Saturday, 18 February 2017

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2016: Results

13. Yoshi Oida in Silence - Oida gives a moving depiction of the quiet earnest devotion of one of the most devote Christians in Japan.

Best Scene: Ichizo pleads for someone to join him.
12. Shinya Tsukamoto in Silence -Tsukamoto along with Oida gives a moving depiction of a devoted Christian particularly as he faces certain demise.

Best Scene: A final hymn.
11. Alden Ehrenreich in Hail Caesar! - Ehrenreich gives a very funny performance by being so earnest in his approach to a singing cowboy who tries to be an actor.

Best Scene: Would that it were so simple.
10. Harvey Scrimshaw in The Witch - Scrimshaw gives an effective natural depiction of a boy in an unnatural situation that is absolutely haunting in his final moments.

Best Scene: Caleb wakes up.
9. Damian Lewis in Our Kind of Traitor - Lewis gives an incredibly compelling performance that works so well within the certain constraints he purposefully sets up for his refined government agent.

Best Scene: Hector tells about his son. 
8. Tadanobu Asano in Silence - Asano gives an extremely incisive yet somehow funny portrayal of a man viciously needling his hostage in order to break him. 

Best Scene: The interpreter meets Rodrigues.
7. Ralph Ineson in The Witch - Ineson gives a powerful depiction of a man essentially coming to terms with his own desperate state, and losing his delusions of grandeur.

Best Scene: William's prayer at night. 
6. Stellan Skårsgard in Our Kind of Traitor - Skårsgard is asked to do a lot in short order, yet he matches the challenge while giving an incredibly poignant portrait of a man doing whatever it takes to save his family.

Best Scene: Dima says goodbye to Perry.
5. Yosuke Kubozuka in Silence - Kubozuka gives a haunting portrayal that grants a heartbreaking understanding of what seems to be a wretched man.  

Best Scene: Kichijiro's first Confession.
4. Liam Neeson in Silence - Neeson in only a few scenes leaves such a considerable impression through his subversion of his usual role as the confident mentor by instead portraying a sad broken man being forced to destroy his own teachings.

Best Scene: Ferreira meets Rodrigues.
3. Issey Ogata in Silence - Ogata gives a truly menacing yet somehow also absolutely hilarious portrayal of a persecutor with a unique yet brutally effective method of destroying his foes.  

Best Scene: A story of Concubines. 
2. Sam Neill in Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Sam Neill delivers his best performance giving such a hilarious yet heartwarming portraying an irascible old man finding a connection with a troubled boy. Neill balances the various tones of the film brilliantly to be both very funny yet incredibly touching in depicting Uncle Hec's personal journey during his more literal journey through the bush.

Best Scene: The Boar. 
1. Ben Foster in Hell or High Water - Good prediction Michael McCarthy, and Luke Foster gives yet another great performance to his ever growing list of them. He gives an entertaining yet edgy depiction of an outlaw, yet he underlines it all with just a heartbreaking portrayal of man who has only ever found any use for himself as a criminal. Although this was a strong year for the category I have to admit this was an easy choice for me. Not just because this is a great performance, it is, but it hit me on an even more personal level than a good performance already hits you on.

This is not something I mentioned in my review but will I now. Foster's realization of Tanner went even further for me as he so reminded of my own older brother with whom I share a similair relationship to that Toby shares with Tanner, though far less extreme and in different circumstances of course. The little nuances and details of such relationship were there for me, and it connected with me on an even deeper level because of that. I simply cannot deny something like that.

Best Scene: The brothers say their goodbyes.
Overall Rank:
  1. Ben Foster in Hell or High Water
  2. Sam Neill in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  3. Issey Ogata in Silence
  4. Liam Neeson in Silence
  5. Yosuke Kubozuka in Silence
  6. Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
  7. Stellan Skårsgard in Our Kind of Traitor
  8. Ralph Ineson in The Witch
  9. Tadanobu Asano in Silence 
  10. Damian Lewis in Our Kind of Traitor
  11. Hugo Weaving in Hacksaw Ridge 
  12. Woody Harrelson in The Edge of Seventeen
  13. Harvey Scrimshaw in The Witch
  14. Alden Ehrenreich in Hail Caesar!
  15. Christopher Lloyd in I Am Not A Serial Killer
  16. Shinya Tsukamoto in Silence
  17. Yoshi Oida in Silence 
  18. Gil Birmingham in Hell or High Water 
  19. Sharlto Copley in Hardcore Henry
  20. Jack Reynor in Sing Street
  21. Macon Blair in Green Room
  22. Tracy Letts in Christine
  23. Ha Jung-woo in The Handmaiden
  24. Nick Offerman in The Founder
  25. John Carroll Lynch in The Founder
  26. Toby Kebbell in A Monster Calls
  27. Jun Kunimura in The Wailing
  28. Jared Harris in Certain Women
  29. Alan Rickman in Eye in the Sky
  30. Donnie Yen in Rogue One 
  31. Tom Bennett in Love and Friendship
  32. Adam Driver in Silence
  33. John Goodman in 10 Cloverfield Lane
  34. Andre Holland in Moonlight
  35. Ma Dong-Seok in Train to Busan
  36. Jovan Adepo in Fences
  37. Kurt Russell in Deepwater Horizon 
  38. Ralph Fiennes in Hail Caesar!
  39. Patrick Stewart in Green Room 
  40. Kevin Costner in Hidden Figures
  41. Aaron Paul in Eye in the Sky
  42. Mykelti Williamson in Fences
  43. Sebastian Stan in Captain America Civil War 
  44. Alan Tudyk in Rogue One
  45. Jharrel Jerome in Moonlight 
  46. Tom Wilkinson in Denial
  47. John Gallagher Jr. in 10 Cloverfield Lane
  48. Lucas Dawson in The Witch
  49. Stephen Henderson in Fences
  50. Barkhad Abdi in Eye in the Sky
  51. Bradley Whitford in Other People
  52. Daniel Bruhl in Captain America Civil War
  53. Mads Mikkelsen in Rogue One
  54. Luke Bracey in Hacksaw Ridge 
  55. Evan Peters in X-Men Apocalypse
  56. Byung-hun Lee in The Age of Shadows
  57. Tom Holland in Captain America Civil War
  58. Alessandro Nivola in The Neon Demon
  59. Kevin Spacey in Elvis & Nixon 
  60. George Clooney in Hail Caesar!
  61. Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls 
  62. Cho Jin-woong in The Handmaiden
  63. Barry Shabaka Henley in Paterson
  64. Billy Crudup in Jackie
  65. John Leguizamo in The Infiltrator
  66. Frank Langella in Captain Fantastic
  67. Peter Sarsgaard in Jackie
  68. Keegan Michael-Key in Don't Think Twice
  69. Ethan Hawke in The Magnificent Seven 
  70. Chadwick Boseman in Captain America Civil War
  71. John Hurt in Jackie
  72. Billy Crudup in 20th Century Women 
  73. Max Baker in Hail Caesar!
  74. Michael Fassbender in X-Men Apocalypse
  75. William Jackson Harper in Paterson
  76. Bill Murray in The Jungle Book 
  77. Russell Hornsby in Fences 
  78. Blake Jenner in The Edge of Seventeen
  79. Rene Auberjonois in Certain Women
  80. James McAvoy in X-Men Apocalypse
  81. Anthony Mackie in Captain America Civil War
  82. Adam Driver in Midnight Special  
  83. Paul Rudd in Captain America Civil War
  84. Ralph Fiennes in Kubo and the Two Strings
  85. Riz Ahmed in Rogue One
  86. Byung-hun Lee in The Magnificent Seven
  87. Masatoshi Nagase in Paterson 
  88. Mike Birbiglia in Don't Think Twice
  89. Channing Tatum in Hail Caesar!
  90. Idris Elba in The Jungle Book  
  91. Hayden Szeto in The Edge of Seventeen
  92. Mads Mikkelsen in Dr. Strange
  93. Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea 
  94. David Wenham in Lion
  95. Jiang Wen in Rogue One
  96. Brendan Gleeson in Live By Night
  97. Toby Jones in The Man Who Knew Infinity
  98. Sam Worthington in Hacksaw Ridge
  99. TJ Miller in Deadpool
  100. Jimmy O Yang in Patriots Day
  101. Charles Berling in Elle
  102. Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals
  103. Simon Pegg in Star Trek Beyond
  104. Toby Jones in Anthropoid
  105. Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 
  106. Oscar Kightley in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  107. Aaron Eckhart in Bleed for This
  108. Colin Hanks in Elvis & Nixon
  109. Rhys Darby in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  110. Jeremy Renner in Captain America Civil War
  111. JK Simmons in Kung Fu Panda 3  
  112. Stefan Kapicic in Deadpool
  113. Ben Kingsley in The Jungle Book 
  114. Michael Sheen in Passengers 
  115. Hwang Jung-min in The Wailing
  116. Joel Edgerton in Midnight Special
  117. Shingo Tsurumi in The Age of Shadows 
  118. Aidan Gillen in Sing Street
  119. Corey Stoll in Cafe Society 
  120. Jaden Piner in Moonlight
  121. Ben Mendelsohn in Rogue One
  122. Robert Picardo in Hail Caesar!
  123. Joe Cole in Green Room
  124. Kyle Chandler in Manchester by The Sea
  125. Alex Wolff in Patriots Day
  126. Themo Melikidze in Patriots Day
  127. Benedict Wong in Dr. Strange 
  128. Callum Turner in Green Room
  129. Ed Skrein in Deadpool
  130. Keanu Reeves in The Neon Demon
  131. Timothy Spall in Denial
  132. Frank Grillo in Captain America Civil War
  133. Bryan Cranston in Kung Fu Panda 3
  134. Matthew Goode in Allied  
  135. Chiwetel Ejiofor in Dr. Strange
  136. Mahershala Ali in Hidden Figures
  137. Bill Camp in Midnight Special
  138. Mahershala Ali in Free State of Jones
  139. Jared Harris in Allied  
  140. Laurence Fishburne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
  141. Ciaran Hinds in Bleed For This
  142. Jemaine Clement in Moana 
  143. Kevin Bacon in Patriots Day 
  144. Nicolas Cage in Snowden
  145. John Goodman Patriots Day
  146. Ben Foster in The Finest Hours  
  147. Babak Karimi in The Salesman
  148. Laurence Fishburne in Passengers
  149. Jonas Bloquet in Elle
  150. Ciaran Hinds in Silence
  151. JK Simmons in Patriots Day
  152. Woody Harrelson in Triple 9 
  153. William H. Macy in Blood Father
  154. Jeremy Irons in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  155. Kodi Smit-McPhee in X-Men Apocalypse
  156. Ethan Suplee in Deepwater Horizon 
  157. Jay Hernandez in Suicide Squad
  158. Karl Urban in Star Trek Beyond 
  159. Tye Sheridan in X-Men Apocalypse
  160. Clancy Brown in Hail Caesar! 
  161. George MacKay in Captain Fantastic
  162. Rhys Ifans in Snowden
  163. Aaron Eckhart in Sully
  164. Chiwetel Ejiofor in Triple 9
  165. Laurent Lafitte in Elle
  166. Zachary Quinto in Star Trek Beyond
  167. Harry Lloyd in Anthropoid
  168. August Diehl in Allied  
  169. David Costabile in 13 Hours
  170. Anthony Mackie in Triple 9
  171. Ken Stott in Cafe Society
  172. Simon McBurney in Allied
  173. Bradley Cooper in War Dogs
  174. Karl Geary in I Am Not a Serial Killer 
  175. Graham McTavish in The Finest Hours
  176. Norman Reedus in Triple 9 
  177. Chris Messina in Live By Night
  178. Jeremy Renner in Arrival
  179. Chris Cooper in Demolition
  180. Keanu Reeves in Keanu 
  181. Edgar Ramirez in Gold
  182. Mark Strong in Miss Sloane 
  183. Stephen Fry in Love and Friendship
  184. Vince Vaughn in Hacksaw Ridge
  185. JK Simmons in The Accountant 
  186. Idris Elba in Zootopia
  187. Jai Courtney in Suicide Squad
  188. Kevin Pollack in War Dogs
  189. Christopher Lambert in Hail Caesar!
  190. Michael Shannon in Loving 
  191. Sam Waterston in Miss Sloane
  192. Steve Carrell in Cafe Society 
  193. Sam Shepard in Midnight Special
  194. Anton Lesser in Allied 
  195. Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Nocturnal Animals 
  196. Jon Bernthal in The Accountant 
  197. JK Simmons in Zootopia
  198. Clifton Collins Jr. in Triple 9
  199. Michael Parks in Blood Father
  200. Method Man in Keanu 
  201. Anton Yelchin in Star Trek Beyond
  202. Choi Woo-shik in Train to Busan
  203. Jason Mitchell in Keanu
  204. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in The Magnificent Seven
  205. Andrew Scott in Denial
  206. Forest Whittaker in Arrival
  207. Michael C. Hall in Christine
  208. Don Wycherley in Sing Street
  209. Eric Bana in The Finest Hours
  210. Chris Gethard in Don't Think Twice
  211. Matthew McConaughey in Kubo and the Two Strings
  212. Kim Eui-sung in Train to Busan
  213. Scoot McNairy in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
  214. Martin Sensemeier in The Magnificent Seven
  215. Johnny Depp in Yoga Hosers 
  216. Christopher Walken in The Jungle Book
  217. Tracy Letts in Indignation
  218. Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters 
  219. Keith David in The Nice Guys
  220. Idris Elba in Star Trek Beyond
  221. John Lithgow in The Accountant 
  222. Zach Woods in Other People
  223. Dylan Minnette in Don't Breathe
  224. Andy Garcia in Ghostbusters
  225. Peyman Moaadi in 13 Hours
  226. Justin Long in Yoga Hosers 
  227. Matt Bomer in The Nice Guys 
  228. Michael Stuhlbarg in Arrival
  229. Robert Glenister in Live By Night
  230. Michael Sheen in Nocturnal Animals
  231. Will Smith in Suicide Squad 
  232. Oscar Isaac in X-Men Apocalypse
  233. Beau Knapp in The Nice Guys
  234. Luke Evans in Girl on the Train
  235. Michael Stuhlbarg in Miss Sloane
  236. Chris Cooper in Live By Night
  237. Ezra Miller in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  238. Daniel Zovatto in Don't Breath
  239. John Malkovich in Deepwater Horizon 
  240. Nick Kroll in Loving
  241. Aaron Paul in Triple 9 
  242. Jim Parsons in Hidden Figures
  243. Vincent D'Onofrio in The Magnificent Seven
  244. Diego Luna in Blood Father
  245. Armie Hammer in Nocturnal Animals  
  246. Forest Whittaker in Rogue One 
  247. Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  248. Jacob Latimore in Collateral Beauty 
  249. Justin Theroux in Girl on the Train
  250. Bill Murray in Ghostbusters 
  251. Judah Lewis in Demolition
  252. Peter Sarsgaard in The Magnificent Seven
  253. Ralph Garman in Yoga Hosers
  254. Joel Kinnaman in Suicide Squad
  255. Tyler Posey in Yoga Hosers
  256. Jesse Eisenberg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  257. Matthew Maher in Live By Night
  258. Simon Helberg in Florence Foster Jenkins
  259. Jared Leto in Suicide Squad
  260. Edward Norton in Collateral Beauty
  261. Austin Butler in Yoga Hosers
  262. Neil Casey in Ghostbusters
  263. Michael Pena in Collateral Beauty
Next Year: 1937 though I'm going to take a break until after the Oscars.

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Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Wow Louis, I never even imagined Foster's performance hitting you on such a personal level. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Louis: Your updated top 5 performances by Ben Foster, and your top 10 favorite acting scenes of the year.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Also your lowest 4.5, lowest 4 and lowest 3.5 on the ranking.

Matt Mustin said...

Louis: What are your thoughts on Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman, as well as your thoughts on the film itself?

Charles Heiston said...

It's really nice to see you opened up to us. thank you for that, Louis.

Charles Heiston said...

And also, i can't disagree with your choice. I really thought Foster gave a good performance. The little touching moments were really moving. My #4th of the year.

94dfk1 said...

*Adds "Has an older brother" to a bulletin board titled "Who is Louis Morgan?", like the ones in the movies with a bunch of papers and pictures and strings connecting everything*

In all seriousness though, you know an actor gives an excellent job when he hits you in a personal way. Glad you shared that anecdote with us.

94dfk1 said...

Louis and everyone: Predictions on who wins Best Actor now that the Oscars are a little over a week away?

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

94dfk1: Washington will win, the correlation between SAG and Oscar is too strong to deny. In 2008, when Mickey Rourke won the Globe, BAFTA and Critic's Choice, Sean Penn still managed to win the Oscar (undeservingly, but I digress) despite only winning SAG.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. I agree Foster's great performance was really terrific, and he'd be my 4th for the year.

Giuseppe Fadda said...

Updated top 10s for Female Lead and Supporting, with 4+ honorable omissions?

omar said...

Louis; Ratings and Thoughts on Chastain in Miss Sloane and the cast of Certain Women?

Calvin Law said...

As. That's actually really touching, Louis. A very worthy winner, and your top 5 is ace! Ali only just misses out.

RatedRStar said...

Brilliant Louis and very moving to hear, so instead of Master Monk Morgan should I call you Bank Robber Morgan =D hehe lol jk.

Calvin Law said...

RatedRStar: Robbing undeserved Oscars and returning them to their rightful owners.

RatedRStar said...

Calvin Law: Yes definitely, I remember the day he heroically took away a war heros Oscar, and gave it to a 4 time nominee playing a Nazi, probably the only time I enjoyed the War Hero losing lol.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: your finalized Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress lineups, and have a good break, though hope you'll be around here for some Oscar discussions :)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Thank you so much for sharing that with us. And Ineson being 8th gives me more gratificaton. :)

Enjoy your break. :)

And it's nice to see another five in the lead actor category.

Ratings and thoughts on:

Sharlto Copley in Hardcore Henry
Beckinsale and Bennett in Love & Friendship

RatedRStar said...

Good thing I have a Chris Jericho style list ready to combat any Oscar year like 1937, I know it will be a while before the next one but ill post them soon.

I am just gonna watch James Stewart and Ronald Colman in their 1937 offerings very quickly before I put my 5 on.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Finally, your updated top ten performances of the decade list.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Before the scene you had a major issue with, how close was Ineson to a 5.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And you left out Tracy Letts in Christine.

Luke Higham said...

My request is Viggo Mortensen in Jauja.

Calvin Law said...

Thoughts/ratings on:

Keegan Michael-Key in Don't Think Twice
Oscar 'they should be alive' Kightley in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Tioreore 'it's not a selfie if I take it' Ngatai-Melbourne in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Jared Harris in Certain Women
Bradley Whitford in Other People
The cast of Yoga Hosers

Calvin Law said...

Also, just noticed The Salesman is now in Louis' top 10 of 2016.

Luke Higham said...

It's quite clear, he's a Farhadi fan.

God, I hope The Salesman wins, it sucks that Farhadi's banned from the US for 90 days.

Varun Neermul said...

Lois, your thoughts and ratings on Chastain in 'Miss Sloane'

Luke Higham said...

Unrelated Question to everyone, but does anyone prefer Tangled to Frozen.

Calvin Law said...

I really enjoy both, but Tangled is probably the more structured film for me.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I prefer Frozen for hitting higher heights, but I concede Tangled is tighter in terms of plotting. Love both.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: I think it's rather underrated. I did like Frozen a great deal initially, but goddamn, THAT song drove me nuts after awhile and I like the characters far more in Tangled, especially Flynn and Maximus the horse.

Anonymous said...

Luke: It's been a long time since I've watched those films, but I think Tangled was more memorable than Frozen.
Louis: That was very moving, thank you for sharing with us. Hope you enjoy your break and I'm looking forward to the 1937 reviews, even though I think 1936 sounds more interesting.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I can't wait to get to the 1970s again.

Luke Higham said...

And if it isn't 1973, I'll be fuming.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your cast and director for a 1980's version of the X-Men trilogy.

Unknown said...

Louis, nice list what are your lowest 4.5s, 4s and 3.5? Also, i notice you didn't put Paul Bettany as Vision neither here or last year.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I'm sure it'll be 1973 when we return to that decade, no need to worry.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Why did you leave out Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts. :)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And rating and thoughts on Taraneh Alidoosti in The Salesman.

RatedRStar said...

Luke: 1973 is a pretty easy one for Louis to do so I am sure it will be one of the next if it is the 70s, to be fair the 70s are all pretty easy to do in terms of finding performances worthy.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: He could possibly do 1974, but I'm only really interested in John Hurt and David Warner in Little Malcolm.

By the way, what's your 2015 lists.

Luke Higham said...

*what're

Luke Higham said...

Whenever we restart the cycle again with the 70s, I think the first 3 years will be 1973, 1988 and 2012.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

11 5's in lead now? This officially puts 2016 on par with 2015, even though I still stand by saying that this year was better.
I also think Supporting's better on average, cause I think TJ Miller's a 3.5 in Deadpool, and he's 92nd on the ranking.

Luke Higham said...

Tahmeed: Considine or Arquette's the lowest 3.5 on the 2015 ranking, yet Kingsley's a 3.5 for The Jungle Book and is 106th, so yeah it is better.

Anonymous said...

Looks like James Earl Jones is going to reprise Mufasa in the live-action Lion King movie.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Heard about that and I'm pleased, he's returning. I'm not sure if Irons will reprise his role, because singing Be Prepared will be even more of a challenge now than it was then.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: If they can't get Irons, then I'd go with Cumberbatch.

Charles Heiston said...

RatedRStar: Hehe, drink it in mannnnn. =D

Charles Heiston said...

Tahmeed: I predict Affleck winning still.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your updated top 5 Ben Foster performances.

Luke Higham said...

Charles: Friendship's Over, MANNNNN! :)

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your overall thoughts on Zack Snyder as a director.

Charles Heiston said...

Luke: :)

Michael Patison said...

Louis: What's your final top 20-25 films for the year?

RatedRStar said...

Luke: You wouldnt mind umm, suggesting any, that I might have forgotten lol.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar:
For 2015:
Geza Rohrig in Son Of Saul
Viggo Mortensen in Far From Men
Christopher Abbott in James White
Straight Outta Compton guys
Ralph Fiennes in A Bigger Splash

Calvin Law said...

I re-watched Straight Outta Compton a few weeks ago and Jason Mitchell has really stuck with me in it.

Anonymous said...

So does Louis have everybody he's reviewing for 1937? Because he didn't ask for suggestions.

Deiner said...

Louis: you also left out the men of X-Men: Apocalypse. Great job, btw.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Yeah, you left out Peters, McAvoy, Fassbender, Sheridan and Isaac.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: I think 1937's gonna be very quick, so I don't see much point in giving suggestions.

Luke Higham said...

I'd review Jean Gabin in Pepe Le Moko and that's about it.

Matt Mustin said...

Louis: Also, what's your rating and thoughts on Matthew Maher in Live By Night?

RatedRStar said...

For 1937
Ronald Colman - The Prisoner Of Zenda
Humphrey Bogart - Black Legion
Jean Gabin - Pepe Le Moko
James Stewart - Seventh Heaven (Aw Shucks)
Groucho Marx - Day At The Races

Charles Heiston said...

Also for 1937
Will Hay - Oh, Mr Porter!
Humphrey Bogart and Robinson - Kid Galahad

RatedRStar said...

Luke: White was one I forgot about, I will have to watch that one.

RatedRStar said...

Charles: I was tempted by putting Will Hay because I have seen Oh, Mr Porter! but, I didnt find it as funny as I thought it would be.

RatedRStar said...

I will quickly say why I chosen these five for 1937, I chosen Gabin because simply, he is given far more better material than what Boyer had, nuff said, Marx I thought was typical Marx, very witty and probably the only Marx brother that I find even remotely funny, Stewart and Colman are very much in their wheel house, which means very good as always and more importantly very charming, Stewart especially goes into some darkish areas in his reactions to Simone Simon, that leaves Bogart who I havent seen but the reception shows that Bogart got praise for his performance as well the story being quite surprising as well for the time.

RatedRStar said...

I think Humphrey Bogart might be considered supporting for Kid Galahad, I should say that I only have one performance for 1937 supporting apart from Bogart lol =D.

Charles Heiston said...

RatedStar: Yeah lol. Louis has covered the best supporting performances from 1937 already. So not much to suggest there.

RatedRStar said...

Charles: Oh there is one supporting performance from 1937 he hasnt seen lol its an easy one to guess as well if you want to have a go lol.

Charles Heiston said...

RatedRStar: Well, i'm guessing Mr.Rains?

RatedRStar said...

Charles: Very gentleman like of you to call him Mr lol, yes it is.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: Prince and the Pauper or Stolen Holiday.

Anonymous said...

RatedRStar: What about Ray Milland in Easy Living for lead?

Louis Morgan said...

Tahmeed:
1. Hell or High Water
2. 3:10 to Yuma
3. Lone Survivor
4. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
5. The Program

Garupe’s Test – Silence
The Brothers Say Their Goodbye – Hell or High Water
Audition – La La Land
The Ending – Hell or High Water
Dinner Fight – La La Land
Dieter Albrecht’s Diary - Silence
The Boar – Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A Story of Concubines - Silence
The Confrontation – The Salesman
Juan’s Dinner Table – Moonlight

4.5:

Ha Jung-Woo:

4:

Lee

3.5:

Gillen

Matt:

The film itself is brilliant. Like a Separation it takes just a bit to get going but once it does it’s absolutely captivating. It again tells kind of very low key story yet high stakes situation in a way. This time it technically is a revenge film yet Emad from this film makes Dwight from Blue Ruin look like Carter from Get Carter. Like the Separation it has such a good eye for the day to day of the life, well showing the way that becomes interrupted by this more pressing, more traditional cinematic conflict. The way goes about this is atypical yet so effective in creating a different type of technically a well worn story that feels wholly new through this approach. I loved the way the film though builds to its emotional climax which is actually like thirty minute extended scene yet I thought it felt only like five minutes by how gripping and intense it was.

Hosseini – (An amazing performance and I took me a long time to even recognize that it was the angry husband from A Separation as Hosseini just exudes such a different kind of man here. It funny because he’s once again playing a husband who is attempting to get some sort of satisfaction but Hosseini uses none of that performance here. He conveys instead just usual calm sort of teacher who just wants to go about his life, and in those details Hosseini is so good in just making this likable unassuming literature professor. When the events happens Hosseini is great in the way from then on slowly builds to taking action yet again not in a the traditional way. Hosseini is excellent in the way he almost discovers the anger and distress as though he’s coming to terms in what exactly happened to his wife. He creates this right sort of awkwardness as he attempts to essentially figure what he believes he should do. This leads to the final sequence where he is absolutely outstanding offering such honest portrayal of the way this man kind of holds back his hatred, yet realizes it all the same, but still also shows him kind of not being quite the man he is in order to do what he believes he must do.)

Oh and PLEASE let it beat Toni Erdmann.

RatedRStar said...

(Quickly adds Ray Milland to the list, "Ray Milland you just made the LIST".

Louis Morgan said...

94dk1:

Best to stick to Washington, who I have been predicting for a long while.

Giuseppe:

Actress:

1. Emma Stone – La La Land
2. Amy Adams – Arrival
3. Isabelle Huppert – Elle
4. Ruth Negga – Loving
5. Natalie Portman – Jackie
6. Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
7. Isabelle Huppert – Things to Come
8. Sonia Braga - Aquarius
9. Kim Min-hee – The Handmaiden
10. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

And:

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch
Mary Elizabeth-Winstead – 10 Cloverfield Lane
Marion Cotillard - Allied
Elle Fanning – The Neon Demon
Kim Tae-ri – The Handmaiden
Kate Beckinsale – Love and Friendship
Helen Mirren – Eye in the Sky
Felicity Jones – Rogue one
Taraji P Henson – Hidden Figures

Supporting Actress:

1. Taraeh Alidoosti – The Salesman
2. Felicity Jones – A Monster Calls
3. Imogen Poots – Green Room
4. Jean Malone – The Neon Demon
5. Abbey Lee – The Neon Demon
6. Nicole Kidman – Lion
7. Janelle Monae – Hidden Figures
8. Viola Davis – Fences
9. Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
10. Angourie Rice – The Nice Guys

And:

Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
Tilda Swinton – Dr. Strange
Lucy Boynton – Sing Street
Elle Fanning – 20th Century Women
Tilda Swinton – Hail Caesar!
Ellie Grainger – The Witch
Molly Shannon – Other People
Rachel House – Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Janelle Monae – Moonlight
Kate Dickie – The Witch
Sigourney Weaver – A Monter Calls

Louis Morgan said...

Omar:

Dern – 3(She was more than fine in the role, but everything about her section belonged to Jared Harris . Even though she appears to be the “lead” of her section Harris completely dominated it, but Dern’s reactions that fall around annoyance, indifferent and genuine empathy were well handled.)

Williams – 3.5(In some ways I may prefer this over her Oscar nominated turn with this far more low key performance. Williams though does a very good job though in portraying this very exact passive aggressive behavior throughout her scenes. She conveys well just the history of her own troubles in her family in just a few scenes and just a few words.)

Gladstone – 4.5(I guess I should not I didn’t love the film nor even quite liked it. I found it eventually became too ponderous for its own good with its long slow scene after another establishing the exact same point and again. I found that particularly tiresome with Gladstone’s character as the film emphasized again and again her loneliness to the point where it felt like filler. Having said that I did think Gladstone gave an affecting portrayal of this essentially very sad woman who doesn’t wear it on her sleeve yet you feel it through her performance. Again I don’t think it needed so many slow scenes of her walking alone because I already quite understood what her character was going through for Gladstone’s very capable performance. Furthermore she’s very effective in creating a slightly detached yet moving chemistry with Kristin Stewart. Gladstone again is so good at wearing her character’s intentions just below her surface, as you feel her reaching out despite still staying very reserved.)

Stewart – 3.5(She plays well again Gladstone by actually being a little harder to decipher than Gladstone. She grants hints of how she may feel but she never lets us completely know one way or another. Stewart alludes to a connection yet never gives into it wholly keeping this declaration always just out of hand, yet always with the potential for it.)

Auberjonois – 3.5(He’s very good here in giving an honest and effective depiction of his senile old man. He is so good at having this certain attempt at an attachment to these people while remaining completely unable to quite comprehend their intentions due to his mental state.)

Harris – 4(A very moving depiction of a far more troublesome mentally disabled man. Harris is great though in revealing the way this certain potential for violence is always under his attempts to get a grasp on his situation. Harris is again very moving because he shows the active effort, which lead to his violent outburst, in the man to get a grip on his situation, yet his injuries prevent him from quite being able to do it. Harris is particularly heartbreaking in this as he reveals not an overt sadness, again hindered by his injury, but this underlying sadness alluding that he still understands despite having difficulty showing it.)

Chastain – 2.5(I’m not even the biggest fan of Aaron Sorkin but this wannabe was a little painful to watch at times. Chastain is hindered by her whole character being just a set of traits that seems like a “Lead in an Aaron Sorkin show”. Chastain basically plays it one note of “I’m brash and bossy” yet there’s nothing beyond that in her performance. It’s all surface posturing on her part though it does not help because that’s also what the script is. Chastain isn’t able to make the titular Miss Sloane feel any more than maybe a first draft version of a Sorkin protagonist.)
Calvin:

I’m always open for some discussions.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Copley – 4.5(I know he’s received some hate for this performance, which isn’t surprising given it is a post-District 9 Copley performance. Copley however I found was perfect fit for the style of the film, which is basically a feature length video game with Copley’s character offering all the tutorials for you. I will say although the film probably would have worked better as a half hour short film. Copley is very entertaining in being all these different versions of this character whether it is the drugged up playboy, the meek man, the wily Biker, or my favorite the all too proper British soldier. He though goes further though by giving a subtle turn as the man behind all his versions, and actually is surprisingly moving in his final scene.)

Beckinsale – 4(Having watched the film again I can say I liked it just fine but it never went past just being lightly entertaining for me. That includes Beckinsale’s performance which I enjoyed as this very precise depiction of a woman who seems to know exactly what move to make within her society, and has no hesitations in making them. It’s an effective enjoyable turn that is very much of this exact “proper” style yet she uses that well to bring this incisive edge to her character at the same time. It’s a good performance though I suppose she didn’t go that far beyond that surface style, yet worked very well within that idea.)

Bennett – 4(A very entertaining performance as he’s just rather delightfully idiotic fop. Bennett’s very good though by showing the complete lack of insight or understanding to anything he says, and is very funny in the way he portrays his character’s almost naïve self-indulgence.)

Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Marion Cotillard in The Immigrant
Tom Hardy in The Revenant
Mark Strong in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight
Andrew Garfield in Silence
Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
Ben Foster in Hell or High Water
Nicholas Hoult in Mad Max: Fury Road

He was close.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Michael-Key – 3.5(Obviously not a major departure from his usual screen presence yet he plays his “improvisational comedian” quite well. Outside of those scenes though it really isn’t a comedic performance. Michael-Key effective though instead in just giving an honest depiction of the awkwardness of essentially attempting to be friends while they are becoming more of hangerons than friends. He’s very good in portraying the constant attempt to tread carefully while also echoing the frustrations as they continue do anything but be happy for him.)

Kightley – 3.5(Re-watching the film I notice just hilarious his little asides really were “he’s giving that pig a piggyback”. He’s very enjoyable counterpoint as well to House’s overly intense performance, by portraying just a guy basically doing his job, and even not really doing it with any sort of passion.)

Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne – 3.5(A nice warm performance. I like that she kind of just gives a general reality to her role while still managing to have almost that ethereal quality as basically a side effect of just being herself.)

Whitford – 4(A striking performance as Whitford captures a rather interesting dynamic where he manages to show a man who no longer has the same intense hatred for his son coming out, though that past is still alluded to. He rather portrays a man who has come to terms with basically avoiding connecting with his son too much. Whitford cold but never one note in this reflecting this difficulty for the man to overcome himself. Meanwhile he gives a genuinely moving portrayal when interacting with everyone else especially his wife by showing a loving man everywhere except with his gay son.)

Yoga Hosers:

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh

Depp – 2.5(Curiously enough MVP as his performance does work a little better than it did in Tusk as it just fits the tone here better, which is interesting considering this definitely is the worse film. Depp’s style though kind of alludes to maybe how the film could have worked if it was better written, better directed, better shot, better edited, while you know just about everything.)

Long – 2.5(He’s not all that funny but he’s at least tolerable.)

Garman – 1.5(Hammy without being entertaining with some really mediocre impression particularly his Al Pacino which I’m surprised got such a focus.)

Posey & Butler – 1(Well they are certainly doing something I wish I could tell you what that is, but I can tell you it is intolerable.)

Lily-Rose Depp & Smith – 2/1(I think Depp’s daughter actually has some potential to be a decent actress with better material and a far less obnoxious character. She actually does alright in parts and I think she could be good in something. Smith, not so much as she worse than Sophia Coppola in Godfather Part III, though perhaps far less detrimental considering the film is already awful. She just is terribly unnatural performer going from either being terribly bland to be terribly over the top in the wrong way.)

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

X-Men 1980’s directed by John Carpenter:

Professor X: Donald Pleasence
Magneto: Christopher Lee
Wolverine: Kurt Russell
Cyclops: Patrick Swayze
Storm: Margaret Avery
Jean Grey: Ellen Barkin
Mystique: Alice Krige
Rogue: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Senator Kelly: Peter Graves
Sabretooth: Brion James
Iceman: Val Kilmer (I couldn’t resist)
Pyro: Vincent D’Onofrio
Nightcrawler: Alexander Godunov
William Stryker: Robert Prosky

Anonymous:

Snyder – (You know I think he needs to find a Powell to a Pressburger, because the man does have talent. Watchmen has a lot of things right about it. He knows visuals, but he needs someone to bring a bit of real humanity to his work. I honestly think he needs just a co-director to say things like “hey maybe we should have less absurd sound effects in Watchmen” or “Maybe we shouldn’t shoot Jimmy Olsen in the head”. Snyder’s talents properly used could make a great film, and I do think that extends just past being a cinematographer. He just seems only concerned with the visuals and when he becomes more engaged with the story he will often have a most bizarre take that may make sense for him yet doesn’t make sense for the majority of humanity. )

Deiner:

Yeah I noticed, but I think that it says something about the movie why I forgot.

Michael Patison:

Silence
La La Land
Hell or High Water
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hacksaw Ridge
Paterson
Arrival
Green Room
The Salesman
Sing Street
Eye in the Sky
Jackie
A Monster Calls
Edge of Seventeen
Captain Fantastic
Moonlight
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
The Handmaiden
Hail Caesar
The Neon Demon
The Age of Shadows
The Witch
Moana
Patriots Day

Matt:

Maher – 1(Horrible performance as he couldn’t intimidate a puppy with his performance. He’s also just too much of a cartoon, a general weakness of the film, and it is hard to take him seriously as a threat to Affleck’s character. He overacts all over the place but the worst part is a better performance could have made the character a truly menacing sleaze ball rather than only a joke.)

RatedRStar said...

So far the Oscars battles look like this lol xD I wonder what others might appear in terms of what people dont want to win this year.

Louis Morgan Vs Toni Erdmann
Robert MacFarlane Vs Hacksaw Ridge and Calvin Law in a Handicap Match

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Thoughts on Braga in Aquarius and have Steinfeld and Poots gone up.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And thoughts on Taraneh Alidoosti in The Salesman.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And your thoughts on Amy Adams in Arrival.

Charles Heiston said...
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Michael McCarthy said...

Really happy that Foster won this. Very intrigued to check out The Salesman, but I gotta say I'm kinda bummed to see how many spots Jackie got knocked down.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your overall thoughts on Sharlto Copley as an actor? And you top 5 acting moments of his.

Calvin Law said...

I'll admit sometimes I want to bump performances up my rankings after reading their reviews by Louis. Foster's is one of them.

So glad Adams is a 5 for Arrival now. She's now surpassed Mara as my favourite lead performance of the decade so far.

Calvin Law said...

RatedRStar: I'm not going to fight Robert on that front since he's been a good ol' comrade in the fight against the Sing Street snubs, Amy Adams in Arrival snub, Nocturnal Animals in general.

Calvin Law said...

Although I'm not gonna forget the jab at Garfield being worse than Redmayne and Ruffalo.

Charles Heiston said...

Calvin: I agree. although Garfield for Hacksaw isn't my favorite of the year, someone saying he's worse than Redmayne is an insult to acting.

94dfk1 said...

Anonymous: He gave his thoughts on Copley when I asked him for them too actually. I'll look them up for you.

94dfk1 said...

"Copley - (His District 9 work speaks for itself, and with that and Chappie, where he was the only good thing about that film, I'd say as a subtle performer he's simply great. As a broader performer, which he's sort of been pigeonholed for the most due to always been cast as the villain since his breakout, he's more of an acquired taste, a limited acquired taste, in fact I'm one of the few who enjoy it.)"

94dfk1 said...

Just realized that Hell or High Water has elements of The Place Beyond The Pines, The Town and No Country for Old Men.

TPBTP- A man starts robbing banks for family reasons, which leads him on a collision course with a cop, which in turn will change both of their lives.

The Town- A pair of bank robbers, whom one is calm and collected, and the other one is a hothead. The final bank robbery is also action-packed in both. SPOILER The hothead in each of the two films meets the same demise.

No Country for Old Men- Set in West Texas and part of the story follows a sheriff investigating crimes in the area, though with a different attitude.

Anonymous said...

94dfk1: Thanks, mate.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Ratings and thoughts on Weisz, Wilkinson and Spall in Denial.

RatedRStar said...

Calvin Law: Oh you know I am only playing =D lol, I think I did this for the 2014 Oscars as well lol

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: Me and you vs. Steve Carell and Boyhood. Those were the days. :)

RatedRStar said...

=D yes lol although wasnt I against Resse Witherspoon for Wild when the battles were actually chosen lol, I cant remember, you might be able to find it if its possible Luke.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: Yeah, you did. :)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Is Hayley Squires still a 4 for I, Daniel Blake.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: As well as Hall in Christine and Bella Heathcote in The Neon Demon.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

I did not just watch Denial by the way.

Weisz - 2(As I've said before I guess I just don't care for Weisz as an actress, outside of the Mummy, but that's the only time where she doesn't feel so stiff. She's extremely stiff here in this case as she spends so much time on her accent to the point that is all there really is to her performance. She portrays otherwise just a one note of moral satisfaction seemingly intentionally leaving all the heavy lifting to Tom Wilkinson.)

Wilkinson - 4(Speaking of Wilkinson gives a very good performance here. He brings what you want in terms of the courtroom scenes offering the right command and refined incisiveness with just the right moments of passionate moral outrage implemented. The outside the court scenes Wilkinson is conveys so well the reserved personal style of the man well still conveying his own concerns with what the case truly means.)

Spall - 3(He's effectively despicable, but I don't know, he doesn't quite get under your skin as much as perhaps he should given who he's playing.)

Braga - 4.5(The film I thought was a little too aimless, in that once it gets to its point it seems a little rushed in that regard. Braga though offers a consistency within the film through her performance. It seems a little like companion piece with Huppert's two films as they are about a woman making do with her circumstances. Braga's is a moving and well lived in piece of work that suggests so well the years that have been not so kind yet she does not portray this as a depressive. She conveys so well the character's resilience particularly when the film more exactly develops its plot. She's great in the final scenes and makes quite the impact despite the sudden end.)

They are all as they were.

Alidoosti - 5(Excellent performance though she begins in an unassuming enough way as just the charming wife and Alidoosti also makes for a pretty good Linda Loman. On that note I forgot to mention that Hosseini makes a pretty great Willy too. Past that though when the event occurs Alidoosti is absolutely devastating by portraying a more reserved anguish of someone who doesn't want to try to think about it. She's great though as she manages to create this complexity within Rana so real in that Alidoosti manages to convey both the way Rana encourages Emad yet also discourages him. They are both superb in the way they switch from their natural chemistry to a slowly broken one as neither seem on the same wavelength. Along with Hosseini, she's amazing in the second to last scene in portraying in such heartbreaking detail her guilt and concern for what her husband is doing for "her". One of my favorite moments though is the very last scene where we understand exactly where Emad and Rana are in terms of their relationship by Hosseini and Alidoosti's silent expressions which say it all.)

Adams - (Alright watching it again, which by the way was interesting as the strengths of the film only had the greater impact yet the weaknesses seemed even more disposable to the point that I only really queued into the film when Adams was onscreen. Adams though is astonishing in that her performance works both forward and backwards. As her reactions are just so that you now notice the truth, yet it never gave it away. On re-watch though I noticed just how she essentially builds to her character's understanding in such a powerful yet unassuming way since she's doing it in a way that you don't even completely notice the first time around. It's incredible work that is so beautifully in tune the film and she really delivers THE moment.)

Michael:

It's more the other films went up after re-watches than Jackie went down so to speak.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

1. Test the weapons - District 9
2. This is a picture of my wife - District 9
3. Birthday Party - District 9
4. Finale - District 9
5. Wikus's introduction - District 9

Calvin Law said...

So glad you agree about Adams. Did the script somewhat diminish for you on re watch because that's what it did for me, but the best parts of the film (direction and Adams) only increased.

Calvin Law said...

And great choice for your #2 Copley moment. That scene is heartbreaking.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Yes, although again I've always considered the script to be a weaker aspect of the film, particularly in terms of Michael Stuhlbarg's character.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm surprised you ranked him lower for Arrival than Miss Sloane, thought he was an overacting mess in the latter.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

Thought I had placed him lower for Sloane, but I see I accidentally switched the two.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: What else did you watch.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Honestly, I'm looking at my Letterboxd rankings for the year and wondering why I don't have Miss Sloane lower. Then I realized I barely remember anything about it.

Calvin Law said...

Stuhlbarg hasn't had a great year has he?

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Who would you say, had the worst body of work in 2016.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

He needs to stop playing jerks, he's not very good at it. There is an art to the jerk, he should probably ask William Atherton for tips.

Luke:

Kate Winslet.

Calvin Law said...

Watching Moana now, isn't it lovely to hear those familiar voices of Rachel House and Oscar Kightley? Really enjoying it too.

Calvin Law said...

I think I'm going to wait for the inevitable Cinemasins for my Collateral Beauty dosage.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: out of all the jerks in the original Die Hard, who's the biggest jerk? Atherton, Bochner, or Gleason?

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

It's pretty funny to hear House as the loving grandmother after Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Oh you gotta mainline that man!

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

It's gotta be Atherton, he simply was the king of it in the 80's. At least Bochner had "good intentions" and Gleason seemed kind of nice compared to the FBI guys.

Calvin Law said...

Louis, what do you think of James Mason as Uncle Hec in a 1960s version of Hunt for the Wilderpeople? Since he and Sam Neill are essentially dopplegangers.

Calvin Law said...

Yeah the FBI guys were the worst, and one of them messed with the Goonies too. You don't mess with the Goonies.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Mason would've been a perfect fit for Hec.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Rating and thoughts on Betty Hutton in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

jamieteller1610 said...

Louis: I bet you're awfully glad the Academy didn't follow the Globes' example in nominating Simon Helberg for Supporting Actor. Care to give your two cents on him?

Charles Heiston said...

Louis: Your top 10 Christopher Walken acting moments.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Also, your rating and thoughts on Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup and Carla Gugino in Watchmen.

mcofra7 said...

jamieteller1610: Here are his thoughts on Helberg

Helberg - 1(Okay his performance does fit in terms of the overarching style, but he's terrible. His whiny light delivery got tiresome the moment he started it. His comedic timing always felt off, and I really became annoyed as I think this character could have been delightful in the right hands. I don't know maybe with a BJ Novak type, like BJ Novak for example.)

mcofra7 said...

Akerman:1
Crudup:3
Goode:1
Gugino:2.5
Wilson:2.5

You find his thoughts on Akerman and Goode here:
http://actoroscar.blogspot.com/2014/05/alternate-best-supporting-actor-2009_9.html?m=1

I don't know about any of the others

94dfk1 said...

Louis: Any directors you would've liked to see direct The Founder instead of John Lee Hancock? Because I did groan when I found he was directing it when the script was more reminiscent to The Social Network, as you said.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your 2016 winners for Original/Adapted screenplay and the technical awards.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Hutton - (She's occasionally amusing but her routine does get a little old in the film. Bracken and Demarest provide enough of a balance to prevent it from really hurting the film, but she overdoes it tad particularly in the early scenes of the film. She gets better as it goes, as she dials it back, and she's more than fine though I would say overshadowed by her co-stars.)

Charles:

1. POW Russian roulette - The Deer Hunter
2. Attempting to give his name - The Deer Hunter
3. "It isn't grey At All" - Seven Psychopaths
4. Political door knocker - The Dead Zone
5. "Where you going Frank someplace exotic?" - Catch Me If You Can
6. The Psycho Pacifist - Seven Psychopaths
7. Final Game of Russian Roulette - The Deer Hunter
8. "You Knew" - The Dead Zone
9. Visit from the FBI - Catch Me If You Can
10. It was all grey - Seven Psychopaths

Anonymous:

Crudup - (Crudup has a challenge given he's playing a detached figure and he is working mostly with a terrible scene partner, Akerman. I think Crudup is on the right course but there is never much emotional resonance in his scenes, other than his origin scenes, although again I feel it is because who he is working with.)

Wilson - (Wilson's work has grown on me on re-watch as he is pretty good at portraying essentially the haplessness of his character, which even transitions to his superhero scenes. He's effective in portraying kind of the odd dichotomy of a pathetic man trying to be a hero. Again though his work only goes so far, as again a lot of it requires chemistry with his co-star which unfortunately is Akerman.)

94dk1:

Bennett Miller.

Luke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUpe02-28pQ

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your top ten supporting actor performances of the decade.

94dfk1 said...

Louis: I immediately thought of Bennett Miller as soon as I clicked Publish haha. I wasn't a fan of Foxcatcher tbh but I really like Moneyball. Haven't seen Capote.

Anonymous said...

Louis: You should add to your Michael J. Fox/Back To The Future review 'despite being nominated for a Golden Globe'

Charles Heiston said...

Who does everybody think will be 'the loser of the night' at the Oscars? I got a feeling Hacksaw Ridge will be. Last year it was The Martian, 7 nominations 0 wins.

Luke Higham said...

Charles: I think Hacksaw Ridge could take Editing so I'll go with Arrival.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your updated 7-10 on your child performances list.

Luke Higham said...

*7th - 10th

Luke Higham said...

Louis: In terms of quality, your top ten film franchises/series.

Anonymous said...

Charles: Manchester won't do too good.

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Yeah, Arrival and Manchester By The Sea will be the biggest losers of the night.

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, what are your top 10 acting moments for Tom Hanks and Viggo Mortensen?

Luke Higham said...

Louis: And Ben Foster.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Lastly, is it possible that Paul Newman could be upgraded for Road To Perdition.

Calvin Law said...

I'm pretty sure I can guess what his #1 for Hanks will be...

'FELIX FOOKIN' FINCH'

94dfk1 said...

Arrival will most likely be the biggest loser, since it's probably going to win only one at most from the below-the-line categories. I actually have a small feeling that Hacksaw Ridge could pull off a Bourne Ultimatum and win Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing, though only winning Editing and one of the Sound categories is more likely.

Still don't know if Manchester by the Sea will win Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, both, or none.

Robert MacFarlane said...

I'm fairly positive Manchester will win Original Screenplay. (If there was justice in the world, 20th Century Women would kick its ass to the curb).

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

1. Ben Foster in Hell or High Water
2. Tom Hardy in The Revenant
3. Mark Strong in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
4. Nicholas Hoult in Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Sylvester Stallone in Creed
6. Javier Bardem in Skyfall
7. Christopher Walken in Seven Psychopaths
8. Sam Neill in Hunt for the Wilderpeople
9. Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk
10. Issey Ogata in Silence

Ricci's reprise would be #9 instead, then move everyone down.

Franchises(Must have at least three films and no thematic trilogies)

1. Back to the Future
2. Toy Story
3. The Thin Man
4. Rocky
5. Lord of the Rings
6. Harry Potter
7. Captain America
8. Mission Impossible
9. Alien
10. James Bond

Foster:

1. The Brothers say their goodbyes - Hell or High Water
2. Decoy Wagon - 3:10 to Yuma
3. "With a full fucking heart" - Lone Survivor
4. "Makes me a Comanche" - Hell or High Water
5. "You Boys a posse?" - 3:10 to Yuma
6. "Many things happened that day" - Ain't Them Bodies Saints
7. Charlie Saves Ben - 3:10 to Yuma
8. "I'll clean it up myself" - The Program
9. Turn Left where I turned Right - Hell or High Water
10. A Cursed Op - Lone Survivor

Yes

Charles:

There will be many "losers" if La La Land gets all except Gosling. If they spread a bit though Manchester, Arrival, and Hacksaw could all get a single win. The best picture nominees least likely to get a win are Lion (though it could still get cinematography, Adapted Screenplay or even supporting actor), Hidden Figures (though there is a potential in Adapted, and Hell or High Water (though there is just the smallest outside chance in Original). Actually if Lion over performs (Patel, Adapted) Moonlight could go home empty handed even.

Matt:

Hanks:

1. Shock - Captain Phillips
2. A conversation with Muse - Captain Phillips
3. Meeting the CIA agent - Bridge of Spies
4. No longer the Captain - Captain Phillips
5. "I'm sorry wilson" - Castaway
6. The Bridge - Bridge of Spies
7. After the crash - Sully
8. "I'm a teacher" - Saving Private Ryan
9. Execution - Green Mile
10. Watching the massacre - Cloud Atlas

Mortensen:

1. The Father says goodbye to the boy - The Road
2. Bathtub - The Road
3. Robbing the "robber" - The Road
4. The Father pleads with the Mother - The Road
5. Killing a man - The Road
6. Seeing Richie - A History of Violence
7. Arguing with Jack - Captain Fantastic
8. Diner massacre - A History of Violence
9. A Lonely Bus - Captain Fantastic
10. Threatening the Uncle - Eastern Promises

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your updated top ten actors under 40 list.

Robert MacFarlane said...

So what are your bottom 10 (or 15) worst movies of 2016?

Louis Morgan said...

1. Ben Foster
2. Tom Hardy
3. Michael Fassbender
4. Ryan Gosling
5. Matthias Schoenaerts
6. Oscar Isaac
7. Domnhall Gleeson
8. Jake Gyllenhall(Get back on course)
9. Andrew Garfield (Stay the course)
10. Paul Dano (Stay the course)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Who would you say are the most consistently good actors currently working. I'd assume Foster, Hardy and Fassbender are on that list.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

1. Collateral Beauty
2. Suicide Squad
3. Nocturnal Animals
4. Yoga Hosers
5. Indignation
6. The Girl on the Train
7. Batman v Superman
8. Triple 9
9. Gold
10. Miss Sloane
11. Ghostbusters
12. Free State of Jones
13. X-Men Apocalypse
14. Passengers
15. Toni Erdmann

Luke Higham said...

Toni Erdmann at 15th. LOL :)

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Those three, Gleeson & Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Cruise.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Well might as well go all in, since I'm against the grain with that one. Seriously though at that point on the list it's becoming just more of "mehs" than outright bad films.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Once you come back to this year, the only supposedly bad film that I'd ask you to watch is Assassin's Creed, though that's just down to Fassbender & Cotillard.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Oh wait spare Erdmann off the list, I forgot about Demolition.

94dfk1 said...

My 2006 version of Hell or High Water

Toby- Ethan Hawke
Tanner- Jack Black (This could actually work.)
Marcus- Bruce Dern

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Louis: How close is Tim Robbins to being your win for 1994?

Anonymous said...

Louis: What would be your top five in Adapted/Original screenplay?

Louis Morgan said...

Tahmeed:

I'm fairly comfortable with the Oldman win, but Robbins is right nearby.

Adapted:

1.Silence
2.Hunt for the Wilderpeople
3.Moonlight
4.A Monster Calls
5.Captain America: Civil War

Original:

1. Hell or High Water
2. Paterson
3. The Salesman
4. Eye in the Sky
5. Captain Fantastic

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Ratings and thoughts on the cast of Train to Busan.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your thoughts on the screenplay of Captain America Civil War.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Louis: Your thoughts on the trailer for Song to Song.

Charles Heiston said...

Very nice to see Ogata in the top 10 supporting of the decade list.

Calvin Law said...

Hope you enjoyed Busan Louis :)

Calvin Law said...

Glad you didn't think much of Kim Eui-sung either, outrageous that he got acting plaudits over Gong Yoo and Ma Dong-Seok

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Gong - 4(He's a charming performer but he downplays that though in the early scenes to show his character being absorbed with business. He's good though by not portraying him as this terrible person early on, rather conveying this detachment in his behavior as though he's barely aware of how selfish he may be acting. He then proceeds to fashion well his arc to selflessness in an affecting fashion. He does much of this through the action actually though and adds so much gravity to so many scenes. He never just is merely there, every death and moment is given so much more weight because of his performance.)

Jung - 3(Her character is very limited though but she offers a nice bit of charm in her effective yet understated chemistry with Ma Dong-Seok.)

Kim Su-an - 3(Again somewhat limited as she's usually just running away from something or being helped out. She gives a natural performance though and is affecting when she needs to be.)

Ma - 4(MVP of the film. He instantly makes himself such an endearing presence right away having just the right comedic touch in the material while in no way diminishing the drama. He then makes for quite the badass as well in a way that just seems honest for his character, as he makes his devotion to his wife so touching. He is excellent in his final scene making such an emotional moment by having portraying the goodness of his character in such a genuine and down to earth fashion.)

Kim Eui-sung - 2.5(Found his whole character to be a weak point of the film and this partially stems from his one approach to the part. He's kind of okayish at being a jerk, but his routine gets pretty old by the end of the film)

Anonymous:

It will be a screenplay that's hand waved by many but it shouldn't be, especially if you compare it to the similair Batman v Superman. Now on the surface it effectively structures its set pieces and offers an overabundance of clever quips along the way (the best in any marvel film I'd argue). It goes further than that though, as it is also the capitalization of the MCU, something Age of Ultron blundered a bit. It keeps in mind everything that came before and advances it. Every character's motivation is well established and every relationship is utilized. The characters are not wasted and it is incredible how they managed to balance each. It goes further than that in providing real emotional stakes to the action, never simply having action for only the sake of it. It's not flawless, I would have preferred if Tony tore up Cap's letter for example, but it stands as one of the high points of superhero storytelling.

Tahmeed:

I did watch the trailer but I have very little interest in Malick unless he grafts his ideas to a cohesive narrative again. This one has actors I like a lot, Fassbender, Mara and Gosling but if you're going into a Malick film for a single performance you could easily be very disappointed. It was a series of semi-incoherent scenes and that could easily be the film as well. To be perfectly honest I probably won't even watch the film unless the critical response indicates a change for him.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: This is a rather easy question, but Which performance from Fassbender this year, do you think would likely be his best.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Based on what Alfredson did with his actors in Tinker Tailor, I'd say the Snowman.

Calvin Law said...

Well I'm glad you enjoyed the film, so it seems, and like you I'm really taking to Gong Yoo as a performer. South Korean cinema seems to be turning into something you really like, I'd recommend watching The Host, Mother, and The Good, the Bad and the Weird next.

Luke Higham said...

Louis & Calvin: and Poetry.

Calvin Law said...

Also, having just re-watched Wilderpeople, I'm really tempted to make Neill my win again because (a) he really is supporting and (b) he's stuck with me just as much as Kubozuka and Ali.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: Need to check that one out!

Luke Higham said...

My Predicted ranking for Fassbender in 2017.
1. The Snowman (5)
2. Alien: Covenant (4.5)
3. Song To Song - (4/4.5)
4. Trespass Against Us (4)

Luke Higham said...

I actually much prefer South Korean cinema over HK.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

I did enjoy the film quite bit.

It's baffling that Korea hasn't received a foreign language nomination yet, though they might have this year if they had submitted the Handmaiden instead of The Age of Shadows.

Charles Heiston said...

Luke: I can't see Fassbender getting any other rating than a 5 for The Snowman.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: How awesome would it have been though, if they'd somehow gotten Choi Min-sik for Eui-sung's role?

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

He would've killed it.

Matt Mustin said...

Saw John Wick 2. I loved the first one, and I loved this too. I thought the action was great, and I particularly enjoyed how they're delving into this awesome mythology more. Can't wait for the third one. Slight problem for me would that all of the villains are pretty weak.

Reeves-4(You know, I was thinking, who else could play this role like him? Anyway, he's the same ultimate badass he was in the first film, and even though it's not as focused on as the first film, he still does deliver in the few dramatic moments.

Common-2.5(He could've been worse, but he also could have been a lot better. He's just kinda bland.

Scamarcio-2.5(He was pretty boring. A far cry from Nyqvist.

Rose-2(Why was she there?)

McShane-4(I mean, come on, he's so perfect in this role, and I'm glad his role got expanded in this film. I could've gone for even more of him actually, as more Ian McShane is always better than less.

Fishburne-4(It's really only one scene, but he's brilliant. I loved every second of his performance here.)

Reddick-3(I just really love the idea behind this character and Reddick makes it work. I wish he was in it more.)

Anonymous said...

Louis what would be your top five in score?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

1. La La Land
2. The Neon Demon
3. Hell or High Water
4. Jackie
5. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Charles Heiston said...

Louis: How do you think Ben Foster would've done in the role of Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood?

Anonymous said...

Louis: What do you think are Gary Oldman's chances of getting an Oscar nomination for Darkest Hours?

Matt Mustin said...

Charles: You didn't ask me, but I think he's too young. He would have been great in Paul Dano's role though.

Louis Morgan said...

Charles:

I concur with Matt's assessment.

Anonymous:

Has all the ingredients of a nomination maybe even a win, as long as the film is well received.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Louis: Seeing as 2016 Lead Actor is your favorite year in terms of the official nominees, I'd like to ask you what are your favorite years of the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, and what score you would give each nominee.

Calvin Law said...

I thought Rose and Common were fine, I kind of loved their respective final scenes actually. Scamario was an awful villain though. Would have been nice to have Peter Stromae instead.

Varun Neermul said...

I just saw Hell And High-water.

Foster: 5

Bridges: 5

Pine: 5

Birmingham: 4.5-5

Varun Neermul said...

Louis, what are your rating and thoughts of Joaquin Phoenix's performance in "The Immigrant"?

Louis Morgan said...

Tahmeed:

Actress: Haven't seen Hepburn, but 62 is pretty great.

Supporting Actress: 2007

Varun:

Would need to re-watch it.

Anonymous said...

Louis: What would be your top five for production design?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

1. Silence
2. La La Land
3. The Handmaiden
4. Hail Caesar!
5. The Neon Demon

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Bookies in Britain have Fassbender as the favourite to take over as 007. It would be a huge mistake and why Luke Evans isn't in the conversation, I'll never know.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

So many of the names they are putting forward are rather strange since they are much too high profile when compared to every previous Bond, who were either an unknown or a pretty low profile actor. I'd be surprised if EON productions went for any of them since it would give them much less leeway during the initial contract stage.

Matt Mustin said...

Louis: What are your top 10 acting moments for Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp (if you can come up with 10 for him)

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