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by nightwingnova
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: PGA Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: PGA Nominations

I went with Shape of Water first...but then switched to Lady Bird as my pick tonight, thinking it was more "serious"
by nightwingnova
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!
Replies: 33
Views: 914

Re: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!

Picture (Drama): The Shape of Water Picture (Comedy/Musical): Lady Bird Director: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) Actor (Drama): Gary Oldman Actor (Comedy/Musical): James Franco (The Disaster Artist) Actress (Drama): Sally Hawkins Actress (Comedy/Musical): Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) Supportin...
by nightwingnova
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: National Society of Film Critics awards
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: National Society of Film Critics awards

Keep in mind that the members of the NSFC who don't live in or near the major media markets may not get to see a film until right before it's national release date.
by nightwingnova
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Predix: Nat'l Society of Film Critics Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Predix: Nat'l Society of Film Critics Awards

Shall we give this a try? Picture: Lady Bird; Get Out Director: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water); Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) Screenplay: Jordan Peele (Get Out); Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) Actor: Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name); James Franco (The Disaster Artist) Actress: Sally Hawkins...
by nightwingnova
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 57
Views: 1389

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

I have to respectfully disagree with the assertion that Mildred (McDormand)’s role is that of steadfast fury battling against systemic and cultural impediments to justice. It has been argued that one of those intentional roadblocks is the “patronizing” attitude of fellow town folk, who while express...
by nightwingnova
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: New York Film Critics Circle Winners
Replies: 43
Views: 915

Re: New York Film Critics Circle Winners

You rock! My critic friend contacted a member of the NYFCC for runners up. Best Picture: Call Me By Your Name was runner up. Best Director: PT Anderson and Nolan almost won. Explains why it took so long. Best Supporting Actor: Stuhlbarg almost won. Best Supporting Actress: Janney almost won. Phantom...
by nightwingnova
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: New York Film Critics Circle Winners
Replies: 43
Views: 915

Re: New York Film Critics Circle Winners

Folks leaked bits last year and it gave us a a good landscape of the best of the year. I hope they do it again. I've been searching...but so far, nada. Wasn't there a guy on Twitter that had good intel last year? My take is that this was mostly a vote for youth. Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name ar...
by nightwingnova
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: New York Film Critics Circle Winners
Replies: 43
Views: 915

Re: New York Film Critics Circle Winners

Now off to troll for the runners-up!
by nightwingnova
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 148
Views: 8968

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Like some fans, I was afraid that this re-film of the novel would be an uninspired trudge. But the result is instead an uneven attempt to fashion a more dynamic and exciting interpretation of the story and of the main character, detective Hercule Poirot. The 1974 film ve...
by nightwingnova
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 148
Views: 8968

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

THE SNOWMAN I can report that the movie is nowhere close to the book in blood violence porn. And the indulgent psychoanalysis has also been pruned to the stalk. So the movie is a reasonably respectable and tasteful adaptation of the lurid mystery novel. Michael Fassbender is brilliant and subtle. Di...
by nightwingnova
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien
Replies: 42
Views: 1951

Re: Feud: Ryan Murphy mentions Damien

She's blind, mostly deaf, over 100, and in Paris. How would she know? Olivia de Havilland sues FX over her inaccurate, unauthorized portrayal in "Feud" http://pagesix.com/2017/06/30/olivia-de-havilland-sues-fx-over-feud-portrayal/?_ga=2.52703016.1843712524.1498742392-1373971229.1473370799
by nightwingnova
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Screenplays 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Best Screenplays 2016

Original: La La Land - nice outline that is perfect for Chazelle's vision but wispy for this honor. Manchester by the Sea - Honest, solid family drama...my only complaint is that the source of Affleck's character's trauma and pain is withheld until about the film's mid-point, leaving us to wonder wh...
by nightwingnova
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Picture & Director 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Best Picture & Director 2016

My top four films: 1. Moonlight - for its freshness of story and milieu, its adroit direction, and the rigorous acting of its large ensemble. 2. Arrival - for its originality and vision, its revealing expansive and intimate cinematography, the instincts and sensitivities of its director, and Amy Ada...
by nightwingnova
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2016

Lucas Hedges was real fine. He and Casey Affleck were the center of Manchester by the Sea and carried it. As I've noted, Mahershala Ali gave the richest and most original of the male performances in Moonlight. As for the other fine actors in the movie, Andre Holland was excellent but didn't have muc...
by nightwingnova
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actress 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Best Actress 2016

Hands down Isabelle Huppert for me. Emma Stone was very good and charming in La La. But it wasn't much. Huppert's performance was counter to expectations - tough-as-nails yet traumatized, likable yet harsh, morally principled yet fluidly adaptable. She jumped into the role and fascinated with her co...

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