Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Bagels? Hot Dog Fingers? “Everything Everywhere” Keeps Getting Snubbed by Visual Effects Experts


Something is going wrong with “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The film by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan relies heavily on visual effects. Indeed, that’s the main crux of the movie, it’s like a kaleidoscope of images from psychedelic bagels to hot dog fingers. Even when you can’t follow the plot, you stay for the pictures.

But the Visual Effects Society gave it no nominations yesterday. And earlier, the film did not make the The Academy short list for visual effects. Maybe a visual effects expert in Hollywood can email me and tell me why at I don’t get it.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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