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October 21, 2021 at 8:18 am #1204530008
wait, TF cost over 35M? What happened to “TF is cheap, 5M tops so it isn’t as big a bomb as made out to be?” Oh wait, someone pulled that number out of their butt to cope with the flop. Shocking twist.
Hey, I said “Titane” had 5.7M estimated budget (found info on IMDB) not “Tammy Faye”.October 21, 2021 at 8:03 am #1204529975
Surprised that C’mon C’mon‘s Mike Mills didn’t join Red Rocket in the screenplay category considering the acting-category love for both films. And neither made the BP race. And zilch for The Humans? 😧
I have both “C’mon C’mon” and “The Humans” in my screenplay predictions…October 21, 2021 at 7:33 am #1204529886
Some observation about Gotham nominations:
Both “Passing” and “The Lost Daughter” did equally well, with Jessie Buckley singled out over Dakota Johnson.
Reed Birney singled out in the “Mass” cast, but in general it underperformed.
“C’mon C’mon” is an acting showcase but it didn’t make screenplay. “The Card Counter” did.
Oscar Isaac ❤️October 20, 2021 at 1:44 pm #1204528698
How come so many of the RT scores for movies coming out in the next few days are going down (“Dune”, “The French Dispatch”, “Last Night in Soho”, god even “The Power of the Dog” went down a little)? Do shitty dissatisfied critics write their reviews later?October 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm #1204528595
All those shots look sooooo staged!October 20, 2021 at 8:21 am #1204528063
First of all, I think it’s wrong to publish personal e-mails that contain OPINIONS. Anyway, he was talking about roles written for women and that win Best Actress, versus roles written for men that win Best Actor, not necessarily about talent per se. If you think about what Leo, DDL or Phoenix had to do for an Oscar he is not wrong: those are tour-de-force roles. Not that it’s necessarily right that a man has to fight a bear to win an Oscar!
“That’s why year in and year out, the guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins Best Actress. Cate gave a terrific performance in Blue Jasmine but nothing close to the degree of difficulty for any of the five Best Actor nominees. Daniel Day-Lewis had to give the performance he gave in Lincoln to win–Jennifer Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook, in which she did what a professional actress is supposed to be able to do. Colin Firth/Natalie Portman. Phil Hoffman had to transform himself into Truman Capote while Julia Roberts won for being brassy in Erin Brockovich. Sandra Bullock won for ‘The Blind Side’ and Al Pacino lost for both Godfather movies. <b>Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren’t that many tour-de-force roles out there for women.</b>”October 20, 2021 at 3:27 am #1204527812
I saw the Dune trailer and why is it high in the predictions center for things like Production Design? It looked quite UGLY to me.
As a matter of fact, the Production Design is inspired in part by brutalist architecture, which some people, not knowing much about history of art, call “ugly buildings”. The amount of research needed to build a world that it’s thousand of years into the future but still has meaningful connections to the present day is just fascinating and flawless in the movie. It’s probably winning production design.October 19, 2021 at 12:22 pm #1204526875
Javier Bardem as a party crasher would be fun!October 19, 2021 at 6:48 am #1204526125
Battle of the redheads between Lucille Ball and Tammy Faye!October 19, 2021 at 6:37 am #1204526092
First official teaser trailer for Being the Ricardos:
This looks like a crowd pleaser!October 18, 2021 at 1:54 pm #1204525041
Branagh in 2019 after “Roma” almost won BP…October 18, 2021 at 11:38 am #1204524830
I agree about “The Lost Daughter” as a possible 9th or 10th spot in BP. I think that the allure of an Elena Ferrante adaptation should not be underestimated. Americans love her and respect her (even more than Italians to be honest). Plus, watching the trailer I realized that the European setting will encourage more people to watch the movie out of curiosity.October 18, 2021 at 11:22 am #1204524792
There’s a huge difference between a studio movie that likely cost 100M $ (“The Last Duel”) and an arthouse independent movie that cost 5.7M $ (“Titane”). The first desperately needs box office success, the latter does not necessarily (and it was financed by European cultural institutions).October 18, 2021 at 3:39 am #1204523892
Anyone else feeling that there’s a possibility for Red Rocket to be a lone Screenplay nominee? I haven’t seen it, but it seems to me like the type of movie the writers’ branch would throw in because of its unique characters/story or bold/quirky/bizarre presentation. It also helps that Sean Baker has garnered a good amount of respect over the last few years since Tangerine and The Florida Project, something that likely helped similar indie filmmakers like Mike Mills and Paul Schrader get their first nominations (also Derek Cianfrance considering his story credit on Sound of Metal).
I had “Red Rocket” as a lone screenplay nominee in like August, but then I saw that nobody was making this prediction and I let it go.