I should put this post in “Movies” category, but it’s just a short essay about what I have in mind regarding to this year’s 2016 Oscars nominees. I haven’t watched all the movies, there are 27 all in all, considering even a less important award for the viewers (like Best Music – Original Song, where Fifty Shades of Grey is nominated for example), and there is a great possibility to not be able to, or in some cases (like two years ago, with Twelve Years a Slave), to not want to.
I have finally brought myself to waste two and a half hours with the awful mix made by Tarantino this year. I would have used a stronger word, but I don’t leave myself to fall to this famous director’s level of vulgarity. I sometimes like his quirky sense of humor, but I like Ricky Gervais more. I’m very disappointed of Tarantino’s act at the Globes, of his deep ignorance and disrespect for the elders. The Hateful Eight is the worst of his movies to date. The nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh and Best Original Score for Ennio Morricone are truly deserved.
2016 Oscars – Just the Beginning
I couldn’t watched Steve Jobs through the end. Both Fassbender and Winslet were annoying in the forty minutes I watched. After that I lost my patience. Their performances will be lost with me, even if they will be rewarded (especially Kate Winslet who already took the Golden Globe). I hope not, because Alicia Vikander, as another example, is truly exquisite in The Danish Girl, in something more than a supporting role. By the way, The Danish Girl is also a very good movie, much better than The Theory of Everything was. Eddie Redmayne is very convincing even if he didn’t really resembled the true Einar Wegener.
2016 Oscars – Just Thoughts
I recently read on a blog somewhere how the “reviewer” didn’t understand why Mad Max was called “Mad Max”. I didn’t dig deeper, but I have a feeling the guy was born after 1985. I also believe that he also didn’t hear of George Miller at all. A surprise and not a surprise. I have been impressed by the last X-Men sequel (without connection with the Oscars, but somehow related to Mad Max here) too, by the quality of filming and even playing. Tom Hardy is a real talent, he deserved a nomination for his role here, as he deserved the one for his character in The Revenant.
The Revenant is the best movie on the list. Bridge of Spies is also very good, a great contender.
The Big Short is boring, but one can really understand what exactly the crisis in 2008 was about. You know that no-one ever has explained that so clearly in a movie? I’m going to read the book, I’m sure I will enjoy it better.
The omnipresent overwhelming sympathy for Jennifer Lawrence started to get on my nerves, as opposed to the increasing number of Hathahaters. Unfortunately for Annie, The Intern is a real feminist fiasco, it was terrible, I was so disappointed that I decided to never review it here. As for Nancy Meyers, she’s very good connected, otherwise I can’t explain myself how such zeroes like It’s Complicated (at least twice as lame) or The Intern can recover the budget.
The Martian is not even half as spectacular as Gravity was, and I’m sure you agree with that. I don’t know what is Matt Damon doing on the Best Actor’s nominee list. He took Tom Hanks or Tom Hardy‘s place there. They finally put Tom Hardy on Best Supporting Actor’s list for The Revenant, which is not bad at all, but it’s crammed there.
I still have to watch Spotlight, Creed, Room, Carol, Brooklyn, Trumbo (just for Cranston), and Joy, for the moment. I’d also like to watch every year all the movies on the lists for Best Adapted and Best Original Screenplay.
I have a feeling that Leonardo DiCaprio will take home the Oscar for Best Actor this year, but Eddie Redmayne is again a great contender.
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are both spectacular despite that there isn’t much of a screenplay in what they present (the reason they weren’t even nominated for this category). They are rich for the eyes.
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