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by The Original BJ
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award January 2018

Is there ANYONE who would object to this selection? He spent decades as a working actor before he really broke through, and once he did, contributed a ton of memorable performances in films both serious and popular, as both leading man and character actor. And frankly, given Hollywood's current cris...
by The Original BJ
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

I think it's a very possible winner -- it's a dark movie, but I imagine many people will just find it so cathartic right now, especially in Hollywood, where a vote for a film on this subject matter would essentially be seen as a vote for every aggrieved woman sick and tired of watching abusive men e...
by The Original BJ
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS I think it's interestingly ambiguous why he picks up the file. There's also another possibility -- Dixon could realize that solving an unsolved case causing the police department a lot of grief could be the tic...
by The Original BJ
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Saw the movie again today, so here are some additional thoughts: HUGE SPOILERS FOLLOW ABSOLUTELY DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE In my earlier post, I'd mentioned that Mildred butts up against systemic issues that prevent her from achieving justice for her daughter. This is true, but in a ...
by The Original BJ
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1991
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Best Cinematography 1991

I agree that The Silence of the Lambs is definitely a good substitute. I would also throw out Barton Fink -- which won all three critics' prizes that year. The Prince of Tides is -- as in so many categories -- the worst. I don't find anything special about the photography in the New York portion of ...
by The Original BJ
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

It's very possible that the nightmarish state of the world at the moment is causing me to simply be happy that movies exist at all, but I've been feeling pretty sunny toward most of this year's releases. (Cut to: Darkest Hour sweeping the Oscars). Call Me By Your Name is another very fine entry in t...
by The Original BJ
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: The Best Picture Formula Ramble
Replies: 27
Views: 345

Re: The Best Picture Formula Ramble

Great conversation, everyone. One thing that's definitely worth pointing out is that for all the talk of the "New" Academy, very little about the nominations and awards last year actually reflected any seismic shift. This has been a bit masked because the big story of the ceremony -- Moonl...
by The Original BJ
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1990
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Best Cinematography 1990

Interestingly, all three of the critics' winners were omitted by Oscar this year -- The Sheltering Sky, Where the Heart Is, and Goodfellas. I'm still missing the first two, but Scorsese's film is obviously deserving of nomination -- that tracking shot into the Copacabana is now legendary. As others ...
by The Original BJ
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: The Best Picture Formula Ramble
Replies: 27
Views: 345

Re: The Best Picture Formula Ramble

Sabin wrote:the room is now the room.


But is it The Room?
by The Original BJ
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: The Best Picture Formula Ramble
Replies: 27
Views: 345

Re: The Best Picture Formula Ramble

One question I've been asking myself re: Dunkirk -- and it's basically an extension of my thoughts on its Oscar chances when I saw it -- is "Does this look like a Best Picture winner IN 2017?" Of course, it isn't true that the Oscar winner is always a movie that taps into the zeitgeist of ...
by The Original BJ
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Animated Feature Submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Animated Feature Submissions

Sending thoughts and prayers we are all spared The Emoji Movie. (NINE percent fresh on RT!!!!!)
by The Original BJ
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 244
Views: 5881

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Yeah, I just don't see much precedent for Breathe factoring into the race at all -- it was a box-office catastrophe, quite poorly reviewed (Metacritic is at a grisly 51), and backed by Bleecker Street, hardly a studio with much awards-season muscle. The argument that people will discover it on scree...
by The Original BJ
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Animated Feature Submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Animated Feature Submissions

26 films have qualified for the Animated Feature Oscar, which means we'll have 5 nominees this year. But, for the life of me, I have no idea what four of the nominees will end up being. (I'm assuming Coco is a certain nominee, and the likely presumptive winner.) The studio side of the slate features...
by The Original BJ
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Shape of Water reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: The Shape of Water reviews

I found The Shape of Water to be a thoroughly transporting experience visually, and exciting in the way its sensibility -- even compared to del Toro's other films -- makes it feel like such a fresh, weird thing. But I still don't think del Toro's storytelling is quite on a par with his images and so...
by The Original BJ
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 244
Views: 5881

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Helena Bonham Carter didn’t have a huge part in King’s Speech, but I thought she was at least a delight when she was on screen. I personally thought Thomas didn’t make much of an impression at all. (I also found King’s Speech far more entertaining/fresh overall than Darkest Hour, even if I didn’t wa...

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