2020 Criterion Forum Awards

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#51 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:46 pm

BEST RELEASE
Beau Travail
Ghost Dog
The Cranes Are Flying
Paris Is Burning
Christ Stopped at Eboli

BEST “NORMAL” BOXED SET
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3
BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Essential Fellini
BEST COMMENTARY
Parasite
BEST "BONUS" FILM
Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember
BEST BOOKLET
Ghost Dog
BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
Paris Is Burning never-before-seen outtakes
BEST REISSUE
Taste of Cherry
BEST UPGRADE
Six Moral Tales

BEST COVER
The Cranes Are Flying
WORST COVER
Teorema
BEST PACKAGING
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
BEST DISCOVERY
Ghost Dog
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Wildlife
MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Leave Her To Heaven
BEST THREAD
World of Wong Kar Wai
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#52 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:33 pm

BEST RELEASE
Come and See
Me and You and Everyone We Know
The Cremator
Paris Is Burning
Beau travail

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

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

BEST MODERN FILM
Parasite

BEST COMMENTARY
(I enjoyed them all, actually but I was still very surprised by)
Prince of Tides

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Game of Death II (this film is fucking wild)

BEST BOOKLET
Essential Fellini's (either booklet)

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
This was hard, but I still really liked the "Sundance Director's Lab" on Me and You and Everyone We Know

BEST REISSUE
The Cranes Are Flying

BEST UPGRADE
The Naked City

BEST COVER
Come and See

WORST COVER
Teorema

BEST PACKAGING - NON-BOXED SET INDIVIDUAL RELEASE
Roma

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

BEST DISCOVERY
The Cremator

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
I'll bypass this, but I will mention Game of Death is still garbage; unfortunately a necessary inclusion in the Bruce Lee set. I actually wasn't overly disappointed by any of the titles to be honest.

MOST FLAWED RELEASE For Criterion's treatment, not the film itself
Leave Her to Heaven (bonus points for NOT including the commentary, though)

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#53 Post by Arn777 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:54 pm

Best Release:
1- Beau Travail
2- Toni
3- Ghost Dog
4- Paris is Burning
5- Parasite

Best Normal Boxset
Scorcese WCP Vol 3

Best Modern Film
Parasite

Best on-disc non-commentary extra
Denis Lavant interview (Beau Travail)

Best Reissue
Taste of Cherry

Best cover
Toni

Worst cover
Teorema

Best booklet
Ghost dog

Best packaging
Parasite

Best packaging box-set
Bruce Lee

Best discovery
Girlfriends

Most unnecessary release
Moonstruck

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#54 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:06 pm

Guys, if Teorema wins worst cover, I'm quitting the forum

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#55 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:42 pm

I haven't been tracking anything so this very well may make no difference, but if voting closed at 3 that's one less vote for it at least. I feel like everyone forgot about The Lady Eve's caricature-awfulness this year (what could have possibly been more important?)

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#56 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:54 pm

Trees wrote:Angela Winkler after Teorema wins worst cover:

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#57 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:06 pm

Is this a pro-Teorema sentiment or just an especially strong anti-Blum stance, swo?

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#58 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:19 pm

As I've suggested before, I kinda like the Teorema once you see it as the cover to a math textbook

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#59 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 pm

3PM was ambitious. You have til I actually tally to submit, but that could be literally anytime so don’t dally. Also, if someone wants to break the three way tie for member of the year happening right now, that would be cool

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#60 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:43 pm

We can have co-members of the year, it's happened before

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#61 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:48 pm

I'm well aware. As I recall, I was chastised for letting it happen the last time we had three co-winners! But all three so far have met the metric of three minimum votes but no more than that, so three it will be unless someone cares to break some hearts. The more the merrier so long as it's not me, just throwing it out there!

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#62 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:12 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. 1033 The Cameraman
2. 1015-1017 Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman
3. 1044-1050 Martin Scorsese's World CInema Project Volume 3
4. 1018 Paris is Burning
5. 1053 The Gunfighter

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

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

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Spite Marriage (The Cameraman)

BEST REISSUE
146 The Cranes are Flying

BEST UPGRADE
342 Six Moral Tales

BEST COVER
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

WORST COVER
The Lady Eve

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

BEST DISCOVERY
The Cranes Are Flying

BEST THREAD
I most enjoyed the 1950's list

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#63 Post by yoshimori » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:48 pm
I'm well aware. As I recall, I was chastised for letting it happen the last time we had three co-winners! But all three so far have met the metric of three minimum votes but no more than that, so three it will be unless someone cares to break some hearts. The more the merrier so long as it's not me, just throwing it out there!
As a fan of ranked voting, I've "improved" my page 1 ballot.

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#64 Post by Black Hat » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:36 am

BEST RELEASE
1 Essential Fellini
2 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3
3 The Cameraman
4 Come and See
5 Toni

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

BEST “BIG” BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Spite Marriage

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
Gina Telaroli on The Gunfighter

BEST REISSUE
The Cranes are Flying

BEST UPGRADE
The Naked City

BEST COVER
The Cameraman

WORST COVER
Holiday

BEST PACKAGING - BOXED SET
Essential Fellini

BEST DISCOVERY
Girlfriends

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Wildlife

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Leave Her to Heaven, a shame because Imogen Sara Smith is excellent on this but they should have done so much more

BEST THREAD
Wong Kar Wai

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Lemmy's reports from China in the Covid thread were a fantastic read.

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#65 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:00 pm

THE 2020 CRITERION FORUM AWARDS

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BEST RELEASE

01 Come and See
02 Beau travail
03 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3
04 3 Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zemen
05 the Cameraman
06 Me and You and Everyone We Know
07 the Gunfighter
08 the Complete Works of Agnes Varda
09 Ghost Dog
10 Christ Stopped at Eboli / the Essential Fellini / Toni (three-way tie)

BEST NORMAL BOX SET Martin Scorsese Presents World Cinema Project No. 3

BEST BIG BOXED SET the Complete Works of Agnes Varda

BEST MODERN FILM Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST COMMENTARY Parasite

BEST BONUS FILM Spite Marriage

BEST ON-DISC SUPPLEMENT Original War of the Worlds Broadcast

BEST BOOKLET the Elephant Man

BEST REISSUE the Cranes Are Flying

BEST UPGRADE Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales

BEST COVER Toni

WORST COVER the Lost Honor of Katarina Bloom / Teorama (tie)

BEST PACKAGING NON-BOXED SET Roma

BEST PACKAGING BOXED SET Three Fantastic Journeys

BEST DISCOVERY Girlfriends

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE the Elephant Man / the Irishman / the Prince of Tides(man) (three-way tie)

MOST FLAWED RELEASE Leave Her to Heaven

BEST THREAD Apocalypse Wkw

MEMBERS OF THE YEAR the Fanciful Norwegian / feihong / therewillbeblus (three-way tie)

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD Nasir007

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#66 Post by soundchaser » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm

RIP swo17

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#67 Post by swo17 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:30 pm

soundchaser wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:05 pm
RIP swo17
Naw, I'll take the tie, thanks dom!

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#68 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:57 pm

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Also, after twelve years of compiling these, I'm stepping away and retiring from the year end forum awards duty going forward. Fear not, the transition of power will be peaceful. I've entrusted the reins to... wait, Nasir007?!? Oh dammit, hold on...

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Re: 2020 Criterion Forum Awards

#69 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:16 am

Congratulations to all members of the trio for members of the year! (And I also want to second Black Hat's mention of Lemmy Caution's China posts too as being extremely interesting reading)

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