Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This Week in Film History March 11-18



This Week in Film History:

42nd STREET (1933)
GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (1935)
THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)
GILDA (1946)
RICHARD III (1955)
THE SEARCHERS (1956)
BREATHLESS (1960)
BECKET (1964)
THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (1971)
THE GODFATHER (1972)
EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
MEMENTO (2001)
V FOR VENDETTA (2006)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Forced Perspective 106: Black Panther, Annihilation (Spoilers!)



On today's show, spoiler filled reviews of: 

  • BLACK PANTHER 
  • ANNIHILATION


 Plus:

  • Oscars recap 
  • A look at the 1988 classic HEATHERS 
  • And more!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

This Week in Film History: Metropolis, James Dean, The Big Lebowski, Far...



This Week in Film History:

•Fritz Lang's Metropolis
•Oscar History
•To Be or Not To Be
•Children of Paradise
•James Dean debuts
•Vincent Price kills the undead
•The Long Goodbye
•Deep Red
•Lethal Weapon
•Fargo & The Big Lewbowski
•The Birdcage
•Korean horror
•"This is Sparta!"

and MORE!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Forced Perspective 105: AMC Best Picture Showcase, The Breadwinner, Face...




Mark recounts his experience at the 2018 AMC 24 hour Best Picture showcase and Adolfo gives quick reviews for Oscar nominated animated film The Breadwinner and Oscar nominated documentaries Faces Places and Icarus.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The 2018 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2017.

Official 2017 Selections

 

 

 

 

 


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Best Film of the Year - Drama


THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Cinematography: Dan Laustsen

Other Nominees:
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DUNKIRK
GET OUT
LOGAN
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Best Film of the Year - Comedy or Musical


THE BIG SICK
Michael Showalter
Amazon Studios, Lionsgate

Cast:  Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher
Screenplay: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Cinematography: Brian Burgoyne

Other Nominees:
COCO
THE DISASTER ARTIST
I, TONYA
LADY BIRD

__________

ACTING AWARDS

Best Actor in a Lead Role - Drama


Hugh Jackman
LOGAN

Other Nominees:
Timothée Chalamet - CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Daniel Day-Lewis - PHANTOM THREAD
Daniel Kaluuya - GET OUT
Gary Oldman - DARKEST HOUR
__________

Best Actress in a Lead Role - Drama


Sally Hawkins
THE SHAPE OF WATER

Other Nominees:
Annette Bening - FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Jennifer Lawrence - MOTHER!
Frances McDormand - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Meryl Streep - THE POST
__________

Best Actor in a Lead Role - Musical or Comedy

Harry Dean Stanton
LUCKY

James Franco - THE DISASTER ARTIST
Hugh Jackman - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Kumail Nanjiani - THE BIG SICK
Dan Stevens - THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
__________

Best Actress in a Lead Role - Comedy or Musical


Margot Robbie
I, TONYA

Other Nominees:
Anne Hathaway - COLOSSAL
Saoirse Ronan - LADY BIRD
Daniela Vega - A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Emma Watson - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
__________

Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Michael Stuhlbarg
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Other Nominees:
Willem Dafoe - THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Woody Harrelson - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Richard Jenkins - THE SHAPE OF WATER
Sam Rockwell - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
 __________

Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Allison Janey
I, TONYA

Other Nominees:
Mary J. Blige - MUDBOUND
Holly Hunter - THE BIG SICK
Lesley Manville - PHANTOM THREAD
Laurie Metcalf - LADY BIRD
 __________

Best Ensemble


Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, 
Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg
THE SHAPE OF WATER

Other Nominees:
THE BIG SICK
DUNKIRK
GET OUT
THE POST
__________

Best Performance in a Voice Acting Role


Saara Chaudry
THE BREADWINNER
Other Nominees:
Will Arnett - THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Benjamin Bratt - COCO
Bradley Cooper - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Taika Waititi - THOR: RAGNAROK
__________


SKILL & TECHNICAL AWARDS

Best Director

Christopher Nolan
DUNKIRK

Other Nominees:
Guillermo del Toro - THE SHAPE OF WATER
Patty Jenkins - WONDER WOMAN
James Mangold - LOGAN
Jordan Peele - GET OUT
__________

Best Screenplay - Original Material

THE BIG SICK
Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V Gordon

Other Nominees:
COCO
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
__________


Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historic Material

LOGAN
Scott Frank
James Mangold
Michael Green

Other Nominees:
THE BREADWINNER
THE DISASTER ARTIST
I, TONYA
THE POST
__________

Best Art Direction/Production Design



BLADE RUNNER 2049

Other Nominees:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THOR: RAGNAROK

WONDER WOMAN
__________

Best Cinematography

BLADE RUNNER 2049
Roger Deakins

Other Nominees:
DUNKIRK - Hoyte van Hoytema
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER - Thimios Bakatakis
MUDBOUND - Rachel Morrison
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Dan Laustsen
__________

Best Costume Design
PHANTOM THREAD
Other Nominees:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
WONDER WOMAN
__________

Best Film Editing

DUNKIRK

Other Nominees:
BABY DRIVER
I, TONYA
LOGAN
WONDER WOMAN
__________

Best Make-Up & Hair

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Other Nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DARKEST HOUR
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
IT
__________
Best Music - Original Score

DUNKIRK
Hans Zimmer

Other Nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
__________

Best Music - Original Song

COCO
"Remember Me"

Other Nominees: 
“Mighty River” MUDBOUND
“Never Enough” THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
"This Is Me" THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
“Visions of Gideon” CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
__________



Best Music - Song Score or Soundtrack


BABY DRIVER

Other Nominees:
ATOMIC BLONDE
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
__________

Best Sound Design

DUNKIRK

Other Nominees:
BABY DRIVER
BLADE RUNNER 2049
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
__________

Best Stunts

BABY DRIVER

Other Nominees:
ATOMIC BLONDE
DUNKIRK
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
__________
 Best Visual Effects

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Other Nominees:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Okja
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
__________

FILM CATEGORIES

 Best Action/Adventure Film


LOGAN
James Mangold

Other Nominees:
BABY DRIVER
DUNKIRK
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
WONDER WOMAN
__________


Best Animation Feature Film


COCO
Lee Unkrich

Other Nominees:
THE BREADWINNER
COCO
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
YOUR NAME
__________

Best Blockbuster


WONDER WOMAN
Patty Jenkins

Other Nominees:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
__________

Best Documentary Film


ICARUS
Bryan Fogel

Other Nominees:
BATMAN AND BILL
FACES PLACES
FIVE CAME BACK
JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND
__________

Best Foreign Language Film


A FANTASTIC WOMAN
(Una mujer fantástica)
Sebastián Lelio

Other Nominees:
OKJA
RAW
THE SQUARE
YOUR NAME
__________

Best Horror or Thriller Film


GET OUT
Jordan Peele

Other Nominees:
MOTHER!
IT
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
RAW
__________

Best Limited Theatrical Release Film


THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Sean Baker

Other Nominees:
A GHOST STORY
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
LUCKY
MUDBOUND
__________

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Film


THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro

Other Nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
THOR: RAGNAROK
__________

The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2017:

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
THE BABYSITTER
COLOSSAL
DARKEST HOUR
THE DISASTER ARTIST
FACES PLACES
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
FIVE CAME BACK
GERALD'S GAME
A GHOST STORY
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
IT
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MOTHER!
MUDBOUND
PERSONAL SHOPPER
THE POST
RAW
THE SQUARE
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
THOR: RAGNAROK

Forced Perspective 104: Best of 2017




Mark, Adolfo and Draven run down their top 10 films of 2017, their overlooked/under-appreciated films and their bottom worst. All the top films of 2017 are discussed: The Shape of Water, Get Out, Logan, Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name and... Happy Death Day?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BgUdRX1MlI

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Forced Perspective 103: Phantom Thread, Darkest Hour, Lady Bird, Shape o...



FIRST ON YOUTUBE BEFORE ITUNES

(SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE)

Today on our show:
• Phantom Thread
• Darkest Hour
• Ladybird
• The Shape of Water
• Call Me By Your Name
• Oscar Predictions

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