This is the thread where we discuss matters pertaining to the detrius that accompanies the "End of the Year in Cinema" -- 2021

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Gotham Award nominations kick off another illustrious year in year-end crap!

Best Feature
“The Green Knight”
“The Lost Daughter”
“Passing”
“Pig”
“Test Pattern”

Best Documentary Feature
“Ascension”
“Faya Dayi”
“Flee”
“President”
“Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

Best International Feature
“Azor”
“Drive My Car”
“The Souvenir Part II”
“Titane”
“What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?”
“The Worst Person In The World”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Gyllenhaal for “The Lost Daughter”
Edson Oda for “Nine Days”
Rebecca Hall for “Passing”
Emma Seligman for “Shiva Baby”
Shatara Michelle Ford for “Test Pattern”

Best Screenplay
“The Card Counter,” Paul Schrader
“El Planeta,” Amalia Ulman
“The Green Knight,” David Lowery
“The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal
“Passing,” Rebecca Hall
“Red Rocket,” Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch

Outstanding Lead Performance
Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter”
Frankie Faison in “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain”
Michael Greyeyes in “Wild Indian”
Brittany S. Hall in “Test Pattern”
Oscar Isaac in “The Card Counter”
Taylour Paige in “Zola”
Joaquin Phoenix in “C’mon C’mon”
Simon Rex in “Red Rocket”
Lili Taylor in “Paper Spiders”
Tessa Thompson in “Passing”

Outstanding Supporting Performance
Reed Birney in “Mass”
Jessie Buckley in “The Lost Daughter”
Colman Domingo in “Zola”
Gaby Hoffmann in “C’mon C’mon”
Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
Marlee Matlin in “CODA”
Ruth Negga in “Passing”

Breakthrough Performer
Emilia Jones in “CODA”
Natalie Morales in “Language Lessons”
Rachel Sennott in Shiva Baby”
Suzanna Son in “Red Rocket”
Amalia Ulman in “El Planeta”

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Friday, 22 October 2021 19:49 (one month ago) link

Middle of October! Nothing of note being released in the next two and bit months?

Dan Worsley, Friday, 22 October 2021 19:57 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Still kind of waiting on the real-deal detrius, but I'm heartened to see that Passing is almost unanimously regarded as much-better-than-expected by all my favorite barometers.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Thursday, 25 November 2021 16:48 (five days ago) link

Your less reliable barometer here says it was worse than expected.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 November 2021 17:26 (five days ago) link

In this case apparently as trustworthy as the World Almanac?

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Thursday, 25 November 2021 17:41 (five days ago) link

Spencer also worse than expected.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 November 2021 18:02 (five days ago) link

Nice to see Zola getting some attention (at least from the Gothams). That's a good 'un.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 25 November 2021 18:54 (five days ago) link

indeed

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:25 (five days ago) link

i did not like zola and liked spencer which makes me think i have to undergo deconditioning for white supremacy or something. tbh i just hate twitter

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:39 (five days ago) link

Don’t we all, and don’t we all.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Thursday, 25 November 2021 23:40 (five days ago) link

Passing was fine. If this is what a prestige literary adaptation looks like in 2021, I'm pretty okay with that.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 28 November 2021 19:06 (two days ago) link

my list so far:
titane
venom: let there be carnage
pig
dune
lamb

need to see:
licorice pizza
malignant
censor
resident evil: welcome to raccoon city
zeroes and ones
nightmare alley
matrix resurrections

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 28 November 2021 20:04 (two days ago) link

oh, also need to see c’mon c’mon, mike mills is so good

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 28 November 2021 20:05 (two days ago) link

Highest year-end priorities on my list:

Drive My Car
Memoria
Zeros and Ones
A Hero
West Side Story
(shut up)

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Sunday, 28 November 2021 20:37 (two days ago) link

i am totally gonna see west side story but my expectations are tempered. if it’s great i’ll be so thrilled

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 28 November 2021 20:43 (two days ago) link

Zeros and Ones is a combo of director/leading actor who both annoy me badly, but somehow I feel like watching it.

calzino, Sunday, 28 November 2021 21:11 (two days ago) link

I me mine:

Zola
Bergman Island
Shiva Baby
Malmkrog
About Endlessness
Summer of '85
Isaac

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 November 2021 21:18 (two days ago) link

Tilda Swinton is no Jenjira Pongpas and Memoria isn't quite top tier Joe but it was still fantastic and right up there among my favourites of the year, along with Gunda, Ham on Rye, Malignant, Gaia and Another Round.

ignore the blue line (or something), Sunday, 28 November 2021 23:43 (two days ago) link

I watch it tomorrow.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 November 2021 23:44 (two days ago) link

I'd love to catch it again sometime

ignore the blue line (or something), Sunday, 28 November 2021 23:46 (two days ago) link

1. Titane
2. Annette
3. The card counter
4. Dune
5. Pig
6. The green knight
7. The last duel
8. Judas and the black messiah

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Monday, 29 November 2021 09:47 (yesterday) link

dune
pig
evangelion 3+1

adam t. (abanana), Monday, 29 November 2021 09:56 (yesterday) link

mandibules
the power of the dog
the last duel
no time to die
titane
the card counter
the suicide squad
spree

flopson, Monday, 29 November 2021 10:07 (yesterday) link

i really disliked shiva baby

flopson, Monday, 29 November 2021 10:07 (yesterday) link

i really disliked Titane

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:24 (yesterday) link

Favorite development of the year, even before having seen Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, is Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's unambiguous crowning as the new auteur superstar of the world.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:26 (yesterday) link

i really disliked Titane

― Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:24 (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

same

ignore the blue line (or something), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:33 (yesterday) link

With his own Criterion package too.

I'm watching Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:33 (yesterday) link

i really disliked Titane
― Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:24 (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

same

― ignore the blue line (or something)

I can't fully embrace it because I simply don't care for that level of violence, but I found the rest an impressive tonal triumph. I was moved.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:34 (yesterday) link

I found the other firefighters in the background a triumph of hot window dressing.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:42 (yesterday) link

speaking of hot firefighters, I should watch Pig?

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:45 (yesterday) link

I keep thinking maybe I should re-watch Titane when I'm in a better mood but then again maybe not!

calzino, Monday, 29 November 2021 13:49 (yesterday) link

Cahiers appear to be first out of the gate this year, at least among the instutitons:

Top 10 2021 de la rédaction des Cahiers du cinéma pic.twitter.com/z3QH2VZx6C

— Cahiers du Cinéma (@cahierscinema) November 29, 2021

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:59 (yesterday) link

Love how loyal to Dumont Cahiers always are

Ward Fowler, Monday, 29 November 2021 14:14 (yesterday) link

Also quite responsive to flattery vis-a-vis the W. Anderson?

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 14:17 (yesterday) link

I guess the rest of the world got First Cow earlier this year?

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 14:19 (yesterday) link

The best movie two years in a row! Not bad.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 16:07 (yesterday) link

boy i did not watch a lot of movies this year. i think these are my faves as of the end of November:

Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (2020)
Jacinta (2021)
Joy Ride (2021)
Titane (2021)
The Truffle Hunters (2021)
Shiva Baby (2020)
Flora and Ulysses (2021)
Gunda (2020)
The Assistant (2020)
On-Gaku Our Sound (2019)
Good Timing with Jo Firestone (2021)

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 November 2021 17:58 (yesterday) link

Good Timing with Jo Firestone (2021)

What's this? I like her.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:00 (yesterday) link

it's fucking great: she did a zoom class teaching senior citizens stand up comedy during the pandemic and this is their last rehearsals in person before a one-time matinee performance. available for free on Peacock if you're willing to download the app and for this you should be. firestone is a real treasure.

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:06 (yesterday) link

Cool! I'll look into it if its available in Canada.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:13 (yesterday) link

Tequila Minsky!

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:18 (yesterday) link

oh man i forgot about eva 3.0+1.0, that’s on my list

i also need to see annette

no one has sufficiently explained to me why they hate titane

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:19 (yesterday) link

Well world, looks like Mike Lane’s tapping back in. @hbomax pic.twitter.com/V9Ce62n710

— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) November 29, 2021

looks like the best movie of 2023 is sewn up

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:25 (yesterday) link

I thought I hated Annette but it keeps growing on me.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:25 (yesterday) link

i also just watched another round on the plane and that is a v v enjoyable film

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:26 (yesterday) link

lol i guess it’s thoroughly from last year oh well

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:27 (yesterday) link

I'll be honest and say I can't really put my finger on what about Titane that got on my bad side.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:34 (yesterday) link

why don't you take a drive

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:36 (yesterday) link

i like titane a lot, if only for it's inexplicablity and immense self-assurance but for more than that tbh.

Annette has cooled on me since watching it; I guess I like it? I wouldn't want to see it again.

I consider every movie made between November 2019 and January 2022 to have been made this year. COVID is a time machine.

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:36 (yesterday) link

Oh, and Passing wasn't a revelation or anything, but yes, I fall on the "better than expected" side here, especially when it delves into the commonalities of living blackness and living queerness.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:37 (yesterday) link

The general suckiness of the Sparks songs keeps me from loving Annette -- and its running time.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:38 (yesterday) link

I started to think better of Passing once I considered that the non-Ruth Negga scenes were purposefully boring in that way that, say, a Merchant/Ivory film is "boring."

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:38 (yesterday) link

The songs in Annette are terrible, yes (I have no real relationship with Sparks), but aren't they mimicking the expository function of opera? I say this knowing very little about opera, of course, so I could be way off.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:40 (yesterday) link

but even so those opera bits aren't supposed to dull

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:41 (yesterday) link

I started to think better of Passing once I considered that the non-Ruth Negga scenes were purposefully boring in that way that, say, a Merchant/Ivory film is "boring."

― Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko),

reminds me of PBS.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:41 (yesterday) link

alfred have you seen another round or is there an ilx thread where you’ve already discussed it lol

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:43 (yesterday) link

forks otm

coombination gazza hut & scampo bell (wins), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:50 (yesterday) link

alfred have you seen another round or is there an ilx thread where you’ve already discussed it lol

― STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson)

I have! I'm still unsure if it's a study of toxic masculinity or an indulgence of it

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:53 (yesterday) link

idk what came out in the non-year 2021 but from the film festival we had here last week I loved Memoria, Titane & hit the road

coombination gazza hut & scampo bell (wins), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:53 (yesterday) link

I have! I'm still unsure if it's a study of toxic masculinity or an indulgence of it

― So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, November 29, 2021 11:53 AM (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

uhhh my guess is it’s neither!

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:54 (yesterday) link

It’s an advert for sazerac

coombination gazza hut & scampo bell (wins), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:56 (yesterday) link

this is true

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:58 (yesterday) link

another round is a great film imo and, quite intentionally and unexpectedly for all concerned in the aftermath of the director's daughter's death, a painful meditation on irrevocable loss and how to get through

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Monday, 29 November 2021 18:58 (yesterday) link

It did compel me to lay off bourbon for a couple days

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 November 2021 20:03 (yesterday) link

I didn't even see it and I'm into month 9 of my year-long dry-out.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 29 November 2021 20:09 (yesterday) link

Gothams are getting handed out … Drive My Car took best international feature

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 02:31 (nineteen hours ago) link

Full list of Gotham Award winners:

BEST FEATURE
“The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Flee” (NEON)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
“Drive My Car” (Sideshow and Janus Films)

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
Maggie Gyllenhaal for “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)

BEST SCREENPLAY
“The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE
Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)
Frankie Faison in “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” (Gravitas Ventures)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
Troy Kotsur in “CODA” (Apple)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
Emilia Jones in “CODA” (Apple)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SERIES
Ethan Hawke in “The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime)
Thuso Mbedu in “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Studios)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES — LONG FORM
“Squid Game” (Netflix)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES — SHORT FORM
“Reservation Dogs” (FX)

BREAKTHROUGH NONFICTION SERIES
“Philly D.A.” (Topic, Independent Lens, PBS)

JURY AWARD FOR ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
“The Harder They Fall”

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 13:48 (eight hours ago) link

Oh I forgot I also loved wheel of fortune & fantasy. Didn’t get to drive my car, will have to wait till it’s out here but what’s up with murukami short stories being turned into acclaimed 3hr films these days?

coombination gazza hut & scampo bell (wins), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 13:51 (eight hours ago) link

I loved Wheel -- the last third wounded me.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 14:03 (eight hours ago) link


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