LawrenceA wrote: ↑January 24th, 2023, 12:22 pm
Swithin wrote: ↑January 24th, 2023, 12:13 pm
I'm curious to see Everything Everywhere All at Once
, because I don't know anyone who has liked it, and a few friends have actually hated it!
It's very hyper, and loud, and long, and sentimental, and, for me, a lot less clever than it thinks it is. It's also very silly, maybe the silliest Best Picture candidate that I can recall that isn't considered a comedy.
I was very underwhelmed by it, and on paper it sounds like something that would be right up my alley.
I didn't care for it at all either. And the Acting nominations just reinforce the dumbing down of the entire Academy membership. There is a lot stunned, confused and whacky acting befitting of a rather silly movie. It's not Chekhov. But Jamie Lee Curtis' broad character was fun and the only good thing about the picture for me.
Bill Nighy's nomination was nice but hardly deserving IMO. Maybe the American audiences are not as over exposed to his schtick as are the Brits who see Mr. Dry Quirky all year round on the telly. And I didn't care for Aftersun
at all and again the acting was okay but not outstanding.
I heard one commentator on British tv say in the run up to the announcements that it would be good if the director for The Woman King
was nominated because she was a black female. Nothing about deserving such an accolade. Just nice because of a potential nod to diversity.
And speaking of dumbing down, one commentator went on to say "and you know this is a new All Quiet on the Western Front
. It's not the old one."
Yeah, really? They didn't nominate the 1930 film for the 2022 Academy Awards? Thanks for pointing that out.