Lisa’s Week In Review: 12/9/19 — 12/15/19


I survived Friday the 13th, I watched Santa Claus Conquers The Martians with my friends in the Late Night Movie Gang, and Jeff safely made it home from the UK.  All in all, I would say that this has been a kickass week!

Here’s my week in review:

Films I Watched:

  1. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
  2. The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
  3. The Farewell (2019)
  4. Friday the 13th (1980)
  5. Friday the 13th Part II (1981)
  6. Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964)
  7. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)
  8. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (2016)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. Beverly Hills 90210
  2. The Confession Killer
  3. Frasier
  4. Ghost Whisperer
  5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  6. The Love Boat
  7. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  8. The Office
  9. Saved By The Bell
  10. The Simpsons
  11. South Park
  12. Survivor 39
  13. The Voice
  14. Watchmen
  15. WKRP In Cincinnatti

Books I Read:

  1. Daisy Jones and the Six (2019) by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  2. No One’s Home (2019) by D.M. Pulley
  3. The Twisted Ones (2019) by T. Kingfisher

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Armin van Buuren
  3. Calvin Harris
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen
  5. Dillon Francis
  6. DJ Snake
  7. Gladys Knight
  8. Halsey
  9. Harry Styles
  10. The Killers
  11. Liam Payne
  12. Muse
  13. New Order
  14. Orgy
  15. Saint Motel
  16. Taylor Swift

Awards Season Links:

  1. Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  2. The Critics Choice Awards Film Nominations
  3. Philadelphia Film Critics
  4. Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
  5. St. Louis Film Critics Association Nominees
  6. Toronto Film Critics
  7. The Golden Globe Nominations
  8. The Seattle Film Critics Society Nominees
  9. The Art Directors Guild Nominees
  10. San Diego Film Critics Society
  11. The Women Film Critics Circle
  12. The Southeastern Film Critics Association
  13. Detroit Film Critics Society
  14. The African-American Film Critics Association
  15. The Cinema Audio Society Nominees
  16. The Costume Design Guild Nominees
  17. The SAG Nominations
  18. The Eddie Nominations
  19. The Chicago Film Critics Association Nominations
  20. Phoenix Film Critics Circle Nominations
  21. Vancouver Film Critics Circle Nominations
  22. Las Vegas Film Critics Society Winners
  23. Black Reel Nominations
  24. San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Nominations
  25. Online Association of Female Film Critics Nominations
  26. Phoenix Critics Circle Winners
  27. Boston Online Film Critics Winners
  28. The Chicago Film Critics Association Winners!
  29. The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
  30. The Kansas City Film Critics Circle
  31. St. Louis Film Critics Association Winners!
  32. The Boston Society of Film Critics

News From Last Week:

  1. One year after Moonves’ exit, CBS TV stations also face harassment and misogyny claims
  2. Marvel to Shutter Television Division
  3. Billboard Woman of the Decade Taylor Swift: ‘I Do Want My Music to Live On’
  4. Harvey Weinstein Close to $25 Million Civil Settlement With Accusers
  5. The Matrix 4 Release Date Is The Same As John Wick 4
  6. Notable and Diverse Entries Join 2019 National Film Registry
  7. Anna Karina, Radiant Actress and Jean-Luc Godard Muse, Dies at 79
  8. HUGH MUST BE JOKING All candidates Hugh Grant canvassed with during election campaign failed to win their seat
  9. Chelsea Handler’s Sidekick Chuy Bravo Dead at 63
  10. Harvey Weinstein spotted without his walker: Is he only using one for sympathy?
  11. Harvey Weinstein: I deserve a pat on back when it comes to women
  12. ‘FUCK Harvey’: Emily Ratajkowski wears message for Weinstein at movie premiere

Links From Last Week:

  1. Reviewing Hallmark in the Wake of #BoycottHallmark
  2. Michael Scott’s “Threat Level Midnight!” Lives! “The Office” Spy Thriller Video Can Be Watched Here!

Links From The Site:

  1. Case reviewed Run, Lola, Run!
  2. Erin shared Argosy, Romantic Marriage, The Ivy Trap, Soldier’s Sinner, His Majesty’s Highwayman, Space Prison, and Film Fun!
  3. Leonard shared the trailers for Ghostbusters: Afterlife and In the Heights!
  4. Ryan reviewed Cloggel and So Buttons!
  5. I shared music videos from New Order, Orgy, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Muse, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Taylor Swift!

More From Us:

  1. At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared music from Noel Gallagher and Alice Cooper!
  2. On her photography site, Erin share Home Office, Home Office 2, Leaves, Sky, Sun, Backyard, and Possum!
  3. On my music site, I shared songs from New Order, Taylor Swift, Halsey, The Killers, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Calvin Harris!
  4. For the Reality TV Chat Blog, I reviewed the latest episode of Survivor!
  5. On Pop Politics, Jeff shared: A Good Night For The UK, A Great Day For Me and Bernie and Cenk!
  6. Ryan has a Patreon!  Please consider subscribing!

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The Boston Society of Film Critics Names Little Women As The Best of 2019!


The Boston Society of Film Critics today named their picks for the best of 2019 and they did not pick Parasite or The Irishman for best picture.  Nor did the pick Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, 1917, or Knives Out.  Instead, the BSFC picked Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, which has — so far — been flying a bit under the awards season radar.

Will this provide a boost to Little Women’s chances or will this be an outlier?  We’ll find out soon enough!  For now, here are the winners:

Best Picture: LITTLE WOMEN
Runner-up: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Best Director: Bong Joon Ho, PARASITE
Runner-up: Greta Gerwig, LITTLE WOMEN

Best Actor: Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS
Runner-up: Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan (LITTLE WOMEN)
Runners up: TIE – Elisabeth Moss (HER SMELL) and Mary Kay Place (DIANE)

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
Runner up: Joe Pesci (THE IRISHMAN)

Best Supporting Actress LAURA DERN (MARRIAGE STORY)
Runner up: Florence Pugh for (LITTLE WOMEN)

Best Ensemble Cast: LITTLE WOMEN
Runners-up: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and PARASITE

Best Screenplay: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Runners-up: MARRIAGE STORY and LITTLE WOMEN

Best Cinematography: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Runner up: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Best Editing: THE IRISHMAN
Runner-up: UNCUT GEMS

Best Original Score: LITTLE WOMEN
Runner-up: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Best Foreign Language Film: PARASITE
Runner-up: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Best Animated Film: I LOST MY BODY
Runner up: TOY STORY 4

Best Documentary: HONEYLAND
Runners-up: APOLLO 11 and HAIL, SATAN?

Best New Filmmaker: Joe Talbot for THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
Runner up: Mati Diop for ATLANTICS

The St. Louis Film Critics Association Names Once Upon A Time In Hollywood The Best of 2019!


Here are the winners!

Best Picture

1917 (Runner-up)
Dolemite Is My Name
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
The Two Popes
Waves

Best Director

Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite (Runner-up)

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story – WINNER
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy (Runner-up)

Best Actor

Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (Runner-up)
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems – WINNER

Best Supporting Actress

Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story (Runner-up)
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER

Best Supporting Actor

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman (Runner-up)
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Wesley Snipes, Dolemite Is My Name

Best Original Screenplay

Booksmart
Marriage Story – WINNER (tie)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER (tie)
Parasite
Queen & Slim

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – WINNER
Jojo Rabbit (Runner-up)
Joker
Little Women (Runner-up)
The Two Popes

Best Cinematography

1917 – WINNER
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse (Runner-up)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Editing

1917 (Runner-up)
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman (Runner-up)
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER

Best Production Design

1917 (Runner-up)
The Irishman
Little Women (Runner-up)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Parasite

Best Visual Effects

1917 (Runner-up)
Ad Astra (Runner-up)
Alita: Battle Angel
Avengers: Endgame – WINNER
The Irishman

Best Music Score

1917 – WINNER
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Marriage Story (Runner-up)

Best Music Soundtrack

Frozen II (Runner-up)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Rocketman
Waves (Runner-up)
Yesterday

Best Action Film

1917 – WINNER
Alita: Battle Angel
Avengers: Endgame (Runner-up)
Captain Marvel
John Wick 3: Parabellum

Best Animated Feature

Frozen II (Runner-up)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Klaus (Runner-up)
Missing Link
Toy Story 4 – WINNER

Best Comedy

Booksmart – WINNER
Dolemite Is My Name
The Farewell
Jojo Rabbit (Runner-up)
Knives Out

Best Documentary Feature

Apollo 11 – WINNER
The Biggest Little Farm
Honeyland
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Runner-up)

Best Horror Film

The Lighthouse
Midsommar
Parasite (Runner-up)
Ready Or Not
Us – WINNER

Best International Feature Film (Foreign Film)

By the Grace of God
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Runner up)
Pain and Glory
Parasite – WINNER
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Scene

“Avengers Assemble,” Avengers: Endgame
Apartment fight, Marriage Story
Charlie sings, Marriage Story
Spahn Ranch, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Jack visits cottage, Yesterday (Runner-up)

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Honors 1917 and Da’Vine Joy Randolph!


The Kansas City Film Critics Circle went their own way earlier today and selected 1917 as the best film of the year!  I haven’t seen 1917 yet so I’ll withhold on saying whether it deserved the award more than Irishman or Parasite.  However, I have seen Dolemite Is My Name and I am absolutely thrilled that the KCFCC selected the excellent Da’Vine Joy Randolph as best supporting actress!

Here are the winners:

BEST FILM: 1917

BEST DIRECTOR – Sam Mendes, 1917

BEST ACTOR – Adam Driver, Marriage Story

BEST ACTRESS – Lupita Nyong’o, Us

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Joe Pesci, The Irishman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Little Women

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Knives Out

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – 1917

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Toy Story 4

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Parasite

BEST DOCUMENTARY (tie) – Amazing Grace & Apollo 11

THE TOM POE AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

THE VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM – Us

The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Name Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as the best of 2019!


Here’s a full list of winners from Oklahoma!

Best Picture: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Runner-up: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best First Feature: Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Runner-up: Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

Best Actor: Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Runner-up: Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Runner-up: Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Runner-up: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Runner-up: Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

Best Ensemble: Knives Out
Runner-up: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Body of Work: Adam Driver, The Report and Marriage Story
Runners-up: Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Endgame and Marriage Story; Brad Pitt, Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Original Screenplay: Knives Out
Runner-up: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Irishman
Runner-up: Jojo Rabbit

Best Cinematography: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Runner-up: 1917

Best Score: Uncut Gems
Runner-up: Joker

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 4
Runner-up: I Lost My Body

Best Documentary: American Factory
Runner-up: Apollo 11

Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite
Runner-up: The Farewell

Top 10 Films
1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. Knives Out
3. The Irishman
4. Parasite
5. Uncut Gems
6. Jojo Rabbit
7. Marriage Story
8. Little Women
9. Avengers: Endgame
10. Midsommar

Parasite Wins in Chicago!


Last night, the Chicago Film Critics announced their picks for the best of 2019 and, in a turn of events that’s become quite familiar this awards season, Parasite was named Best Picture!

Here’s a full list of the winners:

BEST PICTURE
Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

BEST ACTOR
Adam Driver, Marriage Story

BEST ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o, Us

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Florence Pugh, Little Women

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Parasite by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Little Women by Greta Gerwig

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Parasite

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Apollo 11

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 4

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins, 1917

BEST EDITING
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman

BEST ART DIRECTION
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Little Women

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women

BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS
Ad Astra

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Aisling Franciosi, The Nightingale

MILOS STEHLIK AWARD
Lulu Wang, The Farewell

Walker Tate Pulls All The Right Strings With “Cloggel”


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Truth be told, Walker Tate is one of those cartoonists whose would I damn well should have covered by now, but with the release of his latest self-published comic, Cloggel, now’s as good an occasion as any to make up for lost time — and, conveniently enough, for readers new to Tate’s work, this book provides more or less the perfect introduction to his genuinely iconoclastic artistic vision.

No less an authority than Austin English has said that Tate carries on in the tradition of the great John Hankiewicz, and while I’m not here to argue with that, I’d like to point out that his clean-line style and sparse, economic scripting also bring to mind latter-period Ditko, yet if he’s carved something of a middle ground between those two artists, it’s one all his own, as his comics pay not even so much as lip service or a hat-tip…

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