I don't know! "brave Cumberbatching?" I guess she liked the movie but she is the opposite of the other female critic that I said I really liked her comments. This woman just want to grab some attention!
I love that girl tying her hair in a ponytail in front of whoever was filming this. Ha! The only time I spontaneously put my hair into a ponytail is when I’m doing outdoor stuff (like raking leaves or shovelling snow) and my hair keeps falling in my face so I can’t see. I just did that last week - I put down my shovel, took off my gloves and tied my hair. I can’t imagine the circumstance that would cause me to do that in a theatre!
I went to a movie the other evening (the NTL’s Fleabag), and a girl in the row ahead of us sat completely still for about 10 minutes of ads and trailers, and waited for all the lights to go down and the movie to start to remove her coat. But she didn’t just wriggle out of her coat - she sat up tall and sat forward, removed her coat, held it up high in front of her, and shook it out to get it all smooth before placing it on her lap. I thought it was over after that, but then she repeated the whole thing with her scarf. I don’t know what was happening on the screen during that time because I was busy watching her. Meanwhile, my coat was in a ball on my lap.
TBF Oscar's are crowd pleaser awards but the best thing it could happen with a humble conventional film like this is to find an interested distribution company (the main objective of the premiere) that do a nice publicity campaign for this to find its audience. It seems it's pretty accessible and enjoyable so that's good news.
It seems it's good. The main issue seems to be it's not daring enough (a "Dad's movie"!). That's not a surprise considering not just the theme but that good old Dominic Cooke is behind this. Someone like Spielberg would be give a pass with a conventional movie (TBF apart of his fame, he is a very visual artist. Not just a storyteller even when it's for what he is known) but I can see a little indie movie like this by a theater director relatively new to cinema being destroyed by the award crazed bunch if it competes for awards. They are snobs but also very jealous and they REALLY want their favorites to win the mediocre award!
A good box office should be enough but it needs a kind distributor first.
We will see what happens with Louis Wain. I hope for it to be more daring even when it's a bio. I haven't watched Will Sharpe's work yet but people who have (very few!) said he is very original and apparently Paul Thomas Anderson is a fan! So we will see at the end of the year.