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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:37 AM

Your favorite best-picture Oscar nominee?

Which film do you think is worthy of the title "Best Film of 2020?"

I thought One in Night in Miami deserved recognition as a nominee over, or at least in addition to, Minari.

But for my money, nothing moved me nor was as timely as Judas and the Black Messiah. I'll want to see it again.


18 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Judas and the Black Messiah
1 (6%)
Minari
1 (6%)
Nomadland
6 (33%)
Promising Young Woman
0 (0%)
Sound of Metal
0 (0%)
The Father
1 (6%)
The Trial of the Chicago 7
8 (44%)
Other (this should have been nominated)
1 (6%)
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Reply Your favorite best-picture Oscar nominee? (Original post)
Auggie Apr 24 OP
jimfields33 Apr 24 #1
Auggie Apr 24 #2
jimfields33 Apr 24 #3
Auggie Apr 24 #4
nolabear Apr 25 #17
cinematicdiversions Apr 24 #5
Auggie Apr 24 #8
nolabear Apr 25 #18
AZProgressive Apr 26 #22
Tommy Carcetti Apr 26 #23
IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 24 #6
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 24 #7
Auggie Apr 24 #9
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 24 #10
Auggie Apr 24 #11
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 24 #12
Auggie Apr 24 #14
Paladin Apr 24 #13
mia Apr 24 #15
Auggie Apr 25 #16
nolabear Apr 25 #19
Auggie Apr 26 #20
Tommy Carcetti Apr 26 #21

Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:39 AM

1. I haven't seen any

Iím surprised so many went to the movies. I havenít been in 18 months at least. Way to dangerous. Too each their own I guess.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:58 AM

2. I streamed every film I saw in 2020. Even these.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:01 PM

3. I don't enjoy movies as much that way.

Iíll just wait a few years and go in person. I know Iíll miss all these but hollywood has just gone to making remake of movies they did back in the day. No imagination anymore.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:43 PM

4. But you haven't seen any of these. How can you opine they're remakes or lack imagination?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:56 AM

17. Not a one of those films is a remake or lacks imagination.

Iíve seen several and theyíre very good.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:56 PM

5. I honestly thought the Trial of the Chicago seven wasn't that good.

I read the book Nomandland was based on and it was entertaining if a bit frustrating int he way it left so many unanswered questions on the table. (Protip do not get divorced in your fifties. Almost everyone living out of their van got divorced in their fifties.)

I know Bill Maher was being a bit of an ass, but he has a point in this being the most depressing Oscar line up in memory.



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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:13 PM

8. Great segment from Maher

If films are a reflection of the times then one could argue these were perfect coming off the Trump presidency. All of them, Iíd guess, were filmed between 2017 and 2020. Talk about downer years!

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:03 AM

18. Maher was a total dick in this segment.

Christ, he sounded like a petulant teenager. And gave away two plots, which should be actionable.

I saw a report recently that said movie production was greatly affected by COVID issues, and they just couldnít do big, technical, car chasey, blow upey, crowd fulley madcap flings this past year so the ones that got made were more thoughtful and literate.

Nomadland, Minari, Ma Raineyís Black Bottom and The Father were all wonderful. Yes, they had depth and dealt with life issues, sometimes sadly, sometimes with hope and resilience.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:50 AM

22. The Trial of the Chicago 7 was one of the best films I have seen produced in years

It was much more interesting than a Godzilla movie. I also didn't expect a film that had a mostly silly mood to be a tear jerker in the end.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:55 AM

23. It was okay. Didn't leave me floored.

Felt like a regular historical docudrama with some decent acting.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:06 PM

6. I liked Nomadland and...

it did the best it could to stay true to the book but "The Trial of the Chicago 7" was just fantastic!

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:13 PM

7. I haven't seen any of them!

I recently saw a movie on Showtime, released in 2020, that I thought was surprisingly good! It's called "3 Day Weekend".

It got my attention right away because it initially showed a young guy on a camping trip, and I'm a sucker for the "man vs. nature" narrative. I almost stopped watching because the character's repeated stupidity while camping was becoming too aggravating.

Then it became a mystery / crime / horror film that I found quite clever! He was just one of four main characters too, with the others' experiences explored later in the film.

I love those kinds of pleasant surprises! The movie doesn't even have a rating on Rotten Tomatoes!

It requires a viewer's close attention to avoid confusion about the story!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:14 PM

9. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:21 PM

10. Check it out if you have the time.

I'd recommend not being distracted while watching it. The woman's perspective at the end ties it all together.

I think it's streaming on Hulu, Amazon Prime and elsewhere too, but I happened to see it on Showtime.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:25 PM

11. Will do (just added to the watch list)

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Response to Auggie (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:45 PM

12. It was released in 2019.

I remembered wrong.

It's still worth seeing imo.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:42 PM

14. +1

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 01:47 PM

13. Haven't seen any of them, but "Mank" sounds the best to me. (nt)

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:10 PM

15. Just watched "The Father" - watched it twice in a row.

I'll watch it over again tomorrow before my 24 hour rental is up. It was that good!

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Response to mia (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 08:54 AM

16. I watched it twice in a row too!

The subtleties, right?

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Response to mia (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:07 AM

19. My God that was great filmmaking.

Heartbreaking subject but the way they did it was brilliant, and Hopkins was incredible. I fear Chadwick Bozeman, who was great mind you, will be the sentimental favorite, but boy does Anthony deserve it.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:45 AM

20. Hopkins was the sentimental favorite IMO. And he got the Oscar.

So did McDormand. I think best actor -- in the minds of voters -- is as much an award for a body of work as a single performance. I was really surprised Glenn Close didn't win for best supporting actor for that reason. Plus her performance was much more transformative and stunning than Youn Yuh-jung.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:42 AM

21. Seen four. Nomadland was by far the best.

Also Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, and Trial of the Chicago 7.

All three were passable, but Nomadland was beautiful. More of a character study than a plot but McDormand nailed it.

Still waiting to see the others. Minari looks good.

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