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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #270 on: January 01, 2019, 01:10:00 PM »
Please use this thread as a place to put forward possible nominees for Filmspots for the year 2018.

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The Stats tab is working fine, but the only FYC I can find is Best Documentary.
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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #271 on: January 01, 2019, 02:42:35 PM »
Ooops! That would be my fault. I was filtering while doing my CoFCA voting and forgot to toggle back when I was finished. Hopefully this hasted caused too many headaches.

Question for everyone else though, does this mean you can't use the column filters?
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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #272 on: January 01, 2019, 09:04:29 PM »
Haven't watched it yet, but Zama is on Amazon Prime Video now.


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« Reply #273 on: January 01, 2019, 10:52:37 PM »
I don't want to find them for quote them but I'll second Keith's three nominations for Bohemian Rhapsody, though soundtrack feels like a cheat because like, it's Queen.


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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #274 on: January 02, 2019, 10:21:23 AM »
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« Reply #275 on: January 02, 2019, 11:07:43 AM »
Best Actor - Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actor - Steve Carrell
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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #276 on: January 02, 2019, 02:22:04 PM »
FYCs which have been thirded to date:

Best Picture - Black Panther
Best Picture - BlacKkKlansman
Best Picture - Favourite, The
Best Picture - Princess Cyd
Best Picture - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director - Black Panther
Best Director - BlacKkKlansman
Best Director - Favourite, The
Best Director - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Screenplay [Original] - Favourite, The

Best Screenplay [Adapted] - Black Panther
Best Screenplay [Adapted] - BlacKkKlansman
Best Screenplay [Adapted] - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
Best Actor - John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress - Natalie Portman, Annihilation
Best Actress - Olivia Colman, Favourite, The
Best Actress - Diane Krüger, In the Fade
Best Actress - Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Best Actress - Jessie Pinnick, Princess Cyd

Best Supporting Actor - Michael B. Jordon, Black Panther
Best Supporting Actor - Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Best Supporting Actress - Letitia Wright, Black Panther

Best Ensemble Cast - Annihilation
Best Ensemble Cast - Black Panther
Best Ensemble Cast - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Non-English Language Film - Faces Places
Best Non-English Language Film - In the Fade
Best Non-English Language Film - On the Beach at Night Alone

Best Documentary - Faces Places

Best Editing - Faces Places

Best Sound - Quiet Place, A
Best Sound - Annihilation

Best Score - Annihilation
Best Score - Faces Places
Best Score - You Were Never Really Here

Best Soundtrack - Black Panther

Best Cinematography - Favourite, The

Best Art Direction - Black Panther

Best Visual Effects - Annihilation

Best Surprise - Game Night

Best Scene (Dramatic) - Mirroring, Annihilation
Best Scene (Dramatic) - Challenge Day (Pt. 2), Black Panther
Best Scene (Dramatic) - Final Scene, Favourite, The

Best Scene (Comedic) - Lady Sarah's Dance, Favourite, The

Best Shot - Drive Through the 18th Ward, Widows

Best Line - "Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better than bondage.", Black Panther

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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #277 on: January 02, 2019, 09:56:25 PM »
Leave No Trace

Best picture
Best cinematography
Best actress-- Thomasin MacKenzie
Best actor-- Ben Foster

The Favourite
Best picture
Best actress--Emma Stone
Best actress--Olivia Colman
Best actress-- Rachael Weisz
Best screenplay

Sorry to Bother You
Best picture
Best quote-- "Get a room" "I got a room!"
Best quote-- "We hope you did not masturbate today.  We want you to be sharp."
Best surprise
Best debut

First Reformed
Best Screenplay
Best picture
Best scene-- Rev. v. Rev.
Best actor-- Ethan Hawke
Best supporting actor-- Cedric the Entertainer

Isle of Dogs
Best Animated

Won't You be my neighbor
Best Documentary

A Quiet Place
Best Surprise

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Best screenplay
Best quote-- "I need to go into undertaking.  I'm doing all the skill so another can make all the profit."

Minding the Gap
Best editing
Best debut
Best documentary

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Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Reply #278 on: January 02, 2019, 11:21:13 PM »
With all respect, I will actively campaign against the college-level artsy aesthetic choices in Revenge. Thematically, she may rise like a phoenix into an unstoppable force, but a #timesup twist on cinema’s most base formula? ‘fraid not.

Don’t know why you’d “actively campaign” against one of the best debuts and best genre films of the year (“college level” aesthetics? ‘fraid not), but I suppose you’re really not going to like this.

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« Reply #279 on: January 03, 2019, 12:44:16 AM »
one of the best debuts and best genre films of the year

Though I keep thinking of Boots Riley and Sorry to Bother You. It's not a film I liked, but he made bold choices as if he'd never get to make another film. Coralie Fargeat made some tweaks to the formula in key places, but largely fell in line with other films of this genre with a heightened color intensity. (I don't see the "audience most likely to consume this sort of genre film" getting the feminist point simply based on the film itself.)

I like the research put into that article. Really good to mention Ms. 45. I wish the Last House remake wasn't lumped in with I Spit on Your Grave. That remake does a surprising job of turning an unpleasant premise with an implausible twist into a well-acted intense thriller. (Until the final 30 seconds.) I like the description of the changes in color, but this...

Rather than seeking to establish a broad palatability for her protagonist, Fargeat baits a certain segment of audience with a character who, according to those traditional norms, “has it coming.”  But as the #MeToo movement has made abundantly clear, nobody has it coming.  Period.

Consistent with the movement’s call for a heightened consciousness based on shared experience, Fargeat chooses to initiate the chain of events that define this genre with some rather common interactions.

Here is my problem. Based purely on what's on the screen, how is this different from any other rape/revenge movie. Now, I'll step back and say that 'yes' I've seen and written about poorly made R&R films that are to preoccupied in the Rape for sexual titillation (icky) and Revenge for violent gratification, but there are just as many that do understand the first act is meant to fuel the second. Fargeat is a female director and her film is coming out after #MeToo, but what happens on screen before it all goes to Hell is indistinguishable in tone and content from either version of Last House on the Left. Back in 1981, the heroine of Ms. 45 is raped twice in quick succession and there's never a suggestion that she had it coming. The male director made the decision to show no nudity because he felt he didn't need it to fuel her mental breakdown and need for revenge.
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