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52 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Nope being in the top 10 is silly and honestly I've heard way more people say Elvis is shit with one great performance than merely call the film good. 

Yeah, this list represents what was the best this year and honestly, I am having a lot of issues with it. It's not that most of these movies are bad, they are not. But, frankly, some of them are uninspiring choices and some downright questionable. What we also need to remember that post-COVID period has not been kind to cinema. In 2018, we had almost 1000 movies released, 2019 over 900, and this year, we are below 500. So, these lists really reflect on that.

Several observations:

1. It does seem Cameron has done it again. The buzz is real and the entire film twitter community talks about the latest installment. We'll see how it does on box office, but hey, it's James Cameron. That said, I am not sure whether there has been any screenings for AFI, so one must question its placement here.

2. The Woman King, Nope and She Said are downright questionable. Each of the movies would certainly not get into the mix any other year, but we are where we are. The performances in the movies are solid, but overall... Not my cup of tea.

3. Elvis, Maverick and EEAAO: These were the popular choices. Can't say I am over the moon about any of them, but again, it's 2022, so we have a new rulebook.

4. The Fabelmans - I am just not feeling this movie. It's too much sentimentalism for me. I understand the passion and love that goes into filmmaking and I understand that this was Spielberg's love letter to family and cinema. But, it is not working its magic for me. And don't get me started with Michelle Williams :D 

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17 minutes ago, Mladen said:

Yeah, this list represents what was the best this year and honestly, I am having a lot of issues with it. It's not that most of these movies are bad, they are not. But, frankly, some of them are uninspiring choices and some downright questionable. What we also need to remember that post-COVID period has not been kind to cinema. In 2018, we had almost 1000 movies released, 2019 over 900, and this year, we are below 500. So, these lists really reflect on that.

Several observations:

1. It does seem Cameron has done it again. The buzz is real and the entire film twitter community talks about the latest installment. We'll see how it does on box office, but hey, it's James Cameron. That said, I am not sure whether there has been any screenings for AFI, so one must question its placement here.

2. The Woman King, Nope and She Said are downright questionable. Each of the movies would certainly not get into the mix any other year, but we are where we are. The performances in the movies are solid, but overall... Not my cup of tea.

3. Elvis, Maverick and EEAAO: These were the popular choices. Can't say I am over the moon about any of them, but again, it's 2022, so we have a new rulebook.

4. The Fabelmans - I am just not feeling this movie. It's too much sentimentalism for me. I understand the passion and love that goes into filmmaking and I understand that this was Spielberg's love letter to family and cinema. But, it is not working its magic for me. And don't get me started with Michelle Williams :D 

Honestly I still think EEAAO is the best film I've seen so far this year that's new. I absolutely loved it while most of what else I've seen that's new is just okay. Maverick was fun, but it would be a weak film in most BP races over the last 25 years. 

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Inwatched Everything Everywhere again last night and it's just so amazing. It could, would, and should be a string contender in any year, not just this one. It's amazing.

 

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I’m read a few best movies of the year lists already and the biggest take away is I’ve barely heard of most of them. Probably due to the sheer lack of bigger releases there is much more focus on the much smaller movies this year. 
 

Still EEAAO is by far the best movie I saw all year; just mindblowingly great and creative on every level 

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10 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

Honestly I still think EEAAO is the best film I've seen so far this year that's new. I absolutely loved it while most of what else I've seen that's new is just okay. Maverick was fun, but it would be a weak film in most BP races over the last 25 years. 

 

I agree about Maverick. EEAAO would be nominated any given year, that's for sure. Yeoh and Quan were absolutely amazing, the script was eclectically hilarious and there's a very beautiful romantic notion throughout the movie. It wouldn't be a frontrunner any given year, but most certainly it would be in Top 10.

 

57 minutes ago, Heartofice said:

I’m read a few best movies of the year lists already and the biggest take away is I’ve barely heard of most of them. Probably due to the sheer lack of bigger releases there is much more focus on the much smaller movies this year. 
 

Still EEAAO is by far the best movie I saw all year; just mindblowingly great and creative on every level 

I am more of TÁR person. That intellectuality, layer upon layer plus Cate Blanchett, that works for me. But, EEAAO worked in different ways that I find quite endearing and beautiful. Undoubtedly, one of the most creative movies of the year with exceptionally gifted cast who did their best to elevate the material. And succeeded in that. 

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@Jaxom 1974, it seems Avatar 2 has been raved by a lot of critics who have seen the movie. The reviews I have been reading - rave after rave after rave. We'll see in a week or two how truthful those reviews are.

 

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Variety's Actors on Actors 

Premiering in 2014, Variety's Actors on Actors has become the must-watch part of film award season. Gathering the most popular and acclaimed actors of the year and pairing them together, Variety made a truly interesting program featuring some brilliant conversations about movies, acting and overall, actors themselves. The 17th season of the show has started a few days ago and lineup and pairings have been revealed. 

I will be updating this post with the youtube links for each of the episode.

December, 6th: Adam Sandler & Brandan Fraser

December, 7th: Viola Davis & Jennifer Lawrence

December, 8th: Cate Blanchett & Michelle Yeoh

December, 9th: Ana de Armas & Eddie Redmayne

December, 10th: Jamie Lee Curtis & Collin Farrell

December, 11th: Janelle Monae & Austin Butler

December, 12th: Letitia Wright & John Boyega

December, 13th: Kate Hudson & Glen Powell

December, 14th: Margot Robbie & Carey Mulligan

December, 15th: Paul Mescal & Joe Alwyn

December, 16th: Michelle Williams & Laura Dern

December, 17th: Brian Tyree Henry & Paul Dano

 

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards

Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. LAFCA is considered to be one of three "critics trifecta" awards, being one of the most important and respected award in critics circles. Since 2022, LAFCA awards gender-neutral acting awards, awarding only Lead and Supporting Performances (2 for each).

The winners of this year's LAFCA Awards: 

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Best Film
Winner: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE & TÁR (TIE)

Best Foreign Film
Winner: EO
Runner-Up: SAINT OMER

Best Director
Winner: Todd Field – TÁR
Runner-Up: S.S. Rajamouli – RRR

Best Documentary Film
Winner: ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED
Runner-Up: FIRE OF LOVE

Best Leading Performance
Winners: Cate Blanchett – TÁR & Bill Nighy – LIVING
Runners-Up: Danielle Deadwyler – TILL & Michelle Yeoh – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Best Screenplay
Winner: Todd Field – TÁR
Runner-Up: Martin McDonagh – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Best Animated Film
Winner: GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO
Runner-Up: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Best Editing
Winner: Blair McClendon – AFTERSUN
Runner-Up: Monika Willi – TÁR

Best Production Design
Winner: Dylan Cole & Ben Procter – AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
Runner-Up: Jason Kisvarday – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Best Music/Score
Winner: M.M. Keeravani – RRR
Runner-Up: Paweł Mykietyn – EO

Best Supporting Performer
Winners: Dolly de Leon – TRIANGLE OF SADNESS & Ke Huy Quan – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Runners-Up: Jessie Buckley – WOMEN TALKING & Brian Tyree Henry – CAUSEWAY

Best Cinematography
Winner: Michał Dymek – EO
Runner-Up: Hoyte van Hoytema – NOPE

 

Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) Awards

The BSFC was formed in 1981 to make “Boston's unique critical perspective heard on a national and international level by awarding commendations to the best of the year's films and filmmakers” They are comprised of 30 Boston-based film critics and journalists. 

The winners of this year's BSFC Awards: 

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Best Picture
Return To Seoul

Best Engligh-Language Film
The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Director
Todd Field – TÁR

Best Ensemble
Jackass Forever & Women Talking (TIE)

Best Actor
Colin Farrell – The Banshees Of Inisherin

Best Actress
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actress
Kerry Condon – The Banshees Of Inisherin

Best Supporting Actor
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Adapted Screenplay
After Yang

Best Original Screenplay
The Banshees Of Inisherin

Best New Filmmaker
Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

Best Documentary
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Best Animated Feature
Turning Red

Best Cinematography
Pearl (With a special mention for X)

Best Editing
Aftersun & Decision To Leave (TIE)

Best Score
RRR

 

New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) Awards

The New York Film Critics Online, is an organization composed of 31 top online film critics in New York City.

The winners of this year's NYFCO Awards: 

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Best Picture: “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Director: The Daniels – “Everything Everywhere All At Once” & Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees Of Inisherin” (TIE)
Best Actor: Colin Farrell – “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh – “Everything Everywhere All At Once“
Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson – “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Supporting Actress: Hong Chau – “The Whale“
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees Of Inisherin“
Best Animated Feature: “Marcel The Shell With Shoes On“
Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema – “Nope“
Best Use of Music: “Elvis“
Best Documentary Feature: “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed“
Best Foreign Language: “EO“
Best Debut Director: Charlotte Wells – “Aftersun”
Breakthrough Performer: Austin Butler – “Elvis“
Best Ensemble Cast: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery“

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Golden Globe Awards - Nominations

Given by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Golden Globes are among the most prestigious movie and TV awards. Usually held at the beginning of January, they are a great opener of televised award season that eventually ends with Oscars. Even though the HFPA had some problems the last few years including boycott by some popular names, Golden Globes remain one of the most important movie and TV awards.

The nominees of this year's Golden Globe Awards:

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar: The Way of Water
Elvis
The Fabelmans
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Tár
Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Austin Butler, Elvis
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Hugh Jackman, The Son
Bill Nighy, Living
Jeremy Pope, The Inspection

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Triangle of Sadness

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Margot Robbie, Babylon
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu
Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Diego Calva, Babylon
Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Adam Driver, White Noise
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Ralph Fiennes, The Menu

Best Motion Picture – Animated  
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Inu-Oh
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Turning Red

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Close (Belgium)
Decision to Leave (South Korea)
RRR (India)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
Carey Mulligan, She Said

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brad Pitt, Babylon
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Best Director — Motion Picture
James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Todd Field, Tár 
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Sarah Polley, Women Talking
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, The Banshees of InisherinAlexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking 
Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
John Williams, The Fabelmans 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Carolina,” Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing)
“Ciao Papa,” Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro, Roeban Katz (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)
“Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice (Top Gun: Maverick)
“Lift Me Up,” Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) 
“Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Kala Bhairava, Rahul Sipligunj (RRR)

 

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28 minutes ago, Mladen said:

Golden Globe Awards - Nominations

Given by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Golden Globes are among the most prestigious movie and TV awards. Usually held at the beginning of January, they are a great opener of televised award season that eventually ends with Oscars. Even though the HFPA had some problems the last few years including boycott by some popular names, Golden Globes remain one of the most important movie and TV awards.

The nominees of this year's Golden Globe Awards:

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar: The Way of Water
Elvis
The Fabelmans
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Tár
Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Austin Butler, Elvis
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Hugh Jackman, The Son
Bill Nighy, Living
Jeremy Pope, The Inspection

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Triangle of Sadness

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Margot Robbie, Babylon
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu
Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Diego Calva, Babylon
Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Adam Driver, White Noise
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Ralph Fiennes, The Menu

Best Motion Picture – Animated  
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Inu-Oh
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Turning Red

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Close (Belgium)
Decision to Leave (South Korea)
RRR (India)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
Carey Mulligan, She Said

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brad Pitt, Babylon
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Best Director — Motion Picture
James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Todd Field, Tár 
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Sarah Polley, Women Talking
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, The Banshees of InisherinAlexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking 
Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
John Williams, The Fabelmans 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Carolina,” Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing)
“Ciao Papa,” Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro, Roeban Katz (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)
“Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice (Top Gun: Maverick)
“Lift Me Up,” Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) 
“Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Kala Bhairava, Rahul Sipligunj (RRR)

ahem, are they anymore? It seems that the GGA have been in freefall, mainly due to the pandemic, but also some bad PR. They didn't even have a ceremony last year, it was on Twitter I believe.

Anyway, where is the TV list? I suppose you're making a different thread, but you've been adding TV stuff here, so maybe one thread is sufficient, imo. I hear Andor has been snubbed again, so umm I go back to my initial comment about their relevance. :D

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1 hour ago, Corvinus85 said:

ahem, are they anymore? It seems that the GGA have been in freefall, mainly due to the pandemic, but also some bad PR. They didn't even have a ceremony last year, it was on Twitter I believe.

Anyway, where is the TV list? I suppose you're making a different thread, but you've been adding TV stuff here, so maybe one thread is sufficient, imo. I hear Andor has been snubbed again, so umm I go back to my initial comment about their relevance. :D

They are over 60 years old so their bad PR lately affect them but they remain one of the major stops in award season. Different people will say that different awards don't matter, which at the end of the day is true, but Globes belong to second-tier group with BAFTA, SAG, CCA. 

I will make a TV thread separately later tonight. This one is only for films. 

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I don't think he was horrible at all, but his accent was discordantly exaggerated -- Tom Parker didn't sound like that at all. I don't know why they went with that, whether it was Hanks's idea or Luhrmann's, but that doesn't work. But accent aside, I thought he was fine, and worked as a foil to Butler.

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46 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

I believe >99% of people who've seen it think Tom Hanks was horrible in it.

Well, 100% of people in my family absolutely loved it. 

The young man playing Elvis was amazing. And as far as I can tell, the main complaint about Hanks was the accent. Not being familiar with the voice of the actual Colonel, we didn't notice anything awry. 

As for portraying that wretched man as a horrible old cunt, Hanks did a fantastic job. 

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8 minutes ago, Spockydog said:

Top Gun 2.

Best movie of the year?

GTFOH. 

Certainly the best movie I've seen in awhile. It's so rare to get such a sheer visceral cinematic experience that isn't a CGI-splattered Marvel film churned out of Disney's conveyor belt.

And it's great to see an Awards Show nominate an adventure film, something they used to do way back (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws and The Fugitive were nominated for Best Picture, for example) but stopped doing because they became really pretentious.

The Academy Awards might still be too pretentious to nominate it, and Top Gun: Maverick is probably too uplifting a film for the Oscars, who lately seem only willing to acknowledge ultra depressing films like Nomad.

 

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Just now, Spockydog said:

I mean, I liked it. It's infinitely better than the original. In almost every single way.

But best movie of the year?

Come on, man.

I don't think it's good enough to win but it's good enough to be nominated.

It's not just a visceral cinematic experience but has a lot of heart as well., Those kind of movies should be acknowledged.

Anyway if frigging Black Panther (utterly average film but Disney managed to convince people it ended slavery ) could be nominated a few years ago then Top Gun Maverick certainly should be.

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2 hours ago, Spockydog said:

Well, 100% of people in my family absolutely loved it. 

The young man playing Elvis was amazing. And as far as I can tell, the main complaint about Hanks was the accent. Not being familiar with the voice of the actual Colonel, we didn't notice anything awry. 

As for portraying that wretched man as a horrible old cunt, Hanks did a fantastic job. 

And that's perfectly fine. No one has to tell you what you have or don't have to like. I just tend to hear people say overall that it's not a good film, but it has a star making performance as mentioned.
 

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