Monday, 1 December 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1998

And the Nominees Were Not:

Dylan Baker in Happiness

Bill Murray in Rushmore

John Goodman in The Big Lebowski

Elias Koteas in The Thin Red Line

Sam Lee in The Longest Summer

56 comments:

luke higham said...

1. Goodman
2. Koteas
3. Murray
4. Baker
5. Lee

luke higham said...

Louis: Can I have your ratings & thoughts on all Non-Reviewed '98 Supporting performances, that would receive a 4 or a 4.5 from you.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Ah damn, was expecting Ribisi...

What are your thoughts/ratings on him?

GM said...

1. Murray
2. Goodman
3. Baker
4. Koteas
5. Lee

RatedRStar said...

There hasn't been a badly reviewed requested performance that people expected to get a decent score yet.

I have a feeling Sam Lee will be the first, I really loved him and the fact that it was a complete 180 from his performance in Beast Cops but, I think Louis, you are going to destroy him.

1) John Goodman
2) Dylan Baker
3) Bill Murray
4) Elias Koteas
5) Sam Lee (I am sorry Sam I still love you =( )

RatedRStar said...

I still get teary about 1998 in films as I felt it was the end of an era, The Siskel and Ebert era, never again will film criticism be so interesting and fun to watch.

Louis, I imagine you have already seen The Longest Summer due to that specific picture of Lee, so what are your thoughts and rating on the lead of the film, Tony Ho?

mcofra7 said...

1) John Goodman
2) Dylan Baker
3) Bill Murray
4) Elias Koteas
5) Sam Lee

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: Ask again in the results that way I'll be refreshed on a few performances.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Since he would have had a spot had it not been for the requested performance I'll do Ribsi as a bonus review.

RatedRStar: I haven't actually watched it yet.

RatedRStar said...

Ah right, Louis can I ask you something?

Louis Morgan said...

Ask away.

RatedRStar said...

Please Pleaseeeeee go easy on Sam Lee Ple ple pleaseeeeeeeee he is a lovely person and a good likable actorrrrr.

Anonymous said...

A lovely person haha xD.

Louis Morgan said...

That's more a statement than a question, but I don't think I'd worry too much about it.

RatedRStar said...

Oh, um err Louis in which case can I gave you a statement?

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Cheers Louis, you are a legend :D By the way Louis, what are your thoughts on Trevor Howard as an actor

luke higham said...

Louis: I'm glad you're reviewing Ribisi, since his last scene, for me was the only one anywhere near the Omaha Beach landing scene in terms of its power and emotion.

Anonymous said...

1. Koteas
2. Goodman
3. Murray
4. Baker
5. Lee
I haven't seen none.

JackiBoyz said...

Imagine if RatedRStar was running this blog and not Louis, it wouldnt be who gives the best performance but whos the nicest person, actors like Jeff Bridges and James Stewart would win every time lol.

JackiBoyz said...

1. Goodman
2. Koteas
3. Murray
4. Baker
5. Lee

Anonymous said...

Louis, what are your thoughts/ratings on:
Mercedes McCambridge in All the King's Men
Lee Grant in Detective Story
Mary Ure in Sons and Lovers
Helen Hayes in Airport
Lee Grant in Shampoo
Also, I'd like to ask you, have your ratings on the female cast of Nashville (1975) changes? Because I think that Ronee Blakley easily deserved a 5 for her performance.

luke higham said...

JackiBoyz: It would be Rains winning every time.

JackiBoyz said...

@Luke: Montgomery Clift and James Mason would also get a lot.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Nearly forgot my rankings:

1. Goodman
2. Baker
3. Koteas
4. Murray
5. Lee

luke higham said...

JackiBoyz: Well Rains all the more.

JackiBoyz said...

I would love to imagine Louis typing this for Sam Lees review lol.

Daniel Thorntons secret boyfriend, Sam Lee, did not recieve an Oscar nomination for portraying Ga Suen in The Longest Summer.

The Longest Summer is a very effective film at wasting your time, nuff said, end of review 2 out of 5 =D.

Lezlie said...

1. Elias Koteas
2. John Goodman
3. Dylan Baker
4. Bill Murray
5. Sam Lee

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Goodman
2. Murray
3. Baker
4. Koteas
5. Lee

Anonymous said...

I wonder how close Bill Murray came to getting Oscar Nominated?

Scott Gingold said...

1. Murray
2. Goodman
3. Baker
4. Lee
5. Koteas

Any thoughts Louis & everyone else on my post in the previous comments section about good performances in bad films?

luke higham said...

Scott Gingold: I myself wouldn't consider Tree of Life or Seven Psychopaths bad films per se, and I prefer Pitt, Rockwell and Walken for those films respectively, A Knight's Tale is a film that I personally like a lot and Bettany was the highlight for me as well, I thought McDowell was great, but the film was just incredibly off putting for me, that I just couldn't dare myself to watch it again.

Other examples include Alan Rickman in Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman in Street Smart, Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire etc.

RatedRStar said...

@Scott Gingold: I think the perfect one you mentioned was Philip Seymour Hoffman in Synecdoche, New York, a very bad film with some of the most hilarious bad makeup ever and a truly drowsy story lol. I honestly cant think of too many others.

I would consider Seven Psychopaths a dissapointment purely because In Bruges is a masterpiece.


@JackiBoyz: I have faith that Louis will do the right thing, and yes Sam Lee is my secret BF, WHAT OF IT =) lol

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

The Tree of Life is one of my all-time favorite films, and I thought Seven Psychopaths was fucking brilliant.

luke higham said...

Just for the record, I did like Tree of Life mostly for Pitt's Performance, which is his best to date and I thought Seven Psychopaths was really good, although not as good as In Bruges, which is probably the one comedy I've seen more than any other.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Unpopular opinion: I think Seven Psychopaths is even better than In Bruges.

luke higham said...

KoooK160: Well, it's your opinion, I just wish Martin McDonagh would make another film soon, since he's one of my favourite directors at the moment.

Maciej said...

1. Goodman
2. Koteas
3. Baker
4. Lee
5. Murray

Michael McCarthy said...

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Seven Psychopaths, I think it's remarkably smart and funny and pulls off it's concept brilliantly, and the performances are stellar. I just don't think everything comes together as perfectly as it does in In Bruges, but In Bruges is probably my all-time favorite film so that's not a knock against the film at all.

Psifonian said...

1. KOTEAS.
2. Goodman
3. Baker.
4. Lee.
5. Murray (kinda hated him)

Scott Gingold said...

Thanks everyone. Now I'm curious what does everyone consider to be bad films? Bottom 10 Worst Films. I'll do mine in a bit.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

You mean a "Zero Stars" sort of movie? Here's some for me;

I Am Sam
A Time to Kill
The Lovely Bones
Elizabethtown

and so on.

Kevin said...

1. Koteas
2. Goodman
3. Baker
4. Murray
5. Lee

RatedRStar said...

@Scott: I will stick to films that received some acclaim as opposed to garbage like Freddy Got Fingered which everybody on planet earth hated.


I am Sam
A Time to Kill
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Murderer
War Horse
The Descendents
A Hatful of Rain
Awakenings
Ray
Hustle and Flow
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Before Night Falls
The Yearling
Mourning Becomes Electra

I am sure there are many more.

Anonymous said...

@RaterRStar: I too thought that I Am Sam was awful but... Mourning Becomes Electra was at least okay, thanks to Russell mostly. I disliked The Descendants and The Yearling but I still thought they weren't terrible, and I liked Woodley in the first and Wyman in the second.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

The Descendants was a weird case of me initially loving the movie, until a friend pointed out MANY glaring flaws in it, and now I don't want to acknowledge its existence.

I'm less apprehensive to War Horse than most. Yes, the script and acting are highly questionable. However, I noticed that Spielberg used time-specific film techniques depending on where the story takes place in the moment (i.e. German Expressionism, French New Wave). It's really easy to miss, so I don't really blame anyone for not noticing.

luke higham said...

Louis: Seen anything new in the past week.

John Smith said...

1.Elias Koteas in The Thin Red Line

2.Bill Murray in Rushmore

3.Goodman In The Big Lebowsi

4.Dylan Baker In Hapine

5.Sam Lee in The Longest Summer (Cant wait for you to review him... Good Luck)

RatedRStar said...

@John Smith: Why cant you wait for Louis to review Sam Lee? lol.

John Smith said...

Scott, when it comes to good performances in bad films

(Random Order)

Harrison Ford In the infamous star wars christmas special, Morgan Freeman in Street Smart, Leonardo Dicaprio in The Beach

Michael McCarthy said...

1. John Goodman
2. Dylan Baker
3. Elias Koteas
4. Bill Murray
5. Sam Lee

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Good performances in bad films:

Francis Ng in 2000 AD
Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther
Christian Bale in Reign of Fire, Captain Correlli's Mandolin, Equilibrium, The New World, Terminator Salvation, American Hustle, Out of the Furnace
Mickey Rourke in The Expendables, The Pledge, Body Heat
Paul Giamatti in Lady in the Water
Peter Fonda in Thomas the Tank Engine
Kevin Bacon in Hollow Man
Donald Sutherland in Virus

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, American Hustle might have been flawed but it's not bad...

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Geez, are me and Psifonian the only Malick fans here?

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Damn when I said Virus I meant Outbreak...

I rather disliked American Hustle myself. It was pretty bad considering the potential it had at its disposal...

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

I believe I've given my thoughts on McCambridge, and both of Grants.

Ure - 3.5(Her work here is basically one note of sensuous allure in the form of a passionate style. I think her one note is well done, but I don't think it makes her character all that interesting though)

Hayes - 2.5(She shows up for just a whole bunch of one-liners as the sly precocious old lady. I thought her whole thing was actually a bit hammy as she played up every second of screen time. Not to egregious levels mind you, but not in a way I really enjoyed)

The Nashville ladies are still the same although a re-watch could improve their scores.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: Nothing new at the moment.

John Smith said...

I just believe that the performance is "special"