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    Jeffrey Kare
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    I have just finished watching The Report. I thought it was an engrossing, well-paced political drama that features some great performances (especially by Adam Driver and Annette Bening).

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    “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (2019): It was a
    nice nostalgic trip exploring Fred Rogers’s legacy and seeing the principles he strived for with his television series, particularly forgiveness, play out in real life. This isn’t the biopic that some would have wanted, but the recent “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is right there for that. I expected much more bite from Marielle Heller’s direction than this. The plot goes predictably where you expect it to go. The story is based on a profile Esquire piece about heroes, where a prickly investigative writer (Matthew Rhys) is sent to interview Rogers for a puff piece that turns into much more. Tom Hanks is breathtaking as Mr. Rogers. I’d fully support a supporting actor Oscar nomination for him. Rhys was fine, but I knew where his arc was heading immediately. As much as I adore Susan Kelechi Watson, I was disappointed that she was saddled with a nothing character like this. There was no chemistry at all between her and Rhys, and the whole time watching this, I was wondering, where is Sterling K. Brown and Keri Russell when you need them lol? I did think that Chris Cooper was great as Lloyd’s problematic father. Definitely see this film for Hanks and if you’re a Mr. Rogers adherent. Otherwise, it can wait, especially if you’ve already seen the far superior documentary.

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    I finally got around to seeing The Big Short yesterday. It was fantastic and super unique! The way that they blended documentary style filmmaking (like the handheld camera zooms and external footage) with 4th wall-breaking narration and those hilarious celebrity cameos was masterful. I’m surprised more films haven’t aped this style yet, but I guess they would be seen as too obviously a rip-off. The Screenplay definetely deserved to win an Oscar: I was amazed at how well it was able to convey these complicated concepts and give us so much information in an entertaining way. The editing was a little too much at times but it got the job done, and I think a film like this needed strong editing to be great. I liked all of the main performances, even though we didn’t see much of each of them, but Steve Carrell was my favorite: he was the heart and soul of the movie and carried the ending. Overall it’s probably my 3rd favorite film of 2015, which is saying a lot since my two favorites (Inside Out and Fury Road) are also two of my Top 5 favorite films of all time.

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    The Irishman….boring The Report… Boring too

    lmao!

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    Finally watched Booksmart…for all the hype and love thrown at this movie, I feel slightly underwhelmed. Yes, it’s a pretty good movie and definitely re-watchable, but feel like it’s done before in other movies.  Lady Bird, Eighth Grade, or Edge of Seventen were superior recent high/middle school movie than this. B

    And Then We Danced (someone uploaded the full movie on YouTube lol), Sweden’s Oscar submission. It’s a beautiful coming-out movie with different backdrop as Call Me by Your Name and God’s Own Country where the characters live in Georgia, still a conservative Europe county in terms of LGBTQ acceptance. Similar to CMBYN, it’s very interesting to see the main character exploring about his sexuality through heartbreak. Also learn about the culture through the wedding scene, traditional dances, and interaction within the family. B+

     

     

     

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    I fell asleep during the Irishman. I love Martin’s movies…bruv, this wasn’t it

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    I fell asleep during the Irishman. I love Martin’s movies…bruv, this wasn’t it

    I’ve been having a tough time falling asleep lately. Tried everything that isn’t pills. The Irishman might just do it judging by all your posts lol

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    The Irishman

    It was exhausting. There are some great epic length movies out there that manage to keep you watching. This is not one of them. But I get how it can appeal to a certain group. Not shocked at all it won NBR.

     

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    I have just finished watching The Report. I thought it was an engrossing, well-paced political drama that features some great performances (especially by Adam Driver and Annette Bening).

    I just finished “The Report” and I agree with your thoughts on the film. Driver was excellent as was Bening. Surprised how much I enjoyed it, although I had to look away from the torture scenes.

    I can’t wait to see Marriage Story in the morning. I’m sure Driver will be just as good as he was in The Report.

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    Marriage Story

    Damn, this was amazing. Laughed about ‚the space’ of LA.  Almost cried in the end when Charlie was reading Nicole’s list with Henry.

    I’m never getting married lol.

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    I have just finished watching Marriage Story myself. To me, it has to be the most emotionally resonant film of the year. Phenomenal performances from all across the board, especially from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. It’s such an honest look at what adults deal with while going through a divorce.

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    Bombshell: This was a bizarre film. Like it starts off like a low rent Big Short then suddenly drops the gimmick but there are still jokes? I think where this failed where big short didnt was that the people were are supposed to sympathize with are all awful. I would rather see a film about Kidman’s character but she is gone far too often. Which, if you know what happened at Fox is ironic. Also, sorry to Lithgow but Crowe blew him outta the water.

    Knives Out: Another odd film. I thought it was too self-satisfied with it’s own cleverness. The answer to the twists are seen miles away as characters have to dumb themselves down to pretend not to see it. It just wasnt for me.

    1917: It’s not quite a slam dunk but once it gets going holy shit. I probably need to watch it again since the meh parts are actually kinda important in the grand scheme of things. It’s really a rollercoaster ride.

    Cliffs of Freedom: Had to watch something awful to decompress after 1917. This was so bad lol. They are spending all sorts of money to push this garbage movie. Apparently the cliffs of freedom are where you jump to your own death like the old couple in midsommar lol Unfortunately it does not quite the levels of awful that the room brings. it’s much more boring with dashes of absurdity.

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    Bombshell: This was a bizarre film. Like it starts off like a low rent Big Short then suddenly drops the gimmick but there are still jokes? I think where this failed where big short didnt was that the people were are supposed to sympathize with are all awful. I would rather see a film about Kidman’s character but she is gone far too often. Which, if you know what happened at Fox is ironic. Also, sorry to Lithgow but Crowe blew him outta the water.

    Knives Out: Another odd film. I thought it was too self-satisfied with it’s own cleverness. The answer to the twists are seen miles away as characters have to dumb themselves down to pretend not to see it. It just wasnt for me.

    1917: It’s not quite a slam dunk but once it gets going holy shit. I probably need to watch it again since the meh parts are actually kinda important in the grand scheme of things. It’s really a rollercoaster ride.

    Cliffs of Freedom: Had to watch something awful to decompress after 1917. This was so bad lol. They are spending all sorts of money to push this garbage movie. Apparently the cliffs of freedom are where you jump to your own death like the old couple in midsommar lol Unfortunately it does not quite the levels of awful that the room brings. it’s much more boring with dashes of absurdity.

    So what do you think JackO. Is Robbie a “lock” for the nomination? What about Theron?

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    I fell asleep during the Irishman. I love Martin’s movies…bruv, this wasn’t it

    I thought I was the only one with same experience. It’s so boring that it comes across as a sleeping pill. Of course, I had to keep pushing it forward and it took me 4 days to finish not because it was too long, but because it’s just so boring. I don’t know why it’s winning all these awards

    FYC:

    Chromatica: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album.

    Rain On Me: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Music Video.

    Alice: Best Pop Solo Performance

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    I just watched Booksmart and holy cow I LOVED it. All the awards for Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever please!

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