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Old 02-23-2017, 05:36 PM   #201
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I am a Jackie fan as well. It's #11 or somewhere around there on my list. Pablo Larraín has made a bunch of movies I'm interested in, particularly No.
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It's a film that was always going to be divisive; not a traditional biopic in any way whatsoever, merely showing a traumatic event and its immediate/short-term aftermath.

The framing interview story was perhaps unnecessary and speaks to some kind of compromise; people who don't know anything (or enough) about Jackie and required those expository parts...the film really wasn't made for them. I occasionally wished Larrain had just gone all-in on the impressionistic stream-of-consciousness approach.

At any rate, I would have been happy had its festival buzz translated into more awards traction, but this was never going to be a mainstream Oscar player.

Portman really shouldn't have to compete with Stone, though. Who is charming but doesn't do anywhere near the level of work. Of course, Huppert is my preferred choice of the nominees, and if I was actually giving the award myself I'd be handing it to Bening. I really loved 20th Century Women and that's likely her career-best.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #203
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Get Out was awesome.
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I don't know how to feel about how much I enjoyed Florence Foster Jenkins
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:07 PM   #205
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:47 PM   #206
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I don't know how to feel about how much I enjoyed Florence Foster Jenkins
It was an enjoyable movie. Not "let's give ol' Mer another nom" enjoyable, but enjotable. I'm glad they made a movie of her story - I've always loved that FFJ was a thing that happened.
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It was an enjoyable movie. Not "let's give ol' Mer another nom" enjoyable, but enjotable. I'm glad they made a movie of her story - I've always loved that FFJ was a thing that happened.
I don't know, I thought she was brilliant. You would be a person I would imagine can appreciate how hard it must have been for her to sing that poorly.

I'm fairly convinced the world doesn't deserve Meryl Streep.
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:05 AM   #208
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Yeah, singing off key when one can actually sing isn't all that easy! ;-)

I haven't seen all the noms and their movies, but I still would've picked Amy Adams for a nom over Meryl.
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Ugh, don't remind me she didn't get nominated. Way better than Emma Stone.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:30 AM   #210
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Emma was awesome and deserved her nomination. If/when she wins tomorrow, I won't complain. I can't comment on Elle, as I haven't seen it yet, but this seemed like a strong batch of nominees to me.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:13 PM   #211
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I will cheer if Moonlight pulls off an upset, but I'm not holding my breath.

Haven't seen Moonlight yet (if I timed my Netflix mail correctly I should get it on Tuesday), but I love a good upset. And also, I maintain that La La Land wasn't all that.
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I just wanted to mention that this year I was able to see the Oscar Short films and Short Animated Films. Cinemark lied to me and did not show the documentary shorts as well, and I really need to see about getting a partial refund for that falseness, but I digress:

If you are able, please see La Femme et le TGV. It's wonderful, and really well made. I hope it wins tonight. I know that won't mean anything for its popularity, but at least it'll get some praise.

And for the animated shorts, while not nominated, the short features, "The Head Vanishes" is one of the most heart-wrenching animated films I have ever seen.
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Folks, believe the hype: Get Out is the real deal. One of the best comedies I think I've ever seen, certainly one of the most subversive. And also very effective as a horror movie.
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Folks, believe the hype: Get Out is the real deal. One of the best comedies I think I've ever seen, certainly one of the most subversive. And also very effective as a horror movie.
I was disappointed to find out it was a comedy. Does the humor take away from the horror at all?
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Oh god no. It's intense and creepy as hell. The frequent shifts between that and the comedy are seamless.
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It was a blast. Definitely creepy and horror on multiple levels, but also very funny. So glad my friend suggested seeing it yesterday.
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And whatever, I posted yesterday that it was worth the hype but nobody noticed. I SEE HOW IT IS 'ROUND THESE PARTS.
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excuse me as I try to get off the floor after seeing Janelle Monae.
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Folks, believe the hype: Get Out is the real deal. One of the best comedies I think I've ever seen, certainly one of the most subversive. And also very effective as a horror movie.
Certainly got better reviews than Flying Lotus' horror movie. Kuso is the grossest movie ever made
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Well now we can say the phrase: "Academy Award winning film Suicide Squad".
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