OSCARS AND RACISM - Movie Podcast

Filmhaus Podcast: OSCARS AND RACISM - Movie Podcast

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Join Adam and the gang as they tackle the new hit film "Get Out" as well as racism and sexism in cinema, this year's Oscars, and separating scummy artists from their work.


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  • Phantomsavage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    yeah im gonna try blue apron, gettin' tired of monster energy drinks and noodles

  • BeardedJeff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Lawrence. About the Roman Polanski/Hollywood ignorance thing. You probably won't see this but I'm glad you brought up this issue. Hollywood simultaneously played ignorant when it came to Casey Affleck this year but also completely destroyed Nate Parker for a pseudo similar situation. If you go back to the summer of 16 no one would stop talking about Birth of a Nation. It sold for a record price at Sundance and Nate Parker was already getting buzz for a directorial nomination at the Oscars. People were saying Birth of a Nation was a sure fire best picture candidate as well. But when all of the shit from his past was retrudged, what did Hollywood do? They swept him under the rug and threw his name down the can as quickly as it could. Yet with Affleck, it was almost as if Hollywood went out of their way to keep his image clean. It's really quite perplexing and disturbing.


    Also, I just have to say the fact that Affleck is practically coming away from these allegations unscathed is frightening and making Brie Larson (someone who avidly stands up for victims of sexual assault on a daily basis) hand him the trophy during the ceremony just felt like adding insult to injury. 

  • tooursavior FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Lawrence was being racist it isn't the guy from Holes. The guy from Holes is the guy in Psych (that USA show that was cancelled like 6 years ago).

  • vongunther FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    James making the joke about about Tom Cruise playing a guy in a wheelchair and Adam's reaction made me chuckle and James dumb grin after. Well done, James, tying Adam to Tom Cruise.

  • XBoxLingo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I really like these podcasts. Hopefully we'll get one for Kong: Skull Island.

  • MiniHoss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Not literally, James

  • Rhodi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I never cared about Oscars, or reviews from some sources (I never understood why Pitch Black had so low scores, while I see it's flaws I still think it's a pretty cool science fiction movie). I mostly trust the opinion of people I respect, so Funhaus crew obviously (especially since You often look at the movie from different points of views and have a discussion about it), Doug Walker, Unusual Suspect (real name Ross Thompson, a youtube reviewer) and my family (who's into movies way more than I am). 

  • AstroStevo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Funhaus! Your opinion on films is far more important to me than any award show. Some people just watch films from one particular angle, whereas you guys can watch a movie and not turn into a film snob, you can appreciate it from so many different viewpoints, which personally is such a breath of fresh air. Also I don't think I have ever disagreed with James when it comes to films, he always hits the nail on the head.

  • ComradeCleaner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Personally my pick for best picture would have been Hell or High Water. I liked Arrival as well, but due to personal taste it's a close second. 

    In a lot of ways I suppose my preference for Hell or High Water comes from my ability to relate to the characters and story.  The general plot is a couple of out of work cowboys start robbing banks to pay back a reverse mortgage that's about to be foreclosed on. This might sound a bit silly. However I've witnessed firsthand the plight of the rural poor. Intergenerational poverty no matter where you find it is a problem with no solution in sight. In the dead end towns of the rural south one can practically feel the desperation in the air. I don't think there's a whole lot of folks at the academy who have walked the path of a rural working class American. As for the film Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster were all excellent. The shots of rural New Mexico (standing in for West Texas) were gorgeous in their desolation. In my opinion the subtext wasn't too heavy-handed. The action sequences were adequate and the gunplay was passable. The themes are conveyed masterfully. I had the film recommend to me by Steam of all places so I did not realize the film was critically acclaimed. Once I saw Hell or High Water was up for an Oscar I thought to myself it was great but it won't win. After the whole #OscarsSoWhite controversy last year I knew there was no way a film where Jeff Bridges ribs his partner (who is also the only minority character in the film) with politically incorrect jokes would win. The BuzzFeed article could practically write itself. APPALLING: HELL OR HIGH WATER WINS OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE DESPITE PROBLEMATIC RACIST JOKES AND DIALOGUE ABOUT MEXICANS AND  NATIVE AMERICANS. Welcome to 2017. No matter how far and fast you run a political shitstorm is never far behind.

    • cmh14440 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chris

      2 weeks ago

      Glad you mentioned Hell or High Water. I had no intention of seeing it and it ended up blowing me away. Really excellent. 

  • Snitzor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I COULD BE WRONG ABOUT THIS but I don't think Casey Affleck raped anyone?  He harassed women on set and was a piece of shit but I don't believe he raped anyone.  Correct me if I'm wrong. 

    • BeardedJeff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      You're not wrong but there are allegations of sexual assault and I believe it's reasonable after hearing some of the shit that he did for him to face those charges. So yes, while he didn't rape anyone... Still very wrong. 

  • Falkorgaming FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Ultimate beastmaster is great. Only 1 person has actually beat the course a couple more has beat certain sections. But the height thing isn't only a female thing, there was a bunch of tiny dudes who could barely reach anything. Pretty sure the big tall guys get eliminated almost as quick because they can't just pull up their own bodyweight. So each obstacle fucks over a certain body type.

  • VicariousTooL FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NoUse4aName

    2 weeks ago

    I learned to separate people and their art years ago. And when it comes to movies it really doesn't make sense to criticize something that many people worked on as soon as someone hears the name of an artist who is in the gossip pages. In the Casey Affleck case, he didn't write the movie, didn't direct it, didn't edit it, he was just pretending to be someone else.   Just take in the art for what it is.

  • Thiry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    No

  • purusmundus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I don't understand why Adam kept bringing up white guilt. I couldn't tell if it was one of your typical satirical jokes or you were serious about the film itself. Films like "Get Out" aren't about making white people guilty, they're about symbolizing everyday issues people of color go through. 

  • BurgBurgBurg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Armond White really isn't a troll and it's annoying to see all these internet personalities (not just Funhaus) with no critical knowledge say this. He has an MFA and was chair of the NY critics circle. He has a fantastic knowledge of cinema and most of his reviews reflect his knowledge of cinema as a visual medium which he believes matters most.

  • johneustice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Since this podcast came out so late it is kind of disappointing they didn't use the several news stories that explain what/why the card thing happened. It is actually super funny that it happened because the dude wanted a photo with Emma Stone. 

  • 8bitdee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold my views are your own

    2 weeks ago

    Thank you guys for not spoiling Get Out. I've been meaning to go watch it but I've rarely had any free time.


    About the whole Casey Affleck winning thing, I don't know why people say he shouldn't have won. I thought the awards go to the ones who (the Academy thinks) gave the best performance. How do their personal lives outside the performance they give factor into? Sure he may be an asshole and a piece of shit, but the award goes to the best actor, not the best human being. 

  • CrowDaddy1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I haven't seen any of the movies that were nominated.  After this, I watched the trailers, and I have no desire to see any of them.  Nothing looks good anymore.

  • HenroTee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I like the oscars. It highlights a whole range of quality films and performances. I don't like how people are so dismissive of it. Since like Bruce said, these are all really good films and you should just give them a shot. Are there better films out there? Films that better suits you? Yeah, but like with any award show or poll, not everything can win. I also think the Oscar show itself is a fun event, even though it's way too goddamn long. I really liked Jimmy Kimmel hosting this year, it's good fun and a celebration of the arts. 

  • Dark1Zonez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MannyJM

    2 weeks ago

    Now I have to go see this movie!

  • kuvk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I think it's funny that the foreign language winner/nominees are almost  always better than the regular best picture movies.

  • TreaclePod FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I think Elyse should have sat in the gap between Adam and Bruce. Just so she doesn't look like a tiny little gremlin the entire time

  • Silvern7552 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Just watched all of ultimate beastmaster James, they should have let you talk more!

  • herropreeze FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold slightly racist alpacama

    2 weeks ago

    Just my 2 cents:


    I feel like the whole #OscarSoWhite thing last year was such a misguided issue. 
    Whilst I understand the outrage came from a noble place, the complainers mistook the issue being with the academy, where the real problem is far deeper and more infrastructural.


    A lot of the shouting was over the lack of black actors and actresses as well as a lack of 'black' movies being nominated for the major awards. At least it wasn't a a complete whitewash; The Weeknd got nominated for best original song if I recall, so good for him.


    The real issue - in my completely amateur opinion and as someone whose relationship with the film industry is only as a fan- is with the field. Just how many 'black' movies were eligible for nomination last year? How many of them are 'Oscar Movies'? 


    To take it back even further, how many 'Black' movies received legitimate commercial releases last year, and reached a mainstream audience? Off the top of my head I can only think of nine or ten, and only a handful -Creed, Straight Outta Compton, Beasts of No Nation, Tangerine, Chi-raq, Dope, Concussion- received legitimate consideration for the awards.


    What I'm saying is, as compared to 'white' movies, not too many black movies get green-lit and even fewer receive worthwhile attention. Solving the representation issue goes far beyond nominating the almost token opportunities given to actors of color.


    Speaking of, what even is a 'white' movie? What movies are there that solely addresses how it is being white that's not like made by D.W. Griffith? Aren't these 'white' movies just regular movies that happen to star white people? Why can't we have movies that happen to star blacks, latinos, asians, middle-easterners, etc? If you look at the aforementioned black movies, all of them talk about being black and it seems that that's mandatory for your movie to even be in the conversation.


    I don't know, I'm rambling now. Again I have to stress I am just someone who watches a fair bit of movies. Please take this unsightly wall of text with the largest grain of salt. Thanks for reading if you did and have a good one.


  • RedStorm11628 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I thought that they would have done a review for Split.

  • callmedoug FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    came here for the get out talk. the oscars are deaaaaad

  • ecrhoad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I need some Logan talk

    • RedStorm11628 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      "Fuck" - Logan 2029

  • cowchopescapetoLA

    2 weeks ago

    What I love about the Oscars is that it gets basically everybody talking about movies, non-film buffs included. Whether people hate the awards or love them I think an open discussion about these movies is really something great that comes around every year for the season. I love having the opportunity to make fun of the Oscars, as well as have a discussion about the films themselves .(why this movie should have won, why this shouldn't have won, why wasn't this nominated, ect.) 

  • Skeezy5000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Watching Seagull/NRG vs Rogue in placements while your doing your work, love it.

  • notjma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Was that Seagull's stream on the background playing with the new bastion?

  • cmh14440 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chris

    2 weeks ago

    This is the first year I've actually seen all the Best Picture nominees and was glad to see Moonlight win. While it wasn't my personal favorite (Lion took that home) I was consistently impressed with the acting, story, and exploration of characters that are rarely explored in a movie. 


    My general frustration with the idea that Moonlight won as a "make up" due to the #oscarssowhite is that is takes away from the accomplishments of Moonlight as a film (which already occurred when they butchered giving out the award) and paints it as something less than other films. I'm glad the individuals who made Moonlight were recognized, but in the history of the Oscars the only Best Picture to not be recognized like the others happens to be the film centered around a poor, black, gay character. Pretty shitty. 


    Also Elyse, the comment about Jordan Peele being "articulate" is a common microagression towards black individuals. Know it wasn't intentional, but wanted to post about it too. Love the discussion and hope the Funzies become real!

  • Jerran FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wheres the Beef?

    2 weeks ago

    The  "I can fix that" guy is Dule Hill! They reference that in the show Psych, where Gus (Dule) has never seen nor heard of the movie Holes.

  • Rook291 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    "Casey Affleck, even though accused of rape, deserved the "Best Actor" award. Not directing this at the Funhaus guys but at you guys scrolling by in the comments. If you haven't seen Manchester by the Sea go and see it, best performance I've seen in a long time.

  • NotHonkyTonk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Yes, do the Funzies

  • Paddington_Bear FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Is that updated Bastion in the background I see?

    • I_Luv_Universe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      I noticed that too! Like who is that footage of?

  • Lanterncourt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    White Guilt is the perfect phrase for the Oscars. Last year people complained about the Oscars being white washed, so this year they "made up" for it.

    • Dr_Wondertainment FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Adam'sBigDick

      2 weeks ago

      Moonlight deserved the win because it was the best movie in the roster. I happened to see Arrival, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge and Manchester by the Sea (I refuse to watch musicals, Lion isn't my kind of thing, Fences and Hidden Figures looked fairly predictable) and it was just the most powerful, well acted, professionally directed film on the list. 

    • Lanterncourt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      I don't agree, I thought Hell or High Water was better.

    • Atrocitus117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      Not surprising you'd say that considering you voted for Trump.

    • Lanterncourt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      If being a Trump voter means I have no White Guilt, and don't believe in things like White Privilege or The Patriarchy, guilty as charged!

  • Spl0dey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I immediately had the same thoughts as Bruce about it being a ratings/attention grab stunt.


    Keep doing what you're doing guys!

  • ATL_Bravos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    It is probably my own personal bias, but I thought Hacksaw Ridge should've won best picture. I agree with the importance of Moonlight, and how as a society we need more popular media with the types of characters that Moonlight helps destigmatize. But my own personal opinion of the movies is that the story in Moonlight was bare bones and they didn't do anything interesting with these amazing characters, whereas the story told in Hacksaw Ridge blew me away. I do think that if Hacksaw Ridge was some how directed by Mel Gibson under a pseudonym it would have done better in the box office and in the awards. 

  • Dyoung123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    first comment!