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May 7, 2021 at 1:46 pm #1204246207
Bleecker Street has an awful record—but it’s not impossible for the film to go through the critically-acclaimed route, perhaps especially for Ann Dowd and Martha Plimpton.May 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm #1204243063
Kirsten Dunst in Interview with the Vampire, All Good Things, The Beguiled, Bachelorette (it’s a great movie imo because of her, but you can tell the studio dialed down the black comedy and tried to make it more of a rom-com).May 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm #1204243060
Many didn’t make BP so I suppose that’s telling, but they hit somewhere or the other.
—Mia Farrow, Rosemary’s Baby & Hannah and Her Sisters
—Barbara Hershey, Hannah and Her Sisters
—Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
—Amy Adams, Arrival
—Kirsten Dunst, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, also I think she freaking nails her white-complicity character in Hidden Figures. Octavia’s scenes with Dunst got her the nod, but Dunst went toe-to-toe with her and those were the best and most nuanced parts of the entire film.
—Kathleen Turner, The Virgin Suicides
—Michael B. Jordan, Creed & Fruitvale Station
—Kiki Layne & Stephan James, If Beale Street Could Talk
—Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
—Anne Hathaway, Brokeback Mountain
—Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
—Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
—Allison Williams & Betty Gabriel, Get Out
—Joel Edgerton, Loving
—Winona Ryder, Girl Interrupted
—Jena Malone, Pride & Prejudice
—Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
—Emily Watson, War Horse
—Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
—Angela Bassett, Malcolm X
—Meryl Streep, The Hours
—Julianne Nicholson & Juliette Lewis, August: Osage County
—Sandra Oh, Sideways
—Christina Ricci, Monster
—Carey Mulligan, Shame
—Regina King, Ray
—Tilda Swinton, I am Love
—Paymaan Maadi, A Separation
—Laura Linney, The Truman Show
—James McAvoy, Atonement
—Glenn Close, Reversal of Fortune
—Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
—Song Kang-ho, Parasite
—Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians & Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
—Ashton Sanders, Moonlight
—Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
—Evan Rachel Wood, Thirteen & Across the UniverseMay 4, 2021 at 2:54 pm #1204242639
Unless they’ve rewritten that role substantially, it’s a total nothing character in the book.
This has been discussed in every thread leading up to now. I couldn’t even remember the character in the book and had to go back. It’s not just a nothing/background character, it’s literally a cameo based on the book, and I don’t think they would have cast Thomasin McKenzie for a cameo (or that she would have accepted).
This alongside the fact that Kirsten Dunst’s character’s first husband isn’t cast + McKenzie’s character interacts only with Dunst’s means it’s highly likely Campion is cutting out the early part of that arc and heavily beefing up Dunst and McKenzie’s characters.
There’s a lot of things you can tell about Campion’s changes to the script just based off the cast and crew imo. Conroy has a bigger supporting role in the book (and a very good one), but I would not be surprised at all if McKenzie turns out to have to have more screen time. Although, goddam Frances Conroy is a TREASURE, why does she never get recognition!May 4, 2021 at 12:08 am #1204241766
Early May predix (alphabetical order).
1—The Card Counter
3—The French Dispatch
4—Last Night in Soho
8—The Power of the Dog
10—Three Thousand Years of Longing
1—Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch
2—Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
3—George Miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing
4—Paolo Sorrentino, The Hand of God
5—Edgar Wright, Last Night in Soho
1—Bradley Cooper, Soggy Bottom
2—Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
3—Adam Driver, Annette
4—Oscar Isaac, The Card Counter
5—Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
1—Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
2—Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
3—Jennifer Hudson, Respect
4—Frances McDormand, The Tragedy of Macbeth
5—Tilda Swinton, Three Thousand Years of Longing
1—Willem Dafoe, The Card Counter
2—Idris Elba, Three Thousand Years of Longing
3—Delroy Lindo, The Harder They Fall
4—Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
5—Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog
1—Toni Collette, Nightmare Alley
2—Ann Dowd, Mass
3—Regina King, The Harder They Fall
4—Ruth Negga, Passing
5—Anya Taylor-Joy, Last Night in Soho
1—Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch
2—Sian Heder, Coda
3—George Miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing
4—Paul Schrader, The Card Counter
5—Edgar Wright & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Last Night in Soho
1—Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
2—Joel Coen, The Tragedy of Macbeth
3—Guillermo Del Toro & Kim Morgan, Nightmare Alley
4—Maggie Gyllenhaal & Elena Ferrante, The Lost Daughter
5—Rebecca Hall, Passing
1—Jarin Blaschke, The Northman
2—Daria D’Antonio, The Hand of God
3—Dan Laustsen, Nightmare Alley
4—Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog
5—Dariusz Wolski, The Last Duel
1—Alexandre Desplat, Nightmare Alley
2—Ramin Djawadi, Eternals
3—Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog
4—Ron and Russell Mael, Annette
5—Steven Price, Last Night in Soho
2—The French Dispatch
4—The Power of the Dog
5—West Side Story
1—The French Dispatch
2—House of Gucci
3—Last Night in Soho
5—West Side StoryMay 4, 2021 at 12:02 am #1204241753
I know everyone’s pointing out all the omissions but I love that Ben Whishaw and Paul Dano are on this list. They’re both just…so so so underrated. I’m low key in love with Ben Whishaw.May 4, 2021 at 12:01 am #1204241749
It’s really unfair to have to pick between Emily Blunt and Kirsten Dunst, but Dunst has a longer career and therefore imo more great performances that should have been nominated pretty much by default. Both of them have some of the best range of any actors, so it’s pretty awful they’ve never nominated before.May 3, 2021 at 11:55 pm #1204241744
There’s a rumour around about “The Power of the Dog” and “The Card Counter” for the Venice Festival… has anyone heard it? I think these are two great choices but if they’re reserved for Venice it means they are most likely not going to Cannes / Berlin.
The Power of the Dog is almost definitely going to Venice (and maybe simultaneously Telluride and Toronto) because Campion’s won at Cannes before not to mention it’s Netflix and they probably won’t want to do it out-of-competition.May 2, 2021 at 11:05 pm #1204240139
Doesn’t really matter either way. Hardly think there’s any need to feel bad for Glenn Close because she’ll win very soon. This film—which has gotten quite a few surprisingly good reviews—won’t be the ticket because it’s basically just thrown away & was filmed before Hillbilly Elegy so I hardly think even Close thinks about it, but she’ll win soon enough. People saying she needs to make better films: she will! This and Hillbilly were probably not good calls for her, but she’ll get far better roles in the next 2-5 years. All will be well.May 2, 2021 at 10:53 pm #1204240133
Kate Winslet won in the right year but for the wrong performance. A win for Revolutionary Road would have been one of the best ever whilst The Reader wasn’t particularly worthy.
100%. Revolutionary Road is a strange film. I remember absolutely LOVING it and being blown away by it & then years later I sort of felt like it had too many stylized histrionics, but it’s still a very good film. But either way Kate Winslet’s performance was awesome—I think Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married still edges her out for me, but I would have been totally happy with her winning for Revolutionary Road given that she was “overdue” at the time and it seemed kinda obvious she would win.May 2, 2021 at 10:49 pm #1204240129
Didn’t deserve at all imo. Both sort of baffled me because I could picture almost any actor in either role. Shoulda been nominated for Under the Skin.May 2, 2021 at 10:38 pm #1204240121
Honestly I have nothing to contribute to the Eternals conversation except that: sure, it could be a player but as of now it doesn’t seem to have the same potential for immense cultural relevance like Black Panther did. If it were a character-driven story (like, I dunno, a film on Scarlet Witch), I’d be inclined to think Zhao’s approach to filmmaking would definitely make this a much more compelling case.
But let’s see. I obviously have zero idea but to be honest I do think MCU content is getting much, much better. There is a marked rise in quality because Kevin Feige clearly wants to get “auteur” directors, so…I don’t know what the future holds for Eternals specifically but I see an upward trajectory for MCU films, not a downward one.May 2, 2021 at 10:34 pm #1204240117
But we are talking movies in here. Lol. Gaga is not even the biggest star in music. Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Adele says hi.
I mean…obviously, you’re right about Beyonce, Taylor and Adele. But I am talking about movies. Gaga’s the biggest crossover star who has very successful lanes in both music and films now at a time when pretty much all music stars have done films and been totally or mildly panned (Swift in Cats, Beyonce in a number of films).
Whatever, I don’t know why I’m in the position of defending Gaga lol. I definitely do not see in her as an actor what other people do, I honestly don’t think the Oscar nod was deserved, my take on ASIB is that Gaga does the musical parts incredibly well because she’s…very good at that but I wasn’t impressed by the acting.
In any case, I was simply stating that her sheer amount of fame and hype is enough to make something big regardless of whether it’s deserving or not.May 2, 2021 at 1:02 pm #1204239551
In what world Gaga a bigger star than Leo? Lol.
Listen lol, I’m not much of a Gaga fan but she is a bigger star (I didn’t say film or movie star, I just said star) than Leo in the same way that Beyonce is. Like: the mediums in which they play are MANY. Leo simply acts in films, he has one lane, he doesn’t have concerts, sets, collabs, HBO docs (about himself), music video events, albums, stage specials, AND film and TV work. On a global scale, I’d say Gaga just hits a lot most people’s daily lives far more than DiCaprio and that may just be the thing that makes all the difference.
But why is that offensive? It hardly diminishes DiCaprio. Why would any DiCaprio fan want him to be the kind of star Gaga is?
It’s not a particularly useful comparison as until ASIB they’ve been in completely different spheres. Both are massive stars, and I wouldn’t say Leo is a bigger star than Gaga – he’s just a different type of star.
Exactly.May 2, 2021 at 12:56 pm #1204239536
Am I the only one disappointed by the Cruella trailers ? I’m not a fan of Emma Stone’s acting in it because it looks too over the top like if she was just doing a parody of the character instead of portraying it.
It looks like an SNL skit. I can’t actually tell what the problem is though. Is she overplaying it or underplaying it? I don’t know. She’s gotten good enough that it’s hard to tell why something it’s working. Maybe if she vamped it up even more it would work?! Who knows.