• tyler

    Programming Alert: I want to give a huge shout-out and “Thank You” to HypercubeVillian for the time, effort and attention he put into Dissolve On over the past months; it’s not easy to keep tabs on where all these folk’s work ends up and his entries revealed his enthusiasm, while feeling pretty comprehensive. #Respect

    I’m going to take back over in 2018 and will try to keep up to good stuff Hypercube was doing. The biggest change is moving to an every-other-week posting schedule (back in two weeks, looking at the reactions of Dissolvers at Sundance!); there’s probably enough content out there for weekly posts but it can just be a lot to keep on top of. By design, posts probably won’t be as comprehensive, but we’ll try to spotlight as much good stuff as we can. We’ll try it out and see how it goes! 🤘🏻

  • pico

    Is this the place for our own Top 10s? With the Oscar noms hitting tomorrow, I’d love to see what other people would have for their alternatives, too.

    Anyway, my list would be:

    1. Personal Shopper
    2. Phantom Thread
    3. The Florida Project
    4. Get Out
    5. Killing of a Sacred Deer

    Only five. Last year I had about 12 or 13. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Director: Sean Baker, The Florida Project (runner up: PTA, Phantom Thread).
    Actor: Timothée Chalomet, Call Me By Your Name (runner up: Jason Mitchell, Mudbound)
    Actress: Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper (runner up: Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West)
    Supporting Actor: Barry Keoghan, Killing of a Sacred Deer (runner up: Robert Pattinson, Lost City of Z)
    Supporting Actress: Betty Gabriel, Get Out (runner up: Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!)
    Original Screenplay: Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper
    Adapted Screenplay: weak year all around
    Song: Sufjan Stevens, “Visions of Gideon”, Call Me By Your Name
    Score: Michael Abels, Get Out (runner up: Alexandre Desplat, surprising even me, The Shape of Water)

    Have to think a bit on other technical categories.

    • The Ploughman

      I’m still catching up – I’ve got Good Time, A Ghost Story, The Shape of Water, The Florida Project and (maybe) Phantom Thread still headed my way or out from the library (and where can I see Nocturama, dammit!). Since I haven’t seen enough of what’s out there to do a top # list justice, here’s the things I saw that stood out:

      mother! – The most original, surprising, and fun time I had at the movies this year.

      Get Out – Sometimes hard to spot watershed moments in movie culture when they happen. Not hard this time.

      The Last Men in Aleppo – The only Best Doc nom I’ve caught up to yet, but it packs a hell of a wallop.

      The Big Sick – Gave me hope for romantic comedies and comedies in general.

      Lane 1974 – Looks like you’ll have to shell out to iTunes or Amazon or somebody for this one, but it was my favorite festival find. A good companion to Lady Bird, now that I think of it.

      • Jake Gittes

        Thanks for putting Lane 1974 on my radar, looks quite intriguing.

    • Jake Gittes

      Six movies I found really outstanding, alphabetically: 4 Days in France, Call Me by Your Name, Good Time, mother!, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Staying Vertical

      (haven’t seen yet: Florida Project, Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, Shape of Water)

      Director: Luca Guadagnino (runner-up: tie between Alain Guiraudie and the Safdies)
      Actor: Timothee Chalamet (runner-up: Robert Pattinson)
      Actress: Kristen Stewart (runner-up: Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion)
      Supporting Actor: Jamie Foxx, Baby Driver (runner-up: Armie Hammer)
      Supporting Actress: collectively all the women of Blade Runner 2049
      Original Screenplay: Good Time (runner-up: Get Out)
      Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name (runner-up: let’s say mother! as an adaptation of the Bible)
      Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Roger Deakins, or Darius Khondji
      Production Design: Ghost in the Shell
      Score: Cliff Martinez, The Foreigner (runner-up: Oneohtrix Point Never, Good Time)
      Song: “The Pure and the Damned”, Good Time
      Call Me by Your Name (runner-up: Get Out)

      • pico

        Hey, we overlap on the two best leads, at least!