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  • Stefania
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    It looks really good – flashes of crappy flats I’ve had in the past in 3 or 4 different European cities… I hope that there will be enough space in the Best Picture line-up for something smaller like “Minari” or “The Father”…

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    Steven Yeun went really from being Glenn of TWD to build a lowkey terrific filmography in these last few years: Burning, Minari, and The Humans.

    Congrats, sir.

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    Chloe Sevigny stan <3
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    Amy Schumer actually stood out to me the most in the trailer.

    Emmy FYC:

    Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”

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    Atypical
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    Great trailer! I wonder why Reed Birney isn’t in this adaptation? At least he has “Mass” instead as an Oscar contender.

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    David Buchanan
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    I saw the play twice and the trailer looks like an absolutely beautiful – and successfully cinematic – adaptation. They’ve captured the claustrophobia of the apartment set really nicely. Highly anticipating this one!

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

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    Amy Schumer actually stood out to me the most in the trailer.

    She was the MVP of the movie for me.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    JV
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    Amy Schumer actually stood out to me the most in the trailer.

    Comedic actors >>>>>>>>>> Dramatic actors

    That is all

     

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    DrewN92
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    This looks really amazing to me. I am a theater lover, but compared to some of the last couple play adaptations we have seen I think this already looks better. The cast is amazing. I hope this does well with the Oscars!

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    Stank83
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    As i said, i can see this doing very well tomorrow at the TIFF final ceremony, and then get a BP nomination.

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    Owl-Always-watching
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    Great trailer! I wonder why Reed Birney isn’t in this adaptation? At least he has “Mass” instead as an Oscar contender.

    He was a series regular on Appletv “home before dark” maybe filmed at same time

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>What’s up with all these recent set in one room movies, One Night in miami last year and now this. To make a movie like that you need a killer cast like Glegarry Glen Ross, Pacino, Lemons, Ed Harris, Spacey, Alan Arkin, Baldwin.</p>
    These movies’ cast just compare with that, like not even close. So this is likely gonna be forgotten a week after release.

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    wolfali
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    This film was the most cathartic I’ve seen this whole season. I hope the Spirits at least remember it.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    This film was the most cathartic I’ve seen this whole season. I hope the Spirits at least remember it.

    After the Gothams ignored it / and this recent CBS News promo segment referred to it as a Showtime movie / it seems The Humans might get more Emmy than Oscar votes at this point. Unless NBR singles it out – listing it as one of the 10 best indie films won’t be enough – its awards season might be done.

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    Best Picture: "Aftersun" (A24); “Bones & All” (MGM/UA)
    Best Director: Charlotte Wellls; Luca Guadagnino
    Best Actress: Frankie Corio; Taylor Russell
    Best Actor: Paul Mescal; Timothee Chalamet
    Best Supporting Actress: Chloe Sevigny
    Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Best Original Screenplay: Charlotte Wells
    Best Adapted Screenplay: David Kajganich

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    This unfortunately didn’t do much for me. While there were clear efforts made to make this feel less stagey, it was undeniable to recognize the roots of this work. While interesting character dynamics carried the film for most of its runtime, it wore out its welcome for me by about halfway through the film so that when the plot actually devolves into what occurs in the last 20 minutes or so of the film, much of my interest had already dissipated. If those turns had come earlier in the film, my engagement would’ve stuck around, I think. Otherwise, there is a lot of repetition of defining character relationships or purposeful ambiguity that didn’t sink its teeth into me. The cast is uniformly very good and everyone gets a standout moment to some extent, though I’d argue the screenplay gives what we would define as A Moment ™ to Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell and Amy Schumer only. But overall, I found myself losing a lot of interest in this by the halfway point and the promise of some interesting turns by the end plotwise (the subsequent visual cues felt out of place and nearly pretentious, if I’m honest) was not enough to bring me back around on this film. A24 seemingly forgot this existed. Early in the season, I thought this was a contender in multiple above the line categories and could be Jenkins’ ticket to Oscar, but even if the studio had put some muscle behind it (seemingly, that’s going to “C’mon C’mon”) I am not sure it would’ve made an impact in the race this year anywhere, except Jenkins getting into a really weird Supporting Actor field but not winning. Oh well.

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