So far, rather unimpressed.
I saw this a while ago in theaters but I do remember loving it, the cinematography, the acting, writing, direction. So far my pick for best picture, and maybe director and original screenplay. Kinda wish Allison Williams was nominated for the scene when she’s talking straight faced on the phone even though she wouldn’t win.
It was ok. Really just felt like a documentary. Gary Oldman will probably win although I kind of wish Daniel Kaluuya would. The cinematography was pretty good. Really enjoyed Lily James. Definitely my pick to win makeup. That’s really all I could ever say about this movie. It just made me want to watch Dunkirk.
Pretty good! I enjoyed the nonlinear storytelling, but it ended up being a little too confusing and took away from the movie for me. Did enjoy the focus on heroism. I’d be fine with this winning any of the sound/production design awards. As a big Christopher Nolan fan, I’m a little disappointed to be honest.
Great depiction of that good old human condition. Identified so hard with everything Lady Bird did as a high schooler. Identified less with the mother daughter relationship but definitely recognize it in other families I know. Unfortunately, I knew about all the best jokes before the movie and I wish that Lady Bird was just a bit quirkier. Definitely enjoyable though. Huge Saoirse fan but she’s up against a lot of heavy hitters. Laurie Metcalf would definitely be my pick for supporting actress if my girl Allison Janney wasn’t nominated. I’d be fine with Greta winning best director but gain, heavy hitters.
Fuckin’ Phantom Thread
ooh boy. I was totally on board for this movie for about thirty minutes. It has really cool direction and cinematography, great acting, AMAZING SCORE. But God! What was the point?! It just kept dragging on and on and I just don’t get it. I’ve got the Filmspotting review of this queued up in my Podcasts app so maybe they can show me what I’m missing. I think this was probably a bad place for me to start with Paul Thomas Anderson. Definitely my pick for best score and costumes and I wouldn’t be upset with any cinematography awards.
To be continued…
Bonus: Intolerable Cruelty
I’ve been binging on ER like it’s my goddamn job for a couple of months and have been missing George Clooney since he left. Immediately was able to recognize this as a Coen brothers production. Super goofy and I loved it. THIS is the type of Coen brothers movie I can get behind. Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and this. Burn After Reading I just did not get. But this had the comedy feel of an old-timey movie like Singin’ in the Rain which George Clooney is just perfect for. Gene Kelly reincarnated. Or maybe Donald O’Connor. Or maybe both.