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    This has definitely gotten both the “this is the worst movie I’ve ever seen” and “this is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen” reactions so congrats to Robert on joining an elite club, though I guess he was already there with The Lighthouse. A lot more of the unwashed masses will be seeing this one though.

    The great unwashed? But not you, right?

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    I mean, no, dudes with Green Bay Packers pfps in for their twitter accounts or girls who’s favorite movie is Coraline or something going to see this for Anya are definitely not hanging out being lame on Gold Derby like me

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    This was not it. A few months ago I said this was going to be a messy film but I was wrong, it wasn’t necessarily “messy”. However, it was unconvincing and bland in the worst way possible. Good crafts, a decent cinematography (some of the visual motifs really bothered me, very unstimulating) and some nice performances (Kidman), but Eggers filmmaking is to blame here. It tries very unsuccessfully to evoke Come and See by Elem Klimov, but it comes across as watered down mysticism where the story just flatlines throughout. For me, he fell short of his previous work and this lacks conviction, rhythm and creativity.

    (Remember, this is just an opinion)

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    Just watched it. Best film work in years. How are we not considering this for the awards season?

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    I attended a fully packed screening of The Northman in a Dolby theater. It was an epic experience. Robert Eggers has made yet another masterpiece.

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    Thanks Vin https://variety.com/2022/film/news/box-office-the-northman-bad-guys-unbearable-weight-of-massive-talent-1235238748/#recipient_hashed=c1b76648a3f7a96c346ccc6cb0d57ca09e4daec4e61aaf2327a37111ef79a731

    Ok so I have to take this with the 3 best and 2 things that annoyed the hell out of me:

    1)Alexander Skarsgård was great.
    2)Anya Taylor-Joy was great.
    3)Eggers per usual is one of the best directors out there.

    1) THAT scene between Alexander and Nicole……ew.
    2) Nicole Kidman was a bit miscast in this in my opinion. Not saying she was bad but I wasn’t buying it.

    All things considered, it was a solid B+ from me.

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    Ok so I have to take this with the 3 best and 2 things that annoyed the hell out of me:

    1)Alexander Skarsgård was great.
    2)Anya Taylor-Joy was great.
    3)Eggers per usual is one of the best directors out there.

    1) THAT scene between Alexander and Nicole……ew.
    2) Nicole Kidman was a bit miscast in this in my opinion. Not saying she was bad but I wasn’t buying it.

    All things considered, it was a solid B+ from me.

    I knew I could trust you for seeing both pos and neg. You aren’t the only one who felt Nicole is miscast.
    And the gore? Just how bad is it?

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    I knew I could trust you for seeing both pos and neg. You aren’t the only one who felt Nicole is miscast.
    And the gore? Just how bad is it?

    i’ve seen worse gore in a movie. it did not particularly strike me as noteworthy gore-wise My gore meter at it’s highest is The Resident Evil movies and lowest being a disney movie

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    i’ve seen worse gore in a movie. it did not particularly strike me as noteworthy gore-wise My gore meter at it’s highest is The Resident Evil movies and lowest being a disney movie

    Thanks!

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    I LOVE Nicole but I personally felt she was a miscast as well. She was good but something was off. There were some moments when it felt like her accent disappeared. I also had a few drinks prior so I could be wrong.

    Her accent was off throughout her recent Oscar nominated performance, she’ll be fine

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    I LOVE Nicole but I personally felt she was a miscast as well. She was good but something was off. There were some moments when it felt like her accent disappeared. I also had a few drinks prior so I could be wrong.

    Lol!

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    Lowery isn’t Eggers.

    The Sunne in Splendour.
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    What a fantastic movie! I thought Anya Taylor-Joy was really the stand out here, as with the cinematography.

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    I loved it, the performances, score, cinematography, storytelling…I love how Eggers almost became mainstream (for the cash I guess) but didn’t quite, still keeping his tone; Björk was MVP…but yeah unfortunately this won’t go anywhere outside techs

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    I agree that it might not going build any awards traction. The first two-thirds were slow without building much intensity. Bjork and Dafoe and even Hawke bring their A-games but the pacing felt off so their performances don’t fit seamlessly into the movie. The first chunk of the movie were giving The Green Knight but less mythical and seemingly bland.

    The Nicole scene put the last third in motion and I found the rest of the movie enthralling. I started crying in fear of her. It’s unsettling but her impression is too brief. And like Anya, the character falls to the background.

    The movie is about what Skarsgard is able to bring to the character. He’s best in show which is kind of sad because even Eggers’ vision falls behind Alexander. It’s his most accessible movie but it might have the least impact out of his three.

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