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December 8, 2018 at 9:06 pm #1202694826
Because some people on here tend to act as if their opinions are gospel. Just because one person thinks a performance is ‘poor’ doesn’t mean the ‘critics are wrong’ and everyone feels the same way?
But, I mean, what’s gained in pointing that out? Doesn’t that seem a little mean-spirited? What harm is Freeman doing by stating his “irrelevant” thoughts (which are not by any means actually irrelevant)?
To me, trying to belittle someone for voicing their unpopular opinion does more damage to the conversation than the original statement does.
Clearly, I’m also in the minority here, so by all means, continue to enforce your echo chamber.December 8, 2018 at 8:13 pm #1202694812
Yeah, and the sky is blue. Why is everyone around here so quick to point out that others’ opinions are indeed opinions? Of course they are, we all know that. That’s all this forum is.December 7, 2018 at 11:16 pm #1202693967
Haddish and Rudolph, no question. They were great together earlier this year, so bring them back.December 7, 2018 at 1:42 pm #1202693517
I usually love French language films but didn’t care for Let The Sunshine In. Juliette Binoche was fine but the movie was dull.
Let me get this straight; you’re a not a fan of Let the Sunshine In, yet Memoir of War is one of your favorites of the year? What?? Go figure…December 6, 2018 at 11:10 am #1202691613
Based on what?
Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr. Fox drew roughly the same critical ratings so not sure how the former failed to live up to the latter especially when pulling a better box office reward.
I was really just brainstorming, which is why I didn’t provide evidence for anything. It’s hard to deny, though, that it doesn’t (and won’t ever) have the reputation Fantastic Mr. Fox has.December 6, 2018 at 10:40 am #1202691549
Laughing at the happiness of Elliott not getting the nom – people, he gave the best performance in that film, which wasn’t hard to do.December 5, 2018 at 9:17 pm #1202690482
There’s probably a few reasons. Some quick thoughts:
– General (growing) fatigue with Anderson’s aesthetics.
– Lingering controversy stemming from the subject matter and its presentation.
– Unspoken feelings about Isle of Dogs not living up to the reputation of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Again, just some thoughts.December 5, 2018 at 9:31 am #1202689954
This could be potentially interesting. I was not the biggest fan of the first film, but there was enough there to at least be intriguing – Chalamet gave a fine performance, and Guadagnino’s direction was more invigorating than usual. My main issue was with Ivory’s screenplay – with the knowledge that he is not interested in the sequel, I may be more invested in the sequel than the original. At that point, Chalamet will have grown as an actor (hopefully), and perhaps, with the right screenwriter, Guadagnino can hone his directorial skills in a way he has not since A Bigger Splash.December 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm #1202689523
Calling a performance “boring” is such a subjective statement and a terrible argument. I’m not even rooting for Glenn to win but she’s clearly getting nominated.
I was not making an argument, but thank you for pointing out the obvious: I made a subjective statement.December 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm #1202689381
LOL. Where we go again with the hate. I really would love to know what’s your problem with her. Boring?! Seriously?! Her performance is very subdued and slow-burn so obviously is not for everyone. You are also entitled to say that she didn’t gave one of your favourite performances of the year. But please STOP saying that she was boring. Her performance, although not being loud like some others, was a masterclass and a performance that i doubt many would pull it off. Everything that she did with her sight and eyes was just unbelievably fantastic.
Would you prefer unchallenging? Or uninteresting? Perhaps lazy? Mediocre? Milquetoast? One-dimensional? Pat? Superficial?
Take your pick. One of the worst arguments people make when it comes to critiquing acting is “look at their eyes!” Emoting is great, but it’s one facet of a performance. And Close couldn’t even do that justice in The Wife.December 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm #1202689204
I meant making high-and-mighty statements like how a certain film can only be seen in a theatre (especially with the knowledge that that will not even be an option for many or most).
Oh, I see now. One thing I would like to pick your brain on, however: I noticed you de-emphasized the “superior sound” of viewing Roma in a theatre versus on Netflix or a screener in favor of emphasizing the immersive nature of a cinema experience; did you have any issues with the sound at your screening? When I first saw the film the sound seemed oddly mixed, and I’ve heard from others that this issue may be resolved with a home viewing. Curious to hear your thoughts given you felt so strongly about the film.December 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm #1202689196
What’s your issue with Collette?
I think she’s really at odds with the rest of the film at times, which could potentially be misdirection, but I would hope not considering how seasoned she is. Her performance was part of a greater problem with the whole film; namely, that it was over-serious, tonally inconsistent, and so aesthetically pleased with itself that it forgot what it originally set out to do. Collette didn’t help by going overboard with the theatrics while forgetting to imbue any sort of nuance to her character. Grief-stricken people do not lay all their cards out on the table.December 4, 2018 at 12:18 pm #1202689169
And my whole point was that there is no craft to respect. Zimmer is great at making you think there is subtlety, but there’s not; it’s mostly hollow. But that’s his brand, and when many people get together and decide that this particular brand is extraordinary, you get people calling for a “respect of his craft,” no matter how unworthy the work may be. Which is really just asking people to respect him because he’s Hans Zimmer and he scored The Lion King twenty-odd years ago and those Nolan crapfests more recently.
I’ll end by saying I’m really not trying to start a fight here. Apologies if my tone is too pointed.