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Books: Pictures at a Revolution ('08), Five Came Back ('14, Netflix '17), Mike Nichols ('21). Oscar stuff: @vanityfair. Tweets, politics, and errors my own.

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@Breznican It's my band name. @GuyLodge @jasondashbailey It's a tie-in timed to the release of 2 Woke 2 Serious. @GuyLodge @jasondashbailey I am staying out of this because it has taken me a week to recover from being called a "… https://t.co/nIRPRdIDjyI need at least two of you to write attention-grabbing "#Actually Parasite Is Bad" hot takes before I believe it can win Best Picture. @froomkin I assume it was his refusal to free those women from their NDAs. @froomkin I am also very curious about the unelaborated-upon "I'm going to call the candidates and ask them a few more questions first."Five, four, three, two, one: I count down the likeliest best picture winners for @VanityFair. (And reserve the righ… https://t.co/yRnh4tr1K0 @theferocity Yes, the deputy editorial page editor. You can start watching this at 45:00 if you have Hulu to see ho… https://t.co/TeQckIxbfIThe first item is the one that startled me. For weeks this has been hyped, implicitly, as a collective decision of… https://t.co/tZK6fpvXKDThree things you would not know if you only read the NYTimes dual endorsement but didn't watch the Hulu special: 1.… https://t.co/mrmJLUjAAL @VanityFair Will make a final decision on which two movies will win Best Picture at the top of the hour.Posting a new piece on the Best Picture race for @VanityFair tomorrow and I revised it three times in the last 36 hours.Is everything an awards show now? https://t.co/bfYti2ZV4j @benschwartz_ You should see All Quiet on the Western Front."What an interesting endorsement. In light of that, I'll have to reconsider my own position." --nobody in the histo… https://t.co/m5pHKDz2VD @selfstyledsiren And not a wasted minute. (Okay, MAYBE Bill's monologue explaining what theater is could go.)
1/20
2020
@adambvary @davidehrlich ignore this person https://t.co/LncfHxtccG @davidehrlich This is completely adorable! [polite pause] Your baby wants you to alphabetize those DVDs.David Caruso and the Wicked Witch of the West made a 30-second movie together. https://t.co/TBeBzR2GUM @areelofonesown I didn't say I was sad.I don't miss Harvey at all, but I'm just taking a moment to acknowledge the absence of whatever Judi-Dench-as-Sojou… https://t.co/1OLXnU2Nic @DPD_ which is that a soldier in action or combat doesn't experience "war" as anything more than the immediate thre… https://t.co/85Mt0C87tD @DPD_ 100% disagree. The device forces you instantly to confront the fact that the action of the movie is going to… https://t.co/eMqFP21OZv @DPD_ I would not call a movie whose entire arc of action is a soldier on a desperate mission to tell troops not to… https://t.co/lfYVkjfueR“It doesn’t sufficiently explain that war is bad and pointless so it might give the Dumbs the wrong idea” Is every… https://t.co/TBJRjLW7TXI think 1917 is a very good movie. It's one of six of the Best Picture nominees that would make my personal top 25… https://t.co/WDf1qX4dKhThe number of people explaining how terrible 1917 on Twitter this morning tells you exactly how quickly it's ascended in the race. @SamuelAAdams You'll get it as long as you follow it up with this immediately. https://t.co/DAvbkPHjTbI don't think we have a lock for the Best Picture Oscar yet, but we certainly have a frontrunner, and given how aty… https://t.co/pjNBIiUD4FAnd the winner is [of course] 1917. @PeterGleick Not for a very long time. I'm going to try to watch this whole collection.Thanks to the several people who have told me it WAS shot in a mall! Amazing. But then they leave and...this happen… https://t.co/mZQj4Uk0GUProducers Guild of America award to be announced shortly. Hope: Parasite Expect: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Will… https://t.co/CjGct8zCp2 @simonsaybrams Really? I had hopes for that one!At 11, I loved this, bc of brief nudity, Michael York, Farrah, and a premise so sellable that Warner Bros. has spen… https://t.co/OedSSm5ySBProbably the less said about No Blade of Grass (1970)--prescient environmental apocalypse premise but hooooboy. Now… https://t.co/AgyLrKlnrq @mattprigge I made it through about 45 minutes of No Blade of Grass. I'm trying to find something nice to say about… https://t.co/JaSYc5ngoiYou know, like you do when some idiot flushes the toilet 15 times. https://t.co/5vloqie5ir
1/19
2020
@JohnRossBowie I have seen most of them, but not that one, and I'm really looking forward to it. @dreamoforgonon Seriously, good wishes to you on this journey from a non-matrilineal half-Jew. @dreamoforgonon Complaining.I dove into this today with Westworld (1973) and it was a somewhat rough start. I had forgotten that it is an entir… https://t.co/ebTOk4dE1C @CurtisIP1 @Piscesboy69 The point isn't whether it worked or what the letter said. It's that even 45 years ago ther… https://t.co/1CHCAQJlPG @LangfordSamson Mostly the special effects. @evewrites @JanetMaslin I suspect the signatories were chosen pointedly. Burstyn, Carroll, and Rowlands all became… https://t.co/R0DTDX3yTxI didn't know this amazing bit of Oscar history. https://t.co/4Gy40As23K
1/18
2020
@OscarRunnerUp @chrisvfeil @BrandonStanwyck @CaseyLeeClark @codymonster91 @aliciamalone I would like to thank all o… https://t.co/pwg2eGti2t @franklinleonard @JanetMaslin Yeah. This was absurd and intellectually dishonest and he handled it well. @GuyLodge @alissamarie I used to hate the argument that if someone didn't like what you liked, it must be because y… https://t.co/7MsoA6eK83 @GuyLodge Do we even know they're by women? Someone must have helped. @alissamarie @GuyLodge The exhausting effort that this would require...the mental gymnastics of, "Well, that was aw… https://t.co/DOIwyh25I1 @GuyLodge This very movie!! What is it about Little Women?! @Glenn__Kenny lol no--it's not a name I recognize or anyone I've ever interacted with. @dean_frey LOLSomeone just DMed me and accused me of lying about liking a movie, which is a first.This is a very big deal and a major victory for the WGA. https://t.co/2LD26m5j3sAnd yes, rebranding a film company "20th Century" in 2020 seems bonkers to me and, from what I hear, to many people… https://t.co/FDd23s5wfMInteresting on a historical level: The era of 20th Century Fox movies--begun in 1935 when Twentieth Century Picture… https://t.co/YCeK7npuf0 @scottabridged Moviemaking really is about selecting the right giraffes. @timcarvell His own. And no, I can't demonstrate it.1966. Mike Nichols, busy directing The Apple Tree on Broadway, gets some news from Herbert Ross, the choreographer… https://t.co/N1piXg9DkV @zinoman I wish this were running longer. So glad you dug it too.Fellow Criterion Channel nerds: There's a '70s sci-fi collection of movies up now that is very much my thing and mi… https://t.co/grY0O5fq9lThis is a great thread! Goal for 2020: See as many movies as @PhilipLord does and still get my work done. https://t.co/Pw3rIgy0wqI imagine a bunch of drama series creators today are very happy to hear that Watchmen is one-and-done, thus moving… https://t.co/g9PWq4tPAF @amyjgreer Maybe this piece will help? I wrote about it here. https://t.co/GfY0aSVnbHNobody who says "You liked that? I hated it! Tell me why it's good!" has ever wanted you to. https://t.co/iru7j6dWir
1/17
2020
@FifiEnnui Masterpiece. Here's a short thing I wrote about it a dozen years ago. https://t.co/2shyy1ThWf @gidglick You might just be bro-curious.Journalists are often rewarded by their bosses for coolheadedness and unflappability, for not "taking the bait." Bu… https://t.co/DQqG4ePbVqSaw this play last night and could not agree more, on every count. https://t.co/9dklyj0jP0It's completely acceptable for a journalist to say, "Don't be rude" or "That's a cheap dodge" or "Stop evading the… https://t.co/dw2bbDJ76E @rachsyme https://t.co/V0jaOj8Udc @davidlfear I am available for this. (Llama sold separately.)The bottom 3 are, to various degrees, not my thing. But numbering a list like this always makes it look like you're… https://t.co/FtUvfMVC8Y @ZachSpound It has ascended to heaven on an old tire.Ranked by personal preference: 1. Parasite 2. The Irishman 3. Marriage Story 4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 5. Li… https://t.co/ebE1mrVkXY @jack_hamilton Same, honestly.Is this what being cancelled feels like?Hi. In case anyone who knows me sees this, I am alive. Not quite sure what's happening here! https://t.co/kIaKhUsoOT
1/16
2020
Zoe Kazan on her grandfather's legacy, in response to a press conference question about HBO's adaptation of The Plo… https://t.co/JLzJUxIo83 @katiewalshstx @VanityFair The minute this one gets a Best Picture nomination, I'm on it! @sepinwall Not familiar with itShocked to see the negative reviews of Dolittle, cannot imagine what went wrong. @MJSchulman @TyleKurner @parabasis Explain. @MJSchulman @TyleKurner @parabasis Yes! I have had this conversation! Me: "You live there! You've been there for 10… https://t.co/dCqSYqrgXOI guess it's as good a day as any to say #Warren2020. @TyleKurner @parabasis No, I hear you, it's not exactly...a LOVING portrait of the West Coast. Just not as brutal a… https://t.co/jA62DgHtvo @TyleKurner @parabasis I don't even think THAT's ire. I think it's amusement and/or bemusement. And for all the lig… https://t.co/A0NwKqSKCTlooooool (and if you don't recognize the site, nah, I'm not linking) https://t.co/kVcyGINRrnMy only debate tweet: They are all fine or better, the worst of them is fine enough, the alternative is four years… https://t.co/cpzTYbs6cW @BensOscarMath @franklinleonard Impressive work, and amazing thread yesterday! @thisisweber @franklinleonard It’s a shame that the sequel, The Day That Was Even Longer Than That, was never filmed. @franklinleonard This is such an interesting question! No idea, but here are a few I can think of: Dunkirk, Munich,… https://t.co/tqLK4mrBs1
1/15
2020
@DPD_ Please don't make me start rooting for the deranged passenger. @DPD_ I'm very glad you're okay and that the last thing you saw in life wasn't The Two Popes. @Karaszewski Thanks so much! @AwardsDaily Anyway, not trying to pick a fight, and I sincerely appreciate you tagging me so I could see this and… https://t.co/Z8vc8UDBG4 @AwardsDaily As for Little Women, you'd have to check w/ Tom O'Neil, but I believe Ronan was on predictor lists mon… https://t.co/yIvPnQTsWH @AwardsDaily To believe in the value of diversity is, in part, to understand that when you broaden your world to em… https://t.co/V6pke6Hf4y
1/14
2020

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