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    Chitanda170
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    just don’t see the point, a bunch of people screaming at each other for an hour and a half

    Lol, you will hate 12 angry men then

     

     

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    We have seen time and time again how an extraordinary leading male performance can make for strong support across all Oscar categories. And I think Chadwick Boseman is going to do just that.

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    Owl-Always-watching
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    Well, I had high hopes with this . Specially with the reviews. I just found okay. I still think Chadwick will get the Oscar for it.

    I have to say Viola Lip synch was horrendously. That’s the biggest crime of all.

    Monique was a better Ma in Bessie. Imagine if she hadn’t burnt every bridge what she could of done with role.

     

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    JackO
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    Well, I had high hopes with this . Specially with the reviews. I just found okay. I still think Chadwick will get the Oscar for it.

    I have to say Viola Lip synch was horrendously. That’s the biggest crime of all.

    Monique was a better Ma in Bessie. Imagine if she hadn’t burnt every bridge what she could of done with role.

    dont worry. dont let this forum fool you. your point of view is widely shared.

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    JackO
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    Some of yall went in disliking the movie before the opening credits. That’s the real tea.

    oh thats funny. I remember the same thing happening with hillbilly elegy.

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    Gave it a watch. Liked it enough, it’s a decent stage-to-screen version of the play. Boseman and Davis were solid (may have even liked Boseman more than Davis here). Appreciated how they beefed up his role a little. Surprised they kept Ma Rainey in more of a supporting role like she is in the play… figured she’d have a slightly bigger presence (fine that she didn’t though).

    The thing getting me is the budget. I have no idea where at least half of that $20-30M budget went. Production design’s decent and the costumes are great, but… I guess it went into actor salaries? Feels like a film made for a fifth that. Odd technical errors here and there too. Sound’s a little weird, sometimes effects are cheap/off (that punch… jeez), and the lipsync is silly. Also about the 4th or 5th major film this year that looks like it was made for TV (possibly because it doesn’t even feel like it’s meant to be a movie… it’s pretty much directed like a play). Score’s okay. Direction’s… well, yeah. Pacing is… well, as good as the direction. There’s also a bizarre zoom-in on the trumpet bell at the beginning…?

    I’d say the film’s leaning towards the good side of okay. It’s a decent watch. Can’t say it’s a favourite though. I think it just should’ve been a little better. Even with the same cast, there’s crazy potential here.

    Honestly, if Viola campaigned supporting, she’d win. I don’t particularly think it would be fraud either. But after an initial viewing, I think McDormand could still pull this off. It would have been so much better without the lipsyncing…

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Movies are plays.

    About as wrong an opinion as I’ve ever seen lmfao.

    Ultimately the director’s most important job is to work with the actors and help them establish how they interact with each other to best tell the story

    What?

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    How the fuck does this have 88 on MC?

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    Gave it a watch. Liked it enough, it’s a decent stage-to-screen version of the play. Boseman and Davis were solid (may have even liked Boseman more than Davis here). Appreciated how they beefed up his role a little. Surprised they kept Ma Rainey in more of a supporting role like she is in the play… figured she’d have a slightly bigger presence (fine that she didn’t though).

    The thing getting me is the budget. I have no idea where at least half of that $20-30M budget went. Production design’s decent and the costumes are great, but… I guess it went into actor salaries? Feels like a film made for a fifth that. Odd technical errors here and there too. Sound’s a little weird, sometimes effects are cheap/off (that punch… jeez), and the lipsync is silly. Also about the 4th or 5th major film this year that looks like it was made for TV (possibly because it doesn’t even feel like it’s meant to be a movie… it’s pretty much directed like a play). Score’s okay. Direction’s… well, yeah. Pacing is… well, as good as the direction. There’s also a bizarre zoom-in on the trumpet bell at the beginning…?

    I’d say the film’s leaning towards the good side of okay. It’s a decent watch. Can’t say it’s a favourite though. I think it just should’ve been a little better. Even with the same cast, there’s crazy potential here.

    Honestly, if Viola campaigned supporting, she’d win. I don’t particularly think it would be fraud either. But after an initial viewing, I think McDormand could still pull this off. It would have been so much better without the lipsyncing…

    I don’t think McDormand will pull it off. Even the critics, who adore her film and will give it plenty of awards, are avoiding her. She’s won twice and she’s an actor who works in a niche. I mean, she’s superb but she does variations of the same character time and again. Maybe if some time had passed since her last win, she could muster enough support, but I think it’s too soon and she doesn’t have the clout to win a third. Day-Lewis won soon after his second win but he portrayed Lincoln, which made it a different story. Whoever did that role, had the Oscar locked if the film didn’t bomb. With McDormand, it’s a different story. I think the Oscar will most likely go to Mulligan, with Kirby a fresh alternative that I prefer.

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    Also Viola girl, that lipsync.

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    How the fuck does this have 88 on MC?

    I’ve been asking myself the same thing all fucking day.

    FYC:

    Picture: Nomadland
    Director: Chloe Zhao
    Leading Actress: Frances McDormand
    Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins
    Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung
    Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
    Adapted Screenplay: The Father
    Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman

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    I thought the film was good. Everyone nailed their parts, but Chad gave a performance of a lifetime!

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    wolfali
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    oh thats funny. I remember the same thing happening with hillbilly elegy.

    There is a reason for people to go into Hillbilly Elegy (and Pieces of a Woman) ready to hate it because of the controversies. Same with Bohemian Rhapsody for example.

    If you’ve planned to go in and hate on a film before you’ve watched it like this then I am sorry you are being a racist. It is rare for us people of colour to actually have non stereotypical supporting roles on major films never mind a film with a poc ensemble and two people of colour for once not playing slaves.

    So if you’re intentionally justifying going into a film with two poc leads trying to undermine it before you even have watched it because of some awards then shame on you.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Then what are you doing here?

    I wanted to pee and decided to write how i was feeling while seating on the toilet.

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