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February 28, 2022 at 1:45 pm #1204824528
Kristen has been an actress longer than Colman and Chastain (you literally have Kristen on your profile pic, why don’t you know that?) so she’s just as much of a veteran as they are, if not more. Maybe you were talking about age, if that’s the case, then it’s terrible.
Colman was a member of the Cambridge Footlights in the 90s… Prior to that, her first play was in 1990, the year Stewart was born.
watch I May Destroy YouFebruary 6, 2022 at 4:55 pm #1204780718
I would say 2: Chastain and Kidman (not counting Hudson since she’s unlikely) Gaga’s character is an unlikeable convicted murderer. I don’t think it’s exactly Oscar bait. Best Actress performances like these tend to lose actually. And Kristen’s portrayal of Princess Diana is too provocative and imaginary to be considered Oscar bait. And it’s exactly why she’s underperforming. I think for me previous Oscar bait performances are like Judy, The Iron Lady, the kind of traditional safe takes on beloved icons, and obviously the likeability of the character plays a major role in why they win.
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 17, 2022 at 11:37 am #1204734075
I think Colman is more beloved in the industry atm, but I have watched both their films and Kidman’s role/performance is just much more showy than Colman’s. I think it has most to do with the performances themselves.
Colman screams about chopping dicks off and faints on the beach
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 8, 2022 at 8:11 am #1204704851
Huns, I just looked at Last Year’s winners and Delroy Lindo and that boring abortion movie won awards… both that didn’t even get oscar noms… why are we all so excited about this?
Because Lindo was the best of the contenders last year and Eliza Hittman’s film is excellent.
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 8, 2022 at 8:06 am #1204704834
My Kristen Stewart came true
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 7, 2022 at 4:15 pm #1204703563
I am soooo excited to watch Macbeth. Thank you for sharing
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 7, 2022 at 3:22 pm #1204703441
The Power of the Dog has plenty of “dead spots”, slow dull scenes, and the whole regressive repressed gay representation and “toxic masculinity” being told with gay characters instead of straight characters, they are all in my opinion directorial mistakes.
It’s a book Griffy.
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 6, 2022 at 5:44 pm #1204701478
Pandora stays stomping with their noms. Last year they had Beharie, Davis, Kirby, McDormand, and Mulligan. This year: Colman, Cruz, Reinsve, Stewart, Thompson
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 5, 2022 at 2:33 pm #1204699044
He actually said, in preparation for Angels in America, “My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday — I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act – that’s all.”
Kind of a dumb@ss
watch I May Destroy YouJanuary 2, 2022 at 8:47 am #1204692447
^I disagree that he is one of the greatest film actors of all time. I don’t really like his acting very much. You can have your opinion about it of course and many people agree with you. But he was the only cast member in The Tragedy of Macbeth I had difficulty with understanding what he was saying, especially in his soliloquies. I will give him the caveat that he had the difficult soliloquies and Frances was the only other performer who had them too – but I could understand every word she was saying and I could not understand many of his words. I felt like I was being talked at and very much wanted closed captioning/subtitles.
Shakespearean soliloquies are delivered to the audience, so…that would make sense. lol
watch I May Destroy YouDecember 31, 2021 at 10:50 am #1204688901
Oh yeah that was a beautiful note from Kodi. I don’t actually know how to interpret that tbh, but two things can be true. 1. Yes, the sound of the rope his father was hung from makes him shiver, or 2. And/or… it doesn’t scare him so much and he just knows his honest answer will be upsetting to Rose. Honestly maybe both are true but Peter is…pretty cold even in the book, so I always saw it slightly more as the latter. FYI, the film has a very strong mother-son bond, arguably more than the book. Rose has a line in the book about Peter: “I love him but I don’t know how to love him. Maybe if his father had some of his coldness he would still be there.” She’s fiercely protective of him but also disturbed by him. It’s there in the film too, I promise I’m not the only one who thinks that, it’s a fairly common takeaway I’ve heard from people who’ve seen the film.
Ah yes, I forgot Rose did know about the rabbit! Thank you.
Right, I think the sound that upsets Peter could have to do with the dad’s hanging, or it could be the sound of kids at school calling Johnny a “rummy” or alcoholic. But I’m not sure that this would motivate Kodi, given that he and Kirsten had their secret of killing Johnny… Anyway, this is from the book and I think it supports the idea that the most painful sound is of his dad being mocked.
“As poultry in the pen pecks to death the maimed or strange among them, so at school was Peter hazed, taunted and named a sissy — the hiss of the word was everywhere. But only when they named his father a drunk did he turn on them. Quicker than he, they dodged easily and stood in a circle around him, their eyes bright with fun, their mouths making in unison the cruelly lacerating sound of the nasal “a.” Just so, he knew, in other circles had their fathers stood, and their grandfathers, tormenting some other paraid, some other odd one; just so would their own sons stand.
Is a rummy.
Again he started to lunge…” -Savage
watch I May Destroy YouDecember 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm #1204687851
Are Nomadland’s win and Parasite’s win not “game-changing” enough? Even The Shape of Water is a more unconventional BP winner. TPOTD is, tbh, a pretty conventional, English-speaking drama film with a serious tone throughout. Hard to see anything as game-changing about its win as Nomadland’s or Parasites’s. It is now the top contender expected to win after all.
It would be wonderful to see a film that examines identity in the beautiful way TPOTD does win.
watch I May Destroy YouDecember 30, 2021 at 9:06 am #1204687392
I liked Birney (I loved everyone in it) but he was definitely the weakest of the four, if there was any, in my opinion. I think the girls and Isaacs just touched me more deeply. Birney, even though amazing, was more cold and never really got to me the way the others did.
But some people are cold and don’t really touch others very deeply, especially in response to hugely traumatic life-changing incidents like the death of a child. I think Birney played his role with great truth and honesty. I appreciate that he didn’t shy away from being dismissive, cold, unsympathetic, etc. at times. But he sure did have some tender moments too…and without the cold pain, the tender moments wouldn’t have hit as hard.
watch I May Destroy YouDecember 30, 2021 at 8:55 am #1204687367
Well I’m not saying she knows anything for sure, not at all. When she first takes him shopping he says he doesn’t want his friend to meet a certain someone (Phil), he later tells his mother after badminton “it’s Phil isn’t it, he’s cold”, he never answers whether he’s nice to him, and finally he tells her he’ll make sure “she doesn’t have to do this” and I believe someone posted the quote from the book where she doesn’t dare ask lest her drinking come up and then she wonders basically but what will you do. She has a nonchalance when he kills the rabbit but also “puts her foot down”. It’s clear to me their relationship has more understanding of each other than it seems. She’s not a dullard, I just repeat the phrase “no good can come from Phil and Peter being together” because that describes it…pretty well. Dunst said that, and also it’s very much in the book. But ofc she doesn’t know anything about his plot, she can only be fearful in abstract. She does very much plea for him to stay soft, kind, “reachable”. Everything he says about his father (he worried I was X and Y) is also true of his mother, starting from their very first scene where she’s encouraging his softer side, and yes ofc she’s very sensitive & worried about what could happen to her son in this homophobic place. Again I’m not saying she knows anything precisely, it’s not as cut and dry as it seems. Yes, Phil manipulating Peter fear is a major thing (otherwise she wouldn’t even ask Peter about it), but it’s definitely not the only thing. The barn and the running after Peter and Phil are also a tad more ambiguous. In the first she’s concerned and curious, in the second the “no good can come from this” still applies. And at the end, she literally does not know what Peter has done so she can’t react. She looks confused when Phil leaves, I think she has to be wondering, which is why for me the aftermath of the story is very tragic for Rose. The book does the same thing, it’s just that Peter is verrrrry sneaky good about it all. Who could figure it out easily? Probably only somebody who knows what he might be capable of would even bother investigating. Also, like……..I think Benedict mentioned this on a podcast but obviously Peter did not have to do this to save his mother. At the moment he strikes, George has found out, Phil is softening. There’s potential in that moment. Goodness, Peter could maybe just, uh…….spend time with his mother? like she keeps asking him to lol Tbh, I don’t see the ending for Rose and George as “happy”, except she’s finally been accepted into the family. I see that as Peter’s POV. He’s done his job, dassit. Both can be true. I really see both things running through the Rose-Peter scenes. She looks PAINED when he can’t recall a sound that makes him shiver. Nothing seems to scare him?
Ok, so now it’s seeming like you don’t disagree! I’m in agreement with basically everything you wrote, except I don’t think Rose knows Peter killed the rabbit. Maybe in the book she does, but in the movie she never sees it.
Also, when Rose asks Peter if there’s a sound that makes him shiver, his eyes well up with tears and he very clearly seems to be thinking about something, we just don’t know what it is.
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