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November 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm #1203859045
I just rewatched I, Tonya for idk how many times and although I’m happy for Robbie and Janney getting their recognitions, I’m still salty how Sebastian Stan was left off and was ignored. He was better than all of the nominees that year maybe except Dafoe and would have been a worthy nominee or even a worthy winner. Janney was fine with her funny lines (Metcalf was my winner) but Stan was a scene stealer.
Any time I see Laurie on the timeline, I have to comment. What a magnificent performance that deserved so much moreNovember 23, 2020 at 5:02 pm #1203859024
Is anyone in a city that will be playing the movie during its limited run starting this Wednesday?
Me! I plan on catching Mank and Ma Rainey back to back this Friday!
I find it ironic that the only films I’ll probably be seeing in theaters this Oscar season are from Netflix lolNovember 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm #1203858467
I don’t know if Judas and the Black Messiah will be eligible here. That movie looks expensiveNovember 19, 2020 at 11:14 am #1203847925
When A24 used to be able to run an Oscar campaign..November 17, 2020 at 9:05 am #1203843264
The 90s tho: Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocence, Casino. What a streak!November 15, 2020 at 10:23 am #1203838816
Also, as someone who has read the book, it is a WHOLE other conversation as to why Howard and Taylor left SO MUCH out of the film adaptation. They really bypassed all of the sociopolitical elements of the book and honed in on the relationship between J.D. and his mom, which isn’t really the core of Hillbilly Elegy..November 15, 2020 at 10:13 am #1203838802
I got to see this last night in Hoboken and really don’t think it deserves all the hate it’s received. Yes, the direction and editing are really subpar and generic (there are so many flashbacks with the sepia filter over them… a lot of scenes and dialogue could have been left on the editing room floor… the music also does not work here), but Amy, Glenn and Haley (and to a certain extent Gabriel) were all dedicated to their characters and commanding in their performances (especially Amy IMO). I had never seen her tackle anything like this before (think Naomie Harris in Moonlight). It was a very heavy role (especially if you, yourself, have experienced addiction in your family). I couldn’t really take Glenn seriously but maybe that speaks more to her and the makeup team’s prowess.
If you can look past Howard’s generic shadow cast over the final product, there is a lot of heart left to enjoy in Amy and each individual family members’ arc. It just sucks that a more competent director like Sean Baker or Debra Granik could have really delivered something deeply profound because the performances and material are there..November 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm #1203835223
2010: Black Swan
2012: The Master
2013: Frances Ha
2014: Gone Girl
2017: Lady Bird
2018: If Beale Street Could Talk
2019: Pain and GloryNovember 11, 2020 at 9:23 am #1203829340
Got my ticket to see this tomorrow night! Ready to see this mess on the big screenNovember 10, 2020 at 7:21 am #1203826474
As someone who doubted her beating Close twice in a row, I’m now considering Colman more seriously than I did before, as Close may wind up not being the favorite based on these reviews, which means voters won’t feel as bad supporting Colman.
I definitely don’t think Close is winning either. I think Seyfried has this on lock. Colman just won, Hopkins has the hype and a film like The Father is not getting two acting wins. Seyfried on the other hand seems to be the best thing coming out of Mank.