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September 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm #1204478205
I continue to be eh on the entire idea of another Shakespeare remake and that. teaser did very little to curb that for me. Cinematography does look great. Ultimately nothing to really glean from just a few shots. Although I remember people in early reactions saying the movie leaves you feeling a little cold or detached, which I could kind of understand from what little we saw. Friday reactions will be interesting.
Passing looks amazing I’m totally on board. Tessa Thompson being nominated…I would be unbearable. Love her.September 21, 2021 at 9:13 pm #1204478193
Also, I think Passing or The Lost Daughter ARE getting into BP, maybe both. Passing is more of a Sound of Metal-like choice (intelligent & unexpectedly moving) and The Lost Daughter is an actress-led vehicle that may not be for everyone but is lauded enough to get in on the strength of its main performance and overall feat. With guaranteed 10 nominations, these two, and Spencer—which might have previously seemed on the bubble for me—are much more likely to be in than out.
THR highlighted The Lost Daughter in their critics festival picks today, which maybe doesn’t mean too much but I dunno…I think there is enough passion for it on top of winning a Venice award that it will get in.September 21, 2021 at 8:15 pm #1204478162
On the white savior argument, Denis and Chalamet both have made several comments and allusions to Paul ultimately being somewhat of a villain or anti-hero, so I feel confident Denis will extrapolate the anti-white savior themes that exist in the books with the second half. Really excited seeing your review, Stefina!September 19, 2021 at 7:15 pm #1204472043
LETS GOOOOOOO MICHAELASeptember 19, 2021 at 6:10 pm #1204471463
Not sure if this is a hot take but uh….this f****** sucksSeptember 18, 2021 at 11:50 pm #1204468908
Kodi smit is just GD being delusional like always, in fact the only lock in this category is dafoe. Everyone else is vulnerable
Sorry I adore Dafoe and root for him every time but how is he in any way anything like a lock? His role in NA got featured well in the trailer but unless they really expanded it, it’s very small. Him even being nominated would be nice but a surprise at this point.
I don’t trust the Mass campaign at all but there’s room for Isaacs so I’ll leave him in for now…but I’m not feeling very good about those last two picks. Even if Macbeth isn’t very good I can see Corey Hawkins getting in in place of Isaacs or Plemons. Or whoever from DLU.September 16, 2021 at 11:42 pm #1204464923
Denis is completely right about Marvel movies but also they’re fine and I really enjoy them, that’s my take.
Although lol that he said that when like half the cast of DUNE is in the MCU.September 16, 2021 at 10:46 pm #1204464886
The Nightmare Alley trailer looked amazing but it didn’t really give me vibes for a Cooper nomination. Just me?September 16, 2021 at 10:29 pm #1204464859
Willem dafoe is winning no matter how small the role is in nightmare alley
I wish.September 14, 2021 at 1:49 am #1204458543
BTW: The best films I’ve seen so far, except TPOTD, are foreign films. Titane & Petite Maman! — SO good!!! Also I REALLY want to watch Happening (the Golden Lion winner). Honestly it sounds so good that if it were in the conversation or made it in I’d hitch my ride to that wagon instead of TPOTD. It sounds so bloody good!
I’m soooo excited to finally see Titane. I’ve successfully kept myself in the dark outside of the trailer and I can’t wait to see what the hell is going on in that film.September 13, 2021 at 10:29 pm #1204458364
The Card Counter is not it. Hated this. Oscar is OK at best but yeah this is a complete shutout for any awards. The film had its moments but its just not good. Pretty damn boring too. We’ve seen so many better card gambling the stakes are high films that are actually interesting and have fleshed out character development. This was lazy, bad writing, bad acting, and thank god it was a quick watch.
Can’t disagree more. But I guess if you went in expecting a high drama gambling movie you would probably be disappointed (and it’s partly on Focus for marketing it like that). It’s Schrader…it’s not about the cards or gambling stakes or any thrilling drama and never was.
There were some kind of stilted writing moments, but overall they didn’t detract too much. It’s a haunting character study and examination of American corruption. Isaac was amazing and getting tons of praise — the performance is incredible in its restraint and subtlety. Overall it’s still being really well received by critics. Maybe not an award player, but it’s good!September 11, 2021 at 7:16 pm #1204452727
Did I just get spoiled after months of avoidance? Hate it here. Should not have logged on today.September 11, 2021 at 6:47 pm #1204452572
I know he is nowhere near in contention for the Oscars but so proud of John Arcilla. He really manifested it. https://twitter.com/thesuperkayow/status/1436751265480916993?s=19
He knew he was winning when he posted this, lol. Bold move.September 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm #1204452524
Seeing Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter, it really would be a shame for the Academy to continue ignoring him when he delivers some of the top performances of several respective years (Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, now this). The movie’s nowhere near as artsy/remote as something like First Reformed, and it’s actually pretty entertaining and even timely. It’d be disappointing especially if he had to miss to what looks like a campy DiCaprio filler nom.
Yeah, agreed. He was really just phenomenal. That monologue he delivers around the halfway point is worth a nomination alone, woof.
Critics are still raving for him so hopefully they give him some love with critics awards this winter. He really deserves it.
I don’t know if Focus releasing Card Counter on 9/11 weekend was on purpose or not but I’m completely obsessed with it being what happened, haha. How appropriate.