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December 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm #1203220316
Then again, Hawke’s problem last year probably had to do more with his film not being super accessible (it was really hard to watch… worth it by the time you get to the end). Uncut Gems looks like a more enjoyable, easy watch… which could help Sandler. We’ll see.
Hawke’s problem was that A24 did fuck all to campaign for him or the equally-praised Collette. Sandler would need that support. Schrader got in because he was a respected veteran who had never gotten a nomination before.December 6, 2019 at 8:56 am #1203220034
Robert De Niro – The Irishman
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Robert Pattinson – The Lighthouse
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems
Moments like these make me proud to be from Detroit
I’m pleasantly surprised Jojo performed so well when it was fucking impossible to find a decent screening for it here for a long time.December 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm #1203219478
Really disappointing when receipts are provided that a certain active user here thinks being gay is a lifestyle choice and a sin, and lowkey tried to get the site brigaded, and he still gets to kick rocks around while this is apparently on the blocklist priorityDecember 3, 2019 at 6:45 am #1203213375
1. IGOR — Tyler, the Creator
2. Gallipoli — Beirut
3. GINGER — Brockhampton
4. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? — Billie Eilish
5. Norman Fucking Rockwell — Lana Del Rey
6. Nothing Happens — Wallows
7. Mirrorland — EarthGang
8. LEGACY! LEGACY! — Jamila Woods
9. All My Heroes Are Cornballs — JPEGMAFIA
10. Over It — Summer Walker
Chronologic — Caravan Palace
When I Get Home — Solange
Moon Trip Radio — Clams Casino
CASE STUDY 01 — Daniel Caesar
False Alarm — Two Door Cinema Club
1. SUGAR — Brockhampton
2. ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? — Tyler, the Creator
3. Rollerblades — Dominic Fike
4. I Want It All — COIN
5. Girls Need Love — Summer Walker
6. Peach — Kevin Abstract
7. Landslide — Beirut
8. Foolsong — Still Woozy
9. Sympathetic Vibrations — Bad Sounds
10. Do Not Wait — Wallows
wish you were gay — Billie Eilish
Piece of Your Heart — MEDUZA and Goodboys
Miracle — Caravan Palace
Cruel Summer — Taylor Swift
Imported — Jessie Reyez and 6LACKNovember 28, 2019 at 8:18 pm #1203207549
My Top 100 of the decade (so far) has a lot of the usual suspects (Blonde, MBDTF, Carrie & Lowell, etc.) so I wanted to lend some praise to some that either I haven’t praised enough, or which I’ve seen sadly overlooked:
This is Happening by LCD Soundsystem: Fantastic dance-punk record that reminds me of the best of what I love of new wave. Fresh and vibrant with melancholic undercurrents. Unlike Swans (who I’ve never had passion for) none of these long songs ever wears out its welcome to me. “Home” and “I Can Change” are masterpieces.
The Rip Tide by Beirut: Like a free trip to the beautiful, historical Europe you only see in foreign art films. Beirut will never be the band that makes it to mainstream radio but it never needs to. I love the brass, Zach Condon’s lonesome voice, the color and tone. Pure heartache music.
The Money Store by Death Grips: Ballsy, noisy, and nasty. Apocalyptic chart-toppers. You can’t remember what people say but you remember how they make you feel, and MC Ride might be unintelligible as all hell for most of the time, but I remember that he makes me want to punch grandmas in the supermarket. Fresh and energetic, overwhelming production, doesn’t let up until the record stops.
A Crow Looked At Me by Mount Eerie: One of the most depressing albums ever made. Have you ever been cornered by a mourner at a funeral who rambles on, shell-shocked, about some anecdote involving the deceased and all you can do is just let them talk? A whole album of that. Objectively there’s nothing to this album — Elverum’s dull voice, an afterthought of guitar work, some scant percussion — but it’s impossible to stop, no matter the tears and empty feelings it brings. It really does feel like you’re grieving his late wife along with him.
Benji by Sun Kil Moon: Depressing subject matter like Mount Eerie’s album, yet the frank, honest presentation of it makes it sound more like what it actually is: truth, the true stories of people living and dying in working-class Ohio. Emphasis on the dying. Yet somehow it’s the most beautiful and life-affirming albums of the decade. “Carissa” is one of the greatest songs of the decade.
Get Better by Bad Sounds: An enormously overlooked album by a little-known English band, making it my ultimate indie pick. Effortless genre-mashing, bright brass, just fun, high-energy funky vibes bringing to life anecdotes from the group’s day-to-day lives. Infectious set of ear worms.
Body Music by AlunaGeorge: In another life the’d be one of the biggest pop acts, yet are sadly mostly known stateside for a (tbh great) DJ Snake remix. An excellent duo that brings out the best in each other, alluring pop vocals and winning production. “Your Drums, Your Love” should have been everywhere.
Scum Fuck Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator: It’s hard to believe this is the same guy who filmed himself pretending to lick shit off of a toilet seat at knifepoint. Engrossing and vulnerable, finally letting himself be sincere and thus bringing forth the masterpiece that is “See You Again.” I can’t believe an average leech fuck like Wyatt Navarro helped inspire this triumph.
In Return by ODESZA: One of the prettiest electronic albums ever made. Perfectly polished production, elevated by a harem of ethereal female vocals. Pure feel-good arrangements, shooting you into celestial planes. Mesmerizing, dangerously nearing the realm of spiritual, and a reward to all: audiophiles, drunk girls at parties, and stressed college students trying to study.
THE OOZ by King Krule: Archy’s voice might still be an acquired taste, but there’s nothing subjective about the rich, immersive soundscapes he operates in. There’s so much here that it’s worth multiple listens, each composition as nuanced as the last. Fantano giving this a poor score was an act of war. It’s impossible to believe how young he was when he put out this, and it’s a wonder what he’ll put out next. Pure heroin.November 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm #1203205126
Best Actress: Florence Pugh, Midsommar
Best Actor: Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse or Roman Griffin-Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Supporting Actress: Jo Yeo-jeong, Parasite
Supporting Actor: Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
SQNovember 25, 2019 at 8:01 am #1203202379
Is Anthony a legitimate critic, though? I like watching his videos sometimes, but I don’t get why people take his reviews seriously.
Regardless of his actual background, listening to a lot of music and being able to talk about it in an authoritative way are credentials enough for some (which I guess is true for reviewers in any field). They also think he does more research than any other reviewer even though it’s not really true (e.g. his criticisms of Carrie & Lowell and How To Be a Human Being). I don’t hate the guy but giving THE OOZ, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, Swimming, etc. 4/10 and below is Not Good. Of course, the defense is that it’s just one guy with an opinion, but his reviews are shown to have an effect on RateYourMusic ratings and some people straight-up admit to unironically needing his coaching to decide if they like an album or not so whatever.
At any rate his Grammy predictions are never that great because like most people he lets his preferences get in the way of the likely answer, such as theorizing the Grammys would pick Dirty Computer to win AOTY (RIP) just because he didn’t want to see Golden Hour take it.November 25, 2019 at 7:19 am #1203202330
Josh O’Connor is all over my YouTube recommended section because of this season. I couldn’t be happier for him tbh, too many people slept on him after God’s Own Country. Way hotter than the real Charles though.
Just finished Aberfan. A masterpiece, and I’m not surprised it has the highest IMDB rating of the season at the moment.November 23, 2019 at 10:27 pm #1203199609
Album of the Year
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
21 — Adele
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monae
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
In the Lonely Hour — Sam Smith
Norman Fucking Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO — Billie Eilish
Record of the Year
Holocene — Bon Iver
Thinkin Bout You — Frank Ocean
Redbone — Childish Gambino
Uptown Funk — Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
HUMBLE. — Kendrick Lamar
The Cave — Mumford & Sons
Lonely Boy — The Black Keys
Sunflower — Post Malone and Swae Lee
Get Lucky — Daft Punk
I Like It — Cardi B
Song of the Year
Holocene — Bon Iver
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Norman Fucking Rockwell — Lana Del Rey
All the Stars — Kendrick Lamar
Bad Guy — Billie Eilish
Royals — Lorde
Chandelier — Sia
The A Team — Ed Sheeran
Hard Place — H.E.R.
We Are Young — fun.
Best New Artist
Florence and the Machine
Alabama ShakesNovember 22, 2019 at 7:50 am #1203197041
Manchester by the Sea
Call Me By Your Name
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The Grand Budapest Hotel
BrooklynNovember 20, 2019 at 12:14 pm #1203192916
King Krule, THE OOZNovember 14, 2019 at 9:23 am #1203179321
In general it’s probably better… In 2010 I was a sophomore in high school and now I’ve been a working professional for three years. I’m more financially secure and can buy stupid things and take my own vacations/trips, and I feel generally more confident, mature, and attractive (I was definitely not a CW-drama high schooler). But there’s a lot of things I miss from being a young teen. It really did feel like I could do anything and had tons of options for my future, and I was able to spend all my time with my really close friends and the guys I liked. Now I know how many barriers exist to things you want to do and what you want to become, and you sometimes just have to settle for an average life. And a lot of those old friendships drifted away when we weren’t sharing the same space five/six days a week and they’re married with kids now, and it’s really hard meeting new people and making friends as an adult. Though I don’t think high school was the best years of my life by any means, I could see my 2010 self seeing where my 2019 self is and being underwhelmed. Growing up sucks LOL
Mostly though I’d tell my 2010 self that the orthodontist was lying to you and would eventually leave his profession to be an art therapist because he’s a hack fraud. Don’t listen to him! Wear your fucking retainer!
SQNovember 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm #1203178441
Hulu with ads
And I’d sell feet pics to get the Criterion Channel too.
Where are you now compared to 2010? Is your life generally better or worse since then?November 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm #1203171400
Finally watched this and I really liked it, perhaps even loved it. I couldn’t help thinking of Shoplifters, although the two films are admittedly very different in tone and aims. Out of curiosity, which one did you prefer and why?
I finally saw it the other day and honestly thought the same thing. I consider Parasite far and away better, however… I really wanted to love Shoplifters but it just couldn’t hold my attention. Almost every element in Parasite worked perfectly — cinematography, production design, ensemble, script, direction.
Admittedly I don’t think I’m AS in love with it as some people are (e.g. I checked my watch now and then towards the middle but everything after the b****r reveal had me rapt), but I still think it was excellently made and in my top five of the year for sure.November 8, 2019 at 9:24 am #1203171103
As a person who has not read anything or watched the movie, it is still quite enjoyable. However, I’m not a viewer who gets mad over this type of confusing plot. My parents are more like that, but they’re enjoying it almost as much as I am.
To be fair, I read the series and watched (maybe half-watched) the movie and it’s still pretty out-there, so it would only be able to get you so far.
I’m loving it so far. My only disappointment is that I’ve lost hope that they secretly cast Justin Theroux as Doctor Manhattan so we could see his giant blue wang.