Still chuckling over Casey Affleck “bashing himself” to quote Indiewire.com at the New York Film Critics Ceremony Monday night when he was awarded Best Actor for his superb performance in “Manchester by the Sea”(He’s won every other precursor award leading up to this.)
He quoted the worse reviews of his LIFE, which he SAVED a spewed back to an aghast Film Critic David Edelstein who was the MC of the event. I think it shows great sportsmanship and a sense of humor. Edelstein evidently didn’t think so.
Everybody’s writing about it so here is what he said verbatim were his worst reviews ever.
“Affleck, though likable, doesn’t have a lot of variety and resorts to chewing gum to give his character through-lines,” the actor said, quoting Edelstein’s review of the heist movie “Triple 9.” “Affleck’s line readings would be too mumbly and mulish even for the glory days of ’50s Method momma’s boys and he might as well be wearing a T-shirt that says ‘Shoot Me.’ Fortunately, he’s not the lead…It’s looking like whenever you see Casey Affleck in a movie’s credits, you can expect a standard, genre B picture — slowed down and tarted up…Mr. Affleck mutters incoherently in a voice pitched too low for even a dog to hear.”
Things like this can win you an Oscar.
For complete description go to http://www.indiewire.com
Oh, and BTW, the Oscar Nomination Voting Ballots went out to the AMPAS members today.
# Casey Affeck
#Manchester by the Sea
# New York Film Critics Circle