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February 1, 2019 at 6:15 am #1202757861
Ummm… Silver Linings Playbook and Titanic are hilariously false equivalencies to TSOW and that proves to me you indeed have not actually seen The Shape of Water
I wasn’t the one who put “The Shape of Water” into this conversation in the first place, but for my disgrace I’ve seen it more than once.
What I was trying to say is that since “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Titanic” are films with a romantic plot with co-lead actors… would you consider them male-centered because of that? I don’t. The same I say with “The Shape of Water”, that I don’t consider it female-centered at all. It’s a female-male romantic film with little originality and grimy depth and maturity IMO. Yes, it has a great cinematrography and great acting, but the scrip… please don’t make me start, let’s just leave it like that.February 1, 2019 at 6:57 am #1202757888
Does anyone think Cold War came in 10th place for a Best Picture nomination besides me? I think there is consensus that Beale Street came in 9th, but Cold War’s nomination for Director I predicted and I think it has a lot of fans in the Academy, even though I don’t see it winning anything.
Just for fun, what place do you all think the major animated Oscar contenders came in for Best Picture? Did Spider-Verse come in 15th? Isle of Dogs maybe 21st?February 1, 2019 at 6:58 am #1202757890
All I know is that I really wish Spider-Verse got in. To me, that was the Super Hero movie that transcended the genre.February 3, 2019 at 5:38 am #1202759945
Close-Up on Hollywood is airing on Sundance this morning at 10 a.m. EST, it’s going to be the Producer’s Roundtable. I know the producer of Roma will be featured, I think the producer of Green Book, I am not sure about the others. They are always fascinating to me, I am so glad Sundance airs them! (They eventually get put up on YouTube – I have watched the Actresses Roundtable, Actors Roundtable, and Director’s Roundtable over the past several days).
I am more and more convinced that Roma is going to win Best Picture. I don’t see a strong enough alternative narrative shaping up for any of the other films and instead see a splintering of support among most of the other films nominated; this helps Roma imo.February 3, 2019 at 5:47 am #1202759956
Roma is winning BP.What a movie it was.Talk about boost this will give to The Irishman 2019February 3, 2019 at 5:54 am #1202759964
Roma is winning BP.What a movie it was.Talk about boost this will give to The Irishman 2019
Imagine if Netflix had 2 Best Picture winners with the Oscars when it can’t even win a Comedy or Drama Series Award with the Emmys, how funny and bizarre would that look?February 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm #1202761590February 4, 2019 at 6:13 pm #1202761599
Wow, that was…. Basic
Not a bad thing but those were remarks a stereotyped moviegoer would say. At the end of the interview I was predicting what would the voter sayFebruary 4, 2019 at 6:17 pm #1202761605
I don’t agree with a lot of that Academy voter’s opinion, but I think he was totally spot on with Lady Gaga’s performance and how she made Bradley Cooper look better as her inability to hold the screen and keep focus on herself made you realize how much he is able to do that.February 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm #1202761610
God this voter needs to be ban from the Academy. People like him are the reason we have those awful nominees in the line up. At least he had the decency to vote for Grant and Blunt.February 4, 2019 at 6:29 pm #1202761619
Seems like what I read each and every year when some Oscar voter gets an interview with THR or someone else (basically the same white guy with the same opinion every year). Calling an extensive investigative report and more on Singer’s abuse a mere “smear campaign” is disgusting. And the movie business wonders why everyone calls them hypocrites.February 4, 2019 at 6:33 pm #1202761624
He made some points with this though
Did you like the eccentric costume dramedy The Favourite, which tied with Roma for 10 nominations?
I liked the first half and then they seemed to have taken all the fun and concept and thrown it out of the window and made it a period piece, and then the end was so confusing. I have no idea what happenedFebruary 4, 2019 at 7:51 pm #1202761700
“In the course of the year, there have been a lot of socially relevant and politically charged films and they were obvious, in your face, and heavy handed. The Hate U Give takes a hammer and slaps you over the head with its message.”
I KNEW IT. The Hate U Give was too real with its characters and raw in its tackling of racism in modern day America. It truly is the anti-Green Book if you think about it. THUG held nothing back on its depiction of a cultural founded on systemic and casual social racism and got ignorantly crucified by the Academy voters while Green Book which played it a million times safer in the past with its depiction of race relations, got 6 freaking Oscar nominations. This isn’t surprising but I still find it sad to have my theory as to why THUG bombed so hard during awards season confirmed at last. 🙁February 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm #1202761720
This isn’t surprising but I still find it sad to have my theory as to why THUG bombed so hard during awards season confirmed at last.
Fairly certain you have me on “ignore,” but I’ll reply anyway:
The Hate U Give bombed because it’s a YA after-school special, and you know that. It’s the same reason The Fault in Our Stars and The Perks of Being a Wallflower had hardly any traction. The fact that this was “socially” relevant was, um, irrelevant when voters could opt for more adult-oriented fare with similar stylistic and thematic material.
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