The only BP noms I saw were EEAAO (loved it) and most of Elvis (was barely paying attention, just wanted to see the performance bits) so I have no opinion on the rest.
But I’m putting my marker down now: If Navalny doesn’t win best documentary feature I will eat my hat.
I will never eat a hat
This isn’t based on merit, it’s based on (a) timeliness and (b) people know that name. If in doubt, Best Doc goes to the topic you’ve heard of.
This seems as good a time as any to remember that there’s no such thing as the best movie of the year.
Unless we’re talking Paddington 2. At that point, the rules change.
Yeah, I don’t know that I’d agree with your list completely but I’d agree it’s better.
Adapted from what? The previous movie? Star Wars?
Chariot of the Gods has a nom, e.g. but it lost to Woodstock (in case you thought the CIA didn’t control the Oscars).
Great bit in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent about that.
Based on merit, Navalny would be a worthy winner.
Fire of Love is generating a lot of heat for that award, so that’s a possible too (though Miranda July’s narration ruined the flick for me)
Those are the only 2 of the doc feature nominees I’ve seen
As long as we’re all in agreement that Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O’s paddleball wang were robbed. They didn’t title that one segment “Silence of the Lambs” just to get snubbed like this.
Saw The BFG on Showtime a month ago. Underrated Spielberg and I recall Joel praising it in an interview a few years ago.
It’s not bad. Probably on the high end of Dahl adaptations.
If we’re praising Mark Rylance, I loved last year’s The Outfit. Tragically it just came and went and nobody noticed.