marți, 23 ianuarie 2018

Oscar 2018 nominations

bummer. la noi cele 3 billboarduri nu vin (4 now), Shape of Water (13 nominalizari !)ajunge abia pe 23 februarie, la fel ca si The Post. Iar Phantom Thread, mare lucru ca il aduce ro image, pe 12 feb. Get Out fuse, din aprilie anul trecut !  Dunkirk in vara !
(v. si in topul meu de filme pe 2017)
I Tonya pas en salles, Florida Project 1 nominalizare, Mudbound pe netflix, The Disaster Artist snubbed, Molly's Game -1 nominalizare : ( si Darkest Hour -waaay overrated !
Meryl Streep again ? Denzel ? No James Franco ? Jordan Peele ? The Billboard movie directed itself ?
feminists go: Rachel Morrison -1st DOP  woman nominated (Mudbound), Greta Gerwig -Lady Bird (5th woman director nom)
Nominalizarile aici
prezenatare zero, dislexic or what ? Tiffany Haddish -not even funny, mangles the names of almost everything she is reading -nd Andy Serkis
Premiile pe 4 martie -a 90-a editie !!! ceremonia incepe cu o ora jumate mai repede !
The 90th Academy Awards Nominees

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
Call Me by Your Name
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Daniel Day-Lewis   Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya Get Out
Denzel Washington Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Gary Oldman  Darkest Hour
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie I, Tonya
Meryl Streep The Post
Sally Hawkins The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer  All the Money in the World
Richard Jenkins The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe  The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Allison Janney I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird
Lesley Manville
Phantom Thread
Mary J. Blige Mudbound
Octavia Spencer   The Shape of Water

Best Achievement in Directing

Christopher Nolan   Dunkirk
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro    The Shape of Water
Jordan Peele Get Out
Paul Thomas Anderson Phantom Thread

Best Original Screenplay

Get Out Jordan Peele
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
The Big Sick   Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon
The Shape of Water   Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   Martin McDonagh

Best Adapted Screenplay

Molly's Game  Aaron Sorkin
Logan Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green
Mudbound Dee Rees, Virgil Williams
Call Me by Your Name James Ivory
The Disaster Artist Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Webe

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049   Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk Hoyte Van Hoytema
Mudbound Rachel Morrison
The Shape of Water Dan Laustsen

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast  Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour Jacqueline Durran
Phantom Thread Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water Luis Sequeira
Victoria & Abdul Consolata Boyle

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Baby Driver Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis
Blade Runner 2049 Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth
Dunkirk Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Michael Semanick, David Parker, Stuart Wilson
The Shape of Water   Christian T. Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Brad Zoern

Best Achievement in Film Editing

Baby Driver Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos
Dunkirk   Lee Smith
I, Tonya Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   John Gregory

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Baby Driver Julian Slater
Blade Runner 2049 Mark A. Mangini
Dunkirk Richard King
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Matthew Wood
The Shape of Water Nathan Robitaille

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
War for the Planet of the Apes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
v. aici topul meu de soundtracks pe 2017 !
Dunkirk  -Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread Jonny Greenwood
Star Wars: The Last Jedi John Williams
The Shape of Water Alexandre Desplat
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  Carter Burwell

Best Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball -Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
Garden Party  Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
LOU Dave Mullins, Dana Murray
Negative Space    Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
Revolting Rhymes Part One

Best Live Action Short Film

DeKalb Elementary    Reed Van Dyk
My Nephew Emmett Kevin Wilson Jr.
The Eleven O'Clock   Derin Seale
The Silent Child   Chris Overton
Watu Wote: All of us   Katja Benrath

Best Documentary Short Subject

Edith+Eddie    Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
Heaven is a traffic jam on the 405    Frank Stiefel
Heroin(e) Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
Knife Skills   Thomas Lennon
Traffic Stop   Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Best Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail   Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
Faces Places / Visages villages    Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda, JR
Icarus Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
Last Men in Aleppo / De sidste mænd i Aleppo (original title) Kareem Abeed, Soeren Steen Jespersen, Firas Fayyad
Strong Island   Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Loveless / Nelyubov (Rusia)
Una Mujer Fantástica (Chile)
On Body and Soul / Teströl és lélekröl (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)
The Insult / L'insulte (Lebanon)

Best Animated Feature Film

Coco Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand   Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent    Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Ivan Mactaggart
The Boss Baby Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
The Breadwinner Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo

Best Achievement in Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Special Achievement Award

Carne y Arena   Alejandro G. Iñárritu (instalatia de la Cannes)

Honorary Award

Agnès Varda
Charles Burnett
Donald Sutherland
Owen Roizman
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luni, 22 ianuarie 2018

Orpheum Theatre & beyond

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)
showing The Story of Ruth ..
and Elisa Esposito and her strange friend from the Amazon ;)
Orpehum theatre stand-in -Elgin Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"If I spoke about it...if I did...what would I tell you? I wonder? Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems, in the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast but far from everything else. Or...I don't know...would I tell you about her? The princess without voice. Or perhaps I would just warn you, about the truth of these facts and the tale of love and loss, and the monster who tried to destroy it all."

duminică, 21 ianuarie 2018

Dark End of the Street, The -SOTD

The Pilot epsisode of new series  Counterpart ends with the soulful James Carr's song                    The Dark End of the Street 
At the dark end of the street
That's where we always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
Living in darkness to hide our wrong
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me
I know time is gonna take its toll
We're have pay for the love we stole
It's a sin and we know it's wrong
Oh but our love keeps coming on strong
Steal away, to the dark end of the street, mmm mmm
They're gonna find us
They're gonna find us
They're gonna find us, oh someday
You and me, at the dark end of the street
You and me
And when the daylight hour rolls around
And by chance we're both downtown
If we should meet, just walk on by
Oh darling, please don't cry
Tonight we'll meet
At the dark end of the street, mmm mmm

Songwriters: Chips Moman / Dan Penn
also a version of the song by THE COMMITMENTS in the Alan Parker 1991 film

covered by so many (from Percy Sledge to Ry Cooder, Gregg Allman, Elvis Costello, Frank Black to Cat Power)
and discoverd a Tom Petty desperate rambling live version from 1978 in Winterland

and remember why it rang a Van Morrison bell -from my faved Bright Side of the Road lyrics:

"From the dark end of the street, to the bright side of the road,"

....made my Sunday nite. The Street still has dark you've gotta make endsmeet...

sâmbătă, 13 ianuarie 2018

Molly's Game (2017)

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Molly's Game , debutul lui Aaron Sorkin !
great rockin score by Daniel Pemberton !
4 out of five / 8 out of Ten !
noua mea recomandare in Zile si Nopti -in print & online !
la Brasov ruleaza la Cinema One !
Molly’s Game / Jocuri secrete 
Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), o fostă schioare devine organizatoarea unui joc de poker la nivel de top în Hollywood şi e arestată de FBI în cadrul unei operaţiuni care ţinteşte mafia rusească.

Biografiile scandaloase, sau filmele cu elemente biografice cu escroci sau oameni care au încălcat legea sau au găsit debuşeuri în ea şi la limita ei şi au făcut asta cu stil şi cu relativ succes, sunt foarte la modă în Hollywood- exemple de titluri asemănătoare recente, I Tonya, War Dogs, Wolf of Wall Street, Gold, The Big Short.
Molly’s Game e o nouă mostră de acest tip, un film inteligent, bine scris, filmat impecabil (de daneza Charlotte Bruus Christensen) şi montat superb care a avut 2 nominalizări la Globurile de Aur, pentru cea mai bună actriţă, şi cel mai bun scenariu. Mai ales e jucat la superlativ, Jessica Chastain e la un nou career high după Mrs. Sloan şi Zero Dark Thirty, decolteuri şi rochii noi spectaculoase la fiecare scenă- mi-a amintit de performanţa Juliei Roberts în Erin Brocovich. Ar fi frumos să ia un Oscar dar mi-e teamă că subiectul şi tema nu vor fi prizate de Academia AMPAS. Chastain e secondată de o distribuţie eclectivă cu un Idris Elba excelent în rolul avocatului lui Molly, Kevin Costner e tatăl lui Molly, Michael Cera, un jucător de poker -Player X, model compozit al unor actori celebri pokerişti din Hollywood, Graham Greene, judecătorul Foxman şi Jeremy Strong, antreprenorul Dean Keith.

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