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Jake Gittes

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  1. 1. The Young Girls of Rochefort 2. A Star Is Born (1954) 3. Cabaret 4. The Pirate 5. Gold Diggers of 1933 6. Top Hat 7. Nashville 8. Topsy-Turvy 9. This Is Spinal Tap 10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 11. West Side Story 12. The Band Wagon 13. Singin’ in the Rain 14. Meet Me in St. Louis 15. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 16. La La Land 17. All That Jazz 18. On the Town 19. New York, New York 20. It’s Always Fair Weather 21. The Wizard of Oz 22. Inside Llewyn Davis 23. Hedwig and the Angry Inch 24. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 25. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 26. Hellzapoppin’ 27. For Me and My Gal 28. Broadway Melody of 1938 29. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 30. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 31. The Music Man 32. A Hard Day’s Night 33. The Girl Can’t Help It 34. The Nightmare Before Christmas 35. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 36. Aladdin 37. Tangled 38. Girl Crazy 39. Easter Parade 40. Meet the Feebles 41. Cover Girl 42. 42nd Street 43. Good News 44. I Love Melvin 45. Cabin in the Sky 46. Beauty and the Beast 47. The Greatest Showman 48. In the Good Old Summertime 49. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 50. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  2. Marriage Story would have probably swept if James L. Brooks made it 30 years ago but it doesn't seem Important enough to win big today. I would also say Shape of Water was absolutely broad and clumsy so a Jojo win would be par for the course at this moment. That Taika is, like GDT, a much more Internet-friendly director than Peter Farrelly will help, sure.
  3. Fully ready for Jojo to win best picture and Mendes best director tbh. Y'all feel free to expect the Oscars to do better but after the last couple years especially I can't. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. Likewise with Phoenix in best actor. (Still am on the Pacino train, at least, and original screenplay will be hard to mess up.)
  4. on Well Go USA's website there's a full list of theaters where this is opening. There's 64 of them (47 in the States, 17 in Canada). https://www.wellgousa.com/films/better-days
  5. rewatched original Star Wars for the first time in almost 8 years. Luke is horny af for the princess literally from the moment he sees her hologram, a totally realistic character beat I wouldn't expect to see in any blockbuster today Other than the editing team, the big unsung heroes here are all the balding British a-gig's-a-gig character actors who serve up much of the realness and the paperback pulp energy at once Movie holds up, which is honestly a relief. Except that I no longer feel a kid/teen's awe/immersion watching it, so much as a sense of "damn, they really got this thing to work when it was evidently this close to not working at all". There remains an endearing scrappy charm to it that marks it as fundamentally a work of insecure but committed young people (backed up by older pros), which is also pretty much antithetical to the corporate-controlled way of making movies. Ironic, etc. "The Empire doesn't consider a small, one-man fighter to be any threat." Thought of both Lucas circa 1970s and our man Rian at that moment
  6. Tentatively in, wanna hear more details. And this probably isn't gonna work on my end heh.
  7. I suspect the only real motivation for that post was that an Ansel Elgort movie is coming out the same day as this.
  8. Baumbach's a great writer (with an almost 25-year career, most of which he's gone unappreciated by awards bodies; both will work in his favor this time) and this seems like a case where strong performances, not being biopic impersonations or other sorts of look-at-me "transformations", must mean equally strong material. I think he's pretty comfortably #1. Parasite is surely too cool to win Best Picture.
  9. Will need to get a BP nod first to get there I think. The PTA has been dropping fast, at this rate there's only enough juice in the tank for one more significant expansion.
  10. yeah Parasite's PTA is dropping fast. enough juice in the tank for one more expansion next weekend but even then it won't get to 20m without a Best Picture nod and subsequent re-expansion. still a strong result ofc and distributors better learn the right lesson from it.
  11. Funny how something being political only becomes a problem for people when they no longer agree with the politics
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