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April 26, 2022 at 10:37 pm #1204933949
I personally didn’t care for Skarsgard or ATJ’s performances, but I loved the rest of the cast. It was a fun watch. I’m not sure if it’s the right word, but in comparison to The VVitch and The Lighthouse, this felt a bit basic. Very traditional ancient hero’s epic. Not a bad thing though, that’s probably what they were going for.April 26, 2022 at 7:48 pm #1204933879
I know flashy/obvious editing doesn’t always equal good editing, but it was done so well here.March 27, 2022 at 9:19 pm #1204884127
The DMC win fueled me through the rest of the shindig. A shame that Hamaguchi didn’t win Screenplay for spinning gold from a short story. I haven’t seen the original French film that CODA is a remake of, but I’m firm in my belief that remakes of existing movies – not adapting the original material, but just repackaging it in a different language and with new sets and actors – is not deserving in the least of recognition for Writing. The movie already exists, you’re not putting in a quarter of the effort required to take pure prose or even a play to the screen like Hamaguchi or Campion or Villeneuve did (his Dune cannot be called a remake of the first like WSS or CODA).March 27, 2022 at 8:26 pm #1204883327
The random Kirsten disrespect was uncalled forMarch 27, 2022 at 11:54 am #1204879326
99% of Oscar winners are forgotten in 2 years. I literally could not tell you any of the 2000s winners outside of Crash, which I only remember because of the jokes about its win. I couldn’t tell you what won in the years before Spotlight either. This kind of argument – “bUt nOboDy wIlL rEmeMbEr”- is stupid to me. Yes, nobody will remember because it is literally impossible for a movie to come out every year that is immortalized in culture. By definition, it is something that happens once every few years, or even once a decade, that something strikes a chord so deep that society collectively chooses to revisit it regularly. It’s so unreasonable to expect that to happen every year.March 27, 2022 at 10:37 am #1204879168
For all the whining and puling about CODA’S “simplistic” screenplay there’s another film In the mix with an equally “simple” one albeit the delivery is in another universe. Homophobic gay cowboy defeated by divine poisonous intervention.
You are not making the point you think you’re making. Parasite is “poor family tries to entrap rich family and faces consequences”, Promising Young Woman is “friend of rape victim exacts deadly revenge on rapist”, Spotlight is “journalists expose rapist priests” -so what?
Not only is the plot of CODA what we’ve seen a million times before, in practically every teen romcom in history, there is nothing in the dialogue, the structure, the characters that is notable, and nothing that the movie improves on from the original.March 26, 2022 at 8:39 pm #1204878169
I’m shook that Alana Haim, Rachel Zegler, and Emilia Jones all missed despite being in BP nominees. The Academy is totally over ingenues.
Probably for the best. Unpopular opinion maybe but it’s undeserving for newcomers to get nominations for delivering passable performances just because they happened to bag a prestige project. I don’t have any objection to excellent young performers being recognised of course, but the “ingenue” nominee concept is almost always just a perpetuation of the idea that an actress is at her “best” when she is young. None of these three have any business in the lineup. Neither does Kidman, for that matter, but at least she’s proved her mettle with past performances.March 26, 2022 at 6:19 pm #1204878026
A 70 is only a C in America btw. The passing grade in most countries is a 30, 40 or 50.March 26, 2022 at 5:05 pm #1204877899
Nothing more American than remaking a French movieMarch 26, 2022 at 5:01 pm #1204877884
He sounds like a moron. As if Zelensky doesn’t have better things to do.March 26, 2022 at 4:42 pm #1204877844
Someone forgot to take their meds. Or escaped the nuthouse.March 26, 2022 at 8:36 am #1204877145
He was probably making a joke about the cats rooting against the Power of the *Dog*… some of you need to relax.March 25, 2022 at 7:39 pm #1204876487
At least you could get serious concussions during sports. Outside of infamous incidents, you’re more likely to be safe on a movie set than playing sports. I think these people say the players are worth the cash.
You can get a concussion working in a factory or a construction site, or even fooling around with your mates in your backyard. Or drunk in a bar. Why aren’t those people “worth” millions of dollars lmao. Are they bonded labourers being forced to play ball for a living against their will?Not now