MMartin replied to the topic Most Underrated Movies and Performances of the Decades in the forum Movies 14 hours, 12 minutes ago
Underrated Films (A lot of these critically acclaimed, but not awards contenders or box office hits, they are movies I don’t hear talked about in casual conversation):
Song of the Sea
The Way Way Back
A Monster Calls
Saving Mr. Banks
I Declare War
Sorry to Bother You
The Florida Project
Bombshell from early reactions seems like a film with no edge and just another Jay Roach HBO project.
It doesn’t seem to go into the fact that Megyn Kelly/Gretchen Carlson are horrible racist people. Their is a creative way to show that the sexual abusers and enablers at Fox News are evil, while also showing that Megyn Kelly is a horrible…[Read more]
No it doesn’t, just because something is the highest grossing film of the year doesn’t mean the Academy has to nominate it. They have ignored plenty of genre blockbusters better than Endgame before: Terminator 2/Jurassic Park/Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and oh so many animated films from Fantasia to The Incredibles.
And I am all for the Academy…[Read more]
Yeah, I think we might get more diverse nominees come Oscar time. I could see a actor sneaking in from Parasite. I think Awkwafina as a strong shot for a Best Actress nom, and Zhao Shuzhen might get in Supporting. I think Jennifer Lopez is probably getting a Supporting nom. Sterling K. Brown is a Supporting possibility. Ervio and Woodward are a…[Read more]
I imagine Adele’s record is just not finished. It would of been smart of them to release this week if it was. She is one of the few artist that still sells physical albums and that would of been a go to stocking stuffer for a lot of people. I definitely would of bought a copy for my dad for Christmas.
Something tells me Parasite might do better than with ranked voting than The Irishman, I could see both ranking high on a lot of ballots, but I could see Irishman ranking lower on some do to Netflix bias and runtime. The Academy has certainly chosen some non-traditional winners in recent years with films like Moonlight and The Shape of Water, and…[Read more]
MMartin replied to the topic What Films Have You Watched Recently? Thread (Part I) in the forum Movies 5 days, 1 hour ago
Meet Me in St. Louis on the Criterion Channel. It is a sweet little film, a little dated in some aspects, but it is a good one to start off the Holiday season with, and Judy Garland is lovely as always.
MMartin replied to the topic Animated Films Of This Decade That Deserved Best Picture Nominations in the forum Movies 5 days, 22 hours ago
Coco is a better film than Dunkirk, Lady Bird and several of the other 2017 nominees.
Into the Spiderverse is better than Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Black Panther, and Vice. And it is not even close. You would have to have lame taste to think any of those films were remotely has good as Into the Spiderverse.
Kubo and the Two Strings and…[Read more]
I am going to lean towards pop music for this list at the moment, some of mine:
21 by Adele: A beautiful record. Adele’s vocals are some of the best in pop music. The songs have great lyrics that paint a tale of a emotional and devastating breakup. Rolling in the Deep is one of the most creative and unique pop singles of the decade. Someone Like…[Read more]
Saw A Beautiful Day in the <i>Neighborhood</i> today, thought it was great. Tom Hanks deserves a Supporting Actor nomination. I love how weird the film was, the dream sequence felt like something out of a horror film in a strange way. And framing the whole movie has a Mr. Rogers episode was a creative choice, and provided for a great emotional…[Read more]
I saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, would be shocked if Tom Hanks is snubbed for Best Supporting Actor for this performance. He is charming as hell and magnetic everytime he is own screen.
I loved the film, but I don’t see it playing well in Picture/Director, I think it leans a little heavy on if you already are familiar with Mr. Rogers…[Read more]
I don’t think this group is a amazing predictor for Picture, last year’s nominations included A Quiet Place, Eighth Grade, Searching, and The Hate U Give. Tho their other 6 nominees did get in.
Their Best Actor nominees last year were very accurate, Actress not so much.
I watched Klaus on Netflix. It is a cute little film and a good film to start the Christmas season, but it is not great. Some off putting pop song choices and plenty of jokes fall flat.
I could see it earning a slot for Best Animated Film from the animation branch though. The 2D animation style is the films strong aspect, and is very unique and…[Read more]
I don’t think Mad Max: Fury Road and 1917 are comparable. Mad Max is a franchise action picture, the simple fact that it was able to earn a Best Picture nomination and win so many Oscars was a shock even with it being one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. Many were thinking that film was going to get snubbed for months.
Because this is a highly competitive year and 8 nominees is not a lot in a highly competive year, lets say The Irishman, Marriage Story, and Two Popes all make it in, that leaves the last 5 spots divided between:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, Joker, The Farewell, Ford v Ferrari, Little Women,…[Read more]
Agree, it has a strong possibility, but this is a competitive year.
I think Queen & Slim is going to break in, not sure what it is going to kick out, but I definitely think it could get in over Joker, Ford v Ferrari, or Bombshell.
Is this year the most competitive of the decade, I see all of the following films as legitimate Best Picture possibilities:
- The Irishman
- Marriage Story
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- The Farewell
- Ford v Ferrari
- Little Women
- Queen & Slim
- JoJo Rabbit
- Richard Jewell
- A Beautiful Day in the…
Queen & Slim seems to be getting great reviews out of AFI Fest. I think I am moving it into my Best Picture predictions. It seems like a more likely nominee than The Farewell, Joker, The Two Popes, Bombshell, Ford v Ferrari, or Little Women if the reviews hold up. Adds a lot of diversity to the Oscar lineup and a politically relevant film.