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November 6, 2020 at 12:14 am #1203820842
Silence 2016 was really an epic masterpiece, it was staggering.
Best Scorsese film since Goodfellas, easily in his Top5.
Makes sense it was his passion project.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaOctober 29, 2020 at 5:58 am #1203809104
Do we know for sure Leo is lead and not supporting in Don’t Look Up? Could’ve sworn I read somewhere the film was going to be about two female scientists (Lawrence and Blanchett) but can’t seem to find it…
This is DiCaprio in 2020, of course he would always be lead.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaOctober 27, 2020 at 4:09 am #1203804799
DiCaprio-Scorsese partnership benefitted DiCaprio so much more than it did Scorsese.
Although Yes, it is one of the best actor/director duos in Hollywood today. I feel that Scorsese’s best work since 1995 has come without DiCaprio.
Silence and The Irishman, his top 2 films since the De Niro partnership ended temporarily.
DiCaprio gave his career-best performance under Scorsese(The Aviator) and established himself a top-notch actor working with him but best Scorsese films are not with him being in it.
Top 5 Scorsese
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaOctober 15, 2020 at 10:58 am #1203780756
Adam Driver is overrated.
most artists are overrated and underrated at some point in their careers. I would say especially in this day and age.
not negating your opinion though, you have every right to have it.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaOctober 15, 2020 at 9:55 am #1203780604
5th acting nom for Lawrence.
7th acting nom for DiCaprio.
depending on the competition of course, but acting in Mckay movies has been marvelous recently. They are also the type of performances that award bodies like.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaOctober 6, 2020 at 5:32 am #1203763044
The Aviator for me, he was young, and taking on such a mature role at that age was a huge task. I think that he completely lost himself in that character and the more movie progresses, the more we see him get better.
The Wolf of Wall Street will be a popular opinion, his second-best work IMO.
Not his best but I think that Catch Me If You Can was such a cool performance and a film, very smooth stuff.
I am sure that we are yet to see his best work as an actor.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaSeptember 13, 2020 at 1:00 am #1203702751
^ All good points. My main issue with Nolan’s movies is, for all their high-concept ideas and technical skill, they lack tonal boldness, sticking to the tailer-made tonal combination of the modern action blockbuster: sombre, emotional gravitas, deft action and the occasional trailer-ready quip. Take Inception for example. It delves into the subconscious, dreams within dreams, without ever truly embracing any kind of surreal aesthetic (because that would be too weird right?) It has a smart script, inspired architecture, and yet a bunch of cool stuff happens without really taking full imaginative flight.
Nolan is often compared, for better or worse, with Kubrick in his technological prowess and emotional “chilliness”, but Kubrick was far less afraid to subvert audiences’ expectations of serious subject matter: Dr. Strangelove is an obvious example, but A Clockwork Orange combines horrific scenes of violence with warped humour and outright farce, while even something as far-reaching and profound as 2001:A Space Odyssey has the childishly bizarre ‘Daisy, Daisy’ moment punctuate the most sinister and suffocating segment of the film. Nolan’s contemporary Paul Thomas Anderson is similarly bolder with moments of absurdity even in his most thematically penetrating films: “I drink your milkshake!”, “I wanna fart in your face”. I’m not suggesting Nolan needs to go that far, but he could afford to loosen up a little. Though maybe I’m being unfair; with his high budgets he may not be able to afford to go too far off the beaten path.
I totally agree with you.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaSeptember 12, 2020 at 2:33 am #1203700395
Which are? I’m actually curious.
I am sorry for replying this late, I didn’t get the notification and I rarely open Derby now.
First and foremost, no one would be able to completely understand this film after one watch, I will wait for the digital release so I can watch it in my home.
Now as for problems, they can be just my personal opinions and personal issues with Nolan.
-He focuses too much on plot and scale that sometimes his characters stop appearing as actual human beings and more a tool to progress the film. This happened especially in “TENET”, I didn’t get attached to any character except for Debicki’s. Most people will tell you that their favourite Nolan film is either “Inception” or “Interstellar”, now people are revisiting “Prestige” and it is becoming many people’s favourite Nolan. These are the films where characters felt human.
-Sound Mixing of his films in theatres, you are not able to understand every dialogue with full clarity but then it might only be a problem with the theatre, I go to.
-Not often but sometimes, dialogues in his film which was a strong case in “TENET”, you will see it when you watch the film.
-Sometimes, it appears as Nolan is just too much obsessed with mind-benders just for the sake of it.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaSeptember 7, 2020 at 7:18 am #1203690657
Huge Nolan fan here but TENET has all the problems I have with Nolan as a filmmaker.
It is better if you see it on a big screen, be it Cinema or at your home if you have a huge TV.
Not a top tier Nolan work but a hugely ambitious effort nonetheless.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaJune 2, 2020 at 10:46 pm #1203513834
I love Tom Hardy and love to see him on screen but I have to go with Michael Fassbender.
Now both are one of the best acting talents of their respective generations but Fassbender wins this one for me so far.
Hardy’s acting can at times feel so much focused on putting on an accent and looking tough whereas Fassbender can achieve better role depth which is so much important for me.
Both have been great in not so good films, Fassbender was magnificent as Magneto and Hardy were brilliant in Legend.
Fassbender was perfect in Shame for which he should win Best Actor in 2011 and Hardy was perfect in Locke for which he should have been a nominee but 2013 was blood bath.
And Yes, both should utilize their talents with better scripts and roles, they owe it to their acting gift and skills.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaJune 2, 2020 at 10:38 pm #1203513825
Paul Thomas Anderson is best 70s born filmmaker alive.
That’s saying something.
He should get more recognition.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaJune 2, 2020 at 10:35 pm #1203513821
No. He has impeccable visual flair but a glaring flaw in the quality of his work is that Nolan does not know how to create fleshed out characters that are interesting. He relies on either source material or star power to carry these, at best, two-dimensional characters and ultimately the storyline. He’s not a one trick pony cause Inception, The Dark Knight, and Memento all range from good to great but he is the epitome of “style over substance”
I can’t put in words about how much I agree with some of the points you made in this post.
Though I myself consider himself to be one of the greatest filmmakers ever for what he has done in the last 20 years alone, I mean what he has done for good and mature commercial Cinema and the way he edits his films.
But I have to agree that Nolan needs to mature his way of writing his characters and should write stronger characters with the passage of time which I think he will.
He should focus more on substance too sometimes, he did it in Prestige and Memento and it was brilliant.
Nolan is biggest filmmaker alive for sure and has been since 2008 and that’s a huge achievement in itself.
He’ll improve with the passage of time and only climb up the ladder of al time greats but as you mentioned some of his flaws marvellously, he should look into them.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaMay 31, 2020 at 1:04 am #1203509878
I can see someone like Sean Penn playing White.
Di Caprio will still play the leading character.
With this one and the new Adam McKay film (or something else), he’s starting this decade with incredible projects on the horizon.
What if Daniel Day-Lewis comes out of retirement to play White?
He’s good friends with Scorsese and DiCaprio.
I’m not sure if they will be staying true to book if they are making Ernest Buckhart the lead character.
Yes, DiCaprio with Mckay2.O alongside two absolute Queens would be great.
Kubrick-Tarkovsky-Scorsese-Bergman-Bresson-KurosawaMay 30, 2020 at 12:28 am #1203508476
It’s Scorsese’s The Searchers meets There Will Be Blood.
This, I have been having these vibes from KOFM for so long now.
I heard DiCaprio saying that from now he’ll look to more interesting characters of every script than lead ones necessarily.
This was at a conference for OUATIH.
Either Scorsese is telling the story from Hales’s point of view or either DiCaprio is playing a supporting role, seeing from novel Moley Buckhart and Tom White are the most important characters of the book.
According to a new article from Hollywood Reporter, Paramount dropped production because DiCaprio was not playing lead anymore.
Just wondering who’s playing Tom White right now?
Hoping for Matt Damon or Mathew McConaughey.
This will be a good picture.