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March 7, 2018 at 7:54 am #1202508977
Whenever things like never nominated are discussed it should always be those who are sadly not with us anymore. Everyone on that list is still living and while it might not look possible for some due to them not being in their prime it still is possible as they are still working.March 2, 2018 at 2:12 am #1202503908
Katt Williams should surely be in contention for his performance in the premire of Atlanta. Who knows whether his reputation will affect his chances but he should be listed as a contender especially if the show is a frontrunner in comedy series.December 15, 2017 at 2:44 am #1202440858
1. Carrie Coon, The Leftovers
2. Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
3. Kyle MacLachlin, Twin Peajs
4. Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
5. Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time
6. Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
7. Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
8. Sarah Gadon, Alias Grace
9. Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
10. Justin Theroux, The LeftoversOctober 27, 2017 at 12:12 am #1202249211
This was certainly no where near the heights of the previous episodes but it still had moments. I mean Beverly Leslie is an iconic character and the scenes between him and Karen were exceptional as always. Anthony Ramos is quite useless on this show and I’m still not sure why they felt the need to include him. The quartet of leads are still firing on all cylinders and while Grace is getting the worst of plots Debra is still delightful as Grace for me.
P.S. Whomever is doing the costumes for this season they should be at least nominated in the contemporary series category.April 26, 2016 at 2:03 am #1201821657
Bob Fosse was the first to win three of the major awards in 1973. I don’t know if anyone’s done it since but Fosse won the Tony for Pippin, Oscar for Cabaret and Emmy for Liza with a Z. That’s quite impressive but even more impressive is that Lin will have a great chance at winning the Oscar next february as well as the other awards. Also Lin has won the Pulitzer as wellApril 24, 2016 at 12:41 am #1201820052
ddvdsvdApril 1, 2016 at 8:06 am #661413
The drama race just feels completly dull this year. GOT is probably going to win no matter the quality of the series. The fact that HOC and DA are locks is upsetting since the two are lesser series in a field of such drama shows that have no chance at getting nominated.
Horace and Pete is an exciting prospect since the show is brillant and the academy loves C.K. which is why the show should not be underestimated.
I just continue to avoid Mr. Robot because it just doesn’t appeal to me and even though everyone seems confident in it there’s still something that leaves me from predicting it.
P.S. Can we not think of Vinyl happening because sure it has the HBO/Scorsese prestigue but when GOT airs on the channel and it doesn’t have the BE buzz I really think it’s Canavale or bust.March 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm #602246
The Witch – A-
A horror film full of symbolism and great detail really makes for a truly captivating feature of human horror as early back as the colonial times. Some amazing performances and Eggers strong direction crafts this film into the long lasting brilliant film it is.
10 Cloverfield Lane – B+
While the third act of this film goes completely insane in directions I was sort of expecting the first two acts and so solid that even with an insane last act I still came out loving this film. Winstead and Goodman are great in this and unlike the supposed predecessor to this feature I was never bored during this film.
Sing Street – B-
John Carney returns back after a far fall with Sing Street. A good sense of growing up and some inventive music makes for a film that I came out liking but loving as I suspected to.
High-Rise – C
A film that falls apart due to a story that feels ungrounded where by the end we are just watching sequence after sequence of this wild and odd characters trying to survive in this large scale block of apartments. The cast is good I will say but the film they are in just lacks the something special I was waiting for with this film.
Kung Fu Panda 3 – C+
If you’ve seen one Kung Fu Panda film you’ve seen them all even though I’ve managed to see all three and still find some child like enjoyment from them. The voice cast continues to deliver the same and even with the story being wildly different it still is similar enough to the previous two that it’s hard to complain about the film except for this repetition.
Zootopia – B
A film that is both enjoyable on the outer service but also has something to talk about on another level with it’s expert execution of social commentary never being weighed down by it but growing more and more by this very clever commentary. Judy Hopps at the centre of this film is the complex and inspiring female character that we so rarely get in live action where she is defined by her talent equal to me and never by her being a female in a man’s world.
Nina Forever – C
A good film with some interesting thoughts of the relationship between love and death. I felt throughout the film was lacking and that the concept could have been better.
Mia Madre – C-
Other then John Turturro giving a fun turn this film is nothing more than an average feature.
Jim: The James Foley Story – D+
Just a series of sit down interviews as we see how the life of James Foley began and ended from his families perspective.
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall – B+
A great time capsule of Jackson from a varied list of artists. Lee knows how to craft an interesting documentary blending the filmed performance footage with the sit down interviews in ways that I like rather then your typical documentary of this nature.
Anesthesia – D-
A rather forgettable directed feature from Tim Blake Nelson which includes a rather large cast of stars who just are in the film but overall do nothing of merit. The interlocking story structure is wasted and the cast is wasted which makes this film even more unimpressive.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – E
What is this movie. The film tries to apologise for the mistakes of Man of Steel while creating it’s own in this rather long 2.5 hours running time. No one hits it right and the entire film is a mess on the level of Amazing Spider-Man 2.March 28, 2016 at 12:24 am #601964
Of the nominees Redgrave is the best but of the year Lisa Kudrow (The Opposite of Sex) is best. Other nominees should have been Patricia Clarkson (High Art), Joan Allen (Pleasantville) and Toni Collette (Velvet Goldmine).March 25, 2016 at 3:44 am #601490
This race is going to destroy me this season. I love Kirsten Dunst and Sarah Paulson equally that more then ever I would love a tie. Paulson probably has the stronger case being due and her show more in the zeitgeist at the moment and if the make leads go by tape Paulson has that. I guess I’m predicting Paulson but really Dunst for me would be just as worthy a winner.
P.S. Things like this make me hate Ellen Burstyn even more for beating Paulson before especially since she had an emmy and will most likely win again this year.March 24, 2016 at 4:44 am #600984
Again great list of nominees with four of them making my personal list although I would nominate Phillip Seymour Hoffman over Tom Hanks. For me Ian McKellen is the pick of that year. It doesn’t get better in 1998 than McKellen in Gods and Monsters and the fact he and many great male performances were looked over that year for Benigni is such a crime.March 24, 2016 at 4:36 am #600983
I respect your list especially in Rush and Goodman who both make my personal list (along with Jeff Daniels, Bill Murray and my winner Dylan Baker). I voted for Goodman who was wrongfully snubbed and still has never received his long due nomination.March 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm #218351
How to Be Single – E
A completely unfunny female centric comedy that makes me question the taste of all actors involved. Wilson coasts, Johnson is really wooden, Mann is also wooden and Brie in a role that if cut out would make no change to the feature. Overall it should be a complete miss as it adds nothing to new to everything.
Hail, Caesar! – B-
The Coen brothers have always hit it out of the park and while their latest Hail, Caesar! doesn’t quite hit the heights set by previous features by them I felt good about in after the fact. The cast really shine even in small roles with Fiennes, Ehrenreich and Johansson standing out above all. Overall this is a fun film that while I might not watch again so soon I will never complain about a new Coen Brothers film.February 27, 2016 at 11:05 am #218346
LIST OF FILMS SEEN/RELEASED IN 2016:
The Lobster – B
The Program – D+
Regression – D
The Dressmaker – C-
The Little Prince – B-
Deadpool – B-
Zoolander 2 – E
A Bigger Splash – B
How to Be Single – E
Hail, Caesar! – B-