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June 10, 2016 at 10:30 am #1201848971
I echo the sentiment about Leigh. I think she’s overly mannered, even for that time. Other unpopular opinions:
– 2001: A Space Odyssey should’ve been a short film consisting of the last 40 minutes. It’s seriously long and ponderous.
– Wes Anderson is a quintessential example of critics hyping “the white male genius”. His movies, with the exception of his last, deserve no praise and they aren’t funny.
– Tim Robbins should’ve won Best Director for Dead Man Walking. Bridges of Madison County should’ve been nominated for picture.
– All The President’s Men is really stale movie.
– Gloria Swanson gives one of cinema’s most over-hyped performances in Sunset Boulevard.March 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm #219625
Came for predictions and ran into racists (Sasha and Vincelette). And, of course, most ppl aren’t even acknowledging that it’s happening. Great!March 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm #219708
We could analyze this to death or it’s really simple: voters thought his perf was better. The fact that his performance is not the type to really win in this category shows me that there was genuine support behind him. No other explanation.February 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm #209772
LuisVirgio, I accidentally read Meryl Streep in Ricki and The Flashers lol/ Anyway, the two movies that did not get enough attention last year, in my mind, were 99 Homes and The Gift. I don’t think any ending floored me like the latter did. As for performances, Gleeson in Ex Machina, Mendelson in Mississippi Grind, Pinkett in Magic Mike XXL, Mitchell and Giamatti in Straight Outta Compton. Beasts of No Nation is prob top 5 in terms of cinematography. Carol’s editing is extremely underrated in terms of what ppl speak on.February 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm #218719
Spotlight is too sedate to win. Winners have flash and more spectacle. Also, to revive an old debate, I think the term Oscar bait is reductive and inaccurate. We think of The Danish Girl and Unbroken as super baity, but neither got nominated. You know what did and won? Films like The Hurt Locker and No Country For Old Men.February 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm #215718
1. Spotlight 2. Room 3. The Big Short 4. Mad Max 5. The Revenant 6. The Martian 7. Brooklyn 8. Bridge of SpiesFebruary 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm #216579
12YAS wins for its astounding power. It’s one of the those inevitable winners. Birdman is second because it resonates with the industry and its unconvential approach shouldn’t have topped a preferential ballot. K ing’s Speech won in a strong lineup, it’s touching and important, and scored the most noms so I think it’s third. The Artist hit all key categories and it stands out as a silent film. Argo comes in last.February 6, 2016 at 6:57 am #215340
Of the performances I’ve seen, which means no Redmayne, DiCaprio and Cranston are just mediocre. People claiming he is the best of the year seem to forget what a complex role looks like. Fassbender takes this in a cakewalk. Gleason in Ex Machina and Jordan in Creed could easily replace any of the other four.January 30, 2016 at 3:37 pm #213244
The answer is Amy Adams twice – once in Junebug and second time in The Fighter. Oh, let’s not even get started on Davis losing to Cruz in Hollywood’s favorite deviant criminal, um, I mean writer, Woody Allen.January 30, 2016 at 6:30 am #213081
Academy voters don’t listen to internet fanboys. This thread is wishful thinking.January 24, 2016 at 9:08 am #212273
Why did open this? I need this white apologist bullshit off my screen now. When you actually consider your stats, only one non-white lead actresss winner, multiple years of white nominees, and quality of roles, you’ll see that your post is garbage.January 24, 2016 at 8:59 am #212293
Um, the fact that you’re comparing #OscarSoWhite to this is eyerolling. Comedy is harder to pull off and doesn’t hold up as often to a rewatch. That’s why.January 15, 2016 at 8:18 am #209644
Every actor runs out of steam. It happened with Streep herself. Anyway, I think the hate against JLaw is one of the uniquely bitter creations of forum posters. I don’t Stan for her to be clear . I think her first two noms were deserved, but I also think that she has an unexpressive face and miscasting her in roles only makes that fact worst. She’s no chameleon and I don’t think she has the emotional depth of other actresses. When she enters her thirties, noms will be a lot harder to come by. So, let’s stop the venom. It’s stupid. Also, no one is breaking Streep’s record. She still has 15 more years left in her and I’m convinced ( bc I love her) that some of her best work lies ahead or at least I hope.January 15, 2016 at 8:04 am #209385
If you believe Academy voters have a racial bias in the films they watch, as I do, I’d encourage you to stop posting here. You can’t talk to these people. It’s hopeless.