Standing ovations at film festivals over the years have taken on a mythology of their own. sure, ears and hands out like that Real Awards at the end of each year’s competition—and reviews for films such as Recent Cannes Premiere Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Will roll out within minutes of the end of the premiere screening. but if you want quick, very dirty and a little blister It’s hard to deny the metric for the reception a film gets at a major event, the spectacle of an entire auditorium of people clapping their hearts out while standing for minutes on end.
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It’s worth noting that Martin Scorsese’s latest film, assassins of flower moonis now rated at Court of Claps, and has come up with a very happy verdict: a nine-minute ovation, which isn’t bad considering the film is three and a half hours long.And we have to admit that some of those ecstatic applause probably had to be pretty clearly pissed off by that point.
Based on the book of the same name by David Grann, Scorsese’s film focuses on a series of real-life murders that took place in the Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma, which, among other things, helped lead to the creation of the FBI. , The film stars Jesse Plemons as an ex Texas Ranger Is Tasked With Investigating The Murders, And Has The Lead Performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser, and more. Filmed primarily in the areas where the actual killings took place, Scorsese worked with members of the Osage Nation to portray the events in a respectful and meaningful way, after receiving feedback from some of the people’s families. reshaped the narrative. affected by the killings.
Meanwhile, if you need, like, Word To tell you about a movie—not the pure, clean sound of two hands clapping—Reviews at the film’s Cannes premiere have been strong, with Gladstone in particular praised for his performance., Some outlets have suggested that the 206 minutes Strength Expand Scorsese’s ability to control his material—Diversitypretty harsh review Was accused killers To be better as a mini-series than a movie-But the general consensus is that the director and his cast and crew have another classic on their hands. Of course, we’ll know once more assassins of flower moon gets its domestic release, ready to take offIn theaters October 6, 2023, before heading to Apple TV+.