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December 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm #1201972893
I have had PATRIOT’S DAY in my tenth slot in my predictions. Now that I have seen the movie and it is truly wonderful I am thinking it could possibly get a BP nomination and perhaps a Best Film Editing nomination. The whole cast is great but I have to single out the two young men who play the Tsarnaev brothers; they were eery in their casting perfection, looking EXACTLY like them, and they delivered terrific performances.
For me the movie resonated since I lived through the bombings so intimately; the bombs went off very close to where I live. My strongest memory is actually the day the city was in “lockdown” (it was a Friday if I am remembering correctly?) and it was eery just looking out the window.
Peter Berg’s direction is terrific. He is as director to watch for in the future. They got the details of this film right. It was weird reliving it all watching this movie. I am glad they did the story justice and it really is an excellent movie, def. worth seeing. I also loved the documentary footage at the end of the movie. This was one of the strangest experiences: I knew ALL of the locations this movie was filmed in or at that they used locally. Both sides of my family tree are from Watertown. It was very eery for me personally.
IDK if it will have the legs for a BP nomination. But it sure didn’t look like EL&IC would get in, nor that Selma would only get two nominations, so you never know…December 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm #1201972966
You keep making the mistake of calling things wonderful and assuming these will do well, while the things you dislike in your opinion are bound to fail.
Having said that, a month ago I thought this movie would be looking stronger by now and be a viable nominee. But it has stayed on the same place. ELIC had some really powerful people pushing it quietly — does this one?December 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm #1201972972
I was actually thinking the same thing. I haven’t seen the film, but I’m getting a gut feeling that this may sneak into picture with only one or two other nods from sound and/or editing.December 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm #1201972996
Gus, I don’t believe you read my posts clearly: I don’t particularly like Moonlight yet I am predicting it will win 2 Oscars and be nominated in 6 other categories. Since the 8-10 films in BP rule change there have been a few films that make it in without much other support in technical categories and Patriot’s Day HAS been making it in to a few top ten lists from various critics lists. It’s def. on the cusp for me. It is one of the 14 films that I think could plausibly make it in to BP; 4 to 6 of those films won’t make it and it’s all speculation right now.
The other category I think Patriot’s Day might make it in to is Best Film Editing; it is extremely well edited.December 20, 2016 at 8:33 pm #1201973002
EL&IC is the better comparison. Baity, preachy, emotionally manipulative, somehow timely movie with a fairly recognizable cast and a late release date. And this one has better reviews and an actual adult at its center. It will get some #1 votes from the same demo as that one got. But there’s also Hacksaw and Sully that will steal away some support from its vote total. I guess it’s possible but I would worry about what Gus said about behind the scenes push.December 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm #1201973030
Gus, I don’t believe you read my posts clearly
Oh, I do. And you just did it again:
The other category I think Patriot’s Day might make it in to is Best Film Editing; it is extremely well edited.
I’m just trying to open your eyes.December 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm #1201973292
Gus, the film editing of Patriot’s Day is awards worthy; have you seen the movie yet? I have it in my predictions. Time will tell…December 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm #1201973395
Doubt it. I can fathom something like a Sound Editing nomination but it’s a polarizing picture (the Boston critics are largely loathing it) and isn’t like American Sniper where someone of Clint Eastwood’s stature can get it across the finish line into major categories. Also, it’s been MIA in the precursors.
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