Sunday, January 10, 2016

Goldie Locks


A man sits in front of the iMac reflecting on his predictions: 


HFPA 73rd Golden Globe Awards Predictions:

Best Motion Picture (Drama): “Spotlight”


Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical): “The Big Short”

Best Director: George Miller, “Mad Max : Fury Road”

Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Steve Carell, “The Big Short”

Best Actress (Drama): Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin., “Steve Jobs”

Best Original Score: Ryuchi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, “The Revenant”

Best Original Song: Simple Song #3 - “Youth”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out”


 

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Alternative predictions:

Best Motion Picture (Drama): “Mad Max : Fury Road”

Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical): “Joy”

Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Best Actor (Drama): Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Best Actress (Drama): Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Best Supporting Actor: Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight
Best Screenplay: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

Best Original Score: Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”

Best Original Song: See You Again - “Furious 7”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Mustang”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Anomalisa”


 

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 The Winners (correct alternative guesses in green, incorrect guesses in red):


Best Motion Picture (Drama):
“The Revenant”
Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical):
The Martian
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant
Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Best Actress (Drama):
Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Actress (Comedy/Musical):
 Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
 
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin., “Steve Jobs”
Best Original Score:
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

Best Original Song: Writings On The Wall - “Spectre”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out”


A rather hard year to predict. Anyways, here's a bunch of films yet to be seen: The Revenant, Carol, Creed, The Hateful Eight, Brooklyn, 99 Homes, Room, Concussion, The Beasts of No Nation, Trumbo and Son of Saul.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Moment For Moment


Another year, another projection, another self-reflection, another list. Thousand and one things come into light, many thoughts have been realized, every action that was made is a story for the keeping, each mistake and misstep is a lesson for the learning. But only in a dimmed theatre can we depart momentarily from the cold, harsh reality - a fatigued world submerged in danger and despair. Though life imitates art, art itself is a beautiful distraction of epiphany. We stand, entirely exposed, imbibing doses of inspirations that lead us to conceive and create works only few are keen to appreciate. Yet we continue to pursue, on and on, with that last impression engraved in mind, an ambition within our reach.

2015 saw many bookmarks affixed for the memory vault. Great moments to perk up Sunday mornings reminiscing. And as we begin to write new stories on a fresh page in the chapter of life, charting the cinematic road of the past one year seems imperative as an epilogue to a satisfying journey, so let me take this moment to put thoughts into visuals, and present fifteen of my favourite films of 2015...



http://play6round.com/YIR15.html


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