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    CateNicole
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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.”

    I disagree completely. Carrie is a spectacular horror movie. It’s not scary. It’s horrific. Unsettling, upsetting, perhaps stomach-churning. It’s horrific because her mom’s abuse is so grounded in reality and it’s not even frightening, it’s just so bizarre and off. That makes the movie horrific.

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    Hereditary is also a spectacular horror movie.

    Speaking of Hereditary, I don’t understand people saying that Midsommar is better than Hereditary. That movie was so not scary.

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    So you measure a deeper impact as having “emotional resonance”? I had very little emotional resonance with Streep’s Thatcher in The Iron Lady, but her performance definitely left me sitting with it, affected.

    What does emotional resonance mean?

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    John Cleese was absolutely robbed for a Fish Called Wanda. Not sure if he deserved to win but he was much better than Kevin Kline.

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

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    What does emotional resonance mean?

    I didn’t feel a particularly strong emotion. Rabbit Hole had me sobbing. The Farewell had me feeling extremely grateful for my family. The Iron Lady didn’t stir me emotionally in any particular direction; it kind of just was. That being said, it did affect me because it was very compelling.

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    I didn’t feel a particularly strong emotion. Rabbit Hole had me sobbing. The Farewell had me feeling extremely grateful for my family. The Iron Lady didn’t stir me emotionally in any particular direction; it kind of just was. That being said, it did affect me because it was very compelling.

    Well, I guess our tastes are just different. I and my sister were both in tears by the end of The Iron Lady when we watched it.

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    Well, I guess our tastes are just different. I and my sister were both in tears by the end of The Iron Lady when we watched it.

    Really?! This is very interesting to me. What made it affect you in that way, do you think?

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    Really?! This is very interesting to me. What made it affect you in that way, do you think?

    My sister is pretty sensitive, LOL, so that probably explains that half.

    For myself, I’m not quite sure. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have a grandfather with dementia, though I’m pretty sure that wasn’t on my mind when I was watching the movie. Streep’s performance was breathtaking, and I’m inclined toward politics and history (actually had just read a two-part biography on Thatcher, so I really enjoyed being able to nerd about it), so I was pretty drawn into it and I guess I just cried when it tried to become a tearjerker at the end when Denis left.

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    My sister is pretty sensitive, LOL, so that probably explains that half. For myself, I’m not quite sure. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have a grandfather with dementia, though I’m pretty sure that wasn’t on my mind when I was watching the movie. Streep’s performance was breathtaking, and I’m inclined toward politics and history (actually had just read a two-part biography on Thatcher, so I really enjoyed being able to nerd about it), so I was pretty drawn into it and I guess I just cried when it tried to become a tearjerker at the end when Denis left.

    Cool, thanks for sharing. I also have a grandparent with dementia, although hers is a lot further along. So it was interesting seeing Streep getting a lot of the early signs “right,” although of course it’s different person-to-person. If I had to pin down where it resonated most emotionally for me, it definitely was the moments in 2017 in which she’s older. I think they nailed what they were going for, the idea of painting her as just an average older woman who lives with fears, regret, guilt, sadness, some preserved youth

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    Gregory Peck and Peter O’Toole should’ve tied for Best Actor at the 1962/63 Academy Awards.

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    I wonder why HFPA put Denzel to lead in 1987 when his stats were:

    Denzel Washington (Cry Freedom) – 29:50 / 18.93%

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    Katharine Hepburn should’ve won for Little Women instead of Morning Glory

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    Katharine Hepburn should’ve won for Little Women instead of Morning Glory

    I think rko pushed morning glory to boost the less successful film, and her win was ultimately for little women

    I guess it’s also worth writing here that I think all three little women performances that were nominated + hepburn should’ve won their category, the power of louisa may alcott

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    Black Panther was boring

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    Scenes from a Marriage is my favourite Bergman film. Baumbach could never.

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