I’m so glad you weren’t onboard with Mank either. I do not understand the hype. I thought Oldman was just doing a variation on his witty miserable drunk routine from the Churchill movie (I hope he doesn’t turn into “howdy pardnurr” Jeff Bridges and just does slurring drunks from now on) and I thought the black and white was used to absolutely no effect.
Couple of good lines here and there, but mostly just gimmicky Oscar bait. Yuck. Loved Amanda Seyfried though!
It was funny hearing your take on Another Round. I’m Danish, and I watched it and I thought “This is so much a picture of contemporary Danish malehood and drinking culture that I can’t imagine people from somewhere else not feeling completely left out”.
It’s super duper danocentric. I’m a little surprised it got the best director nod given that, but I loved it.
I thought Mads Mikkelsen knocked it out of the park. You have to leave your Pusher/Valhalla Rising baggage at the door, but I think he’s extremely good in that role as a human void that is totally dependant on everyone around him for validation. I was on the fence at first, but man, that dude can act.
And we got to see his dancing chops in that super weird scene towards the end. What a treat.