Lisa Marie’s Week And Two Days In Review: 12/23/19 — 12/31/19

Well, it’s over.  2019 has finally come to a close.  It’s now a new year.  Let’s make it a good one, okay?  Especially since the Shattered Lens is now TEN YEARS OLD!  We’ll be celebrating TSL’s birthday all through the upcoming year!  Does that mean the upcoming year is going to be a nonstop party?  Hey, it already is.  Does that mean that there will be cake?  Oh yes.  Definitely.  Lots and lots of cake.

Anyway, here’s what I did over the holiday week:

Films I Watched:

  1. A Christmas Story (1983)
  2. Deadly Hollywood Obsession (2019)
  3. Die Hard (1988)
  4. Hustlers (2019)
  5. It’s A Wonderful Life (1947)
  6. Jailbait (1954)
  7. Lenny (1974)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  9. Office Space (1999)
  10. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  11. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  12. The Souvenir (2019)
  13. The Two Popes (2019)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. 9-1-1
  2. Beverly Hills 90210
  3. Court Cam
  4. Doctor Phil
  5. Ghost Whisperer
  6. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
  7. His Dark Materials
  8. King of the Hill
  9. The Love Boat
  10. The Mandalorian
  11. The Office
  12. Saturday Night Live
  13. The Simpsons
  14. South Park
  15. Twilight Zone
  16. You

Music I Listened To:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Adi Ulmansky
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Blur
  5. The Chemical Brothers
  6. Coldplay
  7. The Crystal Method
  8. Daft Punk
  9. deadmau5
  10. Ed O’Briean
  11. Fiona Apple
  12. Galeffi
  13. Ghost
  14. Gloria Trevi
  15. Goblin
  16. Icona Pop
  17. Jakalope
  18. Kedr Livanskiy
  19. Kelly Clarkson
  20. La Nina
  21. Lana del Rey
  22. Moby
  23. Muse
  24. Orbital
  25. Phantogram
  26. Pulp
  27. Ravers on Dope
  28. Rich White
  29. Richard Wright
  30. Saint Motel
  31. Taylor Swift
  32. UPSAHL

Books I Read:

  1. 1988 (1985) by Gov. Richard Lamm and Arnold Grossman
  2. Hate, Inc. (2019) by Matt Taibbi
  3. Saturday Night Fever (1977) by H.B. Gilmour

Awards Season Links:

  1. Online Film Critics Nominations
  2. Florida Film Critics Circle
  3. Online Association of Female Film Critics
  4. Utah Film Critics
  5. Nevada Film Critics Society
  6. Black Film Critics Circle
  7. Music City Film Critics Nominations
  8. North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations
  9. Chicago Indie Critics Nominations
  10. Austin Film Critics Association Nominations
  11. Columbus Film Critics Association Nominations
  12. Lisa Marie’s Oscar Predictions for December!

News From Last Week:

  1. Trent Reznor Calls Scoring Bird Box a “Fucking Waste of Time,” Scraps The Woman in the Window Score
  2. Deadpool 3 In Development At Marvel Studios, Confirms Ryan Reynolds
  3. Why Anna Paquin Is “So Excited” About Her Seven-Line Role in ‘The Irishman’
  4. Columnist leaves Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine over issue featuring Garrison Keillor
  5. Actress Sharon Stone blocked from dating app Bumble
  6. RIP Syd Mead — futurist, designer of “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens” was 86

Links From The Site:

  1. Erin shared A Corpse For Christmas, Santa Won’t Overlook These, The Wizard, Fantastic Adventures, Wicked!, Passion Has Red Lips, Orient Express, Law of the .45, and New York Madness!
  2. Jeff wished everyone a Happy Festivus and shared music videos from Weird Al Yankovic and Run-DMC!
  3. Ryan reviewed A Ditch Life!
  4. I wished everyone a Happy Life Day and I shared music videos from Elliott Dvorin, La Nina, Ravers on Dope, Richard Wright, Galeffi, Orbital, and Orbital again!  I shared Treevenge and the trailers for Come to Daddy, The Truth, Disturbing the Peace, and Awoken!  I reviewed Deadly Hollywood Obsession, The Dead Don’t Die, Ma, Yesterday, and Late Night!  I shared 4 shots from 4 holiday classics and I shared Santa Claus Conquers The Martians!

More From Us:

  1. At Pop Politics, Jeff shared: Happy Festivus to All and Rest In Peace, Neil Innes!
  2. On her photography site, Erin shared: Hanging Around, Angels, Merry Christmas From Images By Erin, Possum in a Tree, Ducks, The Stillness of the Creek, Down at the Creek, Bird on a Wire, and The Last Morning of 2019.
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from Ed O’Brien, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Lana del Rey, Ghost, Moby, Armin van Buuren, Orbital, and Blur!
  4. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared Christmas Star and the Little Drummer Boy!
  5. Ryan has a patreon!  Plus consider subscribing!

Want to see what I did last week?  Click here!

Happy New Year!

Lisa Marie’s Oscar Predictions For December

Well, here we go!

This is my last set of Oscar predictions for the year.  With the critics groups and some of the guilds having now announced their picks for the best of 2019, the Oscar picture is now a lot more clear.  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman, 1917, and Marriage Story all seem to be guaranteed to pick up a nomination.    

I am going to go out on a limb and predict that, despite being ignored at SAG and by the Golden Globes, Uncut Gems will get some nominations as well.  Right now, the film just seems to have momentum on its side.  Realistically, I’m not a 100% convinced that it’ll be nominated, not the way I am with some other films.  It’s divisive film and I’m sure that some people think that rewarding Adam Sandler will just lead to him using his newfound respect to get a theatrical release for the next Grown Ups sequel.  But I’m going to take a chance and go with it.

(Of course, Nightcrawler and Jake Gyllenhaal also had a lot of momentum a few years ago and ended up getting totally shut out of the Oscars.)

Below are my predictions for December.  If you want to see how my thinking has evolved, be sure to check out my predictions for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November!

Best Picture



The Irishman

JoJo Rabbit

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


Uncut Gems

Best Director

Bong Joon-ho for Parasite

Sam Mendes for 1917

The Safdie Brothers for Uncut Gems

Martin Scorsese for The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Adam Driver for Marriage Story

Taron Egerton for Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix for Joker

Adam Sandler for Uncut Gems

Best Actress

Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story

Luptia Nyong’o for Us

Saoirse Ronan for Little Women

Charlize Theron for Bombshell

Renee Zellweger for Judy

Best Supporting Actor

Willem DaFoe in The Lighthouse

Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Al Pacino for The Irishman

Joe Pesci for The Irishman

Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern in Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson in JoJo Rabbit

Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers

Florence Pugh in Little Women

Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 13th!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Oscar, in happier times

Here Are The Nominations Of The Columbus Film Critics Association!

Austin wasn’t the only critics group to announce their nominations today.  The Columbus Film Critics Association announced as well.  The winners will be revealed on January 2nd!  Here are the nominees!

Best Film

  • 1917
  • The Farewell
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Knives Out
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite (Gisaengchung)
  • Uncut Gems

Best Director

  • Bong Joon -ho, Parasite (Gisaengchung)
  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Actor

  • Robert De Niro, The Irishman
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress

  • Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Us
  • Florence Pugh, Midsommar
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Best Ensemble

  • The Irishman
  • Knives Out
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite (Gisaengchung)

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)

  • Adam Driver (The Dead Don’t DieMarriage StoryThe Report, and Star Wars: Episode IX – The
    Rise of Skywalker)
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce and Waves)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: EndgameCaptain MarvelJojo Rabbit, and Marriage Story)
  • Brad Pitt (Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)
  • Florence Pugh (Fighting with My FamilyLittle Women, and Midsommar)

Breakthrough Film Artist

  • Rowan Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit – (for acting)
  • Julia Fox, Uncut Gems – (for acting)
  • Florence Pugh, Fighting with My FamilyLittle Women, and Midsommar – (for acting)
  • Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir – (for acting)
  • Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco – (for directing, producing, and screenwriting)
  • Lulu Wang, The Farewell – (for directing, producing and screenwriting)
  • Olivia Wilde, Booksmart – (for directing)

Best Cinematography

  • Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
  • Roger Deakins, 1917
  • Hong Kyung-pyo, Parasite (Gisaengchung)
  • Pawel Pogorzelski, Midsommar
  • Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, Ad Astra

Best Film Editing

  • Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
  • Bob Ducsay, Knives Out
  • Fred Raskin, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Lee Smith, 1917
  • Yang Jin-mo, Parasite (Gisaengchung)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
  • Taiki Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
  • Steve Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Original Screenplay

  • Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite (Gisaengchung)
  • Rian Johnson, Knives Out
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Best Score

  • Michael Abels, Us
  • Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
  • Randy Newman, Marriage Story
  • Thomas Newman, 1917

Best Documentary

  • Amazing Grace
  • American Factory
  • Apollo 11
  • Honeyland
  • One Child Nation

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Atlantics (Atlantique)
  • Les Misérables
  • Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)
  • Parasite (Gisaengchung)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Best Animated Film

  • Frozen II
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

Best Overlooked Film

  • Her Smell
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Missing Link
  • Ready or Not
  • Wild Rose

Here Are The Nominations Of The Austin Film Critics Association!

Even during the holiday break, awards season continues.  The Austin Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the best of 2019 earlier today and here they are:

Best Film
The Irishman
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Uncut Gems

Best Director
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
The Safdie Brothers, Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Song Kang-ho, Parasite

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Florence Pugh, Little Women

Best Original Screenplay
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women

Best Cinematography
Ad Astra
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Original Score
Little Women
Marriage Story

Best Foreign Language Film
One Cut of the Dead
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Documentary
Apollo 11
The Biggest Little Farm
For Sama
Hail Satan?
One Child Nation

Best Animated Film
Frozen II
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Ensemble
The Irishman
Knives Out
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Editing
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Uncut Gems

Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance
Josh Brolin, Avengers: Endgame
Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Endgame
Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel
Will Smith, Aladdin
Will Smith, Gemini Man

Best Stunts
Avengers: Endgame
Ford vs. Ferrari
John Wick 3: Parabellum
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best First Film
Atlantics (dir. Mati Diop)
Booksmart (dir. Olivia Wilde)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (dir. Joe Talbot)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (dir. Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz)
Queen & Slim (dir. Melina Matsoukas)

Breakthrough Artist
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Florence Pugh, Midsommar/Little Women
Da’vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite is My Name
Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Lifetime Film Review: Deadly Hollywood Obsession (dir by Daniel Ringey)

Ah, Hollywood!

Hollywood is where people to go to become a star.  It’s also where people go to marry a star or, depending on which movie you’re watching, maybe get murdered by a star.  And, of course, it’s also where every unbalanced stalker goes so that they can …. well, stalk a star!

Sam Austin (Jon Prescott) is a star.  He’s a star of the magnitude that merely speaking to him can cause TMZ to suddenly materialize outside of your house.  Sam Austin’s living the dream and if you have any doubt, you should just see his house.  I mean, this is a Lifetime film and it’s pretty much established that everyone in the world of Lifetime lives in a mansion but, even by the standards of the typical Lifetime home, Sam has got one impressive house!  I especially liked his pool, which small but stylish.

Still, even with the nice house and the movie stardom, Sam’s life is not perfect.  The dream is occasionally a nightmare.  For instance, his wife was mysterious murdered about a year ago and the perpetrator has never been caught!  It’s assumed that his wife was murdered by someone who may have developed an obsession with Sam….

Someone like Lynette (Hannah Barefoot)!  Lynette lives with her mom and never seem to be happy, unless she’s watching Sam Austin on TV or following Sam around California.  When Lynette approaches Sam’s son, Jack (Brady Bond), and tries to convince him to go off with her, the only thing that keeps her from pulling off the perfect kidnapping is a teacher named Casey (Sarah Roemer).  After Casey chases off Lynette, Sam is so thankful that he hires her to be his son’s home school teacher!

Suddenly, Casey’s a celebrity and she even gets her own “5 Things You Need To Know About” profile.  The paparazzi are asking her questions.  Everyone wants to know if Casey and Sam are now a couple and it doesn’t take long before they are.

Uh-oh.  Lynette’s not going to be happy about that….

Deadly Hollywood Obsession was a lot of fun.  There’s a neat little twist about two-third through the film, one that reveals that none of the characters are quite who we originally assumed them to be.  Jon Prescott and Sarah Roemer are both well-cast as Sam and Casey but the film is truly stolen by Hannah Barefoot, who really tears into the role of the unstable yet not totally unsympathetic Lynette.  Barefoot has been in quite a few Lifetime films and she plays Lynette with the right combination of anger and sadness.  You get the feeling that, even if she wont admit it, Lynette secretly knows that her obsession has pretty much ruined her life but she’s now in so deep that she really has no other option but to continue down her self-destructive path.

And, it bears repeating, Sam’s home is absolutely gorgeous!

Seriously, don’t discount the power of a nice house.