Box Office Films

#77
Ian, what did you think of the winners overall?

As I mentioned I was surprised at the picks for Best Actress and Best Picture.
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.
 
#78
Ordained Dudeist Priest
Johns Creek, GA
We've seen Green Book before, whether it's Driving Miss Daisy or The Defiant Ones or The Help or any other "white savior" movie. It was a well acted representation of a tried-and-true story, but what bugs me the most was that it wasn't a remotely visually interesting movie. I'd never try to lump one of the Farrelly brothers into auteur category, but this thing was so unnecessarily bland it made my eyes hurt.

IMO it should've been Roma by a landslide, but the industries fears of Netflix shut that down. Shoot, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs didn't even get a nomination.
 
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#79
Catching up on about a year's worth of films that I've desperately wanted to see.

Presently, Jordan Peele's "Us" is messing me up inside. This film is terrifying.
 
#80
Catching up on about a year's worth of films that I've desperately wanted to see.

Presently, Jordan Peele's "Us" is messing me up inside. This film is terrifying.
It definitely made me say whoa.

Marvel still owns the movies for this year though.
 
#81
It definitely made me say whoa.

Marvel still owns the movies for this year though.
I can't disagree with you there. "End Game" was a wonderful conclusion to the first installment of the MCU.

Admittedly, I enjoyed "Spider-Man: Far From Home," but I really could have used an extended break after "End Game."
 
#82
Admittedly, I enjoyed "Spider-Man: Far From Home," but I really could have used an extended break after "End Game."
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.
 
#83
Finally got around to seeing It: Chapter 2, and it was a far cry from the first installment in 2017.
 
#84
Caught Joker this weekend. I did enjoy the film overall, especially Phoenix's performance. I felt conflicted as I watched, finding myself feeling a sense of cognitive dissonance being energized as he engaged in antisocial behavior, while feeling empathic to his origin story.

Hoping to see Zombieland: Double Tap next weekend.
 
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#85
you feel me, dog?
Elmhurst
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.
 
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#86
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.
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!
 
#87
Thoughts on The Lighthouse? I saw it recently. A very tough film for the general public to swallow..... I really did enjoy it myself though. The acting was superb. When Pattinson was announced as the next Batman I was a bit disturbed. But I've recently seen him in High Life and Lighthouse and am starting to think it might work. The Tenet previews look very good also.