With the organizers of the Palm Springs Gala kicking off the Palm Springs Film Festival, and hoping that audiences will start talking about movies somewhere along the way, the curtain was raised on Thursday night for a unique festival awards season.
Attendees are aware that their children are in line. Avatar A sequel, but they themselves may not be paying to see a movie this year—not any movie.
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In fact, there were two big-budget ($80 million each) trailers for a non-franchise movie aimed at adults. Babylon When white noisethe year-end box office is a fizzle.
Both shared a tough theme for the holiday season.Characters of Noah Baumbach white noise Obsessed with death.Damien Chazelle’s Babylon It’s about the end of the silent film era.
Both provided memorable moments and excellent performances, but research showed that some of the audience felt attacked rather than entertained.
On the other hand, the task of finding either mainstream or obscure releases is e.g. after sunor All at once, anywhereoften requiring detective work due to its eccentric release dates and many screen closures.
The Motion Picture Academy’s mandates for screeners encouraged voters to rent movies from members of the BAFTA or any guild rather than jumping into a techno-maze-like screening room.
Will voters react? 5 years ago, the Oscar members were sorry to see Rome Only once, given the constant pressure from Netflix.
In contrast, many who were scheduled to attend the Palm Springs event admit they had never seen Cate Blanchett. tar Or the collective Steven Spielberg favermans — again, a film of feats that failed to stir ticket buyers.
As many predict, Tom Cruise will gobble up the Oscars. mission impossible Franchises (seven so far) flirt at the fest.
oscar win Top Gun: Maverick It will surely affect the evaluation of TV.Still, the biggest buzz of the past few years has been fueled by surprise winners like Shakespeare in loveor surprise loser E.T.
This year’s festival audience all at once anywhereMissing this year are mainstream studio favorites like Martian, Dunkirk Also once upon a time in hollywood – A movie with a strong cast and relatable subject matter.
“Why won’t the studio find another one? terms of affection Shirley MacLaine or Jack Nicholson? ’ asks one film producer. “It stirred emotion, not alienation.”
The closest sentimental entry is a man named Otto, which features Tom Hanks as a grumpy carer for his family (it’s a remake of the Swedish film). Given the shrinking film festivals and other promotional opportunities, Otto You inevitably struggle to get your attention in a crowded movie space.
TICKETS TO PARADISE Also cited as a welcome intruder. The George Clooney and Julia Roberts drama grossed $167 worldwide. Based on the relentlessly enthusiastic rom-com original by Ol Parker and David Pipski.So it represented the exact opposite white noisea film loosely faithful to the 1985 cult novel by Don DeLillo.
fan of white noise Admire its split personality. The story focuses on a scholar (Adam Driver) who teaches Hitler studies at a university. While the first half is grossly satirical, a typical family dealing with the pressures of consumerism, the third act drowns in the dark obsessions of its characters (listed by critic Travis Andrews on his list of books that can’t be made into films). (That’s one of the reasons I posted it.)
certainly like the movie white noise When Babylon Throw a formidable challenge to your audience. Rather than playing the flickaway game of an audience of streamers, ticket-buyers implicitly commit themselves to a long, demanding narrative. It stood firm even at a time when ‘popular audiences’ were loyal supporters of mainstream releases. Will it happen again at a moment when moviegoers are reassessing their expectations?
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