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  • Logan
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    Scrolled back several pages and I couldn’t find a thread. Opened in limited last weekend to solid business and a great LA Times review by Justin Chang.

    It’s being sold as a dark comedy but it actually goes in more surprising directions. Hayek, Lithgow and the screenplay all possible for some further attention ahead.

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    AMG
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    Decent film. Selma Hayek is the best thing about the film. It takes it to one level, and then never really goes anywhere else for me.

    It is very much a dark comedy, at times it goes a little too over the top because the film in itself doesn’t know how to carry on at one point.

    John Lithgow is decent, but I don’t imagine him getting any serious traction unless Supporting Actor is very weak this year.

    It’s quirky enough to potentially do a ‘The Lobster’ and nab a screenplay Oscar nod, but that is all I’d even slightly consider it getting Oscar nods wise.

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    theproblemdog
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    Haven’t seen the film, but on paper it seems like a nom in the making for Salma Hayek, doesn’t it? The oscars love a bombshell de-glamed. Even if she doesn’t get a lot attention from the critics’ awards, she could definitely pick up a Globe nom if classified as a comedy and build momentum from there. Recognizing her also seems like a better way of making a stand against our current political/cultural state—by nominating a celebrated Mexican star for a role in which she sticks it to the privileged whites that represent the president’s worldview—than unleashing more Meryl-esque tirades on the masses from the self-righteous mouths of Hollywood elites. Actions speak louder than words, Academy.

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    superb
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    Hollywood elites. Actions speak louder than words, Academy.

    I’m salivating at the thought of a Salma speech ala Meryl woo. Im watching it on Thursday night. Who are the other GG com/mus options so far??

    emma Watson? michelle Williams? three billboards star? who else>

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