Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Up in the Air
The story of a man ready to make a connection.
George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham.
Part entertaining crowd-pleaser, part depressing character study, Up in the Air is one of my favorite films from recent years. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a guy who has made it the top of his field flying around the country firing people in place of cowardly employers. He isn't just a heartless ass hole, though. He wants to let people go with dignity in their darkest hour and does his best to understand each person he's about to fire and tailor his method to their individual needs.
His entire life revolves around disconnection and loneliness, but he doesn't realize that until a young up-and-comer Natalie (Anna Kendrick) becomes his protégé after proposing a way to modernize his business. He also…
A series of puns about Up In The Air
-It's just plane good.
-Jason is the Reitman for the job.
-Fired on all cylinders
-I haven't got a Clooney
It's a good movie.
My love for this film was instantaneous and I for the life of me can't put my finger on why that is. All things considered it isn't an exceptional plot, but something about the themes in this film and Clooney's wonderful performance resonated with me.
This is the type of role I love seeing Clooney in. Charming as hell and quick witted. His gradual self awareness and subsequent change is both touching as it is bitter sweet. Clooney brings that across superbly. The fact that the chemistry between him and Vera Farmiga is almost palpable doesn't hurt either.
I really like Jason Reitman's cinematic prose. The way he tells this story here is very enjoyable. He gets very natural performances…
Up In the Air is truly an underrated gem from the last 5 years & has instantly become one of my favourite films of all time.
Jason Reitman crafts this genuinely funny & moving film about a man who is unable to settle down with someone as his life is literally "up in the air" as he travels all around the world to excuse people of their respective jobs, on his way he meets two female colleagues who change his perspective on life for better or for worse. What the director succeeds at is giving us some really interesting characters & brilliant performances with a great use of balance between a drama, comedy & romance film. I also liked the use…
This was a first time viewing for me, and I will say that I regret missing this film in a bad way. I have come to expect greatness from every Clooney performance I embark on. I just had no interest in this film in the past, but when I finally came around to it, my mind was blown.
Clooney was pretty much perfect, his performance was definitely Oscar caliber. And although he didn't win the Best Actor statue, at least he was beat out by an amazing performance from Jeff Bridges. And the women in this were equally amazing in their respective roles. Farmiga and Kendrick were also very worthy of their nominations from the Academy. I hadn'e even heard…
This is a really amazing and heartbreaking movie. Together with a great script, the performances are really what make this film so enjoyable.
George Clooney is, in my opinion, one of the best actors we have currently out there. Here he pulls off a breathtaking performance of Ryan Bingham, a man that lives for his work, on the road (or the air) for most of his life.
He lives out of his suitcase and he has mastered the art of business traveling. He knows exactly how to pack to avoid checking bags in and wasting time, which lines to choose at security based on the profiles of the other people to speed the process, and he considers the "air" his…
Looking back to this, I'm not positive it's held up nearly as well as I thought it had when I watched it all the way back 4 years ago. Don't get me wrong, it's still a very very good movie, but the subject matter seems a little tedious at times, and the screenplay doesn't help, often feeling like it leaves little to no subtlety in George Clooney's character, often making me wonder what a better script would've done for the film. The actual firing itself seems like a sob story at times (pls call me soulless) but it almost seems like the director wants us to (pardon) eat this shit up. It's not as exceptional as I originally thought.
UP IN THE AIR is a great film which was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Supporting Actress awards for the film’s two main female stars. The film’s message is thought provoking and I found it to be poignant. It’s a great film starring George Clooney as Ryan Bingham who has the job of flying to different work companies to fire people because bosses nowadays are too pansy to do it. On his free days he’s one of those inspirational speech type of guys who motivate people, but he does it with a book bag. His life, you can say, is very lonely and as the title of the film states, he lives…
Really good. Clooney is great.
The Best Picture Oscar is sometimes irrelevant. Who wins it sometimes doesn't matter. But sometimes, the fight at the top can be oh so fitting.
It seems, per most observers, that it will be "AVATAR" versus "Up In The Air." I just watched the Clooney/Reitman film, and so am awash with the comparison. There is much dichotomy there, and not just big or small.
In some sense, it's about inhuman versus human - although one could say that the big Cameron film about blue aliens was about 'the proper way to be human', it still has a human choosing to become Na'vi and leaving his humanity behind while 'Up In The Air' could be said as the opposite path.
Vera Farmiga's ass though......
Superbly made -- every scene seemed free of excess. Superbly acted -- all actors were pitch perfect, especially George Clooney. I liked the open ended, undecided ending. Excellent movie.
Siempre es bueno volver a ver películas sin muchas pretensiones, sobre todo si te hacen verla en clase. Es entretenida.
"- Jennifer Chu?
I just remembered why I love this movie so much. UGH.
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