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November 5, 2020 at 8:04 pm #1203820766
Finally got around to seeing Trial of Chicago 7 and I’m curious who you all think will be the BSA nominee from the film (they may even get two)
Right now, my preference would be
5. Abdul-Mateen II
But I think in terms of likelihood for a nomination it would be
4. Abdul-Mateen II
Rylance, Cohen, and Redmayne have the best roles and Mateen, while not afforded the same amount of screen time, definitely gets to have a lot of louder scenes that the Academy goes for. Would love to hear others’ thoughts.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHMay 27, 2020 at 3:27 pm #1203504156
I’m always astonished by the amount of hate Innaritu gets in these forums. The man has a knack for getting great performances out of his actors and he clearly has a talented eye. Not sure what standards we are judging directors by, but it seems like people here just don’t love his movies as much as most and are making that the basis for their rating of him.
I mean I liked but didn’t love Roma or TSOW but can still recognize Cuaron and Guillermo Del Toro are immensely talented directors who are at some level very deserving Oscar winners.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHApril 11, 2020 at 7:04 pm #1203421627
It: Chapter 2 directed by Mike Flanagan
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHApril 9, 2020 at 6:33 pm #1203418440
Cool to see all The Gentlemen notices. I know competition isn’t all that stiff (at all), but I enjoyed that movie a lot more than I thought I would. Suprinsingly a lot of fun.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 21, 2020 at 7:34 am #1203354981
I’m so damn bored of these biopics about someone from the past’s “incredible true story”. This goes tenfold if the film is about a musician.
I want them to give us something original rather than rehashes of the same story set to music and nostalgia.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 18, 2020 at 8:20 am #1203350753
What are your initial impressions of The French Dispatch? Do we have another Grand Budapest type contender or will this go the way of his other films?
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 18, 2020 at 6:53 am #1203350638
Parasite by miles. This might be a hot take, but I think the problem with Roma is it’s foreign cinema made for the appreciation of white people. This is anecdotal, but my family is made up of immigrants and they couldn’t make it 5 minutes into Roma. I enjoyed Roma but I admit I would never recommend it to a casual movie lover. Parasite breaks down language barriers and can be appreciated and enjoyed by all people. I think in countries like my family’s where poverty levels are high, movies are mostly enjoyed as escapism and for their entertainment value. Movies can still challenge viewers and put forth interesting ideas, but they still serve the primary purpose of being entertaining. From an accessibility standpoint, the two films aren’t even close.
Parasite is truly something special and I think it paves an exciting road for the future of World Cinema. It’s a foreign language film that was made for the enjoyment of all people- and not just cocktail intellectual Hollywood elites.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 13, 2020 at 7:06 am #1203345430
It would also help if the show was better. Results aside, it was a miserable watch. There were way too musical performances and most of them were terrible (save for Erivo and Eminem I guess). It ends up making the show overlong and this year it felt directionless too. Not a good combo.
I actually think people enjoy seeing the montages which showcase the movies in contention (the acting ones were particularly well-done). The funnier intros are also great. Nothing you can really do about the fact people are cutting cable, but make the show about the awards and the movies and I would bet more people would enjoy it and come back the next year.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 7, 2020 at 12:17 pm #1203334016
The closest race is Supporting Actress where Johansson (Jojo Rabbit) is probably second.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 7, 2020 at 12:15 pm #1203334013
Having now seen the Live Action Shorts, I think its clear that Brotherhood’s odds are WAY overstated for being listed alphabetically. There is LITERALLY NO WAY that wins. It lacks an engaging title (which we know helps) and content wise it’s very slow and emotionally way less impactful than its competition.
Neighbours Window felt like the conventional winner of the bunch, assuming people watched them. If you think namecheckers factor in I actually think Nefta Football Club is your dark horse.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 7, 2020 at 12:08 pm #1203334007
Production Design is an insanely difficult category to predict this year. I keep flip flopping. The people who think it’s locked and done for OUATIH are relying too much on the stats. I think it’s much closer than people think between the top 3 (hell, even top 4) contenders.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm #1203333117
I’m actually seeing them this year which is exciting. The last few years, and I’ve had success with this, I just pick the ones which have the names which stick out to me/seem like they’d be important. For me, this year that’s:
Nefta Football Club
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
St. Louis Superman
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHFebruary 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm #1203333043
Production Design might seem easy but it’s not. They rarely go with the frontrunner in that category and I’m not feeling OUATIH. I think it’s between 1917 and Parasite.
I agree that this category is more difficult than it seems. The category also links up with costume design quite often which makes me lean towards OUATIH which has the most ground in both plus better precursor support. I’m hoping the 1917 in BAFTA production design is just a British thing, because I will feel bad for switching off 1917 after the whole season I had it predicted at number 1.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIH