Some of my favourite things, without any order: Hannibal; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Miles Davis; Virginia Woolf; Lost; Radiohead; Massive Attack; The lord of the rings; Middle Age (as an historical period); Tennis.
Nov 29, 2014
Dec 15, 2018
Marco B. replied to the topic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019: The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead. in the forum Music 2 days, 9 hours ago
Lol at Radiohead’s general thoughts on the Hall of Fame. Gotta love them.
Marco B. replied to the topic THE GOOD PLACE 3.0 (Golden Globe nominee K-Bell, WGA nominee, S4 renewal) in the forum Television 1 week ago
Janet(s), or: how to make a very good season become great in one single episode. Congratulations.
My first thoughts: so, for H.E.R. and Post Malone the real award is the nomination. Then we have 3 rap album; Cardi is the sensation of the year, Kendrick is, well, Kendrick, and Drake’s work is the most popular of all. I think they’ll cancel each other out. Janelle is acclaimed, but apparently she doesn’t have a broad support from Grammy voters…[Read more]
No albums in Alternative is less than decent. Here’s how I’d rank them:
3. Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino
5. American Utopia (the only one that shouldn’t win)
I think it’s between St. Vincent and Beck, unless they feel very guilty for not having rewarded Bjork yet.
Good results for Beck and St. Vincent, I’m happy for both of them. I feel no passion for any AOTY nominee though, hopefull I’ll like those I haven’t listened to yet more than those I’ve already heard.
Oh, and Alternative Album is the best category in terms of quality: how surprising…
Riley’s comment really reasonates with what I’ve been thinking about this film lately. I don’t know whether I could call myself a cinephile or not; there are so many great directors I haven’t seen a single movie from, or – even worse – I haven’t even heard yet. Every day I realize how deeper-than-expected my ignorance is.
Anyway, I do have…[Read more]
This magnificent start makes me wonder if Low can stay in the top 5 until the end. Top 10 seems very likely at least. I still think Janelle is topping the ranking, but only if you ignore many European lists because her album is –
rightfully so – not adored here. Happy to see Kacey Musgraves so low so far and it’s nice to see Sons of Kemet, LUMP…[Read more]
Thanks alex. I would like to add that according to Acclaimed Music (which gives more space to non US magazines and publications), the top 5 from last year is:
1. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
2. American Dream, LCD Soundsystem
3. Melodrama, Lorde
4. MASSEDUCTION, St. Vincent
5. A deeper understanding, The War on Drugs…[Read more]
I still haven’t understood why this premiers sooner in USA than in Italy. But we’ll finally have the chance to see it next tuesday. If it’s a tenth good as critics say, it’s the best series we’ve had for years at least.
I agree, and I actually don’t have much to complain; every award is more or less “national”, after all. I would probably prefer if Oscars were more honest with themselves and just stick with actor and actress nominees from English-Language movies instead of adding from time to time just one “exotic” choice who almost always loses. Why not add a…[Read more]
I’ve come to not even care anymore for the lack of love for non American actors in the Academy. The award should be called “best American actor” or “best American actress” and so on because it’s obvious that American acting isn’t the absolute best in the world and there is an infinite number of magnificent French, German, Spanish, Chinese,…[Read more]
Marco B. replied to the topic AT ETERNITY'S GATE (Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, dir. by Julian Schnabel) in the forum Movies 3 weeks, 4 days ago
I saw it in Venice and, as reported, it’s a film I really liked. I think it’s quite a unique experience without becoming unaccessible – it’s not a film reserved to cinephiles, it’s more mainstream than it sounds. One might not fall in love with it, but you can’t deny that there’s a strong vision and an original filmmaking behind it. I’ve just read…[Read more]
Marco B. replied to the topic Who should be nominated for Best Alternative Music Album? in the forum Music 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Albums deserving of a nomination between confirmed submissions:
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Beach House – 7
Beck – Colors
Bjork – Utopia
Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy
King Krule – The Ooz
St. Vincent – Masseduction
I know I sound polemic and I actually don’t want to, but there’s something severely wrong in a society if it isn’t capable of forgiving one of its member for an inappropriate use of language – a member who immediately expressed a sincere remorse for his words.
In this particular case, “punishing” Mortensen in a way or another (for istance, i…[Read more]
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