Sunday, December 31, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/31/2017




899) THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
(2017 dir. Michael Gracey) Date Seen: December 31 2017


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/30/2017




898) FATHER FIGURES
                [BASTARDS]
(2017 dir. Lawrence Sher) Date Seen: December 30 2017

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/29/2017




897) PITCH PERFECT 3
(2017 dir. Trish Sie) Date Seen: December 29 2017

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896) WORLD OF TOMORROW - EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS
(2017 dir. Don Hertzfeldt) Date Seen: December 29 2017

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/28/2017




895) JUMANJI:
   WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
(2017 dir. Jake Kasdan) Date Seen: December 28 2017

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894) SPACEBALLS
(1987 dir. Mel Brooks) 4th Viewing: December 28 2017

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/27/2017




893) ALL THE
             MONEY IN THE WORLD
(2017 dir. Ridley Scott) Date Seen: December 27 2017

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/26/2017




892) POTTERSVILLE
(2017 dir. Seth Henrikson) Date seen: December 26 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/25/2017




891) 8 WOMEN
(2002 dir. Francois Ozon) 2nd Viewing: December 25 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/24/2017




890) MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
(1983 dir. Burny Mattinson) Date Seen: December 24 2017

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/23/2017



889) BRIGHT
(2017 dir. David Ayer) Date Seen: December 23 2017

The below video contains my reaction to BRIGHT






Friday, December 22, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/22/2017



888) DOWNSIZING
(2017 dir. Alexander Payne) Date Seen: December 22 2017

I wish this starred a tiny Ted Danson instead
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/21/2017




887) SCROOGE
(1935 dir. Henry Edwards) Date Seen: December 21 2017

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/20/2017




886) FERDINAND
(2017 dir. Carlos Saldanha) Date Seen: December 20 2017


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885) THE CHRISTMAS
             THAT ALMOST WASN'T
(1966 dir. Rossano Brazzi) Date Seen: December 20 2017


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Viewing Journal: 12/19/2017



884) BLACK CHRISTMAS
(2006 dir. Glen Morgan) Date Seen: December 19 2017

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883) SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT
(1984 dir. Charles E. Sellier Jr.) 2nd Viewing: December 19 2017

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Monday, December 18, 2017

2017 YEAR-END BALLOT

Past ballots at The Wandering Image:
 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989, 1990

1991199219931994199519961997199819992000 2001,
 20022003200420052006, 200720082009201020112012, 
 2013201420152016

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To view my Top 30 films of 2017, visit the Final Cinema.




Note: As usual, Oscar winner predictions will be added towards the end of January next to my *top pick in each category.


**Actual AMPAS nominees added 1/23/2018**
**Oscar winner predictions added 2/10/2018 below actual AMPAS nominees** 





*PHANTOM THREAD
THE FLORIDA PROJECT
SONG TO SONG
OKJA
A QUIET PASSION
PERSONAL SHOPPER
THE LOST CITY OF Z
LADY BIRD
GOOD TIME
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

actual oscar nominees:
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DARKEST HOUR
DUNKIRK

GET OUT
LADY BIRD

PHANTOM THREAD
THE POST
THE SHAPE OF WATER
3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER










*NOCTURAMA
HERMIA & HELENA
AFTER THE STORM
120 BEATS PER MINUTE
FOXTROT
THE LURE
BAD GENIUS
ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE
THE VILLAINESS
LOVELESS

actual oscar nominees:
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
THE INSULT
LOVELESS

ON BODY AND SOUL
THE SQUARE

prediction:
A FANTASTIC WOMAN









*Paul Thomas Anderson
                for PHANTOM THREAD
Sean Baker for THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Greta Gerwig for LADY BIRD
the Safdie brothers for GOOD TIME
Luca Guadagnino for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

actual oscar nominees:
Christopher Nolan for DUNKIRK
Jordan Peele for GET OUT
Greta Gerwig for LADY BIRD
Paul Thomas Anderson for PHANTOM THREAD
Guillermo del Toro for THE SHAPE OF WATER

prediction:
Greta Gerwig













*Cynthia Nixon
                    in A QUIET PASSION
Sally Hawkins in MAUDIE
Margot Robbie in I, TONYA
Saoirse Ronan in LADY BIRD
Meryl Streep in THE POST

actual oscar nominees:
Sally Hawkins in THE SHAPE OF WATER
Frances McDormand in 3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

Margot Robbie in I TONYA
Saoirse Ronan in LADY BIRD
Meryl Streep in THE POST

prediction:
Sally Hawkins













*Daniel Day-Lewis
             in PHANTOM THREAD
Daniel Kaluuya in GET OUT
Sam Elliott in THE HERO
Robert Pattinson in GOOD TIME
Timothée Chalamet in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

actual oscar nominees:
Timothée Chalamet in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Daniel Day-Lewis in PHANTOM THREAD
Daniel Kaluuya in GET OUT
Gary Oldman in DARKEST HOUR
Denzel Washington in ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ

prediction:
Gary Oldman













*Tiffany Haddish in GIRLS TRIP
Laurie Metcalf in LADY BIRD
Vicky Krieps in PHANTOM THREAD
Lois Smith in MARJORIE PRIME
Allison Janney in I, TONYA

actual oscar nominees:
Mary J. Blige in MUDBOUND
Allison Janney in I TONYA
Lesley Manville in PHANTOM THREAD
Laurie Metcalf in LADY BIRD
Octavia Spencer in THE SHAPE OF WATER

prediction:
Allison Janney













*Garrett Hedlund in MUDBOUND
Willem Dafoe in THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Benny Safdie in GOOD TIME
Armie Hammer in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Bill Nighy in THEIR FINEST
Daniel Craig in LOGAN LUCKY

actual oscar nominees:
Willem Dafoe in THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Woody Harrelson in 3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI
Richard Jenkins in THE SHAPE OF WATER
Christopher Plummer in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
Sam Rockwell in 3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

prediction:
Sam Rockwell













*GET OUT - Jordan Peele
LADY BIRD - Greta Gerwig
THE POST - Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
PHANTOM THREAD - Paul Thomas Anderson
COCO - Unkrich, Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina

actual oscar nominees:
THE BIG SICK
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER










*CALL ME
     BY YOUR NAME - James Ivory
THE LOST CITY OF Z - James Gray
MUDBOUND - Virgil Willaims, Dee Rees
MARJORIE PRIME - Michael Almereyda, Jordan Harrison
THEIR FINEST - Gabby Chiappe

actual oscar nominees:
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
THE DISASTER ARTIST
LOGAN
MOLLY'S GAME
MUDBOUND

prediction:
MOLLY'S GAME









*BEHEMOTH
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME
LOOK & SEE: PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY
TEMPESTAD
EX LIBIRS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
FACES PLACES
THE QUEST
IN TRANSIT
RAT FILM
STRONG ISLAND

actual oscar nominees:
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
FACES PLACES
ICARUS
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
STRONG ISLAND

prediction:
FACES PLACES












*THE BREADWINNER
MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA
COCO
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD
LOVING VINCENT
YOUR NAME.
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

actual oscar nominees:
THE BOSS BABY
THE BREADWINNER
COCO
FERDINAND
LOVING VINCENT

prediction:
COCO












*BLADE RUNNER 2049
          - Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
THE LOST CITY OF Z - Darius Khondji, ASC
DUNKIRK - Hoyte Van Hoytema, FSF, ASC
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Dan Laustsen, DFF
WONDERSTRUCK - Edard Lachman, ASC

actual oscar nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DARKEST HOUR
DUNKIRK
MUDBOUND
THE SHAPE OF WATER

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER











*PHANTOM THREAD - Dylan Tichenor
BABY DRIVER - Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME - Bill Morrison
DUNKIRK - Lee Smith
SONG TO SONG - Rehman Nizar Ali, Hank Corwin, Keith Fraase
NOCTURAMA - Fabrice Rouaud

actual oscar nominees:
BABY DRIVER
DUNKIRK
I TONYA
THE SHAPE OF WATER
3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER












*THE SHAPE OF WATER
                - Alexandre Desplat >
GOOD TIME - Oneohtrix Point Never >
PHANTOM THREAD - Jonny Greenwood >
SPLIT - West Dylan Thordson >
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer >
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES - Randy Newman >
THE POST - John Williams >
A GHOST STORY - Daniel Hart >
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Patrick Doyle >

actual oscar nominees:
DUNKIRK
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER












*BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Dennis Gassner
DARKEST HOUR - Sarah Greenwood
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Paul D. Austerberry
PHANTOM THREAD - Mark Tildesley
A CURE FOR WELLNESS - Eve Stewart

actual oscar nominees:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DARKEST HOUR
DUNKIRK
THE SHAPE OF WATER

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER












*PHANTOM THREAD - Mark Bridges
THE GREAT WALL - Mayes C. Rubeo
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Alexandra Byrne
HOSTILES - Jenny Eagan
THE LOST CITY OF Z - Sonia Grande
THE BEGUILED - Stacey Battat

actual oscar nominees:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DARKEST HOUR
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
VICTORIA & ABDUL

prediction:
THE SHAPE OF WATER









*GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2
DARKEST HOUR
THE SHAPE OF WATER
IT
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

actual oscar nominees:
DARKEST HOUR
VICTORIA & ABDUL
WONDER

prediction:
DARKEST HOUR










*PHANTOM THREAD
A GHOST STORY
BLADE RUNNER 2049
MONSTER TRUCKS
BABY DRIVER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

actual oscar nominees:
BABY DRIVER
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DUNKIRK
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

prediction:
DUNKIRK












*BLADE RUNNER 2049
DUNKIRK
BABY DRIVER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
WONDER WOMAN

actual oscar nominees:
BABY DRIVER
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DUNKIRK
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

prediction:
DUNKIRK










*WAR FOR
          THE PLANET OF THE APES
BLADE RUNNER 2049
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2
OKJA
THE SHAPE OF WATER

actual oscar nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

prediction:
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES












*FISH STORY by Charlie Lyne
DEKALB ELEMENTARY
WATU WOTE [ALL OF US]
THE BOX (XX segment)
BJORK: THE GATE
FEAR US WOMEN
TRAFFIC STOP
TOUR DE PHARMACY
HEROINE(E)

actual oscar nominees live-action short:
DEKALB ELEMENTARY
THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK
MY NEPHEW EMMETT
THE SILENT CHILD
WATU WOTE / ALL OF US

prediction live-action short:
THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK


actual oscar nominees documentary short:
EDITH+EDDIE
HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405
HEROIN(E)
KNIFE SKILLS
TRAFFIC STOP

prediction documentary short:
HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405












*WORLD OF TOMORROW - EPISODE 2: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS
JAY-Z: THE STORY OF O.J.
NEGATIVE SPACE
AFTER ALL (Michael Cusack)
LOU
REVOLTING RHYMES

actual oscar nominees:
DEAR BASKETBALL
GARDEN PARTY
LOU
NEGATIVE SPACE
REVOLTING RHYMES

prediction:
REVOLTING RHYMES













muriel awards categories:





*1) "The sunken place"
              first revealed - GET OUT 
2) Running at DisneyWorld. iPhone footage @ close - FLORIDA PROJECT
3) Tunnel escape & mall chase sequence - OKJA
4) Father's monologue at close of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
5) "The Beast" smashing light bulbs - SPLIT
6) The asparagus at dinner - PHANTOM THREAD
7) Farrier's Spitfire is out of gas. Ending sequence - DUNKIRK
8) Miguel first sings "Un Poco Loco" on stage- COCO
9) Lip synching "My Way" in department store - NOCTURAMA
10) Laundromat date - BABY DRIVER
11) Enchanted Rock TX. finale - SONG TO SONG
12) Sook-hee's attack on city bus - THE VILLAINESS
13) Fight with red Praetorian Guards - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
14) Freakish event at the ballet - THELMA
15) Christine's voicemail to mom - LADY BIRD
16) first attack on German stronghold beyond - WONDER WOMAN
-tie- X-23's attack on Pierce & his militia - LOGAN
17) Toy pop gun + hiding on the bunkbed - ANNABELLE: CREATION
18) Baby xenomorph stretches arms out for David - ALIEN: COVENANT
19) attack at Junkyard & landing - BLADE RUNNER 2049
20) Holdup at the mansion goes wrong - I DON'T FEEL
                                                AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE

also this incredible moment from TV courtesy of David Lynch. I do not consider TWIN PEAKS THE RETURN to be a movie though it does function as a type of cinema. But if it was, this episode would rival everything on this list;.










*MUDBOUND
THE POST
THE LOST CITY OF Z
LADY BIRD
MARJORIE PRIME
THEIR FINEST
SONG TO SONG
GIRLS TRIP
DETROIT












*1) Lakeith Stanfield in DEATH NOTE, GET OUT, CROWN HEIGHTS, INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES, and WAR MACHINE
2) Sally Hawkins in SHAPE OF WATER and MAUDIE
3) Riley Keogh in LOGAN LUCKY, IT COMES AT NIGHT, LOVESONG
4) Armie Hammer in FREE FIRE, MINE, 
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, and CARS 3
5) Robert Pattinson in GOOD TIME, THE LOST CITY OF Z, and QUEEN OF THE DESERT
6) Pat Healy in SMALL CRIMES, THE POST, and TAKE ME
7) Tracy Letts in THE LOVERS and LADY BIRD
8) Jon Hamm in BABY DRIVER, MARJORIE PRIME, AARDVARK, and TOUR DE PHARMACY
9) Jason Mitchell in MUDBOUND, KONG SKULL ISLAND, and DETROIT









*1) Greta Gerwig for LADY BIRD
2) Jordan Peele for GET OUT
3) Dustin Guy Defa for PERSON TO PERSON
4) Celia Rowlson-Hall for MA
5) Macon Blair for I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
6) Dave McCary for BRIGSBY BEAR
7) Yance Ford for STRONG ISLAND
8) Kogonada for COLUMBUS
9) William Oldroyd for LADY MACBETH
10) Janicza Bravo for LEMON
11) Dash Shaw for MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA
12) Michael O'Shea for THE TRANSFIGURATION
13) Flying Lotus for KUSO









*1) Samara Weaving in THE BABYSITTER, MAYHEM, and 3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI
2) Timothée Chalamet in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

3) Jessie Pinnick in PRINCESS CYD
4) Haley Lu Richardson in COLUMBUS
5) Barry Keoghan in KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and DUNKIRK
6) Florence Pugh in LADY MACBETH
7) Hong Chau in DOWNSIZING
8) Sennia Nanua in THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
9) Brooklynn Prince in THE FLORIDA PROJECT
10) Eric Ruffin in THE TRANSFIGURATION
11) Tian Jing in THE GREAT WALL and KONG SKULL ISLAND
12) Seo-Hyun Ahn in OKJA
13) Samantha Isler in DIG TWO GRAVES
14) Sophia Lillis in IT
15) Dacre Montgomery in POWER RANGERS & STRANGER THINGS S.2
16) Dafne Keen in LOGAN











10TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE

*1) THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2) ZODIAC
3) NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
4) THE HOST
5) THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES..
6) THE DARJEELING LIMITED
7) OFFSIDE
8) SYNDROMES & A CENTURY
9) COLOSSAL YOUTH
10) PERSEPOLIS








25TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE


*1) THE LONG DAY CLOSES
2) UNFORGIVEN
3) THE PLAYER
4) LESSONS OF DARKNESS
5) LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE
6) TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
7) LAST OF THE MOHICANS
8) BAD LIEUTENANT
9) MALCOLM X
10) HUSBANDS AND WIVES








50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE

*1) THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
2) CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
3) BONNIE & CLYDE
4) MADE IN USA
5) TITICUT FOLLIES
6) POINT BLANK
7) PERSONA
8) EXTERMINATING ANGEL
9) THE DIRTY DOZEN
10) SAMURAI REBELLION







Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   198019811982198319841985198619871988, 198919901991,1992,
 19931994199519961997199819992000200120022003,
 20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014, 
2015, 2016,