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October 1, 2022 at 6:08 pm #1205104565
How is Tar even Oscar bait? Cate is playing an imperious, domineering, bossy and sometimes very cruel character. That’s not what they normally even go for in Best Actress.
Its Oscar bait because of both Cate Blanchett and Todd Field. Blanchett rises above that whole boxed in ridiculous stat “she’s playing an unlikeable character, we can’t vote for her”
Its such a stupid argument to nearly every other Actress these days, but not with Cate.October 1, 2022 at 5:44 pm #1205104530
I didn’t say I’d bet against her.
Fair enough, but I think you are in for a rude awakening if you dream/think anyone is replacing her. She’s out here getting insanely positive reviews for her performance, more so than she did with Blue Jasmine, I’d argue.
Also, throw some respect on her name! That was unnecessary shade, and that’s why I feel this is more bias on your end than you are letting on to believe.October 1, 2022 at 4:41 pm #1205104477
I mainly have him because this category is absolutely dire after the consensus top six and he’s an industry veteran who could probably coattail if his film really connects with the Academy. I’m certain he doesn’t ultimately make it, though.
Sadly, this film will not connect with the Academy after they get to part 2 and 3. I can nearly assure you. It’s one hell of a watch and one wickedly delicious satire, but let’s just say there are 2-3 scenes that are so outlandish and comes with such a gross icky factor, that many will be turned off by it. I will be completely amazed if this makes it into BP, or honestly anything else for that matter. It deserves screenplay 1000 percent, but even that is wishful thinking.October 1, 2022 at 4:25 pm #1205104469
To the ones predicting Woody Harrelson: I can safely and confidently say he’s not happening. He’s a scene stealer for sure in 2 scenes, but nope, not happening. I’d honestly save your pick for someone else.October 1, 2022 at 4:04 pm #1205104445
If you’re going to tomorrow’s 11:00 a.m. NYFF screening (which will have a Q&A with Danielle Deadwyler!), I’ll be there also. I’m annoyed that I was closed out of Tar, but will be seeing Women Talking and She Said next weekend.
Oh cool, how fun! Are you on AW as well? There’s 3 of us from there meeting up afterwards.
They want to meet up at Shun Lee West for lunch and have a healthy discussion of the film afterwards. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll DM you.October 1, 2022 at 3:44 pm #1205104424
Triangle of Sadness is one hilarious satire that is ABSOLUTELY bonkers and is the most fun I’ve had at the movies since early this year with EEAAO. 1st act- Fun, 2nd act- Wild, 3rd act- completely unhinged in the best way possible. My face hurts from smiling so damn much throughout this and gasping during THAT scene. This movie is loud and in your face when it comes to what it’s wanting to say. There is no subtly whatsoever and I loved it. The ensemble is chefs kiss here. Everyone showed up, many have a moment. It’s hard to pick a standout here in terms of the acting, but I guess I would go with Dolly De Leon, particularly in the last arc. Ruben Ostlund swung for the fences and absolutely nailed it! This is how you make a Satire film! It sticks the landing 100 percent. Its not taking itself too seriously, while also sticking to the complete chaotic satire this is. It’s bat shit crazy, but in the best way possible. There’s no way in hell this gets nominated for BP. There’s 2 scenes in particular that kill those chances. Completely kill them.
Sadly, I see this getting shut out across the board, and I honestly don’t care. This is my 3rd favorite film of the year so far and hats off to everyone involved in this Gem. Not everything needs to be an Awards Player, but I highly recommend you see it if you’re wanting to escape your 9-5 and just laugh your ass off and revel in these characters misery and also go into this not knowing ANYTHING if you can! I didn’t even watch the trailer and it was so rewarding going into this without any pre conceived notions.October 1, 2022 at 9:19 am #1205104031
I’ll be able to weigh in on Danielle tomorrow! I can’t wait, and then Monday it’s Cate! I’m already preparing myself for Danielle to break me 😭October 1, 2022 at 9:12 am #1205104021
I forgot to mention my personal Oscar Chances on White Noise. If voters can make it past the first 40 or so minutes, and stay with it, I can see it grabbing adapted screenplay, maybe actor, maybe some techs for sure. There’s a whole lot to admire here, but I don’t see this as a top tier contender, if this gets in BP, it will be one of the bottom tier.
I think general audience members are going to have a tough time with this one. I struggled quite a bit, but you’re never bored at least. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out.October 1, 2022 at 8:31 am #1205103979
White Noise was underwhelming. I did not read the novel, and maybe this was intentionally written this way, but this movie felt it wanted to be 4 different things and couldn’t decide which to go with. The film truly goes from one spectrum to the other. The visuals, the sound, the techs are all there. Outside of Driver, the acting wasn’t up to par for me and sometimes downright bad, especially with Greta and the children. This one is more style over substance. However, Driver is excellent in this. It’s a real showcase for him. Baumbach really knows how to bring the best out of Driver, and he gets to explore the full range of emotions, delivering another knockout performance and holds this lukewarm film all the way together. It’s entertaining enough to sit through, but just too much going on tonally, too much to say, but with an awesome final sequence. Loved the ending.September 29, 2022 at 9:26 pm #1205102845
What’s weird is that we hold Lydia Tar to Daniel Plainview because of Twitter. Although there’s no doubt Daniel will always be a character study no matter what, I don’t understand why that hypes certain individuals. This is 100 percent an original role based on just an idea that turned into much more. Forgive me for not being joyous for that comparison. In reality, I’d like Lydia to have her own moment and not be compared to a male character.
I do understand that’s meant to be a compliment for Cate. I’d like for once the ladies to have a standout role where a male protagonist is compared to them for a change.September 29, 2022 at 8:10 pm #1205102813
I’ve seen EEAAO, I’ve seen Woman King, neither of those ladies are anywhere, anything, all at once, near what Mia did.September 29, 2022 at 7:12 pm #1205102768
In closing, sorry for the rant, but damnit I just don’t understand it. Charlize won for Monster nearly 20 years ago, Mia’s performance is right up there with Charlize’s. Right up there with her performance. Again, I get Monster isn’t horror, but it’s still a film about an unhinged woman, killing people, and doing whatever is necessary to stay afloat. Same damn thing with Pearl. Pearl is honestly not your typical horror film, and I pray to the Acting Gods that they shower Mia with a nomination at SAG at least. I really truly believe no one this season is going to deliver the same way Mia did in her 3rd act.September 29, 2022 at 6:58 pm #1205102760
Let’s go with this campaign for Mia Goth already. I kickstarted one years ago for Florence, Lupita, and Toni on AW, we made noise throughout the season, but obviously came up short. Here’s my take on the most recent Oscar nomination for an actress in a similar role without the horror film aspects/elements, but very similar roles in terms of watching a dramatic character study about a woman going mad.
Rosamund Pike (before you come for me, she’s absolutely divine and was my personal pick that year) can slit a dudes throat during a graphic sex and have an ultra violent kill scene, and still got nominated.
Sure, Gone Girl is not a horror film, and yes it was a box office juggernaut, but she still played an absolutely unhinged crazy woman and scored her first nomination doing so.
That kill scene is arguably more graphic than any of the kill scenes in Pearl. Rosamund’s performance was undeniable that year, just like Mia’s is this year. The only differences seem to be the box office smash Gone Girl was and the fact it was a drama/thriller and not horror.
We see it time and time again, horror film performances overlooked even though they were arguably the best of their season. Specifically looking at Lupita and Toni here.
A24 is likely putting the majority of their coins behind EEAAO, and I guess rightfully so, but come on already. Who’s delivering a gut wrenching 8 minute monologue baring their soul to the audience this season? Who’s actually doing it? I hate that we are going to overlook Mia just because her GOAT in the making performance is simply stemming from a horror film!
I know we go through this shit every single year when someone pops from an unfriendly Academy Film, but honestly who is going to do what Mia did in that final arc of the film? I mean, I truly don’t get how we are going to overlook her for this. A near 9 minute gut wrenching monologue that was filmed in less than 5 takes!? And also the ending credits scene was done in ONE take.September 28, 2022 at 5:33 pm #1205101662
The Woman King is sitting pretty right now at 40 Million B.O. Domestic in its 2nd week release. It’s likely to crossover 50 million this week. Again, this is just domestic numbers. It’s looking Leggy over here! Love to see it. I hope this gets a proper rollout to reach as many countries as it can.Not now