Somewhat younger movie lover....I have always loved watching movies and talking about them with anybody who would listen or show the slightest inkling that they may love them too. I am also a huge lover and supporter of live Theatre and think more people in today's society should go see more plays/musicals. I do love being able to talk to and associate with many other arts lovers on this site and am always open for any discussion.
Dec 17, 2011
Jan 20, 2020
I’ve always thought this was a fascinating Oscar season.
Back then, the Director snub seemed like a hard hurdle to recover from (unless you were DRIVING MISS DAISY). It was quite shocking when Ron Howard got snubbed along with Ang Lee for SENSE & SENSIBILITY…which were both considered the de facto frontrunners.
While I was still very young a…[Read more]
It may be slightly based on my own personal bias but I’m switching my Best Picture prediction to PARASITE. Yes, I get that it has major hurdles to overcome but I feel like it is the film that will benefit most from the preferential ballot (even though it lost on such a ballot at PGA) and the fact it seems to have the least divisive s…[Read more]
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ford v. Ferrari
For the record, except for my bottom two and top two, the rest of them are all interchangeable and I don’t dislike any of them.
I just wish THE LIGHTHOUSE, PAIN & GLORY, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, and US gained more traction.
For the record, I’m not his biggest fan. After my top 3, I’m as less into these films as many are. I’m not even that admiring of Inglorious Basterds.
4-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
6-Kill Bill Vol. 2
7-Kill Bill Vol. 1
9-The Hateful Eight
Anthony replied to the topic Which Oscar nominees do you think are ridiculously overrated? in the forum Movies 2 days, 15 hours ago
I’ve wanted Laura Dern to have an Oscar for years now…and part of me will love the fact that she is going to get one…but I feel like this will be a win on par with Don Ameche in COCOON. There just isn’t much there and I do not understand how she has even managed to gain critical award traction for the performance. Even her “big moment” rang fa…[Read more]
Anthony replied to the topic PGA Awards: Will it preview Oscar Best Picture winner? in the forum Movies 3 days, 15 hours ago
I still just have this feeling (and it could just be that I am biased due to my love of the film) that PARASITE could still pull this off.
SPOTLIGHT was able to pull off a surprise despite not winning either the PGA or DGA….granted it won WGA and the SAG ensemble award and wasn’t a foreign film.
PARASITE just seems like the kind of film that…[Read more]
While it does seem like a compelling scenario, I also don’t think it will happen. It certainly does seem like something that COULD happen based not just on that Denzel win (granted he hadn’t won a SAG up till then), but they can often be sentimental in their choices like giving Gloria Stuart the win (in a tie, mind you) or Ruby Dee managing to win…[Read more]
2018 was such a weak year for film. The only film nominated for Best Picture that I actually loved was THE FAVOURITE. I liked some of the others but then I loathed the fact that something like BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY even got in and also managed to win multiple Oscars. The Best Actor race may have been weak but it wasn’t weak that we should’ve had Rami…[Read more]
+5 Dench Mulligan
-5 Smith Streep
Judi Dench, Notes On a Scandal (1885)
Colin Firth, A Single Man (1863)
Ellen Burstyn, Requiem For a Dream (245)
Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (212)
Laura Linney, You Can Count On Me (210)
Maggie Smith, Gosford Park (201)
Carey Mulligan, An Education (179)
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears…[Read more]
There are a lot of wins that I certainly don’t hate that get a lot of bashing…but I won’t list those because they aren’t my favorite film or performance from their respective lists.
One film, however, that normally gets a lot of disdain (though recently has had some more promising notices) for beating a “superior” film for Best Picture is…[Read more]
Even though my vote for Best Actress that year would’ve gone to the also snubbed Nicole Kidman in TO DIE FOR, Kathy Bates would’ve been my strong 2nd place choice.
DELORES CLAIBORNE was certainly underappreciated at that time and I, too, love seeing the resurgence it has had in the last 20 years. I also think Kathy Bates still refers to it as her…[Read more]
Bong Joon-ho, PARASITE
Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER
Lupita Nyong’o, US
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Willem Dafoe, THE LIGHTHOUSE or Song Kang-ho, PARASITE
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Cho Yeo-Jeong, PARASITE
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Honestly…I don’t have…[Read more]
Not sure I am going to say anything that is relatively new…but I am someone who has been an avid award season follower since the late 90s (I am 31 for reference). I did drop down in obsession with following the award season over the past decade, but I still think this is one of those years where I just feel too annoyed with the results.
Art is…[Read more]
Anthony replied to the topic What are the actual chances of Parasite winning Best Picture? in the forum Movies 1 week, 3 days ago
As of this exact moment, I think it could still pull it off but that’s also me mixing in my own personal love for the film and being too hopeful.
If it manages to win the PGA, I think it will retain a solid frontrunner status. That status will only be emboldened if it wins the DGA along with the SAG and CC. I think if it loses the PGA, it p…[Read more]
Anthony replied to the topic Who will be this year's "out of nowhere" nominees? in the forum Movies 1 week, 5 days ago
I was originally predicting Cho Yeo-jeong for PARASITE but I since decided that was probably too much of a gamble…even though she deserves it. I am still predicting Song Kang-ho to get nominated in hopes that they loved PARASITE enough to want to nominate an actor from it.
I am worried that if no one from PARASITE ends up getting an acting nom…[Read more]
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