Killers of the Flower Moon - Marty and Leo and Apple

Hell yes.

Can’t wait!

Cool to see Brendan Fraser turning up in more stuff.

That looks interesting.

It premiered at Cannes and was 3 hours and 56 minutes long, although it sounds like Marty has cut it down to about 3 1/2 hours now.

Interesting that Fraser isn’t in the credits

His small part in No Sudden Move was the best bit of that movie for me.

There Will Be More Blood

Over the past several days, critics have been drawing up lists of films they’re most looking forward to catching in Cannes. The most-anticipated film of the festival is clearly Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which will premiere out of competition on Saturday. Scorsese tells Mike Fleming Jr. about how, during the years he spent working on the screenplay with Eric Roth, the story evolved from a police procedural—the investigation of a series of mysterious deaths of wealthy members of the Osage Nation in the 1920s—into a love story.

Fleming’s interview went viral within hours after Deadline published it on Tuesday morning, primarily because Scorsese’s comments at the end of it broke everyone’s hearts. “I’m old,” he says. He turned eighty last November. “I want to tell stories, and there’s no more time. Kurosawa, when he got his Oscar, when George [Lucas] and Steven [Spielberg] gave it to him, he said, ‘I’m only now beginning to see the possibility of what cinema could be, and it’s too late.’ He was eighty-three. At the time, I said, ‘What does he mean?’ Now I know what he means.”

The true story is absolutely nuts! Hope they can pull it off.

Read the deadline interview and am really excited. One of maybe three movies I’m looking forward to this year!

The bit about Scorsese feeling old and having no time left to do what he feels he needs to is really heartbreaking though

I liked the teaser trailer better, could do without the whole hip-hop beat and editing to the music. Feels a bit out of place for a movie like this

The movie looks pretty good. If you haven’t read the book, and are interested in finding someone to just thoroughly depress you about how awful people can be to each other, it’s worth a read.

Just got a free ticket to a screening next week. Woooo.

I can not wait to see this.

In my seat at the press screening. Can’t wait!

Okay, that really was a 3.5-hour long movie, and it’s past 11 PM. I’m gonna need to stew on this one. It’s Scorsese doing a historical epic, in a very traditional and absolutely deliberate and patient style. Marty is trying new things, and avoiding a lot of the stuff he’s known for. I think I only caught one “Oh, yeah, this is a Marty Scorsese movie” moment. But you want to give this guy $200 million for every one of his movies after seeing this. Everything feels so authentic and accurate. The acting is lights out.

But… gut feeling is while it will get a monster number of nominations, I don’t think it knocks off Oppenheimer in the Best Picture race. Lily Gladstone probably has the best chance out of all of them.