And the Oscars go to: The stars that shine the brightest in average movies
Everyone is talking about Brendan Fraser. The beloved actor recently received his first Academy Award nomination for his acclaimed performance in Darren Aronofsky’s moody melodrama The Whale. Adapted on the big screen from Samuel D Hunter’s award-winning stage play, the film concerns a sickly obese college professor named Charlie (Fraser).
harlie teaches online and started overeating after a personal tragedy. He hasn’t been out of the house in years, and the only person he allows through the front door is his friend Liz (Hong Chau), a dedicated caretaker who checks on him and begs him. go to the doctor. But it’s useless. Charlie has no health insurance and besides, he knows his fate is at stake.
His heart has already begun to give up, and he will eventually die. If Charlie is going to mend his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter, Ellie (Sadie Sink), now is the time to do it.
Things turned emotional, and Fraser’s globally acclaimed performance — considered by many a return to the career of the ’90s screen icon — received a six-minute round of applause at the show. film premieres in Venice in September. But how Whale keep up around its leading man?
We shouldn’t take these things seriously, but it’s worth noting Whale holds 66% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the popular review aggregator website. Hardly a fool, but not quite the fatal blow some of us have come to believe. The guardian award only two-star films. Vanity Fair That statement was a mistake.
Could Fraser be the latest actor to get an Oscar-worthy role in an ordinary movie? Maybe. Irish moviegoers can decide for themselves when Whale will open here next Friday – but make no mistake: this has happened before. Sometimes, our favorite actors have career-defining performances in forgettable films.
Just last year, the amazing Jessica Chastain received the Best Actress Oscar for her outstanding performance in the biopic Very Good Tammy Faye’s Eyes. As I write this, Damien Chazelle’s hollow Hollywood epic Babylon is doing his best to convince the audience that the director’s latest film is his best yet. It really isn’t – but Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt are sensational in it. We can continue.
The phenomenon of movies with great performances in poor movies exists in every genre and field, from persistent adventure stories (check out Alan Rickman’s sublime turn in wobbly movies. Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves) and sketchy comic strips (Bruce Wayne by Ben Affleck isn’t the worst of the disaster. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) to the horrors of hammy (James McAvoy has risen above M Night Shyamalan’s problematic thriller Detached) and cryptic black comedies (Amy Adams deserves all the accolades for her shocking performance in David O Russell’s knotted crime epic. Americans hustle). Here are some other performances worthy of better films…
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Talented American actor who won an Oscar for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bryan Singer’s biopic about The Patchwork Queen. Yes, Malek’s acting turn is a bit like part of the party, but it’s a good one, and it’s the only thing worth watching in this silly, superficial film. Problem with Bohemian Rhapsody — and has a lot of problems — is that it opens with all the impressive flair of a Wikipedia entry. The script was terrible, and the editing was a nightmare. Mind you, it grossed a spectacular $910 million at the box office, so what do we know?
Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
It’s hard to know exactly what director Ron Howard hoped to achieve with this awkwardly-managed melodrama, based on the best-selling memoir of the Republican venture capitalist turned senator. US congressman, J.D. Vance. An overly sentimental, sentimental depiction of family hardships in Middletown, Ohio, Hillbilly Elegy near the finish line with the little help of a Hollywood legend. The one-of-a-kind Glenn Close scored an eighth Academy Award nomination for an over-the-top but undeniably entertaining performance as a devoted matriarch who struggles to keep her family from being dodged.
The Suicide Squad franchise (2016-2021)
The talented Margot Robbie has three times played the role of Harley Quinn on the big screen. And three times, we’ve sat here wondering where it all went wrong. Crude, juvenile, and almost entirely unlovable, the Suicide Squad films are meant to highlight the problem with DC’s contemporary paintings. They are overcrowded, underdeveloped and they are in a hurry to do too many things at once. But Robbie’s charismatic transformation as a baseball bat-wielding maniac is one of the few saving graces of this crazy, deviant tale. The Australian artist brings loads of charm to our favorite DC villain. It’s a pity that the movies around her are all trash.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Together with Polly (2004)
This obnoxious romantic comedy is based on the unlikely love story between Ben Stiller’s nervous actuary Reuben and Jennifer Aniston’s free-spirited waitress Polly. There are stupid jokes in the toilet. Debra Messing has nothing to do. Hank Azaria shows off his funny voice. It’s a bit of a tagline, but the movie comes to life whenever the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman steps into the frame. He excelled as best friend, playing a former teen idol with delusions of grandeur. His character, Sandy, is longing to return, and Hoffman’s comedic, charismatic diversion is too good for this sad, unfortunate comedy.
Where writer/director David O Russell delivers a good but ultimately forgettable drama about a self-squeezing mop. Indeed, the Joy Mangano story deserves better than this winding biopic. Joy is hardly Russell’s worst picture (here’s looking at you, Amsterdam), but it’s far from his best, and the only thing that sets it apart is Jennifer Lawrence’s gritty, Oscar-nominated performance as an ailing mother of two, who eventually applied her business ideas — and became a multi-millionaire businesswoman in the process. A badly told fairy tale.
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Roman J Israel, Esq (2017)
Washington received an Academy Award nomination for his work in this ludicrous legal drama, co-starring the man of the era Colin Farrell. A dull, messy story about an aspiring defense lawyer with a complicated plan, Dan Gilroy’s film says a lot but rarely says anything interesting. So it’s good that our leading man is his usual dependable self. Somehow, Washington weaves magic out of a tangled, disjointed script — and it’s perhaps one of his best performances.
New York Winter Story (2014)
The one on whom Farreller rode a flying horse. Will Smith, too, loses himself as an angry Lucifer in this macabre romantic fantasy. It’s in the early 20th century, and Farrell plays a handsome, immortal thief named Peter, who suffers amnesia — and his girlfriend — at the hands of a demonic Oirish gangster ( Russell Crowe’s Pearly Soames). Somehow, he ends up in the future. Somehow, they dragged Eva Marie Saint into this mess. Indeed, New York Winter Story It sounds a bit complicated, but Farrell gave it all and was surprisingly good as a lonely amnesiac searching for answers in a cold Big Apple.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Woody Allen’s contemporary cinema tour of Europe has stopped in Spain for this complex romantic drama. Vicky Cristina Barcelona involves a well-spoken artist (Javier Bardem), his erratic ex-wife (Penélope Cruz) and a few American tourists (Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson) who are married end their love affair. . Like most of his work throughout the 2000s and beyond, Allen’s films were never as smart or funny as one might think, but Cruz’s outburst raised the bar for a while. short time, and hey, she even won an Academy Award for her troubles.
Really love (2003)
Thompson, much taller than her supporting players here, drew inspiration from real-life pain — that was her divorce from unfaithful Kenneth Branagh — to play Karen, the fake housewife. in Richard Curtis’ gripping, messy Christmas comedy. She is truly brilliant (Joni Mitchell’s CD footage is amazing) and one of the few excellent performers. Really love with their dignity firmly intact. A suitable specialist.
Don’t Worry My Love (2022)
For a while there, it seemed like the whole world was talking about Olivia Wilde’s holographic dystopian thriller with a twist. To the end, Don’t Worry My Love There’s a bit of a hitch, and the only thing worse than Harry Styles’ rough-and-tumble performance is the reveal of the film’s questionable — and deceptive — third act. But it’s not all bad. Its leading lady, the wonderful Florence Pugh was worth the fare alone. Her electrifying turn as a 1950s housewife, slowly losing her mind in a twisted suburban nightmare, ranks among the best of her career to date. See it for her.
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