Sunday, 16 July 2017

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2003: Results

5. Park Hai-il in Memories of Murder - A performance that grew on me considerable with a re-watch as it develops another layer as he presents both a guilty and innocent man as the potential serial killer.

Best Scene: Interrogation.
4. Jason Isaacs in Peter Pan - Isaacs is both an effectively meek yet eventually heartwarming Mr. Darling while also being a properly menacing yet entertaining Captain Hook.

Best Scene: Hook tricks Tinkerbell.
3. Bernie Mac in Bad Santa - Mac gives an hilarious portrayal of his straight shooting security chief who isn't exactly completely on the level himself.

Best Scene: "Half"
2. James Caan in Dogville - Caan's performance delivers this remarkable impact for the finale of his film, as he, in only really single scene, not only establishes a long difficult history with Nicole Kidman's Grace, but also realizes his distinct personal philosophy towards the world.

Best Scene: "Arrogance"
1. Yoo Ji-tae in Oldboy - Good predictions Omar and Calvin. Yoo Ji-Tae gives an outstanding performance that offers a most atypical villain for a revenge thriller, and also delivers his own portrayal of his character's own tale of revenge that ends up oddly  trumping the "hero's".

Best Scene: The Elevator.
Update Overall

Next Year: 1954 Lead

45 comments:

Robert MacFarlane said...

Nice, Crudup got an upgrade!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I would prefer 1957 or 1958 instead of 1954.
Louis: Who would you cast as Nightwing for his solo movie they're apparently making?

Charles Heiston said...

Louis: How close was Yoo Ji Tae to taking the win?

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Honestly Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be a great fit.

Charles:

Very close, I'll admit.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Revised thoughts and rating for Crudup in Big Fish?

Charles Heiston said...

I expected Yoo would give Astin a run for his money.

Charles Heiston said...

Louis: Your thoughts for Anthony Wong in Infernal Affairs II.

Luke Higham said...

I'm glad Astin kept the win.
Louis: Ratings and Thoughts on:
Asano in Last Life In The Universe
Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger in Down With Love
John Cusack and Ray Liotta in Identity
The Cast of Infernal Affairs II
Cannavale in The Station Agent
Bernard Hill in Return Of The King

And what's your lowest 4.

Calvin Law said...

I'll have my request ready in a bit :)

Luke Higham said...

1954 Lead
Anthony Quinn - La Strada

Have to be brutally honest here, I couldn't care less about this year aside from La Strada and Sansho The Bailiff. The good thing is, with no likely supporting lineup, we'll move on to the 90s much sooner.

Calvin Law said...

Also, glad to see Scott Holmes on the list. Those facial reactions are out of this world.

Luke: never doubt Louis finding some great gems in any given year :)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: You forgot about Sumpter for Peter Pan in the lead overall.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: Believe me, I made a thorough check on Letterboxd and I couldn't find anything that interested me aside from the two films I mentioned.

Calvin Law said...

1954 suggestion: James Stewart for The Glenn Miller story.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Did you see any other female performances with a 4+ rating for 2003.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: There's also Journey To Italy, Animal Farm, Godzilla, Carmen Jones and The Crucified Lovers.

Anonymous said...

I've been scrolling through Wikipedia and then on IMDB, and then I figured out that most of the unseen 1954 films just don't seem that interesting, with the exception of a few.

RatedRStar said...

Anthony Quinn - La Strada
Alec Guinness - Father Brown
William Holden - Executive Suite
James Stewart - The Glenn Miller Story
James Stewart - The Far Country

Anonymous said...

Creature from the Black Lagoon!!!

RatedRStar said...

RIP George Romero and Martin Landau.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: my request is Kim Yoon-seok in The Chaser (2008 Lead).

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Louis: Is Viggo Mortensen up to a 4.5 for The Return of the King, or is he still a 4.
Also, is it possible for McKellen to go up for Fellowship.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

I'm really pleased with Bobby Canwoavale's upgrade, and I'm glad that Tim Robbins only went down to a 3.5.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

*Cannavale

omar said...

Louis: Is there any chance for Addy to get a bonus review once you get to 1997

1954 was a great year for Italian movies and i would recommend to watch you some; La Strada, Senso, L'Arte di Arrangiarsi, Maddalena and La Spiaggia.

Anthony Quinn - La Strada
Alberto Sordi - L'Arte di Arrangiarsi
Jean Gabin - Touchez pas au Grisbi
Jean Gabin - L'Air de Paris
James Stewart - The Glenn Miller Story

Some other movies from 1954: Johnny Guitar,
Monsieur Ripois, The Last Bridge, Twenty-four Eyes, Late Chrysanthemmus and The Crucified Lovers.

omar said...

*Addy for The Full Monty

omar said...

Louis: Can i have your ratings and thoughts on Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagier in Swimming Pool?

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Louis: Thoughts on the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere.
I personally loved it. Without spoiling anything, the opening scene was simply brilliant, and in spite of being in its penultimate season, I'm just glad that it seems that they won't rush to cover every single plot point haphazardly.
That being said, I did have a few minor quibbles about the editing of a certain montage. However, as far as GOT season premieres go, this was great.

moviefilm said...

My winning request (yet from the past) is Robert De Niro in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Calvin Law said...

^that's an intriguing choice to say the least. I quite like his Monster, it's certainly much better than Branagh's odd and egotistic take on Frankenstein.

Scott Gingold said...

Harry Belafonte, Carmen Jones
Jack Lemmon, Phffft
Humphrey Bogart, Sabrina & The Barefoot Contessa

Luke Higham said...

Saw Game Of Thrones. It was a terrific premiere. Ed Sheeran's cameo wasn't too distracting, though I could definitely see why he stuck out like a sore thumb to others and I thought McCann was MVP of the episode.

Luke Higham said...

Jim Broadbent was also great and hopefully we'll get more of him this season.

Louis Morgan said...

Charles:

Wong - (Although I did not think the prequel was exactly needed I would say that it would have been an effective first film, well other than the unfortunate use of the rather terrible young versions of Leung and Lau. Wong though I thought actually was able to go deeper with his role. His opening monologue he delivers in a particularly powerful fashion that so effectively sets up where his character coming from. Throughout the film Wong gives a very poignant portrayal of a truly good cop as he conveys in every scene the real weight of his job and that every failure and loss wears away from him. Wong's work manages to show basically the other life of his confident character from Infernal Affairs, revealing the decent yet desperate man living such a harsh life.)

Robert:

On re-watch of the film, though I still certainly enjoyed the McGregor/Finney fantastical story again, Crudup's technical side story resonated with me all the more. His work is what assures the film really to a greater maturity, shame that Burton instantly abandoned the idea after this film but I digress. Crudup's performance though finds attaches the fantasy with this very real, even harsh reality of this son attempting to come to terms with his father's ways. The role early on very much even could have been a straw man yet Crudup prevents this. Crudup though is able to find a genuine difficulty that is not his son trying to be mean with his father, but rather attempting to have his father speak to him in what he sees as the reality. Throughout the film though Crudup's performance is such an effective reactionary work as he depicts how he takes the story, and earns that final transition into accepting the power of the fantasy. Crudup's work though doesn't just earn that but makes it something something truly poignant.

Luke:

Asano - 4(I'll admit I did not care for the film as it was a case of a film with a glacial pace, but never gripped as such a slow film needs to. Asano though to his credit though is very good in his role though in portraying the character's constant state of depression, in a very intense in his own fashion. He's not constantly breaking down rather he realizes just how much it has just been a part of him to the point that it is his terrible natural state.)

McGregor - 3.5(Not quite Rock Hudson but he's pretty good. I have to admit I liked this film much more than most of these sort of recreation type of films. McGregor has a few iffy moments, his accent is one where I'm not quite sure is suppose to be an American accent and I don't mean when he's doing the southern accent, nevertheless his performance works as he captures the certain style of a 60's romcom yet doesn't go overboard to the point of parody. He finds that certain breezy charm and comedic energy that's just about right.)

Zellweger - 4(Zellweger sort of bests Mcgregor all the more though in finding just the right style in that she could just about step right into a Doris Day role. Again though like McGregor does not get overly caught up in the style to the point of just becoming a ridiculous caricature. She has some fun playing up the type of performance, yet successfully one of those performances as well.)

Cusack - 3(You know I'll admit I already knew the twist but sometimes you have to see it to believe it I suppose. It really is The 3 from Adaptation. Any who I actually kind of liked Cusack's portrayal of the desperate man putting the puzzle together unfortunately that all gets dropped for the silliness of the central conceit.)

Liotta - 3(Again like Cusack he's pretty effective in portraying the initial twist by showing his hotheadedness could either be of the overly violent cop or something else entirely. This again is all dropped for the unintentional hilarity of a little boy walking away from a car explosion like he's a badass action hero.)

Louis Morgan said...

Tsang - 4(Like Wong he actually is even better here than he was in Infernal Affairs in portraying the devious beginning of his character. Tsang is quite good in portraying the sort of affable deviousness of the man early on as he presents the good little informant who certainly has no further plans. When those are launched though Tsang's great at pledging his innocence while his eyes tells yet another story.)

Ng - 3.5(Ng is pretty good here in portraying sort of the less bombastic type of under boss in his scenes having a definite incisiveness but more as a calculated businessman than a proper gangster.)

Yue and Chen - 1.5(Both are bland and quite terrible once again unfortunately there is more of them this time around.)

Cannavale - 4(His performance sort of just wins you over all the more along with the way he wins Dinklage over. He just sort of works his way in as he seems a bit much at first yet after awhile his constant enthusiasm only becomes all the more endearing the more he does it as Cannavale always conveys it with an unquestioned earnestness.)

Hill - 4(Obviously his arc was in the second film yet he still knocks his pivotal scenes out of the park here particularly his speech before the battle and his final moment.)

Rockwell in Matchstick Men

Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun and Charlotte Rampling.

Tahmeed:

4.5, 4.5 feels right for McKellen.

A terrific re-establishment episode that is a major improvement over the premieres of the last two seasons. Although obviously everything was a setup to what is to come it was well done from the return of "Walder Frey", to the King of the North attempting to find his way, and Cersei's breaking down the map. In the latter I was happy to see that Jamie won't just be her yes man. I would agree that Sam's scene was edited in a non-GOT fashion, but still worked in general particularly due to Broadbent. In terms of the negative I will say any scene of "isn't Daenerys awesome" is guaranteed to bore me, and Ed Sheeran and his merry men was a little silly. The highlight for me though was The Hound and the brotherhood which both worked as an eerie indication of things to come but also a heartbreaking call back to what came before.

Omar:

Maybe.

Rampling - 4(Rampling gives an interesting performance yet for me the film's somewhat vague approach does keep her only from going so far with this. In that her transition from the cold bookish writer to the more outgoing potential murder accomplice is realized yet in a particular way. In that there really isn't an exact gravity to this transition no anguish just a certain enjoyment which actually does work though since it alludes to the idea that nothing that happened even happened.)

Sagier - 3(Again her performance is even more vague purposefully I'll admit but she is more an idea than a character. Sagier though does work as these ideas even if they don't exactly seem cohesive. In that she brings all the alluring lustfulness yet with a desperation that is not exactly attached to much of anything. It is all a bit random in her performance but this does match the film's idea of the character.)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Rating and thoughts on Diane Lane.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Shouldn't Gazzara be higher for Dogville, since you upgraded him to a 4.

Calvin Law said...

I thought Yue was substantially better than Chen. Neither was good, at all, but at least Yue's line deliveries had a few good moments and I felt he brought out a little bit of the internal conflict.

Thoughts on the 'me underwears' scene in The Room Louis?

94dfk1 said...

Louis: Speaking of Asano, could you see him in Mifunes role in a 2010s version of Hell in The Pacific? He's my fourth-favorite of the cast in Silence, which is saying a lot haha.

Luke Higham said...

Anthony Quinn - La Strada
Alec Guinness - Father Brown
Jean Gabin - Touchez Paz Au Grisbi
George Sanders - Journey To Italy
James Stewart - The Glenn Miller Story or The Far Country

Luke Higham said...

Louis: There's a lot of Japanese films to watch.

Luke Higham said...

Reviews for Dunkirk are extremely positive.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Your thoughts on Duke's death scene and the destruction of London (if you still remember G.I. Joe: Retaliation).

Anonymous said...

Luke: That's good to hear.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Lane - 4.5(A weak weak film, a pretty flimsy one yet Lane made it wholly watchable through her thoroughly charming and always endearing performance. I could get through it with ease because of how well Lane realized her part and even managed to make the cheesiness of it all work through the effortlessness of the part. She finds the right tone and manipulates it so effectively and so beautifully.)

94dk1:

Yes most definitely.

Calvin:

I mean the choices of that scene truly are something else I mean the line itself is something even for the room, and those facial expressions are indeed legendary. I love the way though how disconnected the two are in that it seems like Wiseau did not even know what he wrote in that moment.

Anonymous:

I don't remember Duke's death scene, that London destruction certainly was some obvious CGI followed by perhaps the most muted reaction by everyone in the film that a major city was just obliterated.