Rank Oscars Nominated Movies 2020

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#Baby_Talk
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Also what happened in Thailand yesterday (or in other countries countless times before) should be the reason Joker shouldn't win Best Picture.
 

Rubashov

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2019 Award Winner
The 90min movie format has been increased to almost 120min. Almost.

Like I said, I have not watched a single movie produced in 2019. I haven't. And I'd have to really think If I've watched a movie produced in 2018. If I have that number is lower than 5.

In the meantime I have read 10 or so books (kind of a low for me) since 2018 but I have started listening to audiobooks since I can do that at work, when I'm cooking and when I'm driving. I have listened to about 50 audiobooks over the last year. An audiobook is usually 15 hours on the low end and sometimes 80+ hours at the high end, but I'd say most I listen to are 18-24 hours. A few of the books I've listened to have been made into a television series. They take ~20 hours of audiobook and make ~10 hours of TV series, and they have to cut important parts of the stories to do so.

Yet many 120min movies are based on books.

I'm just not a fan.

If short movies were 3hrs and long movies were 5hrs+, I could see being a fan.

You want to bust my balls over the 90min movie format (which is now often a 110min movie) because I called the 90min movie format what it is even though they are a bit longer nowadays? Okay.

They suck either way.

And people complaining because a movie was "slow" or "boring" because it actually tried to do this stupid thing called character development and have a coherent plot? Yeah, well, good thing you have Hollywood to make **** movies for you to eat up like jolly ranchers while you think you're eating a ****ing porterhouse.
Boo this man!!!
 

Zombie

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I remember liking Mother although it's been a while and I can't remember a single thing about it.. need a re-watch.

Really enjoy Chan-Wook Park films. Thirst is a fav of mine. The other day I watched a movie called Three...Extremes. it features three horror stories by Park(Korean), Takashi Miike(Japanese), Fruit Chan(Chinese). Highly recommend that one.

The Wailing, Train to Busan are good korean ones.
I watched 3 Extremes for the first time like ten or fifteen years ago along with Audition, quite the double (quadruple?) feature lol.

The Wailing was fantastic as well, even if it was really long and a lot surely went over my head.
 

prodigy

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Jesus, Renee, please stfu. No one cares.
That felt like the longest speech ever, and something's wrong with that ladies face, too much work done

Phoenix's speech was one of the best I've ever heard ANYWHERE not just at the Oscars.
I feel like he is intelligent and his message was good, but at several points he lost me (what's the thing about milking cows?), not the best speech giver
 

ONE LOVE

#Baby_Talk
Staff member
I feel like he is intelligent and his message was good, but at several points he lost me (what's the thing about milking cows?), not the best speech giver
I think he's saying when we talk about race, we're saying 1 race dominates other races and it shouldn't be that way... he's drawing the same parallel to human wanting to dominate over the natural world and whether we should do that as we are experiencing all these climate change impact caused by human.

If we're to change how we deal with race we should extend that to everything else as well...
 

ONE LOVE

#Baby_Talk
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The Wailing was fantastic as well, even if it was really long and a lot surely went over my head.
The Wailing became great for me when I watched a video explaining all the spiritual stuff that happened at the end of the movie... you kinda needed to know that stuff to understand it.
 

Zombie

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The Wailing became great for me when I watched a video explaining all the spiritual stuff that happened at the end of the movie... you kinda needed to know that stuff to understand it.
Oh yeah, I went on a deep dive on reddit and youtube afterwards.
 

Safetydan

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Yeah more of a Lifetime Achievement Award for him to me... good on him though.
Come off it. Parasite fully deserved the awards it received on its merits alone. Fantastic film. I'd argue it's Bong's best and I've seen all of them.

I honestly didn't think the committee would choose a foreign film for the main awards, but good on them for making the correct choice IMO. I was surprised.

I watched 3 Extremes for the first time like ten or fifteen years ago along with Audition, quite the double (quadruple?) feature lol.

The Wailing was fantastic as well, even if it was really long and a lot surely went over my head.
I watch tons of Korean movies, as some of you may be aware, but my wife hates horror movies so I ended up missing the above two (I've seen Audition tho).

Many people are familiar with a select few movies from Korea but honestly, the commercial movie scene in Korea is huge and full of quality. The drama scene is evolving from its melodramatic roots as well.
 

ONE LOVE

#Baby_Talk
Staff member
Mine would be as follows.
  1. 1917
  2. The Irishman
  3. Parasite
  4. Marriage Story
  5. Once Upon a time in Hollywood
  6. JoJo Rabbit
  7. Joker
  8. Ford v Ferrari
Welp, looking back after the fact, I didn't do too bad placing Parasite 3rd.. 1917 probably didn't have enough acting and The Irishman was more or less Casino 2.0 for Scorsese and the Academy was probably looking for something more fresh... good to see them being more progressive in that way.

I enjoyed it.. a great night for Korean cinema, Asian cinema, World's cinema...
 
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