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January 7, 2019 at 11:16 am #1202724485
Eddie Macon’s Run
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Joaquin Phoenix as Eddie Macon
Jonathan Banks as Marzack
Alison Pill as Jilly Buck
Dr Strangelove, or; How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombJanuary 7, 2019 at 10:53 am #1202724455
I see as locks…
1. Alfonso Cuaron
2. Yorgos Lanthimos
3. Spike Lee
4. Bradley Cooper
I’m going out on a limb regarding the fifth slot. Last year PTA wasn’t getting much traction in the usual precursor awards, but was killing it with critic awards. Similarly this year Lynne Ramsay is crushing it with critic circles, so I’m going to risk it and put her as my fifth.
Honestly I don’t think You Were Never Really Here has a shot at a Best Picture nom, but I’m hoping for a Bennett Miller situation again. Wildly unlikely I know, but still hoping.January 7, 2019 at 7:53 am #1202724144
To kick things off, here’s a summary of my top three films per year since 2000.
2018 – First Reformed, Burning, A Quiet Place
2017 – Phantom Thread, Get Out, Dunkirk
2016 – Sairat, Fences, Toni Erdmann
2015 – Inside Out, The Lobster, Embrace of the Serpent
2014 – A Pigeon Sat on a Branch, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Lego Movie
2013 – Upstream Color, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Ida
2012 – Wadjda, It’s Such a Beautiful Day, Much Ado About Nothing
2011 – The Artist, Midnight in Paris, A Separation
2010 – Toy Story 3, Inception, The King’s Speech
2009 – Mary and Max, Ajami, The White Ribbon
2008 – Wall E, Slumdog Millionaire, Departures
2007 – There Will Be Blood, La Vie en Rose, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2006 – The Fountain, The Bothersome Man, The Departed
2005 – The Tiger and the Snow, The Death of Mr Lazarescu, Cache
2004 – Primer, Before Sunset, Hotel Rwanda
2003 – Lost in Translation, Big Fish, The Return
2002 – The Pianist, Russian Ark, Talk to Her
2001 – Amelie, Gosford Park, Lagaan
2000 – Yi Yi, In the Mood for Love, O Brother Where Art Thou
Most anticipated for 2019: Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”, Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, and Scorsese’s “The Irishman”February 9, 2015 at 4:02 am #175088
Jodorowsky’s Dune – A+
Two Days, One Night – A+
The Tale of Princess Kaguya – A+
Ida – A
The Lego Movie – A
Big Hero 6 – A-
The Imitation Game – B+
Selma – B+
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – B+
St. Vincent – B+
Guardians of the Galaxy – B
The Theory of Everything – B
Big Eyes – B
Interstellar – B-
The Maze Runner – C+
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – D
The Giver – D-February 7, 2015 at 10:58 am #527358
One more day left to vote. Someone’s gotta break a pretty tough tie.February 7, 2015 at 10:58 am #527357
One more day left to vote. Someone’s gotta break a pretty tough tie.February 4, 2015 at 6:24 am #527356
I’m going for Apocalypse Now and Sunset Blvd.
Pity to vote against any of these though. Love them all.January 6, 2015 at 8:49 am #524775
Matchups are supposed to last one week (so until the 9th) but I may not have internet access that day, so round 2 may begin a few days late.January 2, 2015 at 10:20 am #524769
The roughest ones for me are 1H (My Fair Lady vs. To Kill a Mockingbird) seeing as each of those are among my favorite films of all time. One will obviously win, but whichever is eliminated will be a tragedy. I think I’ll be supporting My Fair Lady in this matchup.
It also pains me to see both of Billy Wilder’s nominated films going head to head in 1K (The Apartment vs. Sunset Blvd), especially as those are my two favorite of his. Still, think the edge goes to Sunset Blvd, if nothing else for Gloria Swanson’s role. But just barely.
Finally, 1S is a bear. Dr. Strangelove vs. Pulp Fiction. Could it have been any more different films going up against one another? Both completely brilliant in totally different ways. Still, while Pulp Fiction has three amazing performances (Thurman, Jackson, and Travolta) Dr Strangelove has three amazing performances by the same guy. Vote to Strangelove.January 1, 2015 at 6:06 am #524764
The Social Network
Million Dollar Baby
Up in the Air
Silver Linings Playbook
Silence of the Lambs
Lots of stuff also should not be on the short list like Life is Beautiful
Perhaps you missed that each person could nominate eight. You seem to have posted 24 here. Tell you what though, since between this and JOSE we’re nearly at 64, just cut out eight of these and we’ll begin.
And Life Is Beautiful should be on the short list. It was nominated for Best Picture along with seven other Oscars, and won Best Actor for Roberto Benigni (beating out the likes of Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, and Edward Norton) and Best Foreign Language film.
It stays.December 31, 2014 at 7:43 am #524760
I only see 29 there, are there 3 that you didn’t add to the list yet?
Yes. Fixed now.December 31, 2014 at 7:37 am #524758
Alright, we’ve got 32 nominees. Stop it here or hold out for 64 nominees?December 30, 2014 at 7:36 am #524757
Just 5 I can think of:
4)The Godfather Part 2
5)An American in Paris
Bear in mind they don’t need to be Best Picture winners. Anything nominated is eligible.December 24, 2014 at 6:48 am #524740
I LOVE this list. Glad to see so many of my favourites, and there are only 7 films here I’ve never seen. Looking forward to watching them now! I’m especially glad that somebody else had Sherlock Jr. on their list, because it is honestly one of the films that I felt has always been tragically overlooked. Other films were pleasant surprises, but that was the one that shocked me the most.
I mostly agree, though there are a few films that were shockingly overlooked.
2001: A Space Odyssey and Lawrence of Arabia were the two that mainly stick out in my mind. Also My Fair Lady, seeing the huge amount of musicals on the list. And yet we overlooked the most successful musical, as far as Ocars goes.