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Oscar VFX finalists:

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Aquaman
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Bumblebee
Christopher Robin
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dog
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Mortal Engines
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Paddington 2
A Quiet Place
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Welcome to Marwen

― I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:33 PM

To save Eric from himself. (These aren't finalists. Nominees are finalists.)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

oh, Kevin Hart is hosting?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

not anymore https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/arts/kevin-hart-homophobic-tweets.html

what a time to be alive

niels, Friday, 7 December 2018 09:41 (two months ago) Permalink

disney, wb, disney, disney, paramount, disney, wb, universal, disney, fox, universal, disney, paramount, universal, disney, wb, paramount, wb, disney, universal

disney keeping those animators of lousy cg employed. no sony.

adam the (abanana), Friday, 7 December 2018 10:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Cher or gtfo

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 7 December 2018 13:35 (two months ago) Permalink

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

Number None, Friday, 7 December 2018 14:57 (two months ago) Permalink

at least three of those vfx oscars noms aren't released yet afaict - does that usually happen?

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 December 2018 14:59 (two months ago) Permalink

don't think oscar noms usually happen before the end of the year

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:02 (two months ago) Permalink

not gonna lie, it would kinda rule if bumblebee won an oscar

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:06 (two months ago) Permalink

tbqh i think ive seen ~5 minutes of Mr Hart's work, and he may not be remotely funny

that is the shortlist from which 3-5 (?) VFX nominations will be drawn

the relevant branch has presumably seen all the year-end films before the unwashed masses do

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Kevin Hart is not funny in the slightest, he’s fucking terrible. Glad he’s not hosting for that reason alone.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Haddish or bust

big crime for a SPECIAL WHATEVER (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 December 2018 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah she'd probably be pretty good. so would someone like John Mulaney although maybe he's too weird.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Haddish and Maya Rudolph.

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:12 (two months ago) Permalink

no one wants to host the Oscars because it's a shit job, everyone either gets mad at you or says nothing if you did OK, it's a ton of work and clearly being the host is like running for President (or, does anyone at the Academy use Google?)

Dwayne Johnson seems like the obvious pick, he'd be a good host, but I'm sure they courted him months ago.

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:21 (two months ago) Permalink

also he is in every movie now

adam the (abanana), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:22 (two months ago) Permalink

consistently good too, he made Rampage bearable

Central Intelligence is really good, him and Hart work well together

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:26 (two months ago) Permalink

A Billy Crystal-style montage but with Dwayne Johnson

jmm, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

no one should host the Oscars. shit, just cancel the whole thing

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Mulaney or Haddish are best-case scenarios I think

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:39 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah they should just go with no host, helps with that fucking running time "problem"

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:17 (two months ago) Permalink

mulaney unfortunately very not funny

puppy bash (darraghmac), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

you are insane

maybe they should hire a non-comedian. Like some dour downer to host the entire thing without jokes. Noam Chomsky.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Mueller obv

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Morbz

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Žižek has been auditioning for this for well over a decade.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Morbz could complain about Apatow and Hillary the entire time

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:26 (two months ago) Permalink

all the bits are always terrible and they take up time, it's wild that they're going to cut some of the actual awards instead of shit like the tour bus being surreptitiously led to the front of the Kodak

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I'd second Mulaney, who made the best stand-up special that I saw this year, but a little too alt.comedy for the Oscars (while not at all the same thing, I'm thinking they learned their lesson with Seth MacFarlane).

Dwayne Johnson would be bearable.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:37 (two months ago) Permalink

lol Žižek

aphextriplet85 (mh), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Kroll & Mulaney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w2TBJd1Wvo

... (Eazy), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

that shit is fucking hysterical. the oscars would never let them do that.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Heidecker/Turkington doing their On Cinema bit

closed beta (NotEnough), Monday, 10 December 2018 10:18 (two months ago) Permalink

jordan peterson or gtfo

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 10:26 (two months ago) Permalink

heidecker/turkington hosting the oscars would be the cultural pinnacle of the united states of america

imago, Monday, 10 December 2018 10:34 (two months ago) Permalink

ok that I would watch

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/dec/11/oscars-consider-having-no-host-after-kevin-hart-quits

how about no ceremony too lol

Number None, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

i thought that kroll/mulaney was dreadful

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:22 (two months ago) Permalink

agree

brokenshire (jed_), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:25 (two months ago) Permalink

a grizzled Letterman wdn't fly after MeToo

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:10 (two months ago) Permalink

bring back Franco then

President Keyes, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I hear the oscars are struggling to find a host that can save the show so plz allow me to make a Humble Suggestion pic.twitter.com/6jXMpBLn3c

— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) December 11, 2018

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:46 (two months ago) Permalink

shortlists for shorts, documentary, foreign language film, makeup, song, score: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/91st-oscars-shortlists

here's foreign language film:
Colombia, “Birds of Passage”
Denmark, “The Guilty”
Germany, “Never Look Away”
Japan, “Shoplifters”
Kazakhstan, “Ayka”
Lebanon, “Capernaum”
Mexico, “Roma”
Poland, “Cold War”
South Korea, “Burning”

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:09 (two months ago) Permalink

isn't the absence of the Aretha doc Amazing Grace an upset? even given their fickle whims?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 12:34 (two months ago) Permalink

hoping the Coup make it in if only for the performance

no Mandy or Hereditary in the score shortlist is criminal

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:27 (two months ago) Permalink

no best doc nomination for They Shall Not Grow Old ?
that is insane.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:58 (two months ago) Permalink

That is one of the stronger fields of Foreign Language Films in a long time. Cold War, Burning, Roma and Shoplifters should all be nominated, hope The Guilty can get the final one.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:38 (two months ago) Permalink

wait was Transit not Germany's submission? madness.

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:41 (two months ago) Permalink

of course they were powerless to resist Teen Choice Awards nominee Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Transit didn't really have a chance for a nomination, though?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:00 (two months ago) Permalink

well Green Book would join the list of Best Pictures i will never see (Gump, Gladiator, Beautiful Mind)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:38 (yesterday) Permalink

covering '89-films to now, I've not seen Miss Daisy, Silence Of The Lambs, Schindler's List, Gump, Braveheart, The English Patient, Titanic, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Departed, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech, The Artist, 12 Years A Slave or Spotlight. There are two in there that I can imagine it's possible I'd ever see.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 18:48 (yesterday) Permalink

silence of the lambs and the departed are great. spotlight is good. Burn the rest

flappy bird, Friday, 22 February 2019 19:08 (yesterday) Permalink

spotlight is mediocre. artless. like a made for tv thing. no stellar performances either.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:13 (yesterday) Permalink

Silence is one of the maybes, if it was on a big screen as part of a Demme retrospective or s/t. I still feel I saw enough of it re-enacted by kids at school, let alone years of parodies, that I've basically watched it three times.

The Departed has DiCaprio and Nicholson and Wahlberg and Baldwin: even if it wasn't a remake of something I've seen, that's too much waddling masculinity in one movie. (DiCaprio alone is usually too much.)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:37 (yesterday) Permalink

covering '89-films to now, I've not seen Miss Daisy, Silence Of The Lambs, Schindler's List, Gump, Braveheart, The English Patient, Titanic, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Departed, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech, The Artist, 12 Years A Slave or Spotlight. There are two in there that I can imagine it's possible I'd ever see

Just out of morbid curiosity, you clicked on a thread with Oscars in the title why?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:44 (yesterday) Permalink

Silence Of The Lambs - great flick, it has a singularly creepy vibe to it that goes well beyond the Lecter scenes and has so much to do with Demme's skillful framing even in the most innocuous scenes.
Schindler's List - I still think this is pretty amazing when it's in its peak moments but Spielberg's corny moments towards the end are a bit cheap, and I'm not a fan of a couple of his suspenseful bits in the middle of the horror.
Gump - complete trash
Braveheart - great battle scenes, the best parts beyond those scenes involve Robert the Bruce and his dad. The rest of it is pretty dumb.
The English Patient - I think the performances are all good (Fiennes, Thomas, Binoche, Dafoe, Andrews, Firth) and it's better than its rep as the Fargo-trouncing Oscar bait would have you believe. It's not special or anything however...
Titanic - Good spectacle, decent structure, bad script.
Gladiator - mostly awful, however as a side note Kingdom of Heaven (director's cut) is the real deal when it comes to Ridley Scott's run of medieval/ancient world battle flicks.
A Beautiful Mind - never saw it, why would i
Million Dollar Baby - blah
Crash - fuck this
The Departed - clearly it's not a very personal Scorsese film and Nicholson loses the plot halfway through, but he makes it work. The masculinity shit is there but it's frequently shot down so to speak. It's the best of the Boston movies in recent years. Baldwin is actually funny and Wahlberg is the same, this is maybe the last time these guys were in a film where they were not just tolerable but good.
Slumdog Millionaire - eh
The King's Speech - no
The Artist - I liked the OSS films from this director but this is a hard pass
12 Years A Slave - It's fine
Spotlight - I always forget this won, it's ok.

omar little, Friday, 22 February 2019 20:04 (yesterday) Permalink

yah I love Baldwin in 30 Rock, and he was good in the recent Missions Impossible; Wahlberg was great in Boogie Nights, The Big Hit, and Three Kings. they're both terrible humans though and most of their 21st century work is gross

Just out of morbid curiosity, you clicked on a thread with Oscars in the title why?

a friend and I used to watch the Oscars and Globes with pizza and champagne every year bcz they're dumb and fun to not take seriously; I never bothered to get involved in office sweeps, and stopped even paying attention to nominations once they stopped showing the ceremony on free--to-air.

a huge part of what makes the Oscars the Oscars is that the "big" categories are voted on by old dumb rich idiots; what wins best picture usually reflects this more than any marker of inherent must-watch quality. if The Favourite wins this year I'll be very pleased for it. if Roma wins I'll figure that was a reasonable result all things considered. if Green Book wins I'll be appalled for exactly three seconds, and then never care about it again. (if BlackKklansman wins, I'll shit myself with surprise and die. everything else nominated sucks afaict but so do most winners, let alone annual nominations!)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:20 (yesterday) Permalink

otm about Baldwin, tho I've enjoyed Wahlberg in comedies a lot more than cop procedurals/war porn.

Spotlight is totally a TV movie but it is good. Pretty funny how Michael Keaton picks up the phone at the end and says "Spotlight" like he's getting the fucking bat signal.

flappy bird, Friday, 22 February 2019 20:21 (yesterday) Permalink

i forget Baldwin was in the last couple MI flicks, he's good in those.

omar little, Friday, 22 February 2019 20:26 (yesterday) Permalink

i agree with omar's entire rundown, except that Spotlight was quite good not just okay

calumy (rip van wanko), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:30 (yesterday) Permalink

Spotlight is perfectly fine. I like it better than at least half of the BP winners from '89-present.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:31 (yesterday) Permalink

spotlight is mediocre. artless. like a made for tv thing. no stellar performances either.

― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, February 22, 2019

Nonsense, and lots of TV movies are excellent in the 2000s.

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:31 (yesterday) Permalink

I ranked the 2010 winners.

I saw The Silence of the Lambs again last week. Otm about Demme's framing and editing choices even when the introduction of Lecter and his fellow prisoners in hell is way overstated (the music, the antics). There are a couple car sequences with Starling and Jack Crawford that are small treasures of sexual and professional tension.

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:35 (yesterday) Permalink

spotlight is mediocre. artless. like a made for tv thing. no stellar performances either.

― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, February 22, 2019

Nonsense, and lots of TV movies are excellent in the 2000s.

― a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, February 22, 2019 12:31 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

like a bad one from the 90s then

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:37 (yesterday) Permalink

Nah. The procedural grind of journalism was caught without sentimentality. If Mark Ruffalo hadn't been allowed to huff and puff and blow the newspaper down, it'd be a minor masterpiece.

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:41 (yesterday) Permalink

ruffalo is bad, but so is the script

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 22 February 2019 20:42 (yesterday) Permalink

No one needs to watch any of these, but ...

Worth The Watch
The Silence Of The Lambs
Schindler's List
Titanic
The Departed

No Need To Watch But Up To You
Forrest Gump
The English Patient
Million Dollar Baby
Slumdog Millionaire
12 Years A Slave
Spotlight

Do Not Watch
Braveheart
Gladiator
A Beautiful Mind
The King's Speech
The Artist

Burn
Crash

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:14 (yesterday) Permalink

Burn
Crash

I see what you did there

we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:18 (yesterday) Permalink

Spotlight really is a very good film.

banjoboy, Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:30 (twenty hours ago) Permalink

too...brute for singing

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:32 (twenty hours ago) Permalink

^another inscrutable Alfred post ;)

of the Best Picture awards of the last 30 years, Silence of the Lambs and Moonlight were the ones I really enjoyed seeing win

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:41 (twenty hours ago) Permalink

see the above gif for the answer

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:46 (twenty hours ago) Permalink

ok lol. I remember liking Amadeus in 1985. I wonder what I would think about it today

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:51 (twenty hours ago) Permalink

Alfred's obsession with the biggest, fattest fuck from Amadeus is one of his selling points that I'm here for.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:16 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

of the Best Picture awards of the last 30 years, Silence of the Lambs and Moonlight were the ones I really enjoyed seeing win

I loved seeing the thin-gruel noir of L.A. Confidential and especially the no-homo emo bullshit of Good Will Hunting stand absolutely no chance against Titanic.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:17 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

The worst noir (which L.A. Confidential isn't) is better than the best disaster flick (which Titanic isn't).

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:32 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

Alfred's obsession with the biggest, fattest fuck from Amadeus is one of his selling points that I'm here for.

― zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, February 22, 2019 9:16 PM

https://media1.giphy.com/media/2lNJQ6Q3DK7hC/source.gif

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:37 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

lol

someone important to me was thrilled by Titanic, my love for him made me love the film

biggest disappointment was Crash. after Ang Lee won best director I was really hoping that Brokeback Mountain would win. even Jack Nicholson looked dismayed when he announced the winner

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:39 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

Ca-poh-tay

jaymc, Saturday, 23 February 2019 02:45 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

At the very least, I'm happy that Crash's entire legacy, only a decade-and-a-half later, boils down to "Worst Best Picture Winner Ever."

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:10 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

I liked Phillip Seymour Hoffman's humility in his acceptance speech, that he recognized it was the role of his life and was grateful he got the opportunity

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:18 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

ok watching the clip again it doesn't seem at all like I remembered it, not that great, why can't these people keep it short?

ultimately I was disappointed that Heath Ledger didn't win for one of my favorite performances ever

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:29 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

Good Will Hunting was much more frightening than The Silence of the Lambs

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:35 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

Alfred's obsession with the biggest, fattest fuck from Amadeus is one of his selling points that I'm here for.

That's not Elizabeth Berridge! BANG

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:37 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

Good Will Hunting was much more frightening than The Silence of the Lambs

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, February 22, 2019 7:35 PM (three minutes ago)

lol

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:39 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

certainly Matt Damon and Robin Williams seemed more like cannibals than that squishy little Welshman

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:44 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

The best/worst thing I can say about GWH, 20 years later, is that I remember so little of it.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:50 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

http://metrograph.com/uploads/films/image-1-1528474415-726x388.jpg

"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some mashed potatoes and a nice feckin' Guinness."

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:51 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

I just read the new Williams bio, and I believe he throttled Damon so hard in one scene he drew blood. Oscar for that!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 04:21 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink

Well, no, he didnt finish the job

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 04:27 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink

Also:

Matt Damon after 2002 >>>>>>> Robin Williams film career

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 04:27 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink

one of the friends I watch films with thinks that Matt Damon is completely personality-free, but in my opinion his Brett Kavanaugh impersonation on SNL disproves that.

I think that distinction goes to Ryan Gosling. As much as I like his musical talent I'm still waiting for him to show us who he is. I know the role called for it to some extent, but he was such a zombie in First Man

Dan S, Saturday, 23 February 2019 04:38 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink

very strange cutoff, Alfred, as the best performance Damon ever gave was in Gerry (2002). Only his Scott Thorson comes close. (I didn't see any of that Bourne shit.)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 13:42 (eight hours ago) Permalink

I include Gerry, Morbs. There and in the Bourne films he learned to use his blankness for comic or creepy effect.

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 23 February 2019 14:01 (eight hours ago) Permalink

Time to drop Stanley Donen into the end of that obit reel and piss off all the Burt Reynolds fans.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 February 2019 15:48 (six hours ago) Permalink

ah yes, the core audience for stuntman and alligator-wrestling movies from 40 years ago have been clutching their hankies to their faces for six months, waiting breathlessly to see an photo of an old man in a thick salt & pepper wig appear for 0.8 seconds, three hours into a TV show of people they’ve never heard of giving speeches about their children

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 23 February 2019 18:12 (three hours ago) Permalink

Damon’s blankness is totally weaponised in The Informant! btw. The entire film is built on his endless layers of affectless cover being peeled away to reveal even greater inscrutability beneath.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:09 (two hours ago) Permalink


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