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"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"You need to move the car. You need to shut up. You need to back off. Sit down, I'm very sorry. I'm trying to get the landing right. Then you must get a stand. You want to get the label. You can hear the simmering confrontation there. But there's also, of course, in what Phoenix does. Again, the actions. There's the slow shoving of that hot lamp towards the man's face. Then the choke like tightening of the tie and of course, again, that scowling look he has at the very beginning of the scene, just utter disdain for this guy. You know he hates this man. We could speculate on the reasons. I think the movie goes on to give us a few of them. But immediately, Freddie quell hates this man. It's going to go badly for him. So yeah, I'm with you master crowning achievement at this point in his career. Just a perfect marriage of the physical and the psychological that he's so good at. Rewatching that scene today, I don't think it's an accident that the actor, if you look closely, the actor really resembles Philip Seymour. He does Lancaster die. You're resonating. So it's foreshadowing the relationship he's going to have with that man as well. Lancaster Dodd, and we do get this seemingly unprovoked response, this disdain for this character, but it all starts when he asks him about who it's for. He says it's for his wife. This is the virile American male who is the domesticated version of a man, the Freddie quell can never be. Right. And it makes sense on some level that then that's going to be his instinctive response to him. And this movie is dealing with a lot of those subjects and those themes in a way that is not spelled out, but I really feel the Freddie quell is carrying the burden of postwar America on his shoulders on his pretty slight shoulders here. It's very thin and way more frail coming back from the war and the way I described his character at the time was he's like an arthritic fist. You know, he's just crumpled up crumples. We see it in that that's good. It's as if every part of him is in pain. And I think he does remark at some point that he's got stomach pain, but you watch him in that scene when he's getting the camera ready. Pretty quell acts as if he's perpetually experiencing heartburn. A terrible taste in his mouth that is if he is always suffering or experiencing some pain and you watch his mannerisms in that scene or throughout the movie is Freddie. I really think a lot of lesser actors who tried to embody that character tried to evoke those feelings and the type of phrasing that we're summoning here. They would make him overly theatrical. They would make him feel like a character. It wouldn't feel natural, and it wouldn't have the power that it has the putting his hand on his hips. The slouching that he does with his shoulders in the facial reactions, all the things we're saying, Phoenix makes it feel almost like Freddie quill may have come out of the womb that way to go back to bow is afraid. We know that's probably not the case that the war in his experiences there had to shape him somewhat into, if not completely into the man that we see now this broken man that we see now, but he makes it feel as if this is his life experience and we don't ever question it. I never questioned it. No performance. You'd pass this guy in the street. You know, that's like a very basic litmus test. You can give to any sort of reality based performance at least. Can I imagine myself passing this guy in the street and in Freddie quill's case? Absolutely. And you would know by all of those things you described Phoenix doing, that communicates, you'd want to step aside, right? It's just like this chances are I'll pass this guy. It'll be fine. Chances are more likely it won't be. Yeah, even if he's not being assault of himself as no, no moment. How he's carrying himself. Just the energy. Those are our top 5 Joaquin Phoenix performances. Any honorable mentions, Josh, do you like to throw in? Yeah, I think we should get to this one because I saw this come up a lot in social media. People are big fans of the film. Come on, come on. And his performance as Johnny. This is from writer director Mike Mills, and this is another nice guy Phoenix role, right? He's this single kind of emotionally reserved uncle of a young boy and he ends up caring for the boy while his mother and father are going through this difficult patch. The boys played by woody Norman. They have great chemistry together. And it's a very generous and light turn, I think, that is as good as the other stuff he's done, maybe just not isn't the epitome to me of what Phoenix is like, so it didn't quite make the cut. So should I kind of like papa or dead or just Johnny? You can call me whatever feels comfortable to you. I don't know. It's just, I'm not used to being able to choose. Maybe we can just take this process slowly. And.
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"And the camera Astor's camera definitely pays attention to that where these shots looking at him from below looking up at him or from behind his broad back fills the whole frame, but it's not in a powerful sense, which you get from that film, I think, here you get sort of lethargic and immobility came to mind, right? Just like he's stuck in his life, his body seems physically stuck as well. Yeah, I think that's all fair. And I think it's a performance that literally asks him to suffer a lot, and it also requires him to do a lot of reacting. Think about how much of this film for sure is him responding to those assaults and responding with pain, but also him just looking at people. Phoenix is one of our best actors when it comes to having to just react and have a horrified response to something. Think about how many times even in the scene you picked from inherent vice, there's a great moment of that where Josh Brolin starts inexplicably eating right the dope leaves, right? And we see his eyes get big and that big facial reaction where he almost doesn't know what he's experiencing. Is this real? Is this really happening in this moment? That reaction shot from inherent vice is this movie for three hours. He's in various degrees of stricken Ness. And it's just watching the eyes and it makes that interesting. He does, he does make it interesting. I would say he also makes it funny. You know, there's a recurring thing in asters films of people howling and despair and their mouths just open wide in this really uncomfortable way. There is a moment later in the film where Bo is hobbling away from some other trauma. I won't say what. But his neck is like contorted to the side and his mouth is open as if he's howling, like an aster Howell, but you don't hear anything. It's the most, it's the most disturbing yet hilarious expression. It's almost like he's achieving rigor mortis. As he's walking. And I do think that Phoenix is playing this largely as a comic performance without making fun of bow. And I don't think the movie is making fun of Beau or laughing at him at all. It's too, it's too wired closely to his own head to do that. Yeah. Look, I just can't get that worked up about a movie that is this knowingly absurd. The entire story, what there is of a story. Is based around two jokes about the length of mother will go to maintain control over her son. One related to his character, something he believes defines him as a person and one that is about the journey he's on where he's going and why he's trying to get there. And if you really think about them for a second, you realize that they could be punchlines in a joke. If someone was just using them as punchlines to talk about their domineering mother. Astor building an entire film around them, a three hour movie around these two jokes. So I may not love it, but I also, I can't be mad at it, Josh. I can't be. All right, we'll take what we can get. Those afraid is currently in theaters. If you see it and agree or disagree with us, you can email us feedback of film spotting .NET. Let's get back to our top 5 Joaquin Phoenix characters. I did consider Bo for this list. I thought he was that good, Josh, but didn't quite make the cut we're down to our final two favorites. Real quick. You want to remind folks what you had at 5, four and three? Yeah, number 5 was an early performance. Jimmy Emmett in to die for. Number four was Meryl Hess in signs and number three was Larry Doc sportello from inherent vice. And number 5, I had Commodus from Gladiator. Number four, Leonard creditor from two lovers the James grey film and Joe was my number three from Lynn Ramsay's you were never really here. We do have two more, a reminder. We set her and Theodore aside, although we both love those performances, we're going to talk about that movie coming up soon in some bonus content for film spotting family members. What do you have at number two? This might be where you want to go get some more popcorn and something to drink, maybe look for a lid and elusive lid because it's Arthur fleck in Joker. I do think that Phoenix has a talent above all for miserable. And to me, this is one of his most fascinating ones, Arthur fleck. The movie itself, we don't need to relitigate it. I know I'm one of the few people who take it seriously. I'll say I still feel okay about that a couple of years on, I think we've only seen more disgruntled individuals lashing out at society. That hasn't lightened up in recent years. So I think this movie resonates in that way. And I also think that is what connects with Phoenix's performance. Arthur fleck is both a symptom and a symbol of societal breakdown. In Joker, and that is something that Phoenix communicates through a performance of operatic physicality. So yeah, I like the movie, there's a lot there, but for me, it's Phoenix, who is the centrifugal force. And I am mesmerized by his carefully choreographed but seemingly chaotic clumsiness in this movie. That's also what makes this a somewhat funny performance. I think of him running down the streets or hallways, his limbs, all askew. He's not, but he might as well be wearing clown shoes. That's how he runs. I think about him slipping and fumbling with a gun on the subway in that sequence where he's trying to defend himself from his attackers. And then, yeah, the dance on those
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Pass that judgment like that or they're not supposed to anyway. That's all he puts on the note card. This is a completely invented, insane absurd world. Whether it's all in his head, whether anything's quote unquote really happening to the character or not. I don't think matters at all. And that's actually something I do appreciate about the film. I appreciate Esther's commitment to this absurd universe that he's created. And Josh had had enough of an impact on me. This is going to sound so dumb, but I'm telling you, this really happened and I'm telling you how it made me feel in the moment. It's so dumb. But I'm watching this film where every time he turns his head. It feels like someone's attacking him or something negative and terrible is happening to him. Something is going wrong. Something is not what it seems to be or should be. I decided about halfway through. Maybe I'm too tense. I decide I'm going to get some popcorn. I'm going to get some popcorn in a drink. I get up, I get the popcorn. I get the drink. I want to put a little butter on my popcorn. I've never seen this before. There are people underneath the butter counter. Doing some kind of maintenance on it. None of the butter dispensers work. Okay, attack number one. I go, I go to the pop machine. I fill my drink. I start walking back to the theater. I have a mishap and spill my pop all over the floor. I decide that I need to go back and get some napkins. And I also need to get a new lid. And I need a straw. Josh is in the middle of the day at a theater. There's like 12 people in the entire theater. I think three in my bow is afraid screening. I walk back, I was just there. And got a lid. There are no lids. There are no napkins. There are no straws. It was as if I entered the world of bows afraid. I felt as if I'd walked out of the theater and walked into his world where everything was against me. And I actually just decided, yeah, this is, this is the way it is. I don't believe it. I don't believe that there are no lids in any of those. Dispensers, but it's somehow made sense to me because I had just walked out of that theater. I said, I'll just have to drink my pop. I don't need a lid. I just won't spill this time as I walk away. So it had an impact on me. And I will give asked her that credit. AMC is doing their version of Smell-O-Vision or something, Josh. They're antagonizing all of their people. I think this is what you get for being so unprofessional is to leave a movie in the middle of it. I never do it too. I honestly never do it. I always, if I'm going to get any snacks, I get them before the things, the things Ari Esther drives you to. I know, but let me say this about what you said in terms of how it is about it. I discovered a bit of information after the fact that validated I thought I had watching it. And that thought was, wow, I think I would love watching this as a short film. And it turns out it was originally a short. Asked her, I think, made a film back in 2011 or something called Beau. That's where this all started. And I'm not saying that as a jab on its length, the fact that it's two hours and 59 minutes long. It's because of the inherent provocativeness that a short film or a novella can offer, where as someone consuming that you're less interested in logic, perhaps and you really are more caught up in the visceral experience of it and what the imagery suggests and what the sound and all those things suggest. I think this canvas, this canvas just maybe wasn't the right one for me with this material. Well, okay, speaking of canvas, and you mentioned how it felt assaultive, I think, you said, which I agree with, by the way, I mean, I can totally it's a series of them. Yeah, I experience that as well. But what did you make about there was a little interlude for me, the animated interlude, this is comes when Bo encounters members of an interactive theater troupe in a forest, maybe something else we should all be afraid to, I don't know. But it's a rather idyllic experience for him. He's watching this lovely stage production, which has some incredible design to it. Those rotating trees to resemble the changes of the season. He gets lost in this narrative about a man trying to find his place and we segue into this animated section. And I just want to credit the animators here. Christabel Leone and Joaquin Cassini. And it's lovely. It's a storybook aesthetic that they use in Phoenix as a live actor is placed within it. Now it takes a dark turn within that section as well. But I did find that to be a small moment of relief. What did you make of that whole section? No, you're right. I mean, when I say this film is mostly a series of assaults, that's an intermission from it. That's a little bit of a reprieve from that. Though even within that story, we get some moments where that character, the character within the story that we see Joaquin Phoenix inhabiting or we see Beau inhabiting, he still is the victim of some pretty harsh conditions and some harsh treatment by the people that he comes up against. And that, as you said, it all ends very badly and very vitally, but I'm with you. I get what you're saying as far as that part and I think I can say I enjoyed it, though I'm still not completely sure how I want to tie that all back to what follows or what I think the film is really concerned with. It's also notable. You mentioned synecdoche, New York. That's another real parallel where the stage performance on a bunch of levels is mirroring a moment that a character is having in the audience, seeing himself perform back to him, right, in that there are a lot of rabbit holes like that in this film and some are more fun to go down than others. I really did, as I said, like that opening a lot, the dance, the maze of hell that he has to go through to get back to his apartment. And I did really like the opening, Josh. I thought that was so evocative that the opening of this film, it's darkness. We hear sound and we start to realize after a short amount of time that we're about to get ushered into this world the same way Beau, the man is ushered into the world. He is inside the womb and he's getting sloshed around and he's about to come out and you just hear what the mom is saying. You hear her anxiety now. It's all heightened. It's heightened beyond what you usually get in a Hollywood film, a depiction of birth that's usually way too intense and people are screaming and panicking. She really is panicking. And causing a lot of anxiety and stress. The kid hasn't even come out yet. Right. And we hear that torment. And then he does come out. So he's brought into this world that is instantly defined by trauma. Yeah. And that sets the tone for everything that follows in this movie. It's hellish from the start for poor Bo. So we got to at least say something about Phoenix. What would you make of the performance here? He's similar to your pick in you were never really here. Big swollen. I think you said, right?
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Joaquin Phoenix just trying to get home to his mom in the trailer for Ari aster's bow is afraid. The film expanded to about a thousand screens last weekend, at least from what we've seen on social media and over on letterboxed, a wide range of responses to this film, a lot of polarizing takes on Ari aster's latest before we get to our own thoughts on the film and return to our top 5 for our top two Joaquin Phoenix performances. We did want to take a look at the results of our recent Ari aster related poll. He's a filmmaker who established himself quickly with two well received features and back to back years, 20 18s family tragedy, horror film hereditary, with Toni Collette in 20 19s Midsommar with Florence Pugh, whose character is in a very bad relationship and on an even worse vacation. We wanted to know which of those two films you preferred. Pretty simple. We gave you these options, hereditary, Midsommar, or not a fan. The atom option come out. The atom option. You have 21% of voters supported. Take Adam. Not a fan. Hereditary came in second place with 36% apparently Midsommar is the favorite RES film among listeners with 43% it won. Film spotting family member and one or two time trivia spotting, champion, Ross Bratton, he'd want me to throw that in, says this, hereditary gets my vote, saw it in a theater twice in both times I heard the audience gasp and hold their breath during the redacted scene. It's one of the coolest in theater experiences I've ever had. You're sick, Russ. Love Midsommar and Florence Pugh, but I'm riding with Toni Collette and hereditary here. I'm with you on the vote, Ross. I don't know about that as being one of my coolest experiences either. Max tricky also wrote in while hereditary was a revelation for me, hitting many of the same buttons that the babadook hits so masterfully, Midsommar is my May Queen, where hereditary builds dreadfully towards a somewhat messy conclusion Florence Pugh's reluctant apotheosis in Midsommar left me feeling both emotionally satisfied and deeply morally conflicted. In particular, I think the tension at probes when it comes to culture, families, and what we owe each other really resonated with me. Here's Taylor berglund. I recently wrote an Apple podcast review of the show that referenced Midsommar and an ex-boyfriend. Yes, we did fight about this movie. He thought the only reason to shoot it in the daylight was to show off. So now we know that Apple user blah one 13 blah one 6 three 8 two is really Taylor bergling. Midsommar has my heart. The longing of pews Danny is so palpable and I think of longing as the main ingredient for a successful horror movie. Interesting. We want and we want and we hope and we connect and then things turn on us. Maybe. I love so much that we don't know where to turn along for the ride with pew. The contrast between calm and hysterical acting, the sinister in the sun, the body's stuffed with flowers. I love it all. Taylor writes. Thanks to everyone who voted and who left a comment. You did go hereditary in the poll. I went not a fan, but hereditary, if pressed, let's see how things would have turned out if we had put his latest bow is afraid in the running as well for listeners who have not seen the film. All they really need to know is it's Joaquin Phoenix's bogus journey to see his mom. I think that sums it up. Sure, why not? It applies as well. Think of it as well as anything else. I want to know what you made of this. I want to ask, you know, in the context of what we were just talking about with this poll question, I was wondering if this might possibly be your white noise. And by that I mean, when we reviewed the no baumbach film, his latest, I surprisingly came out of it, really liking it. Because it was a big swing from him. And he's a filmmaker who I probably like more than you like, Ari aster. To be fair. Big fan of many no Bomba films. But also ambivalent about a lot of them certainly not as big a fan as you are. And white noise just took me by surprise and delighted me, as I said, because of how bonkers it was. Now, asters made other bonkers films. That's not the distinction, but I think we could say it's bonkers in a different way. Oh yeah. I don't think you can qualify it as strictly horror. So it was one of the things I wanted to ask you is, could this be kind of your white noise? Did it bring you over to the other side and the other question I have to say I have to say is, you know, is this the blankest of blank checks to cite our Friends? At one of our favorite podcasts, and if so, is it just blank or is there more going on here? So variations there, just like, I can't wait to hear what you think about this one, Adam. Well, I did just come from it. So I guess that's my excuse up front here. I've had about two hours to process this insane film. You're right. It might be the blanket of blank checks. I can't wait to hear those guys discuss it at some point. Griffin and David. I wish so badly. It would be such a more interesting conversation to say that this was my white noise, that this turned me to ester, or even that I had an extremely negative response too. I wish I was on one of those two poles with bow is afraid. And I understand why some people are. And I understand why some people probably aren't even going to give this one a chance based on some things they've heard about it. But if I'm being totally direct about it, if you put this in the poll question, I'm still probably going to have to say generally not a fan. And again, it's not even that I have a strong negative reaction to it. I'm just like I was with hereditary and Midsommar. I'm kind of in the middle, something about these bonkers movies does not draw out a lot of passion in me, but it also doesn't incite much else. It doesn't incite much intellectual curiosity either. And I didn't read the entire thing. I will. I certainly want to get to it because I want to see if this is a case where having an explainer, if you will, or a film that does a real deep dive on it from someone who's really smart about film. I saw him tweet about this, Sam Adams, over on slate, did one of these explainers about the film, and he quotes an Alyssa Wilkinson interview on vox with RES, where he says at one point, it's so obviously about guilt that it's not even worth saying that. And he's not in that moment from what I can gather trying to shut down anything inquisitive about the film or conversation about it. He's just admitting that it's so obviously about guilt that it's almost silly to say it. But I think maybe my issue with the movie, Josh, again, a few hours removed from seeing it, is that as inscrutable as it ostensibly is, shutting down my curiosity is exactly what the movie does. It's obviously about guilt. It's also obviously about anxiety. It's also obviously oedipal. So what's left for us to really chew on or explore? I mean, references to the Odyssey, the way it apes, lynch and von trier, those are the two filmmakers I had in mind a lot watching this movie. You're kind
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"This year. They were giving away three film digital bundles of classic movies, which are available for the first time on four K ultra HD. Here are the three films, a Maltese falcon, with Humphrey Bogart, cool hand Luke with Paul Newman, and then rebel without a cause with James Dean. Now for a chance to win, listeners sent us in or responded on social media ranking those three stars. That's what they had to do. It was pretty easy for me to do this quickly. All right, here's mine. See if we match up. I went with Newman, then Bogart, then dean. Yeah, for sure. And I'll admit, I've got at least one big James Dean blind spot, not that he made many films, but me too. East of Eden. Maybe that would change things. But I doubt it. When we're talking about Paul Newman and Humphrey Bogart and some of the films that they've made and we have, yeah, in some of the films they've made, but Josh going through all of the entries, and we did get a lot of them. We've got some randomly chosen winners here who did not go with our selections. Josh, we have three, in fact, who had the same order, Bogart, then Newman, then James Dean, Sam, oppenheim, is one of those winners at whisky underscored 1901 via Twitter is one of those winners, as is Sean Guerrero. Sean wrote this note, Bogart has a presence for me that I can not deny. His ease when he is on screen. The sizzling chemistry with bacall, the realistic sensibility about him, they never attempted to age him down, given most of his iconic movies feature him much more aged than his younger co starlets. He seemed like every man's movie star and was such a wonderful presence in the movies. Newman unfortunately has a wider breath of films in his filmography over James Dean. So that does bias me here. However, I love the Newman filmography from cool hand Luke to the color of money. He was always a memorable presence. And of course, speaking of memorable presences, James Dean left his mark on the movies with just three iconic films and performances. His role in giant is one for the ages and set the template for similar roles for movies to come going forward. We have two more winners here and two different approaches to their ranking crystal Rolf, putting Newman first and Bogart third and Andrew Howell in Lake oswego Oregon as Newman first, Bogart and dean Josh. So Andrew Howell is the one who's got the same order as us and he's got some reasoning for it. But treasure of the Sierra madre and Maltese falcon are some of my favorites, so it wasn't easy. Dean just didn't have a big enough body of work, now throw McQueen in there and I'd have a tougher time with second place. But Newman gets my vote because besides having personal problems slash alcoholism, not being a great father, he was a kind and generous human being, and that's what topped my vote. Well, he was pretty cool too. He was pretty cool. He was kind and generous. He was a pretty great actor as well. Congratulations to all of our winners, email, feedback, film spotting .NET, and we will set you up with those digital bundles, those Warner Brothers titles, the Maltese falcon, cool hand Luke, and rebel without a cause, are available now on four K Ultra HD. And if you do want to take part in giveaways like this, down the road, a good way to stay on top of things is to follow us on social Facebook dot com slash film spotting on Twitter while it lasts. This week on our sister podcast the next picture show, it's part two oh, here they are with their clever puns again, Josh. It's part two of their shoe me the money pairing. Yes, Ben Affleck's heir and Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire. Pretty good. I approve. Pun approved. It's in the title. I like it. You can doff your chapeau at that pun. I love it. Looking at cinema's present via its past the next picture show is hosted by Tasha Robinson. Keith phipps got Tobias and genevieve kasky, new episodes post every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts. So you open Google Chrome on your phone, you're hunting for a super rare first edition vinyl of a band you're obsessed with. When you're supposed to be working, but this site you tapped on seems pretty shady. And Daryl from IT just jumped up from his desk. Oh no. He's coming your way. It's a good thing built in malware production keeps you safe and sound. Not from Daryl, though. Sorry.
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"He was 17. I was 18. It kind of looked at Jesse and called him slow. Today. You'd call them. Mentally retarded. They cleanse Jesse. Great and murdered a white woman. Lucy fryer. He puts out your trial. As a convicted by an all white jury, after they deliberated, probably four minutes. We've got more Joaquin Phoenix talk coming up plus our thoughts on bow is afraid, but first we did want to acknowledge the passing of and hear the word legend seems too small the word Harry belafonte, the performer, actor, and activist was 96 years old. You heard him there in his single scene turn as Jerome Turner and Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, his final screen performance, and it's a big scene. It's certainly a whopper of a scene. But we did get to catch a glimpse of belafonte in Jordan Peele's nope. Even if it was just on the buck and the preacher poster on the wall of the Haywood residence, we also got a little bit of background on Harry Belafonte last year in Elvis Mitchell's Doc over on Netflix is that black enough for you. Yeah, he was one of the, you know, there were a handful of talking head interviews for that documentary, but he was one of those who jumped out to me as just having a wealth of experience and knowledge and perspective across decades in this survey of African American cinema. And I don't know if I ever threw this out there Adam, but I came out of that documentary with a long watch list, but also I remember thinking we should do a hairy belafonte marathon. The filmography is not massive compared to some other figures you could pick. And just again, seeing him hearing him there made me realize that essential segment of cinema that I'm not all that familiar with, unfortunately. His debut was 1950 threes bright road. He was also in Otto Preminger's 1954 film Carmen Jones that's an adaptation of the opera, Carmen, with an all black cast, Dorothy Dan ridge, also in that film, 1970 twos bucking the preacher, which costarred and was directed by Sidney Poitier. He was also in Robert Altman's the player. He was in predator Porte, as himself, and then he was in Altman's Kansas city as the movie's menacing mob boss back in 2015. He did receive an honorary Oscar, the Jean hersholt humanitarian award, and I'm with you, Josh, that his name should be added to a future marathon list. Let's go from belafonte to a film that you've had a chance to catch up with that I am eager to catch up with. Christian men Jews. It's currently playing in limited release, including here in Chicago. Manju is best known for his 2007 film four months, three weeks and two days. We were also fans of his 2012 film beyond the hills. It turns out, is an abbreviation that translates to magnetic resonance, imaging, or MRI, the significance of which I'll let you handle Josh. Film is set in a small transylvanian village, work in this village is scarce, immigrants from Sri Lanka have moved into the area, taking some of the least desirable jobs. In your letterbox review, you suggest that manju uses the village and its inhabitants as a representation of cultural and ethnic tensions that are being felt across Europe and beyond. We've seen manjoo make political films that remain rooted in the personal. We've also seen him work in a realm that is more. You use the word Supernatural in your review, where did rmn land for you? Yeah, it's interesting. The context of that question, it's kind of somewhere in the middle, I think, from the severe reality of four months and then the also mundane reality in many ways of beyond the hills, but that's a movie that could also be interpreted as an exorcism film, you know. And so this is, I don't want to overplay that element here. There's maybe only two scenes where that comes to the fore, notably, though it's in the final moments of the movie, where you get a sense of something otherworldly possibly at play. There are a couple ways to read the ending of this film for sure. But you do get a sense of the forest outside of this town, where there are a number of crucial scenes, being something fairytale like and grim fairytale. Very nice and threatening and scary. And so that stands in symbolically in a lot of ways. This is well worth seeing, I would say. I think maybe as other two films that I've seen are a bit stronger, but just speaking to that, you know, these tensions it's exploring. That's the trick for manju. These are things that we're also, you know, we're seeing here in America in terms of fearfulness about immigrants in particular and how destructive and damaging and how violence can be born out of that. And yet this is very personal because it is set among a handful of characters in this specific town that we do get to know intimately. It may be spreads itself a little thin at times in trying to do that and you do wonder, where's this going, whose story is this? Some of those questions arise. But man, there are also some really arresting moments and I'll just describe one, which I'm sure you can imagine how much you would pull this off, but there is a long meeting town hall type meeting. And he frames it just as this single take, there's, I don't know, 30, maybe 50 people in the frame where he puts the camera. Some of the more principal characters are towards the front and the way this has been composed so intricately so that across the 17 minutes it goes without a cut, you see multiple stories playing out at once because at this point we know different characters. We know the dynamics in the interactions and just some hand holding that goes on. I'll just say between two characters in particular is high drama in the midst of this really tense debate
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"I do know you and I love you even more. I understand you, Michelle. I'm up too. Oh, never. Walk away from you. Never. Left. I never do that. I'll take care of you. While you went with the one Joaquin Phoenix James gray, collaboration, I have not seen, but I've liked the other two, so I'm going to assume you're right in this pick Adam. I especially like him in the yards. I can still picture his devilish face in that one. So yeah, these two have been really strong collaborators. My number three pick is with another filmmaker. He has worked with twice now, and that would be Paul Thomas Anderson here at number three I have Larry Doc sportello from inherent vice. We've touched on a little bit his comedic abilities and I think this is the movie of all of his that I've seen that puts them on display the most. This adaptation of Thomas pynchon's comic gumshoe novel. It's set against the druggie beach scene of 1970 California. Doc sportello is this hazy private detective just eking out a living of sorts in a beach shack just a few blocks from the ocean. And this happens in these sort of tails he gets caught up in a rabbit hole of an investigation. Phoenix has so much fun. With the curlicue noir dialog here. And the chance to play really this adult fool who's sometimes smarter than he's presenting himself and a lot of times not. Or let's just say not in complete control of his faculties. And just watching Phoenix have fun with that is such a blast. So many of the laughs come from observing Doc trying to focus in the midst of these increasingly ridiculous conversations with all sorts of characters. And this includes Josh Brolin's lieutenant detective Bigfoot bjornsson. Don't get up. And smash down my door. Come on. After a long and busy day of civil rights violations,
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"That's all he's long for. I guarantee you the Russell Crowe's maximus is never saying the word hug in Gladiator. And we don't expect any characters to say the word hug. A lot of gladiator type movies. But when he says, all I've ever wanted was to live up to you Caesar, father. You believe him. You really believe the emotional depth of that. I have not seen Gladiator since it came out. What I liked it well enough, but it's interesting how careers have gone in terms of the stars and so forth. The reason I would rewatch Gladiator now is to reconsider that Joaquin Phoenix performance. Just in terms of how his career has ascended, Russell Crowe's heads, Russell Crowe has tailed off and you wouldn't think that, yeah, I'm gonna go look at Gladiator again for the acting necessary, but that is what's still intrigues me and maybe I'll have to do a revisit for that. All right, number four for me is Meryl Hess in signs. This is Phoenix in likeable mode in M. Night Shyamalan's alien invasion thriller likeable mode is something he can do and does on occasion. Not very often, however, but it's kind of fun and rewarding when he pulls it out of his toolkit. I also like here how he effortlessly slips into what is essentially an ensemble piece. I mean, Mel Gibson is the lead. Of course, but this is an ensemble drama in a lot of ways and Phoenix comes in to do things. You might not expect to lighten the mood, lighten the movie's edges a little bit. He just has a wonderfully light comic touch and I think it's probably best displayed when he gives the response to Mel Gibson's long soliloquy about miracles or coincidences. This is a Cajun of shyamalan. I think also kind of undercutting himself and being aware of his grendel tendencies with this soliloquy here, but then in comes Phoenix, Meryl has given this whole speech some probably not so deep thought. And he decides he's a miracle man. I was at this party once. I'm always down to the random kidney. She was just sitting there. Looking beautiful. Staring at me. I go to leave him and kiss her. I realize I'm going live off. Side turn. Take out the gum? Stuff in the paper cup next to the sofa. And turn around. Random McKinney throws up all over herself. I knew the second had happened. It was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. Meryl is the sort of part that this movie signs didn't really need Meryl, necessarily, but because of Phoenix's performance, now when I think about it, I can't imagine the film without him. You know, just because of the contributions he makes and again, the different vibes he brings to this film. Another fan of this performance is Aaron bergstrom over on Twitter at Aaron bergstrom. He wrote Phoenix's, so often associated with playing weirdos, often dangerous ones. So when I look back at his performance as a well meaning fella like Meryl, I appreciate how good he is at depicting loyalty and bravery. So yeah, maybe a simpler character than some of the others he plays, but he plays it just right. He does very good in that scene, very good in that film. Interesting that we've got back to back choices in which we hear Joaquin Phoenix whispering primarily very, very quietly, different circumstances and Meryl not exactly an evil character. My number four, I've got another weirdo. Definitely one of Joaquin Phoenix's weirdos and you were talking about him in terms of whether he plays characters who are likeable or unlikeable. This is one who I don't even know where to put him on that scale. And it's not because he's got things about him that make him someone that you really respond to favorably and even aspire to be like, that's not the case at all. But he also isn't so bad that you despise him ever either. He's just an immensely flawed character and that character is Leonard creditor in James gray's two lover. So multiple collaborations with James gray, I'm going with his performance as Leonard in two lovers. What a trip down memory lane it was, Josh reminding myself about this film, this performance and the context around it. I had completely forgotten that two lovers, the movie and this performance, were totally overshadowed at the time by the shenanigans surrounding the filming of I'm still here, which would come out two years later. Or actually just a little over a year later in terms of when we reviewed this film two lovers on the show, it was February 27th, 2009, that infamous David Letterman appearance was February 11th, 2009. So this was all in the wake of that. And people were really watching two lovers thinking it was Joaquin Phoenix's swan song from acting. It was supposedly his final performance as an actor because he was retiring to become a rapper. And with all of that, he had apparently completely lost his mind. So here's my hope that after some time off, and I think you're taking a little time off tonight.
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Get the condo. And he kept the car. And he'd take water from me. It take Walter. Listen, I know you think I'm just a kid, but I could never do anything bad to you. Or whatever hurt you. A guy that does that to someone like you. Doesn't deserve to live. That's the truth he doesn't deserve to live. No. I suppose you're right. He doesn't. What's interesting to me about this performance, especially looking through the lens of the rest of Phoenix's career is that right from the start, he had no interest in audience sympathy, did not seem like something that he cared about was on his radar at all. Yet, he nevertheless gets it. Somehow in this character, we do have a bit of sympathy for Jimmy Emmett, even though he's a messy kid making bad decisions, Phoenix brings that out in us while being completely committed to those more negative aspects of the character. I did turn to social media to help me make some of these other Phoenix performance picks just to see beyond her, you know, and some of the other obvious ones, what people's favorites were. And I got a few interesting responses when it came to Jimmy Emmett here. A few people who also picked it. Adam Rupert touched on this audience sympathy quality on Facebook, said that scene where he's shaking so bad while being questioned by the police, heartbreaking. And then over on Twitter, Marissa Jude, she's at Marissa Jude here, said Phoenix reminded me of Juliette Lewis's performance in cape fear. The exquisite and nuanced expression of vulnerability and desire that seems unteachable. Well said by both, I love that comparison to Juliette Lewis also one of those just deeply uncomfortable, unsettling, breakout performances from a younger performer. And I think it does apply to what Phoenix is doing here as Jimmy Emmett in to die for. An honorable mention for me, one that was a strong contender for my top 5. And you're right, the performance that surely put him on the map or a lot of viewers put him on the map for me. Now, I had seen him first as leaf Phoenix then in space camp in the mid 80s, but I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention then to him as someone who I thought would be one of the best actors of his generation. But you're correct in the listener is correct that he plays a character who shouldn't be heartbreaking, but is he's a killer. And we have to buy that he's going to make the leap he does as a character. He's naive, certainly he's malleable. He's gullible in that way. But he doesn't seem overly dangerous. And for him then to get to that point where he is going to murder Matt Dillon's character, we have to buy that. And we buy it because Phoenix makes him damaged enough that you can go there as quickly as you do with him. But then he also plays him as an innocent. So that he just becomes part of this tragic manipulative web of Kidman's character. He's another victim at all. I wonder if damaged is going to come up quite a bit on our list, that word, that's a good one that fits absolutely. My number 5 Joaquin Phoenix performance is the performance that earned him the first of his four Academy Award nominations. He did not win. We know he won for a performance that might come up later on one of our lists. Josh, this was his best supporting actor nominated turn as Commodus in Ridley Scott's Gladiator. And I Googled this just Gladiator Commodus earlier today to get a little bit of background on the real life person that he was portraying not that it matters, but I was curious because I hadn't read anything. And this is the first thing it popped up. Commodus was a terrible ruler by virtually any standard. His fictionalized depiction as a mad emperor in the film Gladiator actually plays down some of his less believable excesses while giving him a nobler death. So just keep that in mind, Josh, that that sniveling, conniving, evil little baby, the Joaquin Phoenix plays is actually exhibiting some restraint. Yeah, yeah, he's underplaying it apparently. It's underplaying it. We joke, I do genuinely enjoy the theatricality of the performance. I think it's a nice counter to the un theatricality of Russell Crowe's performance. We get one great moment. I always see in my head where Commodus is watching a battle and there's a big blood spurt that he lets out this lusty response with his tongue hanging out and he's kind of gritting his teeth and growling at the response. But in general, that character, the way Phoenix portrays him, is angier than Robert Pattinson in The Batman and Adam Driver in any of those Star Wars movies combined. He is so quiet and deliberate. It's as if it's wrenching him to even speak. It pains him so much. And he's a weak character. He's more than that. He's evil. But Phoenix really does give him some dimension. We see the emotional havoc, it wreaks on him, to be weak, to not live up to his father's image or to his father's expectations. And Phoenix amplifies, I think, his self awareness.
Pamela Smart’s latest bid for sentence reduction dismissed
"Pamela smart, who's serving life in prison for plotting with her teenage lover to have her husband killed, is denied her latest petition to have her sentence dismissed. It was 1990, smart was 22 when she got up 15 year old student at the school where she worked in New Hampshire to shoot and kill her husband. Smart denied it. Her spokesperson says this ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court is a continuing disappointment and that smart is rehabilitated and no danger to society. The state attorney general's office has opposed commutation for smart, saying she has never accepted full responsibility for the crimes. The killer Billy Flynn has been released. The case inspired the Nicole Kidman Joaquin Phoenix film to die for. I'm Julie Walker.
Jeremy W. Peters: 'The Whole Thing Seems Insane'
"So The New York Times had a jump in the absolutely hapless Jeremy Peters I mean listen in a group of clowns this is the guy they all look up to A Jeremy is this guy's a Joker And I don't mean a joke like a compliment like the Joaquin Phoenix character Like wow that guy's a good actor I mean again like a tool bag like you wouldn't believe so he wrote this piece And of course it's called the whole thing seems insane He's trying to tie the fox dominion lawsuit To everything that's happening with Tucker Carlson and the release of the January 6th videos And the insane gist of his pieces Well opinion hosts had different opinions on the 2020 election So therefore Tucker Carlson shouldn't air the January 6th video If you're scratching your head like what the does that mean then you're probably not a crazy person Because this is what we're dealing with The media not questioning that the videos are real The media is things we just don't want you to see the videos of what happened on January 6th Why Because we don't like them That doesn't sound like journalism is stuff Journalism That doesn't sound very journalistic Y that doesn't sound that you're doing actual media stuff there That sounds like you're doing straight up propaganda
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Go ahead and laugh. Thank you. I appreciate it. But the fact is, I'm here. Tomorrow, you'll know that I wasn't kidding, and you think I was crazy, but look, I figured it this way. Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime. Better to be king for the night than a schmuck from a lifetime. I love that. Remember the line? Hey, Joey. You forgot me, Jerry. Hey. Jared. The person on consequence. What a great film. Jerry Lewis was frightened. And Jerry Lewis was Robin De Niro, who eventually did kidnap, but was that not one of the greatest movies of all time. And a lot of you had ever saw it. If you haven't seen it, you must see it. Don't listen to Frank morano that mama Luke. He would be afraid if he saw a film like the king of comedy. You remember that ladies and gentlemen, remember how you are on the edge of your chair, you have you a fearful I number 2808 four 8 9 two two two that's one 808 four 8 WABC. It was in that film. That I understood why the French believe that Jerry Lewis was a national treasure. They loved Jerry Lewis so much more than we Americans, we took them for granted. Remember he was with teen Martin and then they broke up. Young man from Newark New Jersey Jerry Lewis turned out to be a perv, but we didn't know that at that time Broadway Bill Lee. And we had no idea. But the French embraced him to this day is one of the greatest film stars in all of France because it's a nation of pervs. They could react to Jerry Lewis. They were recognized that talent. And then years later, in the Joker with Joaquin Phoenix. By the way, the Joker part two is being made in this time it's Lady Gaga who will be joining Joaquin Phoenix. I can't wait to thighs. May I remember when the joker admitted to murdering three people on the subway on a TV talk show? Okay. Yeah, I'm sorry. It's just, you know, it's been a rough few weeks, Murray. Ever since I killed those three Wall Street guys. Okay, I'm waiting for a punch line. There's no punchline. It's not a joke
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"You know the in shell community, there are a number of guys who work here Broadway, Bill Lee, who are in cell because no woman in their right mind would have anything to do with them. They can't spend their day pleasure themselves. I don't relieve their attention. But anyway, I remember a separate memo reveal the army received credible information from Texas law enforcement regarding the targeting of an unknown movie theater. During the release, you remember that, what we believe said, I'm not going to the movies. My God, I might get shot and killed. The film forbidden to minus on the 17 in the USA. Had unleashed the mutual problem of the possible imitations of the criminal behaviors represented in one of the greatest films of all time the Joker. Starring the Academy Award winner. Preparation Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker round two. However, the FBI in the United States Department of Homeland Security found no credible threats. Surrounding the release of the film joke. Fear pride hysteria and hype ladies and gentlemen, we are becoming a nation of quisling's weekly plate of our own shadows. Government says what it should be out there. Hide high. When the Joker movie came out, oh, don't go to a theater. He might get killed. You might get killed because you're a people. Out there. Who want to imitate the actions of the Joker? The criminal behavior. And I took my government seriously Broadway Bill Lee and Avery. I went out there and patrol with the guardian angels and I said, we got to find imitation jokers. And what did I find? Homeless
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"You remember this song rock and roll part two, right? Gary glitter, pedophile on a pedestal. Extreme pedophile on the pedestal. And then as you went from prison to prison in Cambodia, where the pedophiles play and Vietnam and eventually back to his native England. When did you last hear this song by Billy and Avery? You saw it with Joaquin Phoenix. In the Joker, right? Remember. Remember, oh God there was such a good film. And what did they tell us about what? Let me report to all of you scaredy cats who are hiding during the day of hate on shattered. Fearful of white chip revisions and we're gonna come and kill you. It was September 18th, 2019. At the United States Army distributed an email warning service members. A potential violence at theaters screening. The film. The Joker. That? And noting the joker's character's popularity among the incel
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Reoccupy Catherine pass as a result of this battle, allied general Eisenhower decided to restructure the forces in the African theater. One change he made was to bring in general George S. Patton, which of course explains why this battle was depicted in the beginning of the 1970 patent film. If you want to watch the event that happened this week in history, we see catharine pass that it only about 8 minutes into the movie. And if you want to dig deeper into the true story behind that movie, we covered it over on episode number 163 of based on a true story. This episode of based on a true story this week was written and produced by me, Dan lefevre. Before I let you go, while not historical events, there are some birthdays this week for people who have been mentioned in movies or TV shows. So if you're still looking for some recommendations of things to watch this week, here are a few historical options for you. On February 21st, 1794, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was born in halibut, Mexico. He's been in pretty much any movie that depicts the battle of the Alamo because he was the Mexican general whose troops defeated the Texans at the Alamo. That includes the 2004 movie simply called the Alamo, where general Santa Anna is played by Emilio echeverria. We covered that movie back on episode number 172 of based on a true story. So if you do watch that movie this week, or you can dig deeper into the true story at based on a true story podcast dot com slash one 7 two. On February 22nd, 1732, George Washington was born in westmoreland, Virginia. He was, of course, the first president and a founding father of the United States. He's been portrayed in a lot of movies and TV shows, but if you're looking for something to watch this week about Washington, I would recommend AMC's turn Washington's spies, Washington is played by Ian Khan in that series, and we covered it on episode number 139 of based on a true story. On February 26th, 1932, Johnny Cash was born in kingsland, Arkansas. He was the singer songwriter who's all black stage wardrobe, earned him the nickname, the man in black. He was portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in the 2005 biopic about his life called walk the line. If you get value out of based on the true story, you can give back whatever you feel it's worth, whether it's a dollar, $10, a $100, whatever value you get out of the show. You can give back and learn how to get ad free versions of the show over at based on a true story podcast dot com slash support. Until next time, thanks so much for listening and I'll chat with you again, really soon.
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Cinemavino
"This is as close to an R as you can get without going over the top. Definitely not a kids movie. No, it is definitely not. My character was like, oh, can I take my 13 year old son? And I was like. I mean, maybe? Yes. I don't know. That's tough. How mature is your 13 year old? That's the main thing. Like, yeah. Yikes. I mean, because if you're thinking like, if you go back to life and Joel Schumacher Batman, those are almost safe for all ages. Yeah. There's almost no real violence in those. I think you could show those to kindergartner and be fine. The Michael Keaton Batman, those are probably a little more hard PG. The Batman. Yeah. It's like you might be middle school to be safe from that. Those are pretty darpa. Christopher Nolan is definitely PG-13. Christopher Nolan's definitely PG-13. But his are definitely like a Christopher Nolan PG-13, where it's like, it's heavy. It's just dark and kind of dense, but this is like, this is some stark content. It's violent. It's very frightening. Messes with you. Fronting the psychological way, even. Beyond the line. I like 7. You kind of leave it feeling like you take a piece with it when you leave. Yeah. And it was like without giving anything away. I summarized this, I think, talking to you guys where it's like the ending is the movie is very bleak and it ends on a note that's slightly less bleak. Yeah, yeah. So take with that what you will. I remember Roger Ebert reviewing the movie 8 mile Eminem and he was saying like, over the course of the movie, it's such a bleak movie in Eminem is such an in such a bad place in that movie. And the best thing you can take away at the ending is that he's in a little bit less of a bad place. You know, that's kind of I thought about that watching this where it's like this is such a dark, dehumanizing experience. I mean, it really is a mirror image of the Joker with Joaquin Phoenix where it's like it's such a grim film. And then at the end of it, it's a little bit less grim. And it's like, you know, for superhero movie, it's like, is that what we look for in our superhero movies? It's like, you look for triumph or you look for like, no, it's not quite so bad. Well, and in The Batman mythology is always that Gotham is a very dark city. Yeah. And it's always going to need The Batman, but at the same time, it's dark because it has The Batman. Yeah. So I think there's a lot of that of the city imprinting on him, him and printing on the city. You can't really escape that relationship and a lot of comics and TV shows really whenever he has to deal with other heroes. You kind of lose that piece of him that you see his relationship to the city and you see what he is as just a stand-alone character. But yeah, I think this movie did a really good job of talking about his relationship with the city, the darkness within it, the darkness of himself. And I don't think it dwelled on his mental health..
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Cinemavino
"So Travis, if you read off, we got some first names selected. Yeah, for this first names, we have Sebastian. We have a Tucker. We have Evan, we have Brooks. Okay? And now for the last name for a college, like traditional powerhouses, what do we have for last names? St. John, Drake. Marquette. Or is that marketa? Let's market. Okay, market. And creighton. So what would you pick for your 25 year old worth $10 billion and he is out to get, I'm thinking daredevil, who was your bad guy? I like the super short name, like just the Tucker Drake. I like that. The alliteration there. Is that alliteration, if it's in the middle of a word, whatever. Tucker, Drake, Tucker, direct, it works well. You know, he wears bow ties, he drinks PBR. Yep. And he is out to hack the brainwaves. Everyone on earth. And his personal weapon that he keeps on him at all times paddle. Exactly. But yeah, he develops a smartphone app that helps him take over the world. You had a pretty good when you chose the longer names. Yeah, I mean, I was thinking maybe like Evan St. John or Sebastian marquette. That's the one I liked Sebastian marquette. Yeah, those are both solid like villain names. Privileged needs so many letters in his name. Rides his bike. What if marquette is the middle name of Fitz Sebastian marquette St. John? That works. Yeah, he rides his bike to work every day. Lives in a loft apartment. But yeah, just hip, ironic, tech billionaires. That's when they don't have anybody that can put in a movie to be the villain. It's like, yeah, we're going to have Mark Zuckerberg, we the villain. Oh, I also wanted to interject in here. We talked about Joaquin Phoenix, hopping on to the Joker roll again. But also in the same Sony universe, Spider-Man universe, I worked around the campfire is we got Jared Leto or Leto whatever playing morbius the living vampire in the same kind of world. He's also a back in the comic books they couldn't have vampires and zombies and all this other shit. So they got around that by having this guy that's essentially think of it, he's like bitten by a radioactive bat. Not radioactive, but he did something to the bat while trying to cure himself from some weird disease. It bit him, and now he's like, oh, I've taken on the bad characteristics. So we use morbius the living vampire, which is how they got around it. Ego the living planet. Exactly. So we got Jared Leto hopping universes over into marvel adjacent universe of Sony for a while. They're going to try and try and squeeze the juice out of this lemon before marvel takes Spider-Man back entirely. Which is for the best. Yeah. Yeah. It's firing homecoming. It was awesome. And then I've also heard in the news today was the fact that James Gunn might be on to direct Suicide Squad two right and direct since he was unceremoniously let go for marble. Person bullshit. Yeah. Yeah. Stupid tweets back in the day, trying to mean edge lord. Yeah. Yeah. So okay, here's a question. Going into venom? Did you feel like, I mean, I thought the trailers looked horrible for it..
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on Cinemavino
"It was like, this is like smoking in the band at two. Watching all these slow motion poorly edited action scenes. I thought Tom Hardy's accent was weird. And you also said, not quite consistent. Yes. It was just bizarre. I don't think you watched enough of his own dailies. I don't get how you can do a villain centric movie without it's missing half the story. I think it's like, I don't get how you can make maybe it'll be great. Maybe I'll be wrong with Joker with Joaquin Phoenix where it's just a Joker. I don't know how you do the Joker without Batman. Man, well, Joker, unlike venom, has a lot more to pull from. There's, I mean, it can be done, but even in this film with Joaquin Phoenix, I'm sure Batman will show up at some point because he basically blames Batman for making him the way he is. So I'm sure there's going to be something Batman centric. He might be a tiny just a little cameo, but venom though is a character that's in my mind now I haven't read comics consistently since like 2000 ten, 11, I think for those reading at home, the siege was the last big story arc. I read from marvel. So collect, but I am so far behind. But yeah, that venom is kind of they spun him off and did them the lethal protector. Because typically the only thing he hates is Spider-Man. And when he was somehow able to come to an accord or whatever, they made a pact, and he was like, I won't come after you. You won't come after me. I'm going to leave New York. And he goes to San Francisco, like he does in this film. And Spider-Man does end up coming to check up on him because he's like, hey, I heard you're beating up cops, and he was like, well, those weren't actually cops. They were, you know, these are actually bad guys, or it's a front or something, and also how dare you come after me. So the movie took a lot from the lethal protector. But it also did what I am kind of hating and movies now as the characters first villain is exactly like the character itself is like the dark version. Evil Spock. Yeah. Venom is the dark evil Spider-Man. And the dark evil Spider-Man in his first movie hadn't even darker, more evil, Spider-Man fight. It's like a general zod is the evil kryptonian fighting Superman Man of Steel. Which was great back in the day and back in 79, which was Superman, too. Yes. Electric boogaloo. And he actually showed up in submarine one, too. One also. But yeah, that at the time, like I said, Superman's rogue's galleries kind of dog shit. I mean, you got Lex Luthor, and you got brainiac and you got doomsday, bizarro, parasite, metallo, but dark side. But a lot of those are just giant event villains that the Justice League has to fight and nothing for interesting for Superman 101 to do, but like step one, punch real hard, step two, repeat step one. Monotonous. Yeah. So we've compiled a list here..
"joaquin phoenix" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Yes you can okay. So the power of the dog. I mentioned fantastic movie. The velvet underground zoo documentary from the great. Todd haynes talked dot hands. I tell you ride feature that interview on the show later this year. It's what's on the label. It's a it's the most complete documentary history of the famed lou. Reed john kale moe tucker band. How they intersected. And were related to andy warhol in the factory that downtown new york scene in the late sixties and early seventies and kind of what they means a culture and it is a todd haynes documentary which is to say it looks sounds and feels different than every other movie and i highly highly recommend this movie. You can watch it at home on apple. Tv plus on. october fifteen. Which is nice though. I would recommend seeing a movie theater honestly. I believe that was on. Chris ryan's first movie accidentally. It was so so. You're telling me that i'm just getting my ass kicked. And all the movie i'll do a little scoreboard right now. It's one amanda one. Chris and you know no marvel movies on the list so far so you have nothing funny thing. They didn't premier any. Mci movies to tell you this year. Really a real change of pace for them. Other stuff i love. Come on come on. I choose to not be objective about this movie. Good i think it's important like the the mic like in addition to you know home depot same but also the mike mills of at all. He really speaks to you guys. And i think he's a lovely filmmaker but it's it's good to be honest and upfront. Yes i i come on is about a radio journalist producer and ira glass type played by joaquin phoenix who has a complex relationship with his sister who has a young son when his sister needs to leave her young son for a few days. Walking phoenix's character comes to play a kind of surrogate father to this nine year old boy and they spent some time in new york in los angeles and new orleans and all around and they build this incredible bond also the the the the two siblings walking and gaby hoffmann places sister. The complexity of their relationship is is driven by the death of their mother. So as somebody who just had a child whose mom died a few years ago like it's it was just crazy echoing experience watching the movie like mills just an absolute sweetheart of a guy. The first person i ever interviewed on the big picture as well. So there's a lot of circular touch points. I don't. I really don't know how i would talk about this movie without. You're saying like. I was completely knocked out and move by even though it is very soft and ambling and gentle and nice and that's the kind of movie but one thing you may have heard a song at the beginning of this episode. Some a song by bank. The primitives called the ostrich. It's one of the first recordings lou reed ever made when he was working for pickwick records hearing that song is a big part of velvet underground documentary. And then there's this incredible moment and come on. Come on where we see this helicopter drone shot of new york city and then these kind of flashing documentary images of new york when a characters go to new york. What does the song that is playing. The primitives the ostrich that is an amazing moment of synchronicity. Between the films that you can see on back to back days tell your phone festival anyway. If you like mike noses movies beginners twentieth century. Women you will love. Come.
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
Kyra Sedgwick: Empty Nest, Barn Full Of Goats
"Our first. Two guests are writers for late. Night with seth meyers and you may know them from other places. Ben warheit played an awful wall street. Guy in the joaquin. Phoenix movie joker. Jeff rate is known for making hilarious online video sketches where he plays all the characters ben. Jeff hello go Jeff you make all these amazing videos on tiktok and instagram i. I don't know how many you've made over the years. I don't know if you keep track i. I've made a lot of videos and a lot of bad videos. Only post the good stuff. Only really. there's there is a a pile a pile of all. That's the real talent. I think knowing what not to post the talent. That's a good point Better that way before you entered obviously the writing for late nine. You're you're creating tons of content still in videos that you were in school. You're majored in neuroscience. Yeah yeah that's yeah. I i did like doing the research and but i found research to be really slow ultimately in a lab. And you're like asking one very very specific question that take several years to get a possible. Answer yeah in addition to having a background in science you also act. Including what am i ve favorite films because i found it. So chilling joker. Yeah favorite experience. Why was it your favorite. I felt like working on that. I was just learning a lot very very quickly. Like for instance. I wasn't supposed to be doing the stunt where i got killed spoiler alert. There was supposed to be a stunt double who got shot and falls and like it is falling on the concrete and crawling and blah. 'cause that's technically stunt. The stunt double shows up to set and he's wearing a different suit than i am and i think technically like you know they didn't know how they would. Maybe they would have to delay day or something like that That's huge amounts of money and inconvenience like you ruin the suits work. There was like a custom sued so it wasn't like they could just like men's warehouse. I was like i can do. This can fall and you know. Do the stunt. I was a child gymnast. Like i know how to do that stuff. Okay yeah i can feel. I just tested this day. I can still do it. Yeah okay then we just try doing. I'm running away from joaquin. And he's firing a gun at me. And i'm like they decided on the day of the like maybe you've already been shot in the like but once and what does that look like. I haven't liked prepped. Running with a bullet in my. But let's try try it and then after after walking comes in like empties the gun into the back of me and runs up the stairs and jed quiet. They'll be they'd yell cut. And then i'd get up and then me and todd and joaquin would go watch playback and be like we'll how did that look that look right. I don't think that's how you'd run if you had a bullet and you're like no i do. That's exactly how it is. And i and i was just felt like i was learning so lightning vast ultimately at the end of it. I felt like it really paid off. And like after i wrapped walking pulled me aside and said some really nice things to me. That was very encouraging awesome. He said hey man. I like the way you like it. I would like to offer you ten thousand dollars to shoot you for real sometime. All right we have a couple of great games for you. Are you ready. Ready to dive into some games. Jack ass excellent so. This first game is called real or fake hallmark original movie. We'll describe the plot of a made for tv hallmark original movie. And you just tell us if it's a real movie that actually exists or a fake one that we just made up all right. Jeff chasing leprechauns won. An american company. Wants to build a smelting plant outside as small. Irish village troubleshooter michael. Garrett is dispatched to help. He soon learns. The land is protected to ensure the safety of the leprechauns who were believed to live there. Enter sarah kavanagh a local pixie expert. Who teaches him about the mystical traditions of ireland and also about love. I've seen that on disney channel. That's a real movie. you see it. Yeah that's a real one actually seen that movie. I don't know if i've seen that movie. But i've seen two movies. That have best guys. I got it right all right then. Here's your here's your chance. All in having trouble paying her college. Tuition beth nolan gets a part time job at the casino and befriends dealer maureen who works there to pay off her. No good ex husband earls debts. Maureen teaches beth poker and when beth enters the world of competitive poker-playing she finds herself at the state championships up against none other than earl and the stakes are all in. It sounds good to me like i. It sounds honestly. It sounds airtight. Like but but you know. I'm an airtight. Maybe i'm playing the odds here. A little bit like maybe. Maybe i think in hallmark movies. They're not gonna take time to
25 Years on, AJ Reflects on the Night of River Phoenix's Death
"Hey everybody, AJ benzi here for fame as a bitch. This is your daily unfiltered podcast. And I'll tell you not many halloweens go by. In the last 25 years, that I don't think of the night 25 years ago tonight that River Phoenix died on the sidewalk outside the viper room in West Hollywood and, you know, I was a reporter at that time. I had been to LA on frequent trips. I've been to the viper room. I saw that scene very intoxicating, very rock and roll, very druggy. I'm not gonna lie to ya. Grungy sort of thing. Great place to see Johnny Depp pop in, Christine applegates. A lot of just a lot of people, but I remember that phone call, I've heard so many times. He's having seizures on sunset and larrabee. Please come here. And that was 25 years ago today. Halloween night, 1993. And the voice on the other end of that phone was rivers brother Joaquin Phoenix. And the dispatcher asked him how old is he? He's 23. Stand the line and calm down a little bit, all right? Okay, I'm calm. I wasn't easy for Phoenix to say that. He was out of his fucking mind and eventually he just went crazy and said he's having seizures, get over here. You got to get here, please. Dispatcher. I remember kept telling him to take it easy. He kind of bothered
Joaquin Phoenix responds to best actor Oscar with impassioned speech
"One of Hollywood's most respected actors is now an Oscar winner and as a P. entertainment editor us was gable reports his acceptance speech was no joke he may have played the joker but Joaquin Phoenix was deadly serious when he stepped up to the podium to accept his Best Actor academy award he went off on a measured but long rant on several topics including sexism and racism in the movie industry anything fellow Hollywood people for sticking with them through his own struggles confidence grounds all my life I've been selfish I've been cruel at times hard to work with and are you grateful but so many of you in this room have given me a second chance Phoenix added that when people got each other toward redemption it represents the best of humanity I'm Oscar was
Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor Oscar
"He may have played the joker but Joaquin Phoenix was deadly serious when he stepped up to the podium to accept his Best Actor academy award he went off on a measured but long rant on several topics including sexism and racism in the movie industry any thank fellow Hollywood people for sticking with them through his own struggles I've been a scoundrel my life I've been selfish are very cruel at times hard to work with and I'm grateful but so many of you in this room have given me a second chance Phoenix added that when people got each other toward redemption it represents the best of humanity I'm Oscar was Gabriel
Parasite takes home Best Picture win at Oscars
"At last night's Oscars Renee Zellweger taste Best Actress for Judy one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor for the joker the parasite best foreign Best Picture first foreign
Brad Pitt Gets Political During Oscar Acceptance Speech
"A a site site just just became became the the first first foreign foreign language language film film to to win win the the Best Best Picture Picture Oscar Oscar it it also also got the Oscar for best foreign film and director bong joon ho it did take home the director award Renee Zellweger took home the academy award for Best Actress she wanted for her portrayal of Judy Garland Best Actor went to Joaquin Phoenix for joker and Brad Pitt won his first Oscar best Supporting Actor for his role in once upon a time his acceptance speech got political I was really disappointed with this week and I think when gamesmanship trump's doing the right thing it's a it's a it's a sad day and I don't think we should let it slide
Parasite wins Oscar for Best Picture, making history
"CBS news update there was no dominant film as Hollywood gave out it's Oscar Sunday night but there was something new and CBS news correspondent Steve foreman was on him to call it what a historic moment here at the Academy Awards for the first time a foreign language film wins the top off this picture the parasite room is just the way it is right now this makes history there are been foreign language films nominated for Best Picture last year Roma was a nominee but never before has a foreign language film won Best Picture Best Director too now among the best performance awards Joaquin Phoenix's performance as joker won Best Actor Renee Zellweger's portrayal of Judy Garland won Best Actress Laura Dern best supporting actress for her role as a divorce attorney in Merritt story Brad Pitt best Supporting Actor for once upon a time in Hollywood CBS news update on
Parasite's best picture triumph could begin a new era for the Oscars
"For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards a foreign language film has won the Oscar for Best Picture Paris only to south Korean black comedy also won Best Director for bone June hope in the main acting categories there were no real surprises with winds hawking Phoenix and Renee Zellweger but just how significant is parasites achievement just before we came on air I spoke to Tom brook in Hollywood it is seen as a pivotal moment perhaps in the academy's history it speaks to the growing power of international cinema and we have because of the economy has made in the last few years to diverse supply its membership to bring in more international film professionals and this could well be reflected in the results that we got tonight which was parasite winning the Best Picture Best Director best into international feature and best original screenplay yeah it was it was a dominant performance at perhaps a bit of a surprise but in terms of the the main acting Casseres I suppose the win as well the people we expect yes with the actors I mean I I should just back up for moments to say what was great about parasites it was announced that made for exciting viewing because with the acting categories it was very predictable Joaquin Phoenix one for his performance in the film joka Renee Zellweger one the playing Judy Garland and Judy Brad Pitt one for his role in once upon a time in Hollywood his supporting role and Laura Dern one for her supporting role in marriage story and does the fact that in a foreign language film won Best Picture it is that perhaps goes some way to to meet the complaints of those who said it wasn't a very diverse set of nominations perhaps but I I I think that our site was really well light to the piece of cinema it was very adventurous still making so I think it was voted full on those merits in a way and people really light phones you info here in Los Angeles as he was on the awards circuit in the run up to the office he has a very winning personality and so do members of his costs and I think that had a powerful effect on people as well so it may well let's waste some complaints about the lack of enterprise in diversity with the other nominees and briefly that was a bit of politics in in some of the acceptance speeches yes read it made a reference to the fact that John Bolton wasn't allowed to testify last week in the Senate impeachment hearings and Joaquin Phoenix made an impassioned political speech about human beings not exploiting one and all that indigenous people and the universe our correspondent Tom Burke took me from the red carpet outside the award ceremony in Los
'Parasite' Makes History at the Oscars; Picks Up 4 Awards
"A big night for a foreign film I'm rob Dustin fox news the ninety second Academy Awards is in the books and we've had lied to Hollywood to check in with faxes Machel Pelino Michelle our site is made history at the Oscars on A. B. C. and the Oscar goes to Paris the first foreign language film to win Best Picture I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now I don't think the whole this on the June hello nineteen seventy four would three Renee Zellweger Joaquin Phoenix picked up the actress and actor awards for Judy and joker once upon a time in Hollywood grab two including Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt and marriage stories Laura Dern also picked up her first Oscar the MMR included tributes to both Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas rob Fosse's Michelle Pelino in
Big Winners and Losers from the 2020 Academy Awards
"I'm Steve Futterman live at the Academy Awards in Hollywood and the Oscar goes to Oscar night history is made Paris side of south Korean film becomes the first foreign language film ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture when the announcement was made there was a huge cheer inside the Dolby theatre in the past a number of foreign language films have been Best Picture nominees till now had ever won with me here at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood method of fandango dot com Harry quite a memorable evening Steve it was a huge shake up I don't think anyone really expected this but the economy is showing that this was the most entertaining picture the you're in their opinion and it's a huge triumph for for those films with one inch tall barriers of subtitles now that's been shattered so film fans will explore new films from other languages that are entertaining and complex and challenging now then the acting awards those went pretty much as expected Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for joker Renee Zellweger Best Actress for Judy Brad Pitt best Supporting Actor for once upon a time in Hollywood and lower during the best supporting actress for merit story Elton John wins Best Original Song the big loser tonight the Irishman it had ten nominations and didn't want a thing
‘Parasite’ Becomes First South Korean Movie to Win Best International Film Oscar
"A big surprise at the ninety second Academy Awards our Jim group reports the south Korean film parasite has taken the top Oscar prize parasite is the winner of the Best Picture Oscar that was quite a surprise the south Korean film is the first ever foreign language film to win the academy's top honor and it upset over what many thought was the favorite nineteen seventeen and other films like once upon a time in Hollywood the Irishman marriage story joker little women Jo Jo rabbit and four verses Ferrari pericytes director bong joon ho also won the best directing Oscar Sunday night and it took the trophy for the best international phone Renee Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy Joaquin Phoenix got Best Actor for joker best supporting Oscar is went to Laura Dern and
Oscars 2020: who will have the biggest night?
"Are the Oscars are this weekend who are you rooting for anybody on your list I like once upon a time in Hollywood I just thought that was a great film I love the cast awesome stuff several nominations for that film bills worker is joining us now long time energy reporter for the sun times still with five Chicago is a contributor and bill has followed many many many Oscars lot but you know I always loved about you bill you you follow the local entertainment scene so well and always told us such interesting nuggets about what was going on here well that's true I've always loved you know I mean I think that's important I think it as we all know how they moved in this world of of the current the twenty first century media I think local local local is the way to cope in general because I think that's what people really want to get because they can get you know the national stories from other outlets but but this is an interesting year at all well it's always interesting with the Academy Awards although I do think in certain categories is here there's there's some things that are pretty well said but I know we think of course they're going to go again this year without it without a without a whole list which I don't think it's a terrible thing I think you know well I'll tell you why I think so often unless you get somebody like Billy crystal who's always knocks the you know the ball out of the park I think over the years I think will be colder did a good job we recently had our critic's guide Bible to the critics choice awards which of the broadcast broadcast critics and you know we had two days he did a wonderful job and I think because he didn't try to overdo it you know came out was charming and didn't you know try to be too cute but I think sometimes I think people want to see who's going to win they want to see the presenters I don't think they want a lot of big production numbers and all those give me some wonderful musical numbers at the Oscars you know your health Elton John performing in and you know it's gonna be really quite quite wonderful in the court system the result of a few people who really are talented musically but it's gonna be interesting to see what happens on Sunday I can say I disagree too but I'd like the host I guess you're right but what okay what is a good host was a good house because right some of the host I kind of remember the Anne Hathaway that was a disaster and as much as I loved you know but she yeah I do too but she what that wasn't right for her at all and James Franco I think the the combo wasn't right and that yeah then they tried to do so many acts that an already long ceremony got longer and longer right letterman was not successful either you know so I mean and and I love him but I mean I just it's just a very tough job I will say that so I think sometimes a safe way to go is with out the host and we'll see how it goes David Letterman wasn't wanted the Oprah uma uma Oprah right rumors were rolling their eyes he's like I got to go and I got a key thing is we we didn't work we actually have some audio here from Billy crystal because he was just on Jimmy Kimmel okay crystal has hosted the Oscars I think nine times total nine times jingle himself is hosted the Oscars twice yes yeah he did a good job he did so the two of them had thoughts about the hostess Oscars here's here's what they had to say I always loved being out there I I loved the guess the trusts you know that the movie academy had a made to to get me out that I always I felt like there was a great honor to do it and I think that when you have a show that's as long as it is is going to happen and I think the problem with the no hosting perhaps is that there's not somebody out there to capitalize on that moment ledge view had when the wrong Best Picture right who could forget that the one that's right but he does make a good point there he does make a good point that you can can bring it into the moment and and capitalize on it that is a very good point I hadn't thought of that someone says something that you can sort of have fun with right that just sort of right out there and then they bring it back and make everybody sort of laugher connect over that moment we just had a listener say six three oh what about the la la land fiasco that would be weird without a host because sort of look at each other like what that would that would have been terrible and and then on a lighter note I mean it's great when you have somebody you know when when Jack Palance remember that the one arm push up you know on the sages many years ago and of course and you know Billy came out and made a great joke about it because you know those are the things that you love love to see happen yeah my favorite also I think was on my list of favorites I should say Ellen DeGeneres remember that a normal than the selfie she took and then when she was busting Steven Spielberg around a telephone tell take the picture you know when I could change my point of view you're either going to go maybe on your side your honor but you know I heard you it coming in when you talk about once upon a time in Hollywood that really was one of my favorite favorite movies of the year I see like bill if this one is sort of got a little bit of an unfair advantage because it seems like one of those movies that people in the industry natural sort of are drawn to because it has history of historical factor I know it's sort of a bag I would love to see it with but it's it's one of my favorite but I think all of the momentum seems to be from the directors guild of the producers guild all of the different wards have been happened sounds like it's going to be nineteen seventeen which I liked very much but technically it had some incredible you know incredible beautiful moments but my favorite if I was going to pick one it would be once upon a time in Hollywood or parasite which of course is going to win trust me it's gonna win best foreign film the people that are further further Oscar parties if they want to fill out there if you get if you get some of those lesser known categories right you can win the Oscar Poole I've no I bet it's true that's a good strategy that's true yes I have eight one five Oscars praying for no politics I need a break yeah what do you think we all do I think we all do and I think that will be that's one thing that I hope we do have because I think after what we've all gone through in this country in the last few weeks I think yes no politics is a very good suggestion but it's interesting because in terms of all the acting categories I think they're pretty well locked into a whole I think it is going to win and I think most people do what do you think what you got for best supporting actress I think well that's what the one category where there could be a surprise in the usually is a surprise the one category excuse me would be best supporting actress because even though most people think it's gonna be Laura Dern was terrific as a divorce lawyer in marriage story you know who could possibly slip in there because he has won a few things as far as people from little women who played one of the daughters and that's one category but I do think it's gonna be Laura Dern for best Supporting Actor it's Brad Pitt as one everything is beloved by many people in Hollywood you know it's sort of his his year in his time and I think that's a pretty much of a lock in for Best Actress it's it's I think pretty much going to be Renee Zellweger for Judy plank Judy Garland and although I would look I would be disappointed if there was a real real upset here in Jersey ronin from little women one because I think she's terrific but they're all these categories have great nominees and of course for Best Actor again it's probably going to be Joaquin Phoenix because again he won everything so far incredible performance I didn't see G. R. A. Renee Zellweger in Judy but I didn't know that that was not universally loved by critics no it was not what happened there was everybody pretty much loved her I mean I agree with this the movie itself was just sort of you know just so so I think the reason she's basically the nominee the only nominee for that movie there may be a cost and it might be a minor on the minor categories I shouldn't call minor but one of the most popular categories but the movie itself was not great she was what made the movie yeah I you know I I didn't see that because of sort of the reviews the main one that would be worth revisiting because I loved her and that was the online series where she was the rich woman who is trying to convince people a little comes of age is he was a recent series streaming and she was phenomenal and I just remember and she sings herself I mean the fact that she you know somebody's like a voice like garland which everybody knows so well the fact that you do your own singing I think is also a major push any and there's so many scenes in this movie you look and you think it's actually Judy Garland on stage and screen excuse me so I think it's and that's pretty much of a lock but there again you know you never that's pictures that that was one I mean I think it's probably going to be nineteen seventeen but I would be happy with virtually any of those you know that are up there there's nine nominees you know because they changed the rules a few years ago but you know a lot of talk this year the parasite which definitely is gonna win best foreign film it might be the first year that the best foreign film also wins Best Picture that would be somewhat of an upset but that would be a fascinating thing to see what is the Netflix series that Renee Zellweger was and I was trying to remember to remember bill out we only have a minute here but if you if you are going to the movies this weekend as I know some people do when they try to say Hey I'm gonna catch up on some of these Oscar nominated films what what was one of the films you would suggest the probably not many people have gone to I think I don't know I think first of all I think you know probably nineteen seventeen I think it's it's a kind of a tough movie to watch many ways but I think that that that seems to be the front runner for Best Picture if you haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood definitely catch that and I'll tell you a parasite is be the third one because that is such it's got a real twist to it I can't tell you much and I would give it away but it that would be the film that is probably the one most unique dark comedy that come down the pike in a long time okay you got my attention on that I'm gonna check that one out bills record thank you so much for checking in with us at any time good to hear your voice same
Oscars 2020: Watch the Best Supporting Actress nominees
"Let's start with what will be the first award on Sunday night and that will be actress in a supporting role you gotta go through about ten others before you get to actor in a supporting role and then at the end of the show you'll get actor actress movie or what they call Best Picture and director so we'll start with actress in a supporting role Kathy Bates Richard Jewell Laura Dern marriage story Scarlett Johannson Jo Jo rabbit Florence pew little women Margot Robbie bomb shell share your first Laura Dern marriage story okay I'm gonna take Laura Dern merit story also Megan Scarlett Johannson judge a rabbit and Kay were put in an right there for Megan not for missed you know Margot Roby or Robbie in that bomb shelter that's about the fox news sex was no accusation paying it is Hollywood so you know you know but then again so was already one stain so actress in a leading role Megan your first simply a Revo Herriot Scarlett Johannson merry story Siri thrown in little women Charlie Sperrin bomb shell Renee Zellweger Judy I'm gonna go Renee Zellweger and Judy I'm gonna do the same thing same here all right so there's three of us all in accord actor in a supporting role charity Tom Hanks beautiful day in the neighborhood Anthony Hopkins to popes Al Pacino the Irishman Joe Pesci the Irishman Brad Pitt once upon a time in Hollywood Brad Pitt is going to continue his winning streak I'm gonna go the same okay you lost me on that what is under is winning streak dizzy on a winning streak yeah I think he won whatever last award show it was okay I thought you meant in as far as Academy Awards the only one can mean weren't you would think he would have by now yeah to give anyone just take his shirt off in a he's not in well you took off to and want maybe there's the thing they're going I go to brand also I think he would win it out right but Pacino okay she you're going to cancel each other out for starters yeah act actor in a leading role I'm Bonnie band banners painting glory Leo once upon a time Hollywood Adam driver marriage story Joaquin Phoenix joker Jonathan Pryce the two popes Megan boy that's that's a tough no that's a very easy one some how my mom I think I'm going to go with Joaquin Phoenix yeah well of course yards so is charities online didn't even need to ask lastly directing the Irishman Scorsese joker Todd Phillips nineteen seventeen Sam Mendes once upon a time in Hollywood Quentin and parasite bong joon ho cherry salmon does nineteen seventeen I'll take Sam Mendes nineteen seventeen Quentin Tarantino once upon a time in Hollywood once upon a time in Hollywood if Sam Mendes wins for directing that will be the biggest gap between two directing wins in Oscar history he won in two thousand for American beauty and here it is twenty years later in case you're wondering what the current record is it's a fifteen year gap actor Billy Wilder one for the lost weekend nineteen forty five any apartment in nineteen sixty and one other quick side no we were talking about those swag bags and people thinking that everybody gets one no it's just the twenty five nominees the five nominees in each of the five big categories you may have bought when we were revealed that earlier wow Scarlett's gonna get to because she's up for Best Actress and best supporting actress no one in case she just gets one I give her
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. 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'Parasite' winning best picture would make movies richer
"So the nine best picture nominees are of Ford. Vive Ferrari affordably. Ferrari is Christian Bale and Matt Damon in the story of Ford trying to build a car to beat Ferrari in the lemond race The Irishman when is the Martin Scorsese Film. which is on Netflix? That you might have heard. It's three hours long. Gioja Rabbit is TYCO I. T's story about a World War Two to that is the one with the where he plays a an imaginary Hitler. If you've heard a joker of course Joaquin Phoenix as the comic book character. Sort of little women which is little women you know Little Women Louisa May alcott and book adapted by Greta. GERWIG marriage story which is Noah Baumbach. Big divorce film with Adam driver and also Scarlett Johansson nineteen seventeen which is about two young men in World War One cent. On a very dangerous mission started by Sam Mendez once upon a time in Hollywood Hollywood. Is Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's story about the Hollywood of the very late nineteen sixties and parasite which is Bongino Jin. Ho's Really Fascinating story about two families who come together in a very unexpected way Glenn Gimme a quick will win. Should win on best picture. I'd be happiest with parasite movie that just gets better and better. The more you think about it I'd be okay with little women or once upon a time like movies I'd be a little disappointed if it was Ford versus Ferrari for reasons you can hear more about in the full episode and if it is the joker I'll scream into a pillow Because I kinda hated that movie the oddsmakers have nineteen seventeen winning which is surprising to me. Because I like that movie but the best picture of the year really. It's Oscars sensitive from war movie and it's kind of a traditional Hollywood movie in some ways but then at the same time. It has the kind of showy element of having the you know. Made to look like one shot. I I will just go next and say I would pick parasite and you know. I'm going to stick with will win parasite because the last time. I had a tingling feeling that it was going to being upset. It was moonlight backed off at the last minute. So did the telecom. I robbed myself of an opportunity to look smarter than I am. So I'm going to say will win. Parasites should win parasite. I'm okay with nineteen seventeen. I think there is some lovely filmmaking there. I admire fire the accomplishment of it Bob. What do you think will win and should win? I think one thousand nine hundred will win because it's just everything seems to be driving that way it didn't start out that way. What's interesting sting is at the front runners? Initially were supposed to be Once upon a time in Hollywood and the two from from net flicks Irish marriage. I'm sorry Mayor Story and those have kind of disappeared from the conversation. I think it's safe to say none of those have a real strong shot anymore. I would love to see parasite win. Yeah Stephen Anything. I'm in somewhat of the same boat. I would be thrilled of parasite one I would be thrilled if a little women one. I love that movie so so much. I went on record in our resolutions and predictions show. I predicted addicted. That once upon a time in Hollywood was going to win best picture. It seemed like everything was coming together for The Oscars love movies about the magic of movie. Making it is is a movie about old Hollywood. You know who else is old Hollywood. Everyone who votes for the and so I felt so much like and also Quentin Tarantino. Not No he is an Oscars favourite but he typically get's nudged over two screenplay and then doesn't win best picture best director so I really felt like he had an enormous amount of momentum going going in but I agree that nine hundred seventeen seems to have kind of swooped in and picked it up and I. I really liked that movie a lot. I admire that movie a lot. I would be perfectly content content and satisfied to have it win best picture but this time next year it will take me thirty to forty five seconds to remember what won best picture unless it's parasite unless it's it's parasites will be talking about it for decades. Well I think I wrote about this a little bit if you subscribe to our newsletter which is at NPR dot org slash pop culture newsletter. I wrote about this last week but I do think there's a chance that will be parasite partly because the opening up of the best picture category. which originally was talked about as a way to bring? In kind of popular blockbusters that are also of quality. Got A lot of talk about the dark knight and things like that but it's actually done is bring in more smaller films and foreign right language films so eventually it's GonNa Happen. That one of them is GonNa win. Might as well be this one. I think it might be this year. I think people just like that movie. Yeah and the fact that the US preferential voting for this cat this particular story. COMP look it's way too complicated to get into here but basically what it means is if people liked parasite recite for example enough to what it number one number two or number three. It's got a better than average chance or second. Choices have a have a better than average less polarizing films. Do you better than the ones that everybody likes. Even if it's not their favorite