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Movie Talk / Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Last post by Bondo on Today at 05:30:34 AM »
This is a good point-counterpoint, so long as you know that I'm not your enemy.

Yes, I know this to be true. I am admittedly still sore about the Oscar nominations generally where a film like Joker prevails.
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Movie Talk / Re: What should I watch?
« Last post by Teproc on Today at 05:20:30 AM »
I'm about to hit play on Transit. Which of these other streamable movie represents the best use of my Filmspot nomination crunch time?

Long Day's Journey Into Night (2h 18min)
Peterloo (2h 34min)
An Elephant Sitting Still (3h 50min)

Write-in votes welcome. I'd really love to catch up on some documentaries, especially. Two of the Oscar ones (Honeyland, American Factory) are already in my queue, along with Apollo 11. I'd like to watch For Sama as well, but I can't remember whether or not PBS edits/censors their films these days. I seem to recall Ken Burns' Vietnam doc being available unedited (but that being kind of a rare thing).

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Of the ones mentioned here, I'd make For Sama my priority.
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No Movie Talk Allowed / Re: What are you playing? NOW STREAMING 2019!
« Last post by etdoesgood on Yesterday at 11:52:54 PM »
I started playing this little game called Red Dead Redemption 2. It's pretty good.

You people and your obscure indie titles.
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Filmspots / Re: FYC 2019 - General
« Last post by etdoesgood on Yesterday at 11:51:31 PM »
Sorry if this is long, not sure how to split it up in columns. Must've copied it wrong.

Wasn't sure this would count unless I put it here. I also added the categories from the third column of Bondo's ballot.

Best Picture
1.Parasite
2.Us
3.Tigers Are Not Afraid
4.3 Faces
5.The Art of Self-Defense

Best Director
1.Bong Joon-ho
2.Riley Stearns
3.Jafar Panahi
4.Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
5.Issa Lopez

Best Original Screenplay
1. 3 Faces
2. Parasite
3. The Lighthouse
4. The Dead Don't Die
5. The Art of Self-Defense

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. An Elephant Sitting Still
2. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
3. Hustlers
4. Not sure what else is adapted, and don't want to go the obvious route (i.e. The Irishman) just to fill in spaces.
5.

Best Actor
1. Robert Pattinson - The Lighthouse
2. Brad Pitt - Ad Astra
3. Adam Sandler - Uncut Gems
4. Adam Driver - Marriage Story
5. Huang Jue - Long Day's Journey Into Night

Best Actress
1. Virgina Gardner - Starfish
2. Lupita Nyong'o - Us
3. Belle Adams - This World Alone
4. Paola Lara - Tigers Are Not Afraid
5. Halldora Geirhardsdottir - Woman At War

Best Supporting Actor
1. Kang-ho Song - Parasite
2. Jonathan Majors - The Last Black Man in San Francisco
3. Alessandro Nivola - The Art of Self-Defense
4. Lau'rie Roach - This World Alone
5. Tommy Lee Jones - Ad Astra

Best Supporting Actress
1. So-dam Park - Parasite
2. Behnaz Jafari - 3 Faces
3. Demian Hernandez - Too Late To Die Young
4. Penelope Cruz - Everybody Knows
5. Tiffany Chu - Ms. Purple

Best Ensemble Cast
1. Parasite
2. Too Late To Die Young
3. Climax
4. The Irishman
5. Hustlers

Best Non-English Language Film
1.Tigers Are Not Afraid
2.3 Faces
3.Parasite
4.Birds of Passage
5.Too Late To Die Young

Best Animated Film
1. Penguin Highway (the only animated film I feel comfortable nominating for anything)
2.
3.
4.
5.

Best Documentary
1. Honeyland
2. Hail Satan?
3. Knock Down the House
4. Apollo 11
5. Only saw four good ones, I guess. I need to see For Sama.

Best Editing
1. 1917
2. Birds of Passage
3. Tigers Are Not Afraid
4. 3 Faces
5. Starfish

Best Sound
1. Parasite (if, for anything, the THUMP)
2. Ad Astra
3. Us
4. The Lighthouse
5. Freaks

Best Score
1. Marriage Story
2. Uncut Gems (A score or a soundtrack? I say score, but put it wherever works.)
3. Ad Astra
4. Woman at War
5. High Life

Best Soundtrack
1. Starfish
2. Mickey & The Bear
3. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
4. Her Smell
5. Yesterday (I mean, they're Beatles songs. This counts, right?)

Best Cinematography
1. Birds of Passage
2. Too Late To Die Young
3. The Lighthouse
4. Woman At War
5. Ad Astra

Best Art Direction
1. Parasite
2. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
3. Tigers Are Not Afraid
4. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
5. Under the Silver Lake

Best Visual Effects
1. Ad Astra
2. 1917
3. Starfish
4. Tigers Are Not Afraid
5. Alita: Battle Angel

Best Surprise
1. This World Alone
2. Hail Satan?
3. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
4. Hustlers
5. Penguin Highway

Best Debut Feature
1. Honeyland
2. The Last Black Man In San Francisco
3. An Elephant Sitting Still
4. The Heiresses
5. The Chambermaid

Best Dramatic Scene
1. Demian Hernandez brooding in the bathtub in Too Late To Die Young
2. The iPhone suicide confessional video in 3 Faces
3. The killing of the seagull (though I despise violence against animals, this is purposeful and poetic) in The Lighthouse
4. Watching the Celtics game with a couple friends in Uncut Gems
5. Finally able to adopt in Woman at War

Best Comedic Scene
1. The three cops arrive to the scene at the diner in The Dead Don't Die
2. Casey tries to dominate at work (and looks stooooopid, but hilariously so) in The Art of Self-Defense
3. Son teaches his dad his lines in Parasite
4. Piano man exposes the farce of popular culture in Under the Silver Lake
5. Like, so many instances in The Lighthouse, the movie is a freakin' riot

Best Shot
1. When Robert Pattinson finally sees the light in The Lighthouse
2. Looking out of that huge window in Parasite and seeing lightning strike, or alternatively seeing the light on in the tent
3. Inside Clara's room of the house with 2 1/2 walls in Too Late To Die Young (not poverty porn, a family headed up by an actress starting out, and kind of over again, in an eco-friendly planned community in BFE Chile)
4. Hands Across America/Last shot in Us
5. Final shot of Starfish

Best Line
1. "You don't get to hate it unless you love it." - Jimmie Fails, Last Black Man in San Francisco
2. "I wanna be what intimidates me." - Casey, The Art of Self-Defense
3. Willem Dafoe's quasi-battle rap diss on Robert Pattinson after Pattinson makes an offensive remark about his cooking in The Lighthouse. No way I can quote all that here.
4. From 3 faces, a recording of a poem by the eldest of the three generation of Iranian entertainers, Shahrzad, an oft-abused and outcast former actress and active artists, who we never actually see: "I had reached the height of uncertainty. Wishing to know the names. The hand of the supervisor made the hammer dance in the air and broke the breath of immaculate dawn. Against the red metal tip hanging on the school pine. Sounds, rings, rings. Silence tortured innocence. The first prayer was for me an obvious curse. Standing. Sitting. I did not say: present. In this case, you are absent."
5. "What do you know about cruelty?" - Monte, High Life
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I started playing this little game called Red Dead Redemption 2. It's pretty good.
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Movie Talk / Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Last post by etdoesgood on Yesterday at 11:06:22 PM »
I'd grant you that if I stated my opinion - which, by the way, isn't that the film stinks, but that it's more of a comfort film that doesn't forward the cause of feminism nearly as much as it's getting credit for - to more impressionable people (I'm a middle school teacher, so my students come to mind) or plastered it over social media without context. Since I only gave my opinion with reasoning to another man who is not going to be cowed by my opinion, which was rationally laid-out, and then talked about it here, with context, I disagree it contributes to anything negative.

I grant your point about pitting Little Women against other feminist films. Maybe it has to be the feminist's champion against those male-focused films in the arena of prestige and moderate-to-high grossing films. What I find discouraging is that the Little Women narrative, somewhat modernized thought it may be in its 2019 inception, is the one to take that role.

This is a good point-counterpoint, so long as you know that I'm not your enemy.
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Movie Talk / Re: What should I watch?
« Last post by etdoesgood on Yesterday at 10:46:30 PM »
I'm about to hit play on Transit. Which of these other streamable movie represents the best use of my Filmspot nomination crunch time?

Long Day's Journey Into Night (2h 18min)
Peterloo (2h 34min)
An Elephant Sitting Still (3h 50min)

Write-in votes welcome. I'd really love to catch up on some documentaries, especially. Two of the Oscar ones (Honeyland, American Factory) are already in my queue, along with Apollo 11. I'd like to watch For Sama as well, but I can't remember whether or not PBS edits/censors their films these days. I seem to recall Ken Burns' Vietnam doc being available unedited (but that being kind of a rare thing).

pixote

Long Day's Journey is really good, but I can't help but wonder if I'm missing something by not seeing it (or at least a certain hour-long take) in 3D.

Considering you have some foreign dramas up there, have you seen 3 Faces, Tigers Are Not Afraid, or Too Late To Die Young? I don't claim to know your tastes, but check 'em out, I think they're great though destined to be overlooked. Tigers Are Not Afraid can be watched with a Shudder sub, and they have a free trial.

I made my list on New Year's, and my regret maybe not including Honeyland.
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Movie Talk / Re: What Movie Is Playing Right Now
« Last post by Sam the Cinema Snob on Yesterday at 10:45:05 PM »
Sam, I'm planning to do a more concentrated Makoto Shinkai Marathon or else I'd add that one too.
I remember finding his early films super boring. I wonder if I'd like them more now.
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Filmspots / Re: FYC 2019 - General
« Last post by 1SO on Yesterday at 10:40:08 PM »
My 2010s Hit List is ordered from lowest rated to highest. Capernaum is #34 in the queue.
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Movie Talk / Re: What Movie Is Playing Right Now
« Last post by etdoesgood on Yesterday at 10:38:04 PM »
Just came back from:



Woooorrrd, hopefully you have a reaction in the reactions thread. Got my tickets for tomorrow night.
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