Archive for December 10, 2019

Oscars 2019: CDG Nominations

Our second guild of the day, the Costume Designers. Frills, frills and more frills. If there’s one thing I know about them, Downton Abbey got on, Quentin got on and Tim Burton got on. The rest we’re just gonna wait and see. They’re nothing if not predictable. Honestly, just look up Sandy Powell and Colleen Atwood and assume that they’re on no matter what they worked on, and possibly even more than once. It’s the guild, man. They vote for their favorites. Don’t pretend like Roger Deakins doesn’t have like, 17 ASC nominations (okay, 15. And he has 14 Oscar nominations, so it wasn’t the best comparison. Leave me alone, I’m rambling. Just go with it. Sometimes you gotta fill an intro and you’ve got nothing because it’s costumes).

CDG has three categories, same as ADG: Period, Fantasy and Contemporary. You’re only looking at the first two for the category, but this year, it should be pretty obvious what the major contenders are. The same films should get nominated up and down the line, and we’re just whittling it out based on most versus least nominations.

As a reminder, BFCA nominated Dolemite, Downton, Irishman, Little Women, Once Upon a Time and Rocketman for their costumes award. So let’s see what CDG did.

Here are your Costume Designers Guild nominees for 2019: (more…)

Oscars 2019: CAS Nominations

Two more guilds announced today. The first of which is CAS, the Cinema Audio Society. That’s for Sound Mixing. Mixing is the sound design as a whole, versus Editing, which is the compilation and creation of those sounds. Though we might not need that distinction in the future, since the Academy is considering going back to just one ‘Sound’ category like how BAFTA does it, given the substantial overlap between the categories and the general lack of distinction between the two by voters. But that’s not the case this year, so this one’s for Sound Mixing.

Basically we’re gonna take this, MPSE (Sound Editors guild) and BAFTA and then guess what’s gonna get nominated from that. Though at this point, you have a pretty damn good guess at for sure 2 of the 5 nominees, if not 3. So I don’t think it’s gonna be all that difficult in the end.

Here are this year’s CAS nominees: (more…)

The Underseen Films of 2019

We discussed the year’s Overrated films, the Underrated films. Now we talk about the Underseen films. Since I’ve already posted a Hidden Gems list, I will specify the difference between Underseen and Hidden Gems. Which is essentially — you’ve probably heard of them but still haven’t seen them. There might be a few crossovers between the Hidden Gems and this list, but that’s purely because I really want to try to get people to see them because they deserve it.

The point of this list is to get more people to watch good movies. I think these movies are really good, and for whatever reason they never got nearly the kind of audience I felt they deserved. So my hope is that people happen upon this list, watch a few of these, like them and then hopefully tell other people about them so they can get more of a fan base so everyone’s favorite films list from this year doesn’t include the same twelve damn movies.

So here are some of the most underseen films of 2019: (more…)

Pic of the Day: “You see, Frosty, since he was made out of snow, was the fastest belly-whopper… in the world.”