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Quote from: SonicMan46 on January 27, 2023, 08:14:10 AMOscar Nominations for Best Film - any interest? .... 10 films listed (Source) along w/ their producers..... The ones watched so far are The Banshees... (turned off); The Fabelmans (last night on Apple TV - enjoyed but not up to 'Best Movie' standards); All Quiet Western Front (also enjoyed - but the Ayres 1930 film still a favorite); and Tár (Cate Blanchett as a female conductor - we got bored and turned off - others in the forum may like?)..............QuoteTop Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer, Christopher McQuarrie, ...Women Talking - Frances McDormand, Dede Gardner, Jeremy KleinerEverything Everywhere All at Once* - Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan WangThe Banshees of Inisherin - Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Peter CzerninTriangle of Sadness - Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe BoberThe Fabelmans - Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko KriegerAll Quiet on the Western Front - Malte GrunertAvatar: The Way of Water - James Cameron, Jon LandauElvis - Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, ...Tár - Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert
QuoteTop Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer, Christopher McQuarrie, ...Women Talking - Frances McDormand, Dede Gardner, Jeremy KleinerEverything Everywhere All at Once* - Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan WangThe Banshees of Inisherin - Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Peter CzerninTriangle of Sadness - Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe BoberThe Fabelmans - Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko KriegerAll Quiet on the Western Front - Malte GrunertAvatar: The Way of Water - James Cameron, Jon LandauElvis - Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, ...Tár - Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert
Quote from: SimonNZ on January 28, 2023, 05:55:49 PMOn tv last night:Seen this a couple of times before, but its lots of fun so got hooked again.
Quote from: 71 dB on January 28, 2023, 02:09:16 AMI have come to the conclusion that awarding art is pointless. What is the point of awarding something that is very subjective? My favourite movies include big Oscar winners and movies that didn't get a single Oscar nomination. Most movies that have won many Oscars don't interest me at all or have been mediocre movies for me. I have my taste and it dictates what movies I like the best. Oscar winners are chosen by people with vastly different taste from my taste. I stopped caring about Oscars in the 90's. For me it only matters what I think about a movie myself.Stop awarding things! It doesn't make sense! Instead give people chance to find their OWN favourites and admit any movie has value to people who enjoy them. I am sick and tired of the need to divide everything into winners and losers.The only Oscars that make any sense are those in technical categories like special effects/sound/etc. Those things are somewhat objective, but what is the point awarding best special effects? Didn't everyone see with their own eyes Jurassic Park had the best effects in 1993?Of the list of best movie nominees I am VERY interested of The Fabelmans because I am a Spielberg fan and I expect to enjoy the movie a lot (premier in Finland Feb. 17). I have heard tons of praise for Everything Everywhere All at Once. I may check it out at some point. The other movies on the list do not interest me. I am interested of Insidious 5 that comes out in the summer, a movie that could never get Oscar nominations, but something I enjoy a liot.I wouldn't object The Fabelmans winning the Oscar, but I think Everything Everywhere All at Once will win. It is clearly the "chosen one" this time around.
Quote from: Madiel on January 29, 2023, 01:29:57 AMHow do you propose people find their own favourites?
Quote from: Madiel on January 29, 2023, 01:29:57 AMBecause how do people find out about films and choose to watch them? If you prevent human beings telling you which films they think are good, you're just going to leave it to algorithms.
Quote from: Madiel on January 29, 2023, 01:29:57 AMEither that or alphabetic listings and every damn film is going to have a title starting with aardvark.
Quote from: Madiel on January 29, 2023, 01:29:57 AMI'll be seeing Banshees of Inisherin tomorrow. Why? Well in large part because other people keep communicating positive information about it. Including nominating it for awards. How dare they.
Quote from: Madiel on January 29, 2023, 01:29:57 AMPeople often cite the fact that art is subjective, but then make the error of thinking this means the probability of different people liking or disliking the same art is completely random.
QuoteSeven Men from Now (1956)The Tall T (1957)Decision at Sundown (1957)Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)Ride Lonesome (1959)Westbound (1959)Comanche Station (1960) (Source)
Quote from: Madiel on January 29, 2023, 11:29:20 PMAs flagged previously, I went and saw The Banshees of Inisherin today.Gorgeously shot and very well acted. But so very bleak. I had expected the balance of blackness and comedy to be a bit more even than it was. There were definitely some jokes in there (and some very funny ones at that), but one of the film's themes is depression/despair, and there was plenty of that to go around.
Quote from: Brian on November 30, 2022, 06:56:25 AMSaw the new "Knives Out" mystery in theaters on the big screen, before it moves to Netflix. It certainly was a nice big screen experience because of the lavish setting in a Greek luxury resort. Lots of beautiful landscapes and beautiful people.Very entertaining movie, too. Benoit Blanc, our Foghorn-Leghorn-sounding detective hero, is summoned to a murder mystery dinner party vacation being thrown by Edward Norton, who straightforwardly portrays Elon Musk (thankfully without trying the accent). There's a lot of satiric bite here, as Musk's buddies/the suspects are a men's rights YouTuber (Dave Bautista), a bought-and-paid-for lefty politician (Kathryn Hahn), a washed-up model who keeps blurting racist things and getting canceled (Kate Moss), and a scientist yes-man at Tesla who keeps approving unsafe products to save his job (Leslie Odom Jr.).Too much satire, not enough mystery? You could say that, especially since Musk's basic character/behavior end up providing a clue. But whatever. Don't carp. It's a load of fun watching all these actors ham it up and revel in their goofy characters. Baustista in particular is a total joy, wandering around with a loaded gun on or in his underpants. Plus you get Janelle Monae as the real company founder who got Winklevoss'd out without a penny, but who has returned with a secret. And Daniel Craig is having the time of his life as Blanc. He looks old here, but in a sweet, almost grandfatherly way. No wonder he was ready to give up Bond.I don't think I should spoil the many cameos, which are great fun (and vehicles for jokes, not just stunt casting), but it is a particular pleasure to watch Kate Moss puzzle over a J.S. Bach tune, only for Yo-Yo Ma himself to show up and provide expert advice.Longer than the first Knives Out, and maybe less satisfying as a mystery, but more fun as a goofy popcorn movie spectacle. The time flew. It's almost worth watching for the costumes alone. Netflix also spent probably 10% of the budget on forgeries of classic paintings (early on Blanc mentions a Matisse in the bathroom, and in good time, we get to see it).My one complaint is that there are too many musical cues, so many that they sometimes rear-end each other like bumper cars.
Quote from: VonStupp on January 21, 2023, 03:35:15 AMI spent this movie trying to think of who Pierce Brosnan reminded me of. I think it was Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 31, 2023, 03:51:09 PMTangentially, a phrase I just heard in a podcast: Like watching Boogie Nights with your mom.
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