2015 Director's Roundtable is out
>Danny Boyle - Steve Jobs
>Tom Hooper - The Danish Girl
>Alejandro G. Inarritu - The Revenant
>David O. Russell - Joy
>Ridley Scott - The Martian
>Quentin Tarantino - The Hateful Eight
That obnoxious interrupting cunt sadly still hasn't been fired as the moderator
Is there a more untouchable filmmaker than Scott?
>four decade career in Hollywood
>decades of behind the camera experience before that
>no sign of slowing at 80
>massive ups and downs
>multiple timeless classics across genres
He's still a great filmmmaker even if the subject matter of his most recent work triggers you
>there are people who actually take Russell seriously as a director
Sunday, Jan. 17: Actor Roundtable
Michael Caine (Youth)
Will Smith (Concussion)
Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)
Joel Edgerton (Black Mass)
Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
His films are still complete garbage but I have to give David O. Russell props for the improvement of his person suit, there were moments here where I almost believed he wasn't imagining cracking open every head in the room playing with their brains.
That's Supercop and yea the action scenes are some of Jackie's best. Also the bike jump is based as fuck
Ridley's a doddering old man but you know he's an idiot savant.
>The film, which stars actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee, and Bill Hunter, focuses on the socially awkward Muriel whose ambition is to have a glamorous wedding and improve her personal life by moving from her dead-end home town, the fictional Porpoise Spit, to Sydney.
Fucking hell, is Ridley Scott autistic?
Ridley Scott died before the turn of the century and was replaced by a body double, Punished "Venom" Scott. You can see the change in his filmography
>rips off Private Ryan with Black Hawk Down
>rips off Scarface with American Gangster
>rips off himself with Prometheus
>rips off Gravity with the Martian
>Putting Tarantino, Russell, Hooper and Boyle this year over eventual winner Miller
I know Feinberg and the rest of the idiots at The Hollywood Reporter hated Mad Max, but can they at least be a little less obvious about it?
> On the biopic genre, Tarantino has said that he has "no respect" for biopics, saying that they "are just big excuses for actors to win Oscars. ... Even the most interesting person – if you are telling their life from beginning to end, it’s going to be a fucking boring movie.”[
>Russell in 20 year old trainers
>QT probably gives him a extra inch
>Hooper wearing massive nike tick
ah shit thought he was going to do a thumbs down. Fucking Joaquin
Is it just me or is Danny Boyle the King Hack? I've always conflated his career with David Fincher for some reason and now that I know they're different people Boyle is the one responsible for all of the garbage.
are these series a good watch? what year director's roundtables should I watch? I love listening to podcasts because it's like I'm actually socializing even though I'm not talking to any of them.
I liked Quentin more after watching this, he is a hit or miss but he sometimes really hits.
Although: STILL fucking talking about 70mm?!?! Does he actually feel that way? How can he STILL feel so strongly?
I mean I LOVE EoE but I couldn't talk about it every single day for half a year?
>Ridley Scott going on about how no good movies came out 3 years ago
>Danny Boyle made a movie that year
I find them all interesting to watch. The guy who is interviewing the directors this year always takes the most interesting groups but he's just the worst interviewer I've ever seen for this type of format but they are still worth watching even the not just the directors/actors which are the ones with the most views the execs, Sound design, writers, animators all of them are worth listening to.
They're pretty much all worth a watch, the more interested you are in the filmmakers the better. The smug English cunt that hosts them is the most asinine fuck in history and constantly cuts people off and forces his stupid questions. There's a moment in one of the actor ones where he cuts Robert Duvall off in the middle of a thought because he's old and he talks slow and you can tell everyone in the room just wants to knock him the fuck out.
>David O. Russell and Quentin Tarantino on the same panel
Excellent. The sheer amount of eye rolling on Russell's behalf whenever Tarantino spoke the last time they were on one of these things was hilarious.
Tarantino and Scott are head and shoulders above all the rest at the table, just because you happen to be less offended by Innaritu's slick oscarbait than Hooper's doesn't make him better.
meanwhile we all download low-quality camrips of movies instead of leaving our mom's basements.
that said Hateful Eight is fucking gold and I'm paying to see it in a cinema even though it will definitely not be projected in 70mm. let him live in his fantasy land if he wants.
I saw it in 70mm in a 550 seat theater at the European premiere on new years day, front row center (I usually go for row 4/5 but they were taken and I think center is far more more important than being too close).
It would have been too long and boring if not for seeing it in a theater. I liked it just fine, but a low quality cam rip would seriously have ruined it.
Even though this category is now a meme, I think there are some pretty strong candidates for cinematography this year.
I have always thought (since I began thinking about films seriously) that the winner of best cinematography is really the winner of best picture. This is just my opinion and not some /tv/ meme bullshit.
Nah he was obviously referring to the year that The FArtist won Best Picture.
(The film is really called The Artist but I put an "F" in front of it because its literally excrement. Did you see what I did there?)
I don't know but how about that Eddie Redmayne in drag?
This is actually one of the best lineups yet. Even if I don't love all of the filmmakers at least they all undeniably operate at a pretty high level of quality.
Last year had fucking Angelina Jolie in it and it felt like bring your daughter to work day. It did give us an incredible moment where she says she loves some obscure Hal Ashby film and before he can check himself Nolan blurts out, "Really? YOU'VE seen that?" with all of the condescension she deserves.
>Scott talking shit about the studio's ending to Blade Runner
>O. Russell goes "I like that ending"
>Scott's face when
It's pretty good but I wish they would stop inviting Russell basically every year. Also I don't like Tom Hooper personally, he seems so calculative and the type of filmmaker that is gunning for the awards primarily, not interesting work necessarily. Also this interviewer guy is so terrible every year, with his weird interruptions and sudden changes of topic. I don't understand why someone like him is a journalist.
I imagine he's the boss so he just gives himself the Directors and Actors each year to interview.
Was it just me picking up some "what the fuck are you doing here" vibes from some of the other directors or am I being a sexist pig
I actually liked the first half of unbroken so I can't be a complete sexist pig
idk, have a jessica chastain instead
I know right
Why don't they use the guy from this roundtable? He actually lets them finish what they are saying.
>you will never be in this extra-comfy roundtable discussion on The Big Short with the writer, Adam McKay, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale (check em btw).
>those 2 dykes for the studio executives roundtables
>JENNIFER LAWRENCE SAID THIS ABOUT WOMYN IN MOVIE INDUSTRY, WHAT YOU TINK?
>15 minutes spent on this pointless subject
He always does some of the roundtables but it seems like Stephen "The Interrupting Brit" Galloway always shoehorns himself into the most prominent roundtables (usually directors, actors and actresses, varies a bit year by year). Some of the female journalists they have for the roundtables are muh women's rights types but there are couple of them that are good too and know when to shut up. Unlike Galloway who ironically is highest out of them all in the hierarchy of the THR.
While I find Galloway annoying, the two dykes at the Studio Executives roundtable are flatout obnoxious to me as a viewer. For me, this is a rare opportunity for me to see the most powerful people in the movie industry talk to one another on how films are made and their respective thought-processes. I do not want to spend 1/4 of this precious time being spent on some bullshit buzzfeed baiting journalism.
I have. Some of the emails about her wanting to direct Cleopatra I find rather mean. What even happened to Cleopatra?
>Says J Law is the first female to brake 20 mil
>All the Execs scoff and start naming previous actresses that have reached it
>"Well Im happy to hear that"
I wish people would stop sucking that dumb slut's cock all the time.
I'm no fan of muh racism but I was glad Chris Rock call her on her shit. White actresses don't have it hard stop bitching when you're making millions when black bitches aren't even hitting close.
You have to remember he was in his early 40's when he made Alien and it was only his second film. He spent years in the British industry working shit jobs on sets and learning the business.
THR basically staged this photo on a spectrum from shittiest directors to best directors.