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EPISODE 518: TOP TEN OF 2016

21 Feb

In this episode, Tyler and David discuss their top ten of 2016.

BP’s Top 100 Movie List Challenge #85: Fantasia, by Sarah Brinks

21 Feb

I decided to undertake a movie challenge in 2017. This seemed like a good way to see some classic movies that I have unfortunately never seen – the Battleship Pretension Top 100 provided just that challenge.

I feel in some ways this might be the most personal movie I’ve watched since starting this challenge. I watched Fantasia countless times as a kid. I have a lifelong habit of putting stories in my mind to music, especially classical music; Fantasia must have been an early influence on that. I was admittedly nostalgic watching a childhood favorite film with adult eyes for this challenge.

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Musical Notation: 2016’s Oscar-Nominated Scores

21 Feb

In this episode, West Anthony discusses the scores and composers nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.

New to Home Video 2/21/17

21 Feb

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Coming Soon!

20 Feb

Jim’s Top Ten of 2016

19 Feb

I made a determined effort in 2016 to see as many critically lauded films as I possibly could, telling myself that the inadequacy and incompleteness that I’ve imminently felt when it came time for year-end top ten lists would, for once, be somewhat stifled. Yet, here I am, attempting to write a top ten list having not seen Weiner, Hell or High Water, I Am Not Your Negro, Kubo and the Two Strings, Certain Women, and too many other films to count that other bloggers and podcasters have raved about. I’ve let go of the idea that my opinions represent that of any significant corner of the film criticism world and thus, present to you, faithful reader, a meager representation of my limited exposure to the world of 2016’s cinema.

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The BPs Winners!

18 Feb

Best Picture
MOONLIGHT

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, JACKIE

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, MOONLIGHT

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, FENCES

Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Heisserer, ARRIVAL

Best Cinematography
Linus Sandgren, LA LA LAND

Best Editing
Tom Cross, LA LA LAND

Best Original Score
Justin Hurwitz, LA LA LAND

Best Art Direction
Ryu Seong-hie, THE HANDMAIDEN

Best Costumes
Joe Sang-gyeong, THE HANDMAIDEN

Best Stunts
ROGUE ONE

Best Foreign Film
THE HANDMAIDEN (dir. Park Chan-wook)

Best Animated Film
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (dir. Travis Knight)

Best Documentary
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA (dir. Ezra Edelman)

The Bruce McGill Award for Best Performance Under 15 Minutes
Channing Tatum, HAIL, CAESAR!

The BPs Awards Show

18 Feb

Darrell Tuffs presents from an underground bunker in London.

Our tribute to the late Paul Goebel.

The BPs Ceremony 2017

18 Feb

BPs 2017 Red Carpet

18 Feb

Presenter Ryan O’Leary arrives with his date.

Fan favorite Ian Brill arrives to present at the show.