Lisa’s Week In Review: 12/7/20 — 12/13/20

It was a good week.  I watched both It’s A Wonderful Life and Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, so I’m happy!

Films I Watched:

  1. Alabama Snake (2020)
  2. The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)
  3. Christmas Evil (1980)
  4. Fatima (2020)
  5. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  6. John Q (2002)
  7. The Girl With A Bracelet (2020)
  8. Mighty Oak (2020)
  9. Olympics Dreams (2020)
  10. Possessor (2020)
  11. The Rhythm Section (2020)
  12. Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
  13. Sana Claus Conquers The Martians (1964)
  14. Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
  15. Slay Belles (2018)
  16. A Very British Christmas (2019)
  17. Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas (1994)

Television Shows I Watched:

  1. A Teacher
  2. The Amazing Race 32
  3. The Bachelorette
  4. Bar Rescue
  5. The Bold and the Beautiful
  6. Days of Our Lives
  7. Dr. Phil
  8. Friends
  9. General Hospital
  10. Industry
  11. The Last Drive-In
  12. The Office
  13. The Powers of Matthew Star
  14. Room 2806: The Accusation
  15. Saved By The Bell
  16. Seinfeld
  17. The Voice
  18. The Young and the Resltess

Books I Read:

  1. The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together (2018) by Adam Nayan
  2. Joshua Son of None (1973) by Nancy Freedman

Music To Which I Listened:

  1. Blanck Mass
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Britney Spears
  4. Coldplay
  5. DJ Judaa
  6. The Doors
  7. Drew Citron
  8. The Drifters
  9. Elle King
  10. Fiona Apple
  11. Frank Sinatra
  12. Goo Goo Dolls
  13. Jacques Greene
  14. Kate Bush
  15. Krakow Loves Adana
  16. Lindsey Stirling
  17. Neon Indian
  18. Radiohead
  19. Robert DeLong
  20. Rosie Carney
  21. Saint Motel
  22. Steve Aoki
  23. Taylor Swift

Awards Season:

  1. Boston Society of Film Critics

Links From Last Week:

  1. Did You Notice How “Game of Thrones” Just… Disappeared?
  2. “He’s Radioactive”: Inside Johnny Depp’s Self-Made Implosion
  3. In Conversation: Francis Ford Coppola
  4. The YouTube Ban Is Un-American, Wrong, and Will Backfire

News From Last Week:

  1. Matthew McConaughey slams Hollywood ‘hypocrisy’ over 2020 election results
  2. Bob Dylan Sells His Songwriting Catalog in Blockbuster Deal
  3. David Lynch to Write/Direct New Netflix Original Series

Links From The Site:

  1. I shared music videos from Jacques Greene, Rosie Carney, Goo Goo DollsLindsey Stirling, Drew Citron, The Norman Luboff Choir, and the Goo Goo Dolls again!  I reviewed A Very British Christmas, Alabama Snake, and The Christmas Chronicles 2!
  2. Ryan reviewed Moustache, What Its Like, “A Brief Yet Rambling Journey Through A Bunch Of Country Style Quotes And Bits Of Worthless Advice,” and Me Me Me Me!
  3. Erin shared The Four Covers of Verdict and Pearl Harbor 2003, French Model, Two Faces of Passion, Love Story Magazine, The Gods of Bal-Sagoth, Against the Prince of Hell, and Thrilling Wonder Stories!

More From Us:

  1. On her photography site, Erin shared: This Holiday, Santa Summit, Isolated Beauty, Red, Refresh, Greenery, and Clearing!
  2. Ryan has a patreon and you should consider subscribing to it!
  3. For Reality TV Chat Blog, I wrote about The Amazing Race!
  4. On my music site, I shared songs from Krakow Loves Adana, Bob Dylan, Kate Bush, DJ Judaa, Saint Motel, Elle King, and The Drifters!

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

The Boston Society of Film Critics Honors Nomadland

Like all things this year, 2020’s Awards Season is a bit strange.  Because the Academy foolishly decided to extend the Oscar-eligibility window to February, several groups sold out and moved their annual awards back as well.  The National Board of Review, for instance, won’t be giving out their awards until February or something stupid like that.

Fortunately, some groups — like the Boston Society of Film Critics — are continuing to honor the best of 2020 at the end of 2020.  I love these groups because they’re reminding us that these awards are supposed to be about the movies and not about influencing the Academy.  I mean — seriously, the best films of 2020 should be films that came out in 2020, not films that came out in 2020 and the first two months of 2021.

On that note, earlier today, the Boston Society of Film Critics announced their picks for the best of 2020.

And here they are:

Best Picture
Runners Up: First Cow

Best Foreign Language Film
La Llorona
Runner Up – The Painted Bird

Best Director
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Runner Up: Kelly Reichardt – First Cow

Best Ensemble
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Runner Up: Minari

Best Actor
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Runner Up: Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Best Actress
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
​Runner Up: Julia Garner – The Assistant

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Runner Up: Brian Dennehy – Driveways

Best Supporting Actress
Youn Yuh-jung – Minari
Runner Up: Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Best Screenplay
I’m Thinking Of Ending Things
​Runner Up: First Cow

Best New Filmmaker
Florian Zeller – The Father
Runner Up: Autumn de Wilde – Emma.

Best Documentary
​Runner Up: The Painter & The Thief

Best Animated Feature
The Wolf House
​Runner Up: Wolfwalkers

Best Cinematography
Runner Up: Lover’s Rock

Best Editing
I’m Thinking Of Ending Things
Runner Up: Nomadland

Best Score
Runner Up: Mank