Which Nominees Have You Seen?

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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Greg » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:52 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:I think Abacus is a really well-structured film, and it would finally give Steve James the Oscar he has never won, but Strong Island has the narrative in and out of the film that could propel it. It is well-worth checking out if you get the chance.


Yah, Hoop Dreams is my favorite film from 1994 and one of my all-time favorite documentaries.

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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:24 am

I think this is a really strong documentary lineup. Faces, Places, Abacus, and Strong Island would all be on my Top 5 documentaries of the year list. Last Men in Aleppo is powerful, but I thought City of Ghosts was much more fascinating. Icarus is not my type of film at all, but it is fine for what it is. I wanted Unrest to take that slot.

I have no idea what takes this prize. Faces, Places may be my favorite film of the year, but it feels so different from what the Academy nominates (I'm shocked it was even nominated). I think Abacus is a really well-structured film, and it would finally give Steve James the Oscar he has never won, but Strong Island has the narrative in and out of the film that could propel it. It is well-worth checking out if you get the chance.
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:48 am

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FilmFan720 wrote:My list of films I need to see is very long (although I just got a bunch of Spirit Awards screeners that will help), but I've actually seen all 5 documentary nominees already!


What did you think of them?

I've only seen the Abacus & Faces, Places. If Strong Island happens to turn up locally I'll watch it but I must admit I have little interest in the other two films.


I could be mistaken, but I believe Strong island is on Netflix.


That would be right. I'm really have to give some serious consideration to subscribing to Netflix sometime in the near future. The growing list of films I'm missing is becoming annoying. Not to mention that I really want to see Mindhunter.
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby criddic3 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:50 am

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FilmFan720 wrote:My list of films I need to see is very long (although I just got a bunch of Spirit Awards screeners that will help), but I've actually seen all 5 documentary nominees already!


What did you think of them?

I've only seen the Abacus & Faces, Places. If Strong Island happens to turn up locally I'll watch it but I must admit I have little interest in the other two films.


I could be mistaken, but I believe Strong island is on Netflix.
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:41 am

FilmFan720 wrote:My list of films I need to see is very long (although I just got a bunch of Spirit Awards screeners that will help), but I've actually seen all 5 documentary nominees already!


What did you think of them?

I've only seen the Abacus & Faces, Places. If Strong Island happens to turn up locally I'll watch it but I must admit I have little interest in the other two films.
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Heksagon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:31 am

Nominees I have seen:

Dunkirk
Icarus

Yeah, that's all. No wonder I don't post a lot anymore. I'll try and see at least a few more before the awards are presented.

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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:36 pm

My list of films I need to see is very long (although I just got a bunch of Spirit Awards screeners that will help), but I've actually seen all 5 documentary nominees already!
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:29 pm

Just the ones I haven't seen:

Lady Bird
I, Tonya
Phantom Thread
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Kong: Skull Island
The Insult
Marshall
Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Ferdinand
Logan
Molly's Game
Roman J. Israel, Esq.

I don't bother with the documentaries or shorts.
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:57 pm

Nominees I've seen:

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I, Tonya
The Florida Project
Logan
The Big Sick
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Beauty and the Beast
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Molly's Game
Victoria and Abdul
Kong: Skull Island
The Post
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Phantom Thread
Wonder
The Boss Baby
All the Money in the World
Mudbound
Loving Vincent
The Greatest Showman
Coco

Nominees I haven't seen:

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2
The Breadwinner
Ferdinand
The Disaster Artist
Marshall
All Foreign, Docs, and Short Films
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby HarryGoldfarb » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:55 pm

Have seen:
Dunkirk
Call Me by Your Name
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Victoria & Abdul

Watching this week:
- The Shape of Water (tonight)
- Mudbound
- Coco
- Loving Vincent
- Beauty and the Beast
- Lady Bird (weekend)
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:37 pm

I'd say I'm doing better than I have in most recent years. Mudbound and Phantom Thread are the only ones with three or more nominations I haven't seen. I have screeners for a handful of those I haven't, so I will probably watch those eventually.

Nominees I've seen:

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Coco
I, Tonya
Logan
The Big Sick
The Greatest Showman
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Nominees I haven't seen:

Phantom Thread
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
The Florida Project
All the Money in the World
Mudbound
The Disaster Artist
Molly's Game
Marshall
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder
Kong: Skull Island
All Foreign, Docs, and Short Films
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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 pm

Franz Ferdinand wrote:
anonymous1980 wrote:Nominees I *have* seen? Hmm.


Haha, you would have been better off posting ones you hadn't. I bungled the format.


Yes, I would have. You made me work, dammit. :lol:

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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:32 pm

anonymous1980 wrote:Nominees I *have* seen? Hmm.


Haha, you would have been better off posting ones you hadn't. I bungled the format.

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Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 pm

Nominees I *have* seen? Hmm.

All The Money in the World
Baby Driver
Beauty and the Beast
The Big Sick
Blade Runner 2049
The Boss Baby
Call Me By Your Name
Coco
Dunkirk
A Fantastic Woman
Ferdinand
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Heroin(e)
Icarus
Kong: Skull Island
Lady Bird
Logan
Lou
Loveless
Loving Vincent
Mudbound
On Body and Soul
The Square
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Strong Island
Victoria & Abdul
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder
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Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:18 pm

Apologies if this could be moved to a more relevant thread, but I recall threads like these from past years. I think usually it's a list of ones you HAVEN'T seen yet, but here is my list of what I have seen, as of Oscar nomination morning:

Dunkirk
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Baby Driver
I, Tonya
Beauty and the Beast
Coco
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Logan

I have some work to do.


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