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 on: February 12, 2019, 02:33:34 AM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Matt

It looks like Rami Malek is going to win Best Actor, since he's won many of the precursor awards. I haven't seen "Bohemian Rhapsody," so I can't comment on if that's deserved or not.

This is the only nominated performance I've seen, so it wouldn't make sense for me to post about how he deserves to win -- however, it was an awesome performance, and he really "became" Freddie Mercury.

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 on: February 11, 2019, 07:22:21 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by honkytonkman
This is what I have read of most beautiful about "The Mule" in Les Cahiers du Cinéma . This is wrote by Vincent Malausa :

 "Les scènes de danse et les scènes de chant (avec la voiture transformée en juke-box amoureux enchaînant vieux classiques et tubes de crooner) rythment le film, et cette idée de la danse et du chant comme scansions d'un corps libéré de son poids et de sa hantise de la mort trouve son acmé lors de 2 séquences inouïes : celle effarante de légèreté et de liberté qui voit le vieillard se laisser entraîner par deux prostituées dans une nuit d'ivresse, et celle qui transforme un peu plus tard, lors d'une cérémonie de mise à mort digne des plus grands mélodrames de l'auteur, la plainte de sa femme malade en une sorte de chant d'oiseau terrassant d'émotion. Le lyrisme de l'œuvre du cinéaste a toujours tenu dans cet écart entre légèreté et tragédie, petits films et grands films, fragilité du vivant et dureté du mythe et de la mémoire. "La Mule" redéploie l'enjeu métaphysique du lyrisme eastwoodien dans les limites de ce corps dont on ne sait, d'une séquence à l'autre de ce film qui tient moins de la boucle bouclée que de la parenthèse enchantée, s'il jouit de sa fin ou de sa renaissance, de sa précarité assumée ou de sa jeunesse retrouvée  un peu comme s'il se tenait posté sur la frontière invisible départageant sa terrible fragilité et sa prodigieuse vitalité mythologique."


Translation :

"The dance scenes and the singing scenes (with the car turned into a love jukebox linking old classics and crooner's hits) punctuate the film, and this idea of ​​dancing and singing as scansions of a body freed from its weight and its obsession with death finds its acme in two unprecedented sequences: the frightening lightness and freedom that sees the old man let himself be dragged by two prostitutes in a night of drunkenness, and the one who transforms a little later, during a killing ceremony worthy of the greatest melodramas of the author, the complaint of his sick wife in a sort of bird song overwhelming with emotion.The lyricism of the work of the filmmaker has always held in this gap between lightness and tragedy, small films and great films, fragility of the living and harshness of myth and memory. "The Mule" deploys the metaphysical issue of Eastwood lyricism within the limits of this body of which we do not know. from a sequence to another of this film, which is less about the loop than an enchanted parenthesis, whether it enjoys its end or its rebirth, its assumed precariousness or its youth refound a little as if it were standing on the invisible frontier separating its terrible fragility and its prodigious mythological vitality. "

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 on: February 11, 2019, 03:43:43 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by AKA23
I think for Best Picture, it's probably between "Roma" and "Green Book," but KC is right that the precursor awards have been all over the place. Alfonso Cuaron won the Director's Guild Award, so he's likely going to win the Best Director award, as that's a pretty strong precursor for the Oscar.

It looks like Rami Malek is going to win Best Actor, since he's won many of the precursor awards. I haven't seen "Bohemian Rhapsody," so I can't comment on if that's deserved or not.

"Green Book" won the Producer's Guild Award, so that may be a slight favorite, but "Roma" is right on its heels. I think since "Roma" is a Netflix movie, and some of the Academy membership don't think Netflix is on par with theatrical viewing, I'd be surprised to see it win. But, I think it's seen as more of an artistic achievement than "Green Book", and "Green Book" is getting criticized for being a "white savior" movie, so depending on how widespread that overblown concern is, that controversy may prevent it from winning. To me, "Green Book" is about friendship and racial reconciliation, but what do I know? Since Best Picture is awarded by a preferential ballot system, any controversy at all can prevent a win. 

Remember, the Oscars, especially recently, isn't really about what is the best film. It's also about politics, and which social/values statement the Academy wants to send with its vote. That's arguably why "Black Panther" was nominated at all, and why "Green Book" could be defeated, even though, in most other years, it would be the consensus choice.   

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 on: February 11, 2019, 07:59:34 AM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by KC
I don't think there's an odds-on favorite (no pun intended) for Best Picture. The other major awards have been sort of all over the place.

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 on: February 11, 2019, 06:15:25 AM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Doug
But I'm more interested in the best animated feature film. I've seen all of those except for Mirai. I could see either Incredibles 2 or Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse taking that one.

I'm rooting for Isle of Dogs. I took my five year old daughter to Ralph Breaks the Internet, which she liked, The Incredibles 2, which she hasn't mentioned since, and Isle of Dogs, and she's obsessed with the movie. She's seen it five times or more, and in fact on Sunday we watched it again at her request. So she's rooting for Isle of Dogs too.

What's supposed to win Best Picture? Green Book? I haven't seen it but a friend at work really liked it, and he usually likes action movies.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 10:06:48 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by KC
Of the Best Picture nominees, I've only seen Roma. I really liked it, but I don't suppose it has much of a chance. Has a foreign-language film ever won Best Picture? Besides, this one is distributed by Netflix (a strike against it in purists' eyes) and has had a rather limited release in theaters (where I saw it, and where I think it probably is seen to its best advantage). But I heard it just won the BAFTA for Best Film (and Cuarón got the award for Best Director, as well), so ... who knows.

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 on: February 10, 2019, 09:59:19 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by KC
I see most French critics give it the equivalent of four or five stars:

http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm-262272/critiques/presse/

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 on: February 10, 2019, 09:53:38 PM 
Started by KC - Last post by KC
Clint did the cover of French magazine Les Cahiers du Cinéma in the issue of February 2019.
This is the first time since the issue of January 2012 for J. Edgar.
Some good articles are written about The Mule.
The review is very positive.

https://www.cahiersducinema.com



Very nice!


 29 
 on: February 10, 2019, 05:41:11 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by AKA23
Of the Best Picture nominees, I've seen "Black Panther", "Black KKKlansman", "Green Book", "Vice", and "A Star Is Born." Of these, I thought that "A Star Is Born" was the most fully realized movie, especially given that it was directed by Bradley Cooper, who was a first-time director. However, since it was a remake of an older film that had been remade many times before, I wouldn't vote for it for Best Picture, because I think it winning would set a bad precedent. Of the remaining films, I really didn't like "Black Panther" or "Vice". I thought "Green Book" was the second best, so I'd likely vote for that for Best Picture.

In terms of the acting nominees, I've seen 3 of the Best Actor nominees and 3 of the Best Actress nominees. The best of the actress nominees was far and away Glenn Close for "The Wife", and I think she's likely going to win at the Oscars, as I believe she's been nominated 6 times before and never won.

Of the 3 Best Actor nominees, Christian Bale's was the most transformative, so even though I didn't like "Vice," I think I might vote for him. In terms of the supporting actor nominees, I've seen all of them, but don't really have a favorite. In terms of the supporting actress nominees, I've only seen Amy Adams performance in "Vice." I'd love for Amy Adams to win an Oscar, but her performance wasn't really anything spectacular. She's given much better performances in much better films.

Holden, over to you! Hope he posts! I'd also love to hear what he thought of "The Mule".  :coolsmiley:

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 on: February 10, 2019, 05:26:37 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Christopher
Of the best picture nominees I've only seen Black Panther and BlackkKlansmen. I like both. But I'm more interested in the best animated feature film. I've seen all of those except for Mirai. I could see either Incredibles 2 or Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse taking that one.

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