February 27, 2016 at 1:44 am #218669
Who gets the big one?February 27, 2016 at 6:13 am #218671
It’s been a while since Easwood last won. And they adore Eastwood. Sully it is.February 27, 2016 at 10:07 am #218672
Silence seems like vintage Martin Scorsese. I’m voting for it.
FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)February 27, 2016 at 11:15 am #218673
If SIlence is good its gonna be huge sweep aka Titanic, LOTRFebruary 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm #218674
I’m expecting a movie about black people winning.
I don’t know if it’s The Birth of a Nation, Loving or Fences.February 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm #218675
we did this thing not a long time ago *12 years of slave* but who knows…March 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm #218676
The Founder and Lion: Thanksgiving 2016 release date.
Scorsese and the big ones should announce before April, to be honest.March 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm #218677
none of them
okay, maybe silence.March 6, 2016 at 4:14 am #218678
Mmmmmm I didn’t know “Sully” had a release date. September 9th, that is. I’m not sure about this one… I thought they were going for a Christmas release.March 9, 2016 at 4:05 pm #218679
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Turner%27s_slave_rebellionMarch 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm #218680
Silence footage coming soon (Cannes). I guess it’s not ready or they want to wait until New York Film Festival but they’re showing apparently something there (scorsese goes with Bleed for This).March 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm #218681
La La Land seems great! They push the release date to DecemberMarch 12, 2016 at 2:01 am #218682
La La Land seems great! They push the release date to December
I agree about LaLa Land. I find it curious they moved it to such significant release date. If it ends up being good it will also stand out for being more light hearted compared to the other major contenders. Also, if the film and Chazelle are up against multiple veteran filmmakers (Ang Lee, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese). Because of this he might stand out as the young fresh voice. The voters have also proven they love him since they awarded Whiplash all of those OscarsMarch 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm #218683
I don’t agree with the list at all. ‘They Zookeeper’s Wife’ has been mentioned for fall festivals, very baity.March 14, 2016 at 10:32 am #218684
Copy/pasted my response from a different thread – but, thought this was relevant, re: BoaN as a potential front funner:
I am not really sure about Birth of a Nation as a front runner. Yeah, it
emerged from Sundance with a massive pick-up and mega-watt buzz AND it
should play perfectly into the post OscarsSoWhite narrative but the
actual reviews were kind of middling? At least the ones that I read.
They essentially said this movie is speaking to what is going on in
contemporary American discourse and is therefore important but the
actual film making is unmemorable. I feel that the opposite is usually
true – critics wrapped up in the Sundance hype will praise a festival
darling to the high heavens and then when it comes out to the general
population the reaction is more muted. It hardly ever goes from OK to
amazing. Did anyone else get that sense or am I alone?
As for these options – maybe Silence. I think the move to December bodes well for La La Land and I was a big fan of Whiplash so I’m excited for this one (depite the stupid title).
Having read Girl on the Train, I highly doubt it gets anywhere near picture. It was essentially an inferior Gone Girl knock off (which struggled to get even the one nom for Rosamund).
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