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Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:59:14 AM »
This will be a countdown of the films that factored most heavily in the voting. For each film, I'll list out any nominations it received plus where it ranked in other categories where it received at least two votes and placed within the top twenty.

Please feel free to comment in this thread during the countdown. I'll be spacing out the list to allow conversation to develop.

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 12:02:24 PM »
I'm going to look to get started in about an hour, then announcing five films every fifteen minutes.

For now, here's the list of films that only appeared on a single ballot:
  • 100% Julian Edelman
  • 6 Underground
  • The Aeronauts
  • After Parkland
  • Another Day of Life
  • Aren't You Happy?
  • At the Heart of Gold
  • Aziz Ansari: Right Now
  • Bait
  • Beanpole
  • The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily
  • Belichick & Saban
  • Birds of Passage
  • Bisbee '17
  • Blaze
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
  • A Brother's Love
  • The Chambermaid
  • Children of the Sea
  • Conviction
  • The Current War
  • The Curse of La Llorona
  • Djamilia
  • Does all this make any sense? And if so - why does it take so long?
  • Escape Room
  • First Love
  • Ghosts of Sugar Land
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Heimat is a Space in Time
  • The Heiresses
  • Honey Boy
  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Love You, Now Die
  • In Fabric
  • In My Blood It Runs
  • In the Aisles
  • The Infiltrators
  • The Inventor
  • Jallikattu
  • Jesus Is King: A Film by Kanye West
  • Just Mercy
  • Kitbull
  • Knife + Heart
  • Leaving Neverland
  • Little Joe
  • Little Woods
  • Long Day's Journey into Night
  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
  • Meeting Gorbachev
  • Mickey and the Bear
  • Ms. Purple
  • New Year's Eve
  • Nina Wu
  • Our Time
  • Paddleton
  • Paradise Hills
  • Penguin Highway
  • The Perfection
  • The Physics Of Sorrow
  • Prosecuting Evil
  • The Report
  • Richard Jewell
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling
  • Ruben Brandt, Collector
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Seberg
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home
  • Stan & Ollie
  • Starfish
  • Tell Me Who I Am
  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
  • This World Alone
  • Too Late To Die Young
  • The Traitor
  • Tremors
  • The Twentieth Century
  • The Two Popes
  • The Whistlers
  • The Wind
  • Woman at War
  • Young Solitude
  • Zombi Child
Plus five I missed in the original post:
  • I Was at Home, But
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno
  • Luce
  • Oh Mercy!
More soon!

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 12:24:06 PM »
Wooohoo, this is always exciting.

I'll start things up by talking about the films I'm responsible for getting on the list above:

The Bear's Famous Invasion of Sicily is a charming adaptation of Dino Buzzatti's strange fairytale, which is allegedly about fascism but I never really saw it this way, though certainly it is about the corruption inherent to power. With talking bears, in a lovely minimalist animation style that I think is kind of similar to the one in Klaus (haven't seen that one yet), very angular and simple but beautiful backgrounds.

Children of the Sea is a decent Japanese animated film that is most notable for having an excellent Joe Hisaishi score, I briefly reviewed it here.

Conviction is a judicial drama I talked about here, I voted for Gourmet in the lead performance.

And I expected to find Roubaix, une lumière/Oh Mercy on this list, but I guess someone else saw it and voted for it ?
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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 12:32:37 PM »
Bisbee '17
And here I thought that was my popular choice in the documentary section.

Ruben Brandt, Collector
I almost left animation emtpy because there wasn't anything interesting this year. But this was at least okay-ish and I thought I had seen someone else FYCing it.

Pleasantly surprised that apparently someone else had the Schanelec on their ballot, even if it didn't make the cut.

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 12:43:54 PM »
For now, here's the list of films that only appeared on a single ballot:
  • Honey Boy
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Just Mercy
  • Richard Jewell
  • The Two Popes

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These surprised me the most on this list. Would have figured a little more traction. How many total ballots?
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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 12:44:13 PM »
Pleasantly surprised that apparently someone else had the Schanelec on their ballot, even if it didn't make the cut.

omg, I've messed things up already!

One sec....

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 12:47:20 PM »
Plus five I missed in the original post:
  • I Was at Home, But
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno
  • Luce
  • Oh Mercy!

Sorry for the tease.

How many total ballots?

22 this year.

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 12:53:50 PM »
The following films appeared on multiple ballots but not with enough concentrated support to factor in the voting
  • Bacurau
  • Bombshell
  • Cats
  • Doctor Sleep
  • Downton Abbey
  • Freaks
  • Happy Death Day 2U
  • Knives and Skin
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
  • Zombieland: Double Tap
Doctor Sleep appeared on three ballots, Star Wars on four, and the rest just on two.

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 12:56:47 PM »
I'm sad that Doctor Sleep didn't earn a Best Surprise nomination, but I'm relieved I don't hav to watch Cats.

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Re: Filmspots 2019: Official Nominations
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 01:10:25 PM »
Ah, I figured re: Oh Mercy/Roubaix, une lumière. A film in two halves, both of which I really liked: the first is a moody environmental* noir centered on Roschdy Zem as this weathered, determined, kind but tough cop trying to make it work France's toughest city, and the second one is basically a series of interrogation scenes trying to untangle a specific crime that occured, with Léa Seydoux and Sara Forestier as the main suspects (and Zem doing the interviewing of course). Zem and Seydoux are great (though it's Forestier who got a nom at the César, and she's good too), and Desplechin adds a lyricism to the first half in particular which made the film really work on another level for me.

Sad that Bacurau isn't a contender for Foreign Film, I guess it hasn't been released in the US yet ? I certainly did not expect Mendonça Filho to go for a Carpenter vibe after Aquarius, but he sure did, and it work so well.

Motherless Brooklyn I'm alone in loving I know, but at least people might recognize the greatness of its impeecable cool jazz score... I guess not.

*not in the "saving the planet" way, more the "this is an environment/milieu, let's discover it"
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