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December 2, 2020 at 11:00 am #1203889893
The Viola clip is fine but something about it (not her acting specifically) feels off. Why’d they crop it weirdly?
rubbishDecember 2, 2020 at 12:10 am #1203888858
Let Them All Talk kind of gives off Phantom Thread vibes
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 2:53 pm #1203887903
Confirmed that Judas and the Black Messiah is probably going to HBO Max: https://variety.com/2020/film/news/coronavirus-movie-theaters-release-dates-1234842520/
Confirmed that its probably happening? Lol strange choice of words.
But anyway, this doesn’t impede its eligibility right?
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 2:26 pm #1203887851
Yes it did. Go read Stephanie Zacharach’s review of the Joker.
She literally says that Phoenix, who won an oscar for the role, is overacting because there are massive gun violence everyday in america and his character uses a gun.
Cherry-picking the reviews to support your narrative that a movie that won many critics awards, and received generally positive reviews, was somehow victimized by left-wing critics does not prove the point you think it does. There are n number of critics who nit pick movies and come up with themes otherwise absent for no reason. You are aware that these are ordinary people, and ordinary people very often have vastly different ideas that they may take away from or project onto any media they consume? This is true for literally every movie.
Yes they are!
Here is critic crying that Hillbilly sucks because they didnt talk about politics but since the critic knows the politics anyway the entire movie is fake and sucks.
Crying about “liberal guilt” when none of that ever happens in the movie.
Once again, you’re literally just labelling every piece of criticism as SJW backlash… The first excerpt literally talks about how the awkward removal of the politics that the book is based on DETRACTS from the movie and reduces it to a caricaturized portrayal of the demographic it claims to represent- which is literally true.
As for the “liberal guilt” claim… You are aware that movie critics are not just responsible for summarizing the events of a movie, right? That it’s part of their job description to provide their thoughts on what the movie tries to be and what signal it sends? That writer is spot on, and that is the very same criticism that was levelled against the book by conservatives. That it’s a venture-capitalist-from-suburban-Ohio’s piss poor take on “Appalachian” life based on anecdotal experience that appeals to liberals’ fantasy of the pitiful rural conservative. That is quite literally the main takeaway.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm #1203887826
what even does that mean? obviously the fact that voters didn’t vote for them is the main reason for the snub. adams was understated sure, but she was understated in a sci-fi film
That’s besides the point. What you’re saying essentially amounts to “they didn’t get nominated because they didn’t get nominated” which is meaningless. The fact that people didn’t vote for them is not the reason for them not getting votes…
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 11:58 am #1203887544
its the same thing they did with joker. yeah they call it that stuff but it is the why they are saying it that is important. Saying it is badly written because they think it is an all lives matter movie would be the definition of agenda critic since that never happens in the film.
Not this nonsense again. Nothing of this sort happened with Joker, Its MC score is 10 points higher than Bohemian Rhapsody, has a fresh RT rating, and has tons of critics awards nominations. Anything short of acclaim =/= “critics put out the hit”
I love how you’ve read like two reviews calling the movie tone deaf, and are running with “CRITICS ARE CALLING IT AN ALL LIVES MATTER MOVIE”- I can assure you that literally nobody thinks a Netflix movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Glenn Close espouses Trumpist ideas.
And nobody is calling it badly written for that reason anyway, it’s badly written because it fails to flesh out any of its characters, is the most generic, retold sob story about a personality-less lead “overcoming” the difficulties of life, is a narrative and structural mess, and has literally 0 depth. It can’t be helped since the source material is shallow nonsense.
But it’s extremely easy to ignore all the lengthy explanations and breakdowns of the writing when you can just label criticisms of the content of the movie as triggered SJW witch-hunting.
What I’m referring to is very clear from the negativity brought on by the film due to its right-wing author’s origins, which I’m not making up. That’s separate from anything this film accomplished or didn’t accomplish. Many have had it in for the film as soon as it was greenlit, and that includes critics. You not seeing that is irrelevant.
“Critics” are not a monolith, and have not “had it in” for anything. Critics are normal people from all walks of life who have their own opinions.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 11:39 am #1203887505
WHAT agenda? Please do tell us what agenda critics are pushing by *checks notes* calling a movie melodramatic, bland, and badly written? It is ridiculous to suggest that different cross-sections of society can’t have different reactions to things. Guess what, plenty of movies get shit reviews from critics and are free to be loved by everyone else. It’s laughable how you think critics “deserve to be called out” or whatever you’re trying to do.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 11:37 am #1203887499
amy adams was snubbed for the same reason christian bale was last year: their film didn’t scream acting contender and was a contender in multiple tech categories so there were other places to reward it.
Uh what’s this? That’s most definitely not the reason why either was snubbed? “X didn’t get nominated because voters didn’t nominate them” is not the reason for the snub lmao.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 10:30 am #1203887321
You won’t even address that. 4/10 aka 2 out of 5 stars, sounds about right when you actually read all the posts and all the reviews together. Some loved it so would give it a higher marking, some hated it and gave it lower markings, but overall the consensus is hitting on meh. Not that bad, but not great with some questionable directing/writing. How does that not sound like a 4/10 or 2/5 film?
Exactly! It doesn’t have to be the worst film ever made, or even the worst of the year, to be a 4/10 movie. That is the definition of mediocre. Why can people not dislike this movie without being accused of playing politics? “Being overly harsh” has never been a thing- someone is as “harsh” on a movie as their personal opinion of it, no need to be defensive about that, just move on- you know that movie viewing is subjective. Even the people defending it are acknowledging that the movie is bland, generic, and badly written- so what’s the point of getting up in arms about people disliking it? Saying “I’d give it a 5/10 but you’re a triggered SJW for giving it a 2/10” is the dumbest argument I’ve ever heard.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 9:42 am #1203887151
Please add Mads Mikkelson to the prediction centre
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 9:40 am #1203887146
Handpicking reviews for a mid-50s MC movie where other members of the cast have more acclaim is not going to make Meryl happen here.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 2:09 am #1203886438
Selena: The Series is just such a bad name. It sounds like Hannah Montana: The Movie.
rubbishDecember 1, 2020 at 2:06 am #1203886435
What does “captured the zeitgeist” even mean? In the streaming era there will never be any tv series that truly penetrates mainstream culture again. Shows with high viewership are successes, yes, but the sheer structure of how television is consumed by people these days makes it very much possible for the majority to still be ignorant of something. It’s like what’s happened with music charts, you can very easily avoid having heard any of the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that are supposedly breaking streaming records- anyone can just choose not to watch the things on Netflix’s top 10. It’s no longer the case as with cable where millions tuned in to watch tv at the same time and had to make do with whatever show was on at the time.
rubbishNovember 30, 2020 at 3:02 pm #1203885521
For Supporting Actress, for some reason my brain latched onto the thought of Kidman winning- but then I decided that ain’t happening because I cannot see the Prom getting her an Oscar nom and this category’s winner is always in the Oscar line up. So I’m guessing she gets a nom here, and is replaced by Burstyn in the final match.
Can’t decide between Ronan and Youn for the last spot here. The HFPA was more receptive to The Farewell overall last year, and I feel like that’s a good gauge for how Minari’s going to do (in terms of A24’s campaigning abilities).