Some of my favorite film critics are putting out their lists of ‘top 5 (or 10) films of 2017’ and I don’t want to be left out. However, the difference between me and them is that they get early screenings to everything, and so have actually seen the big 2017 films that I have yet to see (especially the Oscar-bait ones that cluster toward the end of December).
But I’ve been thinking back on what I’ve seen so far, and it’s definitely enough to make a top five, plus honorable mentions, plus shout outs to films I’m excited to see but that I haven’t had time to see, am saving for later, or that haven’t come out yet.
In an order that indefinitely particular:
- Baby Driver
- Wind River
- Ingrid Goes West
Honorable Mentions: Coco, The Shape of Water, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
Not yet seen: Lady Bird, The Post, I Tonya, Phantom Thread, Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Hostiles, The Disaster Artist, Loving Vincent, The Square, Only the Brave, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Mudbound, Good Time, Lucky, and many many more.
TEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
I’m so ready.
Here’s what’s happening:
Wow. Well, I think we’ll all remember where we were when we saw the Great Oscar Error of 2017. My love for films was at war with my love of an early bedtime down to the last minutes of the night.
By the time Best Picture rolled around my roommate had joined me and I was ready for the end. I was spending commercial breaks tidying my room, brushing my teeth, washing my face, feeding my cat, basically throwing in the towel.
So when La La Land ‘inevitably’ won, my roommate left and I shut my laptop in unsurprised disappointment (I had been rooting for Moonlight) without bothering to listen to the speeches. And then just minutes later my Lily (my roommate) shouted to me from the next room that IT WAS A MISTAKE AND MOONLIGHT WON?!
I think I may have whispered “Holy Shit” to myself a few times in bed in the dark before drifting off in a deep sleep.
And today I’m reminded of why I don’t usually go to bed the same day I wake up (my eyes are so tired!) but I’m gratified to admit that most of my predictions were on point, and, had I had an office and had my office had a pool, I would have made some bank.
I also correctly guessed that Ruth Negga’s dress was Valentino, but I want to talk about the clothes separately so as to eke out my triumphs and enjoyment of them. 😉
So how did my predictions hold up? Continue reading “Oscar Winners 2017”
Tomorrow is Oscars day! Very excited to see who wins what (now that I’ve finally caught up on ALL of the big movies) and of course, who wears what. After being inspired by both Man Repeller and Harper’s Bazaar, and perhaps a little bit by the foofaraw (be right back, adding that to my next ‘Words’ post) re: Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld, I decided to free my imagination (within the narrow overlap of Oscar-nominated actresses/actresses in Oscar-nominated films and the collections shown at 2017 couture week. Hope fully it doesn’t come too much across that I have vast preferences for some couture shows over others (because I could get another list out of that!), because I tried to be very even-keel and non-personal in my recommendations. I wanted to do this like a professional.
So, if I were *stylist to the stars*, what would they be wearing? Well, it would definitely be a more exciting Red Carpet showing 😉 Continue reading “Stylist to the Stars, Oscars 2017”
I know I already did this post, but I think I got a bit ahead of myself. And now Ive at last seen all of the big Oscar films (with a few exceptions, which will be detailed below).
And now, your daily update on my health, because I love sharing. I worked too hard yesterday and I’m feeling it today. My throat is worse and I’ve pain in my sinuses. It never ends. I probably won’t be able to make it to Senior Masquerade tomorrow, which is a great sadness, because I have a beautiful mask that I rarely get to wear. Few occasions to wear beautiful masks, unfortunately. And I won’t get to see Lily wearing the mask I bought her in Venice, which is another Great Sadness.
Le sigh. I know I’m not a big one for going out and partying these days, but I would appreciate the choice, you know? And an evening inside is not nearly so nice when you’re sick.
Anyway, onto movies. I watched Shyamalan’s Split last night. Despite the positive reviews I thought it was pretty much poop. I’ve seen all of the big Oscar films now except Fences (I had to read the play in high school with a not very pleasant teacher and I don’t want to re-experience it) and Silence (because I can’t find it anywhere).
So in pink I’m putting the film I think will win, and in purple, the film(s) I want to win. Continue reading “Oscar Nomination Roundup”
SAG is a terrible acronym. But I’m not typing out ‘Studio Actor’s Guild Awards’, no matter how handsome Mahershala Ali looked in his white tux.
Also, thank you Mahershala Ali for completely BLASTING Ryan Gosling out of the water with his Golden Globes white tux (all the La La Land love and fanfare makes me a bit vindictive toward Gosling, I admit it. His part in that film is overrated, the film is overrated, and his white suit is overrated.)
Okay, rant over.
Ali is the only gentleman I’m even going to reference because, as we discovered at the Globes, they tend to be boring as fuuuuuu—-. You get it. This is why we need to normalize a masculine interest in clothing, fashion, and appearance. Mostly so that men who are interested in clothing and beauty are not cruelly treated and can be themselves and surrounded by acceptance, but also so that I can look at more interesting tuxedos.
(And Tituss Burgess also looks fabulous) Continue reading “SAG Awards Red Carpet”
Incidentally, this is my 100th post!
I’ve been delaying talking about the Oscar nominations because I haven’t seen all of the nominated movies and I want to do things thoroughly. But that’s an impossibility and in life we have to accept the inevitable lack of completion and closure (la la laaa) so let’s get it done!
Besides, I’ve been slowly chipping away at the list, there’s no time like the present, and I’m ready to wrap this up 😉
So categories, with the actor and the movie. I’m going to highlight ones I’ve seen and italicize the one I think should win. Continue reading “Oscar Noms”
First of all, I’m feeling better today. Sleep and a quiet morning does wonders. It’s a blessing to not have a heavy coarse load this semester- especially right now when I’m juggling graduate school applications and ballroom practices.
We have a practice showing for our Winter performance on Saturday, so everyone (including me) is scrambling to get their pieces together. I have four practices today, but things are coming together.
So the best thing to do in these times of stress is to suit up and put on some blood-red lipstick (Snow White by NYX?). As Chanel said, “If you’re sad, add some more lipstick and attack.” So I have a leather dress (so proud I zipped it up the back all by me lonesome), leather riding boots, a severe side part and low bun, and the life-affirming fragrance, Oud by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. You know you’ve put on the right fragrance when you wake yourself up and think “Yes, that’s who I am today.” Continue reading “La La Land, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures”
I’ve so many interesting and exciting links (the wide world of the internet, what can you do?)- I haven’t done a links post in a while. I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Mine would be better if it weren’t so chilly- I’m sitting on my radiator in my dorm room as I type this. Actually, I’m going to the library.
Well, that’s a bit better. Continue reading “Links for January”
I’m loving the assonance of these post titles the long oh sounds in golden and globes, combined with lowdown. Golden Globe Lowdown. Golden Globe Moments. You can’t understand how tempting it is to combine the words into Golden Glowdown or Golden Glowments- but this is the last post and I’ve successfully resisted the urge throughout the entire trilogy.
I’m liking the loosely superlative style of the past two posts, so I’m going to stick with the patten for this one. If you don’t like it I promise the next post will be a change of pace 🙂 Continue reading “Golden Globe Lowdown III/III”