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    2016 Oscars Thread

    Easy prediction. Best Picture and Best Actor (Di Caprio) awards for The Revenant.

    A lot of really good pictures this year.

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    I bet a black person won't win!

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    I'll take in the Independent Spirit Film Awards instead.

    A much more dedicated program towards the craft.
    Real.
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    ^I knew you'd be along to poop on the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    The Revenant.
    the synopsis


    A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
    so fcuking what

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    Baldrick, don't see the films. Just read the synopses. Don't tax yourself needlessly.

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    The Revenant was no doubt a good movie, and I think it will win.

    But, I liked Spotlight, Bridge of Spies, and In The Heart of The Sea better.

    Just my opinion. The Revenant was beautifully photographed, and the bear mauling scene was spectacular, but I thought it was too long and that the story line dragged in places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    The Revenant was no doubt a good movie, and I think it will win.

    But, I liked Spotlight, Bridge of Spies, and In The Heart of The Sea better.
    The Revenant is the only one of those that I've seen. I hope the director gets a gong, I'm not even going to try to spell his name but apparently he'd be the first to win two in succession and I like that sort of thing plus it would be for two wildly disparate films (Birdman last year).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Easy prediction.
    Indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    A lot of really good pictures this year.
    Well, there's The Revenant.

    The others?

    I liked 'Bridge of Spies' too, though I can't say it was outstanding. Seems a rather run of the mill year to me.

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    ^Spotlight, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Big Short ...
    Last edited by Humbert; 29-02-2016 at 10:29 AM.

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    ^^Spotlight?

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    So I should watch spotlight then.

    Thanks.

    Enjoyed 'Ex Machina' more than I expected to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    The Revenant was no doubt a good movie, and I think it will win.

    But, I liked Spotlight, Bridge of Spies, and In The Heart of The Sea better.
    The Revenant is the only one of those that I've seen. I hope the director gets a gong, I'm not even going to try to spell his name but apparently he'd be the first to win two in succession and I like that sort of thing plus it would be for two wildly disparate films (Birdman last year).
    i watched the revenant, and although it a scarcely believable but watchable "boys own" type adventure, it has little depth and in my view does not deserve an oscar.

    di caprio bleeds, grunts and snarls in true american macho man style, but does little else.

    i think the hateful eight is a much better picture, and although the pace is sometimes slower, the superb acting and cracking dialogue of this paean to the spaghetti western make it a worthy contender for best film. some may find the violence over the top, but for me it just adds authenticity and comic effect to the characters.

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    Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl. Excellent choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    i think the hateful eight is a much better picture, and although the pace is sometimes slower, the superb acting and cracking dialogue of this paean to the spaghetti western make it a worthy contender for best film. some may find the violence over the top, but for me it just adds authenticity and comic effect to the characters.
    That had totally slipped my mind (was it even nominated?) but now that I think about it I'd agree.

    I've also just recalled that I actually did see Bridge of Spies. Clearly didn't make much of an impression on me for whatever reason.

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    I enjoyed hateful eight though it had had some truly cringeworthy scenes.
    Most notably the scene where six horse Judy turns up at the haberdashery.
    (And doubtful that a black woman would be running such an establishment then, also that it would be no well lit and spacious)
    Total BS but fun. Not worthy of an oscar in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I enjoyed hateful eight
    Tatal BS but fun. Not worthy of an oscar in my opinion.
    Of this year's "big hits", it was my least favorite. Watchable, but, as you said, total BS.

    I tried to watch a bunch of the chic flic, find yourself, weepy stuff this year in an effort (generally failed) to expand my horizons. Carol, The Room, etc. Couldn't force myself to watch the Danish 'girl' chicks with dicks movie. Of them, I made it through one or two, but only liked Brooklyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Bridge of Spies. Clearly didn't make much of an impression on me for whatever reason.
    I liked it because of it's skilled direction by Steven Spielberg. So many beautifully designed shots and cinematic story telling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
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    Originally Posted by taxexile i think the hateful eight is a much better picture, and although the pace is sometimes slower, the superb acting and cracking dialogue of this paean to the spaghetti western make it a worthy contender for best film. some may find the violence over the top, but for me it just adds authenticity and comic effect to the characters. That had totally slipped my mind (was it even nominated?) but now that I think about it I'd agree.
    Only nominated for best original score and best cinematography.

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    Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins Best Director for The Revenant. Good choice, up against several well directed films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I liked it because of it's skilled direction by Steven Spielberg. So many beautifully designed shots and cinematic story telling.
    That's probably where I miss out. At home my wife and kids tend to dominate the TV and I never watch it unless there is sport on so generally I'll watch films on my laptop.

    Not exactly conducive to epic scope / cinematography.
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins Best Director for The Revenant.
    Called it!

    Sort of!

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    Mark Rylance is a surprise winner in the Best Supporting Actor category. Christian Bale would have been my pick.

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    ^Bridge of Spies, yes?

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    Spotlight for Best Picture. Di Caprio Best Actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I tried to watch a bunch of the chic flic, find yourself, weepy stuff this year in an effort (generally failed) to expand my horizons. Carol, The Room, etc. Couldn't force myself to watch the Danish 'girl' chicks with dicks movie. Of them, I made it through one or two, but only liked Brooklyn.
    Pfft, amateur. Man the fuk up:

    These guys forced themselves to watch Sex and the City 2 every week for a year and post a review each time!

    The Worst Idea of all Time podcast review: Could you watch Sex and the City 2 40 times? | Television & radio | The Guardian

    Now THAT is suffering.
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