Some of my favourite things, without any order: Hannibal; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Miles Davis; Virginia Woolf; Lost; Radiohead; Massive Attack; The lord of the rings; Middle Age (as an historical period); Tennis.
Nov 29, 2014
Feb 22, 2021
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February 22, 2021 at 8:35 am #1204054326
Goodbye Daft Punk, and thank you.February 18, 2021 at 6:33 am #1204048003
Hey Marco, what’s your opinion on each of the 5 performances (if you have the time to give some brief thoughts)?
I need to admit in advance that I dislike each of their films, or almost so.
As I’ve said before, I was (and still am) biased in favor of Loren, but I do think she’s better than all the favorites. Unfortunately, her film is as basic as it can be (although it is also pretty humble, and at least felt pretty honest and not too rhetorical), and that limits her performance. She’s undoubtedly good though.
As for the others. I believe Mulligan is the best, and I’ll be rooting for her to win, I guess. I do detest her movie though, as I think it’s actively bad – remember the discussion we had about I May Destroy You? Well, I have my issues with that show but of course it’s light-years ahead of Promising Young Woman. Much more nuanced and with some personal takes on the matter. I hate when movies, or any work of art, bring nothing to the table except nihilism – films like this one are the reverse symptom of a culture of hate and discord among people. It really saddens me.
But yeah, sorry, that was not your question. Mulligan is more than fine.
I don’t have much to say about Davis. She’s okay, I guess, but also very uninteresting like her movie. We know she’s able to convey a certain rage and certain feelings, but I’ve been waiting for her to build up a multidimensional character and of course she never delivers that.
I would put Kirby at the same level of Davis – competent but not insightful by any means.
McDormand is probably the worst of the bunch and in a way it hurts, since I’ve always found her pretty cool. But here, she’s not subtle – she’s just bland.February 17, 2021 at 11:44 am #1204046777
Lol, even if never post here I do visit this topic pretty often and wow, now we even have articles from Jacobin to read! That was classy.
Since I’m already here: after watching all of them, Loren is indeed better than Mulligan, Davis, Kirby and McDormand – and without even having to deliver a great performance. What a queen!February 9, 2021 at 11:55 pm #1204034685
I did not like Collective. It’d be ironic to see Romania finally nominated here, after years of good or great submissions, for a mediocre film.February 3, 2021 at 1:00 am #1204015810
Boseman in Da 5 Bloods probably made a better impression on me than Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.January 31, 2021 at 7:56 am #1204010752
Lol, all of this is so – unintentionally – comic. Still not over it after months, as if Grammys were the most important thing in the world. And, the irony, still not over it for the snub of such a bad album! Some common sense is urgently needed.January 26, 2021 at 11:48 pm #1204004475
It’s annoying that there is finally an Asian woman in serious competition for this award and…I cannot stand her direction. I really wish I did!
I don’t know what’s your take on this, but I thought that her previous effort (The Rider) was fine. As for Mads, I’ll pretend that she’s getting recognized for her other and better work, lol.January 26, 2021 at 1:25 pm #1204003590
Gotta love the rare times when Da 5 Bloods and Spike win, especially over Nomadland.January 23, 2021 at 11:32 am #1203997745
Ambient 1. Music for Airports, Brian Eno
I Can Heart the Heart Beating as One, Yo La Tengo
Loveless, My Bloody ValentineJanuary 22, 2021 at 8:51 am #1203996027
She’s definitely my favorite of the leading contenders. I still have to see Zendaya and Andra, I guess, but I seriously doubt they will be able to top Sophia’s performance.
The thing that partially annoys me is that she was ‘only’ very good, in my opinion, because the film is very basic (although I did not hate it at all; it felt at least honest and somehow heartful). But I’m sure she could have delivered something à la Riva (Amour) or Rampling (45 Years) if given an adequately complex role.January 22, 2021 at 8:33 am #1203995953
Lol. Happy for Loren, as I’m slowly catching up with the leading contenders and she’ll probably deliver my favorite performance among them (only watched Ma Rainey so far, and she’s better than Davis for sure). Also, @England is probably too polite to say anything, but I bet he’s having a hell of a blast right now.January 18, 2021 at 10:03 am #1203989775
Not much to say, so many series that I haven’t watched. Happy for Pamela Adlon and Issa Rae; it’s always fine to see The Crown getting multiple nominations, especially for my favourite performer (Gillian Anderson) and although I preferred S3; and that’s pretty much all.
Edit: oh, and happy for Normal People too, but its showing was taken for granted.