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  1. 12 hours ago, sycasey 2.0 said:

    or a normally beautiful actor making themselves look ugly (that's how DiCaprio got his)

    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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  2. 22 hours ago, grudlian. said:

    All of this. Green Book was at least well acted enough to kind of offset its mediocrity. So, I didn't like it but I didn't hate it.

    Bohemian Rhapsody was straight trash. I especially can't believe it won an Oscar for editing and Rami Malek's performance. Both were truly awful. If that movie didn't have the Live Aid section, it would have been one of the worst movies of the year.

    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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  3. 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.

  4. 11 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    It's kind of hard to argue with who the Golden Globes nominated this year (I haven't seen 1917 so I'm just assuming) but I'd certainly be fine getting Tarantino off the list for Greta Gerwig no question.

    And that is how women constantly get left out of the running 🤷‍♀️

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  5. 5 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

    Oh, I have zero desire. The only reason I am is I feel like it would be disingenuous to rank it on my list without watching it again first.

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

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  6. On 12/30/2019 at 7:04 PM, grudlian. said:

    I like most of the movies you picked. I agree there were a ton of great movies directed by women this year. I think Greta Gerwig has a chance to be nominated but I don't really follow that kind of buzz. So, maybe I'm just being hopeful.

    Typically the Golden Globe nominations are our glimpse into the future and it is.... bleak...

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  7. 11 minutes ago, sycasey 2.0 said:

    Yeah, in the USA him being Mexican would supersede all other racial identity for most people. In Mexico I'm sure it's a different story, and indeed I think that's what he made his film about.

    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!

  8. 11 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    Jake Gyllenhaal was the only thing that kept me interested in Velvet Buzzsaw. I've come to the conclusion this year that my secret fetish is Jake Gyllenhaal giving us 200% and going full ham in performances. Okja, Velvet Buzzsaw, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, give me more of that over the top Gyllenhaal please.

    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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  9. 44 minutes ago, GrahamS. said:

    what movies did you hate with a passion?

    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.

  10. 21 hours ago, sycasey 2.0 said:

    I think that within the United States, Cuaron would definitely be seen as a "Mexican" first, regardless of how fair-skinned or upper-class his family was there, and therefore still a "PoC" in that context. In Mexico he is probably seen as "white" when compared to the other ethnic groups there. That's part of what I liked about Roma, that it showed similar racial or class-based stratification existing elsewhere just as it does here.

    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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    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.

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  12. 49 minutes ago, gigi-tastic said:

    So technically his job as a rum runner would not exist or if it Dr it wouldn't be as profitable.  Like unless he's stockpiling like a crazed alcoholic doomsday prepper his job is pointless?  Wait I take that back! Actually people often get this key fact about prohibition wrong: the only thing illegal was the *sale and manufacturing of alcohol*NOT the drinking of it. SO TECHNICALLY any alcohol people had after January 1920 was theirs to do with as they pleased as long as it was for personal use. In fact many wealthy people did have large stocks of wine and other libations. So him becoming a mad booze squirrel desperately trying to stockpile alcohol for the dry years ahead would make a weird kind of sense ...

    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?!

    43 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    I thought maybe there was a dry county in Massachusetts but a quick Google search doesn't pull up anything. So, if he wasn't bootlegging, what was he doing? Was he lying to his girlfriend in the 1920s about why he was gone for weeks at a time? Is he lying to us now about what he was doing? What was so bad that he's willing to cover it up with breaking federal law?

    Clearly this is more evidence towards a Canadian production that can't get their fuckin history straight!

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  13. 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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  14. 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.



    • 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


    • Get Out
    • I, Tonya
    • Lady Bird
    • The Shape of Water
    • Mudbound


    • Hearts Beat Loud
    • Hereditary
    • Leave No Trace
    • Sorry to Bother You
    • Black Panther


    • The Farewell
    • Booksmart
    • Little Women
    • Marriage Story
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  15. 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.

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  16. On 12/23/2019 at 9:16 PM, DrGuts1003 said:

    The behavior of the tavern lady and the way people behave around her with regards to Daniel makes no sense.  This is a small town and this inn closes every two weeks in December for several years.  There have been newspaper articles written about how it closes because of a ghost.  Yet she asks the innkeeper to let her use the inn as if she’s unaware of why the inn is closed.

    Then the innkeeper and Kate go to lengths to try and hide Daniel’s true identity from her, but there’s pictures of Daniel all throughout the house. And I would imagine that the story of his murder is probably the biggest thing to have ever happened in that town, so surely everyone would be familiar with him and his story. How does she not put two and two together?

    Similarly, the sheriff seems to just think Kate is crazy when she claims there’s a ghost in the inn.  Does he just think all young women are hysterical loons or has he never heard why the inn closes every year?

    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!

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  17. 16 hours ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

    I thought they did 12 nights of Christmas movies? Or do they have so many it is all the time now? I don't get Hallmark or Lifetime. Tell me everything. 

    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).

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  18. 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.

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  19. 17 hours ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

    I am also irritated by this "12 Days of Christmas" starting 12 days BEFORE Christmas. That is how Hallmark is, trying to have 12 movies each year. But the 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas and continue until Epiphany (also called Three Kings' Day) when the Wise Men are supposed to have arrived to see the Baby Jesus. I don't know when Twelfth Night stopped being celebrated in America, but he is from the past so he should know this. I am going to hold it against him. 

    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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