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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#101 Post by Omensetter » Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm

The latest Variety with Banderas and Almodóvar on the cover offers up: "Both men can bask in the somewhat unexpected adulation at home for “Pain and Glory,” which was released in Spain in March. Spaniards haven’t always been kind to their country’s most famous director since Buñuel (or vice versa), but his new film has won near-unanimous praise for its storytelling and its spare but beautiful style that stands in contrast to that of many of his earlier works."

The Hollywood Reporter is looking like the one that was lukewarm toward it, dropping a "but there's still much to admire". It seems to be doing well on all the polls, the ratings of which derive from its March screening, but, yeah, we'll find out this weekend.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#102 Post by Finch » Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Dowd on Day 2 of Cannes
Bill Murray nodding off during jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu’s speech
The only appropriate response to Inarritu. This guy's a wanker and then some.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#103 Post by Cremildo » Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Strong early word for the Loach from The Guardian, Donald Clarke (The Irish Times) and Screen International. IndieWire is positive but less enthusiastic.

Edit: sorry for the wrong link.
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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#104 Post by Omensetter » Thu May 16, 2019 6:24 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:09 pm
The first site seems great, but I wish the second one had better sourcing—who's the "Bruhhh" who has (supposedly) seen Matthias and Maxime and gave it a 10? Why does it include a five-star Letterboxd review for Parasite that dates back to early April and is evidently just based on the poster and teaser? Still interesting to see what films have apparently been screened but are under embargo.
I'm sure they're still in the process of weeding it out. The Malick had five tens earlier in this afternoon and no longer. It could be better, but they're working with a lot of movable parts, although I don't know how they still are including that Parasite review. The only competition titles that have screened are Jarmusch, Ly, Diop, Filho, and probably Loach by now. If any other film besides the Almodovar has a review, it's likely bunk.

Here's more:
https://icsfilm.org/features/cannes-201 ... try-panel/ (which has an ace lineup)
www.ioncinema.com

The ScreenDaily grid is slow to go up so as to get all the critics, but I've used up all my articles on their site, and there are some foreign polls I'll edit into here later.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#105 Post by Omensetter » Thu May 16, 2019 6:31 pm

Cremildo wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Strong early word for the Loach from The Guardian, Donald Clarke (The Irish Times) and Screen International. IndieWire is positive but less enthusiastic.
Oh, Peter Bradshaw loves everything, and all the moreso if he publishes his review first, which he usually does.

Clarke qualifies it based on aesthetic, but I'll always root for Loach: https://twitter.com/DonaldClarke63/stat ... 0477389825

That said, Loach has plenty from this festival beyond the Palmes. I keep forgetting to check how many Jury Prizes (which seems regarded as the least of the prizes---the wildcard prize) he has, but surely it's four. Sweet Sixteen won Screenplay, but I don't recall if he had a hand in it.

In case you were holding your breath for the edit: Loach has three Jury Prizes, a record, and did not have a hand in the Sweet Sixteen screenplay. He also appears to be the director with most films in competition ever.

Sorry We Missed You seems good for IFC.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#106 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Finch wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Dowd on Day 2 of Cannes
Bill Murray nodding off during jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu’s speech
The only appropriate response to Inarritu. This guy's a wanker and then some.
That's it, I'm becoming one of those embarrassing epic frat Bill Murray t-shirt guys

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#107 Post by Finch » Thu May 16, 2019 7:07 pm

Cremildo wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Strong early word for the Loach from The Guardian, Donald Clarke (The Irish Times) and Screen International. IndieWire is positive but less enthusiastic.
My admittedly cynical first reaction was, of course, the English press always preps up their own filmmakers, but in fairness, Variety's review has also been quite positive. Perhaps, Paul Laverty has written a good screenplay for once (I, Daniel Blake was excruciating in that respect).

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#108 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm

Wow, an old man fell asleep. Way to own AGI!!!!!

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#109 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 pm

I wish I owned more of my AGI

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#110 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 16, 2019 8:46 pm

Bill Murray earned more asleep in five minutes than either of us make in a year

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#111 Post by Finch » Thu May 16, 2019 10:37 pm

There was a German-language only piece by German critic Ruediger Suchsland on the makeup of the Cannes 2019 jury and what it might mean for the films in competition: this jury includes seven directors out of nine jurors. Suechsland went on to say that the awards are usally bad if it's a director heading the jury rather than an actor (though he cites Spielberg awarding Kechiche as the exception). According to an unnamed Spanish colleague of Suechsland, Innaritu has a reputation in Spain for disliking Almodovar and having a thing against gays in general (another reason to dislike this stuck-up git). A comment from the roundtable called Innaritu and Pawlikowski (who apparently also has a reputation for being a self-absorbed alpha male) "two assholes surrounded by intelligent people". Suechsland's roundtable didn't think any of the "Old Guard" will win this year.
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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#112 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 16, 2019 10:41 pm

It’s your right to dislike AGI, but please cool it with the name-calling

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#113 Post by MichaelB » Fri May 17, 2019 4:20 am

I’ve known Paweł Pawlikowski for a decade, and he’s not remotely “a self-absorbed alpha male”. The big gap in his filmography from 2004-11 is because he took much of that time off to bring up his kids single-handed after his wife’s unexpected death, which is pretty much the polar opposite of how you’d expect a self-absorbed alpha male to behave.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#114 Post by dda1996a » Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 am

Just out of curiosity, what does a director do to earn money in such a situation? (Or what specifically did he)

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#115 Post by MichaelB » Fri May 17, 2019 8:25 am

He took a day job teaching at the National Film and Television School, which was within commuting distance of his Oxford home.

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#116 Post by hearthesilence » Fri May 17, 2019 9:23 am

MichaelB wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:20 am
I’ve known Paweł Pawlikowski for a decade, and he’s not remotely “a self-absorbed alpha male”. The big gap in his filmography from 2004-11 is because he took much of that time off to bring up his kids single-handed after his wife’s unexpected death, which is pretty much the polar opposite of how you’d expect a self-absorbed alpha male to behave.
Oh my God, that's so awful. I can't imagine what it would be like in that situation. I have one acquaintance who went through something similar - her husband was killed on the way home after dropping off the kids at school - and though I wasn't around at the time, I know it was thoroughly traumatic, almost miraculous she got through it.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#117 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri May 17, 2019 1:52 pm


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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#118 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri May 17, 2019 2:02 pm

AGI: Hi-

People on Criterionforum: Shut the f**k up you hack. Never look in my direction or breathe the air that I'm breathing.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#119 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:05 pm

There are plenty of boosters of his work here as we've discussed to death, and DarkImbecile was just being ironic. Also, to paraphrase the first 5 minutes of every podcast interview ever: You can say fuck on here.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#120 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 2:08 pm

Overall his films are well-liked by the forum’s membership, defenders (which includes DarkImbecile, if that’s not clear from his facetious last post) just get brow-beaten by the vitriol of those against him (as seen in the pre- and post-edit message upthread). We all have our pet hated directors. But I would 100% be willing to never again utter a word against my own favorite target Michael Mann if the AGI h8rs would just zip it in return

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#121 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 pm

Would hope this forum could continue to be a respite from this sort of warped logic that's taken over pop culture discussion elsewhere:

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#122 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri May 17, 2019 2:16 pm

Oh ok, that's good. I just see the AGI hate on awardswatch forum all the time and thought that the same was happening here.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#123 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:18 pm

Luckily this isn't a hive mind, so it is most certainly not "happening here" en masse - just because I hate AGI's films and find him to be insufferable doesn't mean another user does, and vice versa, etc etc on and on. You should've been here when Barmy and Nothing posted on the regular, this is incredibly mild stuff.

The only filmmaker this entire forum hates is Thomas Clay.

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#124 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 2:20 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Nothing
mfunk9786 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 2:18 pm
The only filmmaker this entire forum hates is Thomas Clay.
We heard you the first time :wink:

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Re: Festival Circuit 2019

#125 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri May 17, 2019 3:55 pm

Really intrigued by the all-over-the-place reactions to Jessica Hausner's Little Joe, with substantial debate over whether the movie is
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anti-anti-depressants.

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