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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:47 PM

View Postpolishgenius, on 11 February 2020 - 08:43 PM, said:

I'm chuffed for the Oscars, they've got some real buzz and attention from the honour of having Parasite win.


Still taking shots for the lack of diversity in other categories tho'. Natalie Portman's - having a list of female directors of 2020 films embroidered on her outfit - was slick.
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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:19 PM

I was mostly making a joke about how Parasite is far more important than the Oscars but yes, they still need to do lots and lots of work.
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:40 AM

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:10 AM

I haven't been paying attention to the oscar debate but is there serious issues behind the lack of female directors nominated at the Oscars?

Has somebody compiled a list of great movies this year, directed by women, that are more deserving than the 6 movies that were nominated for best director?

As far as I'm aware, at least in Denmark, there's always been more male directors than female directors and as such, it's less likely a woman gets nominated or wins an award. You shouldn't be nominating movies just to fill out a quota. You might want to look at what's stopping women from becoming directors, though.
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:06 AM

I haven't seen ... pretty much any of the movies nominated, but from what I can tell the debate is/was about how there is a list of movies directed by women that were apparently just as good if not better than either all of those actually nominated or most of them.

The trouble with subjectivity is that even when you take out conscious or even unconscious bias ... it's still subjective.
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:50 AM

View PostTsundoku, on 13 February 2020 - 09:06 AM, said:

I haven't seen ... pretty much any of the movies nominated, but from what I can tell the debate is/was about how there is a list of movies directed by women that were apparently just as good if not better than either all of those actually nominated or most of them.

The trouble with subjectivity is that even when you take out conscious or even unconscious bias ... it's still subjective.


True, but if there are a number of excellent movies made by women out there, then it looks a little weird when all the nominees are men. It does, if not prove then at least hint at some level of bias. Especially considering it's a pretty obvious trend rather than a single isolated incident.
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:06 PM

Yeah, obviously there are more men than women directing out there, but enough so that in the last 20 years, out of 100 nominations available for Best Director only 3 have been for women, with 1 winner? Seems unlikely.
I don't think it's just an Oscars thing, it's a general promotion thing (hell, I only just realised how few female-directed movies I actually see even though a number are on my list and have been for ages), but it's certainly something the Oscars could be more proactive about.
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Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:58 PM

View PostAptorian, on 13 February 2020 - 08:10 AM, said:

I haven't been paying attention to the oscar debate but is there serious issues behind the lack of female directors nominated at the Oscars?

Has somebody compiled a list of great movies this year, directed by women, that are more deserving than the 6 movies that were nominated for best director?

As far as I'm aware, at least in Denmark, there's always been more male directors than female directors and as such, it's less likely a woman gets nominated or wins an award. You shouldn't be nominating movies just to fill out a quota. You might want to look at what's stopping women from becoming directors, though.

The people who fund movies and pick directors are what's stopping women from being high profile directors.
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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:19 PM

It seems that Rick Moranis is making a comeback in a sequel to "Honey, I shrunk the Kids"
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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:46 PM

Parasite was phenomenal. We really liked it, yet we understood why there was no best supporting actor nomination or best actor nomination (I'm smushing together actress and actor). There's no dominant performance and yet the movie is all the better for it. Each character gets time to shine and they all present a damning and hilarious view of capitalism.

Absolutely worth the time and deserved every award.
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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:57 PM

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

If you are in any way a fan of Breaking Bad, if you even tacitly have found BB an enjoyable series, then El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a must watch. It is superb. That first 1/2 hour is filled with so many nostalgia feelz that you'll be leaping off your couch or chair whooping with fists pumping, and then you'll be in quiet reflection with misty eyes in remembering how impactful the show and the characters have on each other (and you as the viewer). And these moments continue throughout the movie. And good god, watching the movie, how I am reminded at how brilliant Vince Gilligan and his crew are at setting up shots with locations and angles and background scenery and fuckin' hell it's humbling to see someone so good at his art. Burgeoning filmmakers, watch work headed by Vince Gilligan and take notes. The way scenes are setup and shot in this movie are every bit a living/breathing "character" as those reading lines.
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Posted Today, 03:48 PM

Jordan Peele has really carved out a niche for himself in the horror genre, and has put out some quality work.



I've never seen the original, any good?
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