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Friday
Jan 25 2019

Podcast: On the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards

withNathaniel R,Nick Davis,andMurtada Elfadl

Hopefully you're not sick of talking Oscar nods,yet,since here's the last bit of the post-nomination blitz coverage...though obviously Oscar discussions will continue through Oscar night but we can diversify our attention after this one.

Index (63 minutes)
00:01 Marina de Tavira forRoma(!) and women's stories at the Oscars亚博主页
05:00 Spike Lee'sBlacKkKlansman& Coen brothersBuster Scruggs
12:00 Netflix and working hard for your nominations;it pays off
17:00 The joy of reaction videos: Richard E Grant and more
20:30 Best Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel forNever Look Away
23:30 Best Actor: Bradley Cooper,Christian Bale,or Rami Malek?
29:45 No more Potterverse nominations but that Elizabeth vs Mary franchise never goes away.And the same people are rewarded for it again!
32:35 Nominations we don't quite understand but aren't opposed to.
40:00 A24 Oscar fate:First ReformedandEighth Grade
43:15 Discussions of these career moments and potential futures for the 20 acting nominees.
57:00 Saying nice things aboutGreen BookandBohemian Rhapsody
60:00 Random happy thoughts to wrap-up

Referenced in the Pod
Bobby Pontillas (animated short) reaction video
Richard E Grant (supporting actor) reaction video
Oscar Charts
• And this Blanchett-obsessed acceptance speech from Jenny Shircore...

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

Deep dive into the nominations

Friday
Dec 07 2018

Posterized: Mary,Queen of Scots

For today'sPosterizeda little something different - rather than a star or director,a character.Here are all of the films that have toldthestory or a story involving Mary,Queen of Scots.The latest iteration,Mary Queen of Scots(which we just reviewed) starring Saoirse Ronan opened in movie theaters today.Saoirse's other two movies this year (On Chesil BeachandThe Seagull) didn't really register with moviegoers so we're hoping for the best with the third given theBrooklyn/Lady Birdgoodwill she's accumulated.But on to the royal question at hand...

How many Mary of Scots movies have you seen?Posters for all eight movies featuring the would be queen are after the jump.

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Thursday
Dec 06 2018

Review: Mary Queen of Scots

byMurtada Elfadl

The story is familiar.We've seen it many times on both film and TV.The queens are familiar.We've seen them being embodied by many actresses we love and admire.Now it's time for Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie to play Mary and Elizabeth I inMary,Queen of Scots.Familiarity can breed contempt.We've seen this before so why do we need another version?But familiarity can also help us absorb a story when we know the beats of its narrative.We can take in the performances,the costumes,the setting and not worry about following the plot.Director Josie Rourke and screenwriter Beau Willimon understand that they need to freshen up the material,give it a new spin.And so they try.

Their story concentrates squarely on Mary and starts with her return to Scotland from exile in France,threatening Elizabeth's reign because of her strong claim to the crown with Elizabeth being unwed and childless...

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Monday
Dec 03 2018

Beauty vs Beast: Saoirse and Her Sisters

Jason fromMNPPhere with another round of "Beauty vs Beast"for you people.This weekendMary Queen of Scotshits theaters and I'm sure you'll hear more about it here being,you know,a movie starring two impressive young actresses being impressive once again - one of those actresses,the one called Saoirse,well she's spent 11 straight years now impressing us,and today we're looking back at the place that started,i.e.with Joe Wright'sAtonement.Saoirse should face down female relatives more often - her "cousin"Queen Elizabeth,her mother Laurie Metcalf,her sister Keira Knightley...it works out well for her.

PREVIOUSLYWetackled the parental figures ofMoonlightlast week (they could both use a good tackling,honestly) and y'all clearly thought the Oscars got it right,亚博主页giving Mahershala Ali almost 70% of you vote.SaidAlexD:

"Performance wise they're hand in hand for me.Both superb,both brilliantly adding depth and emotion to their characters.Ali shines all the dark and less flattering qualities of a character with whom we mostly sympathize on screen,while Harris humanizes a character with whom we don't (on screen)."

Monday
Nov 26 2018

Podcast: The Favourite,Creed 2,and Shoplifters

Nathaniel RandMurtada Elfadlwelcome backNick Davisto talk new films


Index (67 minutes)
00:01 Palme d'Or winnerShoplifters. Plus:Romaand Oscar talk.
20:22 Yorgos Lanthimos'The Favourite,directorial style,tragicomedies,and three stellar actresses: Olivia Colman,Rachel Weisz,and Emma Stone.Plus: Sandy Powell's costumes
39:45 Reader Q: Which film will get the most Oscar nods this year?
43:06 Reader Q: What is going on withMary Queen of Scots?
48:05 Reader Q: Why didWidowsunderperform?
52:50 Nick onCreed 2
58:32 Randomness to wrap-up:Museo,and Ruth E.Carter's costumes forBlack Panther

Further Reading / References
Nathaniel's review ofThe Favourite
Murtada's interview with Hirokazu Koreeda onShoplifters
Oscar Predictions,Current
• ...and this royal Angela Bassett costume inBlack Panther


You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

The Favourite,Creed 2,Shoplifters

Friday
Nov 16 2018

HMMA Honors "Black Panther"and "A Star is Born"

We're not sure why or how the Hollywood Music in Media Awards came about but they're now in their ninth year honoring musicians in a few buckets worth of categories across all visual media.Their winners are determined by committee and like the NBR,who people tease for divvying up their prizes in a way that insures each studio buys a table at their banquet,there's a little something for everyone.The only multiple winners wereBlack Panther(Original Score -Scifi/Fantasy,Original Song - Scifi/Fantasy & Soundtrack Album),andA Star is Born(Music Supervision & Original Song).

The winners are after the jump though we're not listing the nominees because it's one of those silly awards shows that seems to have no consistency about how many nominees each category is allowed to have.All that said,you might see some of these winners again on the Oscar nomination lists,though...

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