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BYOB: Rogue One, etc.

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4 Responses to “BYOB: Rogue One, etc.”

  1. EtGuild2 says:

    I feel like the BYOBs are mixed up, but since we haven’t really talked about awards (The Silence/Arrival/Fences/Jackie snubs at the Globes!), thought I’d mention the Indie Spirit love for A24. 18 nominations across six movies!!!!…and KRISHA and THE LOBSTER were last year.

    Having fiiiinally seen AMERICAN HONEY, I’m happy for the nomination leading upset. Loved it, I didn’t have a problem with the length. A sprawling, massively ambitious, gorgeously shot, almost-miraculously acted, subtle intersectional critique of so many issues at the fore of 2016. It is the movie of now, a snapshot of the insta-gratification anything is possible, eventually exhausting, briefly hopeless and eventually realism lowered life expectations of poor, rural, mostly white kids in our America.

  2. Movieman says:

    Yes, I liked “American Honey” a lot, too, Ethan–even if it felt an awful lot like the longest movie Harmony Korine never directed.

    How about that “Collateral Beauty” train wreck? All through the movie I kept waiting for Gerard Depardieu to turn up and shout, “Bogus!”
    (Obscure Norman Jewison reference if anyone cares, lol.)

  3. SP says:

    I didn’t like Rogue One much. Hoping I like it more on second viewing. I’m bummed that, as with last year, a Star Wars flick came out that got good reviews and lots of people seem to love and I wasn’t into it. For one thing, I’m not sure if it was the theater I was in, but pretty much everything up to the big final battle looked murky and dark. Most of the action took place in the dark or in the rain and didn’t really look all that great. Hey, if anyone here can get into the reshoots and how it all worked with Gilroy and everything, go to town, very curious about that. Edwards seems to be playing ball? He’s cool with this? Very curious to learn more about the reshoots.

  4. Stella's Boy says:

    Incredibly bummed that I didn’t see American Honey when it played here, but Milwaukee only had it for a week. Ethan I share your A24 love. They have had a truly remarkable year.

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