Tuesday, July 26, 2016

1945 Fisti Awards

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1945.  I'm all in for Oscar rewarding The Lost Weekend this year.  Sure, it's not my pick, but it's an astonishing film that really feels just as strong now as it most likely did upon it's release.  What a powerful film, indeed.

That being said, I like a few films even more.

1945 had so much variety to offer that I can't help but feel overjoyed with how these awards came together.  I was in a place where I just wanted to discover something new, and since 1945 was a year I had seen very little (before starting to dig into the year, I had only seen around five films) it was ripe for discovery.  It was also a year that had no clear frontrunner for me, since the two masterpieces from the year that everyone seems to point to (Brief Encounter and Children of Paradise) were both ineligible since they competed in the 1946 Fisti Awards due to the Oscar rule (when a foreign film competes in a specific Oscar year, that is the year it competes for the Fistis).

Well, I had no frontrunner until I saw a certain film that completely ruined me and felt as though it was pretty much made for me and then it was over.

Oh my bleeding heart.

Another weird little stat regarding this year is that my Best Picture winner does not snag a directing nom, and while this has happened before (here in 2011) what makes this extra weird is that my directing winner does not snag a Best Picture nom.  My winner created something that is so technically profound and yet the film itself, while I truly am astounded by it, is not a film I'd say I...love.  Still, rewarding him for what he accomplished was necessary.

With that said, I present to you the Fisti Awards of 1945!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Going Ga Ga over the La La Land Trailer!

You can probably pencil this in for all sorts of Fisti Awards noms/wins (and I'm currently predicting this for all sorts of Oscar attention too) because this is the kind of film I live and breathe for.  It doesn't hurt that the trailer is THIS BEAUTIFUL.  The special effects, the glorious sets and lighting, the scope of it all, the glitzy musical numbers, Gosling's low octave vocals, Stone's longing stare, the moody-dreamy quality of it all...the tears streaming down my face as my body ACHES to have this movie in my life right now!!!

I'm ready for this film to make my soul laugh, smile and weep! 

Monday, July 11, 2016

2013 Mouthi Awards Ceremony

The ceremony for the 2013 Mouthi Awards took place in L.A. at the Calabasas Mansion owned by Kris Jenner on December 31st at 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.  

It was hosted by self-proclaimed deity, Kanye West.

At Kanye's demand, only 17 people were invited to the Kardashian home, and of those 17 only 3 were actual nominees (himself included).  The other 2 nominees being Beyonce Knowles and John Legend.  He canceled all planned presenters and decided to host, present and accept all awards himself, unless they were won by the aforementioned nominees allowed to attend.

Here are the highlights: