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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2018, 09:03:10 pm »
I predict 9/11 for worst picture.

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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 09:05:51 pm »
Next up is Best Actress.

And the winner is...

CARLA GUGINO, GERALD'S GAME!



Frances McDormand was a force to be reckoned with in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Saoirse Ronan was magnificent in Lady Bird. Sally Hawkins was spectacular in The Shape of Water. Margot Robbie was a powerhouse in I, Tonya. Jessica Chastain was sensational in Molly's Game. However, in my opinion, none of them were able to top Carla Gugino's astonishing work in Gerald's Game, delivering what is without a doubt the best performance she has ever given. Her portrayal of a woman trapped and struggling to survive while at the same time suffering from hallucinations and reliving painful memories of abuse and trauma from her past is marvelous to behold. When she's scared, you really believe she's scared. When she's in pain, you really believe she's in pain. It's a brilliant and convincing performance from start to finish. As the film goes on, I no longer saw Gugino playing Jessie Burlingame. I saw Jessie herself. She completely disappears into the role and it's amazing. She's so believable that it makes what's already disturbing even more uncomfortable, especially one particularly sick and gory moment that made me genuinely squirm and cringe, something that most horror films these days fail to make me do. In a perfect world, Gugino would've been nominated for an Oscar. A beautiful performance in one of the best Stephen King adaptations to date.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 09:14:34 pm »
Next up is Best Actor.

And the winner is...

JAMES FRANCO, THE DISASTER ARTIST!



Was there any doubt that Franco would win this one? Like Carla Gugino in Gerald's Game, James Franco completely disappears into the role of Tommy Wiseau, to the point where you end up seeing Wiseau himself and not someone playing him. Franco gets his mannerisms, quirky eccentricities, and flaws both as a human being and as a filmmaker down to the last detail. Franco's performance can make you laugh to the point of coughing up a lung but at the same time actually care about Wiseau and even sympathize him despite his great deal of faults. The guy is off-putting and absolutely horrible to the women who worked on The Room (in particular Juliette Danielle) and yet he somehow still manages to be sympathetic. That is incredible. James Franco really put his blood, sweat, tears, and precious heart and soul into not just this character but also this performance and it pays off with flying colors.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 09:24:18 pm »
Next up is Best Adapted Screenplay.

And the winner is...

AARON SORKIN, MOLLY'S GAME!



Aaron Sorkin strikes again with yet another impeccable addition to his library of terrific screenplays. As per usual, Molly's Game is laden with Sorkin's typical rapid-fire dialogue that's delightfully sharp-tongued and beautifully acidic in its bite and wit. Sorkin, in his directorial debut, also proves to have a great grasp on pacing. The infectious energy present both in his script and in his direction keep the film moving at a wonderful pace, with nothing ever feeling slow. The way he recounts the true story of Molly Bloom and her rise and fall in the world of poker is as incredibly clever as it is consistently compelling, with the story always engaging and the characters all being interesting, Bloom especially. But what I think the best part of the script is how Sorkin, as opposed to demonizing or glorifying her, manages to deconstruct her as a human being, crafting a complex yet empathetic and overall terrifically handled portrait of the infamous "poker princess." God bless this writer.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 09:41:26 pm »
Next up is Best Original Screenplay.

And the winner is...

JORDAN PEELE, GET OUT!



Jordan Peele branches out into the horror genre to craft this truly terrifying and thought-provoking psychological thriller. Although popcorn-chomping, jump scare-adoring mindless sheep would say otherwise, horror isn't merely just violence, death, destruction, and gore. It's an incredibly broad genre, probably the most diverse in all of film, that can encompass so many different emotions and storytelling techniques. It doesn't have to be scary to be horror. Before I Wake isn't automatically not horror just because it's also a fantasy drama. Crimson Peak isn't automatically not horror just because it's also a Gothic romance. It isn't automatically not horror just because it's also a coming-of-age story. The point is, people can go fuck off with their "Get Out isn't really a horror film" hot takes. It's about as dumb as saying the Earth is flat. Anyway, what makes this film so terrifying is its ideas and social commentary. It's a brilliant Rosemary's Baby-esque look at white liberal racism whose satire is balls to the wall. Is it often very funny? Yes, but the humor doesn't undercut or lessen how truly suspenseful this film is. The way Peele manages to balance out the satire with the horror is pretty much perfect. Despite being inspired by films like Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Peele manages to find a way to make his script stand out and feel truly original and unique. Peele also offers plenty of surprises and intriguing symbolism and I also loved how he wrote the characters, particularly Chris, one of the best horror movie protagonists in years. Get Out is truly outstanding and I'm definitely looking forward to the next social thriller Peele has under his sleeve.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2018, 09:52:36 pm »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2018, 09:56:34 pm »
Next up is Best Director.

And the winner is...

GUILLERMO DEL TORO, THE SHAPE OF WATER!


Guillermo del Toro crafts what might just be his best and most beautiful film to date. It's a story about a mute woman and a fish man wanting to fuck each other and yet it's one of the most gorgeous and impeccably crafted romance stories to ever grace modern cinemas. And of course, there are idiots out there who think this endorses bestiality. The same idiots who think Call Me by Your Name romanticizes pedophilia and that Marion in Lady Bird is emotionally abusive. It's nonsense. There's much more to this film than simply an unconventional tale of love. What this story is mainly about is being an outcast, or an other. Someone who isn't a straight, protestant white man like Michael Shannon's Strickland. Elisa and the Asset, both of whom are played wonderfully by Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones respectively, are both lonely outcasts (she's mute and orphaned, the creature is tortured by people because of what it is), which is why they share a connection and fall in love. Even Giles (a closeted old gay man) and Zelda (a black cleaning lady) are both outcasts. Even during its most graphic moments, it's still a beautiful little film. The performances are spectacular, the visuals are breathtaking, the story is fantastically told. Guillermo del Toro finally got the chance, after years and years, to make the Creature of the Black Lagoon film he always wanted to see, one where the monster ends up getting the girl, and by God, he pulled it off. Praise Del Toro.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2018, 09:58:06 pm »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
Says the pleb who gave Geostorm an 8/10.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2018, 09:58:48 pm »
Really?  Carla Guigino wasn't even that great, tbh.  She was serviceable, but I wasn't completely sold.  It was a "meh" movie w/ a silly ending.  Then again, I'm realizing that I didn't see that many films this year with strong female performances.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2018, 10:10:09 pm »
Finally, Best Picture.

And the best film of 2017 is...

BLADE RUNNER 2049!



I doubt that any of us were even asking for a Blade Runner sequel, especially one that came out over thirty years after the original, which was panned upon release and a box office failure. But lo and behold, we miraculously got one. Not only did it somehow manage to equal its predecessor, and even surpass it in many areas, but it also represents one of the most smart, thoughtful, meticulously crafted sci-fi films in a long, long time. It's the very definition of a sequel done right. It furthers the story and characters and expands on the themes and lore. It remains true to the original, specifically to what made it such a masterpiece of science fiction, and yet at the same time, it also does its own thing, to the point where you don't actually have to see the original (although it's highly recommended you do) in order to appreciate it. The storytelling is beautiful and soulful, the complex ideas and themes are thought-provoking and powerful, the characters are all richly compelling and wonderfully written, and every single performance is terrific. Ryan Gosling is absolutely riveting as K, Jared Leto is wonderfully subtle as Wallace, Ana de Armas is a standout as Joi, and Harrison Ford gives one of his best and most committed performances in years as an older Rick Deckard, who's used in the film sparingly, in a wise move, and whose character ties into the story perfectly. Blade Runner 2049 is without question my favorite film of 2017. It's an absolute gem that didn't at all deserve to bomb at the box office.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2018, 10:12:18 pm »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
Says the pleb who gave Geostorm an 8/10.

Geostorm > I, Tonya, mostly because Geostorm doesn't handle the subject of domestic abuse in such a misguided way, nor does it have misplaced fourth wall breaks that add nothing to the film and aren't funny.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2018, 10:28:04 pm »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
Says the pleb who gave Geostorm an 8/10.

Geostorm > I, Tonya, mostly because Geostorm doesn't handle the subject of domestic abuse in such a misguided way, nor does it have misplaced fourth wall breaks that add nothing to the film and aren't funny.

Sorry, Moody.  I would trust your opinion on this... but you're Moody.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 11:20:46 pm »
Nice picks, John. A lot of these are likely to be major players at the 2018 Kashmir Awards (in fact, I might be tweaking my acting categories to fit Krieps in too, and have six nominees for Best Original Score). Hoping to announce nominees after I see Call Me By Your Name, as that's the only other film I can really see shaking up certain categories.

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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 11:36:05 pm »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
Says the pleb who gave Geostorm an 8/10.

Geostorm > I, Tonya, mostly because Geostorm doesn't handle the subject of domestic abuse in such a misguided way, nor does it have misplaced fourth wall breaks that add nothing to the film and aren't funny.

Moody, I get that us calling you a Tomatometer panderer has hurt your feelings, but this won't make it any better. Simply put, Geostorm is not Gods of Egypt.

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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2018, 11:40:30 pm »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
Says the pleb who gave Geostorm an 8/10.

Geostorm > I, Tonya, mostly because Geostorm doesn't handle the subject of domestic abuse in such a misguided way, nor does it have misplaced fourth wall breaks that add nothing to the film and aren't funny.

Moody, I get that us calling you a Tomatometer panderer has hurt your feelings, but this won't make it any better. Simply put, Geostorm is not Gods of Egypt.

Moody is not a true connoisseur of so-bad-it's-good films.  He thinks any film w/ a stupid premise sounds great.  He's the type of guy that thinks the next Jurassic Park movie should have a T-Rex shoot lasers.  He doesn't understand what separates art like Nine Lives from the rest of the filth.
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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2018, 11:47:05 pm »
Also, I Tonya is a serious contender for Best Picture at the Tutties. Better than at least 80% of the Oscar noms.

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Re: The Oasis Flounder Awards: Part II
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2018, 08:43:00 am »
I, Tonya nominated for Best Picture is a lame pick.
Says the pleb who gave Geostorm an 8/10.

Geostorm > I, Tonya, mostly because Geostorm doesn't handle the subject of domestic abuse in such a misguided way, nor does it have misplaced fourth wall breaks that add nothing to the film and aren't funny.

Moody, I get that us calling you a Tomatometer panderer has hurt your feelings, but this won't make it any better. Simply put, Geostorm is not Gods of Egypt.

Okay.
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