Important; To My Movie Friends


Oscars Coming Sunday

This week new movies were added to view at home before the Awards. Two possible winners are out today on demand. Lady Bird (Set in Sacramento, CA with two acting nominations of Laurie Metcalf for supporting and Saoirse Ron for best actress), and 3 Billboards (three actor nominees, McDormand, Harrelson, and Rockwell).

 Also, Out For Home Views Are

  1. Dunkirk.
  2. Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman, who will win best Actor for playing Churchill.
  3. Roman Israel (Denzel Washington up for best actor).
  4. Coco (will win Best Animated).
  5. Florida Project (William DeFoe up for best supporting actor).
  6. Loving Vincent (up for best animated and great if you love Vincent Van Gogh).
  7. Get Out (my favorite of those nominated though it will not win.
  8. My favorite movie for the year is, Wind River, a violent murder-thriller set on a snowy Indian Reservation in Wyoming and stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of the Olsen twins; the director was associated with my favorites from past years Sicario and Hell Or High Water.

Saw Phantom Thread This Weekend

Daniel Day Lewis was outstanding and Leslie Manville, who is nominated for best supporting was excellent, but the movie moved at the speed of paint drying (cliche). I do not understand why Mr. Lewis would use this poor script for his last movie after Lincoln, My Left Foot, Last Of The Mohicans, and There Will Be Blood.

I was not a big fan of Dunkirk and that does not make me a bad person. Their scene of the evacuation of the troops was not as good as the scene from Darkest Hour.

Have Not Seen

Shape Of Water and Call Me By Your Name and do not intend to do so. Did see the Post and enjoyed it and Hanks and Streep were great. Another movie where I knew the ending.

See You At The Oscars

Let’s see if they get the final award right this time. The accountants who handled the envelopes last year are not back. (For years the head man with the briefcase was Franklin Anderson with whom I played tennis at UCLA, and he never screwed it up.)

Let Faye and Warren have another shot, as it was not their fault. The producer from La, La Land who got the wrong envelope sure showed Cary Grant poise and class. I would be ripping up scenery.

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, where ever you are.

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