This is the thread where we discuss matters pertaining to the detrius that accompanies the "End of the Year in Cinema" -- 2018

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Honestly, no better kickoff than this:

A Star Is Born (2018, dir. Bradley Cooper) pic.twitter.com/BudBkeMSmZ

— ☭ a rube ☭ (@faggiecheung) August 28, 2018

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

i was scared that the Gotham Awards had just been given

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Oscar's new calendar is moving everyone forward.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Burt Reynolds fans hoping Kirk and Olivia stay out of the obit montage this year

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 September 2018 19:37 (three months ago) Permalink

The Library of Congress invites you to submit your recommendations for movies to be included on the 2018 National Film Registry. Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian and Film Board are considering their final selections. - Deadline... https://t.co/cReNK3OJBu

— AMIA (@AMIAnet) September 4, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Finally, Twilight is eligible!

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I resisted suggesting The Fury

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Sorry, Her First Biscuits (1909). Better luck last year!

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Finally, Twilight is eligible!

― I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.),

Paul Newman's last good performance.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/films-not-yet-named-to-the-registry/

1978

The 480 Experience (1978)
Always For Pleasure (1978)
American Hot Wax (1978)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Big Wednesday (1978)
Blue Collar (1978)
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
California Suite (1978)
Capricorn One (1978)
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Coma (1978)
Coming Home (1978)
Convoy (1978)
Corvette Summer (1978)
Daughter Rite (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
A Dream is What You Wake Up From (1978)
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Fingers (1978)
Flight of the Gossamer Condor (1978)
Foul Play (1978)
French Quarter (1978)
Furies, The (1978)
Gates of Heaven (1978)
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Grease (1978)
Hardware Wars (1978)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Hooper (1978)
House Calls (1978)
Ice Castles (1978)
Impasse (1978)
Interiors (1978)
Invasion of the Body Snacthers (1978)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Lmno (1978)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Make Me Psychic (1978)
Midnight Express (1978)
Mongoloid (1978)
The Mongreloid (1978)
Movie Movie (1978)
Northern Lights (1978)
Paradise Alley (1978)
Piranha (1978)
Rip Van Winkle (1978)
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
The Small One (1978)
The Swarm (1978)
Teenage Father (1978)
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Viewmaster (1978)
Visions of a City (1978)
Watership Down (1978)
A Wedding (1978)
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Whole Shooting' Match (1978)
With Babies and Banners (1978)
The Wiz (1978)

Yes, thank god they reminded us all to nominate The Swarm.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Severe dis of Burt Reynolds' The End as well as "The Furies"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink

put the unedited last waltz clip of the coke rock in neil youngs nose in the registry

devvvine, Friday, 7 September 2018 20:48 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Gotham Award nods announced Thursday, kicking things off in earnest: https://gotham.ifp.org/

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

And away we go!

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/ethan-hawkes-first-reformed-leads-gotham-awards-nominations-1202984141/

Best Feature
“The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“First Reformed (A24)
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
“Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
“The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Documentary
“Bisbee ‘17” (4th Row Films)
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (The Cinema Guild)
“Minding the Gap” (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures)
“Shirkers” (Netflix)
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features)

Best Actor
Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
Ben Foster in “Leave No Trace” (Bleecker Street)
Richard E. Grant in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Ethan Hawke in “First Reformed” (A24)
Lakeith Stanfield in “Sorry to Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)

Best Actress*
Glenn Close in “The Wife” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in “Hereditary” (A24)
Kathryn Hahn in “Private Life” (Netflix)
Regina Hall in “Support the Girls” (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in “Where is Kyra?” (Paladin and Great Point Media)
*The 2018 Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz for their ensemble performance in The Favourite. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Breakthrough Actor
Yalitza Aparicio in “Roma” (Netflix)
Elsie Fisher in “Eighth Grade” (A24)
Helena Howard in “Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
KiKi Layne in “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in “Leave No Trace” (Bleecker Street)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ari Aster for “Hereditary” (A24)
Bo Burnham for “Eighth Grade” (A24)
Jennifer Fox for “The Tale” (HBO)
Crystal Moselle for “Skate Kitchen” (Magnolia Pictures)
Boots Riley for “Sorry to Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)

Best Screenplay
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader (A24)
“Private Life,” Tamara Jenkins (Netflix)
“Support the Girls,” Andrew Bujalski (Magnolia Pictures)
“Thoroughbreds,” Cory Finley (Focus Features)

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
“Alias Grace,” (Netflix)
“The End of the F***ing World,” (Netflix)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America)
“Pose” (FX Networks)
“Sharp Objects,” (HBO)

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 October 2018 14:07 (one month ago) Permalink

I hope the nomination signals that Ethan Hawke will be part of The Conversation this season.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 October 2018 14:11 (one month ago) Permalink

His category is the dry one this year, of the two leading categories. So odds look good.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 October 2018 14:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Here were last year's nominees in the main categories, for reference:

BEST FEATURE
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Get Out
Good Time
I, Tonya

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Rat Film
Strong Island
Whose Streets?
The Work

BEST SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Brad’s Status, Mike White
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
Columbus, Kogonada
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

BEST ACTOR
Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project
James Franco in The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out
Robert Pattinson in Good Time
Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky

BEST ACTRESS
Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 October 2018 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

So, two and two from the acting nods (one supporting, which I could easily see happening with Grant's nod this year).

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 18 October 2018 14:16 (one month ago) Permalink

so the Gothams just have zero interest in films that won't be edited/locked til December? or even November 15?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 October 2018 14:34 (one month ago) Permalink

The Gotham noms look pretty optimistic; this is going to be a First Man vs. A Star is Born showdown on Oscar night.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 18 October 2018 18:07 (one month ago) Permalink

First Man a big b.o. disappointment... awards love is dicey

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:22 (one month ago) Permalink

New Yorkers, MoMA has revealed its initial "The Contenders" screenings, including appearances by Steve McQueen, Paul Schrader, Spike Lee, Paul Dano, Tamara Jenkins etc.

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5025?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

First Man's publicity team has a shot at appealing to loony lefty Hollywood by blaming its B.O. failure on wingnut smears over the use or lack thereof of the flag.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

GREEN BOOK: Third-rate SOPRANOS cosplay crossed with reverse DRIVING MS. DAISY feat. a protagonist racist enough to throw glasses away because they touched black men’s lips but somehow not racist enough to have the N-word in his back pocket. This film will do very, very well.

— Vikram Murthi (@fauxbeatpoet) October 18, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Vanity Fair's Oscar podcast, on the one occasion they could tear their lips from A Star Is Born's ass, argued basically the same point.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

what month does VF start an Oscar podcast? May?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh this is a year-round obscenity in your world.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:06 (one month ago) Permalink

might as well be Jeffrey Wells

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:08 (one month ago) Permalink

those Gotham nominees look pretty dece for the most part!

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:09 (one month ago) Permalink

At this point in the year, they usually do.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I better get used to Glenn Close's name.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:26 (one month ago) Permalink

British Independent Film Award nominations... My god, do they ever have all the categories:

Best British Independent Film
“AMERICAN ANIMALS”
“BEAST”
“DISOBEDIENCE”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE”

Best Director
ANDREW HAIGH (“Lean on Pete”)
YORGOS LANTHIMOS (“The Favourite”)
BART LAYTON (“American Animals”)
MICHAEL PEARCE (“Beast”)
LYNNE RAMSAY (“You Were Never Really Here”)

Best Screenplay
DEBORAH DAVIS, TONY McNAMARA (“The Favourite”)
BART LAYTON (“American Animals”)
SEBASTIAN LELIO, REBECCA LENKIEWICZ (“Disobedience”)
MICHAEL PEARCE (“Beast”)
LYNNE RAMSAY (“You Were Never Really Here”)

Best Actress
GEMMA ARTERTON (“The Escape”)
JESSIE BUCKLEY (“Beast”)
OLIVIA COLMAN (“The Favourite”)
MAXINE PEAKE (“Funny Cow”)
RACHEL WEISZ (“Disobedience”)

Best Supporting Actress
NINA ARIANDA (“Stan & Ollie”)
RACHEL McADAMS (“Disobedience”)
EMMA STONE (“The Favourite”)
RACHEL WEISZ (“The Favourite”)
MOLLY WRIGHT (“Apostasy”)

Best Actor
JOE COLE (“A Prayer Before Dawn”)
STEVE COOGAN (“Stan & Ollie”)
RUPERT EVERETT (“The Happy Prince”)
JOAQUIN PHOENIX (“You Were Never Really Here”)
CHARLIE PLUMMER (“Lean on Pete”)

Best Supporting Actor
STEVE BUSCEMI (“Lean on Pete”)
BARRY KEOGHAN (“American Animals”)
ALESSANDRO NIVOLA (“Disobedience”)
EVAN PETERS (“American Animals”)
DOMINIC WEST (“Colette”)

Most Promising Newcomer
JESSIE BUCKLEY (“Beast”)
MICHAELA COEL (“Been So Long”)
LIV HILL (“Jellyfish”)
MARCUS RUTHERFORD (“Obey”)
MOLLY WRIGHT (“Apostasy”)

The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director
RICHARD BILLINGHAM (“Ray & Liz”)
DANIEL KOKOTAJLO (“Apostasy”)
MATT PALMER (“Calibre”)
MICHAEL PEARCE (“Beast”)
LEANNE WELHAM (“Pili”)

Debut Screenwriter
KAREN GILLAN (“The Party’s Just Beginning”)
DANIEL KOKOTAJLO (“Apostasy”)
BART LAYTON (“American Animals”)
MATT PALMER (“Calibre”)
MICHAEL PEARCE (“Beast”)

Breakthrough Producer
KRISTIAN BRODIE (“Beast”)
JACQUI DAVIES (“Ray & Liz”)
ANNA GRIFFIN (“Calibre”)
MARCIE MACLELLAN (“Apostasy”)
FAYE WARD (“Stan & Ollie”)

The Discovery Award
“THE DIG”
“IRENE’S GHOST”
“A MOMENT IN THE REEDS”
“SUPER NOVEMBER”
“VOYAGEUSE”

Best Documentary
“BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY”
“EVELYN”
“ISLAND”
“NAE PASARAN”
“UNDER THE WIRE”

Best British Short Film
“THE BIG DAY”
“BITTER SEA”
“THE FIELD”
“TO KNOW HIM”

Best International Independent Film
“CAPERNAUM”
“COLD WAR”
“THE RIDER”
“ROMA”
“SHOPLIFTERS”

Best Casting
“AMERICAN ANIMALS”
“APOSTASY”
“BEAST”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“STAN & OLLIE”

Best Cinematography
“AMERICAN ANIMALS”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“LEAN ON PETE”
“A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN”
“YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE”

Best Costume Design
“COLETTE”
“AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“PETERLOO”
“STAN & OLLIE”

Best Editing
“AMERICAN ANIMALS”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD”
“A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN”
“YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE”

Best Make-up & Hair Design
“COLETTE”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“PETERLOO”
“A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN”
“STAN & OLLIE”

Best Music
“AMERICAN ANIMALS”
“BEAST”
“FUNNY COW”
“ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS”
“YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE”

Best Production Design
“COLETTE”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“PETERLOO”
“RAY & LIZ”
“STAN & OLLIE”

Best Sound
“AMERICAN ANIMALS”
“THE FAVOURITE”
“A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN”
“TIME TRIAL”
“YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE”

Best Effects
“DEAD IN A WEEK (OR YOUR MONEY BACK)”
“EARLY MAN”
“PETERLOO”

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Charlie Plummer!

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

American Animals came and went from NYC in about a week. Maybe the title sends a message.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 16:06 (one month ago) Permalink

i guess it's a good thing Eminem didn't play that role

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 November 2018 15:42 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao that's such a dumb controversy, like obviously he shouldn't be dropping n-bombs but given the context there's clearly zero malice involved

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 15:43 (one month ago) Permalink

has never mattered to snowflakes

they deserve all the awards

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 November 2018 15:44 (one month ago) Permalink

In a contest between Green Book and snowflakes ...

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 15:52 (one month ago) Permalink

tbh I don't think anyone will remember this when the movie comes out and makes massive bank

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm obviously being tongue in cheek. If Casey Affleck can win an Oscar ...

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

No idea if this is a thing or not, but this thread is baked on the premise of a whole bunch of non-things, so:

12th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING
Bisbee ‘17
Directed by Robert Greene | Produced by Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott and Douglas Tirola

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Directed by RaMell Ross | Produced by Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim and RaMell Ross

Minding the Gap
Directed by Bing Liu | Produced by Bing Liu and Diane Moy Quon

Of Fathers and Sons
Directed by Talal Derki | Produced by Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert and Hans Robert Eisenhauer

Three Identical Strangers
Directed by Tim Wardle | Produced by Grace Hughes-Hallett and Becky Read

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Directed by Morgan Neville | Produced by Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma and Morgan Neville

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Robert Greene | Bisbee ‘17
RaMell Ross | Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Bing Liu | Minding the Gap
Talal Derki | Of Fathers and Sons
Sandi Tan | Shirkers

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott and Douglas Tirola | Bisbee ‘17
Stephen Maing, Ross Tuttle and Eric Daniel Metzgar | Crime + Punishment
Josh Lowell, Phillip Manderla and Peter Mortimer | The Dawn Wall
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill | Free Solo
Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert and Hans Robert Eisenhauer | Of Fathers and Sons
Daniel McCabe, Geoff McLean and Alyse Ardell Spiegel | This is Congo

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
RaMell Ross | Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Julien Faraut | John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
Joshua Altman and Bing Liu | Minding the Gap
Michael Harte | Three Identical Strangers
Jeff Malmberg and Aaron Wickenden | Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jarred Alterman | Bisbee ‘17
Shevaun Mizrahi | Distant Constellation
Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin and Mikey Schaeffer | Free Solo
RaMell Ross | Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Emmanuel Gras | Makala
Bing Liu | Minding the Gap

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
Keegan DeWitt | Bisbee ‘17
Travis Wilkerson | Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
Marco Beltrami | Free Solo
Nathan Halpern and Chris Ruggiero | Minding the Gap
Ishai Adar | Shirkers
Dan Deacon | Time Trial

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRAPHIC DESIGN OR ANIMATION
Syd Garon, Anton Goddard and Chris Kirk | Bathtubs Over Broadway
Toby Cornish | Beuys
Patrick Mate | Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Shofela Coker | Liyana
Lucas Celler and Sandi Tan | Shirkers
Ariel Costa and Rodrigo Miguel Rangel | Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DEBUT FEATURE FILM
América | Directed by Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll
Distant Constellation | Directed by Shevaun Mizrahi
Hale County This Morning, This Evening | Directed by RaMell Ross
Minding the Gap | Directed by Bing Liu
Shirkers | Directed by Sandi Tan

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION SHORT FILMMAKING
Baby Brother | Directed by Kamau Bilal
Concussion Protocol | Directed by Josh Begley
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes | Directed by Charlie Tyrell
Skip Day | Directed by Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas
Volte | Directed by Monika Kolecka and Karolina Poryzala

SPOTLIGHT AWARD
The Distant Barking of Dogs | Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont
Island of Hungry Ghosts | Directed by Gabrielle Brady
The Other Side of Everything | Directed by Mila Turajlic
Roll Red Roll | Directed by Nancy Schwartzman
The Silence of Others | Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar
A Woman Captured | Directed by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol, love the single weird nomination for 'Makala' which is indeed one of the best shot films I've seen all year. Otherwise I'm rooting for 'Minding the Gap'.

Frederik B, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:51 (one month ago) Permalink

has anyone seen the Greene?

the doc I keep hearing about this year is What are You Going to Do When the World's On Fire?

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 19:54 (one month ago) Permalink

been meaning to check out both, not sure if they passed through yet

I'm obviously being tongue in cheek. If Casey Affleck can win an Oscar ...

― I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, November 9, 2018 11:40 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he won in early 2017 - if Manchester By the Sea had come out a year later, he wouldn't have even been nominated. he won by the skin of his teeth.

flappy bird, Friday, 9 November 2018 20:03 (one month ago) Permalink

x-post: Yeah, it's good. Solid reenactment doc, sorta like an Act of Killing for US anti-union history. But I felt I've seen most of it before.

Frederik B, Friday, 9 November 2018 20:34 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah missed Bisbee when it ran here but i'm sure there'll be some year-end screenings

flappy otm re the New Oscars

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 November 2018 02:06 (one month ago) Permalink

^all five of those nominated films look interesting to me

Dan S, Monday, 12 November 2018 19:49 (one month ago) Permalink

went to a decently packed matinee of Boy Erased yesterday and the projectionist started playing Beautiful Boy instead 😂

Skip both

flappy bird, Monday, 12 November 2018 20:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Paju province is a complete dead end. Haemi is not some especially 'hungry' person, she is a victim of regional inequality that wages everything on becoming an idol, and ends up as a 'barn'. And damn right Jongsoo and Haemi should be more succesful than their parents, South Korea was basically governed by the military until 1993 (making it a pretty dark subject where Ben inherited his money from). They are the first generation born in freedom. Lucca is interpolating the US unto Korea instead of delving into the context.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:08 (five days ago) Permalink

not really sure how that contradicts lucca's take

devvvine, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:13 (five days ago) Permalink

It's like watching 'Do the Right Thing' and thinking it's about how people should do what the police says.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:15 (five days ago) Permalink

Also, it's just wrong. Jongsoo spends a lot of time thinking Ben burns barns, because Ben claims he burns barns. Jongsoo only becomes 'conspiratorial' after he finds pretty strong signs that something conspiratorial has happened. This is just a fact, plain and simple. There's not a single indication that he thinks otherwise before he has reason to think otherwise. Not a single one.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:19 (five days ago) Permalink

have had to skip over the last 30+ posts so Burning isn't spoiled for me

Dan S, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:38 (five days ago) Permalink

Yeah, sorry, we should have made a different thread.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:39 (five days ago) Permalink

Lucca is interpolating the US unto Korea instead of delving into the context.

a lesson to learn when you dive into the U.S. politics thread.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:31 (four days ago) Permalink

That might be the dumbest thing you've written yet.

Frederik B, Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:38 (four days ago) Permalink

Fred, go to lunch

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:41 (four days ago) Permalink

preferably a hemlock souffle

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:55 (four days ago) Permalink

My only objection is that we don't talk seriously about movies on the detrius thread. It's just not done.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:12 (four days ago) Permalink

I created these threads so I could enjoy movies in the least-intellectual, most frivolous manner possible.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:13 (four days ago) Permalink

shh!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:13 (four days ago) Permalink

xp not sure what you mean by that

Dan S, Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:29 (four days ago) Permalink

I'm not minding the discussion of Burning, just skipping it

Dan S, Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:29 (four days ago) Permalink

KU's tie at the top is sure to please all

https://www.keithuhlich.com/2018/12/10-for-2018-introduction-list.html

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:23 (four days ago) Permalink

Simply the best.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:34 (four days ago) Permalink

he has the courage of his convictions, that's for sure

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:46 (four days ago) Permalink

ayyyy La Flor!

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:51 (four days ago) Permalink

KU likes If Beale Street, which counts as "a remembrance of things past stagnating at the level of storyboard/previz"

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:56 (four days ago) Permalink

he has the courage of his convictions, that's for sure

Honestly the only thing I care about in my critics.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:07 (four days ago) Permalink

what's this guy's deal with women, or possibly writers? The Favourite is "rancidly homophobic" on the part of the male director, not the female writer, a bunch of actresses are credited for directing a film that had some improvised dialogue, and the first X-Files in 200+ episodes written by women gets credited to the now-extremely-bad male writer who started the show 23 years ago

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:09 (four days ago) Permalink

Eric knows him better than i do, he could ask.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:56 (four days ago) Permalink

He mentioned he deliberately intended to credit directors and show creators for TV-based list entries ... but let's be honest, authorship is a moving target in some of these cases in the first place, no matter how much we've tried to force the role of show runner into some kind of Sarris-approved auteurist reading. And I don't think it's unsavory to point out the communication the past and present are having with each other when it comes to TV reboots.

I haven't watched the new X-Files myself, so I can't speak to whether he was right or wrong to credit Chris Carter. But he told me he intends to give credit to the show's writers (many female) in a longer write-up.

The Favourite, otoh, he believes to be homophobic specifically because of how Lanthimos directs it, not how it was written.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:25 (four days ago) Permalink

I didn't sense the homophobia, but that's my conviction. Don't go Frederik on me.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:36 (four days ago) Permalink

I don't play "I'm gayer than/not as gay as you" game unless I'm one of the two being compared.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:37 (four days ago) Permalink

And even then, it's not a game but a crucial establishing shot.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:38 (four days ago) Permalink

deep focus

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:39 (four days ago) Permalink

you beat all comers with your music playlists, honeybunch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:43 (four days ago) Permalink

Thanks, Eric!

(That X-Files episode is very good, btw; it and the two Darin Morgan-written-and-directed joints on the reunion albums affirm that Carter's best strength as a showrunner was in avoiding an auteurist approach. Crediting directors comes off as even more queasy in this instance, though, as Carter enabled writerly auteurism in the new seasons by having all the returning writers direct... so here he's credited one of the writer's husband over her.)

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 13 December 2018 20:49 (four days ago) Permalink

I do wish Darin Morgan had a career trajectory more like Charlie Kaufmann's, and less like Jerry Stahl's.

Sanpaku, Thursday, 13 December 2018 22:29 (four days ago) Permalink

(I didn't participate this year.)

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 14 December 2018 14:43 (three days ago) Permalink

Notable films that don't seem to showing up on many (any?) of these lists - The Wild Pear Tree, Loveless

Ward Fowler, Friday, 14 December 2018 14:48 (three days ago) Permalink

Wild Pear Tree has only been released now?

xyzzzz__, Friday, 14 December 2018 14:53 (three days ago) Permalink

bless Slant, but sub-Syfy dreck like Prototype doesn't belong on any respectable best movies list!

calzino, Friday, 14 December 2018 14:56 (three days ago) Permalink

xpost
Has been on release in the UK for the last couple of weeks, but it was shown at Cannes this year (I actually think it's the weakest of Ceylan's three most recent films, but there's still enough there to earn it a place in any decent top ten).

Ward Fowler, Friday, 14 December 2018 14:58 (three days ago) Permalink

I was really hoping La Flor would crack Slant's list but I'd wager no one but the actual reviewer saw it

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 14 December 2018 14:59 (three days ago) Permalink

It hasn't gotten a theatrical US release, not even in NYC (only played the fest), hence ineligible.

(cue the Dane)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 December 2018 17:16 (three days ago) Permalink

also Dead Souls is opening here today (in 3 parts, for a week) and I'm not sure i have the time OR money for that.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 December 2018 17:19 (three days ago) Permalink

charging people 3x for a long movie is criminal. when La Flor played TIFF over three nights, it was free, presumably because they knew almost no one would give up all that time otherwise

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 14 December 2018 17:41 (three days ago) Permalink

They charged the normal single-feature rates at NYFF.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 December 2018 17:47 (three days ago) Permalink

'I hear this discussion, and it is like Gucci versus Prada' -Alfonso Cuaron, as Spike Lee and Ryan Coogler are debating NYU vs USC film schools in the @THR directors roundtable. https://t.co/RNuo3n0IKr

— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 14, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 December 2018 02:56 (two days ago) Permalink

NYU and USC are like mirror images

Dan S, Saturday, 15 December 2018 02:57 (two days ago) Permalink

Spike's turtleneck is fucking sick

flappy bird, Saturday, 15 December 2018 04:12 (two days ago) Permalink

I guess David Edelstein kept his job at New York. That's good, but I didn't much like his Top 10 this year:

http://www.vulture.com/2018/12/the-10-best-movies-of-2018-as-chosen-by-david-edelstein.html

Fahrenheit 11/9 is just a bad film, and the other four I've seen (Eighth Grade, First Reformed, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, and Sorry to Bother You) I either found a little overrated or, with the last, admirably ambitious but perplexing.

clemenza, Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:04 (yesterday) Permalink

ah, Roma, how unusual

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:13 (yesterday) Permalink

European Film Awards:

European Film - Cold War, Dir Pawel Pawlikowski (Pol, Uk, Fr)
European Comedy - The Death Of Stalin, Dir Armando Iannucci (Fr, Uk, Bel)
European Discovery - Prix Fipresci - Girl, Dir Lukas Dhont (Bel, Neth)
EFA People’s Choice Award - Call Me By Your Name, Dir Luca Guadagnino (Fr, It)
European Documentary - Bergman – A Year In A Life, Dir Jane Magnusson (Swe-Ger)
European Animated Feature - Another Day Of Life, Dirs Damian Nenow, Raúl De La Fuente (Pol, Sp, Bel, Hun, Ger)
European Director - Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War (Pol, Uk, Fr)
European Actress - Joanna Kulig, Cold War (Pol, Uk, Fr)
European Actor - Marcello Fonte, Dogman (It, Fr)
European Screenwriter - Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War (Pol, Uk, Fr)
European Short Film - The Years, Dir Sara Fgaier (It, Fr)
European Achievement In World Cinema- Ralph Fiennes
Lifetime Achievement Award- Carmen Maura
Honorary Award- Costa-Gavras

Previously Announced Excellence Awards

European Cinematographer - Martin Otterbeck For U – July 22 (Nor)
European Editor- Jarosław Kamiński For Cold War (Pol, Uk, Fr)
European Production Designer- Andrey Ponkratov For Summer (Leto) (Rus, Fr)
European Costume Designer- Massimo Cantini Parrini For Dogman (It, Fr)
European Hair & Make-Up Artist- Dalia Colli, Lorenzo Tamburini And Daniela Tartari 
For Dogman (It, Fr)
European Composer- Christoph M. Kaiser And Julian Maas 
For 3 Days In Quiberon (Ger, Aus, Fr)
European Sound Designer- André Bendocchi-Alves And Martin Steyer 
For The Captain (Ger)
European Visual Effects Supervisor- Peter Hjorth For Border (Swe, Den)

brokenshire (jed_), Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:24 (yesterday) Permalink


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