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January 28, 2022 at 5:45 am #1204756230
I have barely seen any films from 2002 more than once. From the little I have seen more than once:
Holds up really well
Kissing Jessica Stein
All or Nothing
Really disappointing on a second viewing. Lacked the magic from the first time around
Chicago (maybe a third viewing will rectify that!)January 28, 2022 at 5:40 am #1204756223
Petite Maman was something of a critical and commercial disappointment in France so that would explain its absence.January 27, 2022 at 9:51 pm #1204755865
I’m personally thrilled by those 10 nominations Aline received. One of the very best films I saw in 2021. Particularly for Canadian character actress Danielle Fichaud who nobody seems to have predicted who turns the conventional ‘mother’s role’ into something very special.
Hopefully, Valérie Lemercier which be carrying arms fill of Caesars next month!
Also, a special shout up of appreciation for Adèle Exarchopoulos hilarious supporting actress turn that is so deserving. She completely stole Mandibules.January 27, 2022 at 9:47 pm #1204755861
I absolutely love the trailer for Lost Illusions – does anybody know if this movie will have a U.S. release?
Quite a few of the trailers look to be really wonderful, actually!
Music Box have the US rights so expect a release sometime in 2022.June 10, 2021 at 2:26 am #1204294373
For someone of very limited abilities he has been extremely lucky to be as successful for so long as he has been.
He won’t be back.September 9, 2020 at 7:22 am #1203694699
1. Sissy Spacek
2. Ellen Burstyn
3. Gena Rowlands
4. Goldie Hawn
5. Mary Tyler Moore (a recent second viewing did not change general dislike of this performance or the film).
My own personal choice:
1. Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
2. Theresa Russell (Bad Timing)
3. Susan Sarandon (Atlantic City)
4. Shelley Duvall (The Shining)
5. Ellen Burstyn (Resurrection)
Coal Miner’s Daughter is the gold standard for musical bio-pics. As Carice said above only Jessica Lange has come close. I can’t think of another since Sweet Dreams that rises to the level of these two films or performances.September 9, 2020 at 7:15 am #1203694683
All of them have given a couple of great performances over the year but they all have delivered some real turkeys. I’ll pass.September 7, 2020 at 6:51 am #1203690623
Is “Bacurau” eligible to be submitted this year by Brazil? I have heard a lot of buzz about that film.
Also if “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” was submitted this year it would have a chance at not only International film but some above the line nominations.
Bacurau is not eligible as it was released in Brazil in August 2019.August 31, 2020 at 11:15 pm #1203679436
In this order:
Robert Downey Jr.
Harrison Ford (Honorary Oscar)August 29, 2020 at 11:53 pm #1203674591
Never heard of these. May take a look later.
Re: Winter of Our Dreams, Pennies From Heaven, Cutter’s Way & Eye of the Needle.
All those titles are worthy tracking down. Winter of our Dreams & Cutter’s Way are two of the most bleakest films ever made. Pennies From Heaven though a musical is also rather bleak – great stuff.
Bernadette Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance.August 29, 2020 at 11:51 pm #1203674589
Why do some people consider Atlantic City a 1980 release? It didn’t play in the US until 81 so that is what the Oscars go by.
(and Faye Dunaway should have been a nominee.)
Some of us go by first commercial release date anywhere in the world, some people go by imdb date and no doubt there are other reasons people make their choices to determine their respective year placements. Though Atlantic City didn’t play in the US until 1981 it opened in France, West Germany, Canada & Italy in 1980.
Faye’s work in Mommie Dearest would have been a great choice too.August 29, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203673301
Switzerland chose My Little Sister as it’s Oscar submission.
Gee, if that’s the best Switzerland could come up with it must have been slim pickings.August 29, 2020 at 12:03 am #1203673108
1. Susan Sarandon
2. Marsha Mason
3. Diane Keaton
4. Katharine Hepburn
5. Meryl Streep
My personal choices:
1. Sissy Spacek, Raggedy Man
2. Lisa Eichhorn, Cutter’s Way
3. Kate Nelligan, Eye of the Needle
4. Susan Anspach, Montengro or Pigs and Pearls
5. Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh
**I have Susan Sarandon in Altantic City listed in 1980 selections. But if Atlantic City was a 1981 film she would be no. 1.Not now