Derivative art house horror film, or metaphor for a revolutionary strategy?

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0-8.35 Pre-game chatter
-0:50 we
travel through time from crappy recorded cell phone conversation intro
to walking down 13th ave three months ago, using technology magic!

-1.21 Firehawk's completely wrong plot prediction

-1:41 Ben's completely wrong plot prediction

-2:32 Start talkin about themes

-3:12 beauty standards?

-4:06 a genre dispute

-6:25 Bechtel test? (passed)

-8:03 whiteness?

-8:25 cop death 

-8:35 Ben's completely right plot prediction



9:02-34:46 Exuberant Theorizing

-9:50 Ben offers to dispense with summarizing the film

-10:12 Firehawk proceeds to summarize the film all the way home

-14:20 summary ends as we enter the house

-14:26 death of the token Black guy

-14:57 Toona!

-15:48 Firehawk breaks down the class struggle metaphor for us

-17:22 "there's this one patriarch"

-21:50 "so, it's just like the Russian revolution"

-25:46 "this movie is actually about hope... and love"

-26:58 The Haters revolutionary strategy revealed

-27:52 alternative interpretation, doesn't hold water.

-29:48 Ben queasy about the strategy, expresses hesitation

-31:31 talkin' 'bout tokenizing

-32:48 realization that the symbolic language of the movie does support Firehawk's wild theory!

-34:41 It is about love, "we love the idea of befriending the ruling class and then murdering them in a basement"



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