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August 21, 2019 at 3:53 am #1203033004
I hated the fight sequence (even more violent scenes in the previous films were done better) and pacing of the movie. It needed a tighter editing, if you cut endless shots of people just driving, you would get probably 10 minutes less. It’s less plot oriented than his previous efforts which was surprising.
The ending was probably rewriting history in order to give characters a happy ending they didn’t get in real life. Now Tarantino is Briony Tallis apparently. All they really died and it was Rick Dalton going to Heaven? IDK.
I’m confused about the screenplay – it was more a collection of short stories around 3 characters that were only coherent to a point. Late introduction of a narrator is a cheap move that should be beneath Tarantino’s standards. Cameos of Steve McQueen, Bruce Lee and Roman Polański didn’t amount to anything (after hoopla in Polish media about Polish actor playing Polański it was disappointing to see how little he got to do). McQueen being jealous of Polański and Sebring was terrible. It’s certainly a lesser Tarantino movie IMO, the one which was probably done to please Tarantino more than viewers.
That being said, I liked the glimpses of show business backstories, Leo’s scenes with young actress (she would correct me ‘an actor’) were the standouts. Cliff at the ranch was the best, the most tense scene that ultimately didn’t amount to much. Dakota Fanning was really good there, 2 scenes more and she would be in conversation for Best Supporting Actress. DiCaprio and Pitt made a good job of creating a compelling and entertaining characters. Fine movie but already overrated.August 21, 2019 at 2:17 am #1203032973
Kris Kristofferson was in “I’m Not There” with Cate Blanchett
who was in “Talented Mr. Ripley” with Gwyneth Paltrow
Fernanda Montenegro and Georgia KingAugust 19, 2019 at 4:49 am #1203029641
Zsa Zsa Gabor was in “Happily Ever After” with Tracey Ullman
who was in “I Could Never Be Your Woman” with Saoirse Ronan
Robert Więckiewicz and Payman MaadiAugust 19, 2019 at 2:49 am #1203029599
It’s hard to know exactly since it was so long ago but…
Anne Baxter was certainly lead actress of “All About Eve” (it’s even in the title) or rather a co-lead with Davis and she deserved her Best Actress nomination. She was a recent winner in supporting and I can’t imagine her stealing votes given by people who wanted to vote for “All About Eve” from Bette Davis.
I think all 3 actresses – Davis, Swanson and Holliday – were very strong and I believe that Davis would have won without Swanson in the running and Swanson would have won without Davis in the running. As both were nominated, Holliday, coming from “Adam’s Rib” when Katharine Hepburn and co. have created buzz about her acting abilities, turned out to be a pretty great alternative. When you omit the context of who was she competing against, then she’s a perfectly fine winner.August 18, 2019 at 2:18 pm #1203029100
It would be mix of that nominees and SAGs for Best Ensemble.August 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm #1203029096
“The Hateful Eight” is better than either “Inglourious Basterds” or “Django Unchained”.August 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm #1203029090
^^What makes you think that this particular film will get nominated outside of Best International Film category (where South Korea has yet to be nominated)?August 18, 2019 at 8:29 am #1203028732
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
1. Steve Carell, The Office
2. Matt Le Blanc, Friends
3. John Goodman, Roseanne
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
1. Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
2. Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
3. Ellen De Generes, Ellen
Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
1. Hugh Laurie, House MD
2. Martin Sheen, The West Wing
3. Michael C. Hall, Dexter/Anthony Edwards, ER
(I still hope Bob Odenkirk wins)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
1. Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
2. Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
3. Angela Lansbury, Murder, She Wrote
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
1. Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2. Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond
3. Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother/Jason Alexander, Seinfeld
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
1. Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
2. Agnes Moorehead, Bewitched
3. Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
1. Noah Wyle, ER
2. John Slattery, Mad Men
3. Ed Begley Jr., St. Elsewhere
(I still hope Jonathan Banks wins, Mandy Patinkin wouldn’t be bad as well)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
1. Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
2. Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
3. Christine Baranski, The Good WifeAugust 18, 2019 at 8:13 am #1203028717
It’s very blurry with the subject. Emmys won for variety performances apparently count, IDK what about those for narrating. “On-Camera Musical Performance” can be treated either way.August 18, 2019 at 8:08 am #1203028706
Paul Hogan was in “Flipper” with Jason Fuchs
who was in “La La Land” with Emma Stone
who was in “The Help” with Viola Davis
Leslie Nielsen and Jon CryerAugust 18, 2019 at 7:03 am #1203028668
Disagree, this theory has to stop. Voters have proven many times that they watched what they nominate. Aaron Paul was the best based on tapes for all of his wins.
Dinklage is incredibly and even inexplicably adored by the Academy, while Banks is the person that they love to nominate just so he can see how he is going to lose multiple times. The vote for Dinklage when they don’t like no one else.
I agree about Liza Weil though
When Paul won, the voting system was different. Now it’s a popular vote. Back then you had James Spader, Jon Cryer, Jim Parsons and Melissa McCarthy winning because they gave the kind of performances that worked out in a single viewing. I must guess that people like Hugh Laurie and Steve Carell would win nowadays under popular vote while Jon Hamm would have never won for “Mad Men” if the system would remain the same.
I’d say that I’m not against Paul prevailing – it’s still a win for “Breaking Bad”, how could I be? – but 2 of the most recent winning submissions from him provided basically the same kind of peformance (screaming, realizing what he thinks is truth, breaking up showing vulnerability, scaring people off with the gun) and so it’s a shame that Giancarlo didn’t win back then for more internal and subtle role that was not as effective while watching a single episode.August 18, 2019 at 6:23 am #1203028643
Sharon Tate was in “The Valley of the Dolls” with Patty Duke
who was in “The Swarm” with Michael Caine
who was in “Inception” with Leonardo DiCaprio
who was in “The Wolf of Wall Street” with Margot Robbie
Christina Crawford and Tori SpellingAugust 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm #1203028146
Olivia de Havilland was in “The Swarm” with Michael Caine
who was in “The Prestige” with Scarlett Johansson
who was in “Under the Skin” with Sharon Rooney
Pola Negri and Gwen StefaniAugust 16, 2019 at 10:17 am #1203026550
Yall know what’s funny? Anything promising with Kristen Wiig has turned out to be disappointing recently!
Good observation. I certainly thought “Downsizing” and “Mother!” will be important during awards season until I actually saw those films.