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2017 Nominations
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:52:32 pm »
Now that 2015 and 2016 are wrapped up it makes sense to start voting for 2017. Pick four films to represent the year.

My picks (in alphabetic order):
Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Lady Macbeth, Three Billboards (John has Phantom Thread covered for me)

Running list:
My picks
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
The Last Jedi
Colossal
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
Brawl in Cell Block 99
John Wick: Chapter 2
mother!
The Big Sick
Get Out
Logan Lucky
The Disaster Artist
Molly's Game
It Comes at Night
Raw
The Florida Project
Logan

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 09:54:41 pm »
Boycotting this until enough people see Lady Macbeth for it to become a contender.

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 09:56:44 pm »
Blade Runner 2049
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread
Everything is terrible.

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 10:02:33 pm »
Boycotting this until enough people see Lady Macbeth for it to become a contender.
I'm considering swapping either Blade Runner or Phantom Thread with it just so it would be in contention (although those are among my top three of the year John has them covered too).

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 10:03:47 pm »
Boycotting this until enough people see Lady Macbeth for it to become a contender.
I'm considering swapping either Blade Runner or Phantom Thread with it just so it would be in contention (although those are among my top three of the year John has them covered too).

Well... put Lady Bird, Colossal, and I Tonya up there too, I guess. But I'm afraid that I'll break my streak of picking everyone's favorite for the BP winner this year. Y'all loved some really stupid films like The Shape of Water.

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 10:05:31 pm »
>some really stupid films
>The Shape of Water
Pick one.
Everything is terrible.
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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 10:07:51 pm »
Boycotting this until enough people see Lady Macbeth for it to become a contender.
I'm considering swapping either Blade Runner or Phantom Thread with it just so it would be in contention (although those are among my top three of the year John has them covered too).

Well... put Lady Bird, Colossal, and I Tonya up there too, I guess. But I'm afraid that I'll break my streak of picking everyone's favorite for the BP winner this year. Y'all loved some really stupid films like The Shape of Water.
Hypothetically speaking, if you, John, Moody, Bread and I all voted for Lady Macbeth and Colossal there's potential for both to get a plurality (and I think Lady Bird would be in relatively good shape depending on how the others vote).

And while The Shape of Water does have notable flaws, did you really flip-flop already on it?

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 10:25:42 pm »
Brawl in Cell Block 99
John Wick 2
Three Billboards
Blade Runner 2

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 10:40:49 pm »
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
mother!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Goodbye!

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 11:01:32 pm »
Add Disaster Artist, Big Sick, and Logan Lucky for me

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 11:34:06 pm »
Add Disaster Artist, Big Sick, and Logan Lucky for me
You know, we may differ politically, but Disaster Artist and Big Sick are both solidly in my top 4 as well :)

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2018, 12:09:58 am »
Add Disaster Artist, Big Sick, and Logan Lucky for me
You know, we may differ politically, but Disaster Artist and Big Sick are both solidly in my top 4 as well :)

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2018, 01:11:17 am »
Boycotting this until enough people see Lady Macbeth for it to become a contender.
I'm considering swapping either Blade Runner or Phantom Thread with it just so it would be in contention (although those are among my top three of the year John has them covered too).

Well... put Lady Bird, Colossal, and I Tonya up there too, I guess. But I'm afraid that I'll break my streak of picking everyone's favorite for the BP winner this year. Y'all loved some really stupid films like The Shape of Water.
Hypothetically speaking, if you, John, Moody, Bread and I all voted for Lady Macbeth and Colossal there's potential for both to get a plurality (and I think Lady Bird would be in relatively good shape depending on how the others vote).

And while The Shape of Water does have notable flaws, did you really flip-flop already on it?

No flip-flop (although I have dropped my score for The Darkest Hour). I just think The Shape of Water is a profoundly unexceptional film. The amount of buzz it's getting makes absolutely no sense to me.
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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 11:14:37 am »
Add Disaster Artist, Big Sick, and Logan Lucky for me
You know, we may differ politically, but Disaster Artist and Big Sick are both solidly in my top 4 as well :)
What are your other two nominations, then?

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2018, 11:22:51 am »
Boycotting this until enough people see Lady Macbeth for it to become a contender.
I'm considering swapping either Blade Runner or Phantom Thread with it just so it would be in contention (although those are among my top three of the year John has them covered too).

Well... put Lady Bird, Colossal, and I Tonya up there too, I guess. But I'm afraid that I'll break my streak of picking everyone's favorite for the BP winner this year. Y'all loved some really stupid films like The Shape of Water.
Hypothetically speaking, if you, John, Moody, Bread and I all voted for Lady Macbeth and Colossal there's potential for both to get a plurality (and I think Lady Bird would be in relatively good shape depending on how the others vote).

And while The Shape of Water does have notable flaws, did you really flip-flop already on it?

No flip-flop (although I have dropped my score for The Darkest Hour). I just think The Shape of Water is a profoundly unexceptional film. The amount of buzz it's getting makes absolutely no sense to me.
I see what you mean (as I know people who feel pretty indifferent toward it in real life), though part of it for me stems from the palpable amount of confidence and sincerity that del Toro has in implementing his vision in the film, and also being able to create some pretty well-defined characters despite a pretty big ensemble. There's also its dreamlike feel despite its budget. Those qualities seem to be enough for a lot of people to get behind it, myself included (even if it's very rushed at times).

I will be ticked if it wins Best Cinematography at the Oscars though. Gorgeous film for sure, but if it wins it'll be a case of long takes being the only thing you need to win one of those things (and while I'm aware of the irony of my saying that due to my admiration for Lubezki, his Longboat takes are often used for world-building like in Children of Men).

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2018, 11:25:50 am »
The Shape of Water would be the best film of the year if Blade Runner 2049 didn't exist.  Such a perfectly well-rounded film.  Hard to find many flaws in it.
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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2018, 12:23:40 pm »
The Shape of Water would be the best film of the year if Blade Runner 2049 didn't exist.  Such a perfectly well-rounded film.  Hard to find many flaws in it.

Except the last 15 minutes when that scientist dude completely betrays his character that they've spent the whole film building up.

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2018, 01:19:18 pm »
Add Disaster Artist, Big Sick, and Logan Lucky for me
You know, we may differ politically, but Disaster Artist and Big Sick are both solidly in my top 4 as well :)
Can I choose Get Out, Dunkirk, and Molly's Game as three?

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2018, 01:32:53 pm »
I see what you mean (as I know people who feel pretty indifferent toward it in real life), though part of it for me stems from the palpable amount of confidence and sincerity that del Toro has in implementing his vision in the film, and also being able to create some pretty well-defined characters despite a pretty big ensemble. There's also its dreamlike feel despite its budget. Those qualities seem to be enough for a lot of people to get behind it, myself included (even if it's very rushed at times).

I will be ticked if it wins Best Cinematography at the Oscars though. Gorgeous film for sure, but if it wins it'll be a case of long takes being the only thing you need to win one of those things (and while I'm aware of the irony of my saying that due to my admiration for Lubezki, his Longboat takes are often used for world-building like in Children of Men).

I found it insanely predictable. My friend Benny and I were rattling off plot points left and right, and a solid 75% of our predictions came true (the other 25% were probably too clever for it). I liked the film well enough, but it barely cracked my top fifteen. As you say, the only awards it should be up for are the technical ones, which it should lose to Blade Runner.

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Re: 2017 Nominations
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2018, 02:44:09 pm »
Hypothetically speaking, if you, John, Moody, Bread and I all voted for Lady Macbeth and Colossal there's potential for both to get a plurality (and I think Lady Bird would be in relatively good shape depending on how the others vote).

And while The Shape of Water does have notable flaws, did you really flip-flop already on it?

Also, John won't vote for Lady Macbeth. He gave it a 9/10. It's probably not even in his top 200 of the year.

 

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