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    #1203146585

    I take it you hated her Lisbeth Salander as well?

    Actually no, that’s the exception. I think she should have won an Oscar for that performance. But everything else I’ve seen of hers she’s been awful in. It makes me wonder if that was even really her in tgwtdt.

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    Whitney Houston was exceptional in The Preacher’s Wife.

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    Honestly, Mara’s performance was great but Jennifer Jason Leigh outperformed everyone in that category by a mile.

    That bitch was wiiild. One of my favorite supporting performances of the decade

    Her long speech where she tries to negotiate with Walton Goggins’ character is crazy

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    #1203146978

    Fantastic Mr. Fox should’ve been the animated feature nominated for Best Picture in 09, not Up. Up is a good movie, but Fantastic Mr. Fox is the best Wes Anderson movie.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite, The Lighthouse
    Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You, Promare
    Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite

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    thatnerdgreg
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    #1203147013

    Honestly, Mara’s performance was great but Jennifer Jason Leigh outperformed everyone in that category by a mile.

    I thought Rooney Mara gave the best performance in that category, but JJL deserved to win as the best performance nominated that was actually supporting. On the topic of Hateful Eight, Walton Goggins also should’ve been nominated (he was my personal MVP of that film).

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    Stegeo
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    You must not have seen Carol!

    I wasn’t rooting for Mara because it was blatant category fraud. For me Vikander was borderline. I didn’t mind her in supporting. But Mara, she was lead lead. Lead from the beginning till the end. The definition of lead. She should have gone lead and saved us from another mediocre JLaw nod.
    I’ve seen all nominees but JJL. I suspect JJL was also deserving that year based on many people’s reactions but I don’t have personal input just yet. Winslet was desperate once again, and McAdams was a fine filler.

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    I wasn’t rooting for Mara because it was blatant category fraud. For me Vikander was borderline. I didn’t mind her in supporting. But Mara, she was lead lead. Lead from the beginning till the end. The definition of lead. She should have gone lead and saved us from another mediocre JLaw nod. I’ve seen all nominees but JJL. I suspect JJL was also deserving that year based on many people’s reactions but I don’t have personal input just yet. Winslet was desperate once again, and McAdams was a fine filler.

    Vikander was literally lead too lol so that doesn’t make much sense. And there’s no way you can convince me otherwise, she had wayyyy too much screen time to be considered supporting.

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    Vikander was literally lead too lol so that doesn’t make much sense. And there’s no way you can convince me otherwise, she had wayyyy too much screen time to be considered supporting.

    Why does screentime always have to do with whether a role is supporting or lead? Hopkins in Silence was lead e.g.

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    -Guillermo Del Toro is overrated

    -Lady Bird was good, but nothing spectacular or memorable compared to the other best picture nominees that year

    -Daniel Day-Lewis did in fact deserve to win the Oscar for Lincoln over Joaquin Phoenix for The Master

    -DiCaprio should have won for Wolf Of Wall Street over McConaughey for Dallas Buyer’s Club

    -Lucas Hedges>>Timothée Chalamet (CMBYN is still the best performance from either, but Timmy is a bit one note)

    -Infinity War was ok at best, and Endgame was basically mediocre fanfiction

    -Clint Eastwood is an otherwise average director who’s made a couple of great movies

    -Trump was kinda right: Meryl Streep is a bit overrated

    -Bradley Cooper is a nice guy, good looking leading man but NOT a top actor (same with Brad Pitt)

    -Adam Driver might be the best working actor under 50 besides Joaquin Phoenix

    -Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t as great an actor as the Internet acts like, and his ‘snub’ for Nightcrawler wasn’t really a snub at all as it wasn’t THAT great

    -Timothée Chalamet is one of my favourites young actors but is seriously overrated with all those ‘Once In A Generation Talent’ articles that are written about him

    -Actors shouldn’t be awarded ‘lifetime Oscars’ at the expense of more deserving performances just because they’ve never won before (eg Al Pacino winning ovwr Denzel Washington for Malcolm X, or more recently Gary Oldman for his hammy Winston Churchill role over DDL and Chalamet for Phantom Thread and Call Me By Your Name respectively)

    -Inglourious Basterds>Pulp Fiction (Pulp Fiction is more quotable tho)

    -Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has great acting, but was otherwise kinda boring amd not memorable

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    #1203147383

    no actress can play maternity better tha tilda

    Are you referring to Orlando? If you are, I agree.

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Philip K Dick Blade Runner

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    Are you referring to Orlando? If you are, I agree.

    and the deep end

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    I may be alone with this and not wanting to offend anyone with my opinion, but…
    I don’t like artistic films that are long, boring, and show random scenes that are expected to give a realistic vision or evoke any kind of feeling in a person.
    What’s the point of watching Cleo clean up dog poop for long seconds in Roma? What should I feel about Rooney Mara crying and eating pie for minutes in A Ghost Story? I understand and feel the grief and the pain. But you don’t have to stretch an emotional scene for so long.
    No matter how nice the visuals are, where’s the plot in showing random images of nature in The Tree of Life?  Why is it brilliant and ‘complex’ that there is confusion and messiness in Inland Empire, so much so that in the end one does not even know that she is a girl or a boy?
    I feel the directors expect me to explain something in the movie that is simply not there. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect everything to be clear, it’s okay to have a director with a vision and style, but I think a lot of boring, unnecessary scenes don’t show brilliance but laziness on the part of the creator.
    A movie should not be silly and simple. But it doesn’t have to be something that is not entertaining and something that tries to hide behind random scenes, proclaiming that every scene has some kind of an outstanding meaning. I love movies that are plot-driven, entertaining and thoughtful at the same time.
    I guess it’s just really subjective.

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    lorelei lor
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    #1203147498

    Any time I see or read about Bradley Cooper my eyes automatically roll.

    I feel this on sooo many levels.

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    babypook
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    I may be alone with this and not wanting to offend anyone with my opinion, but…
    I don’t like artistic films that are long, boring, and show random scenes that are expected to give a realistic vision or evoke any kind of feeling in a person.
    What’s the point of watching Cleo clean up dog poop for long seconds in Roma? What should I feel about Rooney Mara crying and eating pie for minutes in A Ghost Story? I understand and feel the grief and the pain. But you don’t have to stretch an emotional scene for so long.
    No matter how nice the visuals are, where’s the plot in showing random images of nature in The Tree of Life? Why is it brilliant and ‘complex’ that there is confusion and messiness in Inland Empire, so much so that in the end one does not even know that she is a girl or a boy?
    I feel the directors expect me to explain something in the movie that is simply not there. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect everything to be clear, it’s okay to have a director with a vision and style, but I think a lot of boring, unnecessary scenes don’t show brilliance but laziness on the part of the creator.
    A movie should not be silly and simple. But it doesn’t have to be something that is not entertaining and something that tries to hide behind random scenes, proclaiming that every scene has some kind of an outstanding meaning. I love movies that are plot-driven, entertaining and thoughtful at the same time.
    I guess it’s just really subjective.

    Have you seen Willem Dafoe as “Carson Clay” in Mr Bean’s Holiday?

    He embodies what you’re saying and he’s fabulous. His mock up made me rofl.

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Philip K Dick Blade Runner

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    Yeah, I’ve got unpopular opinions.

    Spoilers for the movies I mention below, BTW.

    Shakespeare in Love totally deserved the Oscar over Saving Private Ryan. Fantastic opening sequence does not make the best picture of the year. SiL was joyous, original, inventive, clever, heartfelt, emotional. SPR was a really good war movie with some great performances and one really, really fantastic war sequence. Oh, yeah and it also has the glaring plot hole that it’s told from Ryan’s perspective, but, oh wait, he’s not there through a whole bunch of events that happened.

    – Rosamund Pike gave a great performance in Gone Girl, but it wasn’t of the character that she was supposed to be portraying, at least not the full version. She did not really capture the “good” version of Amy. In the first half of the film, Amy is supposed to come across as sweet and really trying with Nick so that when the reveal happens, it’s like GOBSMACKING as it was in the book. Pike’s Amy did not come across that way. There was always a calculating hint, that bit of the real Amy coming through. And the whole point was that we, the audience, had no clue. Pike just didn’t sell that. At least not to me. I was really disappointed with the casting. (Affleck was a worse Nick.)

    Avengers: Infinity Wars was better than Endgame. I don’t think that Endgame lived up to IW. It was just OK.

    Captain Marvel is the best Marvel film.

    – Adam Driver is currently the best actor working today.

    – While I could appreciate her performance, I absolutely LOATHED Marion Cotillard’s Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. After reading about Piaf, I’m thinking it’s because Cotillard nailed Piaf so completely.

    – I think that The Departed is the only great (let alone really good film) that Scorsese has made since the 70s. (Goodfellas was OK. Silence was so boring. The Gangs of New York was terrible.)

    The Last Jedi is the best of the Star Wars films, barely edging out The Empire Strikes Back.

    – Even more unpopular… Attack of the Clones is the best of the Prequel Trilogy.

    – Jennifer Lawrence deserved her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook.

    – Lupita Nyong’o deserves an Oscar nomination for Us (she was utterly brilliant).

    12 Years a Slave had some brilliant performances (see Lupita Nyong’o) but overall was not that great a film. If I saw one more cutaway to a field or a stream, I was going to scream. (Of course, I felt the same way about Shame. I guess, I just don’t think much of Steve McQueen as a director in general.)

    Lincoln should have ended when Lincoln walked out of the room after saying he was going to see a play. Spielberg made the wrong call and turned a masterpiece into a merely great film.

    – I will always think of Bradley Cooper as the annoying Will (a.k.a. the Willage Idiot) from Alias. And I will never like him because of that. I didn’t think he was that great of an actor then; I still don’t.

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