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New Film[edit]

Hi Eric. Is there a way to ask you to add a specific movie which is coming in 2 weeks to theatre?

Thanks Ilan Ilanshriki (talk) 05:18, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Ilanshriki. I'm not sure what you mean. A Wikipedia article about a film has to be notable per Wikipedia's guidelines. A film that has not been released can qualify for an article if there have been reliable third-party sources writing about it. If that is not the case, then there needs to be coverage at the time of release for notability to be established. The article also needs to meet the NPOV policy in its presentation; it cannot be part of the filmmakers' marketing, so it must avoid promotional language and mention negative points if there is coverage about such points. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 11:29, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the Months of African Cinema![edit]

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New Yorker review in First Man[edit]

Hey man, hope you’re well. Need your third person view on something. In the First Man article a user has included an opinion piece about the film in the Critical response section and I feel it adds no context/content to the page (it’s not even a review of the film). The way he phrased it (nonetheless the article itself) are political for the sake of being political (“the film is an accidental right-wing fever dream”) and when I (or other users) tried to remove and/or reword it, the user reverts without valid explanation (going through their selective edit history it’s clear their political views align with the article’s author so they’re pushing it here on Wikipedia). I also started a section on the film’s Talk page to no avail.

I just switched it with the actual New Yorker review of the film but have no doubt it will be reverted once more, so figured I’d get out ahead of it to avoid an edit war/suspension. Thanks and have a good one! TropicAces (talk) 22:03, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

I have not seen the film yet so I don't want to read the sources too closely. However, my impression from afar is that in general, Brody's review is appropriate to cite, considering that Brody is a Top Critic under RT (though not under Metacritic, while Anthony Lane is under both). This and this mention the Brody review. It looks like National Review here has mentioned the review as well. Film criticism should not be treated as inherently apolitical, but considering that the review is in the consensus minority and is more focused on political context, it could instead be part of some "Political commentary" section. (And really, the "American flag controversy" subsection could be under that kind of section too.) That's my quick take on the matter. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 02:32, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
TropicAces, I wanted to say that I saw this after all and really enjoyed it. Made me realize how claustrophobic outer space actually is, like being deep underwater. The IMAX sequence at the end was incredible too (especially in true IMAX format). I found the film a great portrayal of opposites--his grandest, most public success and his smallest, most private loss. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 14:50, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I had my issues with some of the pacing and didn’t think the small approach to such a grand story was the right path to take, but you’re certainly right about the end sequence and how vast-yet-tight space travel is... TropicAces (talk) 16:33, 16 November 2018 (UTC)tropicAces
I agree that it felt slow at times, but I guess I got accustomed to it. Maybe the director felt like there had been so much spectacle displayed by other films and wanted to take a different approach. (I think there was an article commenting about that in explaining why there had not been a moon-landing film in recent memory.) I think it helped make the Gemini and moon-landing scenes more impactful. Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 16:36, 16 November 2018 (UTC)


(original comment here)

I was probably just not that patient that day, same in regards to Godzilla vs. Kong. No excuse though, I won’t be copy pasting again. Sorry about that. Rusted AutoParts 15:34, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Alright, thanks! Erik (talk | contrib) (ping me) 15:38, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

AfroCine: The Months of African Cinema Continues….[edit]


Thank you very much for signing up to participate in the Months of African Cinema global contest/edit-a-thon, and thank you for your contributions so far.

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