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Unread post by justintime » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:32 am

REVIEW: The Playlist by Jessica Kiang (B-)

https://theplaylist.net/minamata-review ... -20200221/
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Unread post by justintime » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:51 pm

Another positive review - see link below to First Showing - that should be on Rotten Tomatoes’ carefully selected group of “worthy” critic contributions. This review has been online since the 22nd.

If I were a cynical sort, I might be thinking RT is hoping to load up the negative reviews (and keep that % respectably low) before allowing the positive ones to be scattered around and lost in the shuffle - note the first ones you see are two top critic negatives, when in actuality, The Guardian and Variety - both, amazingly, top critic positives - were among the first posted but are no longer the first to be seen. Optics are not to be dismissed: seeing two bright red tomatoes at first glance rather than two squished green ones needs no further comment for many tuning in.

Apologies for being so petty, but to my mind that’s what most of these things - these often personally biased and inexcusably shallow assessments - turn out to be. Inappropriately used “professional” platforms are too frequently tagged to showcase clever but crude zingers and tasteless, ignorant descriptives with obvious targets and a clear agenda (e.g. Eric Kohn’s IndieWire “review”).

This is a very important project for and to Johnny. Minamata’s backers are currently seeking US distribution rights. I believe there are many who would love nothing more than to see Minamata suffer the same fate as The Professor. Unfortunately, ratings and reviews are very much an integral part of that equation. We can help, a bit.

REVIEW: https://www.firstshowing.net/2020/berli ... ournalism/

Come on, RT, step out of your comfort zone. Glad to see The Playlist review finally found its way into your count. It was available online since the 21st.
"Stay low." ~ JD
"I don't like it in here . . . it's terribly crowded." ~ Hatter
"There's something about Johnny that breaks your heart." ~ John Logan, ST
"Tear deeper, Mother." ~ Wilmot

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Unread post by justintime » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:45 pm

REVIEW: A DMovies “QuickSnap” by Victor Fraga , 02/20/2020

https://www.dmovies.org/2020/02/20/minamata/

Rating: 4/5 gems
"Stay low." ~ JD
"I don't like it in here . . . it's terribly crowded." ~ Hatter
"There's something about Johnny that breaks your heart." ~ John Logan, ST
"Tear deeper, Mother." ~ Wilmot

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Unread post by meeps » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:02 am

A bit of behind the scene stuff


It is one of Depp’s best performances in some time and, like Sanada, he favours a team atmosphere on set. “Johnny spent a long time in make-up every day but was always calm and gentle,” Sanada recalls.
“He was generous with the crew and cast and on weekends we would have a drink together. He loves jokes and would play the guitar and sang for me. I had a great time with him. Since the film was shot in Serbia – Minamata is a very modern city now – some of the Japanese extras came at their own expense from London, Germany and Japan just to be around him. They were not disappointed.”
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Unread post by In-too-Depp » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:23 am

Another couple of behind the scenes pics.

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:54 am

:thanks!:

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Unread post by gipsyblues » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:03 pm

Thank you , In-too-Depp :airkiss:

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:10 pm

New from Variety

Andrew Levitas on Minamata and Johnny Depp