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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Film Score Friday 11/9/18 by Scott Bettencourt
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 11:58 PM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

My beef this week is with Widows, the "thinking person's heist film." In fact, the narrative is not so much "complex" as absurdly cluttered and consistently confusing, which isn't the same thing. The heist itself is somewhat less-than-ingenious, and there are twists as hokey as anything you'd find in the standard Liam Neeson time-filler. Some incongruous attempts at humor also fall flat. Zimmer's score makes little impression. But hey, race, gender, Best Picture nomination.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

My beef this week is with Widows, the "thinking person's heist film." In fact, the narrative is not so much "complex" as absurdly cluttered and consistently confusing, which isn't the same thing. The heist itself is somewhat less-than-ingenious, and there are twists as hokey as anything you'd find in the standard Liam Neeson time-filler. Some incongruous attempts at humor also fall flat. Zimmer's score makes little impression. But hey, race, gender, Best Picture nomination.

Interesting. I've only heard great things about it so far, particularly from my day-job boss, who is usually more of a fan of international/arthouse cinema but really liked it and called it 'shockingly commercial."

Hoping to see it opening weekend, if I can squeeze in time for it, Fantastic Beasts, Green Book, Instant Family and At Eternity's Gate in two days (I'm seeing one-to-four movies every day from now until Thanksgiving week begins.)

 
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