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    Chitanda170
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    He doesn’t have to be. He’s still a 2 time nominated beloved movie star, who hasn’t won…..and Will has a baity role in a crowd pleasing movie that more people will watch…..on top of getting amazing reviews. Will is ahead Denzel, imo.

    Wait, i thought Cumberbatch is the frontrunner, i need to see Macbeth because Denzel looks stunning

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    Wait, i thought Cumberbatch is the frontrunner, i need to see Macbeth because Denzel looks stunning

    I just wanna cut in to say………. yeah ok it would kinda suck a little bit if Denzel wins and he doesn’t give the best performance in the category, BUT…

    There is no other actor or actress I want to win a 3rd Oscar as much as Denzel. I want him to get it YESTERDAY.

    FYC:
    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 Plemons, Andre Holland, Troy Kotsur, Richard Jenkins, Reed Birney

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    I just wanna cut in to say………. yeah ok it would kinda suck a little bit if Denzel wins and he doesn’t give the best performance in the category, BUT…

    There is no other actor or actress I want to win a 3rd Oscar as much as Denzel. I want him to get it YESTERDAY.

    I love Cumberbatch but I wouldn’t be upset if Denzel wins. I hope the movie is good

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    I’m rooting hard for Cumberbatch but I’d be super happy for Denzel ’cause he totally deserves a third Oscar.

    2022 Award Season, FYC:

    Best Picture: TITANE, L'EVENEMENT
    Best Director: JULIA DUCOURNAU
    Best Actress: JODIE COMER
    Best Actor: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
    Best Supporting Actress: ANN DOWD, TONI COLLETTE
    Best Supporting Actor: WILLEM DAFOE, RICHARD JENKINS

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    NYFF Q&A:

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    LFF REVIEW

    Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth doesn’t necessarily add anything new to Shakespeare’s drama in terms of substance, but it’s bold stylistic choices and great performances breathe life into the story in a way I haven’t been able to engage with in other recent adaptations of the play. It really won’t be for everyone. If you’re hoping for a modern retelling of the story then this isn’t it. However, if it’s a clever hybrid of theatre and cinema that you’re after, then this may well be up your street. 

    Of the performances, Frances McDormand steals the show for me in her – SUPPORTING – turn as Lady Macbeth. Her descent into madness is a real highlight and it’s so great to see an actress with such a refined and/or comedic nature to her most notable roles to date be able to unleash into the tragic fate of her character. Denzel Washington, meanwhile, feels like he’s been waiting a lifetime to play an iconic acting role such as Macbeth. He seems to revel in tackling the language and engaging with his fellow actors. 

    The production design helps with this, too. It’s mostly minimalist with harsh edges, giving that cold air to the screen, heightened by the black and white. Admittedly, there were a couple of times the design felt more like a school play than anything you’d see on the big screen or on the theatre stage; but those were part of the teething issues I found with this film. Those issues subside with the delivery of the main plot and the exploration of characters such as Alex Hassell’s Ross – a role that’s never made an impression on me before, but he is commanding in the role; Corey Hawkins’ bold yet underused Macduff; and Kathryn Hunter in a mesmerising turn as the three witches.

    While it did take me a while to fully get into it (adjusting to the Shakespearean language always takes its time), when the story gathers pace and the actors get to really flex their chops, it becomes really rather enjoyable. The monochrome cinematography catches the eye from the first bright white light that greets us in the opening and remains a focal point for the film throughout. Even if you aren’t able to decipher the exact details of conversations, at least there’s a visual appeal to keep you interested.

    Check out more of my thoughts on Twitter (@AMG_Review) and Instagram (amg_reviews)

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    I hated almost everything about this. Was such a chore to sit through – I never thought it was going to end. You probably need to be an avid Shakespeare fan to enjoy this. I found it way too stagey. Wish Coen had made this a little more contemporary. Denzel came across like a plank of wood and I thought Frances was severely miscast. Frances is also very clearly supporting. I don’t understand why she’s being campaigned in lead.

    The only aspect I liked was the cinematography.

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    I’m getting Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 2.0 vibes from these reactions. People respect the movie, but very few people really love it. The good reviews always come with “but it was a little stagey”, “I couldn’t understand the dialogue”, “runs too long”, “it doesn’t has anything to say”

    I’m curious to see how GA will react to this movie.

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    McDormand is coming for all the Oscars!

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