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
Feb 07, 2023
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February 4, 2023 at 8:07 am #1205283539
Let’s not forget the pure blind namecheck of Ellen Burstyn’s 14 second performance in MRS. HARRIS 😏
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 24, 2022 at 12:29 pm #1204930025
His best film is ETERNAL SUNSHINE but as for best performance, I would have it be a battle between that film and THE TRUMAN SHOW.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 24, 2022 at 12:28 pm #1204930023
I’ll always have a soft spot for DIE HARD.
His best performance was probably PULP FICTION in terms of films but I still think his star-making TV work as David Addison on MOONLIGHTING might be my favorite performance of his.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 12, 2022 at 3:56 pm #1204914758
She was win worthy for FRANCES but I do support Streep taking it that year.
She did a lovely job in TOOTSIE but it wasn’t worthy of a nomination.
I think she deserved a nod for COUNTRY but she wouldn’t make my lineup for SWEET DREAMS, MUSIC BOX, or BLUE SKY.
I do really like her though.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 3, 2022 at 3:03 pm #1204898474
I did a list of my top 10 movies per decade starting in the 30s up to the 2010s.
I didn’t rank my choices below my top 10 but I did list 25 Honorable Mentions.
Days of Being Wild
Raise the Red Lantern
Beauty & The Beast
The Double Life of Veronique
The Silence of the Lambs
The Remains of the Day
The Usual Suspects
The Sweet Hereafter
Gods & Monsters
All About My Mother
Eyes Wide Shut
And then my top 10 was:
10- Central Station
8- Secrets & Lies
7- La Haine
6- The Truman Show
5- *tie* Blue/Red of the Three Colors Trilogy
4- Being John Malkovich
2- A Brighter Summer Day
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 1, 2022 at 6:58 pm #1204893594
The Usual Suspects
To Die For
Runner up: La Ceremonie
Matthieu Kassovitz, La Haine
Vincent Cassel, La Haine
Nicole Kidman, To Die For
Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects
Joan Allen, Nixon
The Usual Suspects
To Die For
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 27, 2022 at 7:07 pm #1204882089
BELFAST and CODA.
What a weak Screenplay duo.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 27, 2022 at 2:30 pm #1204879741
I could see WORST PERSON taking it in a divided field based on passion…not to mention it’s far better than all four of the other nominees combined.
I decided to predict it.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm #1204879338
PICTURE: Drive My Car
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Buckley
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kotsur
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Worst Person in the World
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Drive My Car
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 27, 2022 at 6:48 am #1204878692
Predicting Cruz to be the winner here and she would be the most deserving.
If Chastain wins, I won’t really be upset because I still think she gave that role what it needed. It just sucks that the film around her frequently failed her.
And even if somehow Stewart pulled off a colossal upset, this will probably be the only acting category of the night where I’d be truly happy with the winner.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 27, 2022 at 6:44 am #1204878677
At this point, I’m just sort of feeling invested in the crazy outcomes rather than feeling invested in the films.
PICTURE will go to two films I wasn’t particularly fond of.
Hamaguchi should take Director. (Campion should’ve won for THE PIANO in addition to her Screenplay win).
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 24, 2022 at 5:04 pm #1204874490
I do have to say that despite Metcalf deserving it, I’ll always say that Betty Gabriel in GET OUT was the best example of how to make the most of your brief screen time.
One of the best acted scenes in recent memory.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 21, 2022 at 6:52 pm #1204865806
Drive My Car
West Side Story
The Power of the Dog
Don’t Look Up
I really don’t like this lineup.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 21, 2022 at 6:44 pm #1204865798
Ranking of nominees:
Ranking of movies:
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Being the Ricardos
Personal top 5:
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 20, 2022 at 7:35 am #1204861437
Honestly, aside from DRIVE MY CAR, I’m not overly enthused for ANY of the nominees this year.
I’d probably put DUNE in second place but after that, it’s really an “in the moment” ranking that may change on a given day.
CODA was sweet and fairly enjoyable but it was also so predictable and run of the mill. I commend it for its deaf representation but by the time it was over, it just sort of all left me as being mostly forgettable.
The sad truth is that the one movie I did consider heartwarming and very well done this year was C’MON C’MON and that got shafted all season.
This BP lineup will go down as one of my least favorites in quite some time…definitely on par with 2018.
As for what I think will win, I do see tides turning for CODA but I am not ready to rule out POTD yet.
In the end, I am not really caring much as I didn’t care for either of those films.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”Not now