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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    Couldn't agree more. I think the Academy has a habit of celebrating an actor they've realized they should have celebrated in the past for a better performance (see also Colin Firth winning for The King's Speech when it's obvious he should have won for A Single Man instead).
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    Wait... did you think Leo looked ugly in The Revenant? Cause... lol nah Better examples of this would be Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour, Nicole Kidman for The Hours, or Charlize Theron for Monster (altho Charlize kills it in that role regardless of the physical transformation).
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    I haven't seen either yet so I can't really comment on anything, however, when they showed the clip of Rami for the Oscars during the "here are the nominees for" section. I was struck by how... not acting it seemed. They just played a clip of him lip syncing and I was like jfc this is what they are going to give the Oscar to? At least this year with Taron being a front runner alongside Joaquin you know he actually had to sing all of his own songs in Rocketman (despite me thinking the movie overall was only okay at best).
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    Best of the Decade Part 4

    I find it very interesting how many movies have come up that aren't American productions. Raw is a purely French film, Shame is purely British produced, and I'm curious about What We Do in the Shadows because it has only New Zealand production money until suddenly I see Funny or Die listed as a company that produced it. Does that make it an American production as well at that point? My only reasoning for bringing this up is that while we are honoring what we all view as the best of the decade, the point of the show for me would be to honor the best of the decade that has the ability to make it onto the AFI list. If I misunderstood the point of this episode, or misheard a disclaimer then by all means shut me up lol, but the fun of this for me is figuring out what is the best of American cinema in this decade.
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    And that is how women constantly get left out of the running
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    Raging Bull

    Not sure if I totally agree but I do respect your process my friend.
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    Raging Bull

    Oof but like... do you have to?
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    Raging Bull

    Finally got around to watching this as my first movie of 2020. Boy... that sure was a movie...
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    Typically the Golden Globe nominations are our glimpse into the future and it is.... bleak...
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    Best of the Decade Part 3 (2016-2019)

    Yeah I re-read what you wrote and I definitely see what you mean, but I do also think that in America fair skinned Mexican people are treated faaaaar differently than dark skinned Mexican people. I also think a lot of white Latinx people have their culture erased by idiots here because they don't "look it." I think Oscar Isaac never gets recognized as a Guatemalan man because his skin is far lighter than what people consider as being Latinx. But that also definitely doesn't erase the colorism and racism that happens within these countries as well. I read that Yalitza Aparicio was literally the first woman with indigenous heritage to be on the cover of Vogue Mexico last year, which was WILD to me considering sooo many Mexicans have indigenous heritage!
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    Oh my god he is SO GOOD IN OKJA! During Christmas my family and I decided he should have been casted as Anakin Skywalker instead of Hayden Christensen. Imagine the pure performance we could have gotten all those years instead of the chemistryless flat bull shit we endured.
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    Luckily this year I haven't hated anything with a passion but I agree with Omaxem above that Velvet Buzzsaw was a waste of a good premise and a waste of an amazing performance by Jake Gyllenhaal and Toni Collette. It is my bottom movie of the year.
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    I mean it was made by the Gunn family so...
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    Best of the Decade Part 3 (2016-2019)

    Being fair skinned, or full blown white, does not erase the fact that he is Mexican though. He is still a Latino man who is also fair skinned and both of those things can exist simultaneously.
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    Favorite Movies of 2019

    I feel like female directors have been KILLIN IT this year. Unfortunately I don't think any of them will be as recognized by the awards system, with some exceptions like Awkwafina for Best Actress and JLo for Best Supporting Actress. But I think that Lulu Wang and Greta Gerwig should be recognized as directors and you know they never would.
  16. Except he was working for someone else! So all of the booze he was running wasn't even for himself it was for someone else. Did that dude get crazy with prepping and decide to pay a bunch of people a fuck ton of money to hide his own booze?! Clearly this is more evidence towards a Canadian production that can't get their fuckin history straight!
  17. I think my favorite thing about that birth certificate photo isn't anything you listed, but the fact that this movie has Daniel pegged as a man from the 1920s when this in fact reveals he died December 24th 1919. He never even made it to the 20s. This also begs the question of the whole idea surrounding him being a "rum runner" during Prohibition. For his final 6 months of life there was a technical war time prohibition on anything with an alcohol content greater that 1.28%. In October 1919 they did finally pass the Volstead Act, which banned the sale of all alcohol, but the country lacked the resources to enforce it at the time. To me this means that the idea of rum running probably didn't even become a thing until the actual 20s, because the country was not actually considered "dry" until January of 1920. After Daniel's death.
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    Best of the Decade Part 3 (2016-2019)

    As always these are just my favorites of these years, and not necessarily ones I would 100% argue deserve to be on the AFI list. However, I think all of them should be watched and part of the conversation of what's considered the best of film in America. So many of my favorites end up being the indie flicks that just hardcore surprise me in the end. I was fucking SURPRISED by how much I love The Invitation when I saw it, and I've rewatched it multiple times and it still shocks me by how good it is and has now become one of my top 4 movies of all time. Things like Hearts Beat Loud and Leave No Trace are such small movies that will forever be overlooked, but they are some of the most American movies I've seen, especially when paired with what is actually on the list currently. And even though The Farewell takes place 99% in Beijing, I feel it is 100% more of an American movie than something like A Clockwork Orange. 2016: The Invitation (IMDB has this as a 2015 movie so it typically gets lumped in that year, but it wasn't actually released for public viewing until 2016 thus my inclusion) Captain Fantastic Hell or High Water Nocturnal Animals 2017: Get Out I, Tonya Lady Bird The Shape of Water Mudbound 2018: Hearts Beat Loud Hereditary Leave No Trace Sorry to Bother You Black Panther 2019: The Farewell Booksmart Little Women Marriage Story
  19. I know I'm triple posting here, bare with me, cause this is worth it. The gang talked about the idea of falling in love with a ghost or even going to the bone zone with a ghost like that was the craziest idea they had ever heard. I'm so happy that Paul got to share his ghost story (please go on Roz Drezfalez's show Ghosted now, Paul, cause you know each other and that is a great show). But what worries me about the fact that they blew off this concept so readily is that means they have NO idea that an Irish woman legit married a pirate ghost. Not to mention the mass amounts of stories of people saying they legit had sex with a ghost lol. I know Roz has had at least two people that have said they legitimately fucked a ghost so this movie is honestly not out of the realm of possibility lol.
  20. What makes this more bonkers is she's the one who gives us the exposition drop of Lily marrying the brother, having a baby "scarily soon," and then both her and the baby dying. This woman must have face blindness with regards to Daniel and is just straight up rude with regards to the fact that THIS INN IS CLOSED AND SHE KNOWS WHY!
  21. My favorite new show, Property Law Brothers.
  22. They must have done this when this all started, also I think ABC Family/Freeform markets their's as 12 Days of Christmas, but now Hallmark has officially hit the amount of Christmas movies where they can air them for over 2 months straight. I'm sure there are plenty of repeats but dear god when does it stop?! This year they had such hits as "Write Before Christmas" starring Chad Michael Murray, and "Double Holiday" which is the first Hallmark Movie that I am aware of that actually represents Hanukkah as an actual holiday that can be celebrated. Lifetime is also one of my channels and has just started these last two years trying to catch up with Hallmark. They have a significantly worse graphics department (no offense if anyone that works there is reading this but come on just slapping a still from your movie on the same generic snow scene as every other one of your movies is not making a poster).
  23. Huh maybe they did talk Epiphany and I was just too bored to listen. My mom was never really religious so we really only went to church when my grandparents were alive for them, and then nothing ever was talked about at home lol. So I really didn't learn wtf Epiphany was about until my Catholic friends had mentioned it. But, also, my grandmother was literally the most superstitious woman I've ever known in my entire life and she swore up and down that it was bad luck to leave your Christmas decorations up past January 1st, so we always did that lest we start our year off with bad luck.
  24. I'm not sure if you grew up Catholic or not, but this was not a thing I knew about until my lapsed Catholic friends talked about how they celebrated this, so I assume this idea was really heavily adopted in only certain subsets of Christianity. Cause my Methodist ass certainly was never raised to give a fuck past the 26th lmao. Also, slight correction on the amount of Hallmark movies each year lmao. I work in graphics for a TV listings company so I have direct contact with Hallmark's graphics in order to make sure everything shows up properly when these movies air. They premiered 40 new Christmas movies this year, and they started airing them on October 26th, because fuck Halloween right? One more point, because this is extremely important in my household, Hallmark has three channels (the main one, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, & Hallmark Drama) and ALL of them have been taken over by their Christmas agenda. Why does this matter? Because on HMM every night at 11 PM CST they air two back to back episodes of the one and only Murder She Wrote. This means since literally the end of October my house has been without Jessica Fletcher in a free manner and this is a TRAVESTY!
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