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September 15, 2021 at 8:18 am #1204461054
*No Spoilers just honest reactions*
Saw TPOTD today and it’s underwhelming for me as someone who has rooted for it these past few weeks. I didn’t believe those early reviews but hey, many will really feel bored because of the screenplay and pacing issues. As someone who has read the novel, I feel they safely transferred it to the big screen but failed to elevate it or capture the spirit & deep emotions lying in the story. That’s why I couldn’t get into any character and I feel emotionally-detached the entire time. It’s the opposite of what I experienced when watching “The Piano” and feeling so connected with Hunter/Paquin/Keitel in the film. “The Piano” is a 10/10 for me and “TPOTD” is a 7/10. Good but definitely not impressive.
As for the award prospect:
-Enough to win: direction, cinematography, and supporting actress (Dunst)
-Enough to be nominated but not sure about win: BP, screenplay, editing, score (good but forgettable), leading actor (Cumberbatch doesn’t have many lines and “Oscars scenes.” God I want him to win an Oscars so badly…)
-Not sure about nom: supporting actor (Smit-McPhee) (He’s more possible than Plemons but the performance is still not that strong.)
Hope y’all enjoy it!September 4, 2021 at 11:26 am #1204436747
Based on the content of reactions/reviews rather than the overall RT score, my view:
The Power of The Dog
Not so sure:
Parallel Mothers Spencer
The Lost Daughter C’mon c’mon
The French Dispatch The Hand of God
The Card Counter (yes, I know it’s 100% on RT now)
That’s pretty much what’s going on now. “Spencer” seems to belong to the “out” field now.July 29, 2021 at 11:35 am #1204369894
GD loves to throw the word Generic around. As if Billie isn’t as basic as they come. Oh big bro throws a spooky beat on a depressive whispering track and all of a sudden it’s the greatest piece of music of all time. FFS she ain’t all that.
Umm… you will regret what you said when you hear the title track.May 4, 2021 at 7:38 am #1204242114
Besides Black Panther, I would say the win of “Collete” (over “Love Song for Natasha” and “Concerto Is a Conversation”) and the nomination of “Do Not Split.” In fact, we see a lot of political noms/wins in these small categories.
The fact that the LGBT-theme “Out” and “In the Heartbeat” couldn’t get nominated also seems political for me.May 4, 2021 at 7:22 am #1204242087
BLACK PANTHER is one of the best Comic book movies of all time, told a poignant story, and had amazing reviews on top of it being one of the biggest films of all time. Add to that the crafts, the great score, the good acting, and the fact that it is UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK. It deserved all of its praise.
This sounds no different than any other highest-rated Marvel movie. Then why were they barely in any discussion to be a top BP contender? Why? You just ended your sentence with the key reason and it IS political.March 18, 2021 at 8:58 am #1204143119
Jeez… getting 3 from 8 nominees of BP is not “bias against streaming service,” especially when all you had is something like Mank, Ma Rainey, D5B…lol all weakest contenders. Some of you need to relax. They actually dominated the nominations in this COVID-19 year.March 9, 2021 at 9:00 am #1204099744
People are acting like Bukky Bakray and Wunmi Mosaku only got in because they’re black but it’s very clear most off you haven’t seen their performances.
They’re amazing but in this way, why didn’t Morfydd Clark also get nominated for Saint Maud or Mulligan for PYW? This result from BAFTA jury is just too intentional. Glad Woodard made it in anyway.March 5, 2021 at 6:59 pm #1204086945
It may have won AACTA for Best Film and I have been hearing others saying Margot Robbie could be the reason and I think it is. Maybe it will do good at BAFTA’s but I don’t see it doing well anywhere else.
PYW’s win here looks like 2015 when they gave Mad Max best film over “The Revenant” and “Spotlight”. Mad Max is directed and also produced by Australian George Miller.March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm #1204086893
Promising Young Woman just won AACTA and some of y’all still think this is the Gone Girl of this year…
In a regular year, PYW does feel like another Gone Girl but with flashy visuals and a female director (a narrative GG didn’t have). But PYW is stronger than GG this year since nearly all drama contenders flopped hard. Mulligan and Fennell being British is also gonna help them perform well at BAFTAs.
But I want to say this personally:
PYW got a fresher tone, but GG clearly has better direction, ensemble and a more delicate screenplay. I did think the hype of PYW didn’t match with its real quality when I watched it.March 2, 2021 at 11:23 pm #1204078915
Nobody is saying Trial is as good as Spotlight or that they have same-level stories. They don’t. So don’t comment on how their stories are. That’s not the point. –Trial is best with its screenplay & cast. (can win SAG) –Spotlight is best with its screenplay and cast.(won SAG) –Trial is the top3 contender of its year and missed GG drama. –Spotlight is the top3 contender of its year and missed GG drama. That’s all about the comparison. Did anyone compare how their qualities are?
Great logic. The comparison convinced me.March 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm #1204075811
What about all the tweets, posts etc. you have brought up in which Carey was mentioned? You have been using them to say she has industry support, which is what people are doing with Day as well. I see nothing wrong with that.
Always ignoring his celebrity quotes… that’s an extreme stan behavior and we all know celebrities like praising roles/films with political meanings publicly.
And yes, if you can quote celebrities to hype about PYW, you should respect others posting same things about other actresses, too.March 1, 2021 at 8:46 am #1204073782
A real excellent and deserved performance will win its final reward, and I’m talking about Frances Mcdormand (haven’t seen Day in USvBH). Just take a look at Gaga in ASIB (saying as her fan) or Mulligan in PYW, hype train can’t help a nothing-actually-that-outstanding performance.
Judging from the performances I’ve seen, imo Mcdormand >Kirby >Mulligan >Davis
Really don’t see a supporting kind of performance from Davis can win her second Oscars. Day seems to be stronger than Davis with that biopic performance.March 1, 2021 at 3:04 am #1204072716
Husavik really sounds like something basic and thank God somebody mentioned The Greatest Showman.February 4, 2021 at 10:30 pm #1204024163
The Favorite > The Wife
The Father > Hillbilly Elegy
Glenn Close is just not lucky with picking her projects. Olivia Colman doesn’t deserve the hate from some Close fans at all.February 4, 2021 at 10:22 pm #1204024157
It’s Lindo vs Yeun now.
Lindo can still happen.Not now