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    Yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever watch it hahah maybe one day of curiosity…

    I’ll go to bat for Lynch’s DUNE. It’s not a good film, but it’s very interesting and he really ha a vision for the story and how to tell it. Unfortunately studio interference destroyed it to something he can’t even stand by, but I don’t think watching it is a waste of time at all. It’s still a fascinating watch, the design is great and distinctive, and it really leans into the bizarreness of the world. I genuinely like it.

    Leave No Trace (2018): Thomasin McKenzie appreciation time. Debra Granik always had an eye for talent as she did with Vera Farmiga and Jennifer Lawrence and now she hits the jackpot again with Thomasin. A profound story about trauma, independence and detachment from society. Ben Foster is crushing it as he always been and Thomasin is just… well its no wonder why Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright casts her in prominent roles. Both would’ve been a worthy nominees if its not for Blecker Street and their antics to fuck an Oscar campaign up.

    Maybe my favorite movie of that year. I was just devastated by the end. It’s such a shame it couldn’t get more awards love because of the uselessness of Blecker Street.

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     I thought the way she delivered some dialogues was flat. 

    Understated acting is difficult to understand I suppose

    FYC:
    Best Director: Edgar Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jane Campion
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog
    Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Thomasin McKenzie, Rooney Mara, Tessa Thompson
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper
    Best S. Actress: Cate Blanchett, Diana Rigg, Anya Taylor Joy
    Best S. Actor: Kodi Smit McPhee, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins

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    Understated acting is difficult to understand I suppose

    It is when it is and it isn’t when it isn’t. Not in this case

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    It is when it is and it isn’t when it isn’t. Not in this case

    Fair enough, I respectfully disagree. Each to their own I assume

    FYC:
    Best Director: Edgar Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jane Campion
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog
    Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Thomasin McKenzie, Rooney Mara, Tessa Thompson
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper
    Best S. Actress: Cate Blanchett, Diana Rigg, Anya Taylor Joy
    Best S. Actor: Kodi Smit McPhee, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins

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    I-

    There’s not a single thing that’s understated in Jojo Rabies, or Johansson’s career as an actor.

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    I- There’s not a single thing that’s understated in Jojo Rabies, or Johansson’s career as an actor.

    I think Manav was referring to Thomasin not being understated in Jojo. But I agree with the first bit.

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    I think Manav was referring to Thomasin not being understated in Jojo. But I agree with the first bit.

    Yep I was disagreeing with Manav saying Thomasin being “flat”, while its more understated than straight out “flat” (if you think that was flat, Leave No Trace would count as wooden) and Manav disagreeing with my opinion that she’s understated and not flat.

    That being said, I’ll rest my case.

    FYC:
    Best Director: Edgar Wright, Guillermo Del Toro, Jane Campion
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog
    Best Actress: Kristen Stewart, Thomasin McKenzie, Rooney Mara, Tessa Thompson
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper
    Best S. Actress: Cate Blanchett, Diana Rigg, Anya Taylor Joy
    Best S. Actor: Kodi Smit McPhee, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins

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    The Call (2013): An amazing suspenseful movie. Halle Berry stars as Jordan, a 911 operator. Abigail Breslin is a teenager who gets kidnapped inside a mall parking lot and thrown into the trunk of a car.

    I don’t want to give anything away, but if you like suspenseful thrillers, I highly recommend this movie. Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin both gave outstanding performances.

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    45 Years (2009 I think)

    Charlotte Rampling and Tom Cortenay as a couple about to celebrate their 45 wedding anniversary at the end of the week when some revelations from the past throw a spanner in the works.

    Enjoyed it quite a lot. The story, acting, production design.

    Had me thinking about it for days afterwards which is always a good thing.

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    The Lord of the Rings (1978 I think)

    Finally watched it out of curiosity.

    Interesting to see how many scenes Peter Jackson copied / stole / payed homage to / bleh.

    Sure the animation is wonky and some look very unfinished.

    Impressed with how much of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers they fit into one movie.

    Have to admire the ambition. And it’s sad that the director didn’t get to make another one to give it an ending. Kinda odd considering it made a ton of money on a very modest budget.

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    Tender Mercies (circa 1982/83)

    won 2 Oscars out of 5 in 1984. nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, and Best Actor. (Won Screenplay and Actor)

    Enjoyed this. Glad I finally saw Robert Duvall’s Best Actor Oscar win.
    He wrote and co-wrote a couple of songs and performs them himself.
    He really got under the skin of this character.

    Love how the movie captures time and place so well.

    Everyone is well cast and the kid acts very well too.

    Tess Harper’s debut and an early role for Ellen Barkin. Also loved Betty Buckley’s singing. Once again, everyone acts great in this.

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    The Lord of the Rings (1978 I think)

    Finally watched it out of curiosity.

    Interesting to see how many scenes Peter Jackson copied / stole / payed homage to / bleh.

    Sure the animation is wonky and some look very unfinished.

    Impressed with how much of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers they fit into one movie.

    Have to admire the ambition. And it’s sad that the director didn’t get to make another one to give it an ending. Kinda odd considering it made a ton of money on a very modest budget.

    I think they both “copied/stole/paid homage to” Tolkien.

    Haven’t seen the animated version in a long time. Ambitious effort imo.

    The Sunne in Splendour.
    I prefer my roses white

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    Pinocchio (1940)

    The cutest film I’ve seen in ages. Loved the character designs and voice work.

    The animation blew me away and this was 1940 (!)

    Just about the most charming Disney animated movie I’ve seen.

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    I’m talking ’bout the framing of many scenes, the angles etc and copying scenes from the animated which do not exist in the books.

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    The Disappearance of Elinor Rigby Her
    (Jessica Chastain)

    The Disappearance of Elinor Rigby Him
    (James McAvoy)

    Enjoyed both. What an interesting concept: 2 films dealing with the same characters and events, shown from 2 different perspectives.

    Liked the look of the films and the soundtrack.

    Enjoyed everyone’s acting. William Hurt (RIP) Isobel Huppert, Viola Davis, Ciaran Hinds including the 2 leads.

    Some of the dialogue bothered me a bit. Don’t know how to describe it really, but it sounded too “writer-ly”?. Some of it was just too on the nose.

    I’m surprised to see the writer/director hasn’t directed another movie. Enjoyed it a lot.

    (Not interested in seeing The Disappearance of Elinor Rigby Them though, as I think that would be redundant.)

    or maybe if any of you have you could advise me.

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