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Reply #15 on: July 13, 2021, 12:10:11 PM


Nine minute Standing O at Cannes.   

(My mileage may vary.)


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Reply #16 on: July 13, 2021, 02:14:22 PM
Good catch.  Sorry for complicating things.  Or you're welcome?   :?


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Reply #17 on: October 25, 2021, 08:00:20 AM
I tend to defend Wes - I'll still go to bat for Moonrise Kingdom any day of the week, and I consider Grand Budapest a masterpiece - but this I just couldn't stick. Visually inventive in all the usual ways, but there's almost nothing to grab onto emotionally. I've never felt more at a remove from his characters.

I'm sorry, what am I missing re Chalamet? What are people responding to? I just don't see it.


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Reply #18 on: October 25, 2021, 08:33:43 AM
Chalamet is a nightmare.

Not very hyped by this Anderson. Seems even more all over the place with nothing much to say/feelóIíll be there for the little fun tricks.
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Reply #19 on: October 25, 2021, 08:37:53 AM
I think Chalamet could be perfect given the right role, but he hasn't had much to do since Call Me By You're Name. He's either playing the pretty boy or are just there due to his hype (haven't watched Dune yet, tho)


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Reply #20 on: October 25, 2021, 12:21:08 PM
Dune has single-handedly made me a Chalamet fan, for what it's worth.
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Reply #21 on: October 25, 2021, 01:04:00 PM
Chalamet is good in CMBYN and the Greta Gerwig movies. Prob because she recognizes his fuckboi theater kid energy and gives him loose dialogue

I havenít liked a Wes since Fox but Iím still curious about this. Tenenbaums is so formative to me Iíll always give  him benefit of doubt


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Reply #22 on: October 28, 2021, 10:11:09 PM
So I saw this.

That's my review.

Not sure what else I can add. I know he'll never make another Tenebaums (he was 30 then compared to 50 now). I suppose the movie is expressing the loneliness of writing but also the simultaneous sensual thrill of it/the adventure? The first story would work without tilda's interjections. I have no understanding of the May 68 to comment on the poltics of 2nd story but Chalamet/MCdormand were fun even if the female journalist sleeping with male subject... is a no-no. The third was most frustrating, no wonder it erupts into an animated segment


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Reply #23 on: November 21, 2021, 07:46:03 PM
I liked this movie in so much as Anderson's aesthetic and storytelling devices hit me in a unique spot.
However, some of the smaller parts didn't need to have any major stars cast for them. I guess maybe it's like...taking the piss out of how big people THINK they should be?

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like Edward Norton or Saoirse Ronan....or even Bill Murray...or Hey, was Henry Winkler even given a line???


While we have complaints about professional voice actors losing roles to A-Listers, do we think the same should be done for Wes Anderson movies??...whatever....maybe they all had to be cut for time *shrug*....doubtful for an auteur or whatever you want to call him these days.

Still glad to see Anderson following his instincts after all this time, despite mixed results in terms of resonance.

Does this count as a review? *Shrug*


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Reply #24 on: November 21, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
Such underuse of Elizabeth Moss is a crime that shouldn't go unpunished.


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Reply #25 on: November 22, 2021, 01:27:44 AM
Such underuse of Elizabeth Moss is a crime that shouldn't go unpunished.

Was fantasizing about Moss in a PTA film the other day. Somehow I had forgotten she was in this. The list is too long!


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Reply #26 on: November 22, 2021, 02:24:23 AM
Was fantasizing about Moss in a PTA film the other day.

She should have been in The Master.
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Reply #27 on: November 22, 2021, 10:30:44 AM
OMG yes


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Reply #28 on: November 24, 2021, 05:26:15 PM
Such underuse of Elizabeth Moss is a crime that shouldn't go unpunished.

Right?!  and I recall being excited that she was going to "be" in this movie.

How about Griffin Dunne?
I didn't even recognize him...don't remember him having any lines, just a guy sitting next to Fisher Stevens with a beard...GRIFFIN F**KIN' "AFTER HOURS" DUNNE!
A lot of talented actors simply came across as set dressing...