I have to agree. There were some genuinely funny moments, but all in all... kind of forgettable. I was hoping for more, given the talent involved.I just got back from seeing Late Night with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. It was good, but not great. I thought the writing could have been better. Emma Thompson and John Lithgow were very good in their roles.
It is a very good movie. Not sure why it didn’t do well at the box office. One reason could be that it is not the kind of movie you would go back to see again and again.
I saw it couple months ago in a Scottsdale theatre. It was good.With the upcoming anniversary; this may be something you would want to see:
IMAX version in theatre.'Apollo 11' review: CNN documentary takes nostalgic but chilly flight back in time, with Imax screenings in advance of wider release.www.cnn.com
I also preferred Close and Gaga to Colman for the best actress Oscar.I saw The favourite. It was fine, I suppose. Like a fancy Cruel Intentions. I am flabbergasted that not only did Olivia Coleman win, she was deemed the cool, indie, critical choice. Glenn had a more interior, less showy, and imo, more interesting turn. I also preferred Gaga.
Saw Searching, so fun!
Three Identical Strangers. Fascinating stuff.
I didn't care for it. I don't even remember how it ended, and I only saw it recently. I do remember wanting it to end.I saw The favourite. It was fine, I suppose.
I didn't see 'A Star is Born', but did see 'The Wife'. I think Coleman's acting may have been superior to Close's, even though I didn't care for "The Favourite".I also preferred Close and Gaga to Coleman for the best actress Oscar.
I had seen it during the Oscar season (February/March) and thought it was very good (but The lives of others was better). It was a bit too long. I think in my review I had written that they needed to cut out some of his experiences as (re)starting as an artist in the west.Today I saw Never Look Away which someone mentioned previously they saw a few months ago. It was made by the same director who made The Lives of Others which was brilliant. This one too was very good and I really enjoyed it.
I hated the movie ‘The favourite’, although the acting by the top three was great. It’s not that Colman was undeserving but I preferred Close because of her subtle acting (IMO that is much harder than screaming, crying, etc.) and Gaga because of everything about her in that movie. I was rooting for Gaga to win.I saw the Favourite and disagree that Colman didn't deserve the Oscar. When acting awards are given out I always think "How much does the acting elevate the actual material?" With The Favourite I thought Colman, Weisz, and Stone all elevated the material from trashy historical costume "drama" to a genuinely compelling love triangle. I feel the same way about Gaga and A Star is Born. Without her pipes and earthy, likable Ally would we have cared as much?
Besides I always hate when Oscars become Lifetime Achievement awards. I felt the same way when Leonardo di Caprio won an Oscar for the times he was passed over in Gilbert Grape, Wolf of Wall Street, Django Unchained, and The Departed. Any one o-f those movies was IMO more Oscar worthy than The Revenant.
I realised it was 3 hours when I left the cinema. The time didn't bother me. I was really engrossed in the story and I loved his attempts to recreate himself as an artist. They did make so very good humour out of it. The art he created when he found himself was really good.I had seen it during the Oscar season (February/March) and thought it was very good (but The lives of others was better). It was a bit too long. I think in my review I had written that they needed to cut out some of his experiences as (re)starting as an artist in the west.
The ending was very good.
Oddly I was thinking of a scene from this movie yesterday but couldn’t remember the name of the movie. Now I do.
I just wonder how many people will just negatively compare her to Gloria Swanson. She's also like 30 or so years older than the character of Norma Desmond is supposed to be. Also, the musical is sort of boring. But Close herself is beyond great in it. Boy, I think we're going to familiar territory with Close with that narrative.I think Close might be "ready for her close up" so to speak re: the Oscars because she's set to star in a movie adaptation of the musical Sunset Boulevard. That one does seem to have Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award written all over it.
I think The Wife just didn't get enough attention as a film, whereas The Favourite got a lot more buzz.
Well the musical is a much weaker work than the film. With that being said I saw Glenn Close as Norma Desmond and talk about elevating the material. I do think that her Sunset Boulevard has Oscar written all over it. Especially if it's a weak year for women.I just wonder how many people will just negatively compare her to Gloria Swanson. She's also like 30 or so years older than the character of Norma Desmond is supposed to be. Also, the musical is sort of boring. But Close herself is beyond great in it. Boy, I think we're going to familiar territory with Close with that narrative.