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by Eric
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Picture and Director 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 6559

Re: Best Picture and Director 2007

2007 was a "there will be blood" year for me indeed, excepting that I found that particular film flabby, pretentious and annoying, compared to tight, focused and intense Coen brothers movie (which got both my votes here). Top 10 01. Inside 02. No Country for Old Men 03. Day Night Day Night...
by Eric
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Surprise Inclusions
Replies: 34
Views: 2709

Re: Surprise Inclusions

Sad to say, yes, that's a stretch:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hitchcock/

There were plenty of bush-league critics out there who were tickled by this piece of Fan Mag 101.
by Eric
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: 2013
Topic: Dallas Buyers Club reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Re: Dallas Buyers Club reviews

I hope he doesn't win another award.
by Eric
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Eddie Nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Eddie Nominations

Gah! Another guild gave Dallas the cold shoulder! Stick a fork in it! It's all over people!
by Eric
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globes prediction contest
Replies: 35
Views: 2970

Re: Golden Globes prediction contest

Johnny Guitar wrote:Spring Breakers to sweep the Globes in all categories. HFPA is all dirty old men. :P

Dirty old men with discriminating taste.
by Eric
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Picture and Director 2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2493

Re: Best Picture and Director 2006

In this field, and having fallen deep out of enchantment with Clint Eastwood (outside of the borderline maudit smash success Gran Torino ), there's really no other choice but The Departed . Top 10 01. Inland Empire (David Lynch) 02. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 03. Children of...
by Eric
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: 2013
Topic: Armond White's 2013 Better Than List
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Armond White's 2013 Better Than List

They both demonstrate a knack for self-promotion, that much is undeniable.
by Eric
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: 2013
Topic: Armond White's 2013 Better Than List
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Armond White's 2013 Better Than List

Half technically "right," half technically wrong, 100 percent not pertinent.
by Eric
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: 2013
Topic: 12 Years a Slave reviews
Replies: 98
Views: 8979

Re: 12 Years a Slave reviews

I mean, come on people, just imagine what Meryl Streep could've done with that scene!
by Eric
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: NYFCC Winners
Replies: 103
Views: 6806

Re: NYFCC Winners

One undeniable truth, so I'm to understand from my friends in the scene, is that the only people more toxic and abrasive than White himself are his minions, the post-apocalyptic shadow zombie world equivalent of the Paulettes.
by Eric
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: DGA Nominees

Mister Tee wrote:These could transfer whole to the directing branch, but I honestly expect Jonze to replace someone. Who, is the big question.

I'm actually leaning toward the Coens tagging in for the Oscars. And I'm going to hope against hope it's Greengrass.
by Eric
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: National Society of Film Critics
Replies: 22
Views: 2110

Re: National Society of Film Critics

So this comment intrigued me and I went clicking through imdb. The last season that fit this bill (no repeats between the top prizes between the big three and AMPAS). We'd have to go back to 1989 1989 New York: My Left Foot, Paul Mazursky Los Angeles: Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee National Society:...
by Eric
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: 2013
Topic: 12 Years a Slave reviews
Replies: 98
Views: 8979

Re: 12 Years a Slave reviews

And not to de-rail, but was Talia Shire's performance in Rocky seen as some sort of sure-thing in the supporting category? I can't even remember anything about it except for her mousiness and wearing a red cap. The critics groups (NY and BOR) were definitely setting her up for a win in supporting. ...
by Eric
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominations Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: DGA Nominations Tomorrow

And, of course, if Jean-Marc Vallée shows up, I'll throw my hands up in the air and howl Bennett Miller's name in vain.
by Eric
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominations Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: DGA Nominations Tomorrow

My gut feeling after that is Payne -- I think younger folk here underestimate how much old-timers relate to Nebraska (a film that's pretty consistently over-performed this season). Not only that, but my rule of thumb for DGA as of late has been to take two or three steps back from whatever would re...

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