March 25, 2020 at 4:12 pm #1203394424
Cries & Whispers is one of my least favorite Bergman films, so far.
Last.fm: https://www.last.fm/es/user/Into_YouMarch 25, 2020 at 8:04 pm #1203394590
An idea for Academy voting I have is to have each and every branch vote for a single category, and then have the winner be who got the biggest tally from the 23 ballots.March 26, 2020 at 5:17 am #1203394873
For some reason quoting crashes this thread so I wanted to address #1203393343 post regarding Babel: what should have been in its place, especially because it wasn’t such a strong top five anyway…March 26, 2020 at 11:11 pm #1203396433
Dreamgirls sucked. One of the biggest wastes of potential I’ve ever seen. Such a strong cast and big budget only for it to be nothing more than a gaudy, vapid, average musical. It wasn’t bad and definitely eye candy but damn, what a disappointment. I understand why it was snubbed
I was so excited to see them spending so much money on a black movie. They really messed it upMarch 27, 2020 at 8:09 am #1203396877
Jaws > Jurassic Park
Godfather 2 > Apocalypse Now > Godfather 1
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaMarch 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm #1203397689
The Dark Knight isn’t much better than Joker.
Last.fm: https://www.last.fm/es/user/Into_YouMarch 27, 2020 at 10:59 pm #1203397862
Dreamgirls sucked. One of the biggest wastes of potential I’ve ever seen. Such a strong cast and big budget only for it to be nothing more than a gaudy, vapid, average musical. It wasn’t bad and definitely eye candy but damn, what a disappointment. I understand why it was snubbed I was so excited to see them spending so much money on a black movie. They really messed it up
Strong cast is a bit of a stretch lol.March 27, 2020 at 11:32 pm #1203397869
Strong cast is a bit of a stretch lol.
Not necessarily great actors but big names nevertheless. Eddie Murphy already had more than 20 years of career at that point, Danny Glover almost 30, Jamie Foxx had just won an Oscar and Beyoncé was top 3 biggest popstars of the 2000’s. The cast definitely was impressive on paper. And spending $80M on a black cast was unprecedented at the time (this hasn’t really changed actually)
But the whole movie was underwhelmingMarch 28, 2020 at 12:01 am #1203397888
This whole world is at Jordan Peele’s feet when he has an incredible amount to learn about the profession. The mistake is the same in both of his popular films (Get Out, Us) – a very good first segment and exciting atmosphere-creating but poor finale with little (or dull) explanation. In addition, the idea of Get Out was not entirely his own, as we saw a similar plot in another horror movie entitled The Skeleton Key (2005) before.
The idea that he is called as some kind of a horror genius, while the real horror geniuses (such as Robert Eggers – The Lighthouse, The Witch) don’t get credit, is sad.
While critics are paid off or obligated to support the director, the audience begins to notice Peele’s inexperience. Us does not even reach 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. Peele is promising, but people have to stop praising him up to heaven.March 28, 2020 at 3:05 am #1203398010
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a great movie, the cast is amazing and has Matt Damon at his finest BUT the ending ruins the whole mood of the movie.
I saw it as a teenager, it was super boring and didn’t make any sense. Also, I found Ripley as a primitive ordinary gay person without any talents.March 28, 2020 at 3:28 am #1203398016
Crash was the 2nd best movie of 2005, but Brokeback Mountain wasn’t first. In fact, out of the 5 BP nominees, I’d rank them: 1. Good Night, and Good Luck 2. Crash 3. Munich 4. Capote 5. Brokeback Mountain
Totally agree. Good Night, and Good Luck-is a masterpiece. I just adored the dialogue in this movie and I didn’t really know who Edward Murrow was before I watched it, so I’m glad I could be introduced to him this way. And the fact this movie has none oscars, even for best writing, is a crime.
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