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April 25, 2021 at 7:43 am #1204220950
It’s simply a FACT that he was arrested for trying to pass off bogus $20 Bills , so I’m not ”speculating on anything” ; moreover, I refuse to be spoonfed a pack of lies by the usual suspects ; occording to the B-L-M morons he was ”simply going to a grocery store” !April 25, 2021 at 12:36 am #1204220409
Two Distant Strangers is gimmicky too ; a BLM rip off of an earlier Twilight Zone episode .. it even promotes outright lies in the final credits by claiming ”George Floyd was only going to a grocery store ”
HAHA he was engaging in criminal activity by passing off counterfeit $20 Bills , but don’t let the facts get in the way of a blatant piece of propaganda
This type of crap is exactly why Hollywood is losing its ratings cos normal people don’t want to be spoon -fed propagandaApril 24, 2021 at 10:07 pm #1204220302
Many voters often don’t watch the shorts before voting for a high profile one but this year could be different with folks being under virtual house arrest due to the pandemic and with a lot of time on their hands ; this will really benefit Feeling Through IMOApril 24, 2021 at 2:47 am #1204218686
The current sociopolitical climate would be the reasons for “Two Distant Strangers” or “A Love Song for Latasha” winning their respective categories, not against. “Feeling Through” is super-slight and treacly, and I think voters will see right through it.
Well then, if the ”social-political climate” is conducive for Strangers and Latasha then why is Chicago 7 doing so badly as it’s clearly the most political / zeitgeist movie of them all ? It should be a barometer on just how political the voters really are . The fact is that the mood of the country and the voters has moved on after the defeat of TRump and the Derik Chauvin trial ; they are tired and burnt out with the B-L-M Agi-prop and want something more conciliatory
Moreover, even though the voter pool has changed over the last 4 years the average voter is not a 20 something ”woke” Leftist ; they are much more mature minded than that and will not go for Two Distant Strangers . Maybe Oscar Isaac can drag The Letter Room over the line but that seems too lightweight to me with zero passion
I remember they went for ”Skin” a few years ago that was Leftist propaganda but I doubt (hope) they wont go that route again
AFter watching ”Feeling Through” it is somewhat lightweight but I think it captures the mood of the country better than the othersApril 24, 2021 at 2:33 am #1204218674
Feeling Through is the very likely winner for a number of reasons
1/ It’s been out since January and has over 3.4M views on Youtube and has had a lot of coverage on the MSM
2/ It has an uplifting, conciliatory and inspiring theme that fits the mood of the country after the defeat of tRump and the end of the Chauvin trial .. a soothing balm
3/ It has a blind/ deaf actor and the voters from past history like those types of shorts as can be seen with previous winners such as The Silent Child and The Stutterer
4/ The shorts category are volatile and very vulnerable to upsets ; moreover, there are two frontrunners who are vote splitting, thereby leaving the opportunity for a third to ”feel through ”
5 / Gold Derby’s Tareq Khan, who is often a reliable ”expert” on the short categories, says he’s 85% sure than Feeling Through will win !April 23, 2021 at 10:48 am #1204217340
FEELING THROUGH is the likely winner IMO. it’s been out on youtube since january and has over 3 M views and has won many awards …moreover, it’s positive and uplifting, featuring a blind/deaf actor, and the voters seem to like those types of shorts with previous winners such as the SILENT CHILD and the STUTTERER
I dont think shorts like TWO DISTANT STRANGERS and LOVESONG FOR NATASHA are tapping into the mood of the voters, quite frankly, cos I think they are burnt out on the BLM political theme and want something less devisive ;as such I think that FEELING THROUGH and A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION is the soothing balm for these troubled timesApril 19, 2021 at 9:21 pm #1204210628
Distant Strangers is just BLM Agi-prop; just propaganda like ”Time” is in best ducumentary …the voters will not go for either of them…
MARK MY WORDSApril 11, 2021 at 12:34 am #1204191526
Time is being robbed. It’s one of the best films of this year.
Time was only shortlisted due to the pressure of PC and the BLM propaganda
It tries to manipulate the facts of the case and attempts to pass off two creeps as ”victims”of the justice system when in reality they were just a pair of lying, narcissistic scumbagsApril 10, 2021 at 10:40 am #1204189893
Octopus is in trouble if it loses DGA ?
Not if it loses to a Doc not even nominated at OscarApril 10, 2021 at 3:19 am #1204189406
I have McDormand because when BAFTA cannot align with the Oscars, they go with the London Film Critics’ Circle (Rachel Weisz, Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bakhad Abdi).
I am literally losing sleep right now over documentary.
McDormand just doesn’t feel like a winner over here ; there’s no passion for her …I don’t know if Kirby or Buckey will win, but I’ll be very surprised if McDormand does
Ocopus will easily win best Doc over ”Collective” at Bafta , then go onto to win Oscar IMOApril 10, 2021 at 12:57 am #1204189324
Nomadland is going to win B P and B D so I think they’ll spread the prizes out to someone other than Francis Mcdormand in best actress ; she won a Bafta only 3 years ago and it seems unlikely to me that they’ll reward her here as a non Brit when it’s increasing unlikely she’ll win at Oscar
It seems much more likely they’ll go for Vanessa Kirby or even Buckey as they don’t have the preferential ballot hereApril 10, 2021 at 12:44 am #1204189318
Minari was only released here in the UK about a week ago and there’s no buzz whatsoever while Borat was released six months ago and while not well received by critics it was watched heavily on Amazon Prime
Moreover, Brits like to poke fun at the Yanks and Bakalova in BSA is the only place to reward it ..she’s also the Bookies favourite …on an intuitive hunch I’ll bet on her winning hereApril 2, 2021 at 8:22 am #1204170734
Try reading some of the top reviews by female movie critics ; or even some of the user reviews at R T etc
Just for the record, if I were voting I wouldn’t vote for Octopus cos I’m not a sentimental person and value a Doc on its importance and gravitas ; as such ”Collective” would be my first choice, but I’m in no way a typical Oscar voterApril 2, 2021 at 8:16 am #1204170730
If there are many stories of unjust/excessive incarceration then why use such a pathetic example ?
This so called Doc should never have even reached the long list, never mind the final five, and it’s clear to me it did so due to the pernicious effect of P C ..yes, it was the pressure of ”woke-ism’, BLM, equity and identity politics that got it nominated ..but not to worry as it’s never going to win cos there simply aren’t that many idiotic votersApril 2, 2021 at 1:09 am #1204170242
I didn’t know that in regards to a panel voting
They could indeed go for ”Collective ” as the most important, especially when the health system looms large during the pandemic
I watched it recently on the BBC but is was bleak and depressing , just way too long and tedious ; I simply couldn’t stay awake to watch the ending
But regardless to what wins BAFTA, I have Octopus easily winning OSCAR