This is the thread where we discuss matters pertaining to the detrius that accompanies the "End of the Year in Cinema" -- 2023

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The detrius rolls in earlier and earlier each year. I think this is the right note to kick off this year's marathon:

https://www.billboard.com/music/awards/golden-globe-awards-two-new-categories-1235426060/

The Golden Globes announced two new categories on Tuesday (Sept. 26) recognizing cinematic and box office achievement in motion pictures, and best stand-up comedian on television...

“We are proud to recognize the hard work and innovation that goes into making a film that is both a blockbuster and artistically exceptional,” said Helen Hoehne, Golden Globes president.

“The new cinematic and box office achievement award is more than just rewarding the year’s top earning and most viewed motion pictures,” said Tim Gray, Golden Globes executive vice president. “These films have typically not been recognized among industry awards, but they should be.”

50 Best Fellas (Eric H.), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 20:28 (four months ago) link

Seems a slack year so far but maybe some good stuff will feature later on.

Baffled by the love for Past Lives this year. These "Before Sunrise"-core indie movies are all very suspicious imo

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 21:07 (four months ago) link

Among other things, it's insane to debut a "best blockbuster" category the year that Barbenheimer are pretty much assured solid best picture runs

50 Best Fellas (Eric H.), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 21:11 (four months ago) link

I've watched plenty of good'uns this year.

hat trick of trashiness (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 21:20 (four months ago) link

Best of 2023 https://boxd.it/nXsjm

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 22:38 (four months ago) link

thanks! Showing Up sounds promising. I've missed a ton of stuff this year.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Wednesday, 27 September 2023 23:33 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Here's the kinda-sorta official kickoff for detrius season — the Gotham Award nominations:

Best Feature

Passages — Ira Sachs, director; Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, producers (MUBI)
Past Lives — Celine Song, director; David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, producers (A24)
Reality — Tina Satter, director; Brad Becker-Parton, Riva Marker, Greg Nobile, Noah Stahl, producers (HBO Films)
Showing Up — Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers (A24)
A Thousand and One — A.V. Rockwell, director; Julia Lebedev, Rishi Rajani, Eddie Vaisman, Lena Waithe, Bred Weston, producers (Focus Features)

Best International Feature

All of Us Strangers — Andrew Haigh, director; Graham Broadbent, Peter Czemin, Sarah Harvey, producers (Searchlight Pictures)
Anatomy of a Fall — Justine Triet, director; Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion, producers (NEON)
Poor Things — Yorgos Lanthimos, director; Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe, Emma Stone, producers (Searchlight Pictures)
Tótem — Lila Avilés, director; Lila Avilés, Tatiana Graullera, Louise Riousse, producers (Sideshow/Janus Films)
The Zone of Interest — Jonathan Glazer, director; Ewa Puszczynska, James Wilson, producers (A24)

Best Documentary Feature

20 Days in Mariupol — Mstyslav Chernov, director; Raney Aronson-Rath, Mstyslav Chernov, Derl McCrudden, Michelle Mizner, producers (PBS Distribution)
Against the Tide — Sarvnik Kaur, director; Koval Bhatia, Sarvnik Kaur, producers (Snooker Club Films, A Little Anarky Films)
Apolonia, Apolonia — Lea Glob, director; Sidsel Lønvig Siersted, producer (Danish Documentary Production)
Four Daughters — Kaouther Ben Hania, director; Nadim Cheikhrouha, producer (Kino Lorber)
Our Body — Claire Simon, director; Kristina Larsen, producer (Cinema Guild)

Breakthrough Director Award

Raven Jackson, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (A24)
Georgia Oakley, Blue Jean (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Garza Cervera, Huesera (XYZ Films)
Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)
A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One (Focus Features)

Best Screenplay

All of Us Strangers, Andrew Haigh (Searchlight Pictures)
Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet, Arthur Harari (NEON)
May December, Samy Burch (Netflix)
R.M.N., Cristian Mungiu (IFC Films)
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer (A24)

Outstanding Lead Performance

Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Origin (NEON)
Lily Gladstone, The Unknown Country (Music Box Films)
Greta Lee, Past Lives (A24)
Franz Rogowski, Passages (MUBI)
Babetida Sadjo, Our Father, The Devil (Cineverse)
Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight Pictures)
Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla (A24)
Teyana Taylor, A Thousand and One (Focus Features)
Michelle Williams, Showing Up (A24)
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction (Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Performance

Juliette Binoche, The Taste of Things (IFC Films)
Penélope Cruz, Ferrari (NEON)
Jamie Foxx, They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix)
Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight Films)
Ryan Gosling, Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Glenn Howerton, BlackBerry (IFC Films)
Sandra Hüller, The Zone of Interest (A24)
Rachel McAdams, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
Charles Melton, May December (Netflix)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (Focus Features)

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Tuesday, 24 October 2023 19:03 (three months ago) link

Struggling to remember the last time a movie as mainstream as Barbie was ever in the mix for the Gothams (if only just for Gosling's performance)

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Tuesday, 24 October 2023 19:04 (three months ago) link

I pulled my ten best films list from the artforum December print issue and resigned as a contributor. David is a great editor but Penske doesn't care. Such a waste. https://t.co/FwONiqyUue

— amy taubin (@AmyOrNot) October 31, 2023

Hopefully more (John Waters) follow suit to make a statement.

Chris L, Wednesday, 1 November 2023 02:40 (three months ago) link

Might this be the year detrius finally ends?

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Wednesday, 1 November 2023 03:10 (three months ago) link

Struggling to remember the last time a movie as mainstream as Barbie was ever in the mix for the Gothams (if only just for Gosling's performance)
Until this year there was a budget cap, so it would have been ineligible under last year's rules

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 November 2023 04:36 (three months ago) link

So I understand it, a bunch of big studios didn't put their movies up "for consideration," whatever that means in the context of the Gothams. But not Barbie. That movie explicitly went for the nods.

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Wednesday, 1 November 2023 12:15 (three months ago) link

lol this response to Amy's tweet:

How very fashionable of you, Amy. But it's a good thing that David was fired. In All the Beauty and Bloodshed he looked like he was oozing GHB from every pore. Almost as disgusting as the letter he published.

— Monte Burnz (@MystryBurnz) November 1, 2023

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Wednesday, 1 November 2023 12:17 (three months ago) link

oh, that's where I've seen him!

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 November 2023 12:41 (three months ago) link

Although the mostly vaporous Pacifiction earned its acclaim last year, I'd consider Benoît Magimel one of the Best Actor contenders because the thing only got distribution a few months ago and on Mubi specifically.

hat trick of trashiness (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 November 2023 14:17 (three months ago) link

My best actor slate this year would include him but also Andrew Scott and, yes, Jeffrey Wright. Absolutely dreading Bradley Cooper’s clown show

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Saturday, 4 November 2023 15:34 (three months ago) link

so yes on All Of Us Strangers?

hat trick of trashiness (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 November 2023 15:37 (three months ago) link

Hard yes, but I’m leaning into my middlebrow years at this point. Plus the story of a gay late-starter was always gonna work on me

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Saturday, 4 November 2023 15:39 (three months ago) link

Oh, also Jordan Firstman was kind of perfect in Rotting in the Sun, but the last thing I’d want to do is encourage that

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Saturday, 4 November 2023 15:55 (three months ago) link

European Film Awards nominations, a couple days late...

European Film

ANATOMY OF A FALL (ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE) - Directed by Justine Triet (France)
FALLEN LEAVES (KUOLLEET LEHDET) - Directed by Aki Kaurismäki (Finland, Germany)
GREEN BORDER (ZIELONA GRANICA) - Directed by Agnieszka Holland (Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
ME CAPTAIN (IO CAPITANO) - Directed by Matteo Garrone (Italy, Belgium)
THE ZONE OF INTEREST - Directed by Jonathan Glazer (United Kingdom, Poland, USA)

European Documentary

APOLONIA, APOLONIA - Directed by Lea Glob (Denmark, Poland)
FOUR DAUGHTERS (LES FILLES D’OLFA) - Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania (France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia)
MOTHERLAND - Directed by Hanna Badziaka & Alexander Mihalkovich (Sweden, Ukraine, Norway)
ON THE ADAMANT (SUR L’ADAMANT) - Directed by Nicolas Philibert (France, Japan)
SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD (SAVVUSANNA SÕSARAD) - Directed by Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland)

European Director

Justine Triet for ANATOMY OF A FALL
Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES
Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER
Matteo Garrone for ME CAPTAIN
Jonathan Glazer for THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Actress

Sandra Hüller in ANATOMY OF A FALL
Eka Chavleishvili in BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY
Alma Pöysti in FALLEN LEAVES
Mia McKenna-Bruce in HOW TO HAVE SEX
Leonie Benesch in THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Sandra Hüller in THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Actor

Thomas Schubert in AFIRE
Jussi Vatanen in FALLEN LEAVES
Josh O’Connor in LA CHIMERA
Mads Mikkelsen in THE PROMISED LAND
Christian Friedel in THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Screenwriter

Justine Triet & Arthur Harari for ANATOMY OF A FALL
Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES
Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko & Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER
İlker Çatak & Johannes Duncker for THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Jonathan Glazer for THE ZONE OF INTEREST

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI

20,000 SPECIES OF BEES (20.000 ESPECIES DE ABEJAS) directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)
HOW TO HAVE SEX directed by Molly Manning Walker (United Kingdom, Greece)
LA PALISIADA (ЛЯ ПАЛІСІАДА) directed by Philip Sotnychenko (Ukraine)
SAFE PLACE (SIGURNO MJESTO) directed by Juraj Lerotić (Croatia, Slovenia)
THE QUIET MIGRATION (STILLE LIV) directed by Malene Choi (Denmark)
VINCENT MUST DIE (VINCENT DOIT MOURIR) directed by Stéphan Castang (France)

European Animated Feature Film

A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL directed by Enzo d’Alò
CHICKEN FOR LINDA! directed by Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach
ROBOT DREAMS directed by Pablo Berger
TEH AMAZING MAURICE directed by Toby Genkel
WHITE PLASTIC SKY directed by Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó

European Short Film

27, directed by Flóra Anna Buda
AQUERONTE directed by Manuel Muñoz Rivas
DAYDREAMING SO VIVIDLY ABOUT OUR SPANISH HOLIDAYS directed by Christian Avilés
FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO directed by Jorge Cadena
HARDLY WORKING directed by Susanna Flock, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf

Dwigt Rortugal (Eric H.), Friday, 10 November 2023 13:42 (three months ago) link

European Film
ANATOMY OF A FALL (ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE) - Directed by Justine Triet (France)
FALLEN LEAVES (KUOLLEET LEHDET) - Directed by Aki Kaurismäki (Finland, Germany)
GREEN BORDER (ZIELONA GRANICA) - Directed by Agnieszka Holland (Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
ME CAPTAIN (IO CAPITANO) - Directed by Matteo Garrone (Italy, Belgium)
THE ZONE OF INTEREST - Directed by Jonathan Glazer (United Kingdom, Poland, USA)

I'm looking forward to all of these films

Dan S, Saturday, 11 November 2023 00:55 (three months ago) link

I didn't dig FALLEN LEAVES as much as everybody else apparently.

Shifty Henry’s Swing Club (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 22:06 (three months ago) link

But I have a dumb excuse if pressed.

Shifty Henry’s Swing Club (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 22:06 (three months ago) link

I have a screener on that one and plenty of time this holiday weekend, but there are others in front of it in the queue for me, I'd say

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 22:15 (three months ago) link

Gotham winners:

Best Feature: Past Lives
Best International Film: Anatomy of a Fall
Best Documentary Film: Four Daughters
Best Leading Performance: Lily Gladstone, Unknown Country
Best Supporting Performance: Charles Melton, May December
Best Screenplay: Anatomy of a Fall
Breakthrough Director: A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Tuesday, 28 November 2023 03:16 (two months ago) link

IndieWire's 25 Best Films of 2023https://t.co/PZmZoE1qJ4 pic.twitter.com/X9W1YICqVj

— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) November 28, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:58 (two months ago) link

01. Past Lives
02. The Taste of Things
03. Asteroid City
04. The Boy and the Heron
05. May December
06. Poor Things
07. Passages
08. Anatomy of a Fall
09. All of Us Strangers
10. The Zone of Interest
11. A Thousand and One
12. Barbie
13. The Delinquents
14. Oppenheimer
15. Killers of the Flower Moon
16. R.M.N
17. Love Life
18. Pacification
19. Kokomo City
20. La Chimera
21. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
22. Earth Mama
23. Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
24. Godland
25. Beau is Afraid

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:59 (two months ago) link

NYFCC hands their awards out tomorrow btw

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 November 2023 17:52 (two months ago) link

It begins (with a layup):

BEST ANIMATED FILM: The Boy and the Heron.

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:11 (two months ago) link

Sandra Hüller mostly earns the praise in Anatomy of a Murder, though Samuel Theis as her clueless husband is as fine.

stuffing your suit pockets with cold, stale chicken tende (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:13 (two months ago) link

To say nothing of the kid playing the son, who was equally fine

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:21 (two months ago) link

The kid was fine although I didn’t quite buy the business with the dog towards the end, but that’s more the fault of the screenplay. Huller’s performance was on another level than the rest.

o. nate, Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:28 (two months ago) link

Fabulous dog, though.

stuffing your suit pockets with cold, stale chicken tende (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:44 (two months ago) link

I don't think we're supposed to presume that the dog experiment is taken as actual evidence where it matters (i.e. the kid's decision, not the court's estimation). The son seems pretty clearly setting up a plausible structure by which to hang his choices on, to believe his mother

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:46 (two months ago) link

Another layup:

BEST FIRST FILM: Past Lives

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:46 (two months ago) link

Good.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Charles Melton, May December

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 15:57 (two months ago) link

These are getting decided at a super brisk clip this year:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Oppenheimer

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:07 (two months ago) link

Downey Jr. looking a little less invincible in supporting actor

jaymc, Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:16 (two months ago) link

The supporting categories are in diametric contrast this year, with the male lineup all but seemingly locked up rn (Downey + Gosling + De Niro + Ruffalo + now Melton), and the female lineup pretty much wide open but for Randolph in The Holdovers.

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:24 (two months ago) link

Yes, very very yes:

BEST NON-FICTION FILM: Menus-Plaisirs — Les Troisgros

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:40 (two months ago) link

(This is only the second time Wiseman's taken this award btw, after In Jackson Heights.)

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:41 (two months ago) link

I didn't know Wiseman had a film out.

stuffing your suit pockets with cold, stale chicken tende (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:47 (two months ago) link

It doesn’t seem to have played around here at all, sadly.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:51 (two months ago) link

I hadn't noticed until recently that Wiseman splits his time between super-democratic institutional ethnographies and behind-the-rope tours of uber-rarified, exclusive enclaves. This is very much the latter.

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:56 (two months ago) link

the female lineup pretty much wide open but for Randolph in The Holdovers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:11 (two months ago) link

I've heard some buzz around Danielle Brooks in The Color Purple being a potential challenger to Randolph, though that'll probably depend on what the overall narrative around the movie turns out to be.

jaymc, Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:15 (two months ago) link

My hunch is The Color Purple is going to be a non-factor until the Golden Globe nominations ... and potentially after as well

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:32 (two months ago) link

BEST SCREENPLAY: May December

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:36 (two months ago) link

Gonna be a bit embarrassing when the Oppenheimer bloc overpowers the rest for the top prize

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:36 (two months ago) link

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Anatomy of a Fall

— New York Film Critics Circle (@nyfcc) November 30, 2023

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2023 17:39 (two months ago) link

But not Almodovar

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 14:41 (four weeks ago) link

ferrera was not good in the barbie movie

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 14:43 (four weeks ago) link

She should move to Florida and run for Senate. We need her!

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 14:45 (four weeks ago) link

Make America America Again

Between this and Eric's recent post about it, I might just give it a watch...

Don't think of NYAD as a Netflix biopic, think of it as a fun dramedy about stubborn lesbians

— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 23, 2024

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:21 (four weeks ago) link

It's not fun.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:21 (four weeks ago) link

I mean, it's not offensive but it's a thin premise stretched to a couple hours.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:21 (four weeks ago) link

If taken strictly as a showcase for two older actresses, I've seen far worse ... It's not great cinema, but I have no objections to what Foster in particular brings to the screen here. Especially her big "I know my friend is annoying the room so I'm going to save her from herself" energy.

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:25 (four weeks ago) link

But speaking of Netflix, you really can't say that it was Netflix resistance that led to the May December collapse now, given how well so many other Netflix movies (all of them inferior) did

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:26 (four weeks ago) link

The Academy just doesn't like Todd Haynes; MD's tonal mixtures confused voters who think The Holdovers is awesome.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:28 (four weeks ago) link

I don't remember Emily Blunt doing *anything* in "Oppenheimer," but maybe that means she *was* acting, vs. whatever it was that, say, RDJ was doing.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:32 (four weeks ago) link

Nothing (even technical) for Ferrari or The Killer.

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:33 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah I think the treatment of May December is testament to its subversiveness. It makes people uncomfortable.

whatever it was that, say, RDJ was doing

Per my wife, "He's not playing this role, he's playing David Strathairn playing this role."

I know, and I get that. Still doesn't make it any less annoying that the only thing these voters seem to respect above all else are biopics

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:36 (four weeks ago) link

xp

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:36 (four weeks ago) link

I knew Blunt was getting nommed as soon as I left the theater

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:38 (four weeks ago) link

I knew she was getting nominated the moment I saw she was very nearly the only female cast member

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:44 (four weeks ago) link

Keep me away from all the "So I guess Barbie/Past Lives directed itself??" takes. There are only five slots!

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 15:51 (four weeks ago) link

I guess Asteroid City just Pantoned itself…

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 16:02 (four weeks ago) link

The more precursors pile up on top of each other, the more each Academy branch feels no need to color outside the lines anymore ... even the reliably nutty costume design category is almost entirely carbon copy best picture nominees (Oppenheimer for costumes?! for fuck's sake)

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 16:12 (four weeks ago) link

2023's Oscar Nominees

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 17:03 (four weeks ago) link

i think America Ferrera was fine in Barbie, for a supporting role that seems extremely boilerplate and asks her to do nothing except give The Speech. which is also fine for that very on-the-nose kind of thing, and probably helped for me by the sentiments expressed, which i'm sure drove the right people absolutely insane with fury.

omar little, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 17:33 (four weeks ago) link

whatever it was that, say, RDJ was doing

Per my wife, "He's not playing this role, he's playing David Strathairn playing this role."

― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, January 23, 2024 9:36 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Your wife finally helped me put a finger on something about that performance that’s been just out of reach

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 17:38 (four weeks ago) link

I thought RDJ was good in that role, but that awards slot should’ve gone to someone else.

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 17:43 (four weeks ago) link

All of Us Strangers episode of This Had Oscar Buzz when

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 17:45 (four weeks ago) link

Does the format of that show require it be movies that got zero nods? Because The Color Purple feels like a gimme this year

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 18:11 (four weeks ago) link

omigod how have I never heard of this podcast?!

However: two hours a show?

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 18:13 (four weeks ago) link

Every movie podcast that's not Karina's deserves to be chopped down by at least half

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 January 2024 18:14 (four weeks ago) link

Does the format of that show require it be movies that got zero nods? Because The Color Purple feels like a gimme this year

― badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:11 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yes, it must be zero. Except they've recently started a Patreon series that covers movies that got one or two (but still less than what might have been hoped for).

Two hours would be a short episode of Blank Check. Both of those podcasts are chatty hangouts and sort of live and die by how much you like hanging out with the hosts.

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 18:18 (four weeks ago) link

Seeing as they're both about pampered blonde women living in dream houses walled off from harsh reality, Barbie and The Zone of Interest may split their votes.

Chris L, Tuesday, 23 January 2024 20:08 (four weeks ago) link

TSPDT's 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2023 (Based only on 2023 end-of-year ballots)

01. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON Martin Scorsese
02. FALLEN LEAVES Aki Kaurismäki
03. MAY DECEMBER Todd Haynes
03. THE ZONE OF INTEREST Jonathan Glazer
05. ANATOMY OF A FALL Justine Triet
06. DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD Radu Jude
07. PAST LIVES Celine Song
08. OPPENHEIMER Christopher Nolan
09. POOR THINGS Yorgos Lanthimos
09. SHOWING UP Kelly Reichardt

11. AFIRE Christian Petzold
11. BARBIE Greta Gerwig
13. CLOSE YOUR EYES Victor Erice
14. ASTEROID CITY Wes Anderson
15. PASSAGES Ira Sachs
16. THE DELINQUENTS Rodrigo Moreno
17. TRENQUE LAUQUEN Laura Citarella
18. THE BOY AND THE HERON Hayao Miyazaki
19. MUSIC Angela Schanelec
20. OUR BODY Claire Simon

21. MENUS-PLAISIRS - LES TROISGROS Frederick Wiseman
22. ALL OF US STRANGERS Andrew Haigh
23. THE HOLDOVERS Alexander Payne
24. LA CHIMERA Alice Rohrwacher
24. THE KILLER David Fincher
26. PACIFICTION Albert Serra
27. YOUTH (SPRING) Wang Bing
28. ABOUT DRY GRASSES Nuri Bilge Ceylan
28. THE HUMAN SURGE 3 Eduardo Williams
30. PRISCILLA Sofia Coppola
30. SAINT OMER Alice Diop

32. THE TASTE OF THINGS Tran Anh Hung
32. TÓTEM Lila Avilés
34. DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel
34. DRY GROUND BURNING Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queirós
36. EVIL DOES NOT EXIST Ryusuke Hamaguchi
37. UNREST Cyril Schäublin
38. TÁR Todd Field
39. ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET. Kelly Fremon Craig
40. LAST SUMMER Catherine Breillat

41. RETURN TO SEOUL Davy Chou
41. A THOUSAND AND ONE A.V. Rockwell
43. ALL DIRT ROADS TASTE OF SALT Raven Jackson
43. THE BEAST Bertrand Bonello
43. ROTTING IN THE SUN Sebastián Silva
43. THE TRIAL Ulises de la Orden
47. BEAU IS AFRAID Ari Aster
47. THE DAUGHTERS OF FIRE Pedro Costa
47. SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers & Justin K. Thompson
50. IN WATER Hong Sang-soo

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Friday, 2 February 2024 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

I finally watched Oppenheimer. The biopic is one of my least favorite movie categories, in my mind it is one step up from a heist or action film...

But I liked it more than I was expecting to. Compared to other 'genius scientist' biopics such as The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, it stands out.

As good as Emily Blunt's performance was in it however, I don't know if it deserved an academy award nomination over Julianne Moore in May December. Maybe they both deserved it over America Ferrera

I can see Robert Downey Jr. winning easily for his hammy performance, but not Cillian Murphy

Dan S, Saturday, 3 February 2024 00:24 (two weeks ago) link

Do you all think Past Lives is one of the best films of the year? I mean it was a good debut film, but Charlotte Wells' first film Aftersun went so much deeper

Dan S, Sunday, 4 February 2024 01:00 (two weeks ago) link

DeSantis' Florida voted better.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 February 2024 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

looking at the TSPDT list, I think Showing Up should have placed higher. It is a subtle and seemingly inconsequential film about a small arts community in Portland, but it seems profound to me. The protagonist is trying to break through but is always thwarted and resentful, seeing her colleague as a frenemy and her family as burdensome

But as much as it is about it one-upsmanship in the art world, in the end it is also about supporting each other in a community, about just trying to be fulfilled as a struggling artist and wanting to make a difference.

Showing up for each other as artists, showing each other up as artists, and just showing up in daily life as a member of a community

A beautiful film.

Dan S, Tuesday, 6 February 2024 01:05 (two weeks ago) link

My mother was not a fan of SHOWING UP: “Ugh. I wanted to slap her!”

— Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse) February 3, 2024

Dan S, Tuesday, 6 February 2024 01:05 (two weeks ago) link

It made my top five: https://wp.me/pzXeC-ii2

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 01:09 (two weeks ago) link

I wonder if Showing Up was partially a victim of spanning two years, release wise?

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 01:11 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i really liked that piece

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 6 February 2024 01:59 (two weeks ago) link

Return to Seoul is on Alfred's list! That was a cool movie

symsymsym, Tuesday, 6 February 2024 03:25 (two weeks ago) link

To clarify, I'm NOT a member of the abysmal MN group. But I am a member of this, which has somewhat more idiosyncratic nods:

GALECA: THE SOCIETY OF LGBTQ ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS — 15TH DORIAN FILM AWARDS LIST OF NOMINEES

Film of the Year
All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Barbie (Warner Bros.)
May December (Netflix)
Past Lives (A24)
Poor Things (Searchlight)

LGBTQ Film of the Year
All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Bottoms (MGM)
Passages (MUBI, SBS)
Rustin (Netflix)
Saltburn (Amazon MGM)

Director of the Year
Greta Gerwig, Barbie (Warner Bros.)
Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Todd Haynes, May December (Netflix)
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer (Universal)
Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)

Screenplay of the Year
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, Barbie (Warner Bros.)
Samy Burch, May December (Netflix)
Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Arthur Harari, Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall (NEON)
Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)

LGBTQ Screenplay of the Year (new)
Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Arthur Harari, Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall (NEON)
Dustin Lance Black, Julian Breece, Rustin (Netflix)
Arlette Langmann, Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias, Passages (MUBI)
Emma Seligman, Rachel Sennott, Bottoms (MGM)

Non-English Language Film of the Year
Anatomy of a Fall (NEON)
The Boy and the Heron (GKIDS, Toho)
Godzilla Minus One (Toho)
Past Lives (A24)
The Zone of Interest (A24)

LGBTQ Non-English Language Film of the Year (new)
Afire (Janus Films, Sideshow)
Anatomy of a Fall (NEON)
Cassandro (Amazon MGM)
Monster (Well Go USA, Gaga, Toho)
Rotting in the Sun (MUBI)

Unsung Film of the Year
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
Monica (IFC)
Origin (NEON)
Theater Camp (Searchlight)
A Thousand and One (Focus Features)

Film Performance of the Year
Colman Domingo, Rustin (Netflix)
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers (Focus Features)
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple, Paramount)
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall (NEON)
Greta Lee, Past Lives (A24)
Trace Lysette, Monica (IFC)
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer (Universal)
Natalie Portman, May December (Netflix)
Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Emma Stone, Poor Things (Searchlight)

Supporting Film Performance of the Year
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple (Warner Bros.)
Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer (Universal)
Jodie Foster, NYAD (Netflix)
Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Ryan Gosling, Barbie (Warner Bros.)
Rachel McAdams, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
Charles Melton, May December (Netflix)
Paul Mescal, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Rosamind Pike, Saltburn (Amazon MGM)
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (Focus Features)

Documentary of the Year
American Symphony (Netflix)
Beyond Utopia (Roadside Attractions, Fathom Events)
Kokomo City (Magnolia)
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
20 Days in Mariupol (PBS Distribution)

LGBTQ Documentary of the Year
Every Body (Focus Features)
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (HBO, Confluential Films)
Kokomo City (Magnolia)
Little Richard: I Am Everything (Magnolia)
Orlando, My Political Biography (Janus Film, Sideshow)

Animated Film of the Year
The Boy and the Heron (GKIDS, Toho)
Elemental (Disney)
Nimona (Netflix, Annapurna)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (SONY)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount)

Genre Film of the Year (new)
All of Us Strangers (Searchlight)
Godzilla Minus One (Toho)
M3GAN (Universal)
Poor Things (Searchlight)
Talk To Me (A24)

Film Music of the Year
Barbie — Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, et al. (Warner Bros.)
The Boy and the Heron — Joe Hisaishi (GKIDS, Toho)
The Color Purple — Stephen Bray, Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, Kris Bowers, et al. (Warner Bros.)
Oppenheimer — Ludwig Göransson (Universal)
The Zone of Interest — Mica Levi (A24)

Visually Striking Film of the Year
Asteroid City (Focus Features)
Barbie (Warner Bros.)
Oppenheimer (Universal)
Poor Things (Searchlight)
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (SONY)

Campiest Flick
Barbie (Warner Bros.)
Bottoms (MGM)
Dicks: The Musical (A24)
M3GAN (Universal)
Saltburn (Amazon MGM)

“We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award
Ayo Edebiri
Lily Gladstone
Jacob Elordi
Charles Melton
Dominic Sessa

Wilde Artist Award
Quinta Brunson
Ayo Edebiri
Greta Gerwig
Lily Gladstone
Todd Haynes

GALECA LGBTQIA+ Film Trailblazer Award
Colman Domingo
Jodie Foster
Andrew Haigh
Todd Haynes
Andrew Scott

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 16:20 (two weeks ago) link

Much better.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

I yield that our acting nods are disappointingly by-the-numbers. But Oppenheimer missing out nearly everywhere is a big consolation prize.

badpee pooper (Eric H.), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

DGA awards are whatever the opposite of a surprise is:

Best director: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Best first-time director: Celine Song, Past Lives

Rich E. (Eric H.), Sunday, 11 February 2024 16:57 (one week ago) link

How delightful.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 11 February 2024 17:01 (one week ago) link

To clarify, actors have been nominated before in separate categories (lead and supporting) in the same year, most recently ScarJo in 2019. AFAIK, there aren't any rules against actors being nominated twice in the same category, it's just never happened before. But if Huller were nominated for Zone of Interest, it would be in supporting.

― jaymc, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 12:33 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

There is Academy precedent: Janet Gaynor's 1929 Best Actress win was collectively for 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). But I wasn't that excited by Huller's performance in AoaF, and I haven't seen TZoI.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Monday, 12 February 2024 18:40 (one week ago) link

I posted that before I'd seen Zone of Interest, and now it seems like the only reason she was being pushed for supporting is because she was already being pushed for lead in Anatomy of a Fall. She's a lead in both.

jaymc, Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:37 (one week ago) link


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