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May 17, 2021 at 5:36 am #1204258153
The problem with a movie depending on a Box Office aside from the critics reactions are sooo hard. It is like climbing a Mt. Everest for Last Night in Soho to even have a chance. That’s because of the film’s premise, a psychological thriller/horror is not an Oscar friendly.
Exactly. It’s the same thing Get Out had to do a few years ago, and Get Out had an even worse release date. It’s been done, it’s just unlikely.May 16, 2021 at 3:32 pm #1204257635
They may be making the wrong call, but right now the only info we have is that they’ve seen the movie and have chosen it as their main Oscar play. For all we know Branagh actually nailed it.
Soho is definitely more of a crowd-backed movie: it’ll need to kill at the box office and get popular support if it’s going to be an Oscar player, they probably don’t want to risk making a campaign for a movie that won’t happen so they’ll wait and see if they can shift gears if Soho takes off.May 16, 2021 at 6:13 am #1204257126
Why is Maestro expected to do so well? Bradley Cooper is a mediocre director imo. I could only predict Mulligan to be nominated before the reviews.
He’s directed one movie, and that one movie got eight Oscar nominations. Opinions about his quality are subjective, the hard facts are in the history. Until we hear otherwise it’s safe to assume Maestro will be in the conversation.May 12, 2021 at 6:03 pm #1204252890
Fargo (1996) – This movie is virtually flawless. One of my all-time favorites.
The Lighthouse (2019) – This kind of movie isn’t really my thing. It looks great, the direction and performances are good (I felt like Pattinson was a little weak sometimes, but he was certainly committed). I’m just not a huge fan of these kind of mystery-box video essay type movies.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – I’m a Wes Anderson fan, but my fandom has always been incomplete because I’ve never seen this movie (weird, right?). Anyway, I finally got around to it, and it’s pretty good. Not a flawless masterpiece or anything like that, but very stylish and enjoyable.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – After watching Moonrise Kingdom I had to revisit one of my favorites, and this one holds up. In fact, I’d call it perfect. I might have even enjoyed it more this time than the last time I watched it, which was 4 or 5 years ago at this point. It’s a brilliant movie. Watching it probably set my hopes too high for The French Dispatch, but it’s worth it to see this again.May 10, 2021 at 7:33 am #1204249090
I’m also interested in how his role being similar to his role in ASIB, which received acclaim and earned him an Oscar nomination, rules out him getting nominated for Nightmare Alley. Actors get nominated all the time for playing the same/similar characters really well.May 7, 2021 at 6:47 am #1204245747
Not sure how it will pan out but I think the clips we’ve seen make a lot more sense if the vibe of the movie is over-the-top and silly (they’re definitely making fun of these people). The idea kind of reminds me of I, Tonya more than Wolf of Wall Street. It could end up good or bad, but I don’t hate the concept.May 6, 2021 at 8:01 am #1204244649
Watched several movies in the past week or two, catching up on old classics and some animated movies from this year.
Silence of the Lambs (1991) – After Hopkins’ win I had to revisit his first. A really incredible movie, fantastic performances all-around. The end sequence (in the house, when the lights go off) is just a little silly to me, but that’s not a huge flaw.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) – Solid animated movie. Really fun all the way through. Not every joke lands, not every line delivery is great, but I very much enjoyed it. The animation is very fun.
Moonstruck (1987) – I had never seen this movie, but it’s been on my list. Cher and Olympia Dukakis are great, most of the rest of the cast is as well. The story’s pretty good and it’s pretty funny. Nic Cage varies between being good and being… not as good. The end scene is hilarious.
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) – Very beautiful movie but very obvious the whole way through. Great voice work from Kelly Marie Tran, and I was surprised by how much I liked Awkwafina’s work. Pretty standard stuff, felt a little lacking in terms of surprises and originality. Wish it could have been more because the concept was there, but I didn’t hate it.May 6, 2021 at 7:49 am #1204244640
Has any actor who had not received an Oscar nomination prior to joining the MCU received one since joining the MCU?
ScarJo and Chadwick Boseman, off the top of my head, if you’re only counting actors who have major/continuing roles in the main series MCU. If you count one-off roles, Sam Rockwell would count. If you count MCU TV shows, Ruth Negga would be there (I think). There may be others, not sure.May 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm #1204243745
Trailer for Benedetta directed by Paul Verhoeven selected in Competition :
Virginie Efira could easily win the Best Actress Prize
If Verhoeven could direct Isabelle Huppert to an Oscar nomination for a French Cannes film, it’s possible a performance or two for this could pop up at the Oscars this year. Might be one to keep an eye on, especially with Charlotte Rampling involved.May 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm #1204239480
The only movie stars that can carry their projects today are Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Leo DiCaprio, and maybe Angelina Jolie, although she barely works anymore. Gaga is not a film star with 1 movie under her belt.
And the Rock. His movies flop less often than Cruise and Smith’s.April 15, 2021 at 11:21 am #1204202461
I use the ignore button pretty heavily on these boards, but when people quote people I’ve ignored I still see what that person said even though I definitely don’t want to see what that person has to say anymore. Is there any way to make it so that text from ignored users in quotes doesn’t show up, maybe just says “This quote is from an ignored user” or something like that?
Also, the ignore button doesn’t work on the mobile app, though to be honest most things don’t work on the mobile app.April 14, 2021 at 9:04 am #1204200160
This pathetic dismissal of Mank, a film that unlike many of these this year will actually hold up and grow in estimation over time, only because it’s directed by Fincher, an established white male filmmaker, please.
Publicists and agents shouldn’t be allowed to vote, they don’t know or understand anything about films.
If anyone ever talks about Mank after April 25 I’ll be shocked – it’s being dismissed because it’s pretty generic and forgettable, not because it’s from an established white male director. I have nothing against established white male directors and the Academy loves them (see: Mank’s 10 nominations), but the film just isn’t anything special.April 13, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1204198842
At end of the day the fact is: none of the 9 ballots we’ve seen so far(Awards Daily, Indiewire, La Times) went for Boseman. Most went for Hopkins, with some for Ahmed.
So we have 9 votes accounted for out of thousands. The anonoymous ballots truly mean nothing (especially when publishers cherry-pick which ballots they show for the most clicks). If Boseman loses, it doesn’t mean the anonymous voter ballots indicated anything.