The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:12 pm

diamonds wrote:The article also reveals that the Panama Papers film is now titled The Laundromat, set to shoot in the fall with a supposedly "powerhouse" cast.
Meryl Streep will star, with Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in talks to join in


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#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 pm

Goddamnit I love Steven Soderbergh


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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#6 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:28 am

I knew Amtrak was experiencing some weather delays, but this is ridiculous

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#7 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Soderbergh described this in an Indiewire interview, and it sounds wild. It's a stylistic hodgepodge, including shifting aspect ratios, both handheld docudrama footage and soundstage material with "a very sort of stylized, non-realistic look", and extended visual homages to Herbert Ross(!!!).

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#8 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:21 pm

I guess the Herbert Ross-Neil Simon inspiration was stronger than I imagined, since the TIFF site lists this as a comedy.

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#9 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Per Exhibitor Relations Co., this will be in (presumably limited) theaters September 27th, on Netflix October 18th

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#11 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:20 pm

diamonds wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:09 am
Trailer.
This looks great, though I’m hoping it’s got more heart a la Logan Lucky amidst the farce the trailer presents. I’m also excited to see Oldman relax into an oddball exaggerated supporting part again post-Oscar.

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#12 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Uh oh:
Scott Tobias wrote:THE LAUNDROMAT is the rare whiff from Soderbergh. An irreverent, seriocomic approach to the Panama Papers that opens up comparisons to THE BIG SHORT, none of them flattering. #TIFF19
Apparently Streep plays a very hammy Hispanic caricature and Gary Oldman plays a Chinese cab driver. (This per Twitter, it seems too baffling to be true.)

Regardless, people seem generally miserable about Streep's performance in this one.

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#13 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:15 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Apparently Streep plays a very hammy Hispanic caricature and Gary Oldman plays a Chinese cab driver. (This per Twitter, it seems too baffling to be true.)

Regardless, people seem generally miserable about Streep's performance in this one.
If true, those elements alone tell you that you're not going to be able to find Twitter praising it regardless of actual quality

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Re: The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh, 2019)

#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:19 pm

These are critics who saw it at TIFF who don't like it, not people with cartoon avis speculating about possible social justice missteps - there are ones who seem pleased with it too, but I tend to trust some critics (like Tobias or A.A. Dowd) over others.

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