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September 15, 2019 at 9:53 am #1203076632
Almost every film got a standing ovation. Because the Director and talent is present at the screening. If none of those people were present at Official screenings of these films, more than half of these films wouldn’t even get a slow clap.
If Beale Street is an emotional, feel-good film. That’s why it placed as runner-up. That’s the type of films TIFF audiences love.
The only buzz any of these films have gotten until now, is from critics. Today is the first day general audiences will weigh in.
And Marriage Story is no ROMA. Not even close. Not the acclaim, not the level of buzz and hype, not the awards prospects. So just stop.September 15, 2019 at 8:57 am #1203076504
These Marriage Story predictions are just as pretentious as the people who are positioning it as the second coming of Christ.
IT IS NOT A CROWD-PLEASER! IT’S A CRITICS FILM.
It is not uplifting, and also not the type of film you can pop in the dvd at home with your family, and they will all generally like it.
Hidden Figures, Slumdog Millionaire, Green Book, etc….are crowd-pleasers.
Marriage Story, Boyhood, Carol and The Favourite are critics films. Not crowd-pleasersSeptember 15, 2019 at 12:07 am #1203075866
whew Oscar Winner Saoirse coming
For what? She’s gonna have to find herself a starring vehicle where she’s the sole and ONLY factor. Like BROOKLYN.
She ain’t happening for a borderline ensemble role in a period film that has been done to deathSeptember 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm #1203075729
People’s Choice prediction:
Winner: Just Mercy
1st runner-up: Waves
2nd runner-up: ParasiteSeptember 11, 2019 at 12:40 am #1203068837
Fight it all you guys want, Renée Zellweger is heading for her second Oscar. The raves just keep coming, over all other contenders. And her narrative gets stronger with each passing festival showing.
Thank you to the also ran, but this category is wrapped up.September 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm #1203062453
Darlings, awarding comic book “superhero” movie is, in my holy opinion, a clear sympton that cinema is dying. So I agree, it’s sad that a classy festival like Venice ends awarding Clownery.
Cinema is alive and well, honey. 2019 just delivered the highest grossing film of all time, and countless other massive box office hits.
Venice, Lucretia Martel and her jury just brought Venice back to the people. Go watch the videos of the crowd reactions when Joker was announced the Golden Lion winner. It’s the first time in years that people lined the streets outside to see a film they love, getting honored with the Leone d’Or. Martel and her jury was applauded today for their bold, refreshing decisions.
They just made Venice relevant again, to the people that actually matter: the thousands of people who flock to festivals to see films, and people who go to cinemas to pay for movies. Not just critics.
What is dying is the grip that pretentious critics and people like you have had on cinema. The Metacritic lists and snobbish attitudes towards popular films and genres. The big divide and clear disconnect between critics and audiences is very evident.
What is dying is the Oscars telecast because it panders to woke Twitter and their obsession with niche films that the general public is not interested in seeing.
Last year, the Oscars made bold choices to include popular films, to bring back the audiences that they lost over the years. And it worked. Ratings didn’t drop, it increased.
This year, with that clownery film and other popular films that critics pull their noses up at, the Oscar at least has a fighting chance to stay relevant.September 6, 2019 at 3:38 am #1203060403
So after how great Venice and Telluride have been for new contenders… can somebody please explain why 1917 is showing up in predictions? I do not get the “Oscars argument” for that at all.
And LITTLE BIRD, LADY WOMEN (or whatever the hell it’s called) is gonna walk into the Oscars with which arguments exactly?September 6, 2019 at 3:34 am #1203060396
Who? What? Where?
Show me the drools? Better yet, show me ONE person who wants to give Scorsese a Directing Oscar……and for what? The Irishman? REALLY???September 5, 2019 at 12:41 am #1203058623
2 x Oscar winner Renée Zellweger.September 4, 2019 at 9:10 pm #1203058449
This looks like something I’ve seen 100 times.
Maybe because it’s an issue that still happens 100 times, multiplied by 100?
This one is based on a true story. And it addresses something that is still happening today.
These are stories that deserve to be told, and they will keep telling them.
It’s one thing to not like the old school, restraint style of filmmaking of these types of films.
But let’s not crap on the message being told here, and the gentlemen who’s lives are being honored through this film.September 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm #1203056159
That’s not what I’m saying. At all. He’s not winning the Oscar because of the Volpi Cup win. That Venice win opens the door for him, and only solidifies it as a winning performance. Warner Bros submitted it In Competition at Venice for what, do you think? For the Golden Lion win? Of course it’s for Phoenix’s campaign. The same way Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and ROMA’s campaigns kicked off in Venice.
They didn’t win the Oscar because of those Venice awards. But they went into the season with high profile hardware. That solidified them as contenders/frontrunners.
The same way those Golden Globe acting wins opened the door for people like Malek, Oldman and Redmayne. The awards bodies followed suit afterwards. In the past few years, a Golden Globe win in general is enough to solidify you as a frontrunner. For SAG, BAFTA and Critics Choice to follow suit. Because it’s the first televised awards.
And you know full well Willem Dafoe was never winning an Oscar for that film. It had no support. But his high profile nominations at the Critics Choice, Golden Globes and that Volpi Cup win in Venice was enough hardware for people to watch that screener. The same with “The Master”. It was never a big contender.
Which Joker surely will be. You don’t believe it will be, like you all didn’t believe Bohemian Rhapsody was gonna be.
But it will be.September 3, 2019 at 9:45 am #1203055526
You see the difference is that DiCaprio, Oldman, Malek, Redmayne won by playing real-life people in biopics. Phoenix is playing a comic book character. That’s why it raises questions if he can win.
There’s really no questions raised. At all.
It’s a physical, dramatic transformative performance. That’s what they all won for. That extreme dedication is what actors and Oscar voters love, and love to reward. Every chance they get. That’s why they love biopics. The Queen, La Vie Rose, Darkest Hour, Monster, The Danish Girl, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice. Etc, etc
And can we please stop with the “comic book character” angle. It became more than just a comic book character when it was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger. It’s an iconic, PRESTIGE Oscar winning role. It’s the type of role actors dream of playing. When the basics at SAG start voting, you’ll see why.September 3, 2019 at 9:11 am #1203055445
Oh please. We go through this every year.
Phoenix is winning. It’s the kind of Oscar win that is set up well in advance. Like DiCaprio, Oldman, etc. You can see it coming a mile away. And it’s something Hollywood loves to do, and just cannot refuse.
And he doesn’t need critics behind him, or critics awards behind him. Like Oldman, Malek, Redmayne, DiCaprio, etc.
After he is handed his Volpi Cup for Best Actor at Venice on Saturday, everything will be set in motion.
Fight it, don’t fight…. it’s happening. Get used to it.
In terms of Joker’s Best Picture path? Of course it’s getting in. It’s going to be the highest grossing prestige film in the lineup. It’s gonna be that controversial film that the internet hates, but gets in anyway. Because of how big a film it is, and the people involved with it. It’s the film with the Best Actor winner. Just like Bohemian Rhapsody and Darkest Hour.
We go through this every year.