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Entries in Manchester by the Sea (26)

Friday
Mar 01 2019

Blueprints: Standout sequences in Original Screenplay winners

by Jorge Molina

Last Sunday,in a ceremony filled withjoyful surprises,heartbreaking disappointments,andEmma Stone's shocked tears,Green Bookwon Best Original Screenplay.Instead of driving into Peter Farrelly,Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga's screenplay,let's take a look at the last ten years of winners of Best Original Screenplay (2008-2017),and a standout sequence in each.Because somehow Viggo Mortensen folding a pizza in half and Mahershala Ali learning how to eat fried chicken are now among their peers.

The King's Speech,Django Unchained,Her,Birdmanand more are after the jump...

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Saturday
Feb 25 2017

Final Oscar Predictions !

With the Oscars nearly upon us,亚博主页it's time for final predictions.I've written upa lengthy piece for Towleroadwhich I hope you'll read and you can also compare my predictions tothe other Gurus of Gold at Movie City News.I shan't reprint the whole thing here since we haveall those charts you can peruseandmonths of articleson these very races.

While nearly everyone expectsLa La Landto be the major champion of the night,I don't think it will be record breaking. Damien Chazelle's popular musical would need 12 Oscars to beat the record of 11 which was set by亚博主页Ben-Hurback in 1959 and then tied by bothLord of the Rings: Return of the King(2003) andTitanic(1997).West Side Story(1961),yours truly's all time favorite movie,is the runner up to "most wins"with 10.La La Landmight tieWest Side Storybut I'm predicting 9 wins.That's stilla lotmind you but it's not quite record breaking.The number of wins for a Best Picture seems to be trending downward in the modern era.The onlyreallytruly big hauls in the past twenty years have been forThe English Patient(9 wins for 1996),Titanic(11 wins in 1997),Shakespeare in Love(7 wins for 1999),Return of the Kingwhich was a special case as they were obviously rewarding the whole trilogy (11 wins for 2003),andSlumdog Millionaire(8 wins for 2008).I can't seeLa La Landwinning less than 8.

But let's divvy up the categories into sure things,probably sure things,and very unsure things...

ALL LOCKED UP AND THEY SWALLOWED THE KEY

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Monday
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...

HACKSAW RIDGE LION MANCHESTER


Their six nominations

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

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Saturday
Feb 18 2017

Smackdown '16: Nicole,Viola,Michelle,Naomie, Octavia

Presenting the Supporting Actresses of '16.This year's slate of nominees features a selfless adoptive mother,a doting but suddenly resentful wife,a woman whose tragic past has suddenly resurfaced,a savvvy mother hen and supervisor struggling to gain respect,and an addict who makes her sensitive son's life a nightmare of instability.

THE NOMINEES

One long-time-coming breakthrough for an exciting actress (Get it Naomie Harris),two Oscar winners elevating their films with warmth and precision (Kidman & Spencer),and two Oscar darlings who arguably should have won already attacking tragic material (Williams and Davis).Who will be triumphant in the smackdown?

THIS MONTH'S PANELISTS

Though we usually arrange for special guests including actors,writers,and film critics,for the first Smackdown of the new season,we opted to do it all 'in house' with only TFE crew just to get the series back up and running: Nathaniel,Abstew,Chris,and Murtada (you can read about the team here) are discussing the nominees.And now it's time for the main event...

2016
SUPPORTING ACTRESS SMACKDOWN

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Friday
Feb 17 2017

Introducing...the Supporting Actress Nominees of 2016

The new Smackdown season is upon us.Before we get to the main event,which will be in a day or two depending on when we finalize it,let's look at the ways in which even movie introduces the characters that will then go on to help their supporting actresses win a nomination.We'll take them in the order in which they show up in their movies.

After the jump you can also vote to determine the reader ranking of the contenders.You know you want to do it.Meet...

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Saturday
Jan 14 2017

GALECA Nominees

ByGlenn Dunks.

The Film Experience would be remiss to not mention the nominations of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) given there are multiple members among the writing team here.亚博主页Last year the organisation went all in onCarolfor obvious reasons,winning five awards.This year another Oscar-favored film with LGBTQ themes leads the pack with seven nominations.

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