mhynson27 no Butcher's Crossing? You could've been the first on MAR not to predict him for Best Actor! I kid. Great lineup, make sure you drop in to tell us your thoughts!
speaking of Butcher's and Cage ragers - stephen and others - the TIFF writeup compares it to Apocalypse Now, and Cage to Brando.
That's the tallest of fucking orders right there, but the source material is damn sure ripe enough that if prime, gonzo Coppola had decided to traverse the buffalo-laden wilds of the American west instead of the jungles of Vietnam for a demented epic, it would've been equally as masterful. The Kurtz comparison is interesting (I imagine Cage's baldness evoked that), because from what I recall, the role itself isn't quite a one-to-one comparison, but the part is very juicy indeed.
Post by The_Cake_of_Roth on Sept 11, 2022 2:22:45 GMT
Gregory Ellwood: Glass Onion is very very very funny. Slightly bloated, but Craig, Hudson (!) and Monae are massive standouts. A very good time. Not an Oscar movie. Just a great time at the movies, er, on Netflix
Brent Lang: whip-smart and hilarious. Worthy follow-up to Knives Out filled with cameos that shouldn’t be spoiled. Memorable turns from Janelle Monae, Kate Hudson.
Jason Gorber: A glorious, beautiful puzzle box that's a shwer cinematic delight. Beautifully written and structured, its anchored by performances that ooze fun and wit. Takes no sleuthing to know this one of the most fun film experiences of the year
Matt Neglia: GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY is just as sharp & enjoyable as the first film. A clever, modern mystery with many layers to peel back on its characters. Daniel Craig may return as Benoit Blanc but this film belongs to Janelle Monáe. Sleek production design, score & editing.
Barry Hertz: Netflix, I beg you, give this proper theatrical release. Absolutely thrives on wild audience energy to its wait-what-okay-what-again structure. Everyone is great, but Kate Hudson is surprise MVP. (Not-so-surprising: Noah Goddamn Segan.)
Jordan Ruimy: GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY is totally implausible but OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN. Daniel Craig is superb, Janelle Monáe is the MVP of the entire show. The plot is ludicrous but it’s an unpredictable ride from start to finish. Netflix has a major hit in their hands.
Chris Evangelista: GLASS ONION is the most fun I’ve had at the movies in a long, long time. It’s bigger, funnier, and more twisty than KNIVES OUT, and I think this might be the best performance of Daniel Craig’s career?
Erik Davis: Yes, #GlassOnion is as good as #KnivesOut, if not better - another very funny, supremely well written murder-mystery w/ twists & turns galore. I could watch Daniel Craig play Benoit Blanc forever. Also BIG shout out to Janelle Monáe, the film’s all-star without a doubt
Dave Baldwin: GLASS ONION is wild, chaotic, dense, clever and a whole lot of fun. Janelle Monae slays every scene and Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc is still just as brilliant the second time. I had a smile on my face the entire time.
Trey Mangum: GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY is not a whodunnit redux of its predecessor but a new original tale of its own with a great turn by Janelle Monae, a standout scene stealer in Kate Hudson and Daniel Craig is better than ever as Benoit Blanc.
Rafael Motamayor: GlassOnion is bigger, twister, grossly more expensive and lavish than the original, and it works just as well. It is similar to the first one, but Rian Johnson's script zags when you expect it to zig. I had an absolute blast. Benoit Blanc has don't it again!
David Ehrlich: GLASS ONION is a gas. an Oscar lock for Best Use of a @janusfilms Mug.
Alison Willmore: GLASS ONION: No one else has said this yet, but it’s better than the first one
Perri Nemiroff: GlassOnion is STELLAR. Another masterful murder mystery from Rian Johnson. More Steve Yedlin brilliance. Another A+ ensemble. Cannot wait to watch this over and over and soak in the WILD amount of precision and passion that went into this movie … just like the first film.
Tomris Laffly: GLASS ONION is not as breezy as KNIVES OUT. But damn, u can’t not see how much fun its star-studded cast had making it & that counts for a lot. Rian Johnson = an incredible craftsman. Janelle Monáe = my god! Make another one of these pictures & another & another please!!
Rebecca Rubin: GlassOnion is so, so fun. It would be a colossal mistake to not give it the widest theatrical release possible. Also, Oscars for Janelle Monáe and Kate Hudson!
Erik Anderson: Forget what you think you know about GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY and get ready for the wildest ride of the year. Outrageously funny, Janelle Monáe and Kate Hudson are absolute standouts. What a blast.
Karl Delossantos: GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT STORY tries and fails to capture the magic of the original. It’s fun enough, but Rian Johnson, in an attempt to one up himself, loses control of his story and wastes a stellar cast. The bright spot, Janelle Monae absolutely devours hers role.
I want all of you to enjoy your cake, so... enjoy.
Post by The_Cake_of_Roth on Sept 11, 2022 4:39:04 GMT
Kyle Buchanan: THE FABELMANS is only secondarily a Steven Spielberg origin story; primarily, it’s a look-at-what-she-can-do Michelle Williams vehicle and MW *really* goes for it, like someone who knows she’s been handed her signature role. Back-to-back Spielberg wins in Supporting Actress?
Erik Davis: Steven Spielberg’s #TheFabelmans is a wonderful & heartbreaking coming-of-age story about a kid falling in love w/ moviemaking as his parents are falling out of love w/ each other. Once the film grabs you, it absolutely does not let go. Another Spielberg classic. Loved it
Brent Simon: Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS isn’t just deeply personal, it’s also sneakily ambitious — a ruminative inventorying of some of the psychological motivations which turned him on to filmmaking, melded with no small amount of swollen-hearted adult forgiveness. It sings.
Brent Lang: Steven Spielberg’s #TheFabelmans debuts at #TIFF22. Moving, occasionally corny, often funny, slightly meandering. Michelle Williams is luminous.
Scott Menzel: The Fabelmans has Oscar written all over it. This is Spielberg’s most personal film and one that pays homage to complicated families as well as a love of cinema. Gabriel LaBelle is phenomenal and Chloe East steals the show! Paul Dano is also fantastic!
Brian Tallerico: THE FABELMANS: Life ain’t like the movies. And yet the movies help us hold onto life. Spielberg’s whole heart is up on that screen.
Jordan Ruimy: FABELMANS: An imperfect but passionate movie from Steven Spielberg. At 150 minutes it contains both his strengths and weaknesses as a filmmaker. Judd Hirsch stole the show and he’s just in it for 10 minutes. Incredible cameo from David Lynch. Michelle Williams Oscar-bound
Eric Kohn: THE FABELMANS is Spielberg fan service for diehards. Not a knock. His most contained movie in decades, a very small and sweet coming of age story that is almost certainly the closest he’ll come to his own memoir.
Matt Neglia: THE FABELMANS is a moving & nostalgic look back at Steven Spielberg’s childhood. Michelle Williams is heartbreakingly magnificent while Judd Hirsch & David Lynch steal the film with their one-scene cameos. A grounded & affectionate reflection that will inspire future filmmakers.
Ross Bonaime: With #TheFabelmans we get to see one of the greatest filmmakers of all time craft his own origin story, a beautiful, touching, and powerful look at the importance of cinema. It’s like watching the power of the movies in all its forms. Another Spielberg masterpiece.
Gregory Ellwood: Michelle Williams is phenomenal in The Fablemans which covers a lot of Spielberg’s life and takes a long time to get going. Small and very personal, has some great moments and comes alive in 3rd/4th act
Barry Hertz: THE FABELMANS: Most expensive home movie ever made contains reels’ worth of beauty, but awful lotta mess. Michelle Williams, oh no. Judd Hirsch, Chloe East and David Lynch have right idea: get in, get out w/ sincerely insane performances, as opposed to insanely sincere.
Scott Feinberg: With THE FABELMANS, which just world premiered at TIFF, Spielberg turns the lens on his childhood, and it’s a sweet, smart and decidedly funny film, with excellent performances. Different than anything he’s done before. HUGO meets LICORICE PIZZA, but better. Could win best pic.
I want all of you to enjoy your cake, so... enjoy.
Williams and Blanchett - two personal faves - doing so well with reviews is a beautiful thing. I've said before that Williams is far under-represented with Oscar nods - she has 4 atm but could easily have 3 or more additional ones - best American actress of her generation.....love her......and trust me....... many say that nowadays but didn't always .....