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June 19, 2019 at 6:36 am #1202944040
Also, with respect to OUATIH, I know we’re all predicting it across the board, but some of the critics I follow and respect (for instance Matt Neglia and his crew at NBP) seem to think it’s only going to land in screenplay and maybe a few techs. They obviously have their sources, but I’m just curious about the apprehension because on paper the film looks incredible.
I’m wondering if any of you have any information on how the movie actually is and whether our predictions make sense. Is it just QT’s response about Margot that is causing the doubt? IMO, what he said and how he acted wasn’t even bad. Even if people were deeply offended somehow, I seriously doubt that’s the reason voters would tank it. Is the movie just not that great? Would love to hear from someone who knows something I don’t.June 19, 2019 at 6:26 am #1202944014
Am I the only who thinks Florence Pugh deserves a nomination for Midsommar even without seeing the movie but (lol looking at you Stegeo) simply based on the trailer? Her performance looks great and the movie sounds way more interesting than the annoying Hereditary. Florence is one of the best young actresses around
I agree she looks great in the movie, but I’m sorry Hereditary was amazing. I just hope Midsommmar lives up.June 18, 2019 at 10:44 am #1202942899
The analogy though.. Thank God for you, you are a breath of sense, cause these forums think she’s the best actress of her generation, I have to laugh.
Well, I guess I would fall into the camp that thinks she is one of the best/the best of her generation.
Emma Stone cannot do dramatic performances. Everytime she does her crying scenes it looks like she’s constipated and can’t get the shit out or she ate spicy food and it’s flaming.
It’s interesting because if I had to pinpoint one thing I like the most about her acting it’s the scenes in which she’s tearing up. I think her eyes convey a lot of emotion. The La La Land scene in her first audition that gets interrupted and the Favourite scene where she tears up after hearing the Queen’s tragic story are, in my mind, masterclass examples of acting.
But you guys think it’s trash lol art is subjective, we disagree and that’s ok.June 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm #1202942243
On Villenueve, I think his best film is Prisoners. I was absolutely floored by that movie and it still holds up on multiple viewings. I found the material challenging and entertaining. I show it to my non-cinephile friends and they all love it. In my mind, it is much better than his chillier work like Blade Runner 2049.June 12, 2019 at 6:32 am #1202934373
Hereditary was my favorite film from last year. This could not come any sooner.June 10, 2019 at 10:11 am #1202931093
Alt- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Director- Sam Mendes, 1917
Alt- Quinten Tarantino, OUATIH
Actress- Cynthia Ervivo, Harriet
Alt- Anne Hathaway, The Last Thing He Wanted
Actor- Robert DeNiro, The Irishman
Alt- Leonardo DiCaprio, OUATIH
S. Actress- no clue, Dern is my guess
S. Actor- Willem DeFoe, The Last Thing He Wanted
Alt- Brad Pitt, OUATIHMay 20, 2019 at 11:39 am #1202901633
The Social Network
La La Land
The Wolf of Wall Street
Three Billboards OEM
500 Days of Summer
The Dark Knight
The Big Short
Silver Linings Playbook
Casino RoyaleMay 19, 2019 at 7:38 pm #1202900306
Alright, set me on fire. I think the last episode was excellent. It’s still the second worst season in the show, and I wish they kept it slow. But I thought this episode was intense, crushing, and a fitting ending to an all-time awesome show.May 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm #1202891190
Wow that was an awesome set up for the finale. I lurched forward in my couch at the last scene.May 11, 2019 at 10:11 am #1202889017
Caught an advanced screening last night, and I loved it. Shockingly very funny and if you like the Beatles/music in general you’ll eat this up. My theater was laughing the whole time and it received a huge applause at the end. Total crowd pleaser, might not be taken to by the critics, but I could see this pulling off something like Globes if the HFPA embraces it like they do crowd favorites.May 9, 2019 at 7:53 pm #1202887446
Just wow – this show has me absolutely gripped. I was in the minority of opinion here who loved the first season and I actually didn’t really love the first two episodes of season 2. It had me wondering whether I was just wrong about season 1. But man, episode 3-6 have been intensely dark with episode 5 being totally absurdist and uncomfortably funny. I’m excited to see how this ends.
Someone here mentioned the lavish costumes and set design in Maisel, but part of what I love about Barry is that the show isn’t trying to be flashy. The scenery is commonplace. It knows it’s best moments come from when they just sit the camera on the actor’s face and let them chew up the scene. And the pitch black, moral theorizing just makes it all the more interesting to watch.May 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm #1202882951
Christ the way people are reacting is just overkill. Just because what? Your favorite character isn’t going to get the ending you wanted for them? Or maybe an actress isn’t getting enough material? There’s still a lot to like here that makes it miles better than everything else out there right now. The show is also incredible at building hype and enthralling an insane viewer base from end to end of each episode. My biggest criticism is that it definitely feels faster than previous seasons, but I think this is by design. Yes, we get shortchanged on some reactions here and there, but overall I think it’s expertly efficient. The talking and political intrigue was all in service of this ending. Fire and blood. People seem to be taking out their anger on the direction the story is heading, but it has been heading this way the whole time. The show, at least in my opinion, has not betrayed the overarching themes or at delivering the raw intensity that makes it so great. And those who hate it are still rushing back to see what happens to their favorite characters in the biggest soap opera ever made.April 28, 2019 at 7:01 am #1202870232
I hope I don’t get flamed for this opinion, so I’ll be as respectful as I can, but I really don’t get the heaps of praise for this movie. I thought (like the other MCU movies) that it was funny, but I found the plot to be convoluted and I wasn’t emotionally affected by the conclusion. I’m not sure if it is because I had the Iron Man death semi spoiled by the audience leaving an earlier showtime as I walked in, or if the rave reviews speaking to how emotional the ending was just made my expectations too high. It also made me wonder if the tone, because it is so silly throughout, dampened the impact of the drama. I mean they were still cracking jokes just two minutes after Black Widow’s death. All in all, I thought the movie was fine, but would be interested in hearing others’ thoughts on the plot/ending and the overall tone.