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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2017, 04:34:44 AM »
I will, thanks. I ignore the spoiler section before and usually forget about it after I have seen a film.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2017, 01:37:08 PM »
The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, 2015).

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It won for Best Score 2015, the sole win out of nine nominations.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #102 on: June 25, 2017, 11:00:07 AM »
The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, 2011).

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The Guard won for Best Line in 2011.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #103 on: July 03, 2017, 07:46:03 PM »
Mommy — Soundtrack

Reviewed this one here for the Top 100 Club. Had I seen Mommy in time for the 2015 Filmspots, I would have added another vote to its already dominant Soundtrack win — though with some reluctance, given that the use of Oasis' "Wonderwall" ("every last note of it") struck me as a rather stale choice, especially in contrast to the other more inspired selections. With the Counting Crows song, for example, the film was able to take a largely forgotten track and reinvent it as something new and fresh (as vintage). Not so with "Wonderwall", which reduced the underlying visuals (in their 1:1 ratio) to YouTube B-roll for the song.

I wouldn't have added any final ballot votes in the Non-Foreign Language Film or Dramatic Scene categories, and my additional votes on the nominations ballot wouldn't have been enough to garner nominations for Dorval or Clιment.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #104 on: July 06, 2017, 04:28:36 AM »
Certified Copy.

I don't remember Yun Jung-Hee's performance in Poetry well enough to know whether I might have chosen Binoche over her, so I guess I'll continue to abstain until I catch up with Fish Tank, Meek's Cutoff, and Melancholia.

A Separation and The Tree of Life would still have earned my votes in Certified Copy's other nominated categories.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #105 on: October 08, 2017, 07:58:09 PM »
The Hunt and Force Majeure.

Best Non-English Language Film
     The Hunt — 28.1%
     Drug War — 28.0%
     Like Someone in Love — 20.5%
     Blue Is the Warmest Color — 13.0%
     Only God Forgives — 10.4%

Sigh, I haven't seen any of the Non-English Language films that The Hunt was nominated alongside, so I still have no opinion on that category. Blue Is the Warmest Color is the one I want to watch next, but its running time has proved daunting.

Best Non-English Language Film
     The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — 33.2%
     The Wind Rises — 26.3%
     Force Majeure — 17.1%
     Ida — 13.9%
     The Raid 2 — 9.5%

Best Debut Feature
     Nightcrawler (directed by Dan Gilroy) — 31.3%
     Force Majeure (directed by Ruben Φstlund) — 25.8%
     Obvious Child (directed by Gillian Robespierre) — 19.3%
     The Babadook (directed by Jennifer Kent) — 12.1%
     Blue Ruin (directed by Jeremy Saulnier) — 11.5%

Best Scene (Comedic)
     Time in a Bottle, X-Men Days of Future Past — 33.1%
     Captain's Daughter, 22 Jump Street — 27.9%
     Frank Presents His Most Likable Song Ever, Frank — 16.8%
     At the Bar, Force Majeure — 15.5%
     Calling the Society of the Crossed Keys, The Grand Budapest Hotel — 6.6%

I would have voted for Force Majeure over Kaguya in Non-English Language Film (with the other three nominees remaining unseen). I would have supported Φstlund's nomination for Best Debut Feature but still voted for Gilroy on the final ballot. "At the Bar" would not have made my nominations ballot. My favorite comedic moment in Force Majeure was probably the first time the couple try to have a conversation in the hallway and they indignantly ask the guy out there smoking (some floors up) to give them space. That struck me as the most incisive character moment of the whole picture.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #106 on: October 09, 2017, 04:26:06 AM »
For whatever it's worth:

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Ida
Blue is the Warmest Colour

The Wind Rises
Like Someone in Love

Force Majeure
Only God Forgives
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #107 on: October 25, 2017, 01:05:04 PM »
What We Do in the Shadows.

Best Original Screenplay
     Alex Garland. Ex Machina — 35.2%
     Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out — 21.1%
     Don Hertzfeldt, World of Tomorrow — 19.7%
     Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight — 14.7%
     Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, What We Do in the Shadows — 9.3%

Best Line
     "I think of it like this... if you were going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had f—ked it.",
          What We Do in the Shadows — 35.1%

     "It's zoo sized.", Anomalisa — 21.5%
     "Prove what? "That I'm not a mistake.", Creed — 20.1%
     "I'm gonna have to science the shit out of this.", The Martian — 14.7%
     "How did you lose your coat?" / "You know, spy stuff.", Bridge of Spies — 8.7%

My problems with the shape of What We Do in the Shadows script would have kept it off my ballot, but seeing the Best Line winner in context gave me a better appreciation of it. A worthy winner, especially given World of Tomorrow's absence from the category on the final ballot.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #108 on: October 25, 2017, 01:25:35 PM »
It's definitely the best line nominated. But yeah, one of the WoT lines would have been my pick.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #109 on: October 25, 2017, 01:30:20 PM »



Interesting that each had 3 lines offered up for consideration. If I were to rank them... well, then again I didn't care for World of Tomorrow.