Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1996

And the Nominees Were Not:

Steve Buscemi in Fargo

Pete Postlethwaite in Brassed Off

Derek Jacobi in Hamlet

Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting

Gene Hackman in The Birdcage

43 comments:

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Do me a favor. If you get to see Kansas City and like Belafonte a lot, review him. Anyway, my predictions;

1. Buscemi
2. Jacobi
3. Postlethwaite
4. Carlyle
5. Hackman

RatedRStar said...

I like how you are reviewing Brassed Off, Louis, which is set in Grimethorpe, which is in Barnsley =D and ohhh I wonder which angry sociopath resides in that area =).

luke higham said...

1. Steve Buscemi
2. Pete Postlethwaite
3. Derek Jacobi
4. Gene Hackman
5. Robert Carlyle

Louis: Can I have your ratings & thoughts on:
Samuel L. Jackson in A Time to Kill
Matthew Mcconaughey in Lone Star
The Cast of Scream
Paul Scofield in The Crucible
Peter Stormare in Fargo
Leonardo Dicaprio in Marvin's Room
Timothy Spall in Secrets & Lies
Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day
Kevin Mckidd in Trainspotting
& finally Edward Norton in The People vs. Larry Flynt

I'm sorry if it's too much for you.

RatedRStar said...

1. Derek Jacobi
2. Steve Buscemi
3. Pete Postlethwaite
4. Gene Hackman
5. Robert Carlyle

Maciej said...

1.Bucemi
2.Carlyle
3.Hackman
4.Postlethwaite
5.Jacobi

Michael Patison said...

1. Steve Buscemi
2. Derek Jacobi
3. Pete Postlethwaite
4. Gene Hackman
5. Robert Carlyle

Can I have your rating and thoughts on Kevin McKidd in Trainspotting?

Anonymous said...

Buscemi

Carlyle

Potslewaith

Hackman

Jacobi,

All with 4.5 or above

Anonymous said...

All of them deserve 5.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: Seems very likely, since Louis is a cult follower of Hackman.

Mark said...

1. Buscemi
2. Hackman
3. Jacobi
4. Postlethwaite
5. Carlyle

Anonymous said...

Luke: im a huge Hackman fan, hes my favourite actor ever but I think in this situation I would give Jacobi, Postlethwaite and Buscemi the edge. Havent seen Carlyle.

luke higham said...

Anonymous: I love Hackman as well. He's one of my top 3 actors, to've come from the US. I only said, what I said in my previous comment, because Louis has always been consistent with him in his reviews, as well as not giving any less than a 4.5 to him.

bondfan said...

1. Buscemi
2. Hackman
3. Carlyle
4. Jacobi
5. Postelthwaite

moviefilm said...

1) Steve Buscemi
2) Derek Jacobi
3) Pete Postlewaithe
4) Gene Hackman
5) Robert Carlyle

Sad you included Hackman out of the great cast od The Birdcage. Nathan Lane or Hank Azaria would be better choices (if you asked me :). )
Would you at least write your opinions about the entire cast, please?

Louis Morgan said...

koook160: I'll try to give it a watch.

Luke:

Jackson - 3.5(A Time Kill is a bit strange as most of the performances seem to be from a much better movie, one that isn't directed by Joel Schumacher and even worse written by Akiva Goldsman. Anyway Jackson gives a solid performance giving the character some depth that easily could have been made as a one note angel of vengeance)

McConaughey - 4(He's basically a one scene wonder, which is strange considered how often his character is mentioned. His performance actually isn't my favorite performance from the film which surprisingly belongs to the usually chronic over actor Clifton James. In his on substantial scene though McCounaghey carries a cool and calm reserve and suggests at least part of the legend everyone talks about in the film)

Scream: I have not watched this since 98 anyway from what I recall.

Campbell - 3(Good enough the at least traditionally lone survivor lead I guess)

Arquette - 3(Characters like this can either be endearing or annoying. I thought he was sorta endearing)

Cox - 3(Fine as the sub-heroine)

Lillard - 2.5(Shaggy did not terribly impress me as psychopath)

Ulrich - 2(Thought he was a pretty forgettable and standard killer performance)

McGowan - 1.5(Unmemorable dead meat)

Barrymore - 3.5(Memorable dead meat)

Scofield - 4(Danforth is a limited part, but Scofield brings such unshakable authority and conviction in his performance that he really makes a strong impact on the film)

Goldblum - 3(He's still good, but his performance does feel like he's treading a whole lot of water)

McKidd - 4(The shortest performance out the friends, but he rather good. First in portraying he honesty of his character in a most genuine fashion making so his fairly sudden descent properly heartbreaking)

Norton - 4(His work here in combination with Primal Fear makes his loss to Gooding all the more egregious. Anyway I easily thought he was the best part of the film by finding the natural complexity in his character's ideas toward Flynt, and in a way he made some of Flynt behavior more tolerable by through his reactions toward him)

Ask again on Stormare in Buscemi's review since I'll be watching Fargo again, so might as well have fresh thoughts on that one. I haven't watched Marvin's Room or Secrets & Lies although I'll try to get to them.

luke higham said...

Louis: Lastly, Have you decided on what decade you'll be covering next.

Anonymous said...

Please go with 1990 next.

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, what's your rating and thoughts on Bruce Greenwood in Thirteen Days?

Lezlie said...

1. Steve Buscemi
2. Gene Hackman
3. Derek Jacobi
4. Pete Postlethwaite
5. Robert Carlyle

JackiBoyz said...

1) Steve Buscemi
2) Derek Jacobi
3) Pete Postlewaithe
4) Gene Hackman
5) Robert Carlyle

mcofra7 said...

1. Buscemi
2. Jacobi
3. Carlyle
4. Hackman
5. Postlethwaite

Anonymous said...

Thoughts/ratings for:

Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris

Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough in Jurassic Park

Christopher Walken in Annie Hall

Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Michael J Fox in The Frighteners

Anonymous said...

Also, Matt Damon/Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau

joe burns said...

I like Buscemi quite a lot, but have you seen Secrets And Lies? Timothy Spall is quite excellent in that and its overall a very impressive film.

Michael McCarthy said...

My mind tells me Buscemi will win, but I can't in good conscience ignore Jacobi's superb performance as Claudius.

1. Derek Jacobi
2. Steve Buscemi
3. Pete Postlethwaite
4. Robert Carlyle
5. Gene Hackman

Hate to put Hackman last, his bit about the foliage always cracks me up.

Michael Patison said...

Maybe I'm just missing something, but where is Billy Bob Thornton in the Lead ranking?

luke higham said...

Michael Patison: He's 21st.

Michael Patison said...

Thanks I just saw him finally

Kevin said...

1. Jacobi
2. Buscemi
3. Posthlewaite
4. Hackman
5. Carlyle

Louis Morgan said...

Matt:

Greenwood - 4(Kennedy is a part often played to be overly heroic, or completely engulfed by the accent. Greenwood does the accent but it does not control his performance, and even though he is the hero of the story Greenwood does a good job in presenting the very human frustrations and pressure Kennedy must undergo throughout the crisis)

Luke: It will be a year from 80's or the 00's.

Anonymous: I haven't seen the Adjustment Bureau, and I really don't remember Wood's and Ruffalo's performances all that well.

Brody - 3(Enjoyable cameo with the right odd flamboyance for Dali)

Goldblum - 4(The first therefore the best time. Goldblum gives a very enjoyable and entertaining performance using his unique brand of speaking to really bring the right type of life to the proceedings)

Attenborough - 4(In the early scenes he's especially endearing with the right aged passion of a man who wants to do something truly. Then once problems arise you could not ask for someone better to deliver lines with a true dramatic emphasis)

Walken - 3(Fittingly odd and enjoyable short performance from Walken, it's unlikely anyone could have played the part as well)

Fox - 3(Lighter comedies are probably more his suit, but I thought he did a good enough job in bringing some humor well carrying the more serious moments well enough)

luke higham said...

Louis: Your Ratings & thoughts on:
Andy Serkis in Return of the King & An Unexpected Journey.
Bryan Cranston in Argo
Dwight Henry in Beasts of the Southern Wild
Eddie Redmayne & Aaron Tveit in Les Miserables
Werner Herzog in Jack Reacher
Bruce Willis & Jeff Daniels in Looper
& Josh Brolin in Men in Black 3

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Can you PLEASE do 1983 next? Just do me that favor. I really, REALLY want to read your review for Darren McGavin.

luke higham said...

For the 80s, I'm hoping he'll do 1986, for Gary Oldman in Sid & Nancy & Jeff Goldblum in The Fly.

For the 00's I'm hoping it'll either be '04 or '09, leaning towards the latter, for his thoughts on Fassbender in Basterds & Fish Tank, as well as hoping that he'll review both Tom Hardy in Bronson & Sam Rockwell in Moon. Note to Louis: For everyone's sake except moviefilm, please don't give Tobey Maguire a full review for Brothers.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Louis, care to flip a coin?

Michael McCarthy said...

If it's the 2000's I imagine it'll be 09, just because he's nearly run out of available slots for that year.

luke higham said...

Michael McCarthy: What are your picks for '09 lead & supporting.

Matt Mustin said...

Yeah, PLEASE don't review Maguire in Brothers, it'll be a waste of a review. He was as dull as ever. Jake Gyllenhaal was terrific, however.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Serkis - Return of the King - 3.5(Good again but just does not have a much to do as in The Two Towers)

Serkis - The Hobbit - 4(Less screen time than The Return of the King I think, but with more of a highlight on him. He makes the most of his one scene bringing that daffy behavior with menace rather effectively, and making that scene one of the best in the film)

Cranston - 4(He does not have an terribly complex role, but he delivers in all of his scenes with a decisive passion)

Henry - 4(He was very good in making the anger in his character palatable, but with the right underlying warmth to suggest the true nature of the man)

Redmayne - 4(Ah this performance. The more I think about it the less I like it simply because I am always thinking of the short awkward moments in it like that bizarre smile he gives when Valjean is going to tell Marius his life story. To be sure though when he is good in it he is great and he delivers on the most important emotional moments incredibly well)

Tveit - 4(Needs to basically personify the drive of a revolution and he does that extremely well bringing such fierce will in his role)

Herzog - 4(Overall I felt the film was forgettable, but Herzog was a delight as the heavy. I don't think they needed to add the fake eye on him because Herzog is just so naturally imposing.)

Daniels - 3.5(Does a pretty enjoyable job at being a casual villain. He carries himself with an effective menace, but in such a relaxed way which is fitting since his character is from the future and should at least believe he knows what's going on)

Brolin - 4(A film saver if you ask me. Brolin did such a great job at first being a believable as the younger Tommy Lee Jones but he brought such an energy to the part that he made even bad scenes watchable. Even the film's stupid final twist kinda works because Brolin is just so good in the scene)

Robert: Alright for the next year in the 80's here is the coin flip.

83: Heads
86: Tails

luke higham said...

Louis: Can I have your re-thoughts on:
Dennis Quaid in Far from Heaven
Christopher Plummer in The Insider
John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich
Orson Welles in Macbeth.

Louis Morgan said...

I don't really have any major re-thoughts I just felt my ratings and rankings were a bit generous.

luke higham said...

Louis: Fair Enough

luke higham said...

Louis: when shall the review be up.

Louis Morgan said...

Probably tonight.