Archive for October, 2016

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Pic of the Day: “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”

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Pic of the Day: “Don’t ever change, Tiger. I don’t think I’d like you with a heart.”

too-late-for-tears


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Pic of the Day: “Gilda, are you decent?” “Me? Sure. I’m decent.”

gilda


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Pic of the Day: “A city has many faces. It’s one o’clock in the morning now. And this is the face of New York City when it’s asleep on a hot summer night.”

the-naked-city


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Pic of the Day: “When your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses.”

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Pic of the Day: “The money I made in this rotten business is no good for me, Joe. I don’t want it back. And Tucker’s money is no good either.” “The money has no moral opinions.” “I find I have, Joe. I find I have”

force-of-evil


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Pic of the Day: “I didn’t know what I was doing. I, I didn’t know anything except how much I hated him. But I didn’t take anything. I didn’t, Jeff. Don’t you believe me?” “Baby, I don’t care.”

out-of-the-past


Oscars 2016: Best Foreign Language Film Submissions

(*UPDATED with Official Eligible films as announced by AMPAS.*)

The deadline to submit entries for Best Foreign Language Film was tonight. And because I felt like it, I went and previewed all 82 of the films that were submitted as of the posting of this article.

The Academy will announce at some point soon the actual submissions list. That is, which ones they’ve accepted. So it might not be this exact list. For now, if anything it’s a good entry into what could be nominated and maybe something that helps me out in three months. If not, it’s something to kill time that vaguely relates to the Oscars, which I think you guys all know I can’t get enough of.

Most years, I ignore the submissions lists and work purely from the shortlist. But last year I got bored and wrote it up. This year, I did it again, but this time I put a little more work into it. This is how things become normalized for me. Pretty soon this will not only be a thing I do, but something I’ve developed an entire system for, and have stored away in my brain all the different “oh no, they never nominate South America in an odd numbered year” random pieces of trivia or whatever that I allegedly think mean something.

Anyway, here is the list of films that have been submitted for Best Foreign Language Film for 2016: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I’m askin’ ya, where’s that squealin’ son of yours? You think a squealer can get away from me? Huh? You know what I do to squealers? I let ’em have it in the belly, so they can roll around for a long time thinkin’ it over. You’re worse than him, tellin’ me he’s comin’ back? Ya lyin’ old hag!”

kiss-of-death


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2013-2014)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Killing you is killing myself. But, you know, I’m pretty tired of both of us.”

the-lady-from-shanghai


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2011-2012)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “You want the facts, don’t you?” “When it comes to women, does anybody really want the facts?”

lady-in-the-lake


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2009-2010)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I can sell anything to anybody.” “That’s what you think.”

the-postman-always-rings-twice


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2007-2008)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I don’t like your manners.” “And I’m not crazy about yours. I didn’t ask to see you. I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don’t mind your ritzing me drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don’t waste your time trying to cross-examine me.”

the-big-sleep


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2005-2006)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I was over at Henry’s. A couple of guys came in and tied up me and the cook. They shoved us in the kitchen. They said they were going to shoot you when you came in to supper. George thought I ought to come over and tell you.” “There’s nothing I can do about it.” “I can tell you what they look like.” “I don’t want to know what they’re like. Thanks for coming.” “Don’t you want me to go and see the police?” “No. That wouldn’t do any good.”

the-killers


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2003-2004)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “That’s life. Whichever way you turn, Fate sticks out a foot to trip you.”

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The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 2001-2002)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “We’re both rotten.” “Only you’re a little more rotten.”

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The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actress, 1999-2000)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)