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(Variety)   A dispatch of the best snubbed movies of 2021 the Oscar pigs didn't select. Farker film jockeys' picks, agreements and disagrees to social media mass to the right   (variety.com) divider line
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2022-02-08 4:39:41 PM  
Agent: "A man and his pig...."

Cage:  "I'll do it! Who is this? Anyway, I'll do it!"
 
2022-02-08 5:16:43 PM  
The Harder They Fall:
The movie isn't some fantasy Western full of made-up characters but an all-star assembly of real-life Black cowboys...

It absolutely is a fantasy Western. The all-star cast may be playing characters with the same names as historical figures, but this is not a documentary. It is firmly planted in fantasy territory.
 
2022-02-08 6:18:59 PM  
The Sparks Brothers deserved a nomination at least. I'd have been totally fine with it losing to Summer of Soul come awards night, though.

I expected at least a nom for costumes or cinematography for Last Night in Soho, too.
 
2022-02-08 6:25:40 PM  
moothemagiccow's Top 3 Best Pictures
1. Dune
2. Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar
3. Justice League the remake or whatever
 
2022-02-08 6:34:31 PM  
The Harder They Fall >>>>> The Power of the Dog.

/I wouldn't put The Card Counter up with the year's best, though. I was good, but ultimately it's just another Paul Schrader "toxic men" movie. Didn't do anything new.
 
2022-02-08 6:35:23 PM  

NeoCortex42: The Sparks Brothers deserved a nomination at least. I'd have been totally fine with it losing to Summer of Soul come awards night, though.


As someone who knows generally of Sparks' reputation and influence, but who could never manage get into their music, I have to say that the movie doesn't really live up to the hype that I've heard about it. The talk from the brothers was interesting enough and I've got a little more understanding of their journey than I did before (and maybe I'm less creeped out by Ron now...), but the level of detail going album-by-album made it much more of a "for fans" movie than a "for curious newcomers" one.  And being firmly in the "curious newcomers" camp, it ran about 30-45 minutes longer than it needed to to get the major points across.

I'll give Edgar Wright credit for digging up an awful lot of video footage, and I can imagine that the editing task for the movie was a Herculean one.  But on the whole, I can't say that it's essential viewing for anyone other than existing fans.
 
2022-02-08 6:38:46 PM  

NeoCortex42: The Sparks Brothers deserved a nomination at least. I'd have been totally fine with it losing to Summer of Soul come awards night, though.

I expected at least a nom for costumes or cinematography for Last Night in Soho, too.


Annette should have gotten multiple nominations, but it's far too weird for Oscar hacks.
 
2022-02-08 6:39:39 PM  
As a Ghostbusters fan I do feel the visual effects nomination should have stuck, especially for the studio that did the CGI work on Egon.
 
2022-02-08 6:41:44 PM  

Uzzah: NeoCortex42: The Sparks Brothers deserved a nomination at least. I'd have been totally fine with it losing to Summer of Soul come awards night, though.

As someone who knows generally of Sparks' reputation and influence, but who could never manage get into their music, I have to say that the movie doesn't really live up to the hype that I've heard about it. The talk from the brothers was interesting enough and I've got a little more understanding of their journey than I did before (and maybe I'm less creeped out by Ron now...), but the level of detail going album-by-album made it much more of a "for fans" movie than a "for curious newcomers" one.  And being firmly in the "curious newcomers" camp, it ran about 30-45 minutes longer than it needed to to get the major points across.

I'll give Edgar Wright credit for digging up an awful lot of video footage, and I can imagine that the editing task for the movie was a Herculean one.  But on the whole, I can't say that it's essential viewing for anyone other than existing fans.


I disagree. I never heard of them before, but watching the documentary made me a fan.
 
2022-02-08 6:41:51 PM  
Pig was awesome.
 
2022-02-08 6:42:12 PM  
I didn't find Pig particularly compelling or enjoyable.
 
2022-02-08 6:54:06 PM  
I wrote a rant.  I remembered life is short and the internet is silly.  I deleted said rant.

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2022-02-08 7:04:31 PM  
Horse racing movies are rare; going to check out Jockey.

Let It Ride is one of the greatest sports movies; extra points for being a ridiculous comedy and possible documentary for how accurate the crazy farks at the track are.
 
2022-02-08 7:10:00 PM  
The French Dispatch was unwatchable. I say that as an Anderson fan who bought the goddamn movie.

I'm going to try to watch it again this weekend but my confidence is not high.

/Maybe I need to be....
 
2022-02-08 7:18:53 PM  

Uzzah: As someone who knows generally of Sparks' reputation and influence, but who could never manage get into their music, I have to say that the movie doesn't really live up to the hype that I've heard about it. The talk from the brothers was interesting enough and I've got a little more understanding of their journey than I did before (and maybe I'm less creeped out by Ron now...), but the level of detail going album-by-album made it much more of a "for fans" movie than a "for curious newcomers" one.  And being firmly in the "curious newcomers" camp, it ran about 30-45 minutes longer than it needed to to get the major points across.

I'll give Edgar Wright credit for digging up an awful lot of video footage, and I can imagine that the editing task for the movie was a Herculean one.  But on the whole, I can't say that it's essential viewing for anyone other than existing fans.


I'm a pretty big Sparks fan, and I'd agree. The only places where it departs from more traditional music documentaries is 1) treating more like a run through a discography and 2) the effin' deluge of material Wright had to work with. I enjoyed it - saw it twice! - but I felt that The Velvet Underground was light years in front of it. Haynes does a brilliant video trick of immersing you directly into the culture that the VU was stewing in. It's simply transcendent.
 
2022-02-08 7:32:39 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Uzzah: NeoCortex42: The Sparks Brothers deserved a nomination at least. I'd have been totally fine with it losing to Summer of Soul come awards night, though.

As someone who knows generally of Sparks' reputation and influence, but who could never manage get into their music, I have to say that the movie doesn't really live up to the hype that I've heard about it. The talk from the brothers was interesting enough and I've got a little more understanding of their journey than I did before (and maybe I'm less creeped out by Ron now...), but the level of detail going album-by-album made it much more of a "for fans" movie than a "for curious newcomers" one.  And being firmly in the "curious newcomers" camp, it ran about 30-45 minutes longer than it needed to to get the major points across.

I'll give Edgar Wright credit for digging up an awful lot of video footage, and I can imagine that the editing task for the movie was a Herculean one.  But on the whole, I can't say that it's essential viewing for anyone other than existing fans.

I disagree. I never heard of them before, but watching the documentary made me a fan.


That's the camp I was in. I wasn't familiar with them at all before seeing it and I'm now a fan.
 
2022-02-08 7:37:41 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Annette should have gotten multiple nominations, but it's far too weird for Oscar hacks.


I made it about 2 minutes into whatever the fark that was

//reminded me of La La Land, where my brain just screamed "turn it off" over and over until my sweaty finger hit the back button
 
2022-02-08 8:08:38 PM  
I thought that the nominee for best original song was just going to be Lin Manuel Miranda and five songs from Encanto.
 
2022-02-08 8:28:15 PM  
I've seen a handful on that list. The Card Counter was pretty disappointing in my opinion.
 
2022-02-08 8:30:07 PM  

moothemagiccow: moothemagiccow's Top 3 Best Pictures
1. Dune
2. Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar
3. Justice League the remake or whatever


Barb and Star was so much fun. That and Plan B are the funniest movies I've seen recently.

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2022-02-08 8:36:59 PM  

Mugato: Agent: "A man and his pig...."

Cage:  "I'll do it! Who is this? Anyway, I'll do it!"


I don't know if you watched the movie, but it was pretty good. The scene where the chef is deconstructed was pretty awesome.
 
2022-02-08 8:41:12 PM  
I just watched Cop Shop with my wife. Amazing movie. It has Tobey Huss (Artie the strongest man in the world, cotton Hill) stealing the movie as an assassin. Super under the radar film.
 
2022-02-08 8:47:29 PM  

NeoCortex42: I expected at least a nom for costumes or cinematography for Last Night in Soho, too.


Yeah, I thought so too. And possibly sound design.

Belle was snubbed big-time in the animated category.

/Roger Ebert was right about the animated film category
 
2022-02-08 8:48:13 PM  

propasaurus: The Harder They Fall:
The movie isn't some fantasy Western full of made-up characters but an all-star assembly of real-life Black cowboys...

It absolutely is a fantasy Western. The all-star cast may be playing characters with the same names as historical figures, but this is not a documentary. It is firmly planted in fantasy territory.


The Harder They Fall was absolute garbage.  I was very excited for it from the trailer, but everyone in that movie just seemed miserable especially Idris Elba.  Lakeith Stanfield was the one bright spot.  I finished the movie, but just barely.
 
2022-02-08 8:49:21 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The Harder They Fall >>>>> The Power of the Dog.

/I wouldn't put The Card Counter up with the year's best, though. I was good, but ultimately it's just another Paul Schrader "toxic men" movie. Didn't do anything new.


Once I found out it was the same director that did the one with the priest I thought "oh, it's the same movie"
 
2022-02-08 9:18:38 PM  
I will say - If Kristen Stewart wins - there is a 1,000% chance she will F Bomb on live TV.
 
2022-02-08 9:47:18 PM  

BeatrixK: I will say - If Kristen Stewart wins - there is a 1,000% chance she will F Bomb on live TV.


The Oscars sound department had to handle a night where Christian Bale and Trent Reznor both won. I think they can handle Princess Xanax.
 
2022-02-08 9:55:39 PM  
I've only seen one or two of the movies listed, so I really don't have a comment on them, but I will say that the people who write the reviews for these types of films seem like they'd go into withdrawal if their editor told them they couldn't use the word "searing" in their notices.
 
2022-02-08 10:07:52 PM  

stoli n coke: BeatrixK: I will say - If Kristen Stewart wins - there is a 1,000% chance she will F Bomb on live TV.

The Oscars sound department had to handle a night where Christian Bale and Trent Reznor both won. I think they can handle Princess Xanax.


Don't they have a delay for that sort of thing? Unless it's on a cable channel then they can say whatever the fark they want.
 
2022-02-08 10:35:07 PM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: propasaurus: The Harder They Fall:
The movie isn't some fantasy Western full of made-up characters but an all-star assembly of real-life Black cowboys...

It absolutely is a fantasy Western. The all-star cast may be playing characters with the same names as historical figures, but this is not a documentary. It is firmly planted in fantasy territory.

The Harder They Fall was absolute garbage.  I was very excited for it from the trailer, but everyone in that movie just seemed miserable especially Idris Elba.  Lakeith Stanfield was the one bright spot.  I finished the movie, but just barely.


I don't make it all the way through.
 
2022-02-08 10:38:51 PM  

stoli n coke: BeatrixK: I will say - If Kristen Stewart wins - there is a 1,000% chance she will F Bomb on live TV.

The Oscars sound department had to handle a night where Christian Bale and Trent Reznor both won. I think they can handle Princess Xanax.


Christian Bale's real accent is so thick, he could cuss up a storm and nobody would know.
 
2022-02-08 10:48:47 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Horse racing movies are rare; going to check out Jockey.

Let It Ride is one of the greatest sports movies; extra points for being a ridiculous comedy and possible documentary for how accurate the crazy farks at the track are.


Let it Ride is one of the most
underrated late 80s comedies.
 
2022-02-08 11:22:48 PM  

GypsyJoker: NeoCortex42: I expected at least a nom for costumes or cinematography for Last Night in Soho, too.

Yeah, I thought so too. And possibly sound design.

Belle was snubbed big-time in the animated category.

/Roger Ebert was right about the animated film category


I was also expecting Belle to be nominated.
 
2022-02-09 12:27:19 AM  

Mugato: stoli n coke: BeatrixK: I will say - If Kristen Stewart wins - there is a 1,000% chance she will F Bomb on live TV.

The Oscars sound department had to handle a night where Christian Bale and Trent Reznor both won. I think they can handle Princess Xanax.

Don't they have a delay for that sort of thing? Unless it's on a cable channel then they can say whatever the fark they want.


I don't think they'll have enough viewers to warrant a delay
 
kab
2022-02-09 12:35:43 AM  
Pig really did have its moments, but left me wishing it was a bit better.  I really liked The Green Knight, but am not surprised it was snubbed.   Haven't seen anything else on this particular list.

Looking at the nominees though... wtf is this fanfare about The Power of the Dog exactly?  This movie was not good.  At all.
 
2022-02-09 5:12:09 AM  
I had to Google a bunch of these as I'd never heard of them...

Titane sounds insane.

SPOILERS(!?)

Woman has titanium plate in her head after childhood car accident.
Growing up with said plate makes her crazy.
Has sex with, and is impregnated by, a CAR.
Becomes serial killer.
Pretends to be a man.
Has sex with a fire engine.

This...this was made on all the drugs, right?
 
2022-02-09 5:43:07 AM  

kab: Pig really did have its moments, but left me wishing it was a bit better.  I really liked The Green Knight, but am not surprised it was snubbed.   Haven't seen anything else on this particular list.

Looking at the nominees though... wtf is this fanfare about The Power of the Dog exactly?  This movie was not good.  At all.


Power of the Dog is a good movie - at least I thought so - but it wasn't a great movie because they easily could have shaved 30 minutes off of it.

However....the performances and the cinematography - WOW.  (Kodi Smit-McPhee will win best sup:  His performance...WISE beyond his years!)  And Cumberbatch -- DAYUM!

And, while I can't see her winning her category - Kirsten Dunst is long overdue for a nod (Melancholia - did ANYONE at the Academy even see it?  She was fantastic in that!), and she's in top form here.

It is, however, a very slow moving story - but OH...it is gorgeously shot!
 
2022-02-09 6:57:41 AM  

EnzoTheCoder: The French Dispatch was unwatchable. I say that as an Anderson fan who bought the goddamn movie.

I'm going to try to watch it again this weekend but my confidence is not high.

/Maybe I need to be....


It had the same problem Buster Scruggs did - great director(s) makes an anthology with uneven pieces. Loved the Benicio bit. The rest is utterly forgettable.

/also consider myself a wes anderson fan
 
2022-02-09 8:45:52 AM  

Snukastyle: I had to Google a bunch of these as I'd never heard of them...

Titane sounds insane.

SPOILERS(!?)

Woman has titanium plate in her head after childhood car accident.
Growing up with said plate makes her crazy.
Has sex with, and is impregnated by, a CAR.
Becomes serial killer.
Pretends to be a man.
Has sex with a fire engine.

This...this was made on all the drugs, right?


Well people complain there are no original movies anymore.
 
2022-02-09 8:48:11 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Mugato: Agent: "A man and his pig...."

Cage:  "I'll do it! Who is this? Anyway, I'll do it!"

I don't know if you watched the movie, but it was pretty good. The scene where the chef is deconstructed was pretty awesome.


Nah. Because I'm sure the pig dies.

/not a spoiler, just a wild guess
 
kab
2022-02-09 11:39:12 AM  

Mugato: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Mugato: Agent: "A man and his pig...."

Cage:  "I'll do it! Who is this? Anyway, I'll do it!"

I don't know if you watched the movie, but it was pretty good. The scene where the chef is deconstructed was pretty awesome.

Nah. Because I'm sure the pig dies.

/not a spoiler, just a wild guess


The pig gets kidnapped by a couple who can't have their own children, but th...

/wait, that isn't the right Cage movie
 
2022-02-10 3:05:15 AM  
They all appear to be yawners except for the Joquin movie I'll probably check that one out, but I think the academy picked correctly.
 
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