me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?
But the story Bong tells goes beyond that. It’s about the limitations of a revolution which merely takes over the existing social machinery rather than attempting to transcend it. And it’s all the more effective because the heart of that critique comes as a late surprise, from a character we might not expect.
[…] All too often, explicitly political art fails as both art and politics. Socialists shouldn’t put up with half-assed imitations of popular genres, nor with political messages denuded of anything but the lowest common denominator.
What makes Snowpiercer satisfying is that it commits neither error. It’s an engrossing and stylish movie, and its underlying themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital. It’s a movie that should be seen as widely as possible, if only so that Bong Joon-ho gets more chances to make movies for English-speaking audiences that badly need them."
this is legitimately the best headline i have ever read in my entire life
you would think those judgmental health nuts who educate themselves on the benefits of plant based/organic foods for the body would also educate themselves on the global food industry and how unhealthy foods are deliberately marked down and how many low income communities are actually deprived of access to healthy foods like……………….