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October 16, 2019 at 3:51 pm #1203140146
After last years shocking display looks like the fraud is going to be just as rampant this year.
All various degrees of fraudulent or at least questionable placement and that’s just the A list stars.October 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm #1203140118
Baby Clyde, were you at least intrigued by their take on Hoffa’s disappearance?
I wish I could just read the screenplay. It wouldn’t take me 3 and one half hours.
Not really. It’s so unnecessarily long that by the time you get to the proper meaty part of the story I’d kind of lost interest. It’s also concerned with such thoroughly reprehensible people it’s hard to care about what happens to any of them or the aftermath.
There’s a shot near the beginning (I mean it’s probably 90 minutes in but that’s still near the start) that suggests that the Anna Paquin character is going to become important. It’s signalled that this is the way the plot is heading, but it never comes. Instead we get more smoky nightclubs, more subpoenas being served, more people being shot in the face, more Pacino overacting. It’s so tiresome.
The films is obviously well made and directed. There’s lots to admire. It’s not even boring exactly even if the length is ludicrous. It’s just so unnecessary and unadventurous. It’s Scorsese so people will rave over it but this is just a legendary director, self indulgently, treading water.October 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm #1203138475
You could easily chop an hour out of the middle of this self indulgent chore and it would still be way too long. It’s almost a parody. Literally every single aspect of this film we’ve seen before from the EXACT same people. Are they not bored? I certainly was.
In a film that’s 3h 30 mins long there are maybe 5 female speaking roles. They probably take up about 3 minutes of screen time. The most prominent one, Oscar winning Anna Paquin, has precisely 1 line of dialogue.
This is the year that Geena Davis is being rewarded an Honorary Oscar for her work promoting gender equality in Hollywood. Seems like she has a lot more work still to do.August 29, 2019 at 2:10 pm #1203046866
Meryl also hit all big four precursors, Florence Foster Jenkins also had a makeup nomination and almost got in for Hugh Grant as well (who else would’ve been 6th in 2016?).
If Adams missed to anybody, it was sole nominee with only CC+GG Ruth Negga.
She is fantastic in FFJ, does everything that’s required of her and more. It’s only unnecessarily hated because it’s a comedy and because Negga took Adams spot, not Streep.
Exactly this. Whether you think she deserved the nom or not it’s not Meryl who got in over Adams. Negga was clearly the surprise nom and it’s she who Amy got snubbed for. Personally Negga was my #1 so really happy she made it in.
As for Meryl I’m aghast a people suggesting A Cry In The Dark is amongst her worst. It’s one of her best ever. certainly Top 3. Do the people criticizing it even remember Lindy Chamberlain? Meryl was note perfect.
As she was in The Iron Lady. It’s a terrible film but Streep is brilliant in it? I grew up with Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister and was blown away at how accurate the performance was. She got her exactly right. Again it’s one of her all time best.
She doesn’t really have undeserving nominations because as has been noted she gets all the best roles. Some are lesser than others but it’s only those 2 late 90’s filler noms for One True Thing and Music of My Heart that I’d take away.June 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm #1202922257
This award gets more ridiculous every year. Used to make me angry. Now it just makes me roll my eyes.May 31, 2019 at 2:06 pm #1202918307
It’s way better than the objectively terrible Bohemian Rhapsody but somehow less entertaining.May 18, 2019 at 8:42 am #1202898654
My favourite action film of all time. In fact I’d go as far as to say it’s the only action I’ve ever enjoyed.April 27, 2019 at 4:59 pm #1202869626
Single Ladies winning Song. SONG????
I mean it could win Record I suppose but fucking song?
The Best Song of the year included the lyric ‘Hold me tighter than my Deréon jeans’. ReallY?April 26, 2019 at 4:12 pm #1202868517
Natasha wanted to clear out all of the red. She was miserable.
I do hate the female sacrifice thing though.
My only issue with the whole film is the wasted female characters. Even Captain Marvel who we’ve been lead to believe is going to the great saviour was a total damp squib. Romanoff’s ending was just insulting considering how underutilised she’s been throughout the entire series.March 30, 2019 at 2:57 am #1202834256
She’s just going to lose again. She lost the Olivier award for it like a year ago to Amber Riley for Dreamgirls who missed a lot of performances and whose acting was criticized. But she SANG that role. If I was Close, I would stop attending all Oscars.
I saw both and whilst Glenn was fantastic Amber hands down deserved that award. She gave one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in a theatre.