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Lady Bird
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:17:36 am »
Saoirse Ronan starring. Greta Gerwig directing. Northern California setting. 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Tell me, is there any chance I won't like this? I think this might be my most-anticipated film for the rest of the year, and it's coming out around the same time as my birthday. The hype is real.

The only flaw is that Ronan isn't using her Irish accent here. A great sin, to be sure, but nothing that can't be forgiven if the rest of the film is as good as I'm expecting. This might dethrone Lady Macbeth on my 2017 standings list. We shall see.

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 06:49:32 am »
I love Greta Gerwig and the cast is outstanding, so I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 11:42:12 am »
I have high hopes for this too, given the reasons already cited above, plus the seal of quality almost always guaranteed from A24.
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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 03:04:06 am »
I can attest that this movie accurately represents Northern California. Pretty much every character in the film is someone I could've gone to high school with. I'm really impressed by how authentic this movie felt. Who knew it was possible to romanticize Sacramento?

Funny how I always seem to rate religious-themed movies so highly. First Life of Pi, then Silence, and now this. This is my favorite film of this year so far. Ronan is wonderful, as always. I could tell Gerwig was writing from experience with the interactions between Lady Bird and her mother, and it showed. 8/10, maybe a nine as I think about it more.
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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 10:42:11 am »

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 11:26:15 am »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 12:19:52 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 06:40:08 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

She's probably the best young actress working right now. I can't imagine Brooklyn being half as good with anyone else in the lead role. If both this movie and Lady Macbeth get snubbed, we'll have even more evidence that the Oscars are nothing more than a glitzy, glorified popularity contest.

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 07:02:16 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

She's probably the best young actress working right now. I can't imagine Brooklyn being half as good with anyone else in the lead role. If both this movie and Lady Macbeth get snubbed, we'll have even more evidence that the Oscars are nothing more than a glitzy, glorified popularity contest.
I think Lady Bird is pretty likely to at least get a nomination, though Sally Hawkins and Frances McDormand are probably safer bets. A shame too, since this is one of Ronan's best performances if not the best.

Lady Macbeth will most certainly be ignored everywhere except for the BAFTA's, unfortunately.

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 09:12:43 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

She's probably the best young actress working right now. I can't imagine Brooklyn being half as good with anyone else in the lead role. If both this movie and Lady Macbeth get snubbed, we'll have even more evidence that the Oscars are nothing more than a glitzy, glorified popularity contest.
I mean, I haven't seen either but the Oscars honestly tend to do a pretty good job, and using "popularity contest" as a critique is asinine. Naturally, every awards show is a contest of what movie is most popular amongst the voting group, but assuming you meant they just reflect what movie is the most popular, I think Moonlight grossed like 3 million dollars before the nominations came out. People have different taste in film.

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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 09:25:31 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

She's probably the best young actress working right now. I can't imagine Brooklyn being half as good with anyone else in the lead role. If both this movie and Lady Macbeth get snubbed, we'll have even more evidence that the Oscars are nothing more than a glitzy, glorified popularity contest.
I mean, I haven't seen either but the Oscars honestly tend to do a pretty good job, and using "popularity contest" as a critique is asinine. Naturally, every awards show is a contest of what movie is most popular amongst the voting group, but assuming you meant they just reflect what movie is the most popular, I think Moonlight grossed like 3 million dollars before the nominations came out. People have different taste in film.

Yeah, as if any other actor could've given the boring-ass performance Leonardo DiCaprio gave in The Revenant and still get so much as a nomination.

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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 09:46:06 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

She's probably the best young actress working right now. I can't imagine Brooklyn being half as good with anyone else in the lead role. If both this movie and Lady Macbeth get snubbed, we'll have even more evidence that the Oscars are nothing more than a glitzy, glorified popularity contest.
I mean, I haven't seen either but the Oscars honestly tend to do a pretty good job, and using "popularity contest" as a critique is asinine. Naturally, every awards show is a contest of what movie is most popular amongst the voting group, but assuming you meant they just reflect what movie is the most popular, I think Moonlight grossed like 3 million dollars before the nominations came out. People have different taste in film.

Yeah, as if any other actor could've given the boring-ass performance Leonardo DiCaprio gave in The Revenant and still get so much as a nomination.

Considering what Leo had to endure during the shoot and the fact that it was one of the more popular films that awards season, then yes, they probably would have been nominated.
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Re: Lady Bird
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 10:21:11 pm »
Highest rated film on RT.

Ronan had better win that Oscar this year. Poorly written article, but I'm pleased about this.
Wow, I totally remembered her winning for Brooklyn (although after looking it up, I can't say the academy did her a disservice; Larson was great in Room).

She's probably the best young actress working right now. I can't imagine Brooklyn being half as good with anyone else in the lead role. If both this movie and Lady Macbeth get snubbed, we'll have even more evidence that the Oscars are nothing more than a glitzy, glorified popularity contest.
I mean, I haven't seen either but the Oscars honestly tend to do a pretty good job, and using "popularity contest" as a critique is asinine. Naturally, every awards show is a contest of what movie is most popular amongst the voting group, but assuming you meant they just reflect what movie is the most popular, I think Moonlight grossed like 3 million dollars before the nominations came out. People have different taste in film.

Yeah, as if any other actor could've given the boring-ass performance Leonardo DiCaprio gave in The Revenant and still get so much as a nomination.

Considering what Leo had to endure during the shoot and the fact that it was one of the more popular films that awards season, then yes, they probably would have been nominated.

Oh boy. Leo ate a fish. It's his special year.

 

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