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March 28, 2020 at 8:11 pm #1203398908
This whole world is at Jordan Peele’s feet when he has an incredible amount to learn about the profession. The mistake is the same in both of his popular films (Get Out, Us) – a very good first segment and exciting atmosphere-creating but poor finale with little (or dull) explanation. In addition, the idea of Get Out was not entirely his own, as we saw a similar plot in another horror movie entitled The Skeleton Key (2005) before. The idea that he is called as some kind of a horror genius, while the real horror geniuses (such as Robert Eggers – The Lighthouse, The Witch) don’t get credit, is sad. While critics are paid off or obligated to support the director, the audience begins to notice Peele’s inexperience. Us does not even reach 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. Peele is promising, but people have to stop praising him up to heaven.
Could not disagree more.
First of all, how condescending to suggest he has “an incredible amount to learn about the profession.” Would you say that about others who burst onto the scene like Chazelle? Or Gerwig? Why Peele? Methinks I smell some implicit bias…
Your analysis is purely subjective and is not focused on any of the objective aspects of the film. The movies are pretty thoroughly explained–particularly upon second viewing which is what he writes for–although since when do movies need to explain themselves? This is not a necessity to make a good film.
I’ve not seen The Lighthouse, but I don’t see what’s special about The VVitch. I watched it two years ago so I can’t begin to write a thorough analysis of any sort, but the movie’s examination of hysteria did not delve deep in my opinion. It felt like the creators set out to showcase hysteria without allowing it to develop naturally for the characters. I know people might argue the opposite, though.March 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm #1203398899
No one has said Kidman yet. So, Kidman.March 25, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1203394416
Meryl’s work in The Iron Lady is in her top three.March 25, 2020 at 8:25 am #1203393768
Not gonna lie, every time I read someone predict Amanda Seyfried for a nomination, I immediately have to stop reading the post.March 22, 2020 at 4:57 pm #1203390592
I missed this too. Blanchett keeps just missing lmao.March 22, 2020 at 10:42 am #1203390126
Keeping this to just films because Glee & The Politician would be the top 2. Ryan & Brad really know how to bring out the best of her as a performer (vaudevillian campiness & melodramatic Meisner-esque moodiness). 1. Talented Mr. Ripley 2. Sliding Doors 3. The Royal Tennebaums
What do you mean by this?March 22, 2020 at 10:32 am #1203390108
Is there already a thread like this for Meryl? I just watched The Iron Lady for the first time last night, and I’m pretty shocked at the lack of love on this forum for that performance. I understand it feels a little extra baity and I’m not personally a fan of Thatcher AT ALL–and of course Davis was excellent in The Help–but her work here is uncanny, specific, heartfelt… quite good.March 22, 2020 at 10:29 am #1203390087
Kidman fans love Big Little Lies season one but her diverse filmography is very underrated with Academy nods for four performances all in PG-13 vehicles. When know Nicole is at her best with edgy material.
Agreed. I stand by the idea that her perf in The Killing of a Sacred Deer is one of her best. Dark content and high concept…she’s great there. She’s very much an actor who needs “the right role,” in my opinion. She’s consistently good, but something about getting the perfect role really activates her. Whereas someone like Blanchett is basically consistently at the top of her game. Not saying one is better than the other; even though we all do it, it is pretty ludicrous to compare actors. Comparing performances is a bit easier/more sensible.March 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm #1203389680
So are y’all only including movie performances or do you honestly believe this one isn’t that good?March 20, 2020 at 11:26 pm #1203388914
1. Big Little Lies
2. The Hours
3. Moulin Rouge