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  • marcelo
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    Cries & Whispers is one of my least favorite Bergman films, so far.

    In my top 10 of all time. Harriet Anderson deserved an Oscar.

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    Gabriel Guarin
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    Samuel L. Jackson should’ve had Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for The Hateful Eight instead of Eddie Redmayne.

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    Miles
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    Uncut Gems is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen

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    CateNicole
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    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.

    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.

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    Miles
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    Speaker of Peele, his Twilight Zone is just terrible television.

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    evanrachel
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    Eggers and his films could not be more pretentious lol. If you want to talk about overrated…

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    Cordelia
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    Alfonso Cuaron is not an all-time great director. He chooses collaborators well and his films are consistently well-shot, but not once have I had even the slightest bit of emotional resonance with them. I appreciate them in abstract, but the difference between good and great is having a deeper impact on the watcher.

     

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Parasite

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    Heptapod
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    Speaker of Peele, his Twilight Zone is just terrible television.

    I would hardly call The Twilight Zone “his”. Yes, he hosts and executive produces, but he only has a story credit on one episode (which was already a remake of a classic episode), so I don’t think it would quite be fair to cite that show as a fault of his writing when he’s really done no writing for it.

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    BigJay2012
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    Testing…

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    Aleister Crowley
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    Leonardo DiCaprio should’ve won an Oscar for Aviator instead Jamie Foxx and his Ray. It was the best his role, although the movie was a bit drown out.

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    Aleister Crowley
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    Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a dark spot in history of the cinema, because it’s not even a movie. It could’ve been a nice 10-minute youtube video, it’s the maximum. And yes, I cried a little, but it doesn’t excuse the fact, that it’s a piece of shite. Doggie in the rain with sad music was made for little crying girls, pathetic.

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    Blanche
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    This thread’s supposed to have 107 replies right now, but I only see 86. How can I see the rest? I’ll delete this post soon.

    The other 21 posts are probably from duplicate accounts that were deleted. Happens all the time in here.

    Last.fm: https://www.last.fm/es/user/Into_You

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    Cordelia
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    If you had told voters Uncut Gems was by Martin Scorcese and The Irishman was by  some up and coming director duo, Uncut Gems might not have done extremely well but it would have gotten some degree of recognition (think Silence-level nominations), while The Irishman would’ve gotten very little to no nominations and have been panned as overindulgent excess by voters.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Parasite

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    Nameizmann
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    If you had told voters Uncut Gems was by Martin Scorcese and The Irishman was by some up and coming director duo, Uncut Gems might not have done extremely well but it would have gotten some degree of recognition (think Silence-level nominations), while The Irishman would’ve gotten very little to no nominations and have been panned as overindulgent excess by voters.

    Which scene or storyline in the Irishman is over-indulgent / excessive? To me, it’s just a long movie. On the other hand, Wolf of Wall Street was a long movie that was overindulgent and excessive.

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    The2ndAvenger
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    Horror as a genre is generally stupid. Gratuitous violence detracts from quality. I can’t think of many exceptions. As my mom once said: “A good horror movie is called a thriller.”

    Also, not sure if this is the right place to ask, but is there an Unpopular Opinions thread for TV?

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