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July 21, 2020 at 2:50 pm #1203594941
General audiences adore him. The only film of his in recent memory that they were mixed on with as Interstellar. People were confused by Inception, but it was still wildly popular among movie goers regardless. And he does pretty well with critics. Only two of his films ever scored below 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Metacritic is really more of an accurate look at how the critics feel about a film. His films are usually in the 70’s there. General crowds seem consistently confused with his films. I like Nolan, but his films are in a weird place where they’re too artsy for the general crowd and not artsy enough for the artsy crowd. I remember audiences being confused and kind of mixed around Inception as well. His films make money and he has a passionate fanbase, but he gets snubbed more than he gets nominated by the Academy. I just don’t think the Academy will necessarily go for Tenet. It’s not a sign of the film’s quality, but I don’t see Tenet being anything other than a tech contender and possibly a lower BP nominee.
My profile on Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/IcecreambJuly 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm #1203595005
I think Tenet whenever it’s released, can get into Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture along with the tech categories. Best Director for Nolan is debatable, but we’ll see. I feel that like Inception it has enough appeal outside of sci-fi to at least be a contender. I don’t really see Dune being much more than a tech contender though.July 22, 2020 at 5:19 am #1203595553
First look at The Trial of the Chicago Seven via Vanity Fair. The release day is set for October 16.
From this, it seems like Sacha Baron Cohen might be the lead, and I think Jeremy Strong might be a supporting actor contender, the article says he “begged to be sprayed with real tear gas”.July 22, 2020 at 6:46 am #1203595680
Here are some pictures on twitter of The French Dispatch set.
My profile on Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/IcecreambJuly 22, 2020 at 8:42 am #1203595855
Since July is coming to an end, I thought it would be interesting to see where our predictions generally stand. I compiled a list of all the predictions that were posted here this month and this is where we are at:
JULY COMPILED PREDICTIONS
• Dune (6)
• The French Dispatch (10)
• Hillbilly Elegy (7)
• Mank (11)
• News of the World (9)
• Nomadland (7)
• On the Rocks (7)
• The Trial of the Chicago 7 (11)
Next in line: Ammonite, Da 5 Bloods, Tenet, West Side Story (All with 5)
• Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch (8)
• David Fincher, Mank (11)
• Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (5)
• Denis Villeneuve, Dune (5)
• Chloé Zhao, Nomadland (6)
Next in line: Sofía Coppola, On the Rocks (4)
• Tom Hanks, News of the World (5)
• Anthony Hopkins, The Father (11)
• Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods (6)
• Bill Murray, On the Rocks (8)
• Gary Oldman, Mank (11)
Next in line: Matt Damon, Stillwater, (4)
• Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy (7)
• Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (10)
• Jennifer Hudson, Respect (7)
• Frances McDormand, Nomadland (8)
• Kate Winslet, Ammonite (8)
Next in line: Jennifer Lawrence, Red, White and Water (5)
Best Supporting Actor*
• Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (7)
• Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (7)
• Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (4)
• Tom Burke, Mank (7)
• Brian Tyree Henry, Red, White and Water (4)
• David Strathairn, Nomadland (4)
Next in line: Charles Dance and Tom Pelphrey, Mank (3)
Best Supporting Actress
• Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy (11)
• Olivia Colman, The Father (9)
• Ariana DeBose, West Side Story (4)
• Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite (10)
• Amanda Seyfried, Mank (9)
Next in line: Toni Collette, I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2)
Best Adapted Screenplay*
• The Father (6)
• Hillbilly Elegy (6)
• I’m Thinking of Ending Things (4)
• Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (4)
• News of the World (7)
• Nomadland (5)
Next in line: Dune, (3)
Best Original Screenplay
• The French Dispatch (6)
• Mank (9)
• On the Rocks (5)
• Soul (5)
• The Trial of the Chicago 7 (7)
Next in line, Minari, 4
NOTE 1: Since they were ties in both Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay, I decided to just add another nominee instead of cutting one.
NOTE 2: Delroy Lindo and Amy Adams both had enough predictions to enter the supporting categories but I placed them both in lead which is where they had more.July 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm #1203596398
That article on Trial of the Chicago Seven really excites me. Here’s hoping it’s as good as it sounds.July 22, 2020 at 3:29 pm #1203596565
Metacritic is really more of an accurate look at how the critics feel about a film.
We’ve been over this before: it’s not. Metacritic cherry picks the mainstream media journalist critics and ignores a lot of the great ones on YouTube like Chris Stuckman, Jeremy Jahns, and Dan Murrell, and also smaller outlet critics. Rotten Tomatoes has much wider range of reviews and thus is a more accurate barometer for what the majority of critics actually like.
Fuck the GrammysJuly 22, 2020 at 3:31 pm #1203596567
I think Tenet whenever it’s released, can get into Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture along with the tech categories. Best Director for Nolan is debatable, but we’ll see. I feel that like Inception it has enough appeal outside of sci-fi to at least be a contender. I don’t really see Dune being much more than a tech contender though.
That’s how I feel too. Although considering how weak this year will be, Dune and Tenet may just make it into all of the top categories by default (assuming they both release in 2020 or early 2021).
Fuck the GrammysJuly 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm #1203596574
And as a side note, no one should really trust the “top critics” that metacritic chooses considering how laughably bad their Jojo Rabbit and Joker reviews were, compared to the majority of critics on Rotten Tomatoes. In the video game world, The Last of Us Part 2 is another great example of just how terrible metacritic’s critics are.
Fuck the GrammysJuly 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm #1203596646
Most professional American film critics are bad, definitely, but not for the reasons you think they are.July 22, 2020 at 8:58 pm #1203596882
Most professional American film critics are bad, definitely, but not for the reasons you think they are.
You can find plenty of great American film critics if you know where to look. But you won’t find most of them on Metacritic.
Fuck the GrammysJuly 22, 2020 at 9:21 pm #1203596888
The Prom is back shooting, it will probably ready to release before the eligibility period ends.July 22, 2020 at 11:51 pm #1203596975
I just hope Warner Bros. sticks with the December release date for Dune and doesn’t pull another Tenet. December seems fair enough.July 23, 2020 at 1:46 am #1203597038
I mean people could just wear a masks and go to movies, why are they making a big deal out of it.
My sentiments exactly. Businesses need to move forward at some point.July 23, 2020 at 4:10 am #1203597119
The Prom is back shooting, it will probably ready to release before the eligibility period ends.
Don’t think so.
Netflix’s plate for late 2020/early 2021 is already full.
The Trial of Chicago 7
Da 5 Bloods
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
The Devil All The Time
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