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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven months ago) Permalink

Finally, Twilight is eligible!

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

those Gotham nominees look pretty dece for the most part!

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:09 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

Charlie Plummer!

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

^all five of those nominated films look interesting to me

Dan S, Monday, 12 November 2018 19:49 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

BAFTA winners:

Best Picture: Roma
Film not in the English language: Roma
British Film: The Favourite
Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
British Short Film: 73 Cows
Outstanding Debut: Beast (Michael Pearce-Writer/Director, Lauren Dark-Producer)

Lead Actress: Olivia Coleman (The Favourite)
Lead Actor: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Rising Star: Letitia Wright (Black Panther)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Editing: Hank Corwin (Vice)
Original Screenplay: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
Adapted Screenplay: Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott (BlacKKKlansman)
Visual Effects: Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick (Black Panther)
Costume Design: Sandy Powell (The Favourite)
Makeup & Hair: Nadia Stacey (The Favourite)
Production Design: Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton (The Favourite)
Original Music: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson (A Star is Born)
Sound: John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst (Bohemian Rhapsody)

no expense was incurred (Sanpaku), Sunday, 10 February 2019 23:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Beast was aight

lol at two dozen awards going to like five films

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Monday, 11 February 2019 00:10 (two months ago) Permalink

If Joanna Lumley's 'jokes' were anything to go by, all award shows might be better off without a presenter. Jokes fell flat because they were lame.

Stoked for Olivia Coleman tho.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 08:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Can You Ever Forgive Me? was a real treat - sharp, funny and desperately sad, in the end. McCarthy is amazing in it. Has it been discussed on here?

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:47 (two months ago) Permalink

No dedicated thread. It's the sharpest mainstream queer film of 2018.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:49 (two months ago) Permalink

I was very moved by it. It made me think of 84 Charing X Road too, which is always good.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I have not gotten to it; my best friend couldn't get past the "repulsive" characters.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:54 (two months ago) Permalink

I loved both of them.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Did you do a review, Al?

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:57 (two months ago) Permalink

yes

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:06 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't wanna oversell it: the ending is as soft as the repulsive characters aren't in the other 100 minutes.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:09 (two months ago) Permalink

I found it. I agree that the film unfolds almost exactly how you'd imagine it would but I still found it exciting and found the ending moving in a way that I didn't anticipate. Or rather, that I did anticipate but it still got me, in spite of its obvious movement.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:18 (two months ago) Permalink

(probably because of Melissa M)

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I liked it a lot, agree with pretty much everything above. MM and REG are great, its melancholy is moving, and it is surprisingly understated in parts (particularly the date MM goes on). Rare to find an awards season movie starring two gay characters, addiction, unrequited love, and AIDS that isn't cloying or totally nauseating. Wonderful color palette, too - its light as if through whiskey.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:16 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i've been trying to carefully talk that movie up, it really moved me but a lot of what's great is its smallness and subtlety and i don't want to pump it up too much.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Wonderful color palette, too - its light as if through whiskey.

otm

It's also not cloddish about writing. It realizes an essential truth: to be a writer is to engage in a beautiful fraud.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Indie Spirits to Beale Street, Jenkins, Close, Hawke

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/2019-spirit-awards-winners-complete-list-1203147196/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:44 (two months ago) Permalink

(like you glamour girls give a fuck)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:45 (two months ago) Permalink

I count Hawke among the glamour girls

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:59 (two months ago) Permalink

ew, you haven't seen him close up

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 February 2019 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

my favorite line was "the network's first choice to host was no one, but they're already booked for tomorrow"

Dan S, Monday, 25 February 2019 00:19 (two months ago) Permalink

xxxp that final scene with Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant was so great

Dan S, Monday, 25 February 2019 00:21 (two months ago) Permalink

an understated melodramatic moment like that was what the film needed at the end I thought

Dan S, Monday, 25 February 2019 00:35 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Anderson’s daring to work in a foreign idiom, guaranteeing thorny questions for most viewers and recriminations from the nitpicking woke feels more like an asset than a distraction. Frances McDormand’s limited role is both comfort food and anchor: a beacon in an admittedly colonial but ultimately forgivable effort.—Brett Scieszka, Los Angeles, CA

Bold part=New Board Description?

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I think "admittedly colonial but ultimately forgivable" might be more apt

moose; squirrel (silby), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

shameful absence of the Denis/Binoche film from that poll, esp given FC's cover story on the new, very stupid Denis/Pattinson/Binoche film

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Wondering if #13 is the worst showing for an editorial poll #1 in reader poll history.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Well! What do you think of my elegant new screenname?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Insufficiently Woke.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Not a bad list really

The Film Comment poll was also the best of the critics’ polls this year I thought

Dan S, Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:53 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I caught Capernaum today with my Mom - I can definitely see why some hate it but Labaki's facility with her young actors is just too good for me to be too mad about the schmaltz, which also wasn't nearly as over-the-top as I was expecting. plenty of consensus "classics" are way more overwrought, and most of the more upsetting events were elided. Rami Malek oughta send that kid his Oscar.

Simon H., Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

looking forward to seeing it

Dan S, Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I will say that if you instinctively recoil against sentiment or melodrama it is Not For You

also the "very stupid" Denis film was much more enjoyable to me than Let the Sunshine In

Simon H., Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"esp given FC's cover story on the new, very stupid Denis/Pattinson/Binoche film"

I was wondering about that. I've heard good things about it

although I did really like Let the Sunshine In

Dan S, Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I found LTSS mysteriously irritating, the only Denis film I feel this way about (though L'Intrus went over my head and White Material kinda bored me)

Simon H., Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ditto on those last two, and Bastards didn't do much either

I thought LTSS was a scream, and much more accurate about men than some of the nitwit American [redacted]ism of the last 10 years.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I can't read some of the thinkpieces on High Life w/out suspecting a prank is being played on me

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Accurate =/= compelling, idk it had some chuckles and the late Depardieu appearance was intriguingly off-kilter but the whole thing just felt pointless, much like dating itself, which is some kind of accomplishment but not one that felt worthwhile to me

Simon H., Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

L'intrus was for me the most out there of all of her films, really didn't get it. White Material was also somewhat mysterious, after seeing it twice I'm still not sure I understand what it was really about.

Let the Sunshine felt like something familiar, about someone trying but unable to make a connection, struggling to realize that maybe it doesn't matter

Dan S, Thursday, 4 April 2019 03:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*Let the Sunshine In

Dan S, Thursday, 4 April 2019 03:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

LTSS is a great (unintentional?) parody of movies like The Bucket List

flappy bird, Thursday, 4 April 2019 16:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the whole thing just felt pointless

it's been at least 6 months since i "paused" Twin Peaks...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 April 2019 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

heh -- some of Denis' early '00s films were more annoying than LTSI.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 April 2019 17:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I was going to say the advertising materials for LTSI are crucial to understanding what it's making fun of, but then I remembered what the poster for Certified Copy looks like:

https://imgc.allpostersimages.com/img/print/u-g-F4S5LB0.jpg

flappy bird, Thursday, 4 April 2019 17:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

L'intrus made Twin Peaks: The Return seem pretty straightforward to me.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 4 April 2019 18:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fabulous pinatas she's hanging from her ears

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 April 2019 18:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

certified candy within

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 April 2019 18:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

feels to me like Burning and Shoplifters were the two of the most amazing films of 2018

Dan S, Saturday, 6 April 2019 03:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I count Zama as 2017

eventually saw it twice, think it is by far my favorite film of the last couple of years

Dan S, Saturday, 6 April 2019 03:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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