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    This is in the main competition at Cannes and I already know Todd Haynes/Carol fans are creaming over this thinking it’s gonna win Palme D’Or. The first clip is out.

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    manakamana
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    I don’t think it’s going to win the Palme — I can’t recall the last time a movie aimed towards a younger audience won — but Director seems reasonable (as far as these crapshoots of prizes can be), given how stylized this looks. The cinematography looks particularly great (as usual per Lachman) and I wonder if this can be a winning vehicle for Carter Burwell at last.

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    Bee
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    It looks gorgeous. And I hope it’s not anything like Hugo.

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    Saw it. It was cute. Huge downgrade from Haynes previous film, Carol. Millicent Simmonds was good and its nice to see them give the role to an actress who is deaf, Oakes Fegley were charming and did well with what was a very difficult role. Wish we saw more of Michelle Williams, was expecting to see more of her.

    Overall: B

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    jf123
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    Saw it. It was cute. Huge downgrade from Haynes previous film, Carol. Millicent Simmonds was good and its nice to see them give the role to an actress who is deaf, Oakes Fegley were charming and did well with what was a very difficult role. Wish we saw more of Michelle Williams, was expecting to see more of her.

    Overall Grade: B

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    I thought it was wonderful with an emotional punch at the end that’s wholly deserved but still quite unexpected. In a just world, it would be a lock for Cinematography, Production Design, Editing, and Score nods. I think the significant lack of dialogue (even in the more contemporary story) is the biggest impediment to a Screenplay nod, even though the storytelling is immaculate. I wouldn’t have a problem with nods for Simmonds and/or Julianne Moore (both supporting), though neither is expected nor would be an egregious oversight. And Haynes is long overdue for a Director nod but will probably continue to wait, but scoring one here would not be undeserved.

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    This better earn some Cinematography recognition this awards season, at the very least. LOVED this.

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    Carter Burwell’s score is sublime. Just beautifully done. My favourite aspect of the film. Might be one of my favourite musical scores of the year.

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    I tend to enjoy Todd Haynes work for the most part – we do share the same birthday, although different years – a Capricorn thing I guess.

    I saw “Wonderstruck” yesterday – a cold and dreary DC afternoon, perfect movie day. For the most part, I really liked this movie, primarily for it being so ambitious. However, it did feel uneven and too busy at times – a little too jerky with the going back and forth between the two periods and I needed some time to catch up and feel something for these characters. The young actors were fine, but I never really felt any emotion regarding their situations, like I did for Moonee in “The Florida Project.” I wanted to connect but for some reason didn’t. The only moment I felt something was when the last two words were uttered. Perfect.

    But the winning elements of this film are the cinematography and the score. There are three scenes of brilliance during the 1927 story which made me realize just why I love cinema – and seeing movies on the big screen. Just perfect visually. And the piano-driven score, specifically from the early year, was gorgeous – simple and beautiful. I better see Carter Burwell’s name on Oscar nomination morning. Overall, a nice and interesting visit to the cinema.

    Rating: B-

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