Triangle of Sadness is a satirical black comedy about the ultra-rich and their snobbery. Ruben Östlund of Force Majeure and The Square fame, wrote and directed the film. Woody Harrelson plays the captain of the ship, full of upper crust snobs.
The reception for the film has been positive. 75% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes. 7.9/10 IMDB score. 78/100 from the Broadcast Film Critics association. At the Cannes Film Festival, it won the Palme d'Or and the AFCAE Art House Cinema Award.
Really not sure about this one. At this point I'm not predicting it for anything but I have it as a very close possibility for Original Screenplay. But I can definitely see it blossom into a bigger contender than that.
Right now I have it for Picture, Screenplay, and I actually have Dolly De Leon in for supporting actress. She’s firmly my number five and could drop out at any moment, but there’s enough critical buzz to fill the Michelle Williams sized hole in the category.
"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." ~ Michael Scott
I feel fairly confident in an Original Screenplay nomination, and I currently have it hovering in the 8-10 range of Best Picture. I wasn't able to see it this weekend (hoping to tonight), but when I was going to see All Quiet, I got to see a lot of people exiting the Triangle theater and they were buzzing about it (and it was a packed theater, too). I think this is definitely one to keep an eye on, and I am more convinced in an Ostlund nod for Director than, say, Park Chan-wook. I also think Dolly De Leon is going to be a big player with the critics, and that might translate to an industry nomination. She's in the forefront of their campaign.
I said before it wouldn't shock me if it gets nodded for BD and the film is currently in my top 10 (#6) - but this movie is a full 20 points lower than DtL on RT and Metacritic - that's a lot - and it has lesser reviews that mention the direction itself, and it's going to win less precursors imo for BD too.....that's hard to overcome ....
I mean maybe we shouldn't lump this and DtL together anyway because what's more likely is Östlund isn't competing at all with Park who isn't in the top 5 theoretically (though he's in my top 5) - just Spielberg, Field, Chazelle, Polley (I guess, um), Kosinski, Cameron, etc
Gross out shit just seems cheap. Hope it's as good as the reviews, otherwise zero Oscar noms.
There is no bigger surprise to me in 2022 than how (relatively) poorly Triangle has done with film critics and how spectacular Decision To Leave has done.
I like both - DtL is my #2 and Triangle is my #6 - But Triangle must be one of the lowest rated Cannes winners in a long time, right? It's at 70 RT and 63 Metacritic.........meanwhile DtL which I said in my review that A LOT of people would flat out hate and even I had problems with in parts - would be very divisive is somehow at a rapturous 94% RT and 84 Metacritic.
That's a 24 and 21 point difference.....yikes. At some poiint that may cost it some of those "fringe" nods like BSA or possibly even Picture.....
I don't care what anybody says - no one could have predicted that ^ - if anything you'd have predicited the exact opposite for these 2 films coming out of Cannes........I know "comedies" especially satires are not held to the same level of critical weight as dramas and are easer to dismiss ........and I'm not saying that's proof of anything in regards to quality.........but some of these "underperforming" critical movies this year are really surprising.........and I'm talking about ones that are far lower than Triangle too like The Son, Empire of Light etc