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  • wattsgold
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    #1203147929

    Little Women looks like a TV movie ( and not one of the top ones). Great actresses and all, but I’m already preparing myself to be underwhelmed.
    And I have seen most versions of the story, even the corny animated series.

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    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 don’t think that’s an unpopular opinion. On the topic of Lincoln, it’s horribly underrated. People loved it when it came out, but now it feels like people barely ever talk about it. I recently was rewatching a few scenes and how much I loved that film really came back to me. DDL’s Oscar win is one of the most deserving of the decade, Spielberg should’ve taken director, and Kushner’s screenplay should’ve won.

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    arabian
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    I don’t think that’s an unpopular opinion. On the topic of Lincoln, it’s horribly underrated. People loved it when it came out, but now it feels like people barely ever talk about it. I recently was rewatching a few scenes and how much I loved that film really came back to me. DDL’s Oscar win is one of the most deserving of the decade, and Spielberg should’ve taken director.

    I wonder if this is why it’s underrated? Lincoln is my all-time hero. I’ve read books on him my whole life practically and I did love the film to a point. When he said, “I have a play to see” (or whatever he said), I started to choke up, tears were streaming and he turned to walk out, put that hat on and I thought the film was going to fade to black, I was crying. I was gone…. And then, the freaking movie continued. And I was like: WHU?!?

    I was confused, all of that emotion, the beauty, the power, it was gone. Spielberg just lost me. He done killed it dead. I spent the next 30 seconds to a minute trying to figure out why the hell he hadn’t ended the film there, why we were still watching the story play out. I just didn’t get it. And I was mad. And I have no interest in rewatching the film. None. Prior to that not-ending, I had EVERY intention of watching the film multiple times, but now, all I think of is what should have been and I’m annoyed all over again.

    But Spielberg blew it. It’s still a great film, but he blew that ending so badly.

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    Of course, I felt the same way about Shame. I guess, I just don’t think much of Lee Daniels as a director in general.)

    Lee Daniels did not direct those movies.

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    Ordinary People deserved to win over Raging Bull, it’s not even close.

    Could not disagree more.

    Ordinary People is an awful TV movie.
    Redford winning Best Director over Scorcese and Lynch is maybe the worst win ever with Bohemian Rhapsody winning Best Editing last year

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    I have more sympathy for the bear than Leonardo Dicaprio in The Revenant.

    The Academy should release voting results from the archives so Oscar nerds can get useful data.

     

     

    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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    babypook
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    Ordinary People deserved to win over Raging Bull, it’s not even close.
    Also, Timothy Hutton should have competed in lead and win over Robert De Niro.

    Ordinary People was beautifully shot and crafted with a team of great perfs, for which I feel Sutherland was jilted. Suburban disfunction in middle America.

    Good Fellas made them crap their pants and want to run home to mommy.

    I won’t comment on the Hutton De Niro comparison.

    ETA. Forgot to comment on Raging Bull. That was edited by the brilliant Thelma Schoonmaker. But this is an unpopular opinion thread.

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    Cordelia
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    The staircase scene in Joker wasn’t the best scene of the movie like some people seem to be saying online. Honestly, it might be the worst. Unfitting music, bad cut from the song to the score. Hell, even Joaquin’s otherwise good performance in the movie was bad in this scene. It just was tacky.

    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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    -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

    You made a few typos I believe. Chiwatel should have won….not DiCaprio. And Eastwood is a fantastic director.

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    Here’s a few that won’t earn me any Stan points.

    I can’t stand Michael Haneke and cringe when one of his sick films is in contention. He uses his films for his own psyche sessions.
    To a lesser extent, ditto to von Trier, who likes to maim and kill horses for artistic effect. I walked out of his last film.

    I’m no longer a fan of the “brilliant” and accolade-laden Cuaron. He can now blow me.

    Few things piss me off more than those who go berserk when you disagree with them; and yet they can offer no proof and cover it up with ad hominem and vitriol.

    Done for now . lol

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    thatnerdgreg
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    You made a few typos I believe. Chiwatel should have won….not DiCaprio. And Eastwood is a fantastic director.

    I’ve never understood why more people don’t complain about Ejiofor’s snub. He gave a phenomenal and utterly heartbreaking performance for the ages. He and Fassbender should’ve won alongside Nyong’o.

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    I’ve never understood why more people don’t complain about Ejiofor’s snub. He gave a phenomenal and utterly heartbreaking performance for the ages. He and Fassbender should’ve won alongside Nyong’o.

    At least he won the BAFTA. I wish 12 Years A Slave won SAG Ensemble because everyone in that cast deserved an award. That’s a snub that really annoys me

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

    In fact, I have an even more critical view of the film and Gerwig’s directing.
    I remember when I first watched the trailer, I loved it, I thought it would become a masterpiece. Every day I checked the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and I was angry when one of the critics messed up the perfect point.
    Then I watched the movie. It was very basic. Every coming-of-age genre cliché was presented in the film – there was nothing refreshing, nothing wildly original in the story. The actors struggled with the inexperienced director: Letts was wasted, Chalamet was miscast, and I’ve never felt so far away from a connection with Ronan. Laurie Metcalf and Lucas Hedges managed to show some great moments in this, but with a better director and film they could have done more (for example, Laurie could have won easily over Janney).
    How come this movie got so many Oscar nominations when the iconic Mean Girls (just alone for Regina George’s characterization it deserved to make it to the Original Screenplay lineup), the wonderful and complex The Perks of Being on the Wallflower, and other classics such as The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off were completely snubbed. In the recent times, there has been such genre films directed by female directors that deserved nominations (The Edge of Seventeen or The Diary of a Teenage Girl), but Lady Bird was just a really mediocre take on the coming-of-age genre and I find Greta Gerwig’s directional efforts quite amateurish. Hopefully Little Women (yet an another refreshing idea…) will prove me wrong about her.

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    Honey, The Breakfast Club is a boring and ugly film. As a teenager, I hated every single character in that film.

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    thatnerdgreg
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    While it’s not as good as The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises should’ve won Best Picture. The Dark Knight also should’ve won Best Picture, but that’s not an unpopular opinion.

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