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In Reply to: RE: 2020 Oscars Thread posted by RGA on January 13, 2020 at 22:34:24
and I'd have to say Phoenix is a (clown) shoe-in for BA.
So that will be THREE great Joker portrayals and a golden guy for each.
He was absolutely mesmerizing and brilliantly realistic and the director was smart enough to just follow that.
It was a much better film than I thought it might be too - smart, tight, and a very serious social commentary.
Of the others, I've seen "The Irishman", "Marriage Story" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".
They were all very good (with a LOT of great acting) but "The Irishman" is the only one I would enjoy seeing again any time soon.
So, that would be my favorite so far.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure
I'll have to give Irishman another try, as it started out too much like every other Sorcese Mafia film. They're nice, but more of the same after a while IMO.
I liked the Joker a lot, too. I thought it was brilliant. Hey, it's not going to be realistic, give me a break, it's a completely over-the-top fictional character to begin with!
1. It's TOO long!
2. I am sick of Scorsese's fascination with the Mafia...I almost wish someone would make HIM disappear so I don't have to bear yet another mob movie from him AND as other's have pointed out he has made this genre of movie before and MUCH better!
3. The old to young makeup NEVER works! Whereas the young to old is ALWAY more believable think Gary Oldman in Dracula or Kate Nelligan in The Prince Of Tides....
4. I feel like I have seen this performance by Pacino before, only he was in a uniform....boring!
I did stick through it to the end, but when the credits rolled I felt like I had just wasted my time! IF it wins ANY awards it should be for tedious and LONG!
I much prefer Scorsese when he steps away from his comfort zone... New York, New York, The Aviator and The Age Of Innocence....
Wolf of Wallstreet was a hoot.
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