Archive for January 10, 2019

The Underseen Films of 2018

We did Overrated. We did Underrated. Today is Underseen.

This one is simple — a list of “Maybe you know about it, maybe you don’t. But this movie needs to be seen by more people.” That’s it. A list of movies that need a wider audience. Could be double this, could be triple this. The point is, we’re telling people these movies need to be seen. That does not preclude the films talked about over the past two days, but I do try to keep the lists separate so as to talk about more films.

My goal is to get people to see even a few of these, and then maybe they start telling other people, “Hey, this is pretty cool.” And then maybe these things start to get fan bases. It’s really just about getting people to see more movies. Especially the ones that deserve it.

Here are some of the most underseen films of 2018: (more…)

Oscars 2018: CDG Nominations

The Costume Designers Guild also announced their nominations today. They separate their awards the way the Art Directors Guild does. Three categories: Period, Fantasy, Contemporary. And, as with ADG, pretty much you only have to focus on Period or Fantasy, because contemporary costumes never get nominated. You know this category — the frillier, the better.

This year should be pretty easy for us, since we have two period royalty pieces, a big Marvel movie with lots of ethnic costumes, and Mary Poppins. The category basically fills itself out.

Here are your Costume Designers Guild nominees for 2018: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “All these newfangled machines. Fake! It proves nothing. In the old days, we used to do these things better. The man says he’s paralyzed, we simply throw him in the snake pit. If he climbs out, then we know he’s lying.” “And if he doesn’t climb out?” “Then we have lost the patient, but we have found an honest man.”

Oscars 2018: Makeup & Hairstylists Guild Nominations

Here we go, the one guild you’ve all been waiting for — Makeup & Hairstyling!

We have a shortlist for this, so really all these nominations are going to be viewed through the lens of that. But hey, a few years ago we didn’t have this guild to help us out, so really anything helps.

Just as a reminder, your shortlist is: Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Border, Mary Queen of Scots, Stan & Ollie, Suspiria and Vice. BAFTA nominated Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, Stan & Ollie and Vice and BFCA nominated Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, Suspiria and Vice. All worth knowing if you’re trying to guess which three will end up being nominated. This is the final piece of that puzzle, because it’s all the help we’re gonna get.

Here are your 2018 Makeup & Hairstylist Guild nominees: (more…)