Lists by nonofyurbeezwax

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First part shows the movies I've seen so far this year from my favorite to my least favorite.

Second part shows all of the movies I am willing to see that are released in U.S. theaters during 2013, going from most excited to least excited to "I-don't-even-know-if-it's-being-released-this-year" excited.

Oscar Predictions (11/29/2013)

Best Picture Year of Five:
Year of Ten:

Best Director

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress
 
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First part shows the movies I've seen so far this year from my favorite to my least favorite. Second part (beginning with Interstellar) shows all of the movies I am willing to see that are released in U.S. theaters during 2013, going from most excited to least excited to "I-don't-even-know-if-it's-being-released-this-year" excited.
 
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First part shows the movies I've seen so far this year from my favorite to my least favorite.

Second part shows all of the movies I am willing to see that are released in U.S. theaters during 2013, going from most excited to least excited to "I-don't-even-know-if-it's-being-released-this-year" excited.

The Me awards (5 minimum 10 max per category, 1 winner)

Best Picture
Year of Five: Stories We Tell, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, Mud
Year of Ten: The Spectacular Now, Short Term 12, The Wolf of Wall Street, Prisoners, The Place Beyond the Pines

Best Director
Sarah Polley, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron, Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Jeff Nichols, Spike Jonze, Dennis Villeneuva, James Ponsoldt

Best Original Screenplay
Inside Llewyn Davis, Her, Mud, Gravity, Side Effects

Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Spectacular Now, Short Term 12, Captain Philips, Lone Survivor

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Tom Hanks (Captain Philips), Tye Sheriden (Mud), Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Daniel Bruhl (Rush).

Best Actress
Cate Blanchet (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Shaline Woodlee (The Spectacular Now), Judi Dench (Philomena)

Best Supporting Actor
Ray McKinnon (Mud), Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Ben Foster (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), James Franco (Spring Breakers), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Mud), Kyle Chandler (The Spectacular Now), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Best Supporting Actress
Mary Elizabeth Winsted (The Spectacular Now), Angela McEwan (Nebraska), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Lupita N'yong (12 Years a Slave), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Emma Watson (The Bling Ring), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Sarah Polley (12 Years a Slave), Kristen Scott Thomas (Only God Forgives), Olivia Wilde (Her).
 
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Most of these movies are well known IF you happen to be a Criterion nut or someone who follows a particular director (for instance, anyone who claims to be a fan of the Coen Bros has at least heard of if not seen several times Miller's Crossing). However, for those of you who simply search out quality films regardless of who is behind them, this is a list of overlooked, under-loved, and forgotten gems you might have missed. Despite positive reception and critical plaudits, many fall just shy of awards or movie lists like the IMDB top 250. I hope this list helps you discover a new favorite film, or at least inspires you to make your own list of (relatively) forgotten films.

I also apologize in advance for the dearth of non-English language films on my list but, really, pretty much all good foreign films are under-seen and undervalued outside of cinephile circles.
 
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First part shows the movies I've seen so far this year from my favorite to my least favorite.

Second part shows all of the movies I am willing to see that are released in theaters during 2012, going from most excited to least excited to "I-don't-even-know-if-it's-being-released-this-year" excited.

If I picked the Oscars (the "me" awards rules - 5 minimum 10 maximum in each category, one winner):

Best Picture: The Master
Runners-up: Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln
Year-of-ten: The Impossible, Killing Them Softly, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper

Best Director: P. T. Anderson (The Master)
Runners-up: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Ben Affleck (Argo), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Original Screenplay: Looper/The Master
Best Adapted Screenplay: Perks/Killing

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Runners-up: Daniel Day-Louis (Lincoln), P. S. Hoffman (The Master), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Jean-Louis Trintingant (Amour)

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Runners-up: Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Emmanuelle Rivera (Amour), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed)

Best Supporting Actor: Scoot McNairy (Argo)
Runners-up: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained), Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Supporting Actress: Ann Hathaway (Les Miserable)
Runners-up: Amy Adams (The Master), Samantha Barks (Les Miserable), Ann Dowde (Compliance), Emily Blunt (Looper)

Special Award: Joss Whedon (The Avengers/Cabin in the Woods/ Much To Do About Nothing)
 
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They make any movie better just by being in it.
Reliable, remarkable, versatile, underrated. Character actors can never be appreciated enough.

Rules: Can never have won or been nominated for a Best Actor or Actress Oscar, but Best Supporting is okay.

Disqualified
Gary Oldman - nominated for Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy
Ernest Borgnine - won for Marty
Walter Huston - nominated twice for lead actor
Lee Marvin - won for Cat Ballou
James Mason - nominated for A Star Is Born
Max von Sydow - nominated for Pelle the Conqueror
Kathy Bates - won for Misery
Emily Watson - nominated twice for lead actress
John Hurt - nominated for The Elephant Man
Alan Arkin - nominated twice for lead actor
Ralph Fiennes - nominated for The English Patient
Helena Bonham Carter-nominated for The Wings of the Dove
Philip S. Hoffman-won for Capote
Emma Thomps - nominated once and won for Howards End
Rod Steiger - won for In the Heat of the Night
Jessica Chastain - nominated for Zero Dark Thirty
Albert Finney-nominated FIVE TIMES (four for lead) and HAS NOT WON! what a crime.
 
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Why Stunts and Choreography Need an Oscar Category

If there had always been a category at the Academy Awards for "Best Stunts or Choreography", a few of these people would have won multiple Oscars.

They might as well forget about creating a category now, since most everything is done with CG. Oh well, there's always the Taurus Awards (check em out).
 
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The films which, I believe, have the greatest collections of acting talent in movie history.

The first ten or so are "great ensembles". The rest are just notable collections of talent.

To be considered great, the film must have at the very minimum four actors in excellent performances. Supporting actors in excellent roles are helpful as well.

Note. There have been some films with excellent casts that were bad or sub-par films. These have been excluded.