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Any fans of Michael Clayton (2007)?

I just rewatched it. Damn, what an outstanding film. Clooney has never been more effectively used on screen. I loved Tilda Swinton in her Oscar-winning role, and Merritt Wever was terrific.

In hindsight I would have been happy if either it or There Will Be Blood had won Best Picture. Despite my affection for Cormac McCarthy’s novels, I’ve never felt a need to rewatch No Country for Old Men.

by Anonymousreply 1705/25/2020

I think the Clooney and Swinton scene at the end is spectacular.

by Anonymousreply 105/24/2020


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by Anonymousreply 205/24/2020

One of my favorite movies.

by Anonymousreply 305/24/2020

There Will Be Blood should have won that year but Clayton was a superb movie.

by Anonymousreply 405/24/2020

I loved that film and want to watch it again.

by Anonymousreply 505/24/2020

That's a great movie. What I loved most was the writing. That dialogue was absolutely brilliant. The Gilroys rock.

by Anonymousreply 605/24/2020

I'm a fan. This is the movie that got me to pay attention to Denis O'Hare. He was so intense as the hit-and-run business mogul.

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2020

I don’t remember Merritt Wever, one of my favorite performers.

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2020

R2's scene was filmed on the third floor of the New York Hilton and Towers. For twenty years, I participated in an academic conference there.

Anyway, I love this movie. It stands up well with the passage of time.

by Anonymousreply 905/24/2020

Never miss it when it’s on (or Up in the Air and the Descendants for that matter). All three are truly great films, and all three are testaments to Clooney’s acting skills. I never get tired of watching them - or O Brother...

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2020

Ides of March is better than Michael Clayton but they are my two favorite Clooney movies. Tilda Swinton owns Michael Clayton!

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2020

Is it crazy that I think Sydney Pollack might have been a better actor than director?

by Anonymousreply 1205/25/2020

Not completely, r12. As an actor, Pollack was great in Tootsie, Husbands and Wives and Tootsie. As a director, he had several hits, but Tootsie is the only one I really love. I'll admit, I considered him a DILF, even though he wasn't handsome.

by Anonymousreply 1305/25/2020

R13 I also loved him in Tootsie, Tootsie and Tootsie.

by Anonymousreply 1405/25/2020

My favorite scene is when Karen is preparing her speech to the board while packing, laying out her clothes. It's like a one act play.

Great Oscar speech, "Oh, no". She gave the Oscar to her agent!

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by Anonymousreply 1505/25/2020

Excellent film. As much as I like Tom Wilkinson, I was surprised that Clooney didn't cast his Good Night And Good Luck star David Strathairn in that role. I think DS would have been even better than Wilkinson.

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