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October 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm #1203813737
I also agree with the other poster about Funny Games.
I actually forgot about Funny Games. That one actually made me more purely, physically uncomfortable than Salò. (I haven’t seen Haneke’s English-language remake though.) Eerie how three of the four principal actors are now dead, all relatively young.October 31, 2020 at 3:33 pm #1203813728
In my opinion, Raw, Irreversible, and Climax should not be compared to A Serbian Film, Salo, or Cannibal Holocaust. They’re very well made artistic films, whereas I would call those others exploitative bordering on torture porn. But if you do not like anxiety and turmoil, definitely continue to avoid Raw, Irreversible, and Climax.
Salò is most certainly not exploitative or torture porn. The way it is shot surveys the events depicted at a certain distance, whether or not you find merit in how it explores fascism and authoritarianism.October 31, 2020 at 9:09 am #1203813014
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò, or the 120 Days of SodomOctober 31, 2020 at 4:52 am #1203812712
Guess IMDb needs an update then!
It should still be eligible for BAFTA considering they’ve frequently nominated films released in February one or two weeks before the ceremony.October 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203811925
If you’re telling me that Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzales Innartu, and Guillermo Del Toro are white than I really don’t know what to say to you.
Google White Latin Americans.
Frankly, the parameters of what we consider to be different racial groups are becoming increasingly blurred and will eventually be obsolete; however, Latino is properly considered an ethnicity, not a race, and those with a preponderance of European ancestry or a pale complexion are usually considered to be white within Latin American countries, especially as the whiteness often comes with a whole set of class and economic privileges there just as in the US. Just remember the racist comments by certain right-wing Mexicans when the indigenous Yalitza Aparicio was nominated.
So yes, I cannot look at Cuarón or del Toro and seriously consider them non-white.October 30, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203811721
What’s sending me the most is the names aren’t even on the correct actress.
This is a frequent problem. Stars who are contracted for top billing always have their name go on the left as it’s assumed people will automatically read any text from left to right; problem is, poster artists and photographers have their own ideas for whose image should go where, so we get these messes.
An easy solution would be to have the top-billed name(s) in a bigger font wherever they were positioned on the poster, but this genius idea doesn’t seem to have gained much traction.October 30, 2020 at 9:54 am #1203811337
The Academy won’t feel any urgency to reward a POC in Best Director when a minority of last decade’s Best Director winners were white.
No they weren’t. Mexican/Latino does not automatically equal POC.
Fincher has the more praised direction based on early reactions
He does?October 29, 2020 at 4:51 am #1203809068
Also I think [Ahmed] unfortunately might end up being used a “token” this year. The narrative for the first Muslim actor to win either Lead category is one that shouldn’t be underestimated and if Trump gets back in it could end up being an even stronger one.
I think you overestimate the willingness of the Academy to create narratives like this.October 28, 2020 at 1:26 pm #1203808147
What’s truly hilarious is how it’s not only an Oscar nominated film, but there’s a lot of people who say that the Adapted Screenplay nod wasn’t enough and that it should’ve gotten into Lead Actor as well.
Baron Cohen actually (deservedly) won LAFCA for Borat, tied with Forest Whitaker. I hope Maria Bakalova can accomplish the same.October 28, 2020 at 1:12 pm #1203808131
Lead acting nominations for foreign-language performances are fairly routine when they have a good distributor, especially if they’ve won a festival award. Besides, Adjani was a previous nominee with The Story of Adele H (up to that point the youngest ever Best Actress nominee). There is really nothing irregular about this nomination.October 28, 2020 at 8:12 am #1203807513
Literally no one speaks like that in real life. No one. That line is movie-speak at it’s absolute worst.
My life experience has taught me that real-life dialogue can sometimes be more weirdly specific and unrelatable than movie dialogue. True, attempts to recapture that can seem jarring on film, especially if it doesn’t mesh with the overall tone, but my point is, for all I know this person really did say this. I’d be interested to know if it’s in the book.
Anyway, that’s all I have to say about the matter.October 28, 2020 at 5:33 am #1203807368
Scott Feinberg has just revealed his first forecast this season and Charles Dance is not in his top 12 supporting actors contenders. And since none of his Mank predictions – Dance included – is in the “Still to see” section, he’s already seen the movie (which btw is his frontrunner for Picture and Director). Só probably Dance is not that great in it.
Here it is:
He also has Kingsley Ben-Adir listed in supporting along with Leslie Odom Jr. (and not even in the top five?!) Interesting.