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Rankdown II - Best Picture Nominees ('09-'19) (Congrats to the Winner!)

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Post by beasterne » June 22nd, 2020, 4:16 pm

We're back for Round 2! Thanks to everyone who made the first Rankdown a success, and who showed interest in a second game!

This time, we'll be ranking every movie nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards since the Oscars expanded the list beyond 5 nominations. So, every year from 2009-2019 will be included. Hopefully this provides a fun counterpoint to the 2010s poll that is happening at the same time.

If you would like to participate, please sign up in this thread! I've carried over the waitlist from the previous thread, and those players are already listed below. I'm thinking we can cap the participants at around 15 for this go-round.

Rule changes:

For this Rankdown the rules will be mostly the same, with a big change to how we handle the final phase of the game. Here's how it will work: Once we reach a round where not everyone can make a cut (example, 15 participants and only 14 films remaining) OR we reach a round where there are no vetoes remaining and there is one more film than there are participants (example, 15 participants and 16 films), we will proceed to the final phase. In the final phase, instead of submitting a secret ballot, every participant will publicly vote for a film to be cut. The film with the most votes in that round will be cut. If there is a tie, we will have a vote-off specifically between those two films.

One other change for the final round: Vetoes will still be in effect! If a player saves their veto all the way to the final round, they can veto a cut after all participants have voted. That will cause the film with the 2nd most votes to be cut instead.

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What is a rankdown? A rankdown is a game where participants start with a given list, and then take turns knocking a film out of the running. They can base their decision to cut a film on whatever criteria they choose. The only rule is that when they knock a movie off the list, they have to explain their decision. The game proceeds in order, with each participant choosing a new film to cut, until we reach the final round. In the last round participants will publicly vote for one film to cut each round. This way the champion isn't decided purely by one participant.

Vetoes each participant will have vetoes they can use along the way. If one of their favorites is knocked out, they can veto that choice and it goes back in the pool. The film will also be protected from being cut by the player who made the cut in the subsequent round. However, any other player can still cut a vetoed film at any time! To start, everyone will have two vetoes that can each be used once per game. Use them wisely!

How many people can participate? Somewhere between 5-15 usually works best. It's definitely subjective and arbitrary, but that's part of the quirkiness of a rankdown. If there are too many participants, it winds up becoming just another popularity contest. By keeping the pool of participants small, it allows for some truly surprising results.
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ICM Forum's Rankdown of the Academy Award Best Picture Nominees (2009-2019) official list!

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1. AB537 (0 vetoes left)
2. OldAle1 (0 vetoes left)
3. beasterne (0 vetoes left)
4. jeff_v (0 vetoes left)
5. Onderhond (0 vetoes left)
6. Smoover (0 vetoes left)
7. PGonzalez (0 vetoes left)
8. brokenface (0 vetoes left)
9. toromash (0 vetoes left)
10. mightysparks (0 vetoes left)
11. sol (0 vetoes left)
12. blocho (0 vetoes left)
13. shugs (0 vetoes left)
14. jeroeno (0 vetoes left)
15. Nathan Treadway (0 vetoes left)


The List of FilmsShow
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Boyhood
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash
Selma
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite (Gisaengchung)
the resultsShow
98. Vice (2018), cut by AB537
97. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), cut by OldAle1
96. The Blind Side (2009), cut by beasterne
95. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), cut by jeff_v
The Tree of Life (2011), cut by Onderhond Vetoed by Smoover!
94. Argo (2012), cut by Smoover
1917 (2019), cut by PGonzalez Vetoed by Nathan Treadway!
93. Les Miserables (2012), cut by brokenface
92. The King's Speech (2010), cut by toromash
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), cut by mightysparks Vetoed by toromash!
Little Women (2019), cut by sol Vetoed by OldAle1!
91. Whiplash (2014), cut by blocho
90. War Horse (2011), cut by shugs
The Irishman (2019), cut by jeroeno Vetoed by PGonzalez!
89. An Education (2009), cut by Nathan Treadway
88. Lion (2016), cut by AB537
87. Inception (2010), cut by OldAle1
86. Hacksaw Ridge (2016), cut by beasterne
85. Midnight in Paris (2011), cut by jeff_v
84. Phantom Thread (2017), cut by Onderhond
District 9 (2009), cut by Smoover
Vetoed by mightysparks!
83. Nebraska (2013), cut by PGonzalez
82. American Sniper (2014), cut by brokenface
81. Silver Linings Playbook (2012), cut by toromash
80. The Favourite (2018), cut by mightysparks
79. Brooklyn (2015), cut by sol
78. Jojo Rabbit (2019), cut by blocho
Call Me by Your Name (2017), cut by shugs
Vetoed by beasterne!
77. Boyhood (2014), cut by jeroeno
76. Black Panther (2018), cut by Nathan Treadway

75. The Artist (2011), cut by AB537
74. Darkest Hour (2017), cut by OldAle1
73. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), cut by beasterne
72. The Help (2011), cut by jeff_v
The Tree of Life (2011), cut by Onderhond
Vetoed by PGonzalez!
71. Zero Dark Thirty (2012), cut by Smoover
70. Up in the Air (2009), cut by PGonzalez
69. Green Book (2018), cut by brokenface
68. Gravity (2013), cut by toromash
67. Moneyball (2011), cut by mightysparks
66. Captain Phillips (2013), cut by blocho
65. Little Women (2019), cut by sol
64. American Hustle (2013), cut by shugs
The Irishman (2019), cut by jeroeno
Vetoed by shugs!
63. Avatar (2009), cut by Nathan Treadway
62. Room (2015), cut by AB537
Inglourious Basterds (2009), cut by OldAle1
Vetoed by mightysparks!
Django Unchained (2012), cut by beasterne Vetoed by AB537!
61. The Fighter (2010), cut by jeff_v
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), cut by Onderhond
Vetoed by beasterne!
60. Lincoln (2012), cut by Smoover
59. District 9 (2009), cut by PGonzalez
58. The Theory of Everything (2014), cut by brokenface
57. The Martian (2015), cut by toromash
56. The Big Short (2015), cut by mightysparks
55. The Revenant (2015), cut by sol
54. The Imitation Game (2014), cut by blocho
Call Me by Your Name (2017), cut by shugs
Vetoed by brokenface!
53. Fences (2016), cut by jeroeno
52. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), cut by NathanTreadway

51. Toy Story 3 (2010), cut by AB537
50. Black Swan (2010), cut by OldAle1
49. Bridge of Spies (2015), cut by beasterne
48. Joker (2019), cut by jeff_v
47. The Tree of Life (2011), cut by Onderhond
46. Django Unchained (2012), cut by Smoover
1917 (2019), cut by PGonzalez
Vetoed by Nathan Treadway!
45. Philomena (2013), cut by brokenface
Hugo (2011), cut by toromash
Vetoed by blocho!
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), cut by mightysparks Vetoed by toromash!
44. Dallas Buyers Club (2013), cut by sol
43. The Kids Are All Right (2010), cut by blocho
42. Precious (2009), cut by shugs
The Irishman (2019), cut by jeroeno
Vetoed by shugs!
41. The Descendants (2011), cut by NathanTreadway
40. Roma (2018), cut by AB537
39. Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (2019), cut by OldAle1
38. A Star is Born (2018), cut by beasterne
37. The Shape of Water (2017), cut by jeff_v
36. Marriage Story (2019), cut by Onderhond
35. Hidden Figures (2016), cut by Smoover
34. Arrival (2016), cut by PGonzalez
33. Ford v Ferrari (2019), cut by brokenface
32. 127 Hours (2010), cut by toromash
31. Selma (2014), cut by mightysparks
30. The Post (2017), cut by sol
29. Dunkirk (2017), cut by blocho
28. Call Me by Your Name (2017), cut by shugs
12 Years a Slave (2013), cut by jeroeno
Vetoed by blocho!
27. The Social Network (2010), cut by Nathan Treadway
26. Moonlight (2016), cut by AB537
Inglourious Basterds (2009), cut by OldAle1
Vetoed by jeroeno!
25. True Grit (2010), cut by beasterne
24. The Life of Pi (2012), cut by jeff_v
23. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), cut by Onderhond
22. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), cut by Smoover
21. Up (2009), cut by PGonzalez
20. 1917 (2019), cut by brokenface
19. Winter's Bone (2010), cut by toromash
18. Spotlight (2015), cut by mightysparks
17. Manchester by the Sea (2016), cut by sol
Get Out (2017), cut by blocho
Vetoed by sol!
16. Lady Bird (2017), cut by shugs
15. The Irishman (2019), cut by jeroeno
A Serious Man (2009), cut by Nathan Treadway
Vetoed by brokenface!
14. Inglourious Basterds (2009), cut with 4 votes
13. Hell or High Water (2016), cut with 7 votes
12. Get Out (2017), cut with 7 votes
11. The Hurt Locker (2009), cut with 5 votes
10. BlacKkKlansman (2018), cut with 6 votes Vetoed by sol! The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), cut with 4 votes Vetoed by Onderhond! Amour (2012), cut with 3 votes Vetoed by Smoover! La La Land (2016), cut with 1 vote Vetoed by OldAle1! Hugo (2011), cut with 1 vote
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), cut with 5 votes Vetoed by jeff_v! Amour (2012), cut with 5 votes
8. La La Land (2016), cut with 7 votes
7. 12 Years a Slave (2013), cut with 5 votes
6. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), cut in a runoff with 7 votes
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), cut with 6 votes Vetoed by Onderhond! BlacKkKlansman (2018), cut with 5 votes
4. Parasite (2019), cut with 6 votes Vetoed by AB537! The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), cut with 5 votes
3. A Serious Man (2009) Vetoed by jeff_v!, Her (2013) Vetoed by jeroeno!, Parasite (2019), cut by default :shrug:
2. A Serious Man (2009), cut with 9 votes

1. Her (2013) - The Champion!
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Post by blocho » June 22nd, 2020, 4:25 pm

I'm in.

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Post by OldAle1 » June 22nd, 2020, 4:25 pm

Cool, can't wait! Well, ok, I can wait, until we get everyone signed up. But I get to go first, right? First is BEST!!!

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Post by AB537 » June 22nd, 2020, 4:28 pm

Looking forward to this. Commenting now so I see updates ...

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Post by beasterne » June 22nd, 2020, 4:30 pm

blocho wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 4:25 pm
I'm in.
Added, glad to have you back blocho!

OldAle1 wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Cool, can't wait! Well, ok, I can wait, until we get everyone signed up. But I get to go first, right? First is BEST!!!
Glad to have you aboard for this one OldAle, really interested to see your thoughts on your cuts.

As for the order, we'll just have to wait and see what random.org thinks our fate should be...

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Post by brokenface » June 22nd, 2020, 4:43 pm

:party:

re: this rule: "If there is a tie, we will have a vote-off specifically between those two films."

I suggest aiming for an odd number of participants


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Post by blocho » June 22nd, 2020, 5:27 pm

I'm a bit confused about the change to the rules. It seems to say that our final cutting round will be dedicated to eliminating only one movie. And then we will have the balloting round. Is that right?



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Post by beasterne » June 22nd, 2020, 6:02 pm

brokenface wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 4:43 pm
:party:

re: this rule: "If there is a tie, we will have a vote-off specifically between those two films."

I suggest aiming for an odd number of participants
Agreed! I'm hoping we get 15, but I agree that an odd number of participants is the way to go.

blocho wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 5:27 pm
I'm a bit confused about the change to the rules. It seems to say that our final cutting round will be dedicated to eliminating only one movie. And then we will have the balloting round. Is that right?
Well, the change is that we will eliminate one movie at a time. So if there are 10 movies left, everyone will vote to cut one, and the movie with the most cuts is eliminated. Then, there will be 9 movies left, and everyone will vote to cut one of those, and then that movie is eliminated. So it will make the endgame a little slower, but hopefully it will be a fun wrinkle.
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June 22nd, 2020, 5:55 pm
In!
You're in!

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Post by jeroeno » June 22nd, 2020, 6:38 pm

Surely cinewest will be in this time? Onderhond is in too right?

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Post by Onderhond » June 22nd, 2020, 6:43 pm

I posted but seems I was skipped! Beasterne!
Maybe someone vetoed me :D

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Post by beasterne » June 22nd, 2020, 7:22 pm

Onderhond wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 6:43 pm
I posted but seems I was skipped! Beasterne!
Maybe someone vetoed me :D
Whoops, I did miss you (I swear it was not intentional, this game is definitely more fun when you're playing Onderhond!)

You're added :)

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Post by jeff_v » June 22nd, 2020, 10:06 pm

I'll play again.

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Post by beasterne » June 22nd, 2020, 10:26 pm

jeff_v wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 10:06 pm
I'll play again.
You're in! 4 more spots left!!


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Post by mightysparks » June 22nd, 2020, 11:28 pm

I’d like to play again
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Post by jvv » June 22nd, 2020, 11:47 pm

I've only seen just over 1/2 of the movies, so I'm not playing this time.

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Post by beasterne » June 23rd, 2020, 1:03 am

toromash wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 10:48 pm
i´l join
mightysparks wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 11:28 pm
I’d like to play again
You’re both in!

jvv wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 11:47 pm
I've only seen just over 1/2 of the movies, so I'm not playing this time.
Makes sense—hopefully you’ll be back for round 3!

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Post by cinewest » June 23rd, 2020, 5:28 am

I've only seen about 2/3 of this group, and am not motivated to see any others, so I will continue to observe and provide commentary :-). Of those I have seen, I would say roughly half are 7+ (7.5 upward), and the other half 7- (7 on downward).

Much more uneven quality here, though with viewer taste being as different as it is, there might be more shockers and less agreement, at least until late in the game.

I own dvds of 1/3 of the AFI list, but only 7 off this list, and my dvd collection (about 350 in total) is heavily oriented towards films made in the last 25 years, which reveals a major disconnect, here.

If I was playing, I would definitely go after the Tarantino's (and other popular films I really don't care for), straight away, and at least flush out some vetoes early on. Lot's of other mediocre films besides.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » June 23rd, 2020, 8:28 am

Sounds fun. In.

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Post by beasterne » June 23rd, 2020, 1:36 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:28 am
Sounds fun. In.
Glad to have you aboard!

There is ONE spot left, and once that's filled we will kick things off with round 1!

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Post by Onderhond » June 23rd, 2020, 1:51 pm

I filtered the participating films and put them in a list of their own, for easier stats:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/acad ... onderhond/

Seen: 81/98 (83%)
Number of favorites: 5/81 (6%)
Number of dislikes: 17/81 (21%)

I may do some slight catching up in the coming week, there are some films that I want to see anyway. But 5 favorites yo! It's payback time for y'all :D
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Post by mightysparks » June 23rd, 2020, 1:57 pm

Seen 94/98 (96%)
Faves: 7/98 (7%)
Dislikes: 2/94 (2%)

I think everything in between those faves and dislikes is a 'meh'... Not sure if I cbf watching the final four films but we'll see.
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Post by sol » June 23rd, 2020, 2:02 pm

Seen 87/98 (89%)
Faves: 34/87 (39%)
Dislikes: 0/87 (0%)*

* I only dislike films on iCM that I have rated 4/10 or lower; there are plenty of films on the list that are in the 5/10 or low 6/10 range for me. :)
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Post by OldAle1 » June 23rd, 2020, 2:03 pm

For me it's 87/98 seen.

Favorites: 33
Dislikes: 8

None of the 11 I haven't seen are all that appealing - if they were, I probably would have seen them in the cinema, as I typically try to see all the BP nominees on the big screen (and have been perfect in that endeavor from 2015 on, and in some earlier years). But watching The Theory of Everything and a couple of the others might give me more dislikes to trash... :lol:

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Post by AB537 » June 23rd, 2020, 4:12 pm

I've seen 91 of 98 so far, with maybe 15-20 favourites and a handful of dislikes in there. I won't have time to watch any of the remaining 7 during the TSPDT challenge, but if any are still standing as of July 1 I'll try to see them at that point (might need more options to cut by then!) In general it's been lack of interest rather than availability issues that's resulted in me not watching those ones to this point, with maybe a couple of exceptions that have slipped through the cracks.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » June 23rd, 2020, 4:40 pm

I've seen all of them (actually I've seen all but 3 of the BP nominees, and those are the three that aren't easily available.)
15/0 Likes/Dislikes

Forgive the ignorance, but, I may be needed to be reminded from time to time of the rules. I didn't really follow along on the other thread. Maybe I need to read through it?

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Post by OldAle1 » June 23rd, 2020, 4:58 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 4:40 pm


Forgive the ignorance, but, I may be needed to be reminded from time to time of the rules. I didn't really follow along on the other thread. Maybe I need to read through it?
I need to go back and remind myself as well just to be sure, but I'm pretty sure the rules are:

1) ask OldAle1 if it's OK for you to cut the film.
2) make sure you don't veto any of OldAle1's cuts.
3) the person whose choices are most-approved by OldAle1 not only wins the game, but also gets his or her very own copy of the masterpiece Coyote Ugly - which unaccountably was never nominated for an Oscar - to keep forever and ever.

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Post by jeroeno » June 23rd, 2020, 5:17 pm

I saw everything except War Horse. A bunch of favorites and a whole lot of dislikes. This'll be fun.

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Post by beasterne » June 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm

Seen: 93/98
Favorites: 22/93
Dislikes: 0/93, but I only dislike movies when I REALLY don't like them, so this isn't too surprising. I still have plenty of movies to cut.

Nathan Treadway wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 4:40 pm
I've seen all of them (actually I've seen all but 3 of the BP nominees, and those are the three that aren't easily available.)
15/0 Likes/Dislikes

Forgive the ignorance, but, I may be needed to be reminded from time to time of the rules. I didn't really follow along on the other thread. Maybe I need to read through it?
No apologies needed, you should pick up on things pretty quickly. Once the game fills up I'll randomize the players to see what the order for each round will be. Then, each player will cut one of the movies left on the list. Everybody will also have two vetoes they can use during the game to veto a cut. If a movie gets vetoed it goes back into the pool, and the player who cut the movie can't cut that same movie in the following round. Vetoes have to be used before the next round starts. I think that's everything you need to know until we reach the endgame, but if I missed something I'm sure someone else can help you out.

Also, still waiting on one more participant--who's it going to be???

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Post by shugs » June 24th, 2020, 10:32 am

Count me in.


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Post by beasterne » June 24th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Round 1 has begun!

Now that we have the full list of participants, I have randomized the list and here is the order for this game:

1. AB537 (2 vetoes left)
2. OldAle1 (2 vetoes left)
3. beasterne (2 vetoes left)
4. jeff_v (2 vetoes left)
5. Onderhond (2 vetoes left)
6. Smoover (2 vetoes left)
7. PGonzalez (2 vetoes left)
8. brokenface (2 vetoes left)
9. toromash (2 vetoes left)
10. mightysparks (2 vetoes left)
11. sol (2 vetoes left)
12. blocho (2 vetoes left)
13. shugs (2 vetoes left)
14. jeroeno (2 vetoes left)
15. NathanTreadway (2 vetoes left)





When you make a cut, please put a strike through the film in the list below, that way everyone can keep track of what's been cut and what's remaining. AB, you're up first!

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Post by AB537 » June 24th, 2020, 4:43 pm

I'm getting rid of Vice. This was a tough one to slog through - a subpar political satire whose target seemed an odd choice for the era in which it was released, and one that was noticeably lacking in jokes that were actually funny. The film wasn't helped by anachronisms and factual distortions that seem much more tailored to 2016/2020 presidential politics than to the issues and personalities of previous eras, most egregious of which was the ludicrous attempt to pass off Hillary Clinton as a tool of the Dick Cheney/Republican propaganda machine. In my view, the worst BP nominee of at least the last 3 years by a mile, and at least arguably the worst of the 21st century. Adam McKay has made some good movies, but this is not one of them.
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The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dllas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomana
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Boyhood
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash
Selma
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
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Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
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The Shape of Water
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Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
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Post by OldAle1 » June 24th, 2020, 4:57 pm

Huh. Don't think I've read anything from anybody really slagging that film. I thought it was basically OK - not bad - but certainly nowhere near one of the best of that (or any other) year.

My first pick is Bohemian Rhapsody, not just the worst BP nominee of this group but the worst in history in my opinion - of course I still have some left to see but it's hard to imagine something worse. Also probably the worst musical bio-pic, maybe the worst bio-pic of any kind that I've seen. Offensive to Freddie Mercury, full of some of the most cardboard characters I've ever seen, and horribly edited and giving very little sense of what made Queen's music special, this feels like what a third-grader would imagine rock stars are like.
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District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dllas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomana
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Boyhood
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash
Selma
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
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Post by blocho » June 24th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Dang, Bohemian Rhapsody would have been my first pick. The biopic is a cliche-ridden genre with too many bad movies. The musical biopic is perhaps the worst subgenre of biopics. And even by the standards of musical biopics, Bohemian Rhapsody was terrible.

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Post by jeff_v » June 24th, 2020, 6:25 pm

Pleased so far that the first two cuts are among the 5 films in the list that I haven't seen.

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Post by OldAle1 » June 24th, 2020, 6:32 pm

blocho wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Dang, Bohemian Rhapsody would have been my first pick. The biopic is a cliche-ridden genre with too many bad movies. The musical biopic is perhaps the worst subgenre of biopics. And even by the standards of musical biopics, Bohemian Rhapsody was terrible.
It is also one of the worst films I've ever paid to see - probably second only to Akiva Goldsman's astonishing terrible Winter's Tale within the past decade. Although just looking at my ratings, I really have seen a lot of terrible movies in the cinema in the last few years. I guess COVID's good for one thing at least.

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