September 20, 2019 at 11:07 am #1203089037
With Ad Astra being released, we’ve reached the end of a pretty great decade of proper space films.
But which is best?September 20, 2019 at 11:39 am #1203089092
GravitySeptember 20, 2019 at 11:42 am #1203089095
Gravity. Bar none.September 20, 2019 at 11:57 am #1203089115
Hm* Cloud Atlas, Edge of TomorrowSeptember 20, 2019 at 11:58 am #1203089117
I voted for my favourite (Interstellar) but objectively I think Gravity, First Man and maybe even High Life are better films. I haven’t seen Ad Astra though.
FYC: Carice van Houten, ‘Instinct’, Best ActressSeptember 20, 2019 at 1:05 pm #1203089236
Star Wars The Last JediSeptember 20, 2019 at 1:06 pm #1203089242
Seeing Ad Astra tonight.
My username stands for “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”September 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm #1203089246
Gravity, then Interstellar
Seeing Ad Astra also tonight.September 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm #1203089278
Gravity is so overrated..September 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm #1203089347
Gravity is a workplace accident which happened a few miles up…September 20, 2019 at 5:39 pm #1203089886
Tough call, but I went Gravity. I don’t think any of the listed films are great or masterpieces.
Passengers and Life are just bad movies. Ad Astra was condescendingly narrated and weirdly meatheaded for something I was told was introspective. High Life was 70% of the way to what it wanted to be. Prometheus had some good setpieces but was rather bad otherwise.
So that leaves 4 movies.
The Martian is a well-structured and acted movie, but also the kind that left my head soon after.
First Man is a gutsy film, an anti-crowd pleaser that is actually about dealing with a culture that demands grief be repressed and ignored. That having been said, I probably liked it more in theory than in practice.
Interstellar is a messy, messy movie. It has some really bad dialogue moments, off-kilter pacing, and is easy to mock. That having been said, I nearly picked it because it is so earnest, as well as containing some of the best set-pieces put into cinema this decade (the docking scene, the wave planet, the library).
I picked Gravity ultimately because, despite some occasional logic gaps with zero-G physics, it is a very direct and focused action movie that knows how to get to the point. Great performances, beautiful as hell. I’m still not sure I’d call it worthy of Best Picture accolades though.
For Your Consideration:
Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite, The Lighthouse
Best Actor: Robert Pattison - The Lighthouse
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You, Promare
Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite
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https://www.goldderby.com/forum/games-lets-play-games/72nd-oscars-runner-up-5-elimination-September 20, 2019 at 6:08 pm #1203089921
“Gravity”September 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm #1203090018
Ad Astra is the only great film here; a couple others are solid-to-good.
1. Ad Astra
2. First Man
3. High Life
8. The Martian
9. LifeSeptember 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm #1203090028
I’ve always felt that Gravity started it all. And it is the best out there.
Second place is Arrival.
I just love movies. And awards.
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