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Oscar Bait 2022 - 2023

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by Jwentz, Apr 11, 2022.

  1. What in the 90s mediocre TV movie is The Son? It makes a complete caricature of teenage depression for the sake of cheap, Oscar-baity melodrama. Aided no less by Zen McGrath, a budget Timmy, being capable of hardly anything beyond 2 facial expressions. I am not very familiar with Florian Zeller's work but I am puzzled how the people behind The Father could have dropped the ball so easily.
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  2. I can’t wait to not watch The Son.
  3. She Said absolutely bombing… it’s almost like critics propping up ‘important’ films never works!
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  4. LTG


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  5. It’s so mad, because ‘The Menu’ is exactly my sort of movie on paper, but I just found it a bit blah. Like a less good ‘Ready or Not’ based around food. I thought the comedy was well executed. But I feel like Anya Taylor Joy plays herself in every movie. Miss Flo, she is not. She doesn’t have the range.
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  6. Aftersun is lovely and interesting. Great filmmaking but a bit too understated for American awards. Will do well at the BAFTAs though, I imagine.
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  7. I could not have loved The Menu more. Truly the year’s best comedy; I found myself laughing or hollering at almost every moment, the twists kept me gagged, and the entire winning cast understood the camp-packed assignment. I really had no clue how they would wrap it up, and I appreciate that they leaned into the ridiculousness of the entire thing. One of the most abashedly fun films I’ve seen in ages.
  8. I kept waiting for something to happen and then it just … didn’t. I thought it was building to something, but it wasn’t. It really just was 90 mins of people on holiday.
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  9. LTG


    Indie Spirit noms:

  10. rdp


    ...Jamie Lee Curtis?

    Haven't got the chance to watch Bones & All yet but I'm happy for the attention Taylor Russell has been getting
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    Beloved elder stateswoman who put in a solid performance in one of their favourite films of the year? Especially when they have the breakthrough category they can recognise Hsu in too.
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    Eh the only ones I'd highlight from the film were Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan really, Hsu was kinda... bad when she had to play the campy villain and Curtis barely has a character
  13. Frankie Corio takeover starts now.
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  14. Happy to see the Pearl and Bodies Bodies Bodies recognition, and knew Everything Everywhere All At Once would dominate. Also, I need to see Bones and All ASAP.
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  15. Just booked my third viewing of Bones & All. I am obsessed. Go and see it asap!
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  16. I've got Glass Onion, She Said and Bones and All booked between tomorrow and Friday night.
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  17. What these nominating bodies don’t understand is these joint categories just look unorganized and superfluous instead of tight and elevating of select performances.
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  18. Watched The Fabelmans last night and loved it. It's very sentimental (sometimes to a fault) and a bit too long, but Williams, Dano and Rogen all managed to break my heart in different ways. The young cast is also great but of course Gabriel LaBelle is the one who really holds the whole movie together.

    The movie just feels alive, there's no other way to describe it. The camera work, the score, the genuine joy and pain in it. There are three specific scenes I cannot stop thinking about:
    1. The scene where the parents are telling the kids about the divorce and there's a split second where you see Sammy picturing himself filming his family's devestation.

    2. The entire sequence at prom, particularly the reactions to Sammy's ditch day picture and the final conversation with his bully.

    3. The big David Lynch cameo and that visual gag at the end. Might be my second favorite closing shot of the year (the final shot in Tár is my number one).
  19. Dale Dickey, yes! A Love Song is one of two hidden gems this year alongside Montana Story. Bleecker continuing to drop the ball in promotion and awards campaigning for the second year in a row. I can at least be glad Spirit recognized someone from one of them!
  20. Love Dale Dickey! She always get typecast but boy, she can deliver.
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