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What happened in January

What happened in January is that I saw films; 58 logs on my Letterboxd account.

Ten of those were seen at the cinema: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Molly’s Game, All The Money In The World, Downsizing, The Greatest Showman, Darkest Hour, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Coco, Pitch Perfect 3 and The Post.

The Last Jedi was a rewatch and I’m firmly in the ‘loved it’ camp.

Jessica Chastain gave yet another excellent performance in Molly’s Game.

Can someone give Christopher Plummer an award for best villain in All The Money In The World already?

Downsizing was a disappointment, great idea though.

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman is still an earworm for me.

Darkest House and Dunkirk are now the perfect companion pieces.

All the praise for Frances McDormand’s performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Please and thank you.

Oh, what a wonderful film Coco was!

Pitch Perfect 3 rounded up the Bella’s story nicely. Leave it there, folks.

For once, I enjoyed a not overly sentimental Spielberg in The Post. I wonder how well it went down with the neo conservative lot.


I also started watching Black Mirror to see what the fuss is all about. I’ve finished the first two series and will start the American ones soon.


Awards Talk: Gotham Awards 2016 Winners

Best Feature


Best Documentary

O.J.: Made in America

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Trey Edward Shults – Krisha

Best Screenplay


Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Breakthrough Actor

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch

Special Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders – Moonlight

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

Her Story

Weekend Round Up #98

This weekend’s movies:

And of course…

Andrei Rublev, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, The Night of the Shooting Stars, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011), Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

Awards Talk: 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Nominations list:

Best Feature

American Honey
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Andrea Arnold – American Honey
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Pablo Larrain – Jackie
Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women
Jeff Nichols – Loving

Best Screenplay

Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women
Little Men
Hell or High Water

Best First Feature

The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
The Witch

Best First Screenplay

The Witch
Other People
Jean of the Joneses

Best Male Lead

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood – Free in Deed
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons – Other People
Tim Roth – Chronic

Best Female Lead

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Supporting Male

Ralph Fiennes – A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf – American Honey
Craig Robinson – Morris From America

Best Supporting Female

Edwina Findley – Free in Deed
Paulina Garcia – Little Men
Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
Riley Keough – American Honey
Molly Shannon – Other People

Best Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Under the Sun

Best International Film

My Golden Days
Toni Erdmann
Under the Shadow

Best Cinematography

Free in Deed
Eyes of My Mother
American Honey

Best Editing

Swiss Army Man
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)

Free in Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Spa Night

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)


Piaget Producers Award

Lisa Kjerulff
Jordana Mollick
Melody C. Roscher
Craig Shilowich

Someone to Watch Award

Andrew Ahn – Spa Night
Claire Carre – Embers
Anna Rose Holmer – The Fits
Ingrid Jungermann – Women Who Kill

Truer Than Fiction Award

Kristi Jacobson – Solitary
Sara Jordenö – Kiki
Nanfu Wang – Hooligan Sparrow

Venues: AMC Disney Springs 24 with Dine-in Theatres


Disney Springs, Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida


Truthfully, to get out of a rainstorm!


The venue smelled of wet dog. Not very appetising in a place where food is served.


Deepwater Horizon




Awards Talk: Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards


Best Documentary (Theatrical Feature)
O.J.: Made in America
Best Director (Theatrical Feature)
Ezra Edelman – O.J.: Made in America
Best Documentary (TV/Streaming)
Best Director (TV/Streaming)
Ava DuVernay – 13th
Best First Documentary (Theatrical Feature)
Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg – Weiner
Best First Documentary (TV/Streaming)
Jacob Bernstein & Nick Hooker – Everything Is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted
Deborah Esquenazi – Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Best Political Documentary
Best Sports Documentary
O.J.: Made in America
Best Music Documentary
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Best Song in a Documentary
I’m Still Here – Miss Sharon Jones
Best Limited Documentary Series
O.J.: Made in America
Best Ongoing Documentary Series
30 for 30
Most Innovative Documentary
The Tower