Forum Replies Created
October 24, 2021 at 2:14 am #1204535595
I know a lot of people will hate me but I really don’t believe the allegations against Woody Allen. And I say this as a very very feminist person who almost always roots for women.
There’s room for reasonable doubt surely. It’s interesting how there are those among the “believe victims/survivors” crowd who have responded to Moses Farrow’s allegations of physical and verbal abuse against Mia with indifference at best, and outright hostility at worst, simply because he provides a perspective on the events concerning Dylan that clashes with their preformed opinions. This isn’t to say whether I personally lean one way or the other on the issue.October 14, 2021 at 2:46 am #1204518136
The original thread seems to be working fine again now.October 13, 2021 at 11:32 am #1204517438
I never understood why they did it like that. They should do it as the year they are actually nominated in not for the year of the movie
Because it’s easier for historical purposes to go by year of film. More than in any other medium, films are commonly associated by the year they were released, and contrasted with other films of the same year, even outside of awards conversations. It becomes confusing if the ‘Best Picture winner of 1978’ is also the ‘best movie of 1977’.October 13, 2021 at 11:20 am #1204517410
I thought the executive committee ‘saves’ were only abandoned last year as the discussion would’ve had to be conducted online and they were worried about a possible leak. Maybe the committee can be reintroduced if the members can meet in person, but I haven’t seen confirmation of such.October 12, 2021 at 7:04 am #1204514962
Meh, let them make their nominations. The collective industry can pay as little attention to them as it wants.October 11, 2021 at 9:06 am #1204513195
Was Trial ever actually no. 1 in the predictions centre? I genuinely don’t know.October 11, 2021 at 2:46 am #1204512738
Having now seen Spencer, I’m amazed Timothy Spall isn’t being touted more as a contender for a nomination given its a very barren category so far?
Justice for Mr. Turner lol. In all seriousness though, I haven’t seen much buzz surrounding any actor except Stewart in that film.
On an unrelated note, I saw Titane yesterday and wonder if the excellent Vincent Lindon could figure in trifecta critics groups. He’s really a co-lead, but the same could be said for Song Kang-ho in Parasite yet he won LAFCA and had a runner-up spot at NSFC.October 9, 2021 at 2:52 pm #1204511094
Hahahahaha please. A movie does not have to be seen to be a lock. The Irishman was more locked in May of 2019 than Dune is now.
It’s easy to say that in retrospect, but before The Irishman had premiered there was some concern the movie would be too familiar territory for Scorsese for people to get excited about. (Remember Casino received only one nomination.) Of course when the first reviews came out it became clear that that wouldn’t be the case, but that’s beside the point. Oscar history is peppered with instances of hotly anticipated releases by award-winning directors and featuring starry casts that failed to match expectations. Just check out This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. Now I’m not saying I genuinely believe this will happen with Nightmare Alley – it could get nominations across the board and I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised – but nor would I be totally shocked if it received a more divisive or indifferent response. The source material is less up del Toro’s, well, alley, than most of his other work.October 7, 2021 at 4:26 pm #1204508067
Guys I’m doing a survey I need to ask you two easy and quick questions because there is not a specific thread for this : Do you prefer Aster or Eggers? For which upcoming movie are you excited more Disappointment blvd or The Northman? I would thank you so much if you answer me those two questions.
Eggers’s films feels more tangible to me, more textured; I almost feel as if I am enduring what his characters go through on a physical level. Whereas with Aster I find there’s something a little strained, or unrelaxed, about his style, however skillful and compelling his work may be. I couldn’t help wondering why either of his features didn’t land with more force, although Midsommar, like The Lighthouse, counterbalances horror, black comedy and plain shock-value to good effect.
Naturally I’m more excited for The Northman and was slightly disappointed when I learned it wouldn’t be released till next year.October 3, 2021 at 1:38 am #1204499383
I’m sticking mostly to upset winners as Oscar can “claim” them as its own decision, so to speak.
Marcia Gay Harden for Pollock (okay it was sort of category fraud but that’s not really her fault)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Original Score
Denzel Washington for Training Day
Adrien Brody for The Pianist
Talk to Her – Original Screenplay
Spirited Away – Animated Feature
Brokeback Mountain – Original Score
Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina – Visual Effects (probably a fluke win, but an inspired one all the same)
Moonlight – Best Picture
Arrival – Sound Editing
Olivia Colman for The Favourite
Parasite – Best Picture & DirectorSeptember 30, 2021 at 1:10 am #1204493848
Well I thought you were implying that Nicole’s accent was comical in the film.
No I meant that based on recordings of the real Virginia Woolf’s voice, her antiquated received pronunciation might seem comical if an actor tried to reproduce it. Nicole Kidman made a deliberate choice not to attempt Woolf’s accent (probably wise), but I can’t help wondering if Emily Watson could’ve pulled it off, or at least gone half way with it. Sorry if that was unclear.