August 3, 2021 at 4:48 am #1204378441
Why are there still movies in it that are clearly going to next yearAugust 3, 2021 at 6:09 am #1204378497
Yeah this is the aspect I don’t get. Unless it’s atrocious, there must be at least something else to it than quality. Festivals accept poorly received films quite often. In the OOC slot at Venice 2019 you had The King, The Burnt Orange Heresy and Seberg, all of which received muted reviews and have long been forgotten about. 2018 had quite a few divisive films on that slate and Driven in OOC that was pretty poorly received. Not that I’m ruling out that Macbeth is somehow even worse than that (baffling as it would be given the talent involved), but it feels like there’s something more to it at least. I know they can’t base it on much more than the organiser’s response to the film but I do find it hard to believe they’d reject a Coen-McDormand-Washington-Shakespeare film even if it wasn’t that great.
I lean towards the theory that they were only looking for a slot in competition. But of course, there are multiple issues at play when programming a festival like Venice, it isn’t only about quality. A24 does not have a lot of relationship with the Festival, so maybe they are not so favored when trying to position their films there like other studios.
It also does not make much sense to compare any year with other previous years: the films submitted are obviously different and the factors at play too. Also with the pandemic they might want to support certain films, they might have some films that were delayed from last year and they might consider that they have already enough star power with the films they have in and out of competition.
But of course, in the end, if the programmers had thought the film was very good, it would totally be there. Critics and audiences may feel different about it, it has happened before with other films, but it does not look very promising for its chancesAugust 3, 2021 at 6:15 am #1204378499
No offense but I hope MacBeth completely tanks, im tired of seeing Mcdormand’s arrogant face winning yet again!August 3, 2021 at 6:50 am #1204378515
No offense but let me attack this woman who is passionate about and good at her job.
Imagine being angry at Frances McDormand just because she is the GOAT and keeps on winning and winning.
FYC - Oscars 2022:
NINE DAYS in all categories, including:
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Actor (Winston Duke)
- Best Supporting Actress (Zazie Beetz)
- Best Supporting Actor (Benedict Wong)
Letterboxd: Ray_In_BrugesAugust 3, 2021 at 7:46 am #1204378605
No offense but I hope MacBeth completely tanks, im tired of seeing Mcdormand’s arrogant face winning yet again!
Hoping Don’t Look Up tanks so McKay can stop terrorizing the world with subpar films that get overwhelming awards consideration for no reason.
Michelle Williams Oscar campaign manager.August 3, 2021 at 11:32 am #1204379087
Cinderella trailer is out! BP frontrunner! (lmao)August 3, 2021 at 1:44 pm #1204379357
Madres Paralelas being announced as the NYFF Closing Film (in addition to it opening Venice) I think tells me that its essentially a (sight unseen) lock for an International Feature nom, right?August 3, 2021 at 2:24 pm #1204379441
New York Film Festival
Opening Night: Small Axe – Lovers Rock
Closing Night: The French Exit
Opening Night: The Irishman
Centerpiece: Marriage Story
Closing Night: Motherless Brooklyn
Opening Night: The Favourite
Closing Night: At Eternity’s Gate
Opening Night: Last Flag Flying
Closing Night: Wonder Wheel
Opening Night: 13th
Centerpiece: 20th Century Women
Closing Night: The Lost City of Z
Opening Night: The Walk
Centerpiece: Steve Jobs
Closing Night: Miles Ahead
Opening Night: Gone Girl
Centerpiece: Inherent Vice
Closing Night: Birdman
Opening Night: Captain Phillips
Centerpiece: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Closing Night: Her
Opening Night: Life of Pi
Centerpiece: Not Fade Away
Closing Night: Flight
Opening Night: Carnage
Centerpiece: My Week With Marilyn
Closing Night: The Descendants
Opening Night: The Social Network
Centerpiece: The Tempest
Closing Night: Hereafter
Apart from the 2017 line up, all the other years had movies that ended up being Oscar contenders in above the line categories.
Opening Night: The Tragedy of MacBeth
Centerpiece: The Power of the Dog
Closing Night: Parallel Mothers
It’s safe to assume that at least one of these movies will be above the line contenders.August 3, 2021 at 2:28 pm #1204379447
So uh, this seems relevant I guess
Best Picture: The Worst Person in the World
Best Director: Jane Campion
Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
Best Actress: Renate Reinsve
Best Supporting Actor: Benedict Wong
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Power of the Dog
Best Original Screenplay: The Worst Person in the WorldAugust 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm #1204379469
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/08/coen-bros-split-ethan-done-making-movies-1234655537/ So uh, this seems relevant I guess
Kind of, but the headline is obviously clickbait. It explains why Ethan isn’t part of Macbeth but just suggests he was taking a break to do other non-film projects. I’d expect him to come back into the fold on future projects and this doesn’t really suggest otherwise. I’m interested to see how Macbeth turns out in the context of only one brother being involved though.August 3, 2021 at 2:52 pm #1204379492
The guy who posted about Macbeth is extremely credible and never claimed that Blonde had been rejected, just that it wasn’t going. A lot of people made the assumption but it was never part of what was said.
Apart from AW source, Jordan Ruimy posted that Blonde was a categorical rejection & in a later article changed to “Netflix pulled it” because he knew more by that point. Insiders often don’t know why something was rejected or pulled or whatever, they just find out more later. Thus me wondering what the deal is with TTOM.
Picture: The Power of the Dog, Passing, The Lost Daughter
Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall
Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
Actress: Tessa Thompson, Olivia Colman
Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Ruth Negga, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley
Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jesse PlemonsAugust 3, 2021 at 6:48 pm #1204379825
New York Film Festival 2020 Closing Night: The French Exit 2019 Closing Night: Motherless Brooklyn 2017 Closing Night: Wonder Wheel 2016 Closing Night: The Lost City of Z 2015 2021 Closing Night: Parallel Mothers
Hopefully Parallel Mothers ends up like Birdman or At Eternity’s Gate and not any of these movies.
"Shiva Baby" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
"Together" – in all categories especially Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
"CODA" – in all categories especially Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur)
"Everybody's Talking About Jamie" – Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant), Supporting Actress (Sarah Lancashire)
"I'm Your Man" – International Feature
"Summer of Soul" – Documentary Feature
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