2018 Criterion Forum Awards

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#126 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:49 pm

Morbii wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Isn’t that like saying its reward for being so good is that it loses your vote?
IBC is the release of the year because of its immensity & because of that, other releases just can’t compete. Comparing it with others like it (AK100, Olympic box & Zatoichi) would be better. That said it’s clear that it wins release of the year without my vote, so I just wanted to highlight the fact that Criterion released decent editions of quite a few of the titles/upgrades that many on this board have been clamoring for for several years (I had to leave off several titles this year, whereas last year I was rather nonplused by Criterion’s output that I don’t think I was even compelled to make a list.)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#127 Post by headacheboy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:34 pm

Best Release:

1. Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
2. The Magnificent Ambersons
3. Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood
4. The King of Jazz
5. Memories of Underdevelopment

6. Manila In The Claws of Light
7. An Actor’s Revenge
8. Andrei Rublev
9. A Matter of Life and Death
10. Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day

I had to list an additional five because there were many things I've been wanting to see or have been waiting for Criterion to release. It was a good year for Criterion!

Best Boxed Set:
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Best Eclipse Set:
Claude Autant-Lara: Four Romantic Escapes
At the very least, this set should carry the additional title: Featuring Odette Joyeux. I know that movielocke agrees that she is certainly the main attraction here. Her performances cover comedy and light drama, when she is a mere supporting player, her scenes enhance the movie (or perhaps, my attention). Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate learning about Autant-Lara and I’ve sought out what movies of his I could (Filmstruck had one that didn’t appear in this set, 1951’s L’Auberge Rouge) but the real treat of this Eclipse set was Odette Joyeux.

Best Modern release:
The Other Side of Hope

Best Commentary:
The Magnificent Ambersons

Best Bonus Film:
The Steamroller and The Violin (Andrei Rublev)

Best Booklet:
The Magnificent Ambersons

Best On-Disc Non-Commentary Extra:
Homay King interview found on Shanghai Express discussing racial stereotyping.

Best Reissue:
Andrei Rublev

Best Blu-Ray Upgrade:
Au Hasard Balthazar

Best Cover:
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Worst Cover:
Graduation
(I’ll not revisit this movie any time soon with that cover reminding me of what I saw.)

Best packaging:
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
(True Stories, which I didn't get, is pretty impressive, too.)

Best Discovery:
Manila In The Claws of Light

Most Unnecessary:
The Breakfast Club

Best Releases by Other Companies:
The Complete Sartana (I had never seen any of these films before and I wasn't expecting much. But wow! what a fine time I had watching them).
DeNiro & De Palma The Early Films (I haven't seen these films in years and I've never seen them look this good. Nice work, Arrow!)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Vinegar Syndrome)
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Kino Lorber)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#128 Post by Self » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Best Release
1. The Tree of Life
2. A Matter of Life and Death
3. Dead Man
4. The Magnificent Ambersons
5. True Stories

Best Boxed Set
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Non-Commentary Extra
Visual effects for A Matter of Life and Death

Best Bonus Film
The Tree of Life [extended cut]

Best Booklet
The Magnificent Ambersons

Best Reissue
The Silence of the Lambs

Best Upgrade
Mishima

Best Cover
Dead Man

Worst Cover
Graduation

Best Packaging
True Stories

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2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#129 Post by movielocke » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:35 am

I’ve spent the last few weeks working my way through a lot of the upgrades and second editions as well as several films I’ve seen many times but just now popped in the new criterion.

The breakfast club is an astonishing and great edition, the six hours plus of extras are fascinating, the john Hughes Afi interview was fantastic, and I think it really judiciously curates the handful of features from previous home video editions. I will probably put it on my final list, even if it makes it almost all English entries.

The princess bride on the other hand is absolutely outstanding, the transfer is phenomenal, and the new extras are excellent, but what’s truly amazing is the clever and thoughtful curation this represents, its an entire history of home video, and as physical media dies and vanishes, all those old dvd extra features are going to evaporate much as laserdisc features did. And that’s sort of why princess bride makes such a good case study, you have the laserdisc era represented, with a vintage commentary, as well as the experimental audiobook commentary (and the other bits and pieces of laserdisc material scattered deep in the submenu sub menus), then various stages of the dvd era represented by the different selections, as you can really see a distinct evolution in style and representation, and you also see an evolution in how the film is perceived as it develops a classic status along the way, the attitude of participants evolves from enthusiasm to reverence. What the criterion edition really almost seems to be investigating is the creation of a cultural touchstone right in front of our eyes.

Some like it hot is also impeccable, I’ve not dived thoroughly into the extras, but selectively, the jack Lemmon interview from the eighties is what immediately springs to mind as a standout.

Revisiting my man Godfrey was a pure joy, glad they finally got it to blu.

And the transfers on both virgin spring and heaven can wait were both incredible.

And with everything else from 2018s criterion kevyip cleared, I must steal myself for battle: Andrei rublev and I shall be fighting a multi night war with sleep this week, so far sleep has decisively won, but perhaps after a week I’ll be able to finish a three hour film, from what I’ve seen, the transfer is phenomenal.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#130 Post by HitchcockLang » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:55 am

Getting my votes in at the eleventh hour...

BEST RELEASE:
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. Night of the Living Dead
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
4. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
5. Female Trouble

BEST BOXED SET:
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE SET:
Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years

BEST MODERN FILM:
I, Daniel Blake

BEST BOOKLET:
The Magnificent Ambersons (only because calling the massive hardbound book in Ingmar Bergman's Cinema a "booklet" feels wrong)

BEST BONUS FILM:
Night of Anubis (Night of the Living Dead)

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA:
A Fuller Life from Forty Guns (unless its inclusion in the Bonus film list precludes it from eligibility for this award, in which case, I submit the deleted scenes from The Breakfast Club as an alternative)

BEST REISSUE:
The Silence of the Lambs

BEST UPGRADE:
Mishima

BEST COVER:
The Silence of the Lambs

WORST COVER:
sex, lies, and videotape

BEST PACKAGING:
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

BEST DISCOVERY:
Female Trouble

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE:
Bull Durham

MOST FLAWED RELEASE:
The Color of Pomegranates

BEST NON-CRITERION NON-ARROW RELEASE:
Pioneers: First Women FIlmmakers from Kino
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#131 Post by DFR » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 am

1. The Age of Innocence
2. A Matter of Life and Death
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Andrei Rublev

BEST BOXED SET: Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
BEST ECLIPSE SET: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years
BEST MODERN FILM: Graduation

BEST COMMENTARY: The Magnificent Ambersons
BEST "BONUS" FILM: The Passion According to Andrei (Andrei Rublev)
BEST BOOKLET: The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST REISSUE: Andrei Rublev
BEST UPGRADE: Mishima

BEST COVER: Night of the Living Dead
BEST PACKAGING: Night of the Living Dead

BEST DISCOVERY: The Awful Truth

BEST ARROW US-ONLY RELEASE: 12 Monkeys
BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE: The Big Country (Kino)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#132 Post by Noiretirc » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:05 pm

DRW.mov wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:03 am

That movie was horrendous enough at 2 1/2 hours, with the amount of human rights violations and worsening climate this year, the world did not also need an extended cut of this dreck inflicted upon it.
OUCH!! I know I'm late to this thread, but how can this beautiful work of art be equated with those other things?

Edit: Um....ooops. I'm late for the battle too. People died.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#133 Post by kcota17 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:37 pm

Best Release:
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. The Tree of Life
3. Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. The Magnificent Ambersons

Best Boxset: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Best Commentary: King of Jazz
Best Bonus Film: The Tree of Life Extended Cut
Best Booklet: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Best Reissue: The Passion of Joan of Arc
Best Upgrade: Mishima

Best Cover: The Tree of Life
Worst Cover: A Matter of Life and Death, sorry I know this cover was received well here but I thought it was an odd representation of the movie, feeling like it belongs to a 50's sci-fi movie. (Honorary pick for the original Tree of Life cover where, if released, would have been the worst Criterion cover of all time).
Best Packaging: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Best Discovery: Manilla in the Claws of Light
Most Unnecessary Release: Bull Durham
Most Flawed Release: I guess if I had to nitpick I would say Midnight Cowboy. Usually teal color grading doesn't bother me but there were moments while watching it where the color grading looked a little too wrong to my eyes.

Best Arrow: Deep Red

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#134 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Wow, voting closes tomorrow?

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#135 Post by zedz » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:21 pm

BEST RELEASE
Cold Water – A rather modest release, but it’s a great, great film, and just about the only Criterion release this year of a film I really loved and didn’t already own.
The Magnificent Ambersons
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
Andrei Rublev
El Sur

BEST BOXED SET
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood – I know the Bergman set was a much bigger undertaking, but as I’m not a huge Bergman fan and have most of its content already, this set is likely to get a lot more mileage chez moi.

BEST ECLIPSE SET
Autant-Lara. By default, really, since the only other contender is an expanded reissue of a set I already had.

BEST MODERN FILM
Graduation

BEST COMMENTARY
The Colour of Pomegranates

BEST "BONUS" FILM
The Passion According to Andrei - I probably wouldn't classify this as a bonus film, personally, but it's on the list and towers over everything else.

BEST BOOKLET
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema (by weight)

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
True Stories Soundtrack Album - Well, you didn't say what kind of disc. I'm not a huge fan of the original albums, but this release was long, long overdue and I'd love to see Criterion doing more in this vein.

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
Mishima, I guess

BEST COVER
Sisters

WORST COVER
The Breakfast Club. So, so boring.

BEST PACKAGING
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood

BEST DISCOVERY
I abstain, as there are still a handful I haven't got around to watching (and I haven't been blown away by any of the ones I've seen so far).

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
The Breakfast Club

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Pass. Not up to date on the latest apocalypse of colour grading quibbles.

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
DarkImbecile

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD
I tend to wipe their usernames from my memory, but I'll go for the guy who came out (after a very long time on here, as I recall) as an anti-Semite.

BEST OTHER US RELEASE
The Owl's Legacy (Icarus) - A lot of good stuff this year (great to finally have a decent release of Maborosi!), but it's hard to beat an unexpected six hour dump of Chris Marker.
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#136 Post by Lemdog » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:57 pm

BEST RELEASE:
1. The Magnificent Ambersons
2. Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
3. Andrei Rublev
4. Dragon Inn
5. The Awful Truth

BEST BOXED SET:
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood

BEST ECLIPSE SET:
Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

BEST BOOKLET:
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST BONUS FILM:
The Passion According to Andrei

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA:
Scene-analysis from Dragon Inn

BEST REISSUE:
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE:
Heaven Can Wait

BEST COVER:
The Magnificent Ambersons

WORST COVER:
The Age of Innocence

BEST PACKAGING:
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood

BEST DISCOVERY:
The King of Jazz

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE:
Bowling for Columbine

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#137 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:56 pm

BEST RELEASES:
1-Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
2-Color of Pomegranates
3-A Matter of Life and Death
4-Dead Man
5-El Sur

BOXED SET:
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST COMMENTARY:
Naremore and Rosenbaum: The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST BOOKLET:
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST ON-DISC, NON-COM:
Dead Man interview with actor Gary Farmer

BEST REISSUE:
Sisters

BEST COVER:
Baal

WORST COVER:
Shampoo

BEST PACKAGING:
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood

BEST DISCOVERY:
Forty Guns

BEST ARROW US-ONLY RELEASE
Images

BEST NON-CC, NON-ARROW US:
Nocturama (Grasshopper)
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#138 Post by Minkin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:53 am

BEST RELEASE
1. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
2. Night of the Living Dead
3. The Tree of Life
4. A Matter of Life and Death
5. Smithereens

BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema :P (protest vote, as this is how you upgrade an Eclipse set / release lesser films)

BEST MODERN FILM
The Other Side of Hope

BEST "BONUS" FILM
The Color of Armenian Land (Color of Pomegranates)

BEST BOOKLET
Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
Les dossiers de l’écran (Westfront 1918)

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
The Naked Prey

BEST COVER
King of Jazz
Runners Up: Dead Man, Sisters, and Baal (for scaring my S/O)

WORST COVER
The Color of Pomegranates - for such a visual film, this is the best we could get?
Runners Up: Tom Jones + Graduation

BEST PACKAGING
The Princess Bride

BEST DISCOVERY
King of Jazz - Gone from never having heard of it - to top of watchlist

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
The Virgin Spring - Moment of silence for all the souls who bought this during the July sale before the Box was announced.

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
sex, lies, and videotape - for inexplicably not including the promised Q&A with fan questions

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
Complete Patsy Kelly & Thelma Todd Collection (Classicflix)

Runner Up: Pioneers - First Women Filmmakers set

BEST THREAD
The Weather and Everybody's Health

MEMBERs OF THE YEAR

FrauBlucher - For finally getting my Blu-Ray player working

jindianajonz - For reaching out and being so kind during all the craziness this year

jwd5275 - For all of the forthcoming list help

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD
All the lurkers out there who are too afraid to post anything. We're intimidating, sure, but we'd love you to join the discussions.

Runner up: Me, for not having time to post in the 30s thread
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Minkin's "oops, I didn't have time to watch it yet, but wish I could vote for them" pity votes
King of Jazz
Color of Pomegranates
Female Trouble
Dragon Inn
Women in Love

Best of Year
Sick Rat / Il Sore Possum finally done and buried
Getting a functional region-free player
Finally buying a Roku
Discovering RFD TV (Hee-Haw and Postcards from Nebraska)
Started cataloging our film collection
Actually getting some Pre-60s German films

Worst of Year
Wildfires and shootings
Nobody being interested in my "Films Around the World" project idea
Kino sure went for Criterion's throat this year (Studio Canal films, etc)
Having no time to participate in projects / discussions here or watch many films or do much of anything
The US healthcare system
Eclipse sets still not changing format

Hopes for 2019
John Waters (Polyester), the Jacques Cousteau films, Keaton's Cameraman, Busby Berkeley musicals, Flaherty, return of Studio Canal / OOP titles, some Avant-Garde shorts set

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#139 Post by Timec » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:57 am

I thought it was a pretty strong year for Criterion, with about a dozen releases contending for my top 5.

BEST RELEASE
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
3. A Matter of Life and Death
4. Andrei Rublev
5. Moonrise

BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE SET
Claude Autant-Lara: Four Romantic Escapes

BEST MODERN FILM
The Other Side of Hope

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev - in spite of the disappointment regarding the downgrade from the initially announced 4k transfers, it's still an excellent edition of one of my all-time favorite films. And it seems like we'd been waiting forever...

BEST COVER
Moonrise

WORST COVER
Cold Water

BEST PACKAGING
The Princess Bride

BEST DISCOVERY
Moonrise

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Bull Durham

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
The Ancient Law (Flicker Alley)
The Hanging Tree (Warner Archive)
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade: Complete Films (Kino)
Mind Game (GKids)
Six Films by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (DVD - Icarus Films)

BEST THREAD
The Emmanuel Mouret thread, for introducing me to a new filmmaker and making me daydream about a CF.org boutique label.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#140 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:34 am

A work deadline got moved up, so y'all get an extension til Tuesday morning, whether you want one or not! Feel free to edit your posts, I won't get to tallying til then

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#141 Post by lacritfan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:09 am

RELEASE
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
Andrei Rublev
The Magnificent Ambersons
Female Trouble
Il Sore Ratso

BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

MODERN FILM
I, Daniel Blake

BONUS" FILM
The Passion According to Andrei

REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST COVER
The Magnificent Ambersons

WORST COVER
True Stories

PACKAGING
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#142 Post by HelenLawson » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 am

BEST RELEASE
1. Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
2. Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood
3. Female Trouble
4. Women in Love
5. Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day


BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST "BONUS" FILM See list below
A British Picture: Portrait of an Enfant Terrible (Women in Love)

BEST BOOKLET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
“Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day”: A Series Becomes a Family Reunion

BEST REISSUE
The Passion of Joan of Arc

BEST UPGRADE
Heaven Can Wait

BEST COVER
Sisters

WORST COVER
My Man Godfrey

BEST PACKAGING
Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood

BEST DISCOVERY
Baal

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Bowling for Columbine

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Shampoo

BEST ARROW US-ONLY RELEASE
Images

BEST INDICATOR RELEASE
The Passenger

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
The Changling (Severin)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#143 Post by rossen » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm

BEST RELEASE:
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. The Magnificent Ambersons
3. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
4. Andrei Rublev
5. The Color of Pomegranates

BEST BOXED SET: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
BEST MODERN FILM: Graduation
BEST "BONUS" FILM: The Passion of Andrei
BEST BOOK(LET): Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

BEST REISSUE: Andrei Rublev
BEST UPGRADE: Mishima

BEST COVER: The Magnificent Ambersons
WORST COVER: Graduation (the film is very good, but the cover is awful)
BEST PACKAGING: True Stories (The Ambersons packaging is also a contender, but the trick with the booklet was already used in the Paramount special edition of Touch of Evil)

BEST DISCOVERY: Moonrise
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE: Bowling for Columbine
MOST FLAWED RELEASE: Moonrise (It could have been so much more, Borzage's career is so varied and interesting, missed opportunity)
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#144 Post by geoffcowgill » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:03 pm

BEST RELEASE Numbered in order from 1-5. Must vote for five titles to have your ballot counted. Boxed sets and Eclipse sets also can be voted on in this category
1- Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
2- The Magnificent Ambersons
3- A Matter of Life and Death
4- Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day
5- Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood

Runners-up-
6- The Age of Innocence
7- sex, lies & videotape
8- Panique
9- I, Daniel Blake
10- Female Trouble

BEST BOXED SET Also known as the Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema category. Eclipse sets not eligible

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST MODERN FILM "New" (within the last five years) films released by Criterion

I, Daniel Blake

BEST COMMENTARY New commentaries only, not ports of existing discs from other labels/studios (see list below)

The Magnificent Ambersons (although the Carringer one is better)

BEST "BONUS" FILM See list below

Venus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

BEST BOOKLET

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema (if that counts; if it doesn’t, sex, lies & videotape –- if best original essay were a category, I’d pick Megan Abbott’s for The Virgin Suicides)

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA

”Awe and Wonder: Creating the Visual Effects in The Tree of Life”

BEST REISSUE

The Silence of the Lambs

BEST UPGRADE Former DVD titles upgraded without new features

Sawdust and Tinsel (I haven’t bought or watched any upgrades and just voted for my favorite film of the contenders)

BEST COVER

sex, lies, & videotape (the slipcover with the tube-tv moiré pattern is very striking; its snugness doesn’t take away from its effectiveness as a design, as far as I’m concerned)

WORST COVER

Tom Jones (doesn’t capture the spirit of the film nor look much like Finney)

BEST PACKAGING

True Stories

BEST DISCOVERY For the film that is, as the NBC commercials used to say, new to you

Panique

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE For the film that didn’t need to join the Collection, either for personal reasons (you hate it) or because Criterion’s additions added little to already available editions

The Breakfast Club (selected for the “hate it” reason)

MOST FLAWED RELEASE For Criterion's treatment, not the film itself

Shampoo (for the paucity of bonus materials)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#145 Post by Therewolf » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:21 am

I hope that it's ok if one who reads this forum, but rarely posts, participates. In fact that it's been so long since I last posted that I forgot all my login information and had to re-register. But if you don't want to count me I'm good with that too.

BEST RELEASE:
1. Night of the Living Dead
2. The Magnificent Ambersons
3. Forty Guns
4. An Actor's Revenge
5. The Princess Bride

BEST BOXED SET: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
BEST MODERN FILM: The Other Side of Hope
BEST "BONUS" FILM: Steamroller and Violin

BEST REISSUE: Andrei Rublev
BEST UPGRADE: My Man Godfrey

BEST COVER: An Actors Revenge
WORST COVER: Bull Durham
BEST PACKAGING: The Princess Bride

BEST DISCOVERY: Moonrise
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE:
MOST FLAWED RELEASE:

BEST ARROW US RELEASE:
1. The Complete Sartana
2. Deadbeat at Dawn
3. Deep Red
4. Torso

BEST NON-CROTERION NON-ARROW RELEASE:
1. The Great Silence (Film Movement)
2. Requiem for Gringo (Wild East)
3. Suspiria (Synapse)


BEST THREAD: Carole Lombard: A Complete Annotated Sound Filmography
Carole Lombard is my favorite actress. Thank you to the person who took the time to make this.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#146 Post by Minkin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:50 am

rossen wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm
BEST MODERN FILM: Beyond the Hills
Just a heads up - that this film isn't eligible in this category, as its older than 5 years (barely). Only Graduation / Other Side of Hope / I, Daniel Blake are eligible in the category.

Also, I just checked for the fun of it: every Criterion 2018 release has been voted for in some category except for The Hero + (now) Beyond the Hills (still dunno why the three individual Bergman upgrade films got voted on!). Still time for a last minute ballot entry to get a clean sweep.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#147 Post by rossen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:05 am

OK, I changed it to Graduation then. By some reason I thought that Beyond the Hills is eligible and I did not checked the list. Thanks, Minkin.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#148 Post by Morbii » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:16 am

I nearly chose The Hero for at least my top 5, but it got edged out :(

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#149 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:00 pm

Oh right, I'm tallying these today! Well, I guess stop voting then

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#150 Post by Noiretirc » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:34 pm

I wonder if IBC will do well.....

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