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    While I think he’s phenomenal in Call Me by Your Name, Timothee Chalamet’s other performances haven’t really impressed me.

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    While I think he’s phenomenal in Call Me by Your Name, Timothee Chalamet’s other performances haven’t really impressed me.

    Fixed it for you.

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

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    I’m not a thirsty stan but I loved his work in Lady Bird, Beautiful Boy, and Call Me By Your Name. I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything else.

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    Harvey Keitel is one of the most underrated actors of all time.

    He should be considered as one of the all time greats of acting in the same league of DeNiro, Pacino, Nicholson, Hoffman, etc…

    The Academy should reward him with a well deserved Oscar (not honorary, but competitive).

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    Pawel Pawlikowski should have been nominated as BD for Ida not for Cold War.

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    Uma Thurman was great as Poison Ivy.

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    People don’t really realise how big of a Box Office Risk and Success was “The Wolf of Wall Street”. A Rated R film which 3hrs long. Not part of any Franchise. Not based on a popular selling novel or novel series. No huge star other than only Leonardo DiCaprio. Came out against huge competition. Massive budget of $100 millions considering what genre and runtime it had. Barely avoided NC-17 rating. So,I would say that earning almost $400 millions at worldwide box office is one of huge box office success story a film has ever had.

    Preach. People are too spoiled by some unnaturally big boxoffices so they don’t put things into perspective. it was hard R 3 hours long epic of sex, drugs and debauchery. No action. No SFX. No 3D. No China.

    to put things into perspective, it’s 392M boxoffice is only 900K below Solo A Star Wars Story (budget 275M).

    of course, this success wouldn’t be possible without Leo. replace him with Fassbender and you’d get 50M worldwide boxoffice if you are lucky (Steve Jobs made only 34M).

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    Uma Thurman was great as Poison Ivy.

    I’ll cut her a bit of slack, while I don’t like her performance at all, I’m not sure if anyone could’ve made such a horribly written role work. The unfortunate costumes and hair didn’t do her any favors either.

    I believe that if Thurman was given a stronger script that depicted the character closer to her more dignified comic version rather than the hammy nightmare we see in the movie, she actually could’ve been very good.

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    Could not disagree more. First of all, how condescending to suggest he has “an incredible amount to learn about the profession.” Would you say that about others who burst onto the scene like Chazelle? Or Gerwig? Why Peele? Methinks I smell some implicit bias… Your analysis is purely subjective and is not focused on any of the objective aspects of the film. The movies are pretty thoroughly explained–particularly upon second viewing which is what he writes for–although since when do movies need to explain themselves? This is not a necessity to make a good film. I’ve not seen The Lighthouse, but I don’t see what’s special about The VVitch. I watched it two years ago so I can’t begin to write a thorough analysis of any sort, but the movie’s examination of hysteria did not delve deep in my opinion. It felt like the creators set out to showcase hysteria without allowing it to develop naturally for the characters. I know people might argue the opposite, though.

    What are you talking about at all? That my own subjective opinion in a topic in which minority opinions are voiced is biased? And why was I condescending? Of course, I think people like Greta Gerwig or Damien Chazelle need to learn a lot about filmmaking as well to reach the heights of Scorsese.

    And if you had paid a little more attention anyway, I’ve written a similar opinion about Greta before. I guess you don’t really know me, or seen that post, right? But you already assume I’m racist. If you want to convey here that I wrote my opinion about a black director for a reason, and you think this is a negative bias, I have to stop you right here, because if there is anyone who is a big supporter of POC talent in Hollywood, it’s me. But the moment someone directs a movie or acts in a movie, they take the risk that there will be negative reviews about them and not everyone will love the stuff they do. Equality follows from the fact that no one is an exception to criticism.

    Your response could have been valuable as you express your opinion of the other horror directors and your opinion of Peele’s work, but instead, you chose to call me out at the beginning of your answer for a perfectly well-explained and absolutely personal opinion.

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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    “an incredible amount to learn about the profession.”

    Well I don’t see you saying any other directors have “an incredible amount to learn about the profession” until you’re provoked to do so.

    watch I May Destroy You

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    Well I don’t see you saying any other directors have “an incredible amount to learn about the profession” until you’re provoked to do so.

    My post was about Jordan Peele. I commented on his films and his overall reception, not Greta Gerwig’s or Damien Chazelle’s. You set an expectation that cannot be met. You expect a fellow poster, that because she formed a negative opinion about a black filmmaker, that she should also write negatively about two white directors right away in the exact same post to balance her opinion and not to be very “biased”. How can this be interpreted differently than this?

    It’s like if I told you to change your name to CateNicoleOctavia because I feel like you were very biased in the choice of name. I have a completely clear conscience about my post. Jordan Peele, too, would certainly want himself not to suffer positive discrimination because of his skin color. The various movements have always fought for equality, not positive discrimination.

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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    My post was about Jordan Peele. I commented on his films and his overall reception, not Greta Gerwig’s or Damien Chazelle’s. You set an expectation that cannot be met. You expect a fellow poster, that because she formed a negative opinion about a black filmmaker, that she should also write negatively about two white directors right away in the exact same post to balance her opinion and not to be very “biased”. How can this be interpreted differently than this? It’s like if I told you to change your name to CateNicoleOctavia because I feel like you were very biased in the choice of name. I have a completely clear conscience about my post. Jordan Peele, too, would certainly want himself not to suffer positive discrimination because of his skin color. The various movements have always fought for equality, not positive discrimination.

    Because, as I just said above, I’ve never heard you BEFORE say anything like that about white filmmakers.

    watch I May Destroy You

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    Because, as I just said above, I’ve never heard you BEFORE say anything like that about white filmmakers.

    And what if you did your research first before accusing me of anything?

    These are all my replies on the forums: https://www.goldderby.com/members/piper-halliwell/forums/replies/ 

    It’s mostly about Sandra Oh and her Emmy snubs, posts about Octavia Spencer, How to Get Away with Murder, Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo and The Outsider, Modern Family, some other Emmy/Oscar predictions, posts about Jennifer Lopez’s Oscar snub, Brie Larson’s Oscar win, some lists. Posts about The Landoroumat, a long-ass post about how much I disliked Lady Bird and how much I think Greta Gerwig is amateurish as a director. A post about long, boring artistic films, a few forums topics I made (mostly polls, one is about Halloween). And that’s all. It’s really just five pages.

    I know we’re on an internet interface, and here, everything can be written without consequences, but I find it outrageous that you would accuse me of something that isn’t true. And then a few are surprised that I don’t like to post on the forum. This is the reason why.

    FYC 2022 Emmys:

    Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"

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    I originally posted these comments in a video that a friend of mine did about unpopular opinions. While a few of these are not necessarily about film itself, I’m still going to include them because they are entertainment related:

    Eminem didn’t deserve his Best Original Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile. Paul Simon should have won for “Father And Daughter” from The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

    David O. Russell and the Safdie brothers are the most overrated directors working today. Their movies are not as brilliant as most critics and cinephiles seem to think.

    Jennifer Lawrence shouldn’t have won Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook. Jessica Chastain should’ve won for Zero Dark Thirty.

    Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is not a bad remake. In fact, I like it as much as Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

    Cars 2 may be Pixar’s weakest film, but it’s not a bad film by any means.

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a very underrated film, and Max von Sydow deserved his Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He doesn’t speak a single word of dialogue, but my God, his performance broke my heart!

    The Tree Of Life is one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen, and it contains Brad Pitt’s finest performance.

    Braveheart should not have won Best Picture. Apollo 13 should have won instead.

    Roger Deakins didn’t deserve to win Best Cinematography for Blade Runner 2049. Hoyte Van Hoytema should have won for Dunkirk, especially for those aerial sequences.

    The Star Wars prequels are good movies. Flawed, but good. I’ve seen many that are FAR worse!

    Forrest Gump, A Beautiful Mind, and Chicago all deserved their Best Picture wins.

    Steve McQueen should have won Best Director for 12 Years A Slave instead of Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity. Gravity is an amazing film, but Best Director is not an award just for technological achievement.

    Christoph Waltz didn’t deserve his second Oscar for Django Unchained. Philip Seymour Hoffman should have won for The Master.

    There Will Be Blood should have won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay over No Country For Old Men.

    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is not a funny show. It’s offensive, mean-spirited, and misanthropic in the worst ways possible. Not a single character is likable and worth rooting for.

    The Jackass crew are not good role models. They have never contributed anything positive to society and their on-screen chemistry is all fake and unnatural. And Roger Ebert was not out of line for his remarks about Ryan Dunn’s death, because they were 100% true.

    Guns N Roses and Maroon 5 are the most overrated bands of all time. Axl Rose and Adam Levine can’t sing to save their lives.

    People’s reactions to Martin Scorsese’s MCU comments were blown way out of proportion. It’s one thing to disagree with him, but good God, people acted as it if were the most offensive comment ever made. People need to seriously take a chill pill! You want offensive comments? Look up Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic drunk driving rant.

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