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VoR

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Another Best Picture nominee


I found this one both very slow and quite BIZARRE in tone. It was as though it was judging the main character for not actively wanting to be deaf. I kept waiting for it to turn and the group to be exposed as some kind of Midsommar-style cult, but I think we were supposed to admire them?

Riz Ahmed gives a great perfomance and the sound design was very impressive, but ultimately it was just too slow, meandering and, honestly, WEIRD to land for me.
 

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I watched this last night. Loved all the performances and it’s obviously a good pick for Best Sound. I really think this would have been better in a cinema rather than on my sofa with distracting sounds from outside ruining it.
 

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I watched this last night. Loved all the performances and it’s obviously a good pick for Best Sound. I really think this would have been better in a cinema rather than on my sofa with distracting sounds from outside ruining it.
It did strike me that that might be why I'm finding this year's Oscar season such a slog. I'm just never as engaged when I'm sitting on my sofa occasionally flicking through my phone (which happened a LOT during this one, but then nothing was happening for, like, an hour!)
 

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It was alright. I agree about the cinema thing. Also some of the logic of how he got the operation without fully understanding what he will get made it hard for me to follow.
 

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It did strike me that that might be why I'm finding this year's Oscar season such a slog. I'm just never as engaged when I'm sitting on my sofa occasionally flicking through my phone (which happened a LOT during this one, but then nothing was happening for, like, an hour!)
Same. I think it's why I tend to stick to light comedy films as my first pick on streaming services. My attention span is terrible so I truly need the cinema to appreciate a good drama and especially any foreign language film.
 

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Foreign movies are better for me because I have to focus on the subtitles so I can’t be distracted.
 
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I'm a massive Riz Ahmed fan and his performance is sublime. The movie is good, A very slow burner but beautifully written. I'd love to see it in the cinema though when they finally reopen.
 

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