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
Jul 11, 2020
It really does feel like a “stars aligning” scenario.
In the case of Peter O’Toole, wasn’t he considered the frontrunner for THE LION IN WINTER before losing to Robertson’s erratic performance in CHARLY? I feel like he was basically robbed whereas Robertson had other things in his corner, like having Dina Merrill as a wife.
I do think you could…[Read more]
I do have to ask: was Tomei even considered a possibility as a nominee?
It just seems so far out of left field….and then she won the damn thing.
I feel like had the SAG Awards existed that year, she might have been the victor there.
She is such a fantastic actress. I agree that she was snubbed of nominations for PASSION FISH, CROOKLYN, and CLEMENCY.
@GALAXY98: LOVE your list!! Though I would’ve nominated Cho in Supporting and given her the win there.
My list is as follows:
Awkwafina, THE FAREWELL
Adele Haenel, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Lupita Nyong’o, US
Florence Pug…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Love or Loath No. 9: Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman in the forum Movies 5 days ago
I guess you could say that I don’t hate his performance but I do think I’d rank him dead last in that category.
Denzel Washington was robbed that year and I also felt Stephen Rea was wonderful as well.
Strictly basing it on the performance, Pacino did a great job in not having any kind of vibrancy around the eyes. The lack of movement was qui…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Was Mahershala Ali really "supporting" in Green Book? in the forum Movies 1 week, 4 days ago
He is definitely a Lead. I would definitely concede that Mortensen was more of a Lead but that shouldn’t mean Ali deserved to be bumped to Supporting.
It’s upsetting to think how this probably cost Grant an Oscar for a performance that truly was Supporting and was actually, in my opinion, better.
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Lead or Supporting No. 18: Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls in the forum Movies 1 week, 4 days ago
Effie White is a LEAD character and even if you can argue she may be offscreen (or stage) for a decent amount of time, she’s such a force that the character is the one you truly end up remembering after watching it.
Of course, you could say that about a Supporting performance but I do feel she has the screen time to warrant a Lead placement.
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Lead or Supporting No. 24: Phillip Seymour Hoffman in The Master in the forum Movies 1 week, 4 days ago
I would say he fits into Lead more than Supporting…and he was far and away the best person in that category. He should’ve won a second Oscar for this, especially since DiCaprio was shockingly snubbed.
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Lead or Supporting: Cho Yeo-Jeong (Mrs. Park) in Parasite in the forum Movies 1 week, 5 days ago
While I definitely agree that she is Supporting, it’s interesting that she was thrust into Lead at some of the Korean based awards (I think she even WON a Best Actress award over there).
I also agree that the film is the true definition of an ensemble, but if I were to put anyone in Lead it would be Choi Woo-shik.
Cho Yeo Jeong should’ve WON…[Read more]
I feel like the best might be WALL-E, but in terms of quality and pure entertainment, I absolutely adore TOY STORY 3. I think it’s actually a masterpiece, and I would agree that first two are also great.
The 4th one, while good, wasn’t necessary and even tarnished the beauty of the 3rd.
COCO made me quite emotional at the end so I want to giv…[Read more]
I don’t necessarily mind Latifah getting nominated. She did a nice job in the film but in the end, she probably wouldn’t make my personal lineup.
Bates, as much as I love her, wasn’t truly Oscar worthy for this role. She basically got nominated for her famous hot tub scene. It wasn’t a bad p…[Read more]
Elizabeth Taylor will be the bookends, but aside from her and Hepburn’s 67 win, this decade was FANTASTIC for Actress winners. Even for the people I wouldn’t have voted for are pretty great in their own right.
#1-Taylor, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
#2-Hepburn, LION IN WINTER
#5-Bancroft (fantastic win but I would’ve given i…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Rank the Best Supporting Actor Winners of the 2010s in the forum Movies 3 weeks, 3 days ago
1. J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH
2. Sam Rockwell, THREE BILLBOARDS
3. Christian Bale, THE FIGHTER
4. Mark Rylance, BRIDGE OF SPIES
5. Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS
6. Mahershala Ali, GREEN BOOK (Grant)
7. Christoph Waltz, DJANGO UNCHAINED (Hoffman was a lead too but he was far and away the best in the category)
8. Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME IN…[Read more]
I’m going to name 10 women and 10 men:
1. Gilda Radner
2. Jan Hooks
3. Kate McKinnon
4. Jane Curtin
5. Kirsten Wigg
6. Ana Gasteyer
7. Tina Fey
8. Molly Shannon
9. Rachel Dratch
10. Cecily Strong
1. Phil Hartman
2. Bill Murray
3. Dan Aykroyd
4. Eddie Murphy
5. Bill Hader
6. Dana Carvey
7. Will Ferrell
8. Chris Parnell
9. Jon L…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Which filmmaker among these has the greatest filmography overall?? in the forum Movies 1 month, 1 week ago
I think Bergman takes this for me. Even his lesser films are still pretty damn good.
Kurosawa, Scorsese, and Tarkovsky would be close behind.
Spielberg, in my opinion, has far too many middling films in his canon to compare but he has good classics too.
While I do concede that the structure of the film worked well, I think the dialogue was more than enough reason to not let slip into the race.
I agree with M….the direction and pacing/editing along with a solid ensemble and spectacle helped shield the true horror of the dialogue.
Only three of the winners here were truly worthy in my eyes.
3. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (though I sort of preferred HER)
4. THE SHAPE OF WATER (Three Billboards)
5. BIRDMAN (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
6. ARGO (Zero Dark Thirty)
7. SPOTLIGHT (The Big Short or Mad Max)
8. THE KING’S SPEECH (The Social Network)
9. THE ARTIST (The T…[Read more]
I feel like I remember the old poster Seanflynn back in the day saying that John Wayne was one of the biggest foregone conclusions since he began watching the ceremony in the mid 60s
Some could argue that Hoffman was being egotistical but I really don’t think that’s the case. He was fantastic in that film and he should’ve won…and just two years…[Read more]
Honestly, aside from my top 2, I’m not sure I am crazy about the rest of the other 8.
#1-Bong Joon-ho, PARASITE
#2-Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
#3-Innaritu, BIRDMAN (Wes Anderson)
#4-Cuarón, ROMA (Lanthimos or Pawlikowski)
#5-Chazelle, LA LA LAND (Barry Jenkins)
#6-Cuarón, GRAVITY (Steve McQueen)
#7-Iñárritu, REVENANT (George Mille…[Read more]
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