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February 23, 2021 at 7:01 am #1204056254
The Flight Attendant
What a hoot and a mess. I’m talking about Cassie, the drunk. I’m totally involved, and confused, with this comedy-drama and loving Kaley Cuoco’s performance. Cassandra is the reason I keep watching just to see how much she messes up again. Also, the ‘what happened to Alex’ has me curious and a wondering. Good to see Rosie Perez, too. I guess she’s part of the mystery.
Fun, fun watch.February 22, 2021 at 7:59 am #1204054254
The Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards:
• Top 10 Films:
3. The Trial of the Chicago 7
4. Promising Young Woman
5. Sound of Metal
6. One Night in Miami
7. Da 5 Bloods
8. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
• Best Director – Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)
runner up: Regina King (One Night in Miami)
• Best Actor – Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
runner up – Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
• Best Actress – Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
runner up – Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
• Best Supporting Actor – Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
runner up – Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
• Best Supporting Actress – Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari)
runner up – Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
• Best Ensemble – The Trial of the Chicago 7
runner up – One Night in Miami
• Best Original Screenplay – Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
runner up – Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
• Best Adapted Screenplay – Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)
runner up – Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami)
• Best Cinematography – Nomadland
runner up – Mank
• Best Foreign-Language Film – Another Round
runner up – Bacurau
• Best Animated Film – Soul
runner up – Wolfwalkers
• Best Documentary – Time
runner up – Dick Johnson Is Dead
• The Gene Wyatt Award – Minari
runner up – One Night in Miami
Either this critic’s group didn’t see Judas and the Black Messiah or they didn’t care for it. Interesting nominees = some good, some not so.February 22, 2021 at 6:38 am #1204054175
With the exception of Moonlight and Parasite, I wanted another movie to win best picture.February 22, 2021 at 6:36 am #1204054173
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
I liked the simple approach to a very difficult decision and the movie worked because of Sidney Flanigan’s quiet and bitter performance.
Four out of five stars.February 22, 2021 at 6:00 am #1204054133
Considering the fact his film was so beloved, Sutherland’s snub for Ordinary People is one of the worst snubs of all-time.
I was going to mention Donald Sutherland. I find it interesting that the academy never nominated any of his performances, but felt he was good enough to receive an honorary Oscar. A head scratcher.February 20, 2021 at 9:00 am #1204051745
When it comes to best actress,
Viola and Frances I both like.
And now I’m more of a mess
because I need to include Rosamund Pike.
Still need to see Carey
who I hear is promising in every way.
And I can’t count out Andra.
I mean she is playing Billie Holiday.
Vanessa will make the Oscar five
leaving Rosamund without a like.
But on my Gold Derby ballot,
I will definitely include Ms. Pike.February 19, 2021 at 2:59 pm #1204050738
I Care A Lot.
I did a Friday morning double feature watching Nomadland and then I Care A Lot.
I loved Nomadland on many levels, but I Care A Lot is the one I’m still thinking about. Was it because it took a left turn after left turn after left turn? Was it because Rosamund Pike gives an amazing performance that was necessary for this movie to work? Or was it because I had no expectations and it delivered on so many fronts even though I hated it at times? I don’t know, but it’s definitely worth a look.February 19, 2021 at 9:49 am #1204050051
It was a two movie Friday morning – I Care a Lot and Nomadland. I loved one and I’m still scratching my head about the other. The other was I Care a Lot and Rosamund Pike was terrific and should be getting an Oscar nomination – she was the best part of the film. She probably won’t because of the movie she’s in. I don’t know what I just watched. I mean, I do. I just don’t know if I liked it.
I loved Nomadland. The film, Frances McDormand’s performance, the spirit of human loneliness directed and captured so beautifully, the score and the story. Frances has just moved into my top spot as Best Actress. I loved this film.February 19, 2021 at 9:42 am #1204050029
Anyone seen I Care a Lot yet? Is it good enough for a birthday watch
Rosamund Pike it the sole reason to watch, imho. She played a crock of a c**t (not my words – it was Ms. Peterson’s – because I hate that certain word, but it describes her to a tee.) And Pike should be in the “Oscar buzz” conversation.
The movie, not so much. That is all I say about it. Worth a watch on your birthday? Depends if you like twisted shit or not. 🙂 It didn’t bore me.February 18, 2021 at 4:34 am #1204047933
The movie is called Sound Of Metal. But yes I agree with you, Paul Raci was amazing in the movie and he deserves a nomination. I don’t know about a win but definitely a nomination.
I would like to see Paul Raci get a nod, but I can see where he misses out. I started my Gold Derby ballot and had a hard time fitting him in because I like a few other performances better. It wouldn’t surprise me if Oscar voters feel the same. He might make a lot of folks ballot, but not in the top spot where it counts.February 18, 2021 at 4:29 am #1204047931
Delores Taylor as Jean in Billy Jack. Now I love the movie and its message, but technically it was a disaster. Overhead microphones popping up, chop, chop editing and disconnected sound = when the freedom school students were singing “We’re a Rainbow” was the worst.
Delores was never going to get any award recognition, but the scenes with her and Billy Jack in the church at the end were heartbreaking.February 17, 2021 at 3:33 pm #1204047228
Even if Judas doesn’t get a PGA nomination, will it still be Best Picture nominated?
It should get both. I watched Judas and the Black Messiah yesterday and it’s worthy. If it somehow misses the 5 PGA slots, it should make it into Oscar’s best picture list. I’m predicting 8 or 9 best picture nominees: Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Sound of Metal and One Night in Miami. The News of the World if there are nine nominees.
I’ll be disappointed if Judas doesn’t make it in.February 17, 2021 at 8:54 am #1204046443
Woody Allen is hit or miss for me. But when he hits, he really hits it out of the ballpark. Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters (my favorite), Interiors, Midnight in Paris, Manhattan and Blue Jasmine to name a few. I would like to see “Rainy Day in New York” just because I’ve watched everything he has done.
HBO Max has a ‘sneak peak’ of the upcoming four part documentary Allen versus Farrow – I cringed at some of the accusations against Woody. It seems, from the clips I saw, that Mia and Woody are looking through different lenses and both want the last word on what they believed happened. Should be quite interesting, I think.February 17, 2021 at 7:28 am #1204046260
“I am.. a revolutionary.. I am.. a revolutionary..”
And soon, Daniel Kaluuya better be saying..
“I am.. an Oscar winner. I am.. an Oscar winner.”
I watched Judas and the Messiah yesterday. This impassioned scene blew me away. I can’t see another actor winning over Daniel Kaluuya. He should be sweeping all the awards.February 16, 2021 at 1:12 pm #1204044984
Ok. Just finished The Little Things. I didn’t hate it. A slow burn mystery where the supposedly two good guys – Deke and Detective Baxter – kill someone. And, the creepy, beer belly, long haired, hippie loner freak is supposed to freak you out. He does. Jared Leto gives the best performance of the film and I guess I can see why some voters placed him on their award ballots. I wouldn’t, but he was effective as Albert Sparma. He creeped me.