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March 17, 2018 at 9:34 am #1202514885
Best: Theron, Hoffman, Kidman, Cotillard, Foxx,
Mid Tier: Streep, Roberts, Brody, Mirren, Redmayne
Meh: Whitaker, Penn, McConaughey, Firth
Bad: Bullock, Oldman, WitherspoonMarch 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm #1202514606
Apart from Cate Blanchett being Cate Blanchett in Carol there wasn’t much to watch in that film. Call Me By Your Name is a great film
You mean Cate Blanchett being uneven with some parts she’s great in and others she’s extremely robotic? I know GD is obsessed with her for some reason and they seem to think Carol is the ultimate testament to LGBT films but its one of the most overrated films of the decade. And yet I still liked it for the most part.March 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm #1202514602
2010: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
2011: Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
2012: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
2013: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
2014: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
2015: Saorise Ronan, Brooklyn (out of the nominees)
2016: Natalie Portman, Jackie
2017: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of WaterMarch 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm #1202514600
A slightly better version of Perks of Being A Wallflower.March 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm #1202513885
Well, if her only worthy scene is the one that they released (see above), then she’s not winning. She needs to be fab throughout the movie.
Haven’t seen the film, but I doubt it just one scene. As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance in an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel The Guardian 5/5 While “The Wife” exists to subvert that supportive partner to the great artist canard, that doesn’t mean that Close becomes a more assertive eater of scenery as the film goes on. If anything, her performance is a tour de force of reaction, of quiet calibrations and subtle facial inflections. The Wire B- Close exerts such a magnetic pull that it’s hard to cast your eyes elsewhere. If her recessiveness in 2011’s Albert Nobbs felt overly calculated — a born scenery chewer showing off how much she could rein it in — her restraint in The Wife is exquisitely modulated; with just a flash in her eyes or the slightest flicker in her unyielding smile, Close lets us in on decades of wounded pride, and also a new, slowly dawning horror. It’s a silent scream of a performance, with none of the distracting grandness that a Meryl Streep or a Jessica Lange, for all their brilliance, might have brought to the role. The Hollywood Reporter Glenn Close is a tremendous actress. That shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s been even halfway following her career, but if there were still any doubt, her performance in Björn Runge’s “The Wife” erases any remaining room for it. As the supportive yet secretive spouse of an acclaimed writer dealing with some old anxieties in the days before he accepts the Nobel Prize, the veteran actress is a marvel of twisty understatement here, delivering emotions that conceal as much as they reveal, and offering onion-like layers that invite repeat viewings in light of some of the film’s later revelations Variety Glenn Close gives one of her finest performances in Björn Runge’s latest feature. The actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in the affecting drama, aptly titled The Wife. The Film Stage
Armie Hammer, according to reviews, gave the best performance of his career (so far) in CMBYN but he got snubbed big time, so your point?
Hammer getting snubbed is NOT equivalent to Glenn Close being overdue. That’s borderline disrespectful.March 13, 2018 at 10:38 am #1202512626
And the importance factor.March 13, 2018 at 5:45 am #1202512441
Spotlight had preferential ballot (without it, The Revenant would’ve won for sure) and it was the one nobody hated. A film has to be the one everyone likes to win.March 11, 2018 at 7:38 am #1202511398
Black Panther in Best Picture ? If The Dark Knight, a far superior film with much bigger buzz and impact couldn’t get in, how can Black Panther get a nod ? I mean it’s good, but it’s a Marvel, franchise blockbuster that released in February. It wont get in Best Picture.
Why is the comparison always popping up when it doesn’t apply to all factors? I keep on seeing “if Logan or Dark Knight couldn’t do it, I don’t see how BP can then” when neither of them were ever getting in. You really think that Dark Knight was getting nominated in a prestigious top five category against the unstoppable frontrunner (Slumdog Millionaire), the baity biopic about gay rights activist that featured the Best Actor winner (Milk), the political bait (Frost/Nixon), the reverse Forrest Gump with a bunch of technical advantages (Benjamin Button), and the Holocaust “romantic” bait featuring the overdue Best Actress winner (The Reader)?March 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm #1202511221
Chalamet (if Beautiful Boy doesn’t flop) and Kaluuya coming for back to back nods.March 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm #1202509331
March 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm #1202509212
- Ad Astra
- Black Panther
- Boy Erased
- First Man
- If Beale Street Could Talk
Julianne Moore didn’t even give a Top 20 performance in Still Alice.March 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm #1202507131
“….Edgardo Mortara” is not being released this year because they could not find a boy to play the title character. Spielberg and Kushner are now focused on the “West Side Story” remake. http://collider.com/west-side-story-remake-steven-spielberg-casting/ Right now I think Black Panther has a good chance at being nominated. I will probably change my mind by the end of the year. According to people who have seen “Beautiful Boy” Carell won’t get nominated. My early Best Actor predictions: Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Lucas Hedges, Brad Pitt, Robert Redford
I heard Beautiful Boy just wasn’t great as a whole.
Bale and Gosling have the most baity roles so I see one of them being seen as a frontrunner.