Post by avnermoriarti on May 20, 2023 18:57:31 GMT
I'm gonna take back my words about the jury, just from the press conference alone they all seem like a group of people that works well together and I like the idea of not telling in public a single thing about the movies and a few other things they said at that moment. It may be a low-key jury but I think I prefer it to yet another "9 monster head" as Dr. George described it, were everybody was so bitter by the end and missed the opportunity to reward fairly the best selection in years.
'There's a terror in knowing what the world is about'
Ema Sasic: WOW. A harrowing story that is difficult to watch given the subject matter, but you can’t help but marvel at the mastery on screen. Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro are absolutely incredible. Among top tier Martin Scorsese
The Oscar Expert: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON was mostly how I would expect a Scorsese-directed film about this subject to look like. It’s very good, the runtime flies, but I can’t say it blew me away, exactly. Leo, De Niro, and Gladstone ate.
Yasmine Kandil: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is utterly exceptional & more gripping with every minute. An honest adaptation about the complexities of abuse faced by Osage Indians. Lily Gladstone is the soul of the entire film, delivering an astonishing performance with simply her eyes
Robbie Collin: I’ve been wondering recently if, once all the reckoning’s done, Martin Scorsese might objectively be the greatest filmmaker to have ever lived. I can’t say Killers of the Flower Moon has done anything to disabuse me of that notion.
David Ehrlich: Leonardo DiCaprio gives the best performance of his life in a frequently great Scorsese epic that misses the mythic sweep of the book but succeeds instead as a toxic love story.
Richard Lawson: Martin Scorsese’s KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is mournful and damming, a somber approach to the director’s signature fascination with American violence that’s more Irishman than… well, anything else.
Matt Neglia: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is an epic crime western with some of Martin Scorsese’s darkest thematic content to date. Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro & Lily Gladstone are all phenomenal. The powerful ending took this from solid to excellent. A tragic rumination on greed & power.
Manuela Lazic: not what I expected, more reminiscent of GOODFELLAS than any of Scorsese’s recent works, with a terribly funny De Niro and DiCaprio as vulnerable as in OUATIH, making for a knowingly cynical film about the insidiousness of white supremacy
Alissa Wilkinson: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON has a self-reflexive moral theme woven throughout that suddenly pops off the screen at the end, because this is late Scorsese, and it’s brilliant.
Gregory Ellwood: Killers of the Flower Moon has some great Thelma moments but is absolutely much longer than it needs to be. It’s also absolutely a Best Picture nominee. Leo, DeNiro and – likely – Gladstone will get noms
Charles Bramesco: no one on earth directs the first and last five minutes of a movie better than Martin Charles Scorsese. The 196 in the middle ain’t too shabby neither.