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BoneheadJoined:Jan 20th, 2021Topics:Posts:January 28, 2023 at 1:24 pm #1205272689
And 9 nominations is the epitome of mental. That’s right. The epitome!ReplyCopy URL
espnfanJoined:Nov 24th, 2011Topics:Posts:January 28, 2023 at 4:15 pm #1205272916
I was finally able to see this movie today as it was randomly playing at my local theater, and boy am I glad I made time to see it. This movie was excellent, despite my initial apprehension to see it.
I was somewhat surprised by how much I enjoyed it, as I was really worried it would be too dark and bleak for my taste. The film does tread the line between darkness and humor but does so in a very beautiful way. It is almost darkly funny in the “I know I should not be laughing at this” kind of way, but completely pulls it off. While this film is certainly a drama, it has those moments of laughter that many great dramas are often imbued with. Much of that humor arrives from Barry Keoghan, who does a wonderful job here, and manages to spar blow for blow with his much-acclaimed co-stars.
Colin Farell is every bit as good as advertised. I was truly impressed with his performance. Kudos to the Academy for rightfully nominating him, despite his role not being over the top or transformative awards bait. I consider this some of the best work of his career and would be rather pleased if he wins the Oscar. Brendon Gleason and Kerry Condon also do amazing work here, rounding out a truly incredible quartet of performances.
This film was truly enjoyable in nearly every way possible. I also want to spotlight the cinematography, as the scenery was stunningly shot and gorgeous throughout the film. It really paid off to film this project on location. Although it may not have been sandy beaches or the Italian countryside, this film was as gorgeous as any I can remember.
If anyone has any hesitations about seeing this movie, do not. I would highly recommend this film to anyone and consider it one of the better films I have seen this past year.ReplyCopy URL
FreemanGriffinJoined:Feb 19th, 2012Topics:Posts:January 29, 2023 at 7:44 pm #1205274173
Saw Banshees for a second time today – I saw it back in October and it remains my favorite movie of 2022. This second viewing I was struck by the great work done by everybody beyond the superb storytelling – the camera work, the fine editing, the beautiful score and use of music, the small roles cast so incredibly well, the period details. Besides the four brilliant main performances I particularly enjoyed the old crone woman and her prophesies told with such glee! (; The performance that I felt most drawn to this time around was Barry Keoghan as Dominic – I could not keep my eyes off of him in each of his scenes, his acting choices were spot on and fascinating. But all four of the major performers are brilliant and they have gotten nominations everywhere and all are nominated for Oscars.
The film is both a black comedy and a tragic drama. The movie deals with the consequences of attachment, the sadness that the characters feel in their unfulfilled lives, the boredom of the remote Island community, and for one character the ability to escape it and try to find something better. The script is simply superb and the direction is brilliant.
I have no idea how it will do at SAG, BAFTA and the Oscars. It is my personal favorite film of 2022 and a second viewing only deepened my appreciation of it.ReplyCopy URL
PreludeinCSharpMinorJoined:Feb 18th, 2012Topics:Posts:January 29, 2023 at 8:14 pm #1205274187
It’s too odd. People don’t get it just like EEAAO. Something like Fablemans or Top Gun will win, more neutral. The formers are too divisive.ReplyCopy URL
FilmRoyaltyJoined:Oct 5th, 2011Topics:Posts:January 29, 2023 at 8:20 pm #1205274196
I hope this wins Best Picture.ReplyCopy URL
Lil TonyJoined:Sep 17th, 2018Topics:Posts:January 30, 2023 at 8:30 am #1205274594
I hope this wins Best Picture.
What? LolReplyCopy URL
Gaga is slaying in Folie à Deux
FilmRoyaltyJoined:Oct 5th, 2011Topics:Posts:January 30, 2023 at 10:45 am #1205274785
This film took me by complete surprise. Of the nominees, I think it is the best that I’ve seen thus far.ReplyCopy URL
BoneheadJoined:Jan 20th, 2021Topics:Posts:March 17, 2023 at 3:21 am #1205355153
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!
(Happy St. Patrick’s Day!)ReplyCopy URL
GDJoined:Dec 1st, 2016Topics:Posts:March 17, 2023 at 4:46 am #1205355181
I hope this wins Best Picture.
It should have. Way better than EEAAOReplyCopy URL
montenegroJoined:Mar 12th, 2023Topics:Posts:March 17, 2023 at 5:31 am #1205355189
The acting, directing and writing were better than EEAAO’s. It’s criminal. EEAAO only deserved editing.ReplyCopy URL
MoodJoined:Mar 20th, 2022Topics:Posts:March 17, 2023 at 5:48 am #1205355198
Seeing Jenny and Padraic reunited at the Oscars was beautifulReplyCopy URLNot now
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