uncomfortable in the not-too-distant future.
post #7100 of 9034

The answer to the linquestion is :  shortly after being people's goodtime drinking pal ceases to be fantastic social currency for all kinds of things.

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