Agree completely on Moonlight. Classic awards season hoopla. Some lovely, lyrical direction, but virtually all the characters were utterly stock, from drug dealer with a heart of gold to crackhead mama.
It’s materially worse than any of the films you list above. And I liked it more than any of the people I saw it with. Sort of has to be seen to be believed. It’s only 89 mins long (always a red flag), so won’t […]
La La Land is one of those movies that gets released during the Oscar corridor, everyone goes mental about it for five minutes, it picks up a few gongs and then people more or less forget it ever happened. See also: Birdman.
I absolutely adore Arrival – one of the very best films of recent years. Sadly, it’s a 2016 joint, but I propose to allow its inclusion in this thread anyway, so we can all bask in its warming glow. I will also […]
For me, that was sort of the problem. She didn’t need to fight or argue. She owned the company and spent the entire movie effortlessly hobnobbing with and generally handling many of the most powerful individuals o […]
Yeah, I get that. That’s sort of what I was getting at with the “European Cinema” bit in the OP. Flip one gender, take the Americans out and there are probably a million other similar movies with lovely shots of […]