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September 15, 2020 at 7:41 pm #1203709175
The pilot was very good. Pacing might have been a little too slow for my liking, but I can appreciate the time it has taken so far to really do some character/world building (which I find necessary for a show to be great).
I liked Grazer a lot here and, like others have said, I’m already fascinated by his relationship with his mother. Their dynamic is extremely unsettling. Sevigny was very good in her limited screen time. Braga and Scorsese were also standouts for me, especially Braga. I already kind of stan Maggie lol.
A lot of ground work was laid out here, looking back on the episode. There’s a lot going on and a lot that the show will seemingly tackle, yet I never really felt overwhelmed with the various plot lines that were sprinkled out during the pilot. Like I said, I’m already really intrigued by Fraser’s relationship with his mother but I’m also intrigued by his sexuality. I can’t remember the last time I watched a show or movie (someone remind if they know) that really explored the sexuality of a high school student. It’s obviously an uncomfortable topic and could be terribly depicted if executed poorly, but the confusion and curiosity at that age is so real and something I definitely dealt with in high school. I’m also interested in the base itself and what has gone on, and been covered up, behind the scenes and how Sarah will tackle and try to change that. Then there’s obviously the ending of the episode – exploding gender identity at this age will, like I said with sexuality, be uncomfortable and possibly off putting for viewers but I’m here for it. It’s important and I think Luca will handle it well.
I’m all in for the rest of this season (is it a limited series?).September 8, 2020 at 4:45 am #1203692243
I have a really weird feeling Pieces of a Woman is going to get ignored and some distributor will pick up The World to Come and try and compete it with Ammonite. The latter seems to have more buzz in terms of a film and Kirby does have a lot of buzz for it too but the former only seems to be buzzed around Kirby and Burstyn’s performances. I think whether you think Kirby will get snubbed or win this year or whether you think her film will get good distributors or crappy ones we can say for certain that she is not getting nominated for both (although in an ideal world she would). I mean if 5 time nominee Kate Winslet couldn’t get nominated for both her Globe winning performances and Amy Adams got skunked completely despite having a huge amount of individual buzz I don’t see how Kirby gets in for both (if both are released this year).
Girl, I think everyone knows she isn’t getting double nominated lol. There’s really no need to actually say it lmao.September 7, 2020 at 8:40 pm #1203691929
Neither Felicity Jones or Vanessa Kirby are known by the GP. At least not by name. I’m not sure why were arguing over which one is more well known lol.September 7, 2020 at 4:36 pm #1203691623
Regarding Kirby – I don’t think she’ll get awards love for either movie (even if she should), but I think this will do great things for her career. It’ll further boost her profile and show that she can lead a film, which is honestly what should be most important to her right now. I do think she can win Best Actress at Venice though. Obviously, things can change if either films finds a solid distributor.September 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm #1203691536
Baby, I just told you Cuaron and Dern did NOT need Netflix’s payola…. Fincher has constantly been rejected by his peers lol can’t wait for it to happen again next year.
Once again, you’re just making claims that you can’t actually prove. Who said that Cuarón and Dern would win without Netflix? How could you even know that? You can’t. You’re just saying that because it fits your narrative.
You can’t say that The Irishman and Baumbach “failed” at the Oscars despite Netflix’s “payola” but then say that Cuarón and Dern didn’t fail at the Oscars despite Netflix’s “payola” because they would have won with or without Netflix.
If you’re going to make an argument against Fincher, try to actually come up with something that’s logical and could be backed up with facts. Otherwise people will continue to disregard your posts as jokes because of your very obvious bias.September 7, 2020 at 3:44 pm #1203691521
Netflix severely payola’d The Irishman, Bombach and DeNiro yet they still flopped, educate yourself! They’ll obviously payola the hell out of Mank and I’m predicting it to flop just like the others, deal with it.
And what about Roma? Didn’t that win Director? Wasn’t that a Netflix film? You’re probably the most biased poster I’ve seen on this forum in a while. You don’t actually make any points, you just make absurd statements that have no correlation to any films competing this year. Grow up.September 7, 2020 at 3:39 pm #1203691500
In 1942?! Those voters are dead girl.
Not to mention it didn’t even flop lmao. It was nominated across the board and won screenplay (which is what Mank is about! – the writer). It’s like that poster thinks because Citizen Kane didn’t win Picture or Director that suddenly means Mank can’t or won’t win Picture or Director either lol.September 7, 2020 at 3:32 pm #1203691484
Erm Citizen Kane is the epitome of overratedness, the Academy severely rejected it (rightfully) and the film aged like dairy. I don’t buy Fincher like at all, I’m well aware of Netflix payola and everything but then we have ppl like Bombach and DeNiro missing Director/lead actor and The Irishman flopping across the board so I don’t trust their payola. Ofc there are Dern and Cuaron (Academy darlings) tho I think these two were always winning regardless of Netflix backing them up. I may be wrong, but yeh that’s where I stand.
1. Your opinion regarding Citizen Kane is clearly unpopular considering it’s very much regarded by many as one of the greatest (if not the greatest) films of all time. So put your obvious bias aside for once.
2. Baumbach missing has absolutely zero bearing over Fincher’s chances lol, especially since Baumbach has never been recognized by the Academy for his direction whereas Fincher has (twice).
3. The Irishman didn’t not win any Oscars because it was a Netflix film. Once again, no correlation.
4. Dern wasn’t an Academy darling before she won.September 7, 2020 at 3:05 pm #1203691431
Fincher winning is very likely lol. This seems like his first film in a while that actually aligns with what the Academy tends to love and reward. We know they love stories about Hollywood, so a film following the screenwriter of one of the most famous/well regarded films of all time? Sounds like a slam dunk to me. Netflix will also push it, and Fincher, super hard since it’s supposedly their #1 contender.September 7, 2020 at 2:18 pm #1203691376
Right now (and this isn’t saying much since it’s September), I’d probably have One Night in Miami in Screenplay and Supporting Actor. Could get in Picture as well depending on how the rest of the year pans out. The reviews are positive but they didn’t really read as passionate raves (to me), which could potentially be an issue as well as the fact that it could feel too stagey. Still, it’s socially relevant and the whole cast is receiving praise so SAG ensemble is likely. Don’t see King factoring into the Director race unless a lot of films move to next year.September 7, 2020 at 10:20 am #1203690942
Well being in a show that got snubbed for Picture didn’t hurt Charlie Theron for the win for Monster or Margot Robbie for the nomination for I, Tonya.
Theron and Robbie also played real life people and went through an extreme transformation. It’s just not the same as Kirby in Pieces of a Woman.
Like I said before, I love Kirby. I hope she happens, but people declaring her a possible winner or even nominee already is a bit premature considering the film doesn’t even have a distributor.September 7, 2020 at 10:15 am #1203690923
When has lack of passion for a film ever hurt someone’s chances at being nominated for best actress? May I remind you Renée Zellweger won that award this year for Judy?
Zellweger was playing Judy Garland lmao. Not to mention, Zellweger was a well known actress that had a comeback narrative behind her. No where near the same situation that could Kirby could possibly face.September 7, 2020 at 9:42 am #1203690845
I love Kirby. I think she’s extremely talented, but I doubt she’s happening for Pieces of a Woman. It sounds like the film itself is a tough sell and the reviews don’t sound as enthusiastic for the film as a whole as they do for Kirby’s performance which could hurt her chances for a variety of reasons. The film also doesn’t have a distributor lol, so we should probably hold off on the conversation until we get confirmation that it’s even coming out this year.August 17, 2020 at 11:04 am #1203650601
Who do people have in their top 5 for Supporting Actress? Mine currently is this, although I am in no way confident about the no. 5: 1. Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy 2. Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite 3. Olivia Colman, The Father 4. Amanda Seyfried, Mank 5. Toni Collette, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Same as this except Helena Zengel for News of the World instead of Collette. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is Buckley and Plemons story, I don’t think Collette will make a dent whatsoever.