2020 Criterion Forum Awards

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#26 Post by yoshimori » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:02 am

swo17 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum Member of the Year
The Fanciful Norwegian - a quiet contributor, but always helpful, informative, and polite
Another excellent choice.
swo17 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:07 am
Richard Cranium Award
Please note this is the first time in 12 years that I have deigned to cast a vote in this category
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Wong Kar-wai
Hilarious! Even though I disagree with thethinkingbehindwhich...

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#27 Post by jfish226 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:23 pm

BEST RELEASE -
Beau Travail
Come & See
The War of the Worlds
The Cameraman
All About My Mother


BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET - Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET - The Essential Fellini

BEST MODERN FILM - Parasite

BEST COMMENTARY - Parasite

BEST "BONUS" FILM - Flaming Memory (Come and See)

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA - The War of the Worlds Orson Welles Broadcast

BEST REISSUE - Taste of Cherry

BEST UPGRADE - Brute Force

BEST COVER - The War of the Worlds

WORST COVER - Me and You and Everyone We Know

BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE - Parasite

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET - Essential Fellini

BEST DISCOVERY - The Cremator

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE - The Irishman

MOST FLAWED RELEASE - The Irishman

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#28 Post by AfterTheRain » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:57 pm

Best Release
1. Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
2. The War of the Worlds
3. Come and See
4. The Complete Agnes Varda
5. The Cameraman

Best "Normal" Boxed Set
Three Fantastic Journeys

Best "Big" Boxed Set
The Complete Agnes Varda

Best Modern Film
The Irishman

Best Commentary
The Prince of Tides

Best "Bonus" Film
Film Adventurer: Karel Zeman

Best Booklet
The Elephant Man

Best Reissue
The Cranes Are Flying

Best Upgrade
The Naked City

Best Cover
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Worst Cover
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Best Packaging (Non Box Set)
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Packaging (Box Set)
Three Fantastic Journeys

Best Discovery
Claudine

Most Flawed Release
Leave Her to Heaven

Member of the Year
The Fanciful Norwegian

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#29 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:23 pm

What was wrong with Leave Her to Heaven? I have the TT and might get the Criterion eventually, so just wondering.

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#30 Post by domino harvey » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:26 pm

Could be that there was only one extra (though nixing the commentary from the Fox DVD/TT Blu was the right call)

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#31 Post by Roscoe » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:40 pm

BEST RELEASE
ESSENTIAL FELLINI
COME AND SEE
ROMA
SALESMAN
SCORSESE SHORTS

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
ESSENTIAL FELLINI

BEST MODERN FILM
THE IRISHMAN

BEST "BONUS" FILM
TOBY DAMMIT -- which I'm sorry to see downgraded to mere "Bonus" status.

BEST REISSUE
SALESMAN

BEST COVER
ESSENTIAL FELLINI

WORST COVER
PRINCE OF TIDES

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
THE GODDAMN PRINCE OF MOTHERFUCKING TIDES
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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#32 Post by rossen » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:56 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Come and See
2. Beau Travail
3. Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
4. The Cremator
5. Christ Stopped at Eboli


BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3


BEST “BIG” BOXED SET: The Complete Films of Agnes Varda


BEST MODERN FILM: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire


BEST COMMENTARY
Il Bidone (Frank Burke)

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Flaming Memory

BEST BOOKLET
Roma

BEST REISSUE
the Cranes Are Flying

BEST UPGRADE
Six Moral Tales

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA Recognizing Race (in Show Boat)

BEST COVER
Toni

WORST COVER
Me and You and Everyone You Know

BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE
Roma

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

BEST DISCOVERY Pixote


MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
The Prince of Tides

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Dance, Girl, Dance

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
therewillbeblus

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#33 Post by criterionsnob » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:24 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. The Complete Agnès Varda
2. Beau travail
3. Come and See
4. Essential Fellini
5. Paris is Burning

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
The Complete Agnès Varda

BEST MODERN FILM
Roma

BEST COMMENTARY
Parasite

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Toby Dammit (Juliet of the Spirits)

BEST BOOKLET
The Elephant Man

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
Paris is Burning Outtakes


BEST REISSUE
Taste of Cherry

BEST UPGRADE
Mouchette

BEST COVER
Beau travail

WORST COVER
Parasite (slipcover)

BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
The Complete Agnès Varda

BEST DISCOVERY
Pixote

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
The Hit

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Pierrot le fou

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#34 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:08 am

BEST RELEASE Numbered in order from 1-5. Must vote for five titles to have your ballot counted. Boxed sets can also be voted on in this category
1. Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
2. Christ Stopped At Eboli
3. Me and You and Everyone We Know
4. Town Bloody Hall
5. Girlfriends

Best “Normal” Boxed Set
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

Best “Big” Boxed Set
The Complete Films of Agnes Varda

Best Modern Film
The Irishman

Best Commentary
Tony Rayns on Parasite

Best “Bonus” Film
Holiday on Holiday

Best On Disc Non-commentary Extra
I think I’ll go for the video essay made from Cassavetes audio recordings on Husbands

Best Reissue
Taste of Cherry

Best Upgrade
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Best Cover
Crash

Worst Cover
Nothing particularly stands out this year, so I might just go for Holiday

Best Packaging – Non-Boxed Set Individual Release
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Packaging – Boxed Set
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

Best Discovery
Girlfriends

Most Unnecessary Release
It unfortunately has to be the releases that have UHD editions elsewhere. Crash and Parasite at least have really compelling unique selling points, so it may have to be The Elephant Man just for that aspect.

Most Flawed Release
Nothing particularly stands out this year.

Best Thread
I always like the list thread project, so I’ll vote for the current Sci-Fi list

Member of the Year
I think I will go for feihong, because of the robust posts about the changes made to the new versions of the Wong Kar-Wai canon without being too overbearing about it!

It has been a very strange year of looking longingly at discs that I have not had much time to devote myself to, and generally getting limited to an episode a night of the Fist of the North Star TV series until collapsing into unconsciousness, visions of people bulging and exploding in blossoms of white light dancing in my head. I have finally gotten to the point where the ”You’re in Shock!” opening of the show has changed into Silent Survivor focusing on Ken versus Ken-Oh and their conflict over who is going to be the true North Star destined to be the “Ruler of the Century’s End” (which also fits well for the section of the show being about an endless trek through the wasteland)

Other than that, and fitting in with a year in which more arthouse fare seemed to be sidelined a bit for more genre (if not ‘psychotronic’) fare here is a rundown for my favourite non-Criterion releases of the year:

1. Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto (Arrow US)
2. Orphans (1998) and Secret Friends (Indicator)
3. Crash (UHD) (Arrow)
4. Cinema of Conflict: Four Films by Krzyztof Kieslowski
5. Hiroshima and Survivor Ballads: Three Films by Shohei Imamura (Arrow)
6. CzechMate – In Search of Jiři Menzel / How You Live Your Story: Selected Works by Kevin Jerome Watson / Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Second Run)
7. Burst City / Inferno of Torture (Arrow) – two films from two filmmakers I never thought would see a UK release
8. Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection (Severin) / He Came From The Swamp: The William Grefé Collection (Arrow)
9. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (Second Sight)
10. One Missed Call Trilogy (Arrow) / The Passion of Darkly Noon (Arrow) – films that I already loved getting the deluxe treatment, and it was a high point of my year to be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the two One Missed Call sequels
11. The Pillow Book (Indicator) / The Sheltering Sky (Arrow)
12. I caught up with Unearthed Films this year by picking up the 2019 release of A Record of Sweet Murder (from Koji Shiraishi, the director of BBFC-banned Grotesque and the more recent Sadako vs Kayako) and notorious Category III Hong Kong ‘true crime’ film The Untold Story (NSFW)
13. The Eureka! corner : Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain, Raining In The Mountain, Throw Down, Made In Hong Kong
14. Black Test Car & The Black Report (Arrow)
15. Pink Films Volume 1 to 4 / The Taste of Tea / Hanagatami (Third Window)
16. Phase IV (101 Films)
17. Synonyms (Kino)
18. The Painted Bird (Eureka)
19. Short Sharp Shocks (BFI’s Flipside series)
20. Friday The 13th: Deluxe Collection (Shout! Factory)
21. Impuse Films’ ongoing Nikkatsu Roman Porno DVD series continued with the grubby Woman In A Box 2, the astonishing Tokyo Caligula and the naughtier True Story of a Woman In Soapland: Tear!, along with the Blu-ray release of Love Hunter
22. Trailer Trauma V: 70s Action Attack! (Garagehouse Pictures) – already written up in the Garagehouse Pictures thread
23. Graveyard(s) of Honour / The Woman & Offspring (Arrow)
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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#35 Post by Calvin » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:26 am

BEST RELEASE
1. The Complete Films of Agnes Varda
2. Beau travail
3. Come and See
4. Essential Fellini
5. Girlfriends

Best “Normal” Boxed Set
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

Best “Big” Boxed Set
The Complete Films of Agnes Varda

Best Modern Film
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best “Bonus” Film
Holiday on Holiday

Best On Disc Non-commentary Extra
Ballard and Cronenberg (Crash)

Best Reissue
The Cranes Are Flying

Best Upgrade
Mouchette

Best Cover
Toni

Best Discovery
Claudine

Most Unnecessary Release
The Irishman

Most Flawed Release
Leave Her to Heaven

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#36 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:02 pm

Best Release
1. Come and See
2. Me and You and Everyone We Know
3. Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
4. The War of the Worlds
5. Amores Perros

Best "Normal" Box Set
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

Best "Big" Box Set
The Complete Films of Agnès Varda

Best Modern Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Runners-up: Parasite and Wildlife.)

Best Bonus Film
Flaming Memory

Best Booklet
Me and You and Everyone We Know

Best Cover
Husbands (Yes, it's just a still from the film, but I really like the image and how Criterion kept the cover consistent with their other Cassavetes releases. I might have voted for Toni, but since I haven't seen that film, I have no context. I intend to correct that soon, since I recently saw La Chienne and liked it.)

Worst Cover
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Best Packaging (Non-Box Set)
The War of the Worlds

Best Packaging (Box Set)
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman (Bonus vote: between the two "big" box sets, the Varda one has the better packaging.)

Most Flawed Release
Leave Her to Heaven

Richard Cranium Award
Wong Kar-wai (I swear that I was considering voting for him before swo made his post!)

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#37 Post by zedz » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:47 pm

I can only do a partial ballot this year, because there are still a bunch of releases in transit, but for what it's worth:

BEST RELEASE:
1. World Cinema Vol. 3 - Keep these coming, as they're by far the most interesting films Criterion is releasing.
2. Toni
3. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
4. Town Bloody Hall - The film itself is kind of a museum piece, but the total package of supporting extras made it an exceedingly well-curated museum piece.
5. Paris Is Burning

BEST REGULAR BOX SET:
World Cinema Vol. 3

BEST BIG BOX SET:
Varda (because she's a better filmmaker than Fellini, it's more complete, and it has such a personal touch).

BEST MODERN FILM:
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST COMMENTARY:
I haven't actually received any of the eligible discs yet except for Il Bidone.

BEST REISSUE:
Taste of Cherry

BEST UPGRADE:
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (Also the least expected upgrade ever, surely. I guess we have this year's bad press to thank for this.)

BEST COVER:
Toni

WORST COVER:
Dance Girl Dance (bad drawing, fugly design - completely awkward all round. And there was some steaming hot competition this year.)

BEST PACKAGING (BOX):
Karel Zeman (even though one of my pop-ups was pre-torn on arrival)

BEST DISCOVERY:
Downpour

RICHARD CRANIUM:
Nasir. Usually I'll go for a member who flamed out spectacularly and entertainingly, or was dramatically offensive or inane, but Nasir was the gold standard for simply a bad member of the community, rendering various threads unreadable and refusing to engage with other opinions. Turns out, it was because he just blocked anybody who disagreed with him. So I guess he's kind of an emblem of modern political discourse, but that's not what we need.

The WKW votes are pretty funny, but he'd have to be a member of the forum to be eligible for this rare honour.

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#38 Post by James43 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:51 am

BEST RELEASE
1. Toni
2. Le Petit Soldat
3. Husbands
4. All About my Mother
5. Downpour

BEST NORMAL BOXED SET – World Cinema Vol. 3
BEST BIG BOXED SET – The Complete Agnès Varda
BEST MODERN FILM – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST COMMENTARY – Frank Burke on Il Bidone
BEST BONUS FILM – Toby Dammit
BEST BOOKLET – Essential Fellini
BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA – Orson Welles broadcast, The War of the Worlds

BEST REISSUE – Taste of Cherry
BEST UPGRADE - Mouchette

BEST COVER - Paris is Burning
WORST COVER - The Lady Eve
BEST PACKAGING, NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE – Marriage Story
BEST PACKAGING, BOXED SET – Essential Fellini

BEST DISCOVERY – Town Bloody Hall
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE – The Irishman
MOST FLAWED RELEASE – Leave her to Heaven

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#39 Post by Yakushima » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:57 pm

BEST RELEASE

1. Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai
2. Christ Stopped at Eboli
3. The Cameraman
4. Come and See
5. Destry Rides Again

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

BEST MODERN FILM
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Toby Dammit (Juliet of the Spirits)

BEST REISSUE
The Lady Eve

BEST COVER
The Grand Budapest Hotel

WORST COVER
Katharina Bloom

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
The Complete Films of Agnes Varda

BEST DISCOVERY
Christ Stopped at Eboli

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
The Prince of Tides

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
The Fanciful Norwegian

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD
I'll join the mob and nominate WKW, even though he's ineligible.

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#40 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:56 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Me and You and Everyone We Know
2. The Complete Films of Agnes Varda
3. Holiday
4. Come and See
5. The Gunfighter

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3
BEST “BIG” BOXED SET The Complete Films of Agnes Varda
BEST MODERN FILM The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST COMMENTARY Parasite
BEST "BONUS" FILM July Interviews July: Deauville, 2005 (Me and You and Everyone We Know)

BEST REISSUE Taste of Cherry
BEST UPGRADE Six Moral Tales

BEST COVER War of the Worlds
WORST COVER The Lady Eve
BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET Essential Fellini

BEST DISCOVERY Lucia (Runner Up: Girlfriends)
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE Town Bloody Hall (perfectly fine viewed on YT for free, if anyone wants to go through that)
MOST FLAWED RELEASE The Irishman

BEST THREAD I want to say the L'art de la guerre politique thread, but Nasir’s contributions have clouded that chance, so I suppose the Howard Hawks List Project thread
MEMBER OF THE YEAR Brian C, for his often thankless, informative, level-headed contributions in the politics thread. This was a very challenging election year for many of us fearful of Trump, and Brian was always there to provide a realist, knowledgeable response to help de-escalate some of those fears, validate others, and prompt many of us (myself included) to consider another angle and get outside of our skewed scopes of vision. Plus, we absolutely needed him to remain this stable voice to restore balance as Nasir amped the rest of us up, and without his presence I believe this invaluable thread would have shifted tone toward a potentially permanent stain, and instead it has stayed alive and been a significant source of information and collective support during such a rough year.

Honorable mention: cdnchris for updating the site and adding all these new cool features, especially the comparison one, which I have to imagine is rather tedious and seemingly endless daunting work, but much appreciated!

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD I guess it has to be Nasir007.. we really didn’t need another narcissistic personality to mimic Trump in the political thread and ravaging other threads on this forum during an election year, let alone a global pandemic. But I could easily name myself for not being the best version of my self on several occasions, something I’ve apologized to some for privately and now am publicly. I’ve also read some pretty shitty things here this year, from long-winded defenses on sexism, ableism, dedicated invalidation of socioeconomic barriers, and stigma against people struggling with addiction. It’s been a tough year for everyone (though some of this stuff was said well before the world descended into total chaos) and I hope 2021 is a year of less hostility and more civility, and that starts with me being a better contributor to practice what I preach. I love this forum, and I want it to remain a safe, pleasurable haven from the outside world’s boorishness. This is not meant to discount the fact that it predominantly has been such a space this year, and I'm immensely grateful for this community's support over the last twelve months, which has been more meaningful to me than many of you will ever know. Now let's usher in 2021's American Renaissance of pent-up art with open arms.

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#41 Post by soundchaser » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:04 pm

BEST RELEASE:
1. Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3
2. The Cameraman
3 The Gunfighter
4. Beau Travail
5. Bamboozled

(Runners-up: Holiday, Showboat, the Prince of Tides, An Unmarried Woman)

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3 - I’ve only watched a few of the films here so far, but regardless of my subjective opinion of them, the release itself is commendable. These sets are part of what continue to make Criterion worthwhile even though they release things like the World of Wong Kar Wai (my ire for which will now be contained until next year’s awards)

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET: Essential Fellini - I don’t jive with Varda quite as much as some here, and while I have yet to actually make my way through this set it still feels much more like an event than its competitor (the Cine-Tamaris Varda DVD set having extra little goodies doesn’t help)

BEST MODERN FILM: Portrait of a Lady on Fire - I can’t really say anything about it that hasn’t already been said, but it’s really a masterpiece and my favorite film to come out of 2019

BEST "BONUS" FILM: Spite Marriage - I’m not actually a huge fan of the film, but having it here on Blu-Ray is really important for silent Keaton completionists
BEST BOOKLET: The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA: J.E. Smyth’s video essay about editor Barbara McLean on The Gunfighter

BEST REISSUE: The Lady Eve
BEST UPGRADE: Six Moral Tales - I finally worked my way through all of Rohmer’s features this year, and this set was a lovely justification for doing so

BEST COVER: The Cameraman
WORST COVER: The Grand Budapest Hotel - great package, abysmal front cover (If I were Saiorse Ronan I’d sue.)
BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE: Roma
BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET: Essential Fellini - I love the front cover illustration, the circus-program-esque booklets, the general shape and size. It really feels like an event release.

BEST DISCOVERY: The Gunfighter - how many more gems like this one are going to languish in the Fox vaults now that Disney has stopped licensing? And more importantly: what can be done about it?
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE: The Elephant Man - this is a stand-in for anything that has a 4K release elsewhere (Crash, Parasite, Roma (even if only streaming), etc.), but the encoding on this disc deserves a special dishonorable mention
MOST FLAWED RELEASE: Leave Her to Heaven - what happened here??? Imogen Sara Smith’s interview is good, and the booklet essay is fine, but this is a monumental film that Criterion totally dropped the ball on otherwise.

BEST THREAD: The World of Wong Kar-Wai - full of very important discussions about art, commerce, and posterity
MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Therewillbeblus - for being an excellent poster and just an all-round swell son of a gun
RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD: Nasir007 - well, duh

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#42 Post by Ribs » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:22 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Vol. 3
2. Three Fantastic Voyages by Karel Zeman
3. The Irishman
4. Christ Stopped at Eboli
5. The Great Escape

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Vol. 3
BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Essential Fellini
BEST MODERN FILM "New" (within the last five years) films released by Criterion
The Irishman

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Spite Marriage

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
The Making of Marriage Story

BEST REISSUE
Antonio Gaudi
BEST UPGRADE Former DVD titles upgraded without new features
Salesmam

BEST COVER
The Cameraman
WORST COVER
Beau Travail
BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE
Marriage Story
BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

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

MOST FLAWED RELEASE For Criterion's treatment, not the film itself
Christ Stopped at Eboli

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#43 Post by Omensetter » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:44 pm

I won't lose sleep over this, but isn't The Grand Budapest Hotel ineligible for the modern film category?
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BEST RELEASE Numbered in order from 1-5. Must vote for five titles to have your ballot counted. Boxed sets can also be voted for in this category
1. The Cameraman
2. Come and See
3. Martin Scorsese's WCP Volume III
4. Christ Stopped at Eboli
5. The Gunfighter

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET: Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project Volume III
BEST “BIG” BOXED SET: Varda
BEST MODERN FILM "New" (within the last five years): The Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST "BONUS" FILM: Spite Marriage

BEST REISSUE: Taste of Cherry
BEST UPGRADE: Six Moral Tales

BEST COVER: Come and See
WORST COVER: Me and You and Everyone We Know
BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE: Come and See
BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET: Zeman

BEST DISCOVERY: The Gunfighter
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE: Scorsese Shorts

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#44 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:13 pm

You're right, it is. Pretty late in the game to correct, though. I'm gonna let it slide #ImpeachDominoHarvey

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#45 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:22 pm

BEST RELEASES
01 Me and You and Everyone We Know
02 the Gunfighter
03 Holiday
04 Ghost Dog
05 Come and See

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET: WCP Vol. 3
BEST MODERN FILM: Parasite

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA: Michel Subor interview, Le Petit Soldat

REISSUE: the Cranes are Flying
UPGRADE: Six Moral Tales

BEST COVER: Toni
WORST COVER: the Lost Honor of Katharina Bloom

BEST THREAD: Animal Crossing, for putting the game on my radar before it became a national pastime

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#46 Post by Clarence » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:41 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Come and See
2. Beau Travail
3. The Cranes Are Flying
4. All About My Mother
5. Roma

BEST MODERN FILM Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST "BONUS" FILM Flaming Memory
BEST BOOKLET Roma
BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA Beau travail: Conversation between Denis and filmmaker Barry Jenkins

BEST REISSUE The Cranes Are Flying

BEST COVER Leave Her to Heaven
WORST COVER Pierrot Le Fou, if only because it’s such a downgrade from the original.
BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE Roma

BEST DISCOVERY The Cranes Are Flying
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE Crash

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#47 Post by Timec » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:46 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 3
2. Come and See
3. The Cameraman
4. Show Boat
5. Beau Travail

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET: Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 3
BEST “BIG” BOXED SET: Essential Fellini  
BEST MODERN FILM: Roma

BEST REISSUE: The Cranes Are Flying

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET: Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

BEST DISCOVERY: Downpour
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE: The Elephant Man

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#48 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:58 pm

You have until 3 PM this Friday January 15th to submit or edit your ballots

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#49 Post by movielocke » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:09 pm

I've actually seen all the films this year!

BEST RELEASE
1. The Gunfighter
2. Claudine
3. The Cremator
4. Town Bloody Hall
5. Parasite
H/M, Varda, Lee, Destry, Holiday


BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET
Bruce Lee


BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Varda


BEST MODERN FILM "New"
Parasite

BEST COMMENTARY
-eh, Showboat was dry but good, guess I should have voted for it in the 80s [-X , Town Bloody Hall was excellent. Didn't listen to those four eligible ones.

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Globesman

BEST BOOKLET
WCP v3

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
Barbara McLeann video essay on The Gunfighter

BEST NEW EDITION
The Lady Eve


BEST FORMAT UPGRADE
The Lost Honor of Katarina Blum

BEST COVER
Claudine

WORST COVER
Teorema

BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE
Parasite

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Zemen
H/M Varda

BEST DISCOVERY
Claudine
H/M Town Bloody Hall, Lost Honor of Katarina Blum, Christ stopped at Eboli

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Husbands
H/M Wild Life

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Tokyo Olympiad (I'd have liked to see the cut that was on the old dvd).

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#50 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:41 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Come and See
2. Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3
3. Roma
4. Amores Perros
5. The Cameraman

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Don't have either yet, unfortunately!

BEST MODERN FILM
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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BEST COMMENTARY
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST "BONUS" FILM
"Spite Marriage"

BEST BOOKLET
The Elephant Man

BEST REISSUE
The Cranes Are Flying

BEST UPGRADE
Brute Force

BEST COVER
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

WORST COVER
Teorema

BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE
Roma

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

BEST DISCOVERY
The Comfort of Strangers

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Town Bloody Hall

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Leave Her to Heaven

BEST THREAD
The World of Wong Kar Wai

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Feihong, with a generous hat tip to The Fanciful Norwegian as well

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD
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