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'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos
"Week. Marks the beginning of the elizabeth homes trial the case. Us versus homes began on tuesday with jury selection. One of my most favorite documentaries on my all time. Favorite list is the inventor executive produced by academy award winner. Alex gibney who also did enron the smartest guys in the room and hbo's emmy winning going clear scientology in the prison of beliefs this. Hbo documentary investigates the rise and fall of theranos the one time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by elizabeth homes in twenty four elizabeth holmes dropped out of stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare in twenty fourteen theranos was valued at nine billion dollars making her touted as the next steve jobs. The youngest self made female billionaire in the world but just two years later. Theranos was cited as a massive fraud by the sec and its value is less than zero so if convicted elizabeth holmes faces up to twenty years in prison plus two point seven five million dollars in fines as well as restitution to be paid out to victims drawing on extraordinary access to never before seen footage and testimony from key insiders. The inventor tells a silicon valley tale. That was too good to be true. It examines how this could have happened. And who is responsible while exploring the psychology of deception
Ed Asner: Lou Grant and Up Actor Dies Aged 91
"News Television icon has died. Foxes RICH Dead, Ihsan reports Ed Asner won more Emmys in his decades long career than any other male actor. His biggest claim to fame was his Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the seventies. You know what? You got spunk? Well, I hate spunk in 1977. He was given his own Lou Grant spinoff show. Are you going to tell me that you have any doubts at all? Is somebody with my experience can't hold down a job in your city room. The younger generation might recognize Asner as the voice of the main character in the Academy Award winning cartoon film up That's nice kids. He had a renowned career on stage, even playing FDR and one man show in 2001 Ed Asner receive The screen Actors Guild
Former Head of Good Morning America Accused of Alleged Sexual Assault
"Well, speaking of sexual shenanigans, the former head of Good Morning America is denying Sexual assault allegation to The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Michael Corn has been accused of sexual assault by two of his former staffers. GM a producer Kristen Kirsten. Core offered has filed suit against corn and ABC no affiliation with W. ABC at all and claims she was assaulted in 2015 during a trip to cover the Academy Awards. She also claims corn assaulted a former ABC News producer during two different trips. Corns legal team refutes the allegations and says her claims are demonstrably
In 'Stillwater,' an American Oil-Rig Worker Seeks to Exonerate His Daughter
"It's a familiar story. The stereotypical American goes abroad crass and brutally honest, but with a heart of gold, who breaks all kinds of rules to save the day. But while the new movie still Water may wink at this formula, it has its own story to tell about America's place in the world. You're innocent, so we gotta keep fighting. It doesn't matter that I'm innocent Dad. It's not about justice about finding peace. That's Matt Damon as Bill Baker, a former oil rig worker who travels to Marseilles, France, to see his estranged Daughter, Alison, played by Abigail Breslin. She's in prison accused of the murder of a local French Arab girl, but claims to be innocent, and Baker struggles with the unfamiliar language, culture and legal system as he attempts to free her The movie is out now in theaters and its director is Tom McCarthy, who won the Academy Award for best original screenplay for Spotlight in 2016. I began by asking him if the real life case of the murder of MEREDITH Kercher, which sent American Amanda Knox to an Italian prison in 2000, and seven before she was eventually acquitted. Inspired this film. I would say the seed was there. I started the script 10 years ago, Really? And I was sort of fascinated with that case, particularly the idea of An American student being imprisoned and then ultimately focusing on the relationship between as you point out her and her estranged father. So it started there and worked on this first draft of the script with another writer, and I just got into a place where it just was straight up thriller. I just felt it lacked dimension and Maybe authenticity, and I sort of put it down. I made the decision is director not to pursue it. Put it in a drawer for about 67 years and I picked it up again and I re approached it sort of from Page one with two new French writers. And we really talked right off the bat with Tamar. But again, in the way Debray about exploring the sort of you know all the dimensions of this story, the human dimension of it. The thriller Dimension suspends
The Oscar Dress Mystery
"So everyone is in awe of this dress. The academy awards happen. It's fun she looks amazing. Press press press whatever two days after yondo opens the door to her hotel room. She's on her way somewhere. she's late. is she staying at the london west. Hollywood hotel sometime between eight am and nine pm. She leaves and the dress is stolen and everybody freaks out again for very different reasons. Representatives for the london hotel said this is a terribly unfortunate situation and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation. Great thank you hotel in a separate statement to women's wear daily. Miss yongle call begun a timeless priceless piece of art. And mr costa's said he was looking forward to. Its return. So that calvin klein could have it restored and archived as it now represents an important moment for the brand so again still totally up their own asked about this dress. Wanting it to be returned an outcry from the house of calvin klein so suddenly Mere days after that some of the pearls were discovered being sold in the la jewelry district as fakes. It seemed when the thief removed a few of the pearls and tried to sell them in the district. They were told the truth and turned away. Kind of laughed out. They were told that the paroles were fake and completely worthless. After all the hype. This whole dress worth one hundred fifty thousand dollars. All of this lavish description was a complete lie two days after that. Tmz got an anonymous tip explaining everything. The person confessed to having stolen address that he had blocked off to pearls and take them to the a. garment district where they were told that they were not real. The caller was telling. Tmz all of this. He said because he wanted the world know that hollywood was fake back at the hotel. Authorities found crumpled fake pearl dress young goes dress in a black plastic garbage bag under a sink.
'American Marxism' Is a Book of the Times
"You know what's interesting about the media? American people hate the media. You know, it's interesting about Hollywood. The American people hate Hollywood. You know, it's interesting about movies. People aren't watching a lot of movies anymore. So the culture Is dying of its own white Academy Awards. Nobody wants to watch anymore Global when nobody's watching this stuff. Nobody cares. The indoctrination is going on in the classroom. That's where most of its taking place And that's where we have the least amount of Influence so we can shop at school board meetings. I'm all in favor of that. Absolutely. And we'll get into that. But there needs to be more That's just the minimal. And there can be more. And by God, there will be more. I believe it. So I want to encourage you. Look, this isn't the Bible. It's not the Torah. It's not those sorts of things. This book is a book for the Times. It's the most important book I've ever written. The most thorough book I've ever written. Probably need to do a volume two because this book could have been 800 pages long. But who wants to read a book? That's 800 pages long, let alone write it. So we'll start with priorities. And we will push back.
Bob Dylan Celebrates 80th Birthday
"Robert allen zimmerman was born may twenty fourth. Nineteen one who you might ask in college. Zimmerman adopted a stage. Name bob dylan. He celebrates his eightieth birthday. Today brand is blowing in the way. In addition to musical chops the minnesota dylan became an artist writer producer and nobel prize laureate. He dropped out of college and moved to the big apple where his lyrical skill began to shine. He wrote blowing in the wind in just ten minutes and his song showed a deep complexity that caused the new york folks team to turn its gaze to the up and coming songwriter he told. Cbs is sixty minutes in two thousand and four that his creativity came from a wellspring surprised. Even him tro this there's a magic to that and it's not Siegfried and roy magic. You know it's a different kind of penetrating magic near fatal motorcycle. Accident in nineteen sixty six led to a long recovery the night shift in his music from folk to rock dylan reinvented himself over the years musically and religiously he grew up jewish then profess to conversion to evangelical christianity and nineteen seventy-nine. Then back to judaism again over the course of his sixty year career. He's been named many halls of fame and received many awards including a presidential medal of freedom. Tin grammys a golden globe and an academy award
Ready for a Summer Games Fest?
"So mike you remember when we used to go to the electronic entertainment expo and see a bunch of new video games. Yeah seems like another lifetime ago. It's been nearly two years since last time i was. I was in los angeles for the annual e. Three industry convention obviously last year. It was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and to fill in the void. Our pal jeff keely created this summer fest which was a series of online streamed events including a preview of playstation five and a bunch of games. And now if you're into games you've probably heard jeff who began covering the industry as a teenager and then in later years began producing the game awards in two thousand fourteen which many of equated to the academy award for video games. Well this summer. He's going to produce the summer games fest again and kicks off june tenth so far participants include Playstation xbox activision to k amazon games electronic arts epic games riot games tencent games and newbie soft. And there's more but that's that's that's gives you an idea it's going to be really well supported and then there's a new. A new independent games will be highlighted in something called days of the davos. Which is a showcase produced by eight bit and double fine productions which is one of our favourite game developers and they've made some super games including full-throttle second thoughts and grim fandango. I'm not sure if you're a fan or not but rock band. Weezer live on this june tenth broadcast. And you can watch on all the major streaming platforms including twitch twitter youtube. We have all the links in my story on tech usa. Today dot com they'll be more musical performances and special guest announced in the coming weeks jeff said and in the announcement came out. But what's really going to be. Interesting is if when and how the summer games i might conflict and come right up against e. three which is back this year but we'll be all online and streamed.
A Brief History of Entertainment Awards in the US
"Awards are tradition in the united states. Which have been around for almost one hundred years. The first academy awards were handed out in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine the hollywood roosevelt hotel. The ceremony lasted a whopping fifteen minutes. It's unclear exactly where the term oscar came from. But there's evidence of the staff of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences using the name as early as nineteen thirty-one the oscars were a huge hit and soon other entertainment organizations followed. Suit the other. Three major awards were all established after world war two. The first tony awards were given out in nineteen forty. Seven you award is named after actress antoinette. Perry who is nicknamed tony. She died in nineteen forty-six and the first awards were done in her honor at the first ceremony. Brock pemberton. Who handed out the award called it. A tony and the name stuck the emmy awards were first given out in nineteen forty nine in los angeles. When hardly anyone had televisions the awards. Were i only given out for. Local television stations in the los angeles area name emmy comes from the word imi which is a nickname for an image. Or th- akon. Which is the name of a camera tube. That was once used in tv cameras. The grannies were created in nineteen fifty eight as a response to the creation of the hollywood walk of fame the name. Grammy is short gramophone. Which is what the trophy looks like. And was the first record player which could play the first recorded music.
Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis Dies at 89
"Back to normal, and tributes and flowers overflowing on Olympia Dukakis star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Oscar winning actress died on Saturday. In New York. After months of failing health, she was 89 If you recall, she won a best supporting actress Academy Award for her performance in the 1987 film Moonstruck, but also is in Mr Holland's Opus, Steel Magnolias and
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning ‘Moonstruck’ Actress, Dies at 89
"Winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died at the age of 89. She was born in law and went to Boston University. She also was the cousin of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis when she accepted her Academy Award in 1988 for best supporting actress for the movie Moonstruck. Caucus gave a shout out to her cousin who was running for president that year to my friends and colleagues in New York and the whole theater. Thank you very much. Okay, Michael, let's go. Olympia Dukakis was one of the BU theater graduates who started the Charles Playhouse in Boston in the late 19 fifties.
Oscar Viewership Rises To 10.4M In Final Numbers; Remains Least Watched Ever
"The ratings for Sunday's Oscars have been updated bigger but not necessarily better the Nielsen company has tweaked the ratings for Sunday's broadcast of the Academy Awards it now says the audience was ten point six million viewers the re tabulation pushes the audience into double digits when it comes to how many millions watched but it doesn't change the big picture that it's still a record low audience and that it's a nearly sixty percent drop off from last year show which until Sunday show and been the previous low water mark not long ago as many as thirty million people watch the Oscars but in recent years audiences for all kinds of awards shows have been on a steady decline I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Academy Awards Television Audience Plummets to 9.85 Million
"Sunday's Academy Awards reached a new low in viewership marches are a letter with the latest the Nielsen company reports the audience for the Academy Awards was nine point eight five million viewers based on preliminary estimates compare that to last year's ratings of twenty three point six million which was the previous record for smallest audience usually the Oscars are one of the highest rated shows of the year but just about every award show lost viewers during the pandemic the Grammys the golden globes and the enemies all saw record low audiences in the past year
Facebook Introduces a New Miniplayer That Streams Spotify
"The short film co. let from facebook's oculus studios and e as respond entertainment game studio won an academy award for documentary short subject the first project from the game industry to win an oscar. The film was created for the video game medal of honor above and beyond and is available to stream on youtube oculus tv and the guardians website the new york times reports that the indian government ordered roughly one hundred posts critical of the country's covid nineteen response to be removed from twitter facebook and instagram india claim the posts were misleading and could incite panic. The platforms complied with the order with twitter blocking the tweets in india but leaving them available outside the country on monday apple detailed its plans for. Us development over the next five years including investing four hundred and thirty billion dollars building a new campus in north carolina and adding twenty thousand jobs in the us apple also pledged tens of billions of dollars for the development of next-generation silicon and five g. Technology apple says the north carolina campus will support at least three thousand jobs in machine. Learning artificial intelligence software engineering and other fields. Facebook rolled out support for a new spotify. Many player in the news feed which will continue to play content as a user continues to grow their feed part of a partnership that the companies announced last week the features available to free in premiums spotify users. who will now see facebook and facebook newsfeed option when selecting the share option from within the spotify app and a separate blog post. The company also confirmed its building. Its own app. Podcast player was shows having to opt into the service and expected to roll out in the next few months and macrumors confirmed that the revival ransomware group removed all references related to an extortion attempt against apple which previously included images and schematics. Stolen from the odium quanta. The group had pledged additional information through. May i if not paid a fifty million dollar ransom and it's not clear why the information was removed
Academy Awards Viewership Drops Below 10 Million
"Ratings for Sunday's Oscars and crashing to an all time low 93rd Academy Awards telecast through the smallest audience ever with fewer than 10 million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen Academies. Third show in a row without a host scored just at 1.9 rating among adults ages 18 49. It's a key demographic for
"academy awards" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"We. This is no co now presented by shanin agency. Here's tanner schwinn hour number. Two the denver nuggets. We're going to talk about them here. Just a minute him. The sports world they They seem to keep going through it but Our number two noko now here on northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. a. We'll get through the sports world here in just a bit talking about the oscars coming up later on in the program as well Want to be a part of the conversation today text. The girl texan nights. Seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one. Three zero one text. Kfi a to that number will be subscribed and ready to go They accessory to the flare. Inhere poll question. Excuse me up on our facebook. Page right now Our facebook pages at noko now but are excessive. Flare poll question. What concert are you. Concert of the greeley stampede. Are you most excited about right now. dwight yoakam getting a vote here. like i said dylan scott's gonna be sneaky good gotta celtics are saying that Hardy but hardy does seem to be the on all right. Let's get into the sports world. Talking about does denver nuggets. It's looking increasingly with every passing day. The denver nuggets will be taking on. The los angeles lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Four versus five type of matchup with the la clippers sitting three games in front of the nuggets. And that's a that's a pretty short. A short stint to get those pickup. Those three games against the clippers. So what does that mean for the denver nuggets does that mean. All hope is lost will know when he talked about the lakers. Their nine games back there. Four games vaca from the nuggets but nine games back from the utah jazz. Who look like they're gonna hold onto that number one seat. This can be perceived a couple of different ways as the nuggets have found themselves sitting at thirty nine and twenty one. This can be perceived a couple of different ways. Okay is it bad luck because you're drying the defending champs with you assume by that point. Anthony davis lebron. James is going to be back so you get those guys in the first round. But there's a reason that the lakers sitting number five right now right. These team is beatable this year. And once you beat the defending champs then doesn't doesn't all that pressure off and say okay. We can go do this. So they're gonna the nuggets are gonna know right off the bat if they do end up which it looks like they will do end up keeping that four and five seed matchup. If that's where lands lands you gotta beat the best to be the best and the nuggets are just going to have to do it in that first round now. One of the things that they're going to have to do is get healthy will barton out for quote foreseeable future with what coach mike malone called Pretty significant hamstring straight. So this injury bug has been going around and obviously hit denver. Denver pretty hard. They obviously lost jamal. Murray but now barton suffered suffered a right. Hamstring strain early This was on friday night. They're lost golden state It's he says. Elul wilburton says on twitter little setback. Be back soon. Eighteen last meet this season. God always looking out so now you got jamal. Murray out for the season. Monte morris strained his hamstring earlier this week and has missed the past four games so now you got we'll part now to this is increasingly putting more and more stress on two men nicole. Yokich michael porter. Jr. what did they do in their last game against the The houston rockets. Game that they won twenty nine hundred sixteen porter put up a career high thirty nine points yokich at twenty four points though that's does to could turn into the dynamic duo and those two are a match of nightmare for a lot of teams because they do have so much talent. I mean yokich can bring the ball of obviously i. It's it's been said it's been stated by everybody and anybody who's watched this team at all. There's not a lot of people who do what yokich importer do thirty nine points. Are you kidding me. Fox pozo at thirteen assist. This team is still finding ways to win basketball games. They got a big one tonight. Seven o'clock against the memphis grizzlies. The grizzlies obviously a pesky team you as we saw the last time. These two teams faced took him into into double overtime for the nuggets to win that game. But they're taking on The memphis grizzlies and job rant. The nuggets four point favorites as it sits right now. How far could nicole yokich. Kitchen and michael porter jr. carry this team. They're going to have to. Beat the la lakers and the first round. I think it's a could. It could potentially be a blessing in disguise all right. Let's switch over to the colorado rockies. Eight and thirteen now. They're they're starting to some stuff together. I like i like to see it. They have one. Let's see here. Four of their last five games. They slept the houston astros last week. In a two game series they take this series from the phillies over the weekend. They win the final game. Twelve to two. So are i think this might be the whole show. A poll question today is your hopes are getting up a little bit of iraqis eight thirteen trevor story with a grand slam cap off a seven run fourth inning letting loose a shout to his dugout a big bat flip and the colorado rockies overcame to solo home runs by bryce harper to beat the phillies twelve to on sunday off. If they can start to get this. This would be one of the craziest stories out there. If the rockies can somehow be good this year if they can find a way to be competitive. It's going to shock me. But john gray. Six innings pitched to and roads six ks that type of pitching. That's going to be able to do it for you. You didn't need the twelve runs. Which got him. You only need three. Could we have spoken to suit on the rockies. I don't think so. I still think that they're going to be a bad team. But let's see. They won four of their last five They are back in action tonight. Starting a new series against The san francisco giants seven forty five first pitch As they take on the giants in san francisco Let's go over to the. I shall we with the colorado avalanche. This team is another tv chip contender. Who's playing football arena. They've got.
Daniel Kaluuya Wins Supporting Actor, His 1st Oscar
"The Academy Awards belong to Tyler Perry, and I'm going to play it for you in a second. But I also want you to know that one of the highlights of the entire show was Daniel Cholula, who early in the ceremony one for best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, and he thanked his mom who was in the audience, but it kind of embarrassed her at the same time celebrating. Let's celebrate life, Man, we're breathing. We're walking is incredible. Incredible. It's incredible. My mom and my dad, they had sex. It's amazing. Like I said, I'm here was they cut to his mom who had just look at her face like, what are you talking about? And it was great, And it's like Maura Ward shows with that guy, please, because he really cut through a lot of the preachiness That was on last night during the Academy Awards that
Anthony Hopkins Won His Second Best Actor Academy Award on Sunday for His Performance in "the Father
"Came out but joaquin phoenix the winner of best actor last year to present. The best actor were now. We have been talking for months about the expectation chadwick. Boseman was going to win this award posthumously and then what happened. Anthony hopkins won best actor for the father anthony hopkins who did not attend the oscars and did not attend any of the satellite spaces so this show ended basically on a freeze frame of a photo of anthony
Frances McDormand and Anthony Hopkins Score Top Prizes at the Oscars
"Nomad Land Will the Oscar for Best Picture. Francis Make Mormon wins Best actress Oscar for Nomad Land. Anthony Hopkins won the best actor Oscar for the Father and Chloe's Yo made history, winning the Oscar for best best director director for for Nomad Nomad Land. Land. The The second second woman woman and and first first Woman Woman of of color color to to win win the the award, award, Sole Sole won won the the Academy Academy Award Award for for best best animated animated feature. feature.
"academy awards" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Race. I hope you enjoyed that. Conversation about the oscars will see if we were right about some of that stuff Thank you for joining me for the conversation. Check out her podcasts. Latin x lens and shuffle the pod. And while you're at it make sure your subscribe to piecing it together. you can. Of course subscribe to us wherever you listen to podcasts. If you're not already and if you like what we do here on the show make sure to rate and review us over on apple podcast or pod chaser and forget the follow us on social media at piecing pod and join our facebook group popcorn and puzzle pieces and of course most of all more than anything. Make sure to share the show with your friends because we love getting the word out all new people to come check out piecing it together We also have a patriot. The produced by david rosen patriots where i post advanced content from piecing it together as well as bonus content and stuff from awesome movie year and stuff from my music career so lots of great content over there. It's paycheck dot com slash by david rosen. Want support the show and everything else. I'm up to check that out. So let's closest thing out with a piece of music. Like i always do and i played this on the show a few weeks ago. But i'm gonna play it again because it fits the oscar theme This is a track called destined for greatness that i just put out as a new single available over on itunes apple music on spotify all the major digital music services you can buy the single or you can just stream it at at your favorite playlist but this is a coup triumphant inspirational type track so i thought it would be a good fit to play it again here and remind you all that i do. Have this new single out. So check it out There's a new blog post on my website about it and the creation of the track which was originally the score for a short film. So check out that blog. That's over on. By david rosen dot com and check out the single on all the digital music services and this is destined for.
"academy awards" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Ra so hope you enjoyed that conversation about the oscars will see if we were right about some of that stuff Thank you for joining me for the conversation. Check out her podcasts. Latin x lens and shuffle the pod. And while you're at it make sure your subscribe to piecing it together. you can. Of course subscribe to us wherever you listen to podcasts. If you're not already and if you like what we do here on the show make sure to rate and review us over on apple podcast or pod chaser and forget the follow us on social media at piecing pod and join our facebook group popcorn and puzzle pieces and of course most of all more than anything. Make sure to share the show with your friends because we love getting the word out all new people to come check out piecing it together We also have a patriot. The produced by david rosen patriots where i post advanced content from piecing it together as well as bonus content and stuff from awesome movie year and stuff from my music career so lots of great content over there. It's paycheck dot com slash by david rosen. Want support the show and everything else. I'm up to check that out. So let's closest thing out with a piece of music. Like i always do and i played this on the show a few weeks ago. But i'm gonna play it again because it fits the oscar theme This is a track called destined for greatness that i just put out as a new single available over on itunes apple music on spotify all the major digital music services you can buy the single or you can just stream it at at your favorite playlist. But this is a A coup triumphant type track. So i thought it would be a good fit to play it again here and remind you all that i do. Have this new single out. So check it out There's a new blog post on my website about it and the creation of the track which was originally the score for a short film. So check out that blog. That's over on. By david rosen dot com and check out the single on all the digital music services and this is destined for.
"academy awards" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"It up. I think he has not won. So i feel like this might be like a martin as type thing right right. Yeah i feel like Possibly he might win for For mink which. I love david fincher and i don't know if you should win for this one but if there's a time to give it to him maybe they're gonna think it's this time okay. Yeah that's fair. I'm gonna go with should win and will win for closure for nomad lands. I definitely see your point. Though with the the david fincher thing. I could see the academy doing that kind of thing but yeah i think it's clue as your though. I think. I think that she's got this one locked up and as we've been seeing these things don't always mean anything but all of the awards and all that stuff. They've all gone to her. And i just i think it would be crazy if she loses but i guess we will find out but what is something that you think should have been nominated again. I'm going to say Charlie kaufman that movie is just. It's just so good. I know the story is just. I guess he suffers from just being too out there sometimes and maybe at face value people. What was that. I don't like it. But i think just every viewing you realize how much how good it is. And so i feel like his directing and also the writing is sometimes overlooked And not appreciated so. I loved like how he what he did in that movie so i feel like he should have got nominated as well. Yeah i i love it. I love it so much however not my pick for the should be as much as i love charlie kaufman. I do think that the movie is a little bit four. Charlie kaufman may maybe for the hardcore fans. One thing i one thing i noticed about twenty twenty there's a lot of amazing Debut films lot of first time filmmakers and one of them that i think would have been great to nominate was doria smarter. Sound of metal. That film is just so amazingly put together and just the way that tells the story in a way that's like unique and and it really is just firing on every cylinder from the from the sound design to the acting to the story to everything that comes together in that film I just think is just done. So expertly and Just one of the year's best so let's move on to the acting categories and we'll start off with supporting actress. We have maria. Buck lova for borat subsequent movie film glenn close for hillbilly elegy. Olivia colman for the father. Amanda see freed for mink and you-zhong yawn for monari Who do you think should win. And who will win. Who should win. I have to go with my clean Olympia coleman i mean. She's already one. But i feel like she should be up there with those two time. Oscar winning actress is i think she would probably be I don't know how many there are. But maybe julia roberts and meryl streep's won a few. So i think she's just as good and i feel like she should get it But i think will win. I think i would not be mad about this either. Maria buckle ova one some of the words leading up to this. And i don't know i think if you do that type of movie and what she had to go through. You deserve it as well. So i won't be. I won't be mad with either of those that would be great if she won I i agree with your should win. Livia coleman definitely is who should win in my opinion as far as will win. I'm going to go with the man to see freed from bank. I just think that she see it. Seems like the performance that would get awarded especially in a supporting Supporting category it just feels like the thing that would win to me and i have nothing more than that to say other than just it feels like it's gonna win but do you think should have been nominated. Yeah oh there is a lot of good performances hit to make up my mind. I wrote like a bunch of them. And then i'm like how about you go first and then i'll i'm going to finalize. Sure sure well my my pick. I think should have been nominated for this. This was definitely a little bit of a tough one for me. They're like you said there's a lot of great performances this year but once i thought like felt like they would actually get nominated. It was kind of a little bit tough to pick from I'm gonna go with olivia cook for sound of metal. Obviously i loved this movie so much and i love olivia cook. I mean everything that i've seen her in. I just think that she is such a great actress. One of the best young actresses working right now. And i just think it's such a strong and varied performance throughout the the time line of the film itself. And there's just so much to the character. And i just think that this would be a great place to Actually start recognizing her for the great work that she's putting in. Yeah i did have her on my list because The sound of metal. Like i don't know. I it was it was like she was in in the whole time when she did. I kind of longed for her. I mean rhythm. Ed is very good. I am not saying that. I didn't like watching him but like she was very captivating onscreen. I have to say. And i i. She's one of those actors. Like i've seen her before and i had to like look up. 'cause like where it but i remember she kind of stands out and everything she does Somebody kind of piggyback off. You say that one to kind of help narain on it that that works for me. All right let's move onto best supporting actor. We've got sasha baron cohen for the trial of the chicago seven daniel kelly for judas in the black messiah. Leslie odem junior for one night in miami paul receiver sound of metal and lakeith stanfield for judas and the black messiah. Who do you think should win. And who will win. Should win is keith stanfield. I stand by my pick. I've i when i saw that movie I know daniel daniela. Performance is the one getting more of the hype. I think but for me what lakisha is with subtle and it's really hard to pull off like that internal struggle And i feel like daniel lewis. Performs obviously with fred hampton. It was more showy in our very good because when they show that clip at the end. And if you see those interviews. It's like it was uncanny. But i have to say that. Like i don't know something about the heat's performance of of really Like what that guy had to go through you know like what is character to go through and you can't show ally you know because it's like he can't give away what he's doing and so. I really hope that like he should win. I feel in my opinion. Who will win. I think it's going to be Daniel colusa just. Because i mean he's equally as great and i think maybe they're they're he's probably gonna get it and he has been winning up to this so Those are two my two picks. And i won't be mad about either like yeah my guy and i hope he wins. Yeah the i. I love lakeith to he. He he's awesome. I think it's kinda weird i mean. I think all of us think is kind of weird that he's up for supporting actor when it should be best actor but that's a whole nother story and who knows how these things work out. The way they do. But i i wanna go is should win. For paul racy for sound of metal which. I'm just so excited that he is even nominated. I did not expect it to happen. But we'll win. Definitely daniel coup the performance to be and it is you know appropriately. Great and i will not be mad at all of you. Wins this one What do you have for something that should have been nominated. Yeah is delroy. Lindo considered would be supporting. Because i know he. He he got snubbed or is he. I think most people are putting them in lead lead. Okay so i would say maybe chadwick boseman for defy bloods because he was shorting actor and so I know he's nominated in the lead Lead acting category. But if there was a time for him you know to be in two categories. He'd definitely deserved that one. So but that was a tough category to be honest. I'm i'm sort of not mad.
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"Someone who I don't know has david fincher juan. Before as he or is he one of those at snub. I want to say that he's been snubbed. Without looking it up. I think he has not won. So i feel like this might be like a martin as type thing right right. Yeah i feel like Possibly he might win for For mink which. I love david fincher and i don't know if you should win for this one but if there's a time to give it to him maybe they're gonna think it's this time okay. Yeah that's fair. I'm gonna go with should win and will win for closure for nomad lands. I definitely see your point. Though with the the david fincher thing. I could see the academy doing that kind of thing but yeah i think it's clue as your though. I think. I think that she's got this one locked up and as we've been seeing these things don't always mean anything but all of the awards and all that stuff. They've all gone to her. And i just i think it would be crazy if she loses but i guess we will find out but what is something that you think should have been nominated again. I'm going to say Charlie kaufman that movie is just. It's just so good I know the story is just. I guess he suffers from just being too out there sometimes and maybe at face value people. What was that. I don't like it. But i think just every viewing you realize how much how good it is. And so i feel like his directing and also the writing is sometimes overlooked And not appreciated so. I loved like how he what he did in that movie so i feel like he should have got nominated as well. Yeah i i love it. I love it so much however not my pick for the should be as much as i love charlie kaufman. I do think that the movie is a little bit four. Charlie kaufman may maybe for the hardcore fans. One thing i one thing i noticed about twenty twenty there's a lot of amazing Debut films lot of first time filmmakers and one of them that i think would have been great to nominate was doria smarter. Sound of metal. That film is just so amazingly put together and just the way that tells the story in a way that's like unique and and it really is just firing on every cylinder from the from the sound design to the acting to the story to everything that comes together in that film I just think is just done. So expertly and Just one of the year's best so let's move on to the acting categories and we'll start off with supporting actress. We have maria. Buck lova for borat subsequent movie film glenn close for hillbilly elegy. Olivia colman for the father. Amanda see freed for mink and you-zhong yawn for monari Who do you think should win. And who will win. Who should win. I have to go with my clean Olympia coleman i mean. She's already one. But i feel like she should be up there with those two time. Oscar winning actress is i think she would probably be I don't know how many there are. But maybe julia roberts and meryl streep's won a few. So i think she's just as good and i feel like she should get it But i think will win. I think i would not be mad about this either maria back. I mean she's one some of the words leading up to this. And i don't know i think if you do that type of movie and what she had to go through. You deserve it as well. So i won't be. I won't be mad with either of those that would be great if she won I i agree with your should win. Livia coleman definitely is who should win in my opinion as far as will win. I'm going to go with the man to see freed from bank. I just think that she see it. Seems like the performance that would get awarded especially in a supporting Supporting category it just feels like the thing that would win to me and i have nothing more than that to say other than just it feels like it's gonna win but do you think should have been nominated. Yeah oh there is a lot of is hit to make up my mind. I wrote like a bunch of them. And then i'm league. How about you go first. And then i'll. I'm going to finalize my sure. Sure well my my pick. I think should have been nominated for this. This was definitely a little bit of a tough one for me. They're like you said there's a lot of great performances this year but once i thought like felt like they would actually get nominated. It was kind of a little bit tough to pick from I'm gonna go with olivia cook for sound of metal. Obviously i loved this movie so much and i love olivia cook. I mean everything that i've seen her in. I just think that she is such a great actress. One of the best young actresses working right now. And i just think it's such a strong and varied performance throughout the the time line of the film itself. And there's just so much to the character. And i just think that this would be a great place to Actually start recognizing her for the great work that she's putting in. Yeah i did have her on my list because The sound of metal. Like i don't know. I it was it was like she was in in the whole time when she did. I kind of longed for her. I mean rhythm. Ed is very good. I am not saying that. I didn't like watching him but like she was very captivating. Onscreen have to say. And i i. She's one of those actors. Like i've seen her before and i had to like liquor 'cause like where where was it but i remember she kind of stands out and everything she does Somebody kind of piggyback off. You say that one to kinda help narain on it that that works for me I let's move onto best supporting actor. We've got sasha baron cohen for the trial of the chicago seven daniel kelly for judas in the black messiah. Leslie odem junior for one night in miami paul receiver sound of metal and lakeith stanfield for judas and the black messiah. Who do you think should win. And who will win should win is lakeith stanfield. I stand by my pick. I i've i when i saw that movie I know daniel daniela. Performance is the one getting more of the hype. I think but for me what lakisha is with subtle and it's really hard to pull off like that internal struggle And i feel like daniel clue reforms. Obviously with fred hampton. It was more showy in our very good because when they show that clip at the end. And if you see those interviews. It's like it was uncanny. But i have to say that. Like i don't know something about the heat's performance of of really Like what that guy had to go through you know like what is character to go through and you can't show ally you know because it's like he can't give away what he's doing and so. I really hope that like he should win. I feel in my opinion. Who will win. I think it's going to be Daniel colusa just. Because i mean he's equally as great and i think maybe they're they're he's probably gonna get it and he has been winning up to this so Those are two my two picks. And i won't be mad about either like yeah my guy and i hope he wins. Yeah the i. I love lakeith to he. He he's awesome. I think it's kinda weird i mean. I think all of us think is kind of weird that he's up for supporting actor when it should be best actor but that's a whole nother story and who knows how these things work out the way they do. But i wanna go is should win for paul racy for sound of metal which. I'm just so excited that he is even nominated. I did not expect it to happen. But we'll win. Definitely daniel coup the performance to be and it is you know appropriately. Great and i will not be mad at all of you. Wins this one What do you have for.
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"Our pushovers. so You know what we let our esteemed guests go. I asked her. What do you put over this week. So by some strange coincidence as well as watching kiss of the spider. When in las couple weeks i also watch another film of by directa. Hector banco Which was his nine hundred film of. Zoete i'm not sure from pronuncia not right. But that's very good very grueling of life inside a brazilian children's prison through the eyes of a ten-year-old is not an easy watch Ease incredibly scarring And yet seeing seen kissing spiderwoman after that you know kiss. This bottle is practically walk in the park next to pick saute so yet looking for some real feel bob cinema of seek thought out. It's shali available on vhs. Your local blockbuster love it. Love it again. We we love grinding ourselves into dust and doing the same to our audiences kind of our eat those around here so Jeff check that one out miles. What putting over this week. you know. jack restocking about genre films. I think i'll highlight one of my favorite from this year. Which is really an art film for our times. More people need to see the work of larry cohen with his acerbic film. The stuff which really It really takes the piss out of this. Reagan era nonsense. We're living through right now. More people watch this surely will be headed down. Less consumer driven path. Going forward Jack how about you. what do you over. Well i guess my over is going to seem real just real me compared to you guys but man. I am still for world cup. Mexico eighty six. It's going to be day. Arlen didn't make that. Lee bought a lot of great teams going to do the bath. Northern ireland's in their inexplicably. That happened but That's guy reaction. There's some bad shit going on there. So yeah Yeah mexico eighty six gonna be amazing Looking forward to myself you know. As far as my put over goes you mentioned briefly earlier when you're talking about john and films as well but I wanted to put over demons this week. Because i was thinking like. Is there a film that mirrors the experience of watching out of africa in a movie theater. And the answer is demons. Because it's a movie about Literal demons popping out of the screen and torturing people and tearing them limb from limb. And that's out of africa. Felt like to me so Thank you for bringing that one up and hopefully people check that out as well. I think there are any. It is out on vhs now so you can. You can check that out your local video store other than that. I guess we got a wrap things up. Remember if you want support optimism vaccine. You can write a letter as as you can check out the address for for that for sending us letters or if you prefer you. Can you can financially support us as well so There's there's ways to do that. Just it to the optimism vaccine. Po box and we would love to hear from you or take your money. Because wouldn't you believe in the year of our lord nineteen eighty five film. Criticism does not pay the bills. The way you think it would but who knows still check your calendar nineteen eighty-six sorry. I'm sorry i mean we're still. We're still young ear so you know how it goes but Yeah i mean. I can barely afford a three bedroom apartment in manhattan with my current salary is a film critic and It's just things are things are getting tough to be fair at him. Our president doesn't know what year it is. Yeah how can i be expected. Boris so fucking low man and then god like these these movies we watch jesus out of africa. No thanks i. I've just i'm out of patience. I've done with it. Another oscar year in the books looking forward to next year. Alastair our international correspondent. Thank you again for being on the show appreciate you. Man always a pleasure oldest great back. Well we'll be back again next week by..
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"To me. I like it and it's it's stupid that i'm saying this because i i mean. This is a field of movies that for the most part. I don't give a shit about or at the very best. I respect this and also did do not wanna watch it again But then you get a movie like witness and it's just like you pop this on. You can pop this in your vcr for anyone you know. Got friends over. Whatever put family whatever night alone watch it. It's it's just it's it's breezy and it's engaging and it's fun and it's it's definitely like populous spill making at its finest but it doesn't maybe that's why it doesn't feel like an oscar movie and it kind of transitions nicely to my other question for you guys which is like what would be if you could pick populace film to to swap out from this year. It seems like witness you. Could you could almost lop it all out. And in inject something. Like i don't know why not back to the future or even cocoon people. We got cocoon fever sweeping america. Right now So as much as i love this movie i it feels totally out of place in in this field of films. Does that make sense. How good must be that us. I think might be the the feel of. Because it's very easy to watch. And i feel like the oscars i feel like the oscar commission just this challenge for themselves if they really genuinely enjoy the movie. Then it's that's not right. It has to stick in the crawl a little bit and certainly the rich movies definitely do that. Out of africa is actually. I mean i feel like that's one of those ones that you feel like it just deserves price because we all made it through. You know win. The oscar special audience award would get one. Yeah this is strange. Just this is just really great filmmaking to take a simple story text and infused through the magic of cinema at that you know it takes on all manner of other meanings in potentialities. Yeah it's just a good the hoping and yeah you're right. Why is this here. A little bit strange. But i'm glad i am glad it made us. Yeah i mean. I'd rather take of a film what they stopped passionate about this as you guys but feel at least has more places than say. Just the won't to be sweeping graphics like out of africa you know. This doesn't feel like he was made with oscar in mind and it doesn't feel like it was just nominated because it takes the boxes off because he's been made by like a previously celebrate director which must be the only reason the pizza on a eases beloved east By the oscars like this just seems like people want straight people like that it extends is. It's both populist. I'm dose nothing like late. At the says i mean account think of another amish fish out wall comedy is really connected with people. But if i'm forgetting something please let me and fill in the block world. Give it a few years. Yes there's gonna kick off the amish. We'll be back. Never right off the amish. I expect Amish fever to just sweep the nation and we're gonna have a huge huge swath of of amish films the next five to ten years But who knows who knows so. Yeah i i guess this transitions iceland to my my last question for you guys. If you had to swap something out or you know what if they were like this year we're adding a six film. What's it gonna be. What's what's missing from this field. Well i'll jump in and just say honestly. Eighty five was an incredible year for sean films. So there was no way hail any of them. Were ever gonna get nominated. Frankly but i mean you got night reanimator. I mean that was nowhere. Reanimator getting an oscar nomination sadly but it was a great movie and yeah. There's just so many great ed you had from our shanto Phenomena with jennifer. Connelly that kid. She's she's going places. I think Yeah there's so many great moves. Oh demons oh man horror cinema in a cinema lifeforce. Toby hooper suit reaches beyond the eighty five. Just so many tremendous horror movies in particular Kango the action movie. So frankly any of those. I like i would watch those back to back to back the same you three times over and that would be better than listening to meryl streep play dane. Meyer say you got. You got any snubs on your list here. That should have made it in. Yeah you know. I think i would focus in on Terry gilliam's brazil. I this sort of post. Nineteen eighty-four film that is really remarkable has been mistreated throughout its release process. Here certainly not something the studio backs to get in on this conversation. But i do think it's a remarkable piece of work that might have a more lasting impact than than something like out of africa. If you can believe that yeah kind of hard to think about but for me like it's all you need to do is like look through the rest of your nominations this year to see the you know the economy about walk some decent films it makes no sense why that nominate them in some kind of grades but not best. I mean you've got a brown He's nominated for best director. You've got to the future costs for mentioned to brazil. Aforementioned and of course you know everybody's favor direct you know livable counting navan. And he's still at obama this year. A not as woody allen with the papal does a. Cairo can't do anything wrong i think he's going to be. You know channing. Films year after year and in top. See anything happening. That will stop as loving the woody allen attending to them bearish of american cinema if something happens to him. I think i don't know where we'd be where we go. Oh yeah i i. I can't imagine a world where he's not just. The most beloved director talked about a guy with a consistent output. He's constantly surprising us With with new revelations in just just pushing himself in different directions in his career. Now if we're talking about autour who are doing a little bit of a nontraditional Film this year. I also like dimension scorsese's after hours which is a blast. Yeah oh that's great and the fact that that's just completely snubbed. His is crazy to me. Because i think it doesn't play like the kind of scorsese that we might expect from him But god the energy. That movie is incredible and You really got to step outside the box for himself. And i think it paid off immensely. So hopefully that's one that will gain a following over time. Perhaps in the in the video. Mark i guess the lesson for scorsese is if he wants oscars maybe stick to the mall films but maybe stop hiring. Italian americans get him out of yes says. Do you know any irishman. Because maybe you should hire more of them. Yeah some to think about Yeah i mean for me. I keep going back to the idea of like what What oscar movie is like what is that. What does that look like. And a weird snub. That mirus brought up was a room with a view. Like isn't that. Just the quintessential oscar movie and somehow missing off the list. So there you go toward an excellent film as well yeah. It's good stuff i mean. It's it's the kind of thing where again if you're looking at like what what constitutes prestige oscar film. It's like well. yeah. I got this this this this and this has got all the elements But it doesn't suck shit like Out africa sell you. Know maybe that a nomination said We do have to wrap things up. Because we're getting close to time here but Gotta do.
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"Aware himself if he vacillates between these feelings or something you know very much unclear but certainly i can't think of many performances like that in cinema. Now it's it's pretty thin field particularly of of ben play openly gay characters like this you know and maybe the flaws will be you know kind of worn way in time. He might get reclaimed back in. I mean i'm thinking upcoming films. We have michael mann's manhunter come out later this year which is based on the source. Material is gonna pause it interesting. Messed up guy possibly You know kind of like gender confusion and so on. But he's absolutely a bad guy. He's he's a serial killer he's a really weird. Serial killer am but yeah maybe nineteen. Ninety-six is going to become the year of the like the weird weird queer representation in mainstream popular cinema. And i don't know if it will you know maybe it's too soon. May we're not ready for that. Maybe we need more glowing kind of popular friendly friendly gay men and movies to smooth out the edges. But you know. I don't know i think it's interesting. I think in time the rough edges year might might may be be less problematic. I don't know you know. And i will say this. For william her is. It's an incredibly brave performance account. Think many straight artists who would take him evolve playing gay just groundbreaking. I'm just happy will will always be able to treasure. William hurt for sure for sure Well we've got one more film to talk about and for my money might be the best of the bunch it continues. The theme of danny glover's got trouble on the farm. And you wanna talk about representation boys. When was the last time you saw an amish movie. Think about that one for a second and Another acclaimed director. This one's from the guy that brought us picnic at hanging rock. Peter weir's so we watched witness so alastair what the hell is. This is actually again. The best of high-concept movies are the ones that you can solve some lies in offense and Yeah simpler amish. Boy goes to the witnesses. Murder family In in jeopardy risk of being out harrison ford cop joins them inner amish village it's efficient. Accommodate meets suspenseful cop thriller the forget it to suspenseful thriller about forty five minutes in the second half to just be involved. Just chilling with the amish. Which is yeah you wanna talk about some great amish. Chill time he does. He hits all the notes that you want to hit. Does this motherfucker raise a barn. You bet on the see like make some furniture shit. Yeah at one point. It seems like harrison ford actually just wanders into a workshop himself and then the amish lady that he's lusting over kind of goes into bring him some lemonade and areas. And she's like. Oh you do woodworking. he's like oh yeah woodwork. Now what it seems like he goes from like shot in the guts and dying in the arms of the amish to full amish in less than a week. It's an incredible transformation. You know But i think the thing that really drew me to this movie and why enjoyed it is the way it kept subverting. What i thought it was going to do. I've seen plenty of of crime. Thrillers both critically acclaimed. And and just straight pulp up and and this one was constantly subverting. Things i thought it was going to be very procedural police driven. I didn't think it would have this It's almost like a romantic drama for almost half the run time and then the way that it goes from that and kind of seamlessly goes back into thriller. Action mode is Is surprising and it's another movie to where there's it looks beautiful. I mean i would expect nothing less. I mentioned before. Same guy gave us picnic at hanging rock which got every frame of that is like painting so But yeah i think the main draw for this one is just how surprising it was to me. And how subdued and confident powerful harrison ford's performance was which i i didn't know he had this level arrange yet this is It's strange because the you don't realize will be. I think somewhere in the middle section. You start realizes. This is a an america story and is his client the just maybe she's a society story. Just the tensions between between just ku kana commune. Living making things with your hands living kind of like easy and on claw her lawyer leaves following instinct versus urban living and the complexities of that and kind of organizing you know. Material wants and markets the drug trade that specifically pushes this the murderer that add the child witnesses and it. It's kind of like the two spirits. America fighting kind of i mean somewhat reminiscent of picnic at hanging rock which is again a film. Red like a tension between kind of a white colonialists civilization quote unquote versus the on capable australia wilderness. And yet it's peculiar to just sort of and kind of just meanders out into enemy. Maurice showers as soundtrack on this is i thought wonderful and really not what. I was expecting kind of strangely. Menacing in the city strangely kind of wistful in the in the countryside. And it it just kind of this just largely harrison ford hanging admittedly a very attractive amish woman who are think uses makeup the probably not available to her. She's not very plain. And kelly mcgillis in this few a few liberties taken but kind of really interesting and then and committing to it's To its thesis and his cover is blown because he can't help himself and some tourists start messing with the amish in the amish kind of absorb whatever they're just they're just asshole tourists will just let it go and he can't air towers. Import can't his character. He has to go and beat someone up and makes people talk and brings attention in. And that's when the guys are trying to escape comeback in and this is kind of the lure of violence of justice of as kind of this patchy idea of standing up for yourself in this context becomes harmful. It's kind of a really interesting story of how america built itself up as an agrarian to industrial to a post industrial society and its surprisingly layered for a movie. That is just asleep out barn raising and being playing. Yeah i. I'd also like to thailand jar score because i think it really reinforces a lot of teams you discussing the way at. Mary's is sort of wave. Synth sound with these traditional sort of amish tunes that are playing throughout is just. It's an interesting soundscape. That fills us film and i man. I actually really appreciate this. I think that on most levels assist assist a tight package witness. I think this is easily the stand out of the bunch. We are here. But i take little fault with anything in it i. I think it's beautifully photograph. The score is wonderful. It's assuredly directed all the performances are exactly what they need to be. Yeah it's i. I don't know i it doesn't it doesn't really feel. I guess if i had a lot of criticism at it doesn't feel like an oscar movie.
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"Defense is but i've always been good to the colored people and then she accuses the black but have tried to attacker with. They're just trying to help her out. And i think that that sort of really resonates like there's no. There's no white savior narrative here. This isn't out of africa. Where meryl streep and swedish chef accent are descending into the onto the black masses and trying to save them. There's none of that bullshit and that's that's nice to see but then on the flip side of that there's actually been Protests around this movie By like progressive black organizations who feel that the the the way that black men in particular are represented in this movie is actually destructive because every black man in. The movie is a huge piece of shit up from my perspective. I see more of like a microcosm of this one particular family. Because danny glover's a piece of shit but his dad's a piece of shit Harpo is a piece of shit who is also part of this family and so it feels more the meal and generational To me but i'm not. I don't know if you guys know this. I'm not a black man. So i i don't think that's like my place to speak on. I don't know if there's a lot of complexity that goes into this and it is. It is odd because it's a spielberg movie and there's a lot that comes with that as well and it does feel like we're kind appearing in from the outside sometimes it's sort of film for me but it is certainly a film that is Leaps ahead of the historical dramas that are also sharing this category. I i feel like this is Remarkably watchable film for it. It's subject matter and run for better and for worse at times. There's the tension between as say spielberg's walkability versus the consequences. I mean oprah. Winfrey's character is so empowered and no nonsense and kind of elevates you know the whole scene. It's great fun and watching her and in spielberg villagers characters. Who were like fun to watch. But then we were faced with the consequences for being that way in this society and years of indentured servitude coming from one moment of just standing up for herself but the film kind of law over that part for her. it's which is back to the main narrative and it all wraps open a very uplifting moment even with a redemption ark for danny glover's character who is You know just an absolutely insanely awful person throughout this and and let's say you know who knows who who knows what issues. He's suffered with in his time. I mean he's still. You know a black man living in georgia in the early nineteen hundreds. I'm sure he didn't have a happy life. Either you know certain no one in this movie is is living their best life and the that tension just peculiar and it's kind of strange in terms of presenting this work as popular entertainment and on the one hand. I imagine the kind of movie you could. We'll the television into the classroom. Get the vcr. Hooked up and people would watch this. And maybe that's important. Maybe that's really helpful compared to maybe something that would be a little more scholarly a little bit more thorough a little hammer home a little bit more of the gravity of these situations without maybe pulling punches and which i think the villain certainly don't who wants to sit through that. May you know some people do i do. I'm a glutton for punishment unless it's boring africa the so i guess it's kind of weighing up the scale of the necessity of this film. I think it's film on. The whole is probably helpful probably whereas or somewhat useful at least. I don't think it's detrimental. I don't think it's it's painting of black. Males is being a really terrible. Is you the feeling you could make this movie white guys and and white guys talk to you know it's a patriarchal system and that that's another movie. Make that movie this one. you know. it's kind of like. Yeah you know i. I just think there's value in this one. I just question what could have been. And i suppose we'll never know at this. Point at of the film was made. Yeah i i agree entirely. I think that an easy way to sum up my issues with the film are with the resolution of the oprah. Winfrey characters are In that she has been pistol whipped seemed to have lost a lot of her mental physical faculties and has been essentially subjugated For probably decades. It's hard to say that the passage of time he's a little bit slippery but not not problematic but yes she's she's essentially a shell of herself had of just getting through the days and and in the conclusion of this film she just sort of gets fixed Somehow all of a sudden the switch flips. And she's back to her old feisty self and it's just like the come on now that's the way the world works we. We are confronted by the healing power of sas which yes trouble. The only the only way to officially He'll a closed head. Injury and brain trauma is With girl power yeah it just robs it robs that story which is a very impactful subplot in this film of a lot of its power. I agree yeah because it's like. Oh well she. She got pistol whipped because she was standing up to you know patriarchal systems and incredible like reconstruction racism. And all this really fucked up heavy shit and she was willing to stand up to it and she was the one character who would take no shit from no one. And what do you get when you stand up in your loud while you get pistol whipped and subjugated by your oppressor and then but but then her healing moment is is just like that. I it it rips. All of that out and rips out the emotional impact of that So we can have a happy ending. I guess i. I don't know i don't know what. Hey you know. Why don't we go from a giant long sprawling spielberg epic to the very first independently produced film. That was nominated for nascar. Also i it's It's it's an international film to which is not something you see a lot in the best picture category and my question for ouster is else. Who's your favorite latin american. Gay man. why is it william hurt. Oh wow so yeah kiss of the spider woman. So i'm just going to look at some context for us because the Because from getting into read this big change happened from the novel of this was based on to the film. The west seeing here because in the book The character is played by william. her in. The film wasn't a game on it was a transgender woman and has been changed from page to screen. But it's still written in this very confusing way. The gay men are just men who want to be women on its this very peculiar characterization dot is not the motley authentic. And he's just very very worst brand of saw straight people fighting.
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"Between nicholson and turner gee slack jawed and like leering at her up on a balcony. Nothing shoot about this film. Yeah that's how you get shakespeare. You curry who's gonna purple dress. Mr why don't you twenty dollars okay. i'm just. I'm just looking at the catholic tier and it's Let's see we've got angelou. Pop partanna played by john randolph. We have charlie partanna played by jack. Nicholson we've got. Don corrado. Prec played by william hickey. Rosario philology finley played by michael lombard. May rose ritzy played by angelic accused. This is this is a talion american. Erasure this like a like. You know the the italian american communities well ensconced in the american culture now but i mean there's still a couple of like you know agreements social contracts. We should acknowledge one of which is that. If you're making a malt movie they should get employment from it. None of this absolutely must be at be like ripping down columbus statue that this thing should have been just absolutely you know. Take up the talian american community. This is absolutely just unholy horror. Frankly it's another one of those movies. Where i i feel like the crazy person and out of africa i i can see just the the nostalgic sentimentality. That's wrapped up in it. I get why people like it. This movie is it's completely over my head. What the allure is or why it's supposed to be funny but then you look at the critical reception. I mean obviously it's it's nominated for eight oscars a kaelin. Roger ebert both gave it like glowing reviews ko comparative to the godfather acted out by the munsters. Which i'm not seeing any of that at all. I don't think it has the level of physicality although if there was a laugh track. Maybe that would be the cue that i needed in order to understand the humor here. And ebert said that. It's a movie so dark and so cynical and so funny that only jack nicholson and kathleen. Turner could kept straight faces during it. And i'm like is it just is that is just a level of navel-gazing in like insular comedy where the movie thinks it's so fucking funny but can veils that so much that. I am incapable of seeing the jokes. Or maybe i'm just a big idiot. That's the other option here. I suppose i don't know. I mean we only like alistair briefly mentioned the the plot is literally a guy meets a girl at a wedding. He falls head over heels in love with a end up kind of up in a relationship. He's a hitman for the mall. He doesn't tell her it turns out she's actually also professional hitmen. So sued the conflict of interest in the fundamentals of them being together. Because what would happen if they had to say for example Kill each other which guess what happens. approximately six hours in its. Yeah but beyond like what's dark and cynical here. And i guess 'cause you don't want to spoil it so much at look one of them one of the gains the upper hand and doesn't seem particularly. You know i mean. I guess the the play on this. Is that if you devote your life to crime and ever all social institutions kind of crumble away. But we've had the pot her covered this week. Two of them they were you know. And they've they've done remarkable work in that in the scope of godfather part two which frankly has more laugh senators. Well and yeah. I don't see this is not new territory at all at this is honestly. I'm just thinking you know miami vice. The hit tv series is on right now. I not that already covered the idea that if you and this please officers. It's even darker that you know if you accidentally dedicate yourself life of like pursuit of a go will you know everything else in your life is gonna fuck up. You're going to have a really bad time. You're going to become a poisonous person. You're not gonna like yourself and that tv and it's darker than this thing. I do not understand what movie ebert kale watched but it sounds great me a copy. It feels like it doesn't explore that end until twenty minutes left in this towering long film all of a sudden it's a character study. I what this life is doing. The jack nicholson but prior to that is just meandering nothingness and what staggers me. Most of all yes this is nominated for eight oscars and one of them is not even kathleen turner who is is really the only person who's a success in this with this material like absolutely without her with the totara bubble i mean with her is still also pre gullible fair like throwing a life preserver. At the titanic. As you can't there's not much you could really do to prop it up The i guess the gesture is nice but not a lot going on here You know the real funny thing here is we're going to move on from this to another historical drama which tackles very serious heavy shit and yet somehow got belly laughs out of me then. Pizza honor and Also it it kind of touches on a theme that that is or a through line in the best picture. Nominations this year and that is Danny glover's got trouble on the farm again. So we watched. We watched the color purple and Man to a lot going on this one you wanna talk about like sprawling historical epic dramas This one i mean. I can't even blows out the scope more out of africa it's got its own africa's segment which is about maybe a little bit better than all about africa. But i guess. This is not the kind of movie that i expected from steven spielberg and i'm a little bit conflicted on it but A lot going on here so Alastair what do you think the odds are of the color purple. Pick it up an oscar this year. It's got eleven nominations. Man i know. Wow i mean. I just don't see how he cannot possibly sweep off the oscars i mean steven spielberg. He's being a darling of the oscars to quite some time. But it's famous lead when he's films. Have being best picture nominated. He hasn't had a best director nomination. I mean there's the famous video of him on the oscar nomination morning for when jones was a best picture nominee on his way into the best director nominees and all faw names were announced. It was just about to say his name. And then instead the announced fellini who had a surprise nomination not year And it was just. He was famously embarrassed and since then he's just been building his reputation of to finally make something that's just completely our character for him and.
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"They could've could've done this. Frankly and meryl streep is building for me a remarkable career of incredible performances in films that i never want to see again with a few exceptions. So you know. And the french hands woman sophie's choice. This like just stop just be american accent. Gets the oscar you know. I'm i'm sure she'll evolve going forward in their career. You know it takes some other approaches. Yeah i'm going to make a bold prediction say that you know if anything this is just entering kolja even more from now on the only oscar nomination. She will get off the doing bills. She has a funny voice. Just just gonna meant not prediction. Yeah i i think you're on point that that makes sense. It seems like that's that's the line. Follow like good acting. It's not about what you doing onscreen. It's about how you sound and do you sound like you normally do know. Congratulations here's your golden statue Yeah i don't know this was just a slog and and the fact that like i feel bad guys like we we had to. We had to watch this for the show. And i just like to offer you a personal apology and I am sorry for sucking three hours. Out of your life is not fair. Well maybe something good become. Come this and you know all those colonizers will take the film's advice and get the fuck out of africa We can only help while you know. Let's let's let's move onto something different than the best picture category Out of africa. Melodrama romance kind of drags its feet. Why don't we go to a comedy. Oh no what if the comedy wasn't funny and had zero jokes We also watch predeceased. Honor which stars. Jack nicholson is. I don't know like chef boyardee with a lobotomy and Whoop see married a a mob hit woman and he's a hit man and what if they gotta hit each other wouldn't that create a little kerfluffle and somehow What's again a movie with no chemistry. No romance and no jokes despite being pitched to us that way Wh what the fuck pizza honor. Alison walk me through this man help me. I'm so it seems like a classic high-concept dot comedy of the saw. The i'm seeing combing comic actor. Danny devito padding to make lol yeah. It's like one of his films with all the jokes taken out quite frankly It's like whoa. If you had a high concept comedy that was all high-concept and instead of buying jokes he just got to speak in funny accents thus creating the illusion of commodore because if they said something funny voice then can lead to anything fully deliveries just selling the You know it's an absolute fucking slog. How is this over two hours. Long is my big question. I am completely gobsmacked by the run time. It's it's another one too. Where i it's it's like. It's like a theme for this year's best picture. Nominations where you get to a certain point and then you're like oh my god this is still going and then you realize it's gonna keep going even though it has nowhere to go. It's incredible stuff. Look i'll tell you high-concept what is more high-concept then making a film about the italian mob. And not hiring any italian people radical concept robert loggia is he might be. I think that's about this. Yeah was third billed in this film for some reason though. He seems to have about two lines of dialogue. Yeah this is actually a big joke at at the italian community at large. It's just like hey we. We hired a bunch of irish people to play. Italians isn't that funny and for us out for them. Not so much and then got. What is william hickey doing. Is he okay. I always forget that he's like he's he's only like fifty seven years old. He's not that old but he's just a appre. T fabri jolly. Jolly i think he's like a crip keepers is gonna keel over and die at any minute understand if his like his performance actually is the most confusing to be in this film. I genuinely don't know what he's doing is brilliant or insane. 'cause he's playing the elderly off your dawn. But he's he's his name is william iggy. So that's a bit of giveaway. He probably shouldn't have got that role and yeah he just looks like an athlete. You just desiccated corpse. But he isn't in real life i guess. And he's just slurs his words and he just looked really uncomfortable at the time. And i don't know if he's leading into like some kind of marlon brando or if this is so like absolutely bewildering and compared to everyone else like jack nicholson accent is holding it. Meryl streep is like open on a funny accent. Jack nicholson is like i will. Just pretend i'm heroin. There's just this slow. Demand on opioid teaches this location. As i wouldn't be surprised. Frankly if a large shown this film was shot you know just around jack. Nicholson that might explain. Some of the staging. He just refused to move or couldn't they just had to like kind of like incorporate into scenes. Yeah i want a wellness. Check for half the cast. Yeah i i'm not a hit man. I don't know a lot about this. But i imagine it's the kind of job there were reflexes and quick thinking could be important and useful. Nicholson communicates known of those things. So yeah again. Br high-concept remark like nothing in this film clicks together. And which really makes it very interesting on paper and very difficult to sit through innocent emma nicholson's performances is staggering to me like Offered a string of great performances. Certainly but this is not one of them He's certainly not doing any real vocal works here. But we're doing a lot of face acting. I guess at a at if he's trying to face act what he's trying to convey seems to be that his character is brain damaged in some way like he he just never closes his mouth got this drooping slack jawed throughout the entire film. And i i just don't have any idea what he's trying to convey with this role. It's it's quite a terrible performance. Oh i'm just. I'm just going to say absolutely categorically. At least i'm confident there's no way. Inhale angelica houston is gonna pick up our on an oscar for her performance terrible terrible just the best way of describing this fall accommodate is it's. It's the saw a comedy where you can tell. The everybody onset had a great time making it and they just got so caught up in how much from were having on site that they didn't realize that none of the material was rarely working at the level of it needed to you know paying and yet it's just late disappointment Especially for john huston. But i'm hopefully east gulf. Fu mall films left in the bank. So yeah. Hopefully this is going to be the end of his career bizarre choices from houston in this one to the way this opens is is. You'd almost think it was. It was going for an out of africa sort of classes. And it's very slow and deliberate and it's it's credits And the opening scene is set this sort of bewildering leaden pace for for a film. The same that at comedy. Yeah the the opening scenes like honesty like like the leopard. Visconti films like lauch. It's like this huge teeming wedding seeking. I feel like it's half an hour long. I don't think that can be true. Bought it absolutely just lingers and at a certain point i was just conflict. We're still here should. Shouldn't we go somewhere else. And and supposed to be i guess the.
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"Who's basically looking to date but moved to an entirely different country and views all the people who live there already to be on worthy of her. And we're supposed to hang with her for three hours and literally care anything. She says her dog. it's awful. You wonder what the ethos of this film is meant to be because it is a very antiquated notion. I would say I don't know What are what are pollock s- on aristocracy and colonialism and stuff of that nature tired. It's hard to say in this film. It's conflicted throughout. It's almost like on one hand. he sank. This is bad. We we got to give these people back their land but on the next he speaks out of the other side of his mouth at the time going. Oh well except for some were good right. Some of these holidays are good. Folks who are making life better for these primitive after phrase. That kept coming to mind while. I'm sitting just enduring. This film is quiet dignity. That's that's the dog of a quiet dignity and it's quite 'cause they don't talk as much as he's applies and and look how they try and frame things that are supposed to be make a sympathetic towards the characters. Even robert redford. Who is is sort of presented as this one. Dimensional like quiet macho but sensitive man. Like the perfect man. The one thing he gets really upset about in this movie while to actually one Meryl streep won't lennon fuck around. And that's annoying which we get it. You robert redford and chew. He gets mad at one point because he's just like man. How are we going to make any money. Things like they used to be You know they're really restricting. The ivory trade these days like go blasted elephant in the face with a shotgun. Like i use go. Oh gee i am so sad for you. Robert redford the way you can't shoot and elephant. He has layers i. He's also kind of the voice of the. I don't remember the context of this point. Where at some point. He kind of just mentioned how you know. Maybe maybe people who live in africa. Maybe they know a thing or two and then it just kind of wanders off but sort of like a rebuke of the british colonialists African people they they make fine servants. And that's it and like maybe they'd make more than fine servants. But also i need someone to get me stuff right now and that's pretty much film. It's exactly to still understand. Who like short of your air conditioning. Being out. i don't understand why anyone would show up to cinema in dur two hours and fourteen minutes of two of the charismatic likeable characters in cinema. -tory kind of not doing anything together. There's a sex scene later on a sort of like okay. Falling orderly unromantic own sweeping. It's like the the pool of this film. The lure of it is essentially. We brought a camera to africa on. Make a documentary -gratulations. It's beautiful looking film. Did did great work there. I don't know if sydney. Paula has shares in kodak film or something and he's like helping him sell. I knew real is like making this thing nearly three hours long. But it's good work Visually it's just other than that. Nothing else happens. It's just a polling waist line it is just like being just dead. I guess yup like maybe five minutes of the film. The e could say good. But it's probably good for like the various tallest bonds of africa. Because you've got all of these beats full sweeping avenue schultz eventually quite creates a lookout but biden place in the context of everything else. It's just just dragging its heels to an even longer boomtown and it needs to be exactly the best parts of this film are the establishing shots and transitions because no one is talking and you get to look at the beautiful scenery like oh african. That's gorgeous but then it's like okay now remember you need to care about meryl streep and know that. She's kind of an asshole and that she wants to marry royalty and that might not be too likable bought remember. She's really nice tour slaves that she has servants that she has and remember when she saw a little african boy and had a gaping wound on his leg and she said hey. If you get that ruined fixed up. I'll let you be my servant and then gives mad when you cooked chicken. The way i like it i mean how could you not love her. Meryl right think you were you were adding some sense of hyperbole to that you are. That's literally whether fucking swedish chef as accenture. Ooh where did you make. Efficient stated the chicken. Stop that fucking stop it. It's like yeah you can work for me to go to the hospital. Doesn't offer like a link to the hospitals gadgets that you can wear that yourself. No may not like leg is broken or anything. era has like a fist size hole in it anymore gangrenous infection. Who needs a ride. But you know. Calmer is a plenty of because she eventually gets an infection of her in the form of syphilis You know that's common wet play. The screenplay not about covered is the fact that her husband is probably spread syphilis to like a hundred african women that he raped. But that's that's fine. Africa overpopulated. So far as i understand from this film yeah. It's it's incredible because as as own likable as the characters are narrow scripps so character. Trait is essentially. Can't have children. We are to infer from the world of womanhood and bestowed upon her while she does a funny accent. Yup that's it. She can get less but not pregnant so we're supposed to be like oh man that's just imagine being a woman and you can't have a child and you live in africa and you just own other people's children kind of i. I think that speaks to who this applies to. This is the ultimate like upper middle class romance fantasy. If i was like forty two and and just like a spinster. This would be my shit. I would totally identify like i am financially independent. I am unmarried. I cannot have children and this is my film. I have chosen to embrace it. But it's it's a fucking useless. It's just got it's fucking triton and she starts financially independent get like she has the money to start with and so okay so she asked to get some kind of a marriage to i guess a legitimate the money because as a woman. Maybe she's not allowed to invest us really. Because you know that okay. Dontrelle thing folks on. It's kind of like oh. I just went to a loveless marriage with this dude and we just kind of keep her own spaces and they would just go to another country and take over. And that's how i have my business and it's like yet. None of this is like sympathetic in the slightest. I know we've gone over this. It's it's just incredible to me even upper middle class people like it's. It's free boring. There's it's it's glacial pace. Am i believe sydney pollack has said that. He the pacing of the film. It's like life in africa. Which is the kind of thing you would say if you didn't live there and what the fuck to say no clue because they don't have you know new york city. That's that's it and you know. I think it kind of felt like wandering the sahara person like you just lost and dying slowly over a long not nothing about the process. The production does make sense because it's slow to mirror life in africa. It's like no it's just slow. Like african people can do things i would imagine. This film doesn't do anything like that. Secondly meryl streep apparently one over pollock to get the role for days by showing up in a push up bra and a little talk to prove she could play sale. Which is finally sigourney. Weaver or someone. I it's like yes sigourney. Weaver showing up like the audition for alien and building the entirety of pirates of penzance to prove she could sing like it is with the end product..
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"Welcome back optimism vaccine. I'm steve and joining me as always almost as always we got adami. ross Most excited for another oscar season. Baby we love the award shows This it's always a trial these upset at least hoping Won't be like previous years where we've had to do like three hour multi part episodes because i think it's it's high time we had an oscar episode where we don't grind our audience into dust with our our voices but we'll see how this one goes Also joining us. Say we got jack. Easson get drunk on one podcast and just comes back to haunt you time and time again. I don't know why. God honestly if you're tuning in for one of her oscar episodes. Serves you all. Bets are off. You don't know where you're getting. I choose to believe the silence. Before you responded. Was you shocked that. I didn't want to just grind our audience into dust again. That's your little sounds rice. That's fine well. I in one of these movies successfully ground me in the dust. Should i pass that pain along. Yeah in many ways. One of these films kind of mirrors the show where You know we probably go on for a little bit too long and the points that were making are entirely irrelevant. And it calls back to a bygone era that maybe no one actually cares about so Yeah lots of think about there but more importantly we have a special guest. this week. all the way from across the pond our international correspondent which is the title. We have bestowed upon him. 'cause you know if you're on the show more than once you're officially get a title He's turned the land of. Are you being served and margaret thatcher. You can read his. I lines pretty much anywhere. We're reputable few phone. Criticism can be found. We got alastair rider. How're you doing now. Sir thank you for having me back. Stephen yeah what can i say. Another cracking oscar slight last year. You know you make me some shit. And i have to say really. Don't talk to this year so thank you very much. Yeah you know we can all you can't count on us for basically anything at all but I if you if you want to upset people who are kind enough to be guests on your show if you want to alienate your audience. We are always here for that. So you can count on that kind of stuff But yeah what a year. It's been and i'm i'm feels crazy that we've made it all the way to another oscar season and this show is it's going to be a little bit different as far as oscar shows go. I think they're looking to inject a little bit of energy into the ceremony Especially after last year. So that's why they ended up getting robin williams. The host and i mean i get it. It's the oscars. Part of me is kind of shocked. They were able to get him in the first place. That's all you guys know. Why why would that be ad. Seems perfectly normal. He's he's a comic but he doesn't he doesn't have that you know kind of old hollywood sensibilities but he is being joined by jane fonda and alan alda so those are kind of hollywood stalwarts that they probably got to Ground him a little bit. I'm imagining and tell you. Stephen robin williams is guy with bright future ahead of them now. I think he will always make a smile always exactly. That's that's how. I feel man same same and the other interesting thing and surrounding the show itself is. They're kind of looking for ratings boost by having barbara walters interview the president. And that's gonna air just before I don't know what the topic of that's going to be. They really haven't shared much. I'm guessing there won't be much of a focus on like the us meddling in central and south american politics how the thought of like bombing libya can bring the president to climax however we might get a few fun recollections from his time in hollywood on the set of like bedtime for bonzo or something but Do you think that. Walters is gonna really take kid gloves with his mental health. You know was slipping a little these days. That's one of those things as one of those things that honestly if you let it go on here setting a precedent i feel personally. I think the president stay sharp attack. You worry down the line what that might might happen you know. Yeah exactly. I mean ten twenty years from now. What's what's that gonna look like someone in the oval office. Who's not all there mentally i. It's really impossible to say but hey enough about that. Let's let's jump into these best picture. Nominations for this year because Damn we got. We got five of these things we've got to get through and it's another year to where we've seen in the past instead of spreading things around you have a few films that are really dominating the entire show and that's definitely the space. These best picture noms occupy so every movie that we're gonna talk about is nominated a bunch of different categories So the first one. I wanna i wanna break down. Here is my my estimation one of the biggest piles shit i have ever had The joy of sitting through. And what a sit through a was because it took up my entire afternoon this is. How long is this nine hours. We watch out of africa. And if you're asking yourself what is out of africa. Just imagine like laundering loneliness of unlikable asshole through classic nostalgia and sentimentality. So it's like antonioni but with but that bleakness is replaced by like the grand scale of gone with the wind and like old hollywood wanker It doesn't work. It's distant and i fucking hate it Alastair favorite movie of the year. I mean it. Certainly the runaway favourite to pick up some oscar. I think if i'm gonna put my prediction half nobody's good. But because it gives the illusion that is following in the footsteps of all of these classic epic romances that used to dominate the oscars back in the early days. And i think that lesion is just enough to uh to win some oskovo over. Because i mean you know they're not going to you know go for the films of people wanna watch back to the future of course one of the best films of the year according to the general public just not not nominated for best pitcher because they want to focus on the films that they don't really make any mall and the quintessential foam that doesn't get made anymore and the reason that doesn't get made anymore is because it's obsolete bombing one that just cannot possibly can about lighten the beaumont with no chemistry and metal street. Doing a funny voice. A funny it's weird. The funny voices is like i can't even she supposed to be from where like Russell's but denmark. Yeah but it's just like. I don't know ton of danish people. Let's be honest. I've never been to denmark. But whatever she's doing some strange comic interpretation and because it's coming out of her mouth the whole thing just it feels very off especially because she is committed to this ridiculous accent but no one else in. The film is committed to their soup accent. So it's one person trying to our and everyone else kind of phoning it in and and when you have her across robert redford. Who's supposed to be from england. If i'm not mistaken right the the characters. They just dismissed. It's yeah he's just american. I believe you're sydney politics that there's no british personal life who's robert redford in which he is technically correct. Yeah right get a call up for that role. I it's just it's odd though because even the other danish characters there's there's a little bit of inflection here but there's not whatever merrill is doing all so she is supposed to be some sort of like you know lonely searching for love but her performance is just it's so like muted and sexless and i find it very odd that there's there's no chemistry between her and anyone else anyone else and she spends the entire movie just sort of either pouting or telling black people wearing gloves to like pick things up and put them in other places and to me that that just isn't very enjoyable.
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"Even exist yet. Technically need our just sorrow an hot. It's hard to get excited todd to get emotional todd to You know when something finally comes out it just doesn't feel real and especially when you're sitting on a couch in your roots with a blanket and when so used to seeing this innocent amar having that that three sixty experience and getting excited and i don't know it's just it's it's weird. Yeah thanks for listening to the switch cast woven. Been a bit of a debbie downer. Nope i really appreciate how much i appreciate it. How many independent films and documentaries getting releases last year. Getting the attention that they normally wouldn't gas in Webbing released to the public on streaming services. Michael that that side of things was really fantastic. Was never really all sometimes. Always where is that just about to say joel. God festival jesse things one as a mission. Impossible add top gun fan just recently delayed you putting salt directly witness app theory argument bleeding in second of all i understand hickory coming from his in. You didn't have a single experience where you've sat down with Yes that that deserves to invest picture. Oehler despite saying that. Like yeah. I sit down and again that needs to invest patient but i did have very personal connections to quite a few of these films and i don't think that i need any of them to win. Best picture in order for them to validate my level them. Not like me having them ease enough especially with saturday medal. Which seriously the last five years. I can't really think of drama. That's affected me as deeply as that really did. But i never once lived in the back of my head. Thought resigned needs an oscar nomination. That was far as even thinking that aboard recognition wet towards that film. Because i don't think it needs to invest picture. It's a very special thing to me. So yeah i totally agree with you on front but as it whole anything has been like a really important front right like always important topics in all of these films like joe just mentioned if we were going to be really black for being on the indie films that were making a difference and things that were actually very important. Never rarely sometimes always end. The assistant should really be honest. Best-picture list i mean. They offer the independence veritable. It's as as we all know that his superior is yet not He's a shame to save Depressed on gonna throw a spanner in the works as well and say why not that. There's any additional films but possible alternatives to nomad land winning and that is manque because all the oscars do love good head on back cinematic film and i think that really is a pity is with mac. I think it's a great film. But i do think it's a very old school oscars so that could still plan to things. Yeah i and. I've actually seen people talk about monari a second front runner as well..
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"On that mountain. The power smith has compelled to you. It always does god. I have my parents. Don't listen to this. You know they do the they totally totally dying. They've been calling you every week. Going like brent. Where's the switch cost on. Yeah i know. I mean i tanked it by talking about oprah thing and never watching any of the films right anyway. I know that note davidson. Thank you so much for your time. thank you all. It was great to be here. Well folks in all comes down to one category and it is the one we've all been waiting for. It is best picture. He wants to your fest. I think you can give me. Nomad land is a okay. That's the podcast. Thanks everybody i. I'm interested in. Is there a guest here. That has an opinion. Because i think we all agree. That's the case. But i want i is there. Is there a special guest daniel. It's funny you should mention guest because we have probably the specialist of the special guests joining us right now. It's just fence and come on down bitches winds extra estrogen in the show. I'm so glad. I was brent. Not enough estrogen. Just s too. Many y chromosomes or at folks. This is the big one. This is the one we've all been waiting for. What are our thoughts on. Best picture for the twenty twenty one academy awards danton. Don nomad. land is gonna win. Is the big one but but he is. But here's my question. I mean. I've watched four of the nominees in the last thirty six hours on very fresh of minds but the thing is out of the eight nominees none of them stand out like they're all beautiful films but none of them really stood out to me as needing to be awarded for true. Excellence so i. Kind of a the i mean. That's just my opinion may like nomad land. You like that's a front that's one that's been spiked combat mostyn. It'll probably win. Best director and best actress in etcetera etcetera. But you know it's not it's not a personal feeling for me to sit there and go. Oh yeah. I want that to win. I'm not really championing. Any any of the films this year whether we watched this year that you just thought all you that's has to win best picture. I mean you mean that wasn't nominated here. Not i've been sorry. Yeah i've been so disillusioned film industry in the last twelve months and rightly so it's just that as someone who love cinema going and loves film and stuff. I just the last twelve months. We're just being beaten down and with cinema closures and released sites being pushed back and we don't even have that Being which look forward to anything anymore because you know we would look forward to something coming out next month or six months and then also on that changes and gets pushed back. You know six months or now it's going to streaming and now it's going to a new streaming platform that no one's ever heard of this..
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"Voices. They all have great voice sultry tones of especially joe base lily. It is a delight to have you onboard. But you hear talk about directing at this year's oscars so do you have a specific pick for winner for directing okay. I've got to admit something here and have some grace. The only film. I haven't watched out of. The directing category is nomad land. It's probably what we saw that. I've been living on for plus trotha casted turn please. Oh yeah then maybe come pick it up. So i don't know i actually think i'm a little bit scared to watch it because it's been like you know when people hype something up so much and then you watch it and yeah that's what i'm nervous about so i actually been putting it off even though i think it's going to be a fantastic film. I don't know. I'm i'm too scared. That is my pick to be fair. Even though i can't say that i feel like which is your favorite. Which is the favor of the ones. You have seen the other four. Which one would you go with. Vintage berg another round which is a controversy. Why is it even a controversy. I've had a fifty fifty people on the love. It or hate it. Some people think that justice. I think that it's just a whole bunch of middle aged like it's middle-age crisis movie where a whole bunch of men getting drunk and then they like. We don't see the entertainment value in that. But i thought that was like a whole interesting dialogue surrounding alcohol and he bats or it has jazz bill which means a conscious be about drinking. I mean i seen. that's why it's the best director. Category really should be best choreography. It's not. I mean it's just it's just a fucking great like it's just a great film it is. I love the automated. The thing with this thing with this directing categories. This is like this is one where it's just like. You look at all five of these nominees yet. You could give it any of them like it's similar to that. I had like del toro and nolan peel. And go wigan anderson where it was just like oh you give this to any of them like all of them have giving if not like korea. Best directing work in the maybe manque is not finished his career best. But it's pretty good and then you have chloe's out just kind of knocking out of the ballpark with with land. And then like lee isaac chung and emerald fennell coming out of nowhere with these beautiful beautiful films. Beautifully directed thomas vintage berg of like like the style wards of european cinema and special shad that we get to female doctors in the actual category. How and will be the sixth and seventh women ever nominated leadership serious. Three that we've had two women nominated and only one women previously has actually won the category and chloe's zahle is the first same avalon direct director to be nominated in this and he's probably like not only is she probably one of the few nominated. She's the first woman of color when i did. She's going to be the first woman of color to win an oscar for direct. It's kind of a like it's even more. I mean sorry to cut. You hope that i think i saw somewhere. She's what i mean for an amazing category of amazing directors. I think she's won all forty eight directing awards in which is mandatory. Because you think this is such massive discussion about where she came from as in like kind of emerald fennell had this wonderful build up with killing eve and then got backed by mugabe..