Loveless film awards

Leviathan also became the first Russian film since 1969 to win the Golden Globe award and was nominated for the Academy Award as the Best Foreign Film. Filmography: 2016 LOVELESS 2014 LEVIATHAN 2011 ELENA 2008 APOCRYPHA 2007 THE BANISHMENT 2003 THE RETURN 2000 BUSIDO, OBSCURE, THE CHOICE “Loveless” was recently nominated for France’s Cesar Awards, adding to its nominations for the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the British Independent Film Award, the Independent ... Lily May Loveless (born 16 April 1990) is an English actress, best known for her role as Naomi Campbell in the BAFTA award winning drama Skins.. Career. Loveless made her acting debut in the third series of Skins, playing the sexually confused, outspoken political activist teenager Naomi Campbell. Loveless is nominated for Foreign Language Film for Oscars 2018. Get the latest updates, photos and videos for the 90th Academy Awards. Loveless is a film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev with Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva .... Year: 2017. Original title: Nelyubov. Synopsis: A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. With Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva. A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. APSA is an initiative of Asia Pacific Screen Academy Pty Ltd in collaboration with international partners UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations 1866 Logan Road Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122 Loveless received 5 major nominations in 2018, winning 1 award. Review: Andrey Zvyagintsev's missing-child drama 'Loveless' is a shattering portrait of Russian social malaise 2018 Academy Awards 1 nomination Nominations for the 30th European Film Awards are in with no shortage of festival titles and Oscar hopefuls in the main races. From Cannes, Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square; Andrey ...

Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamily Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list.
If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated.
It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help.
\Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.*

Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor
Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker)
Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nancy Addison – Actress
Louisa May Alcott – Author
Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist
Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player
Suzy Allegra – Author
Marty Allen – Comedian
John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer
Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist
Marian Anderson – Concert Singer
Louis Andriessen – Composer
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist
Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist
Geoffrey Arend - Actor
Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club)
Boris Artzybasheff – Artist
Dorothy Arzner – Film Director
Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet
V.C. Andrews – Author
Jane Austen – Author
Max Baer Jr. – Actor
Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist
Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist
Tallulah Bankhead – Actress
Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet
Bob Barker – Game Show Host
Joe Barr – Canadian Politician
Lynda Barry – Cartoonist
Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross
Kathy Bates – Actress
Jaya Battacharya – Actress
King Baudouin – King of Belgium
Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer
Joe Besser – Actor
Isabella Bird – Author
Jacqueline Bisset – Actress
Lewis Black – Comedian
Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer
William Blake – Artist
Brenda Blethyn – Actress
Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist
Baroness Karen Blixen – Author
Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor
Pierre Bonnard – Artist
William Edgar Borah – Politician
Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress
Georges Brassens – Singer
Alison Brie – Actress
Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic
Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author
Poppy Z. Brite – Author
Anne Bronte – Author
Louise Brooks – Actress
Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor
Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian
Delta Burke – Actress
Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian
James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President
Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate
James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist
Raymond Burr – Actor
Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer
Leo Buscaglia – Author
Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian
Julia Cameron – Director
Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer
Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist
Laura Carroll – Author
Mary Casatt – Artist
Roger Casement – Irish Patriot
Nina Cassian – Poet
Barbara Castle – British Politician
Kim Cattrall – Actress
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter
Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer
Richard Chamberlain – Actor
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son)
Stockard Channing – Actress
RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality
Judy Chicago – Artist
Margaret Cho – Comedian
Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author
Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister
Patricia Clarkson – Actress
Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author
Imogene Coca – Actress
Claudette Colbert – Actress
Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate
C. Collodi – Author
William Conrad – Actor
Frances Conroy – Actress
Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer
Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College
Anne Cool – Canadian Senator
Pat Coombs – Actress
Copernicus – Scientist
John Corbett – Actor
Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box
Ann Coulter – Political Commentator
Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist
Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor
Tim Curry – Actor
Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times
Patrika Darbo – Actress
Simone de Beauvoir – Author
Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet
Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist
Gray Davis – Governor of California
Ellen Degeneres – Comedian
Jeffery Deaver – Author
Eugene Victor Debs – Activist
Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors
Dana Delany – Actress
Don DeLillo – Author
Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group
Bo Derek – Actress
Rene Descartes – Philosopher
Portia De Rossi – Actress
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author
Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics
Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist
Hannah Dobryn – Author
Tamara Dobson – Actress
Richard Donner – Film Director
Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer
Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades
Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England
Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader
Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer
Francis Drake – Explorer
Fran Drescher – Actress
Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Deborah Eisenberg – Author
Liubov Egorova – Dancer
Anita Ekberg – Actress
T.S. Eliot – Poet
Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author
Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress
Harlan Ellison – Author
Elizabeth I – Queen of England
Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist
Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist
Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress
Linda Evans – Actress
Rupert Everett – Actor
Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera
Jane Fallon – Author
Chow Yun-Fat – Actor
Barbara Feldon – Actress
Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress
Ralph Fiennes – Actor
Lynn Fontanne – Actress
Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina
Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director
Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta
Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist
Dian Fossey – Anthropologist
Janet Frame – Poet
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Tanya Franks – Actress
William Frawley – Actor
Frank Frazetta – Artist
Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago.
Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer
Louis Freund – Artist
Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician
Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian
Eva Gabor – Actress
Magda Gabor – Actress
Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist
Diamanda Galas – Singer
Tess Gallagher – Author
Paul William Gallico – Author
Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian
Greta Garbo – Actress
Ava Gardner – Actress
Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Greer Garson – Actress
Gloria Gaynor – Singer
Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor
Ricky Gervais – Comedian
William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan
Althea Gibson – Athlete
Dorothy Gish – Actress
Lillian Gish – Actress
Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author
Susan Glaspell – Playwright
Sharon Gless – Actress
Crispin Glover – Actor
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer
Paulette Goddard – Actress
Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist
Kurt Godel – Author
Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer
Stephen Goldin – Author
Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist
Valeria Golino – Actress
Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer
Edward Gorey – Artist
Lotte Goslar – Dancer
Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.)
Martha Graham – Choreographer
Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist
Johnny Green – Musician
Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist
John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher
Joyce Grenfell – British Actress
Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter
Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Terry Gross – NPR Host
James Grout – Actor
Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA
Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist
Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates)
Jon Hamm - Actor
Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist
Lionel Hampton – Musician
Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer
Chelsea Handler - Comedian
Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer
Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress
Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President
E Chambré Hardman – Photographer
Jean Harlow - Actress
Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie)
Alex Heard – Author
Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Susan Helms – Astronaut
Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model
Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter
Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter
Taiko Hirabayashi – Author
Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist
Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA)
Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist
Rima Horton - Politician
Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress
Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress
Mick Hucknall – Singer
Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist
Bonnie Hunt – Actress
Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author
Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model
Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW
George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology
John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman
Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author
Randall Jarrell – Poet
Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day”
Joan of Arc – Christian Saint
Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.
Margaret Johnston – Actress
Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists.
Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President
Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor
William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader
Carolyn Jones – Actress
Renee Jones – Actress
Spike Jonze – Film Director
Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist
Madeline Kahn – Actress
Immanuel Kant – Philosopher
Julie Kavner – Actress
Nikos Kazantzakis – Author
Odette Keene – Musician
Helen Keller – Author
Joyce Kennard – Judge
Joe Kernan – Politician
Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England
King Louis XVI – King of France
William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister
William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President
Robert Kiyosaki – Author
Caroline Knapp – Author
Aleksandra Kollontai – Author
Dean Koontz – Author
Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot
Jerzy Kosinski – Author
Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist
Lee Krasner – Artist
Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain
Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF
Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer
Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess
Elsa Lanchester – Actress
Philip Larkin – Author, Poet
Charles Laughton – Actor, Director
Dan Lauria – Actor
Frank John Lausche – Politician
Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician
Jay Leno – TV Host
Richard Lewis – Comedian
Lyn Lifshin – Poet
Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii
Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster
Carole Lombard – Actress
Jack Lord – Actor
Pauline Lord – Actress
Patty Loveless – Singer
Alfred Lunt – Actor
John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow
Rose McClendon – Actress
Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune
Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist
Hattie McDaniel – Actress
Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer
Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist
Ian McKellen – Actor
Kristy McNichol – Actress
Janet McTeer – Actress
Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
Dora Maar – Photographer
René Magritte – Artist
Bill Maher – TV Personality
Katherine Mansfield – Author
Shirley Manson – Singer
Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician
Francesca Marciano – Actress
Miriam Margoyles – Actress
Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer
William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland
Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author
Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web
Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot
Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe
Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress
Freddie Mercury – Musician
Angela Merkel – German Chancellor
George Michael – Musician
Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author
Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet
Alley Mills – Actress
Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute
Kylie Minogue - Singer
Helen Mirren – Actress
Margaret Mitchell – Author
Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator
Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist
John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army
Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author
Morrissey – Musician
Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
John Mulaney – Comedian
Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist
Diana Muldaur – Actress
Megan Mullally - Actress
Ona Munson – Actress
Haruki Murakami – Author
Iris Murdoch – Author
Mikayil Mushfig – Poet
Modest Mussorgsky – Composer
Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist
Ralph Nader – Activist
Taslima Nasrin – Author
Alla Nazimova – Actress
Noel Neill – Actress
Bebe Neuwirth – Actress
Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist
Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac)
Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor
Jessye Norman – Opera Singer
Kim Novak – Actress
Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer
Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer
Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist
Frederick D. O’Neal – Actor, Playwright
Joyce Carol Oates – Author
Nick Offerman - Actor
Sandra Oh - Actress
Claire Parker – Director, Animator
Dorothy Parker – Author
Suzanne-Lori Parks – Playwright
Rosa Parks – Activist
Dolly Parton – Singer, Actress
Julia Pascal – Playwright
Ann Patchett – Author
Alicia Patterson – Editor
Wolfgang Pauli – Physicist
Linus Pauling – Winner of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace
Sarah Paulson – Actress
Michelle Paver – Author
Anna Pavlova – Dancer
Molly Peacock – Poet, President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America
Minnie Pearl – Singer
Samuel Pepys – Author
Matthew Perry - Actor
Bernadette Peters – Actress
Jean Peters - Actress
Arthur Phillip – First British Administrator Sent to Australia
Wendell Phillips – Orator and Reformer
William Phillips – Co-founder and Editor of Partisan Review , Writer, Critic
Marge Piercy – Author, Poet
Plato – Philosopher
Martha Plimpton - Actress
Edgar Allan Poe – Author
Jackson Pollock – Artist
Katherine Ann Porter – Author
Parker Posey – Actress
Beatrix Potter – Children’s Book Author
Charles Edward Potter – Politician, Philanthropist, Administrator of the Cheboygan County Bureau of Social Aid
Joyce Purnick – Former New York Times Metro Editor, Journalist
Edna Purviance – Silent Movie Actress
Colin Quinn – Comedian
Robin Quivers – Radio Host
Raffi – Children’s Musician
Bonnie Raitt – Singer, Songwriter
Joey Ramone – Musician
Ayn Rand – Writer, Philosopher, Author
A. Philip Randolph – Politician
Jeanette Rankin – 1st Female US Representative
Man Ray – Artist
Rachel Ray – Celebrity Chef
Lou Reed – Singer, Musician
George Reeves – Actor
Frances Reid – Actress
Leni Riefenstahl – Filmmaker
Janet Reno – Former U.S. Attorney-General
Judith Resnick – Astronaut
Jennifer Rhodes – Actress
Condoleezza Rice – National Security Advisor
Cliff Richards – Musician
Miranda Richardson – Actress
Alan Rickman – Actor, Director
Elizabeth Riddell – Journalist
Sally Ride – First American Female Astronaut
Bridget Riley – Artist
John Ringling – Founder of Ringling Brothers Circus
Mary Roach - Author
Morgan Andrew Robertson – Author
Debbie Rochon – Actress
Norman Perceval Rockwell – Illustrator
Eric Rohmann – Author, Winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book
Ginger Rogers – Actress
Richard Roeper – Film Reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times
Wilhelm Rontgen – Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901, discoverer of X-Rays
William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose - Musician (Guns N' Roses)
Mickey Rourke – Actor, Boxer
Patricia Routledge – Actress
Joan Ruddock – Activist
John Ruskin – Author
Winona Ryder – Actress
Yves Saint-Laurent - Fashion Designer
Dr. Lee Salk – Child Psychologist
Renu Saluja – Indian Film Editor
Diana Sands – Actress
Aligi Sassu – Artist
John Sayles – Director
Jean-Paul Sartre – Existential Philosopher
Diane Sawyer – TV News Anchor
Rosika Schwimmer – Author, Activist
Ed and Thelma Schoenberger – Co-founders of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Ellen Browning Scripps – Newspaper Columnist, Philanthropist
Joel Schumacher – Film Director
Maurice Sendak – Children’s Book Author
George Bernard Shaw – Playwright
Lionel Shriver – Author
Sarah Silverman – Comedian, Actress
Michael Sinelnikoff – Actor
Siouxsie – Singer, Musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Robert Smith – Singer, Musician (The Cure)
David Shogren – Bassist (Doobie Brothers)
Betty Smith – Author
Dodie Smith – Playwright, Author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford - Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Businesswoman
Howard Worth Smith – Politician
Kate Smith – Singer
Lemony Snicket (Real Name: Daniel Handler) – Children’s Book Author
David Souter – Supreme Court Justice
Jill St. John – Actress
Mabel Stark – Female Tiger Trainer
Gertrude Stein – Author, Patron of the Arts
Victor Strauss – WWII Journalist
Gloria Steinem – Activist, Writer
Maria W. Stewart – Author, Activist
Lily Strickland – Composer, Writer, Artist
Patrick Swayze – Actor
Loretta Swit – Actress
Henrietta Szold – Holocaust Heroine
Wislawa Szymborska – Nobel Prize Winning Poet
Amy Tan - Writer, Author
Sara Teasdale – Poet
Toni Tennille – Singer (Captain and Tennille)
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma – French-Spanish Political Activist and Academic
Nikola Tesla – Scientist, Inventor
Theodora – Empress and wife of Justinian I
Susanna Thompson – Actress
Georgianne Thon – Actress
M. Carey Thomas – President of Bryn Mawr College
Willie Mae Thornton – Singer, Songwriter
Jennifer Tilly – Actress
Wendy Tokunaga – Author
Lily Tomlin – Actress, Playwright
Ann Turkel – Model
Randy Travis – Singer
Edward Tylor – Anthropologist
Names "U - Z" will be in a comment below (the new additions put the list over the character limit).
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2019.10.12 23:52 XenophormSystem The Forest of Love (2019) [Crime / Drama]

Stop everything, derail the October schedule, cancel any planned movies, Sono just dropped his newest film without any fanfare like it was nothing. I was not prepared for this movie. It's quite a monster to behold. It's also the first movie that ever gave me a true to heart serious anxiety attack. This review might be a bit weirder than my usual as I'm writing this as soon as I finished it and I'm still trying to recover from this experience so apologies in advance. I suppose I should issue a fair warning that this review/analysis/critique might become quite lengthy and I anticipate that I will return to it for the next week to add even more as I rewatch this movie at a later date. But you're used to lengthy posts from me by now. Unless you're a new reader, if so, I'm sorry.
The Forest of Love (愛なき森で叫べ / Ai naki mori de sakebe - literally - "Shouting in a loveless forest") is the newest release from my favorite director Shion Sono whom I've covered at length in this subreddit from some of his earliest work like Keiko Desu Kedo to his newest including a love-letter special filmography analysis. And this is what this movie is pretty much. A love letter to himself. When I did my filmography analysis I noted how every few years (around a decade usually) Sono will make a magnum opus huge release that will combine everything he's done and learnt in that batch of movies. Well this movie takes it beyond that and combines the themes, visuals, atmosphere and more of everything he's done up until this point in his entire career as a director, writer, visionary and poet.
It covers so many themes features so much social commentary and symbolism it's incredibly daunting to keep track and notice everything unless you've seen his entire filmography given how many references, call backs and scene recreations of his previous works appear in this movie. It covers aspects of suicide and idol culture (Suicide Circle), coming of age, individuality and societal roles (Noriko's Dinner Table), childhood abuse and identity (Strange Circus), youth love and corruption (Love Exposure), mortality (Be Sure To Share), abuse and dependency (Cold Fish), feminism, anti-feminism and desperation (Guilty of Romance), depression and loyalty (Himizu), family and relationships (The Land of Hope), hollywood, dreams and entertainment (Why Don't You Play In Hell?), culture shifts and friendships (Tokyo Tribe), sexuality and promiscuity (Antiporno) as well as new ones such as abusive relationships, manipulation, modern Japanese society as well as western influence and hidden agendas.
Massive warnings ensure as this movie contains extremely graphic and realistic depictions of violence, sex, abusive relationships, gore and blackmail. If you've been through trauma similar to this I wouldn't recommend watching this movie. The movie also seems to make multiple references to other famous directors similar to Sono such as Miike with some Visitor Q references as well as Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure and Creepy. So in all this movie also comes across as a love letter to this new generation of Japanese cinema of shock and dark visions of society and morality.
The plot is complex and follows multiple main characters all of which take part in different subplots and all of which also have to deal with their own internal turmoil and trauma that has to be resolved or explored by the end of the film. As a result the movie is almost 3 hours long yet I can't see a way to shorten it as the plots intertwine like an overly complex Jenga game and you cannot remove anything without breaking the whole storyline or cutting short certain themes or aspects it tries to explore.
To make a complex story short, the basic idea of the plot follows a con artist as he creeps into the life of a pure-of-heart girl with a traumatic past while her ex classmate tries to prevent her from having her life and her family's life ruined by the man. All of this in the background of a trio of friends that attempt to document all of this and recreate it into a film to win awards at a foreign cinema festival. As their stories intertwine, things start to get out of control and they're caught into a life of debauchery, murder, sex and theft.
The massive love-letter to his previous works is also reflected in the cinematography. On one side the camerawork is textbook. Every technique and idea under the sun has been thoroughly utilized in this. From panoramas, wide shots, nature shots, slanted shorts, dutch angles, first person POVs, close-ups, panning shots, revolving shots, found footage scenes. It also utilizes numerous transition effects, title cards and fade ins and outs which is all brought to completion and sealed by the amazing utilization of color in various symbolic ways, especially focusing on red and blue which are constantly brought up through ingenious lighting techniques and well placed shadows. Certain scenes try to recreate the feeling and visuals of his previous movies and I can only admire the lengths to which he went to give this movie the depth it has right now.
Atmosphere wise the movie is all over the place exploring horror, comedy, drama, crime, action while maintaining a tight grip on all of them and only utilizing them when necessary. It never feels like it's directionless or bloated. I find it very similar to Korea's Parasite which also utilized a wide variety of genera. The main player atmosphere wise is of course fear. The movie plays heavily into the abusive relationship and blackmail aspect as well as the corruption of youth. It's an uncomfortable, perverted, violent and complex ride from start to finish. It doesn't have any particular twists or shocking moments, especially if you're familiar with all the previous Sono movies and you pick up on all the hints and recreations. It's a bleak, feel-bad movie from start to finish with a plethora of subjects and criticisms to bring forward to the viewer.
Let's go into the acting and actors for example. Sono is quite famous (or infamous depending on your opinion) for utilizing the same actors throughout his projects because of their experience and understanding of Sono's works. So I was rather shocked and maybe a bit unsure when I found out that most of the cast is new, especially in terms of lead actors. But when I saw their performance and determination as well as some of the degrading scenes they were willing to sit through I understood fully why Sono decided to work with them instead of the usual cast and I for one welcome with an open heart this ragtag team of mostly unknown actors into the beautiful, complex and shocking world of Sono's cinema.
The movie also utilizes quite a bit of narration from various characters. Not as much as in Noriko's Dinner Table but it is noticeable so if you cannot stomach that, be aware. The acting can be a bit melodramatic and over the top in a few instances but it doesn't stick out in a bad way and given the amount of physical and mental torture these characters have to endure it actually feels quite organic and deserved as far as reactions go. The writing itself might be a bit too self referential for some people. The movie is also extremely aware of what it tries to be and the daunting task it has ahead so it can be a bit jarring to see the execution, especially early on when the movie has to set up all the themes, characters, outside plots and mental plots that will get explored during the run-time.
The soundtrack is as you would expect from Sono. His love for classical music as well as more obscure genera such as prog and math are yet again present in this, combined with a few more parodic scenes of the idol music scenes and comedy movies. One thing that's different however is how present or actually I should say absent the soundtrack feels at times. A lot of the movie doesn't feature the heavy-grand-in-your-face soundtrack we're accustomed to from previous movies such as Love Exposure. The movie feels silent a lot of the time and this allows the viewer to actually take in all the brutality and shocking nature of each scene and gives him room to ponder the effects, themes and meanings of everything happening on screen.
The sound-work is disturbingly accurate, recreating to a chilling degree effects of burns, spits, broken bones, guts, blood flowing, stabs, electro-shocks and more. Just in general the amount of detail put into all the murders and beatings and abuse is quite chilling and at time questionable. If people have been hating on Joker for taking things a bit too far and real I wouldn't want to see those same critics take a shot at this. This is another level, even for Sono. I have a feeling all this care, detail and desire to make a magnum opus of magnum opus' put together might come as a result of the heart attack Shion Sono suffered early one while filming this new batch of movies. Events like these can be quite traumatic and usually give you a more introspective look into your life. I wonder if Sono used this new vision to create a rollback and at times even critique of his former work.
When it comes to effects, as I've mentioned in the previous paragraph, there was no expense spared. Intrusive and excessive amounts of detailed mutilation and abuse are showcased in the movie to concerning degrees of complexity. The effects are all practical and quite expensive and high quality too. A gain a warning is in effect for excessive amounts of gore, nudity, bodily liquids of every nature and mental and physical abuse. The movie doesn't even try to hide away from its gore either. It's all in full disgusting display.
Spoilers for the plot and finale in the next five paragraphs
The movie is structured in chapters just like Love Exposure. Each chapter feels like it has its own flow and approach bundled together with its own climax and deescalation. Given how complex and all over the place this movie can be, I was quite looking forward and scared at the same time of how it would tie all of this together. Well the actual climax of the whole plot is quite tense and does tie up the left stories. It feels a bit sudden, I might need to let it rest for a bit as it goes for quite a sudden deescalation and resolve. It mirrors a lot the ending of Antiporno and it even feels like a self referential criticism at times. I think some people will have hangups in regards to this climax and I completely understand however I feel like it worked for what the movie was building up until now and kept true to the themes and idea of the movie. The suicide scene also feels like a call back to Suicide Circle but that's one of the more obvious references in the movie.
Each chapter feels like it changes the focus to a different protagonist, the beginning focusing more on Shin and Takeo and their inner conflicts, then switching up to Mitsuko (also note how Sono loves to incorporate a character named Mitsuko in every movie he's done, I've still not found out why this is the case, probably a personal reason or he just really likes the name Mitsuko). Some chapters also focus on Jay and his inner conflict as an aspiring filmmaker who has lost his way and control of the project and lastly we also have a focus on Joe Murata, the con-artist himself.
On the other hand the ending is quite tranquil and left to interpretation in regards to the fate of the characters. It goes quite over the top in terms of symbolism and breaks away finally the line between reality and imagination. We're also let known that the movie was based on a real series of murders which took place in 2002. In a way mirroring the events of the movie as Sono is making a movie about a real murder and in said movie you have a group of friends making a movie about a series of murders and abuses that happen in the world of the movie. This also opens up quite a big world of interpretations and self criticisms from Sono through the eyes of the group of friends recording the movie which I'll have to look back upon a rewatch and see if I notice anything.
Post-edit : I've noticed the difference in the titles from the English version and the Japanese version which are pretty much reversed. The English title being obviously The Forest of Love while the Japanese one being Shouting into a Loveless Forest. When you look at it more literally, both make sense in the context of the climax and finale depending on how you interpret the idea of love. You could make an argument it is love or obsession that brought the remaining characters into the forest at the end of the movie and that Mitsuko did love Joe Murata a "tiny bit" as she confesses on her death bed after revealing her true intentions as welll as Joe loving her a tiny bit back. Love could also mean self love in the case of Shin and Joe's personalities. Or the love Mitsuko was holding for Romeo throughout her life.
However one could also make the case for the loveless Japanese version as Mitsuko's and Joe's words could be taken as lies and we know this isn't exactly true love that happened between any of the characters, more like Stockholm syndrome, blackmail and obsession. Also it is hatred and self loathing that guided Mitsuko throughout this journey as she confesses in her essay at the end to the con-man and the murderer. Combined with the lack of love and coldness of Shin and the selfish attitude of Joe, it is easy to see why there's absolutely no love going on here. Again forest could be interpreted as more symbolic but I'm not ready to expand on the title beyond a more obvious vision.
No more spoilers
Normally I would maybe breakdown a few scenes and analyze some of the themes and callbacks this movie makes in a more elongated spoiler section like I've done for many of his previous works especially Noriko's Dinner Table however given the depth and complexity of this movie I do not feel 100% confident in my ability to do so until I've maybe re-watched this movie once or twice. Once I've done that I might return and re-edit this review to add in those scenes breakdowns into a more complex spoiler section and I'll make sure to signal this once it happens if anyone would like to return and read it or maybe compare visions and understandings of certain themes and meanings.
Overall, this movie might be his most bloated (but in a good way) work so far. This movie could easily be summed up as "Sono - the movie" and this is where I struggle most when it comes to recommendations. The movie is solid and stands on its own amazingly well and can be consumed by any viewer as long as they can stomach its contents however the amount of fun and enjoyment a long time Sono fan will get out of this through all the call-backs, recreations and critiques is beyond explaining. So I would recommend watching it, but if you've yet to see all of Sono's work or you plan to, you might want to either wait or return with a rewatch after that to see on all the little things you've probably missed in your first viewing without that knowledge. It's obvious that this movie is great, I've got to sit it rest for a bit but no doubt it's on a more cold, objective POV one of his top 5s or even higher. Personally I might still keep Noriko's Dinner Table at a number one spot mainly due to the lasting effect it had on my life as a whole and my views on society and myself. But beyond that, I feel like I could rank this movie anywhere right now. A rewatch is surely queued up to see if I've missed any small callback or detail but I might need to wait a bit as this movie is quite hard to digest at times, at least for me. It's not a feel good movie and it can quite break you at times. I know it did to me.
I've got to say this was quite an unexpected surprise and one I cherished through and through despite the times it gave me an anxiety attack or it made me cry or just left me cold and broken. For this is what I expect from Sono after all. A bit of a deviation from the Spooktober schedule I was working on but I think its quite a welcome one. I imagine people are far more interested in a relevant director of the current wave of Japanese art-house and horror cinema who is also looking to break into the international market compared to an old hard to find Japanese folkloric horror. So all-in-all The Forest of Love is not just another hit from Sono but one of his best works to date if not actually his best. Despite the quiet Netflix release it got, I hope it will have a physical release as soon as possible as I will not rest until I have this in my shelf. Also, I think this might be my second longest review (after Love Exposure), above even my Noriko's Dinner Table analysis. Honestly I'm amazed I managed to transpose the explosion that this movie left in my head into words so soon. Go watch this movie.
Post edit For new readers, I know it can be a bit weird to navigate the reddit search function so here's a list and link of all my previous Sono reviews if you're interested:
Keiko Desu Kedo - 1997 Suicide Circle - 2001 Noriko's Dinner Table - 2005 Strange Circus - 2005 EXTE - 2007 Love Exposure - 2008 Cold Fish - 2010 Guilty of Romance - 2011 Himizu - 2011 Why Don't You Play In Hell? - 2013 TAG - 2015 Antiporno - 2016 Tokyo Vampire Hotel - 2017 Shion Sono Filmography Review/Analysis
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2018.12.30 14:43 BunyipPouch I saw 162 movies in theaters in 2018. Here is my full ranking.

I saw 162 movies in theaters in 2018, so about 3-4 visits per week. That's up from 140 movies in 2017 & 9 movies in 2016. I like to keep track/score/ticket stubs/etc for all of them. I rarely ever go for re-watches (only 3 times this year). I don't have MoviePass/A-List/Sinemia/etc. I use Regal Points quite a lot though. I regularly go to about 6-7 different local theaters depending on what they're showing. Here is my full year-end ranking from favorite to least favorite, including a few small reviews/thoughts/etc for some of them.
The Favourite - 10/10 : One of 3 masterpieces this year IMO (along with Roma & Shoplifters). This was the funniest movie of the year and the best ensemble performance. Stone & Colman could both easily win/deserve the Oscar in their categories. The script is amazing. There's a unique shot/camera movement every 5 minutes. Lanthimos is pretty much my favorite active director and can do no wrong at this point with 5 hits in a row. So many memorable lines, and even a great, surprising performance from Nicholas Hoult. Awesome dry humor & surreal moments, in classic Lanthimos fashion. I don't think I've ever laughed more in a theater than during this movie. The only criticism I can think of is that the last 25% of the film definitely loses a bit of the momentum that was built up, but this is still easily my favorite film of the year.
Mid90s - 10/10
Shoplifters - 10/10 : A masterclass in humanism. Every single character is fleshed out to the point where it feels like you've known them for years. The perfect mix of ambiguity & realism. Kore-eda's best film, and that's obviously saying a lot. I could've watched 5 more hours of Shoplifters.
First Reformed - 9/10
The Death Of Stalin - 9/10
Summer 1993 - 9/10
Black Klansman - 9/10
They Shall Not Grow Old - 9/10
Damsel - 9/10 : My 'Hidden Gem' suggestion of the year. I went in completely blind for this movie and was blown away. Really goes into directions you don't expect, nice twists. Looks great. Mia Wasikowska is a total badass & Robert Pattinson plays an endearing doofus perfectly. You really feel for the guy. Surprisingly dark comedy. Really caps off a great year for Westerns. Easily stuck in my Top 10 throughout the entire year.
First Man - 9/10
Wildlife - 9/10 : Carey Mulligan & Jake Gyllenhaal both deserve awards attention for this movie. Just a perfect snapshot of rural 1960s America that you don't see often in movies. Feels more like a documentary than a movie at times. We were really spoiled with directorial debuts this year but Paul Dano had the most impactful one. I really want to watch this again without a shitty audience. Also, Bill Camp plays a creepy rich guy in a way only he can.
Loveless - 8/10
Leave No Trace - 8/10
Custody - 8/10 - The tension in this movie is pretty much indescribable. Didn't want to move from my seat after it ended. It reminded me a lot of Leviathan or Graduation. European 'real-life' cinema at its finest. Depressing in all the right ways, I guess.
Eighth Grade - 8/10
Blindspotting - 8/10
Thoroughbreds - 8/10
A Star Is Born - 8/10 : Great directing debut by Cooper. Awards-worthy performances by all 3 leads. Solid all around. Not much to say except it did everything well. I could definitely see this becoming a movie that reddit hates/calls overrated after it wins Best Picture though. It just fits that mold perfectly.
Disobedience - 8/10
Isle Of Dogs - 8/10
Lean On Pete - 8/10
Mission Impossible: Fallout - 8/10
The Sisters Brothers - 8/10 : This movie could've used more scenes with Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal but that's my only nitpick. Really good Western.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post - 8/10
Beast - 8/10
Beautiful Boy - 8/10 : Insanely good performance by Timothee Chalamet, my pick for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Really believable, deep look into dependence & addiction. Amazon fucked up the release (because of course it did), so it won't get the credit it deserved. Steve Carell was pretty distracting in this though, he's had a pretty rough year.
Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse - 8/10 : Best comic book movie of year, for sure. Really unique, funny, well-written, relevant. Had a smile on my face the whole time. Sony's got a real winner here and I wouldn't mind 3-4 more of these. Less Emoji Movie, more Spiderverse. Rooting for this or Isle of Dogs to win the Oscar. I'd be happy with either. Both are a big step above Incredibles 2.
A Private War - 8/10
American Animals - 8/10
Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 8/10
Journey's End - 8/10
Green Book - 8/10 : It's weird seeing how much backlash this movie has gotten in the past couple months. Seems like there's a new controversy surrounding it every few weeks. Mortensen & Ali put in great performances and the story is solid. Pulls at your heart strings but never feels too manipulative. Yeah it feels obviously too clean & polished at times, but it's a solid movie.
A Quiet Place - 8/10
Free Solo - 8/10 : Sweaty Palms: The Movie. Perfectly tense. You never really understand/relate to the main subject of the documentary but I think that adds to the charm of it. Watching a achievement so mindblowing on the big screen was really worth it.
Hearts Beat Loud - 8/10
McQueen - 8/10
Love, Simon - 8/10
In The Fade - 8/10
In Between - 8/10
The Rider - 7/10 : When using amateur actor goes right. Really grounded, beautiful, believable neo-Western.
Old Man & The Gun - 7/10
You Were Never Really Here - 7/10
Foxtrot - 7/10
Goldstone - 7/10 : The Australian Wind River. Great crime-drama that keeps you engaged from start to finish. Unique setting, great characters.
Upgrade - 7/10
Overlord - 7/10
The Guilty - 7/10
What They Had - 7/10 : Solid character-driven family-drama with an awesome performance from Michael Shannon. The dialogue reminded me a bit of Aaron Sorkin. Taissa Farmiga is great.
Game Night - 7/10
Black Panther - 7/10
Ready Player One - 7/10
Avengers: Infinity War - 7/10
The Cakemaker - 7/10
The Insult - 7/10
Creed II - 7/10
Tully - 7/10
Deadpool 2 - 7/10
Support the Girls - 7/10
Solo: A Star Wars Story - 7/10
Incredibles 2 - 7/10
Searching - 7/10
Vice - 7/10 : Most disappointing movie of the year for me. This was all over the place and unfocused. Adam McKay tried to do way too much and it really backfired. The narration was sloppy and the actual story jumped around too much, it was impossible to focus in. He tried to replicate the lighting-in-a-bottle he caught with The Big Short but it didn't work out at all. Christian Bale was great but that's about it. I was really hyped for this but walked out underwhelmed.
Boy Erased - 7/10
Colette - 7/10
Crazy Rich Asians - 7/10
Widows - 7/10
Vox Lux - 7/10 : There's a reallllly good film hidden in here somewhere. Brady Corbet & Lol Crowley are absolutely a director & cinematographer to watch out for. They did some really 'out-there' and risky stuff with this one and a lot of it landed really well (...some not so much). It's just the ending that completely deflated the movie, and some awkward pacing throughout. This had the potential of a 9/10, just completely ruined with the ending. Could've used some more editing/cutting.
Mary, Queen of Scots - 7/10
Unsane - 7/10
A Fantastic Woman - 7/10
The Night Eats The World - 7/10 : Fresh take on the zombie genre. It's more about survival than actual zombie fighting, which I really liked. It's how I imagine a world-ending zombie apocalypse would actually go. It's a real slow-burn so it's definitely not for everyone. Not much actually happens for most of the movie.
Bumblebee - 7/10
Chappaquiddick - 7/10
Adrift - 7/10
Bag Of Marbles - 7/10
Puzzle - 7/10
Three Identical Strangers - 7/10
The Wife - 7/10
Instant Family - 7/10
Red Sparrow - 7/10 : I actually don't think this was as bad as most other people thought. Jennifer Lawrence puts in a great performance and I'm a sucker for Cold War-era spy-thrillers. The biggest problem was the runtime. This really needed to be cut down by at least 20 minutes, preferably even 30 minutes. There is absolutely no excuse for this movie being almost 2.5 hours.
Tag - 7/10
After Auschwitz - 7/10
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - 6/10 : I went into it expecting to be blown away but it was just kind of a middling biopic with 2 great performances. Nothing really stood out and the characters really didn't evolve much. One of the more disappointing movies of the year for me, based on all the buzz it had.
Aquaman - 6/10
Ben Is Back - 6/10
Flower - 6/10
Paddington 2 - 6/10 : Mods pls don't ban for the low score. It was fine, the hype is a bit overstated to me though. Cute/10
Den Of Thieves - 6/10
The Front Runner - 6/10
Back To Burgundy - 6/10 : If you've always wanted to know the inner-workings of France's wine-industry mixed with intense family-drama, this is the movie for you.
Bad Times at the El Royale - 6/10
Tomb Raider - 6/10
The Mule - 6/10: Clint Eastwood Scowls & Growls: The Movie
7 Days In Entebbe - 6/10
1945 - 6/10
Anna & the Apocalypse - 6/10 : I'm not usually a fan of musicals but this was decent. The songs are catchy and the characters are likeable. The practical effects were convincing and still was a well-made, bright, zombie movie.
Alpha - 6/10
On Chesil Beach - 6/10
Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool - 6/10
Pacific Rim: Uprising - 6/10
The Third Murder - 6/10 : Needlessly convoluted. Way too many twists & turns. The plot gets very sloppy. It went from 'solid legal thriller' to 'messy & unfocused' really quickly. Again, a movie that needed to be a lot shorter. Surprisingly weak for Hirokazu Kore-eda.
The Seagull - 6/10
Blockers - 6/10
Christopher Robin - 6/10
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - 6/10
Ant-Man & The Wasp - 5/10
Sorry To Bother You - 5/10
At Eternity's Gate - 5/10 : Willem Dafoe was awesome in this but it doesn't have much else going for it. It was way too artsy for it's own good. Felt like an off-brand Terrence Malick film. This feels too mean, but I actually liked the trailer a lot more than the movie itself.
Oh Lucy! - 5/10
Beirut - 5/10
Hotel Artemis - 5/10
Mortal Engines - 5/10 : The special effects in this were actually really good but it's brought down by a very predictable, by-the-numbers, generic story. Really hammy & distracting performance by Hugo Weaving. The dialogue is laughably bad and the stars are forgettable.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure - 5/10
Rampage - 5/10
Death Wish - 5/10
The Equalizer 2 - 5/10
The Meg - 5/10 : You get what you pay for. Jason Statham fights a shark, cheesy one-liners and cliche characters follow. It's an okay movie if you don't care too much and don't ask any questions. The definition of a Redbox movie, really.
Operation Finale - 5/10
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 4/10
Final Portrait - 4/10
Sicario 2 - 4/10
Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot - 4/10 : This was a sloppy mess. Really low-tier Van Sant. The only redeeming factor was Jonah Hill. Probably the most underrated performance of the year, absolutely awards worthy. Comparable to Claire Foy in First Man. It didn't get any recognition because the rest of the movie sucked and Amazon sucks at releasing/promoting movies. Disappointing.
The Girl in Spider's Web - 4/10
Bohemian Rhapsody - 4/10
The Little Stranger - 4/10 : This is a great movie if you want to take a nap. Absolute snooze-fest, slow, gothic-lite, non-thriller. The highlight was being completely alone at a 7:00 PM opening night showing at my local theater's biggest room (200+ seats). That's always fun. The redeeming factors are the set designs & Ruth Wilson.
Annihilation - 3/10
Mary & The Witch's Flower - 3/10
The Party - 3/10
Early Man - 3/10
12 Strong - 3/10 : I was honestly expecting something better based on the cast alone but this is really just a glorified Army recruitment ad. Really felt heavy-handed and unrealistic. Pointless movie.
Skyscraper - 3/10
The Commuter - 3/10
Leisure Seeker - 3/10
Gringo - 3/10
Arizona - 3/10 : Five years too late. Godawful script and the violence is really off-putting for some reason. I don't usually mind gratuitous violence, but this was awkward/unnecessary.
Gemini - 3/10
Submission - 3/10
L'Amant Double - 3/10
Humor Me - 3/10
Bye Bye Germany - 3/10
Uncle Drew - 3/10 : Who knew that an entire feature-length film based on a bad commercial would result in a sub-par, uninspired, sell-out product?
The Catcher Was A Spy - 2/10
Venom - 2/10
Winchester - 2/10
Boundaries - 2/10
Mile 22 - 2/10
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald - 2/10: It looked good I guess? The only real positive. It spends way too much time on characters we don't care about, love triangles that are irrelevant to the main arc, and pointless storylines. Feels like we start at Point A, and 2+ hours later we are still at Point A. Nothing really happens, whole movie feels like lame sequelbait. This franchise took a real bad turn, tough to see how it can recover.
Nostalgia - 2/10
Ocean's 8 - 2/10 : Winner of 2018's "Most Unnecessary Sequel' Award. It was in a very close race with Sicario 2.
A Wrinkle In Time - 2/10
The Predator - 1/10 : The best description for this movie: Gross & awkward. All the jokes feel dated and overcooked. Feels like 20 people contributed to the script. The character are all super unlikeable and everything reeks of studio interference. Shane Black can do a lot better than this. Really disappointing follow-up to The Nice Guys.
Happy End - 1/10
Let The Sunshine In - 1/10
15:17 To Paris - 0/10
Proud Mary - 0/10 : Undisputed worst film of the year for me. This was really amateur film making. Shit script, shit direction, horrendous acting. They straight up re-used some shots several times. Action scenes feel like a John Wick movie made by a freshman college student on a $1000 budget, and that college student also happened to be blind. I regret spending $11.00 on this so much. I don't know what I was thinking.
The Misandrists - N/A - Walked out after ~10 minutes. No Score.
The Ballad Of Lefty Brown - N/A - Walked out after ~30 minutes. No Score.
Notable movies that I haven't seen yet but will see in the next few weeks:
  • 22 July
  • Burning
  • Border
  • Capernaum
  • Cargo
  • Cold War
  • Destroyer
  • Hale County: This Morning, This Evening
  • The House That Jack Built
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Minding the Gap
  • On The Basis of Sex
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Stan & Ollie
Movies that I saw outside of theaters, not included in the list:
  • Roma - 9/10
  • Private Life - 9/10
  • The Night Comes For Us - 8/10
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7/10
  • Kindergarten Teacher - 7/10
  • Outlaw King - 6/10
  • Apostle - 6/10
  • Bird Box - 4/10
  • Hold The Dark - 3/10
Movies that I saw in theaters in 2018, but are not included in the list due to original release date:
  • Phantom Thread - 9/10
  • Hostiles - 9/10
  • I, Tonya - 8/10
  • Molly's Game - 8/10
  • The Post - 6/10
So that's that, no complaints about this year, solid all-around. Looking forward to 2019. My wallet is not.
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2018.11.11 19:54 hombregato A list of 2018 movies with RT's Avg Critic Rating and IMDB scores averaged out.

Someone posted earlier today with a "What movies have I missed this year?" that was removed. I was about to leave this as a comment but since that's gone, it might be useful as its own post.
Each year I gradually update a what-to-watch list that averages the Avg Critic Score on Rottentomatoes and the IMDB scores given by audiences.
As an aside, doing this each year has revealed some patterns, but I'll just share the most important one:
Film festival fare and socially contentious films are prone to early positivity. Their scores almost always go down over time, not up. High for their festival debut, high-ish when a wider net is cast for critics, somewhat lowered when the core audience gets to them in limited release, lowered still as they open wider, and considerably lower when they hit streaming and everyone's catching up on things they heard good things about. So with that in mind, take movies that just opened or have yet to open wide with a grain of salt. They will likely slip downward in the coming months. Some movies even cracked the top 20, then fell completely off the list as I updated it.
(Wasn't sure if I should include a standup comedy special, but the numbers have held high, so I'm leaving it there. Foxtrot and Loveless are from last year's awards circuit, but didn't come out in the U.S. until this year. Not even as a wider-release-in-January thing. Some foreign films here might follow the same pattern in 2019.)
Remember, they are only numbers. Your favorite 2018 film might not register, but that doesn't make it less awesome. Mine (so far) just barely made the list.
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2018.09.19 18:57 mi-16evil Every video game tie-in for a Blank Check film (Part 3 - Steven Spielberg through Kathryn Bigelow)

Part 1, Part 2

This is part three of my coverage of every video game tie-in for a film covered on Blank Check, this time all 2017 episodes, aka from Split to The Post. For properties like say Batman I'm only including games based on a specific film like Batman Begins but ignoring off-shoots like say Batman: Arkham Asylum. Also list is in order of podcast episode release. I'm not going through Blankie Awards so if there's weird ones covered there let me know. Let's do this.
* = check comments for footnote



The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Playstation, Saturn)
Premise: Sidescroller where you play as either various humans or various dinosaurs going through killing other dinos. What other sidescroller lets you play as a full sized T-Rex? Plus an original score by Michael Giacchino who would go on to score Jurassic World.
Available on: PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Game Rankings Ratings: (PS) 59.67%, (SS) 60%
Video: long play, 2hrs
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Genesis)
Premise: Top down shooter where you play as a unarmed human in a dope hat trying to stop poachers while also fighting off dinos in order to escape the island.
Available on: Sega Genesis
Game Rankings Ratings: (SG) 60%
Video: long play, 3hr30mins
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (arcade game)
Premise: Light gun arcade rail shooter where you mow down dinosaurs, fight big boss dinos, and lose so many quarters as Third Eye Blind plays on the radio.
Available on: Arcade
Game Rankings Ratings: N/A
Video: long play, 25mins
Premise: Billed as sequel to Lost World, an extremely ambitious first person shooter that tried to implement realistic animation, controls, and graphics but ended up going far over budget and shipped out as a broken mess. Even was directed by Spielberg and features Attenborough and Minnie Driver in voice roles. Has been modded to a playable state by fans but is a fairly infamous if noble flop.
Available on: Windows
Game Rankings Ratings: (PC) 56.64%
Video: let's play, 26mins



Saving Private Ryan


A.I. Artificial Intelligence


Minority Report

Minority Report: Everybody Runs
Premise: Third person beat-em up where you play as John Anderton (who in the game is voiced by and looks like Clancy Brown) punching everyone who stands in the way of you proving your innocence.
Available on: PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Game Rankings Ratings: (PS2) 52.87%, (XB) 55.87%, (GC) 53.53%
Video: long play, 3hr47mins

Catch Me If You Can


Blank Check


The Terminal


War of the Worlds




Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (video game)
Premise: Sidescrolling, action-adventure platformer where you play as Tintin fighting pirates, sleathing around, and solving puzzles in a 2.5D style.
Available on: PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Game Rankings Ratings: (Wii) 46%, (Xbox 360) 64.7%, (PS3) 64.6%
Video: preview, 15mins

War Horse




Bridge of Spies








Wonder Woman


The Book of Henry








Batman Begins

Batman Begins (video game)
Premise: Third person stealth/beat 'em up where you play as Batman and try to use intimidation, fear, and stealth to subdue your enemies. Features for the time audacious AI based stealth and the complete cast of the film as the voice cast. Not perfect but it's fun to threaten baddies through Bale Batman voice.
Available on: PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
Game Rankings Ratings: (Xbox) 67.20%, (PS2) 65.63%, (GC) 66.74%
Video: long play, 4hr30mins

The Prestige


The Dark Knight




The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (video game)
Premise: Third person beat'em up/stealth game where you play as Batman or Catwoman beating up thugs and solving crimes. Honestly this is just a low-res version of the Arkham games but with TDKR story and characters. Still impressive for how well it runs on 6 year old mobile platforms.
Available on: Android, iOS
Game Rankings Ratings: (iOS) 74.44%
Video: long play, 20mins


Interstellar (video game)
Premise: Build solar systems and then explore them via the Endurance. Has low graphics but tries to use realistic things like fuel, gravity, and travel distance.
Available on: Android, iOS
Game Rankings Ratings: (iOS) 50%
Video: long play, 6mins



The Devil Wears Prada


The Loveless


Near Dark


Blue Steel


Point Break


Strange Days


The Weight of Water


K-19: The Widowmaker


The Hurt Locker


Zero Dark Thirty




Justice League


Lost in Space


The Last Jedi


The Post

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2018.04.18 16:26 autotldr Cannes 2018: Denis Villeneuve, Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux And More Join Competition Jury Led By President Cate Blanchett

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The Cannes Film Festival has set its competition jury under president Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett.
Director-writer-producer Ava DuVernay recently directed Disney's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time and champions women and filmmakers of color with her collective ARRAY. Kristen Stewart is regular at Cannes, having starred in many films that played at the fest including On the Road, Personal Shopper and Clouds of Sils Maria.
Internationally renowned and Academy Award-winning director Denis Villeneuve recently directed Blade Runner 2049 as well as numerous films such as Sicario and Arrival.
Chen is known for her role in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and most recently appeared in Forever Young by Fangfang Li. French activist filmmaker Robert Guédiguian recently directed The House by the Sea and Burundian songwriter Khadja Nin is known for her albums which are a mix of occidental pop music, African and afro-cuban rhythms.
Russian director Andreï Zvyagintsev is known for many films including Loveless which won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Festival de Cannes, and was among the nominees at the Golden Globe and 90th Academy Awards.
Everybody Knows from director Asghar Farhadi will serve as the opening night film while the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure Solo: A Star Wars Story will also make its world premiere at the festival.
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2018.03.05 03:47 BlankVerse A Fantastic Woman wins best foreign language film at Oscars 2018 The Chilean drama, featuring transgender actor Daniela Vega, prevailed at the Academy Awards over Swedish entry The Square and Russian drama Loveless

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2018.03.03 09:29 thefeedbot Russian Movie 'Loveless' Wins French Cezar Award as Best Foreign Film

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2018.02.17 15:31 READMYSHIT 40 Days of Film - Day 25: The Boss Baby [Spoilers] February 16, 2018

Due to availability issues the schedule has been altered for the remainder of the race. For titles unavailable now, they have been moved to a later date. If by those dates the titles still are unavailable, they will be replaced with a nominee not included in the schedule.
Over the next 40 Days OscarsDeathRace are hosting a viewing marathon in the run up to the 90th Academy Award Ceremony. This series aims to promote a discussion of this year's nominees and gives subscribers a chance to weigh in on what they've seen. For more information on what we're going to be watching, have a look at the 40 Days of Film thread. For a full list of this year's nominations have a look here and for their availability check this out.
Yesterday's Film was Loveless
Today's film is The Boss Baby. Tomorrow's film will be Strong Island.
Film: The Boss Baby
Director: Tom McGrath
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel
Trailer: Trailer Metacritic: 52
Rotten Tomatoes: 50
Nomination Categories: Animated Feature
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2018.02.15 11:38 READMYSHIT 40 Days of Film - Day 24: Loveless [Spoilers] February 15, 2018

Over the next 40 Days OscarsDeathRace are hosting a viewing marathon in the run up to the 90th Academy Award Ceremony. This series aims to promote a discussion of this year's nominees and gives subscribers a chance to weigh in on what they've seen. For more information on what we're going to be watching, have a look at the 40 Days of Film thread. For a full list of this year's nominations have a look here and for their availability check this out.
Yesterday's Film was Molly's Game
Today's film is Loveless. Tomorrow's film will be The Post.
Film: Loveless
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov
Trailer: trailer Metacritic: 90
Rotten Tomatoes: 93
Nomination Categories: Foreign Language Film
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2018.02.14 12:52 READMYSHIT 40 Days of Film - Day 23: Molly's Game [Spoilers] February 14, 2018

Over the next 40 Days OscarsDeathRace are hosting a viewing marathon in the run up to the 90th Academy Award Ceremony. This series aims to promote a discussion of this year's nominees and gives subscribers a chance to weigh in on what they've seen. For more information on what we're going to be watching, have a look at the 40 Days of Film thread. For a full list of this year's nominations have a look here and for their availability check this out.
Yesterday's Film was Icarus
Today's film is Molly's Game.
Tomorrow's film will be Loveless.
Film: Molly's Game
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
Trailer: trailer
Metacritic: 71
Rotten Tomatoes: 81
Nomination Categories: Adapted Screenplay
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2018.01.23 16:54 READMYSHIT The Academy Awards: 40 Days of Film - Schedule

The 90th Academy Awards Nominees were announced today and as discussed, we're going to schedule viewings here on Oscar Death Race to follow the run up to the ceremony. Each day a different film will be scheduled and a thread discussing each film will be made. For the short film categories I've compounded them each into a single day on the calendar.
If for some reason a particular film on the schedule isn't easily available to view by its date in the calendar, we can swap it out for another film on the list. I've tried to fit as many films into the calendar as possible.
Viewing & Discussion Schedule 2018:
If anyone sees any problems with my schedule please let me know.
If you need help finding films please refer to our previous shortlist thread
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2018.01.23 15:36 READMYSHIT The Nominees are out.

So the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were released this morning. What are people's thoughts? Anything that has surprised you? I'll be putting together a rota for viewing these this afternoon and we'll schedule the next month for the sub.
Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Animated Feature Film
Costume Design
Documentary (Feature)
Documentary (Short Subject)
Film Editing
Foreign Language Film
Makeup and Hairstyling
Music (Original Score)
Music (Original Song)
Production Design
Short Film (Animated)
Short Film (Live Action)
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Visual Effects
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Original Screenplay)
OscarsDeathRace will be holding a 40 Days of Film marathon from today until the ceremony. Find more details here.
If you need help finding films please refer to our previous shortlist thread
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2018.01.23 15:15 Ameriggio «Нелюбовь» (Loveless) got nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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2018.01.10 01:50 autotldr 'Mudbound' Gives American Society of Cinematographers Its First-Ever Female Film Nominee

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For the first time in the 32-year history of its awards, the American Society of Cinematographers has nominated a woman in the feature-film category.
The ASC has nominated women for television in the past, but Morrison is the first to be honored in the theatrical feature category, whose nominees go on to receive Oscar nominations about 80 percent of the time.
Delbonnel has four previous nominations with one win, while Hoytema has one previous nomination without winning.
The five nominees are all considered strong candidates for Oscar nominations, along with Vittorio Storaro for "Wonder Wheel," Janusz Kaminski for "The Post," Paul Thomas Anderson for "Phantom Thread" and Ben Davis for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," among others.
Nominees for the Spotlight Award, which goes to films without wide distribution in the U.S., went to the cinematographers of two films shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, "On Body and Soul" and "Loveless," as well as the Estonian film "November."
In the television categories, nominees in the non-commercial television category included two episodes of "Game of Thrones" and single episodes of "The Man in the High Castle," "The Crown" and "Outlander." Commercial-TV nominees were "Legion," "The Originals," "Gotham" and two episodes of "12 Monkeys."
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2018.01.08 01:44 mi-16evil /r/movies Official 2018 Golden Globes Discussion Thread

Welcome to the /movies official Golden Globes thread.
Before commenting, a few things to note:
Tonight's Nominees:
Best Picture, Drama
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - winner
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Get Out
  • The Greatest Showman
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird - winner
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
  • Jessica Chastain – Molly's Game
  • Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - winner
  • Meryl Streep – The Post
  • Michelle Williams – All the Money in the World
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
  • Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
  • Tom Hanks – The Post
  • Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour - winner
  • Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
  • Judi Dench – Victoria & Abdul
  • Helen Mirren – The Leisure Seeker
  • Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird - winner
  • Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
  • Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
  • Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
  • James Franco – The Disaster Artist - winner
  • Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name
  • Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - winner
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
  • Hong Chau – Downsizing
  • Allison Janney – I, Tonya - winner
  • Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water
Best Director of a Motion Picture
  • Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water - winner
  • Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  • Ridley Scott – All the Money in the World
  • Steven Spielberg – The Post
Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture
  • Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
  • Liz Hannah & Josh Singer – The Post
  • Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - winner
  • Aaron Sorkin – Molly's Game
Best Animated Feature Film
  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco - winner
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent
Best Foreign Language Film
  • A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  • First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
  • In the Fade (Germany/France) - winner
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)
Best Original Score for a Motion Picture
  • Carter Burwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water - winner
  • Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
  • John Williams – The Post
  • Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk
Best Original Song for a Motion Picture
  • "Home" (Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, and Nick Monson) – Ferdinand
  • "Mighty River" (Raphael Saadiq, Mary J. Blige, and Taura Stinson) – Mudbound
  • "Remember Me" (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) – Coco
  • "The Star" (Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman) – The Star
  • "This Is Me" (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) – The Greatest Showman - winner
The Golden Globes begin at 8pm Eastern time on ABC.
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2017.12.27 23:26 READMYSHIT Academy Awards 2018 Predictions and Shortlist Megathread

Please see the Piracy Megathread for updates.
Please comment below with any screeners or ways of viewing the films.
If you're looking for some odds for the winners in each category, go have a look at Golden Derby..
please comment below or pm me with any additional screeners you come across OR if you believe a screener that has been listed is broken, bad quality or if there's a better one available.
OscarsDeathRace will be holding a 40 Days of Film marathon from today until the ceremony. Find more details here.
A full discussion of this year's nominations is available here.
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2017.12.22 22:42 rkeaney What were your top 10 films of 2017? Here are mine[corresponding video essay in post].

My Top 10 Films of 2017
Today I’ll be counting down my top 10 films of 2017. This is something I always agonise over. As with every year, many of the awards contenders for 2017 such as Three Billboards, Lady Bird, Loveless, The Square and The Shape Of Water won’t be released in Ireland till early 2018 which means in turn, some of the best films I saw this year might have been released elsewhere in 2016. Nevertheless, here’s my top 10 films of the year according to Irish and UK release dates.
10)The Handmaiden
I’d been eagerly awaiting master South Korean director, Park Chan Wook’s ‘Handmaiden’ for months so when it was finally released this April I jumped at the opportunity to see it. For fans of Park’s previous films like his masterpiece, Oldboy and more recently his highly underrated Stoker, this is a must watch. This Korean rendition of Sarah Waters’ novel, Fingersmith is evoked to great effect. The film has stunning twists and turns, gorgeous production design and the always sumptuous cinematography we’ve come to expect from the director’s frequent collaborator, cinematographer Chung-Hoon Chung who in addition to working on the vast majority of Park’s previous work, shot the horror blockbuster, IT this year. Park continues to enthrall and push boundaries in his work, bringing the period to life in stunning fashion. I’ll be rewatching The Handmaiden the next chance I get.
9)The Salesman
‘The Salesman’ is the latest from another master filmmaker, Iranian Asghar Farhadi, Academy award winning director of A Separation and The Past. This oscar winning film is another perfect example of his ability to take everyday situational drama and construct a thrilling, suspenseful narrative from it. Reuniting with actor, Shahab Hosseini who stole every scene he was in in A Separation, Farhadi tells a story of the clash between Iranian tradition and western ideas. Hosseini is once again, captivating as the protagonist acting in a rendition of The Death of a Salesman, when he and his wife/ acting partner, played brilliantly by Tarneh Alidootsi from Farhadi’s About Elly, are forced to leave their home and move into a place owned by a friend of a friend, tensions run high and their safety is called into question. Iranian cinema is some of the most exciting in the world, for the uninitiated, The Salesman is a brilliant introduction.
8)Baby Driver
‘Baby Driver’ was some of the best fun I’ve had in the cinema all year. Directed by Edgar Wright famous for his Cornetto Trilogy including cult classic, Shaun Of The Dead, Baby Driver sees Wright taking his strong action sensibilities evident in his previous work and making them the centrepiece of this heist action caper. Some criticisms I’ve heard aimed at Baby Driver is that it’s over-directed and that the music video like rhythm to the film can become tiresome. I had the opposite reaction, the film is an exciting and deliriously entertaining love letter to american cinema featuring a charismatic breakthrough performance by Ansel Elgort. Wright is on top form with visual gags, spot on choreography and a fantastic soundtrack making ‘Baby Driver’ a seriously entertaining ride.
7)Call Me By Your Name
I reviewed ‘Call Me By Your Name’ in some detail a few weeks back which you can see by clicking on the link below. However, I will say Luca Guadagnino’s oscar hopeful is a beautiful and stunningly shot portrayal of summer and adolescent heartache that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Timothee Chalamet is a revelation in a star making turn as is the terrific Armie Hammer. The film is a bit long but it certainly serves the story and the deep connection we form with the main characters. With a number of standout scenes, unforgettable music and a beautifully realised ending Call Me By Your Name is definitely one of the best of 2017.
6)Manchester By The Sea
Another film that was released in 2016 elsewhere and has completed its awards run, I finally got the chance to see Manchester by the Sea in February. The film features, and I say this without hyperbole, one of the best and most affecting acting performances I have ever seen in Casey Affleck’s portrayal of a broken man suffering a huge loss. Without ruining the progression of the plot I’ll just say that the film so deftly swings between hilarious moments and heartbreaking ones that it’s one of the most human and emotional films I saw this year. Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges are great in their supporting roles, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea is a beautiful film.
5)Blade Runner 2049
Only a filmmaker like the ridiculously talented and prolific Denis Villeneuve could take a property like Ridley Scott’s iconic sci fi masterpiece Blade Runner and arguably improve upon it. After last year’s beautiful Arrival, not to mention his other incredible work from the past few years, Villeneuve creates a stunning and spectacular experience with Blade Runner 2049. Ryan Gosling is a dominating screen presence as K, Harrison Ford gives one of his best performances in years and Ana De Armas steals the show as Joi. Villeneuve has really outdone himself, almost every scene seems instantly iconic but the Sea Wall fight scene at the film’s climax is a suspenseful and thrilling technical marvel. Hans Zimmer delivers a brilliant score even though replacing Arrival’s composer Johan Johansson at the last minute. Every single component of the film could be lauded at length, from Roger Deakins’ achingly beautiful cinematography to the brilliantly authentic costume and production design Blade Runner 2049 is almost certainly a future sci-fi classic.
4)A Ghost Story
I spoke briefly about A Ghost Story in my previous video on the top 10 underseen movies of 2017 which you can check out by clicking on the link below. To add to what I said before, A Ghost Story manages to use its initially silly sounding premise to comment upon the idea of Time, transience and life itself. Despite its slow start that comments upon these themes effectively but may put off some, David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is a poignant and heart achingly beautiful film.
3)La La Land
‘La La Land’, Damien Chazelle’s follow up to his stunning second film, ‘Whiplash’ has taken a lot of flack since its initial acclaim upon release. Many people like to point out that the film is unoriginal because it borrows heavily from Hollywood golden age musicals and isn’t as good as the hype would have you believe. I completely disagree. La La Land is an audacious and gorgeous film, with an extremely addictive soundtrack composed by Justin Hurwitz and terrific performances from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling the film rightfully deserves the praise accolades heaped upon it. It’s a love letter to the unabashed enthusiasm of classic Hollywood that works as homage whilst being a terrific original piece in its own right. Despite being full of memorable scenes and a gorgeously realised ending, my favourite moment would have to be the awe inspiring one shot A Lovely Night in which Sebastian and Mia walk and talk, sing and dance with the beautiful backdrop of a LA sunset. Linus Sandgren’s cinematography is one of the biggest sellers of the film, photographing the beautiful locations and set designs evocatively but Damien Chazelle’s effortless directorial flair and vision are what truly makes La La Land a modern classic.
2)The Florida Project
As before, I reviewed The Florida Project a few weeks back which you can view by clicking on the link below. Sean Baker’s follow up to Tangerine is a delicate and humanistic look at childhood and the beauty possible even in the most dire of situations. Brooklyn Prince is brilliant and hilarious in the lead role and Willem Dafoe gives an empathetic, oscar calibre performance as the motel manager Bobbie. Baker’s direction of the largely untrained cast is inspiring and his directorial choices ensure that you fall in love with the characters on screen. Because of this, the utterly heart wrenching finale that is by turns upsetting, beautiful and poetic in its execution is breathtakingly effective. If you haven’t already, I implore you to seek out The Florida Project and bring tissues.
Though any of the above films could be shuffled to be higher or lower on the list, Moonlight was my favourite cinema experience of the year. The best picture winner is a subtle, intoxicating and stunningly crafted film. Following the coming of age of Chiron through three different points in his life, Moonlight conveys the societal pressure of growing up as gay in a poor neighbourhood. The relationship between Chiron and Juan (Mahershala Ali’s oscar winning role) is affecting and deeply human. It’s a fitting testament to Barry Jenkins empathetic storytelling abilities that he can make a relationship between a young boy and his mother’s drug dealer a beautiful narrative anchor point. The cinematography is a feast for the eyes, fittingly portraying the poetic source of the film’s title: In moonlight, black boy’s look blue. As with many of my favourite films this year, the ending is perfect, the film never resorts to melodrama or cliche and in doing so takes smaller moments and draws authenticity and humanity from them. On top of the father-son like relationship between Chiron and Juan, Chiron’s relationship with Kevin is deeply moving and involving. All three actors who portray Chiron throughout the film are fantastic but his third and final incarnation played by Trevante Rhodes is so good that you can’t take your eyes off him. In Rhodes’ portrayal of a vulnerable and sensitive young man whose hidden under his bulked up exterior, his physical performance works as a visual metaphor for the character as a whole, a scared little boy trying to be tough. Barry Jenkins’ direction and the classically influenced beauty that is Nicholas Britell’s score take a young man’s life and give it the emotional resonance of a greek tragedy. Moonlight is a masterpiece that lives up to the hype.
That concludes my Top 10, 2017 was an extremely strong year for film, which I’m sure will be even more apparent to me once I get around to seeing the oscar contenders in the new year. Here’s some Honourable Mentions:
Logan Raw Wind River Jackie Mother!
Post your Top 10s for 2017 in the comments, I’d love to see them.
My Top 10 Films of 2017
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2017.11.15 15:34 ProbablyStillAsleep [RESOURCE] 2017 Awards Season Screenplays

Figured it might be useful to have all the FYC screenplays in one place, since a few have popped up in requests. As always, these are for educational purposes only and may be removed by the respective studios at any time. Will update as more become available (will be marked by "[NEW"]) but for now...
A24 [NEW] (thanks @ Osborne_Coxx for these!)
20th Century Fox [NEW]
Bleeker Street
Focus Features
Fox Searchlight
Global Digital Releasing [NEW]
Sony Pictures Classics [NEW]
STX Entertainment [NEW]
Universal Pictures [NEW]
Warner Bros [NEW]
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2017.10.15 00:46 Sampk2014 London Film Festival: Andrey Zvyagintsev's 'Loveless' Wins Top Prize

2:30 PM PDT 10/14/2017
Alex Ritman
The ceremony also saw Paul Greengrass honored with the BFI Fellowship.
Loveless, Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's poetry tragedy that first bowed in Cannes, has won the best film award in the BFI London Film Festival's official

Andrey #Festival #Film #London #Loveless #Prize #Top #Wins #Zvyagintsevs
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2017.10.03 05:15 Iglianwastaken MMW: The 2018 Oscars Nominees and Winners

I'm basing these off of previous winners at the oscars and the trends they followed, awards won at festivals this year, and current reviews. Apologies if the formatting is a bit shit, I haven't posted on reddit in a while and I'm not used to big posts like this. If anyone would like any explanations, feel free to comment down below, I'd love to have a chat.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water
Call Me By Your Name
Phantom Thread
Lady Bird
Darkest Hour
The Florida Project
The Post
Molly’s Game
Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
Daniel Day Lewis - Phantom Thread
James Franco - The Disaster Artist
Timothée Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Jessica Chastain - Molly’s Game
Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Armie Hammer - Call Me By Your Name
Mark Rylance - Dunkirk
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Micheal Shannon - The Shape of Water
Holly Hunter - The Big Sick
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Hong Chau - Downsizing
Melissa Leo - Novitate
Brooklyn Prince - The Florida Project
Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water
Aaron Sorkin - Molly’s Game
Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Paul Thomas Anderson - Phantom Thread
The Big Sick
Get Out
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water
The Post
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly's Game
The Breadwinner
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
The Lego Batman Movie
Loving Vincent
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread
The Lost City of Z
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Blade Runner 2049
The Greatest Showman
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Darkest Hour
The Beguiled
Phantom Thread
The Greatest Showman
Blade Runner 2049
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water
War for the Planet of the Apes
The Post
Darkest Hour
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Get Out
The Post
Blade Runner 2049
Baby Driver
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Baby Driver
The Shape of Water
Blade Runner 2049
The Greatest Showman
Chile - Fantastic Woman
Russia - Loveless
Sweden - The Square
France - BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Germany - In The Fade
Cries from Syria
The Final Year
City of Ghosts
“It Ain’t Fair” - Detroit
“Come Alive” - The Greatest Showman
“Evermore” - Beauty and the Beast
“Truth to Power” - An Inconvenient Sequel
“Stand Up for Something” - Marshall
I think I might've missed one or two categories, but they're minor technical ones so it doesn't really matter.
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2017.09.22 05:21 AutoNewspaperAdmin [World] - Russia nominates award-winning ‘Loveless’ as its best foreign film Oscar entry Russia Today

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'11 Cycles Of E' from the LOVELESS Soundtrack 'The Song' from the LOVELESS Soundtrack Loveless (Deutschland, Frankreich, Russland 2017) - YouTube LOVELESS  Official US Trailer HD (2017) - YouTube Loveless - YouTube Lorde  Hard Feelings/Loveless (Lyrics) Loveless - YouTube LOVELESS  Trailer deutsch german [HD] - YouTube

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  1. '11 Cycles Of E' from the LOVELESS Soundtrack
  2. 'The Song' from the LOVELESS Soundtrack
  3. Loveless (Deutschland, Frankreich, Russland 2017) - YouTube
  4. LOVELESS Official US Trailer HD (2017) - YouTube
  5. Loveless - YouTube
  6. Lorde Hard Feelings/Loveless (Lyrics)
  7. Loveless - YouTube
  8. LOVELESS Trailer deutsch german [HD] - YouTube
  9. 'Loveless' Trailer

LOVELESS Soundtrack out now- Music to the award-winning film by Evgueni Galperine & Sacha Galperine CD: Song: Lorde - Hard Feelings/Loveless Film: Call Me By Your Name. Song: Lorde - Hard Feelings/Loveless Film: Call Me By Your Name ... David Bowie Tribute l The BRIT Awards 2016 - Duration: 15:04 ... Being R&B and British Club music lovers at heart, Loveless (formed in late '13 by Filip Kollsete & Eirik Tillerli) creates music they love - soulful music ov... A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. In LOVELESS, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each ... Das Moskauer Paar Zhenya und Boris haben sich längst aus ihrer unglücklichen Ehe verabschiedet. Beide sind bereits in neuen Beziehungen, die Wohnung soll ver... 'Loveless' (Trailer deutsch german) Kinostart: 15.03.2018 --- Bitte ABONNIEREN/LIKEN nicht vergessen: • LOVELESS Soundtrack out now- Music to the award-winning film by Evgueni Galperine & Sacha Galperine CD: Russian title is 'Nelyubov', Loveless won the Jury Price at Cannes 2017, is nominated for a Golden Globe, and is Russia's entry to the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2018 Academy Awards.