A bit late to the party but I’ve just finished watching S2.
I want to echo Robin Weigert’s sudden disappearance. There’s a lot of talk about all the other actresses on this show (almost too much, seems like it’s love/hate for every character/performance) but I think Weigert was definitely worthy of more and better material; I kept looking for her…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Actors who got 3 or fewer nominations since 2000 for drama and comedy series in the forum Television 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I am fascinated by the sheer amount of time you wasted on creating such a detailed, unnecessary and pointless list.
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Who Came in Sixth Place: Best Actor/Supporting Actor in the forum Movies 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Good choices but I am not really seeing Pacino here. I like the movie very much but from what I remember, the movie wasn’t really liked and the kind of film that hardly gets nominated in that category.
Steve Martin’s name pops up whenever it’s about missed nominations. I am wondering whether the academy liked him enough to have him just miss…[Read more]
She’s actually tremendously underrated. She gives performances worthy of awards consideration every other year and each year it’s completely ignored; not ridiculoued, not called underserving, simply ignored and not discussed and that is a shame. Her performances in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The Tree of Life, Miss Sloane, Molly’s Game and…[Read more]
Supporting categories have become co-lead categories. True supporting performances rarely stand a chance or get laughed at for being ‘glorified cameos’ (Ali’s first win).
For me it’s ‘if in doubt, go with lead’, just to be sure. For the Oscars, it’s ‘if in doubt, go with supporting’.
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Who Came in Sixth Place: Best Actress/Supporting Actress in the forum Movies 2 months, 3 weeks ago
1940: Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday
1941: Irene Dunne in Penny Serenade
1942: I have no idea. Maybe Barbara Stanwyck or Claudette Colbert
1943: Ida Lupino in The Hard Way
1944: Tallulah Bankhead in Lifeboat
1945: Peggy Ann Gardner in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
1946: Irene Dunne in Anna and the King of Siam
1947: Ida…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic 2019 Emmy Awards Limited Series/TV Movie Predictions (Part 2) in the forum Television 3 months, 1 week ago
Hill House – one of the most overpraised show on these forums. Stylish it is – rest is meh. Am I the only one who didn’t think the show made a lot of sense? Where was the horror? Eventually there was none. Hope it will be deservedly shut out come nominations day.
Am I the only one who thinks the title of the season is incredibly misleading? I was expecting some Big Brother, big politics, paranoia and surveillance society season yet it’s about horror films of the 80s. Don’t get me wrong – great theme – but 1984 is Orwell.
I find it hard to get enthusiastic for 1976 – the nominees are fine but my eventual winner (Jane Alexander) doesn’t feel like a real winner to me.
1982 is the same – solid group of performances but hard to get passionate about. Same for 1981.
1977 is also a wasteland. Redgrave is a deserving and worthy winner but she was chosen out of an…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic What Films Have You Watched Recently? Thread (Part I) in the forum Movies 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Re-watched it yesterday after finishing Fosse/Verdon a couple of days ago.
I just hated it; when I saw it for the first time, I judged it mediocre but now after so many years, I changed my mind and judge it bad. There’s no story, no charm, and MacLaine is unbearably over-the-top. I wonder whether it’s all about Verdon and without her, it’s just…[Read more]
The only nominee I have seen is Marina and I thought her rather good. Blunt is phenomenal (as usual) but to me clearly lead.
Here’s my line-up so far:
01. Gillian Anderson in UFO
02. Saskia Rosendahl in Werk ohne Autor [Never Look Away]
03. Jessy Moravec in Mario
04. Alexandra Shipp in Love, Simon
05. Paula Beer in Werk ohne Autor [Never…[Read more]
I recently watched Dressed to Kill again and it’s such a great movie. I do not understand any of the nominations this received. Nancy Allen is an 80s queen nobody knows existed.
Mommie Dearest is pretty good and Dunaway does what is expected of her. She comes in 2nd in my line-ups.
Cher in Burlesque? Not only was she amazing but the real insult…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic What Films Have You Watched Recently? Thread (Part I) in the forum Movies 4 months ago
Werk ohne Autor [Never Look Away] (2018) – best movie I have seen since Arrival (10/10)
Cop (1988) – not what I expected, let down by the ending (7/10)
The Wife (2018) – quite slow, sometimes powerful, but left a bit to be desired. Not uninteresting though (7/10)
The Incredibles 2 (2018) – lots and lots of fun (9/10)
Heat Lightning (1934) -…[Read more]
In my personal awards universe, she wins for the following movies:
A Cry in the Dark
She comes close to winning for The Iron Lady, Florence Foster Jenkins and Kramer vs. Kramer.
From her Oscar nominations, I feel that Music of the Heart is a real head-scratcher. It is a fine performance but given in a…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Had Kathleen Turner been nominated for Romancing the Stone in 1984 in the forum Movies 4 months, 1 week ago
I don’t think so. Today’s Academy’s make-up might have given Turner a nomination and a potential win but Places in the Heart was way too up the 80s Academy’s alley to not award it (I don’t think this sentence is grammatical, but you get my point).
I think her peers were never thrilled with Turner. She seemed cold and arrogant and to me it always…[Read more]
ANd the rest:
in [blue]All the Money in the World[/blue]
in [blue]Die Kriegerin [Combat Girls][/blue]
in [blue]Another Earth[/blue]
in [blue]Winter’s Bone[/blue]
in [blue]The…[Read more]
And the rest:
in [blue]The Magnificent Seven[/blue]
in [blue]Steve Jobs[/blue]
in [blue]The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby[/blue]
in [blue]The Help[/blue]
in [blue]Shutter Island[/blue]
in [blue]Kirschblüten – Hanami…[Read more]
- Load More