Les Mis transcends space, time, and Oscar statistics.
New York Magazine's early take on the film.
http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/zero-...d-to-know.htmlIts best chance will come in the Best Actress category, where Chastain is a surefire nominee (though at this point, Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence remains the front-runner).
I can't wait to see Chastain & Lawrence embrace lovingly on the red carpet
so much realness omg
It's kind of odd that the way you can truly tell someone is a serious contender for an Oscar is not by the raves or word of mouth. It is when fans of another performance (or just actor in general) come to a thread for the sole reason of downplaying another actor's chances. My favorite female performances of the year so far are Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea) and Hani Furstenberg (The Loneliest Planet). While there is not a thread for The Loneliest Planet, there is one for The Deep Blue Sea. Yet one of the things telling me Weisz has little if any chance of being noticed at awards time is there have not been any posts on The Deep Blue Sea thread on how Jennifer Lawrence will win, how Weisz's raves came from people with an agenda, how if Weisz gets nominated it will be solely be due to the film was nominated, etc.
Personally I wanted to hear what people had heard about the screenplay and the direction. Also love Chris Pratt, Jason Clarke (from his days on Brotherhood), and Mark Strong so was interested if they had come up in reviews. Instead it is this?
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As far as best actress goes, Chastain brings the realness and the grace, but you know JLaw will fight for it hard.
I know I've got a big ego, I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though.
But of course maybe Iím wrong and it starts sweeping left and right?
The only negatives Ive read about ZD30, and they're not really negatives at all are:
-Someone said they spoke to a HPFA member(s) who liked Chastain more than the movie,
-Kris Tapley seems to admire the film a lot, but finds it to be clinical and inherently dull in spots.
Well, if Kris Tapley says something marginally critical about a movie, it's all over, people.
"I shall immediately after I'm done watching Homeland." - DirkDiggler on his voting priorities
The review in Variety isn't a rave:
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117948801/Like Bigelow herself, Maya realizes that actions -- or action movies, in the director's case -- are the surest way to combat a tradition in which society doesn't believe women to be capable of getting the job done, and "Zero Dark Thirty" follows the character through every significant step along her 10-year journey to hold bin Laden accountable for 9/11. The film opens with audio of a terrified victim of the World Trade Center attack playing over a black screen and uses the emotional power that clip dredges up to fuel everything that follows.
The result is neither particularly entertaining nor especially artful, as the filmmakers take a lean, "All the President's Men"-style approach to dramatizing an investigation that took nearly a decade to bear fruit. But Boal has clearly constructed this as a more journalistic alternative to a generic gung-ho approach. The script's blood runs thick with observational detail and military jargon, skipping forward years at a time between scenes to focus on one of two types of incident.
The reviews in Time Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter are better. But I still have a sense that the final number on Metacritic is not going to match the 94 for The Hurt Locker. But I could be wrong.
Those two paragraphs from Variety, rave or not, are everything I want from this film. It sounds fantastic.
I have a feeling this will be our Original Screenplay winner.
So this sounds like the military version of Zodiac, where they actually get the killer.
I guess it's a good thing this movie isn't being released in March.