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June 25, 2019 at 3:00 am #1202950733
Had to do a top three, some years I wanted to do a top 5.
1990: Goodfellas (RU: The Grifters, Misery)
1991: Thelma & Louise (RU: Boyz n the Hood, The Silence of the Lambs)
1992: The Crying Game (RU: Unforgiven, Husbands and Wives)
1993: True Romance (RU: In the Name of the Father, Jurassic Park)
1994: Pulp Fiction (RU: Forrest Gump, Ed Wood)
1995: Shallow Grave (RU: Toy Story, The Usual Suspects)
1996: Trainspotting (RU: Jerry Maguire, Fargo)
1997: Titanic (RU: L.A Confidential, Boogie Nights)
1998: The Truman Show (RU: Saving Private Ryan, Pleasantville)
1999: American Beauty (RU: Being John Malkovich, Election)June 12, 2019 at 11:51 am #1202934785
I assume it’s because of the Kill Bill confusion. They released it as two films but Tarantino counts it as one. It’s his 10th film, if you count Kill Bill as two films
The moment he releases a cut of Kill Bill as one film. I’ll consider it one movie. As it stands, I view this as his tenth movie.June 4, 2019 at 6:46 am #1202923104
I recently watched/re-watched the Best Picture Nominees from the following years. Here’s my ratings and personal rankings,
- One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 5/5
- Jaws – 5/5
- Dog Day Afternoon – 5/5 (I rank it 2nd when it comes to voting)
- Barry Lyndon – 5/5
- Nashville – 4/5
- Network – 5/5
- Taxi Driver – 5/5
- All the President’s Men – 5/5
- Rocky – 5/5
- Bound for Glory – 3/5
May 31, 2019 at 4:09 am #1202917585
- Annie Hall – 5/5
- Star Wars – 5/5
- Julia – 4/5
- The Turning Point – 4/5
- The Goodbye Girl – 3/5
Definitely, given that they never did get the nods they deserved. I presume that’s why they only submit the main 7 now.
They would nominated 3-6 actors in Supporting Actor and Actress in the first 4 years. But they never got more than 2 acting submissions, only Dinklage for seasons 1 and 2. There’s no denying that the later strategy has been more effective in getting major acting nominations. Just submit the major stars and avoid even more vote splitting with the smaller characters on the show.May 31, 2019 at 4:01 am #1202917575
Calm yourself, love. No one is attacking you so breathe. The problem is here, is that the other popular characters are not submitted into the Emmy race. I believe the only people they’ve ever submitted (Not including guest acting) were Peter, Nikolaj, Kit, Lena, Emilia, Sophie, Maisie, and Carice. But someone please correct me if I’m missing someone.
Cast Submissions (Who aren’t the ones mentioned above + the season they were submitted for)
Sean Bean (Season 1)
Mark Addy (Season 1)
Aiden Gillen (Season 1)
Jason Momoa (Season 1)
Michelle Fairley (Season 1-3)
Alfie Allen (Season 2+5)
Richard Madden (Season 2)
Natalie Dormer (Season 3-4)
Sibel Kekilli (Season 3) Self Submission
Charles Dance (Season 4)
Carice Van Houten (Season 6)
Dormer may or may not have been submitted for season 5, i can’t find an article confirming the 2015 submissions. Although i’m pretty sure Allen was submitted.May 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm #1202913977
If I was in charge of the Golden Globes I’d split the directing, writing and supporting categories into Drama and Musical/Comedy categories. Just like in Lead and Picture.
Either do them all or none at all.May 26, 2019 at 3:03 am #1202910995
Having a look at Writing/Directing winners since the 70s
Steven Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan/Schindler’s List
Alejandro G. Inarritu for Birdman
Steven Soderbergh for Traffic
Milos Forman for Amadeus
John G Alvidsen for Rocky (Directing wise, he’s never been better)
Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction
Cameron Crowe for Almost Famous
Christopher McQuarrie for The Usual Suspects
Neil Jordan for the Crying Game
Adam McKay for The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
Steven Zaillian for Schindler’s List
Woody Allen for Annie HallMay 25, 2019 at 4:10 pm #1202910753
Claudio Ranieri – An Italian Football (Soccer) Manager who was the manager of Leicester City during the season they won the Premier League. The odds of them winning the league were 5000-1 and it is one of the greatest underdog moments in sports history. To put it into perspective, Leicester were the favourites to get relegated from the league prior to the start of the season.
I’d like Mark Rylance to portray Ranieri. And I would want the biopic to focus on the season after they won the league. And we watch as the team falls apart, and Ranieri is sacked around 6 months into the season.May 19, 2019 at 10:54 pm #1202900559
I thought this finale was great, and in defense of Bran becoming the king. My takeaway wasn’t that he was king, it was the fact that it has become a democracy. As Tyrion states, from now on they will elect the best ruler. Not just have a king’s son rule the throne.May 19, 2019 at 2:03 am #1202899301
Seriously? I personally think that this is the show’s best episode and the most complete one till date. The writing, directing, acting and all technical aspects were top-notch.
The main complaint was that no one significant died, it didn’t impact the overall plot enough. And they said that the action and narrative was stop-start.
But also, this show unfortunately has a large amount of viewers who simply nitpick and are never satisfied.May 19, 2019 at 1:12 am #1202899283
I was curious to see what the earlier views of Game of Thrones was on this site, considering how much backlash there has been this season.
I’ve tediously read the threads for Seasons 3 and 4 (Fortunately, there was no more than two threads for either season). And damn did these threads have their haters, there were more negative comments than good ones. And these are for the seasons many people believe to be the best. The main complaints were based on the limited screentime and the fact there were “Too many” storylines. People criticised some of the acting (Mainly, Clarke and Harington, some things don’t change). The writing has always been criticised, as has the pacing. Back then it was for being too slow. Blackwater was also regularly criticised.
I’m glad i’ve gone back and read the older threads because it’s clear some people are just impossible to please (Then again, we knew that anyway).May 16, 2019 at 4:34 am #1202896008
I loved how Cersei went out, I saw it as being killed by her own flaws, she believed she was invincible, she could counter anything Dany threw at her. She had plenty of time to leave but left it too late because she overestimated herself and her army. As Tywin said in Season 3 “I don’t distrust you because you’re a woman; I distrust you because you’re not as smart as you think you are”
Also, this is the same show where Khal Drogo, one of the greatest killers alive, who has never been defeated in combat, gets killed by an infection. Characters dying in “Ordinary” ways is how the show has always operated.May 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm #1202891293
Please tell me how Jaime has changed since the first season. I don’t think he has at all.
It’s through remorse. Season 1 Jaime would have never apologised to Bran for pushing him out of the window. At the time, he believed his actions to be justified and wouldn’t apologise for it.
A lot of how he has changed has come through the fact that in Season 1, he could only be honest with his family. He didn’t have “Friends” or people he cared about who weren’t named Lannister. It was all about family.
But throughout the series he formed a key friendship/relationship with Brienne, who allowed him to look at himself through an honest lens. The main way he has changed is through self-acceptance. He understands who he is, and the consequences of his actions. Compare that to Season 1, he showed no remorse for any of his actions, whether it’s pushing Bran, killing the Mad King, attacking Ned in the streets etc.May 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm #1202891159
I think the way the show concluded Jaime’s arc was true to his character. Cersei was his addiction, and him not being able to quit her was true to life, and his character. Jaime had a taste of happiness with Brienne but ultimately decided he wasn’t worthy of it. He felt like he deserved to die, and went to go die with Cersei. As much as we would have liked a happily-ever-after for Jaime, this decision makes complete sense with who he is.
Some people can’t completely change, and it’s like people battling addictions with alcohol or drugs. They can go years sober but all it takes it one drink or one hit, and they spiral out of control again. He realised that Dany and co. would kill Cersei. And went to die with her. It’s a tragic end because we hoped he could move on, but plenty of tales have ended on similar notes, and just because it’s not the ending we wanted, doesn’t mean it’s bad.May 7, 2019 at 1:55 am #1202883582
That Season 3 example is actually a great example of what I’m trying to say. Daenerys didn’t have a conversation with her advisors that was cut away from before we got the chance to hear what her plan was just to create fake tension. We didn’t know because she didn’t tell people. And even with plot twists like Cersei blowing up the Sept, the scenes where she was presumably discussing the plan with Qyburn weren’t partially shown. Partially showing a scene and cutting away from the reactions is just terrible writing.
I strongly disagree with your use of the term “Terrible writing”. I think it’s just being far too overused lately. What they’ve done is a common storytelling choice. Go watch the Room if you want to see actual terrible writing. We’ll just keep going in circles when it comes to the cutting their reactions, let’s just put it down to preference. I don’t need to see their reaction because we see the aftermath, and it’s pretty clear how the conversation went. You wanted to see it, fair enough.