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C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman



Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10986222/

Reviews from Telluride: https://www.metacritic.com/movie/cmon-cmon
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

Please please me , oh ya!
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

This looks to be expanding to more theatres this weekend.
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I wish it was on Netflix streaming
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Good performances and a very sweet movie. Joaquin could get another nomination for this, but I think that is a little bit of a stretch.
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

This was really good and was able to convey the experience of being a parent in a way that I hadn't quite seen before in a movie. There were many moments that rang so completely true to my experience with my own children, particularly my 7 year-old son, who's similar to Jesse (the boy in the movie) in a lot of ways. It's not particularly plot driven and I thought it started to drag a bit by the end (probably didn't need to run more than 90 minutes), but the performances are so great. It's fun to see Phoenix play something other than a deranged lunatic. He's wonderful here and I wouldn't be surprised if he was nominated by the Academy, although I admit I'm not really up on who the competition would be or what the forecasts say. Woody Norman as the kid is also a real find. It's always hard to know how much the kid is acting or if he's just being himself, but either way he has a great presence onscreen.
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

Already gonna be on VOD this coming Thursday, December 23. Hell yeah!!!
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

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Already gonna be on VOD this coming Thursday, December 23. Hell yeah!!!
We eating this week!
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We eating this week!
A24 is actually screening it tonight at 9 eastern. Something called Screening Room they do for like 20 bucks online.

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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

Watched this last night. While it was had wonderful performances from all the leads, I was a tad disappointed overall. Seemed a bit too pretentious to me. First, why shoot in b&w? Didn't add anything to me. The quoting from various essays and poems didn't help either. And it also feels like the movie was assembled in the editing room; was that a stylistic choice of the director, or did he just not get enough good complete takes?

2.5 stars out of 4.

(Disclaimer: I don't have any children, so maybe it didn't hit me as emotionally as it might some parents.)
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

Pretentious by his own (joking) admission.
Mike Mills likes to joke that he’s pretentious, and that’s why he loves black and white movies. But there’s a deeper reason why he knew he had to shoot C’mon C’mon, his new drama starring Woody Norman and Joaquin Phoenix, sans color.

“I say that as a joke — a little bit like, I’m pretentious and I love black and white movies. And it’s also very true. So many of my favorite movies are black and white. I think it’s beautiful, so of course, I want to do it. But the reason I felt like I got to do it — or, like, A24 agreed with me and the world sort of agreed — was that it’s this image I had of this kid and this adult going through landscapes,” Mills told MovieMaker.

“To me, that image is an archetypal fable-like image. It’s an ancient image. And I wanted to kind of get into that fable, myth kind of feeling.”

Mills worked with Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan, who would go out on weekends to capture the beautiful shots of cities juxtaposed with nature that populate the movie and lend it that mythical, otherwordly aspect.

“Black and white, because it’s a crazy abstraction, we’re no longer in the real world, right? We’re kind of in an art world, you know? That would help my fable part,” Mills added.

But there was another reason he favored black and white for this particular movie.

“I also feel like it does this nice double trick thing, or this opposing forces thing, where the film feels very much like a documentary. It’s very real. It’s very simple. It’s not like any fancy art world going on. And it feels like a fable at the same time,” he said. “I feel like the black and white actually helped both those opposing forces… having opposing forces to me just makes a film stronger.”
https://www.moviemaker.com/mike-mill...and-white/amp/
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

Huh, that's an interesting take. Definitely never felt to me like this was a "fable" of any kind, so I don't really get that. In fact, it seemed incredibly realistic. But I do understand if he wanted to look/feel of a documentary; that's kind of reflected in the work that Phoenix's character did for work (interviewing children for what I assume is an NPR-like show). I'm still not convinced that b&w helped tell the tale, which is very much centered in modern day. I felt it worked better in 'Belfast', where it made a little more sense as a historical look back at certain time period. (Interestingly, both films also featured strong performances from kids.)
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

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Watched this last night. While it was had wonderful performances from all the leads, I was a tad disappointed overall. Seemed a bit too pretentious to me. First, why shoot in b&w? Didn't add anything to me. The quoting from various essays and poems didn't help either. And it also feels like the movie was assembled in the editing room; was that a stylistic choice of the director, or did he just not get enough good complete takes?

2.5 stars out of 4.

(Disclaimer: I don't have any children, so maybe it didn't hit me as emotionally as it might some parents.)
I have kids and I thought it was overly pretentious. I'd give it more like a 2 out of 4. it wasn't bad but not good; just kind of there.
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Re: C知on C知on (2021, W/D: Mike Mills) S: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman

This premiered on Showtime this week.

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