Can't speak to Best Actress, but I loved the reaction from a host on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour that said something along the lines of every few years, a picture like Crash is named Best Picture. This year, it was Green Book.Ian, what did you think of the winners overall?
As I mentioned I was surprised at the picks for Best Actress and Best Picture.
I can't disagree with you there. "End Game" was a wonderful conclusion to the first installment of the MCU.It definitely made me say whoa.
Marvel still owns the movies for this year though.
Well you'll get it. The next MCU/DCEU film won't be out until February 2020 when Birds of Prey comes out. Disney only has two dates for Marvel films to be released in 2020, one of which will likely be Black Widow which it looks like will come out in May 2020.Admittedly, I enjoyed "Spider-Man: Far From Home," but I really could have used an extended break after "End Game."
I was going to see it this morning for the early show, but the projector wasn't connecting to the server. I plan to see it soon!Saw Knives Out. VVG film. Had pretty high expectations. It exceeded them. Closing track of the Stones Sweet Virginia was the perfect capper for me.
Haha, thank you for your interest in my take! I'll make a general prediction that there will be no single film that cleans house with multiple award wins (i.e., 3+ of the major categories).Incidentally, Ian with the Oscar nominations coming out tomorrow, I'd be interested to get your take on the nominations once they are released.
While I get what you're saying, I think you'll have a different feeling with 1917.And while I haven't seen it yet, given my relationship with war-themed films, there is a strong chance I will appreciate the quality of 1917, but not enjoy it. I had a similar feeling before seeing Dunkirk which proved to be true.
It felt like work watching it. Overall, it was a good story (and the acting was great too), but they could've cut a good hour out and lost nothing other than a little character development.Can someone help me understand the critical praise The Irishman has received? I feel like I'm missing something significant, because I was whelmed at best.
I know someone who went to see it in the theaters and said they had to watch the entire film without any intermission. For a movie that's nearly 3 1/2 hours long, that's surprising. Granted, I'm also someone who sat through Avengers: Endgame, which ran right at 3 hours, and there wasn't an intermission for that one either.It felt like work watching it. Overall, it was a good story (and the acting was great too), but they could've cut a good hour out and lost nothing other than a little character development.
It was a film I've seen a dozen times before, three of which were already directed by Scorsese (Mean Streets, Casino, Goodfellas). On top of that, Scorsese's heavy use of digital age-reversing for most of its characters seemed quite hypocritical of him given his recent critical commentary on modern cinema. His last film, Silence, was nearly a three hour run time, but had much better pacing and felt like it was a story worth telling.It felt like work watching it. Overall, it was a good story (and the acting was great too), but they could've cut a good hour out and lost nothing other than a little character development.