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  • DCurrie
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    The last thread reached over 500 posts. Let’s continue! GO, WIDOWS!!

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    Lil Tony
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    It only deserves a nomination for Best ensemble somewhere or maybe Elizabeth for Best supporting actress. This movie from the trailer looked like it’d be a box office hit but oh well. May it be

    FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actress

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    The way the film effortlessly deals with flashbacks and the way the action scenes are so tightly constructed and well-executed, I’d love to see it get an Editing nomination, which is really not outside the realm of possibility. But much as I thought the film was very good, I have a hard time seeing it score anything else with the Academy.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Not a good film. One of the lesser McQueen films, and that’s saying something considering he delivered Hunger and Shame unto the world…

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    Marcus.H
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    Where’s Luca?

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    Luca Giliberti
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    Where’s Luca?

    Right here, why? I don’t get to see the movie until next week, so I can’t comment yet 😉

    FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best Actress

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    Aunt Peg
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    Blah, is the only way I can describe Steve McQueens latest film. I wouldn’t in any way describe myself as a fan of his work. I admire his first three films than actually like them.

    I also came into McQueen’s Widows having watched the British TV series and turning a five hour TV series into a two hour film is a big ask that I feel they failed to accomplish. The film could have done with a longer running time to flesh things out more.

    I didn’t think there was any sense of the level of planning necessary for the robbery, which the series goes into with much greater detail.

    The other major stumbling block is that Viola Davis, as fine an actress as she is, simply cannot better Ann Mitchell’s performance. The character in the film has actually been largely soften and lacks the very hard edge of Mitchell’s Dolly. Dolly was someone that all the other characters including the law (who do not feature in the film) feared and handled with care.

    I’ve noticed reading through the older threads on the film the praise people are heaping on Gillian Flynn & McQueen for their screenplay and its twists and surprises. Sorry, but all the credit goes to Lynda La Plante – almost all are lifted from the TV series and are better played out in the series.

    The TV series is far from a great work, save Ann Mitchells performance, its actually pretty trashy but its very enjoyable, whereas the adapted feature film is a rather rushed and tedious effort. Certainly McQueen’s work is more artful but wasted.

    Just a bit of trivia Ann Mitchell has an appearance in the McQueen film. She plays Carrie Coon’s mother and is glimpsed at in one of the funeral scenes sitting next to Coon. Blink and you’ll miss it.

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    The way the film effortlessly deals with flashbacks and the way the action scenes are so tightly constructed and well-executed, I’d love to see it get an Editing nomination, which is really not outside the realm of possibility. But much as I thought the film was very good, I have a hard time seeing it score anything else with the Academy.

    Absolutely agree. Loved the editing. Not the best editing of the year per say, but the most effective. The whole cut of the film feels and looks great, yet the scenes just somehow don’t follow through. Tediously drawn out in the beginning, and than rushed from there on out.

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    Handprintsandgoodgrips
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    Where’s Luca?

    Have you seen the movie????

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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    Right here, why? I don’t get to see the movie until next week, so I can’t comment yet 😉

    What!? This is surprising giving that you were defending Davis performance with such fierceness and you were also arguing that she is better than Debicki…

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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    The movie is sublime, it is a perfect combination between entertaining thriller and social drama, the writing is full of nuances, it touches so many subjects, the direction is sharp and all the performances are very strong. It has scenes of 2-3 minutes that say more than an entire movies of 3 hours. But it seems that many people did not like the combination of genres and the fact the covers so much storyline, but I loved it. Justice for Debicki!

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    Handprintsandgoodgrips
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    As I said above, not yet :/ Doesn’t premiere here until next Thursday!

    Luca, I was referring to Marcus H…..

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    Luca Giliberti
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    What!? This is surprising giving that you were defending Davis performance with such fierceness and you were also arguing that she is better than Debicki…

    That’s not true at all; you misunderstood what I was saying then. I said that just because you thought Debicki was better, not everyone has to be of the same opinion. You presented as a fact, not your opinion.

    But it doesn’t matter, you loved the film and that makes me very, very happy. It’s my most anticipated movie of the year.

    FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best Actress

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    forwardswill
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    Debicki >> Kaluuya >>> Davis >>>> Rest of cast >>>> Liam Neeson

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    Debicki was by far my favorite, but with that being said the entire cast was pretty great. I think Davis was solid as always- I think she would deserve a nomination but I also wouldn’t be disappointed if she wasn’t in such a competitive year. Kaluuya was a great villain but I don’t know if I can get behind him getting a nomination for this. I’ve been hooked on Erivo since I saw her in The Color Purple revival on Broadway- hoping she is involved in the new movie remake..

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