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Feb 05 2018

Beauty vs Beast: Sibling Rivalry

Jason fromMNPPhere wishing us all the happiest Lovely Laura Linney Day!Today Linney is celebrating her 54th birthday,which means we're celebrating as well because she's a national treasure that one.But that happiness and celebration might not last long,I ruin everything,because I'm about to force a horrible choice on you with this week's "Beauty vs Beast"contest and ask you to consider choosing between the siblings of Kenneth Lonergan's 2000 sibling masterpieceYou Can Count On Me--Linney's hometown mama and boss-schtupper Sammy versus Mark Ruffalo's home-crashing money-grubbing seatbealt-wearing Terry.Vote and then tell us why you voted how you voted down below in the comments!

PREVIOUSLYLast week'sBest Actor contesthanded Timothee Chalamet a win as sound (to the tune of 87% of the vote!) as his trounced competitor Gary Oldman's eventual win at the Oscars next month is assured,亚博主页so let's just enjoy us getting it right anyway.Saidhepwa(and this is a fine list that I'd love to hear if anybody has any of their own to add to this list,too):

"There are five great young male performances in the past forty years,in chronological order: Dennis Christopher in "Breaking Away",Michael O'Keefe in "The Great Santini",Timothy Hutton in "Ordinary People",River Phoenix in "Running On Empty"and now Timothee Chalamet in "Call Me by Your Name"."

Feb 20 2017

6 Days Until Oscar: Manchester vs Hacksaw vs Lion

With 6 days to go until the big show,let's play like we did with 8 days,and look at the Best Picture nominees with that particular number of nominations.Three movies received six nominations this time though they'll facing off less directly and only in the marquee categories at that.Nevertheless,remove the other nominees from the equation for this exercize and tell us who wins in these particular face-offs...


Their six nominations

Picture Picture Picture
Director Director
Andrew Garfield
Casey Affleck
Supporting Actress
Nicole Kidman
Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams
Supporting Actor
Dev Patel
Supporting Actor
Lucas Hedges
Adapted Screenplay
Original Screenplay
Film Editing
Original Score
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing


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Jan 30 2017

27 days until Oscar

Here are 27 ways you can celebrate today...

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill01 Ponder Winston Churchill's awards pull after John Lithgow's SAG win last night for the crown and Gary Oldman's upcoming portrayal inDarkest Hours...will we be talking about that next year at this time?The beloved Prime Minister's very big deal state funeral was held on this day in 1965
02 Go seeFenceswhich won two SAG awards last night
03 Then read some more August Wilson and decide which upcoming adaptation you're most excited to see
04 Send out those invites to your Oscar party - time's a wastin'.Or
05 ...RSVP to that Oscar party if you're not hosting one.
06 Go seeHidden Figureswhich took the "outstanding cast"prize
07 Wish two time Oscar winner Gene Hackman a happy 87th birthday and beg him to come out of retirement
08 Watch Vanessa Redgrave's Oscar winning turn inJulia(1977) on her 80th birthday today because it's streaming on Netflix

19 more ways to celebrate today after the jump...

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Dec 23 2016

The Oscar Week

In this weekly feature fromMurtadawe will follow the Oscar contenders and examine how their many interviews and appearances impact their chances.This week we check in with Emma Stone,Octavia Spencer,Ryan Reynolds,and Michelle Williams.

Emma Stone
It seems every week there is some event or interview with one of the stars ofLa La Land.That campaign is going on full throttle to maintain the film's frontrunner status...

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Dec 18 2016

Who's Joining Jenkins & Chazelle in the Best Director Shortlist?

While working on Oscar chart updates,Best Director suddenly felt quite loose and ripe for shifting favor.While the Directors Guild Nominations will surely clarify that race to an extent those aren't until January 12th,a weekafterOscar nomination voting begins.Right now though the coveted nominations for Best Director look fairly up in the air beyond the two thirtysomething wonder boys who have been showered with the most honors already: Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

La La Landis only Chazelle's third feature (though many would mistake it for his second) andMoonlightis only Jenkins second (though many would mistake it for his first) so they're relative newbies.Oscar,however,is an octogenarian institution and they aren't always comfortable handing everything over the reigns to fresh blood.In fact the Best Director's race isn't usually that amenable to multiple fresh faces.You have to go back to 2009 to find an Oscar year withtwodirectors nominated that were this green in their filmmaking careers (Jason Reitman'sUp in the Airwas his third feature andPreciouswas Lee Daniel's second) and they definitely weren't the frontrunners.For a long this year we were predicting a shortlist of all first-time nominees in the directing category but that hasn't happenedsince 1999.It's not a common occurrence.

Oscar's love of long-since proven directors suggests good news for Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge),Eastwood (Sully) or Scorsese (Silence) but the only one of those films with any noticeable precursor heat isHacksaw Ridgeand are theyreallygoing to welcome Gibson back in the year of angry white men upsetting the world with their prejudices?

Kenneth Lonergan and Denis Villeneuve both have heat with Best Picture probablesManchester by the SeaandArrivalrespectively but performance pictures like Manchester can sometimes suddenly be absent when the director's nominations are read out and critically acclaimed sci-fi pictures can also stumble come nomination morning due to genre biases.They might be in but they might not.In a year when the buzz hasn't totally settled on a handful of auteurs,Oscar can sometimes surprise with a left field foreign or indie choice but even that seems hard to parse this year since so many different pictures have small passionate devotees but not huge mouthy legions of them.

Are we overthinking this?Check out the NewBest DirectorandBest Picturechart and report back.

Dec 16 2016

Podcast: Manchester by the Sea & Reader Questions

Katey,Nick,JoeandNathanielanswer reader questions and discuss the new Kenneth Lonergan weepie

Index (43 minutes)
00:01Manchester by the Sea
12:30 Separating art from artists
24:00 Director nominations and Ruth Negga inLoving
26:28 Things you should see that won't be nominated
31:00 Almodóvar'sJulietawhich we'll discuss later
34:30 Nomination Announcement Memories
37:20 Did we see these movies or not?
39:00 How did Nick,Nathaniel,Joe,and Katey meet?

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments.Next podcast:La La LandandLion

Manchester by the Sea