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  1. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Short

    Some of these films can be watched in their entirety online. Los Comandos is available on PBS websites like this one and this one, but only in certain regions (I cannot watch it myself). A few other films are more broadly available (note: I haven't watched them yet, so I can't vouch for their content): Two of the films are Netflix releases. Here are trailers for those two: And here are trailers and clips for the other films, which don't seem to be online yet: Finally, I could not find a trailer or clip from Women of the Gulag, but the film appears to have an Indiegogo page here.
  2. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Live Action Short

    The shortlist: “Caroline” “Chuchotage” “Detainment” “Fauve” “Icare” “Marguerite” “May Day” “Mother” “Skin” “Wale” I'll try to rustle up some trailers -- and perhaps any complete (legit) online versions of these films that might exist -- when I have a moment.
  3. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Short

    The shortlist: “Black Sheep” “End Game” “Lifeboat” “Los Comandos” “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” “A Night at the Garden” “Period. End of Sentence.” “’63 Boycott” “Women of the Gulag” “Zion” I'll try to rustle up some trailers -- and perhaps any complete (legit) online versions of these films that might exist -- when I have a moment.
  4. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Animated Short

    The shortlist (with the ones I have seen in bold): “Age of Sail” “Animal Behaviour” “Bao” “Bilby” “Bird Karma” “Late Afternoon” “Lost & Found” “One Small Step” “Pépé le Morse” “Weekends” Three of these films were nominated for the Annie Award: Lost & Found, Weekends and Pepe le Morse (aka Grandpa Walrus). Lost & Found can be watched in its entirety here. Here are embeddable versions of a few other contenders: And here are trailers and clips for the others: The nominees will be announced January 22.
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    Oscars 2019: Best Visual Effects

    The shortlist (with the ones I've seen in bold):    “Ant-Man and the Wasp” “Avengers: Infinity War” “Black Panther” “Christopher Robin” “First Man” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” “Mary Poppins Returns” “Ready Player One” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” “Welcome to Marwen” Notably, only three of the Annie Award nominees are represented here. The final five Oscar nominees will be announced January 22. 
  6. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Original Song

    The shortlist (with the ones I've seen in bold):   “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” “Treasure” from “Beautiful Boy” “All The Stars” from “Black Panther” “Revelation” from “Boy Erased” “Girl In The Movies” from “Dumplin’” “We Won’t Move” from “The Hate U Give” “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” from “Mary Poppins Returns” “Keep Reachin’” from “Quincy” “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” “A Place Called Slaughter Race” from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” “OYAHYTT” from “Sorry to Bother You” “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” “Suspirium” from “Suspiria” “The Big Unknown” from “Widows” The nominees will be announced January 22. 
  7. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Original Score

    The shortlist (with the ones I've seen in bold):  “Annihilation” “Avengers: Infinity War” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “Crazy Rich Asians” “The Death of Stalin” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” “First Man” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Isle of Dogs” “Mary Poppins Returns” “A Quiet Place” “Ready Player One” “Vice” The nominees will be announced January 22.
  8. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    The shortlist (with the ones I've seen in bold):  “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “Border” “Mary Queen of Scots” “Stan & Ollie” “Suspiria” “Vice” The nominees will be announced January 22.
  9. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Foreign Language Film

    The shortlist (with the ones I've seen in bold): Colombia, “Birds of Passage” Denmark, “The Guilty” Germany, “Never Look Away” Japan, “Shoplifters” Kazakhstan, “Ayka” Lebanon, “Capernaum” Mexico, “Roma” Poland, “Cold War” South Korea, “Burning” The nominees will be announced January 22.
  10. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Feature

    The shortlist (with the ones I've seen in bold): “Charm City” “Communion” “Crime + Punishment” “Dark Money” “The Distant Barking of Dogs” “Free Solo” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” “Minding the Gap” “Of Fathers and Sons” “On Her Shoulders” “RBG” “Shirkers” “The Silence of Others” “Three Identical Strangers” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” There are only four films here that also made the Producers Guild's cut -- and, no surprise, they are the four films that grossed over $10 million this year.
  11. Peter T Chattaway

    Black Panther

    Joel Mayward wrote: : In fact--and I need to revisit Black Panther before saying this is a fact--but I believe the film doesn't use the language of "black" or "white" in the way I used it above. Again, I'll need to rewatch it, but I don't think the Wakandans call themselves "black," but I do think Erik Killmonger might, which again raises the African/American dynamic mentioned above in the thread. That's a detail I'll definitely be looking for next time I see the film, too. I *think* I can remember Killmonger talking to T'Challa about "your people" or maybe even "people who look like you", but I can't remember if he explicitly uses the word "black" (except, of course, in reference to the title character). : Peter, this is tangential to the film, but I'm curious: when you bring up that you are "Mennonite" in the discussion of race, what do you mean by this? Is "Mennonite" considered a race? An ethnicity? A culture? A society? A denomination? A theological strand? Yes, to all of the above (except maybe "race"). It's kind of like being "Jewish". Are we talking about genetic ancestry (my Oma had our family tree memorized back to the 18th century, and my mother has entire books that have been written about the families of the Ukrainian and Paraguayan villages that her family came from -- noting, among other things, that my grandparents were third-cousins to each other, and one of my uncles is third-cousins with his wife, etc. -- as the saying goes, when you meet a fellow Mennonite, the question is not *whether* you are related to each other but *how* you are related)? Are we talking about cultural traits, such as food (farmer sausage!) and clothing and specific linguistic dialects (Yiddish for Jews, Plautdietsch for Mennonites)? Are we talking about distinctive theological beliefs? It all depends on the context. : As an American and as a non-Mennonite by name/birth/culture, but (mostly) Anabaptist in my theology, I was still made to feel like I was inherently an outsider due to my last name and my American origins. Fascinating. I've always felt like a borderline insider/outsider, because my British father was an only child, so all of the family gatherings I've gone to throughout my life have been with the Mennonite side of the family -- but my branch of the family was the only one in which no one spoke German (except for my mother), so I often felt left out of the conversations. : So, I'm curious if a parallel is being made here between Mennonites and, say, Jews and Judaism in blurring the lines between religion and ethnicity.  Fascinating. I swear, I wrote my comments above before I had even read this sentence! It's an analogy people do make from time to time. (Back in the '90s, I was talking to a Jewish publicist about a movie that depicted shtetl life, and I mentioned that I had always wanted to be Jewish when I was a kid (partly because I was a big Fiddler on the Roof fan), and when I mentioned that my mother was Mennonite -- and had been born in eastern Europe, no less -- the publicist said, "That's close enough.")
  12. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Picture

    kenmorefield wrote: : I guess three of the films are about race . . . Four, arguably, if you take into account Freddie Mercury's Farsi background (and the fact that the actor who plays him is of Egyptian descent, which gives Bohemian Rhapsody diversity points of its own).
  13. kenmorefield wrote: : As an aside, this is the second film this year (after A Star is Born) where being comfortable visiting a drag bar is a badge of moral tolerance. I've been toying with starting a thread on the way films increasingly use characters' attitudes towards sexuality to signify who the Good Guys and Bad Guys are (or at least to indicate which way our sympathies should be skewed). Come Sunday was billed as a film about a preacher who ceases to believe in Hell... but in many ways it's really a film about a preacher who comes to accept homosexuality. Green Book is a film about racism... but the Viggo Mortensen isn't *really* all that racist, and anyway, he's totally okay with homosexuality. And Vice... well, that one's still under embargo, so I won't say exactly what the film *does* do (and *doesn't* do) with the relationship between Dick Cheney and his gay daughter, but it's a thematically significant element. Anyway, your "badge" terminology seems to dovetail with my own thoughts about this.
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    From today's press release: - - - CHRIS PRATT, TOM HOLLAND, JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND OCTAVIA SPENCER JOIN VOICE CAST FOR PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS’ UPCOMING ORIGINAL FEATURE FILM “ONWARD” BURBANK, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2018) – Pixar Animation Studios revealed today four members of its voice cast for its original new feature film “Onward,” including Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Tom Holland (“Spiderman: Homecoming”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013’s “Monsters University,” “Onward” is slated for theatres on March 6, 2020. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney•Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.” According to the filmmakers, they’ve assembled a dream voice cast to help to bring key characters to life. · “Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humour to his character,” said Rae. · “Tom has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays,” said Scanlon. · “There is no one funnier than Julia,” said Scanlon, “but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.” · “Octavia can do it all,” said Rae. “We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humour that she brings to her character.”
  15. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Picture

    The Screen Actors Guild nominees for best ensemble, which is sort of the SAG version of Best Picture: “A Star Is Born” “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “Crazy Rich Asians” I believe it has only happened twice that the Oscar for Best Picture went to a film that wasn't at least nominated for this award -- once in 1995 (the first year that this award existed), and once last year (when the award went to Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri and Oscar front-runner The Shape of Water wasn't even nominated for this award). The winner will be announced January 27.