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    My favorites underlined

    BEST PICTURE
    "Black Panther"
    "BlacKkKlansman"
    "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    "The Favourite"
    "Green Book"
    "Roma"
    "A Star Is Born"
    "Vice"

    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
    Yalitza Aparicio, "Roma"
    Glenn Close, "The Wife"
    Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"
    Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
    Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

    ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Amy Adams, "Vice"
    Marina de Tavira, "Roma"
    Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"
    Emma Stone, "The Favourite"
    Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite"

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
    Christian Bale, "Vice"
    Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"
    Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate"
    Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
    Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
    Adam Driver, "BlackKKlansman"
    Sam Elliott, "A Star Is Born"
    Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me"
    Sam Rockwell, "Vice"

    DIRECTOR
    Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"
    Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War"
    Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"
    Alfonso Cuarón, "Roma"
    Adam McKay, "Vice"


    CINEMATOGRAPHY
    "Cold War"
    "The Favourite"
    "Never Look Away"
    "Roma"
    "A Star Is Born"

    VISUAL EFFECTS
    "Avengers: Infinity War"
    "Christopher Robin"
    "First Man"
    "Ready Player One"
    "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

    "Vice" was not an 'enjoyable' movie, but it was fascinating in a train-wreck kinda way.
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    Spike Lee got an Oscar nomination 😮. The Academy Elders have forsaken their first love.
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    Another year in movies, another year lost due to a lack of vision to recreate the Rambo and Terminator 2 characters! And that leaves us with the eternal question in film: Can anybody find me, somebody to love !
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Another year in movies, another year lost due to a lack of vision to recreate the Rambo and Terminator 2 characters! And that leaves us with the eternal question in film: Can anybody find me, somebody to love !
    Lack of vision, lack of creativity; both are reasons (among others) why we see a deluge of reboots on television and long-dormant or dead shows returning to TV (like Roswell, CW's recycling of the WB's 1999 TV series) and movie reboots (too many to name here, but I hear they're set to put a new Hellboy on the big screen). Last film I saw in a theater was The Return of the King in 2003.
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    Most enjoyed movie: Green Book. Lady GaGa gets the Cher " wow, she can act" award. Best Music movie: Bohemian Rhapsody. Most obvious winner: Christian Bale. Best Director: Cuaron. Best Black theme movie for Blacks: Black Panther. Best Black theme movie for whites: Green Book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    Green Book.
    Lady GaGa
    Bohemian Rhapsody.
    Black Panther
    .
    Oh no, gasp, you've come over to the dark side and plugged box office hits!
    I thought the masses had no aesthetic sense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Oh no, gasp, you've come over to the dark side and plugged box office hits!
    I thought the masses had no aesthetic sense!
    The masses don't. I did not plug Lady Gaga, perhaps the sarcasm escaped you. I didn't plug Green Book, I said I enjoyed it. I enjoy a good hamburger but I don't plug it as great cuisine. I said Bohemian Rhapsody had great music, full stop. As a movie it was average. As to Black Panther my comment was differentiating it as a movie aimed at Black people created by Black people, whereas Green Book was a white movie made to make white people feel good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    The masses don't. I did not plug Lady Gaga, perhaps the sarcasm escaped you. I didn't plug Green Book, I said I enjoyed it. I enjoy a good hamburger but I don't plug it as great cuisine. I said Bohemian Rhapsody had great music, full stop. As a movie it was average. As to Black Panther my comment was differentiating it as a movie aimed at Black people created by Black people, whereas Green Book was a white movie made to make white people feel good.
    So you thought that

    Bohemian Rhapsody
    A Star Is Born
    Green Book

    were mediocre cinema? I could see where one of those was not your cup of tea, but to assert that all three lacked merit identifies exactly where the aesthetic lapse is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Oh no, gasp, you've come over to the dark side and plugged box office hits!
    I thought the masses had no aesthetic sense!
    Strawman argumentation at its best. Has anyone on these forums ever claimed that a blockbuster movie can't be good?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    So you thought that

    Bohemian Rhapsody
    A Star Is Born
    Green Book

    were mediocre cinema? I could see where one of those was not your cup of tea, but to assert that all three lacked merit identifies exactly where the aesthetic lapse is.
    Now come on Atti baby. Where did I use the word mediocre? Or lacked merit? If you want to have a discussion on the merits, fine! Don't assume you know my views until I give them.
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