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In Reply to: RE: I think you've mischaracterized PotD posted by Steve O on March 22, 2022 at 20:17:28
While I get this - I was not terribly convinced by Phil as being a bad enough guy to have killed. But I could give that Peter felt that Phil was enough of a threat or blamed, in large part, for Rose's descent into alcoholism. It just felt more or less flat to me and overlong with few payoffs.
I think Kareem Abdul Jabbar hit the nail on the head for me
The 3 Most Disappointing Movies of 2021 Are Best Picture Nominees!
"Nominating this movie as Best Picture seems more like the Academy virtue signalling than sticking to their mandate to reward exceptional and innovative films."
For me that is the crux - there was nothing new - not thematically, nor visually, nor was it exceptional in any way.
Edits: 03/23/22Follow Ups:
It's all so personal and even political these days. One of my favorites this year was "Red Rocket". The whole thing was a hoot. Manipulation upon manipulation. Not a word about it here or most places.
Edit: Surprised you reference Kareem's review of PotD. Not exactly insightful. Clearly, his movie reviewing expertise is limited.
Kareem writes more eloquently on other topics. More detail would help.
I agree with you on Red Rocket - it's a cut above most of the films nominated but the subject matter usually kills films like this.
It's funny but when I moved into my flat here in Hong Kong - my neighbour was much like this talking about moving to HK because a gang was after him back in Australia and that he used to be a cop - well my friend is from Australia and was listening to this guy and told me his facts were all wrong that one gang wasn't even in that area of the country.
It's so odd to meet people who are perpetual liars who pump themselves up in odd ways to make themselves sound dangerous or interesting. He was a bit shakey too and a rather heavy drinker - glad he moved away.
Red Rocket isn't a great advertisement for Texas - LOL.
But I enjoyed the movie - if it were nominated I'd probably rank it at least 3rd. Moreover, one could definitely make the case for Simon Rex being nominated for best actor.
These awards, to be fair, are so tough too because how do you compare a film with the subject matter of a Red Rocket or Titane with the subject matter of a CODA or Drive My Car? Some movies have likeable characters and families like CODA and others are complete and utter trainwrecks like Red Rocket.
I just hate it when they nominate crap like Dune where the best character in the film is the giant worm and you want it to eat the writer.
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