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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#76 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:53 pm

BEST RELEASES:

1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema (Even if you don't like Bergman's films, it's impossible to deny the worth of this set.)
2. Night of the Living Dead
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
4. Midnight Cowboy (Fantastic movie. I can't believe I haven't seen it before now.)
5. King of Jazz (Not really my style but its significance is hard to ignore.)

BEST BOXED SET Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
BEST BOOKLET True Stories

BEST REISSUE The Silence of the Lambs

BEST COVER Midnight Cowboy
WORST COVER The Awful Truth
BEST PACKAGING True Stories

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE The Princess Bride

MEMBER OF THE YEAR colinr0380 for keeping the anime thread alive! (Runners-up: Minkin for her helpful announcement roundups and Big Ben for urging me to check out Nagisa Oshima)
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#77 Post by jfish226 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:42 am

BEST RELEASE
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day
Night of the Living Dead
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Color of Pomegranates
Manila in the Claws of Light

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 COMMENTARY - The Color of Pomegranates

BEST "BONUS" FILM - the Life of Sayat-Nova (The Color of Pomegranates)

BEST BOOKLET - True Stories

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA -Conversation between John Waters and Dennis Lim on Female Trouble

BEST REISSUE - Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE - Elevator to the Gallows

BEST COVER - Dead Man

WORST COVER - Some Like It Hot

BEST PACKAGING - True Stories

BEST DISCOVERY - Baal

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE - Bull Durham

MOST FLAWED RELEASE - sex, lies, and videotape…. that packaging…



BEST ARROW US-ONLY RELEASE -
Arrow Video top 5 -
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Deep Red
The Addiction
Horrors of Malformed Men
The Complete Sartana
Arrow Academy top 5 -
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Tale of Cinema & Woman is the Future of Man: Two Films by Hong Sang-soo
Sleeping Dogs
The Hired Hand
Gosford Park

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE -

Suspiria (Synapse)
The ‘Burbs (Shout Select)
In the Mouth of Madness (Scream Factory)
Candy Man (Scream Factory)
Straight to Hell (Kino)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#78 Post by Morbii » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:24 am

BEST RELEASE
1. --- Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
2. 942 The Tree of Life
3. 909 Night of the Living Dead
4. 109, 930-935 Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
5. 939 A Matter of Life and Death


BEST BOXED SET
--- Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE SET
46 Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

BEST MODERN FILM
924 Graduation

BEST "BONUS" FILM
The Tree of Life [Extended Cut] (942 The Tree of Life)

BEST BOOKLET
--- Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST REISSUE
034 Audrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
321 The Virgin Spring

BEST COVER
013 The Silence of the Lambs

WORST COVER
114 My Man Godfrey

BEST PACKAGING
--- Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST DISCOVERY
939 A Matter of Life and Death

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
928 Bowling for Columbine

BEST ARROW US-ONLY RELEASE
The Endless

BEST INDICATOR
048 Night of the Demon

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE -
Suspiria (Synapse)
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#79 Post by FlickeringWindow » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:36 am

Eligible titles for me: Elevator to the Gallows, The Silence of the Lambs, Night of the Living Dead, Tom Jones, The Passion of Joan of Arc, King of Jazz, The Color of Pomegranates, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Midnight Cowboy, Von Sternberg and Dietrich in Hollywood, sex, lies, and videotape, A Matter of Life and Death, The Tree of Life, Andrei Rublev, Rififi, The Princess Bride, Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, Some Like It Hot, True Stories, The Magnificent Ambersons (all Blu-ray) + Rental/Filmstruck: Women in Love, Female Trouble

BEST RELEASE:
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. King of Jazz
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. A Matter of Life and Death

6. True Stories
7. The Color of Pomegranates
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
9. Von Sternberg and Dietrich in Hollywood
10. Tom Jones

BEST BOXED SET: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
BEST COMMENTARY: King of Jazz
BEST BONUS FILM: Africa/My Pal Paul (Criterion should include more cartoons as extras)
BEST BOOK[s]LET[/s]: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
BEST EXTRA: Documentaries on King of Jazz

BEST REISSUE: The Passion of Joan of Arc
BEST UPGRADE: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
BEST COVER: Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
BEST PACKAGING: True Stories

BEST DISCOVERY: King of Jazz

BEYOND CRITERION:
Paramount silents from Kino Lorber (The Covered Wagon, Running Wild, It's the Old Army Game, Stage Struck, You Never Know Women, Old Ironsides)
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Kino Lorber)
This is Cinerama: Remastered (Flicker Alley)
Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s Volume 1 (Warner Archive)
The Dark Crystal (Sony UHD)

BEST NON-CRITERION:
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Kino Lorber)

RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD: In lieu of a member this year, we should give it to WarnerMedia for shutting down Filmstruck.

Edits: added top ten, swapped True Stories with A Matter of Life and Death.
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#80 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:32 pm

Best Release
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. The Magnificent Ambersons
3. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
4. A Matter of Life and Death
5. King of Jazz
6. True Stories
7. Tom Jones
8. Night of the Living Dead
9. The Passion of Joan of Arc
10. Midnight Cowboy

Best Boxed Set
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Best Eclipse
Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years

Best Commentary
The Magnificent Ambersons

Best "Bonus" Film
The Passion According to Andrei

Best Booklet
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Best On-Disc Non-Commentary Extra
The special FX featurette with Craig Barron and Harrison Ellenshaw on A Matter of Life and Death

Best Reissue
Andrei Rublev

Best Upgrade
Heaven Can Wait

Best Cover
The Magnificent Ambersons

Worst Cover
The Age of Innocence; good film, too simplistic of a cover

Best Packaging
True Stories

Best Discovery
King of Jazz; True Stories came a very close second

Most Unnecessary Release
Dead Man; found it a little too off-putting for my taste

Most Flawed Release
The Age of Innocence

Best Arrow (US-Only) Release
Top 5 (includes both Arrow Video & Arrow Academy):
Deep Red
Gosford Park
The Hired Hand
The Complete Sartana
The Cat O'Nine Tails

Best Non-Arrow Non-Criterion Release
Top 5:
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Kino)
In the Mouth of Madness (Shout/Scream Factory)
The Last Movie (Arbelos)
Suspiria (Synapse)
Popeye the Sailor: The 1940's - Volume 1 (Warner Archive)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#81 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:49 am

Best Release
1. The Tree of Life
2. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
3. Baal
4. A Matter of Life and Death
5.True Stories

Best Boxed Set
Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood just pips it over the Bergman set for me only because the OCD side of me does not like the achronological bundling of the Bergman films together! Maybe it will grow on me with time, but for now the Dietrich set takes it!

Best Eclipse Set
Claude Autant-Lara- Four Romantic Eclipses

Best Modern Film
I, Daniel Blake

Best Commentary
Robert L. Carringer and James Naremore on The Magnificent Ambersons

Best Bonus Film
The Steamroller and the Violin on Andrei Rublev, if only because I had been hearing about it for almost two decades and finally got to see it!

Best Booklet
A Raisin In The Sun

Best on-disc non-commentary extra
The conversation between Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman on Baal

Best Reissue
Andrei Rublev

Best Upgrade
Mishima

Best Cover
An Actor’s Revenge, with honourable mentions to Women In Love and Bowling For Columbine. And the way that A Story From Chikamatsu fits in well with the covers of previous Mizoguchi releases.

Worst Cover
Nothing majorly stands out (and I quite like The Age of Innocence’s cover) so I guess that I would go for True Stories if only because it makes me want to keep turning the package upside down!

Best Packaging
It has to be The Princess Bride’s clothbound childrens book, hasn’t it?

Best Discovery
Baal, but True Stories and The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez ran it close.

Most Unnecessary Release
Everything felt necessary this year and my main concerns were just wishing that more was done with the material. I guess The Breakfast Club, though that had the deleted scenes and some archival material to justify it. I want to pithily say Bowling For Columbine, but despite issues with the film, the film is ‘Important’ if only for the section on Columbine itself. Female Trouble perhaps, though that at least it has a Blu-ray upgrade that fixes the old DVD transfer and makes the film look better than ever. Probably The Breakfast Club, if only because it already had received a Blu-ray release.

Most Flawed Release
Moonrise, only because there could have been so much more added regarding noir and Borzage.

Member of the Year
DarkImbecile

Best Arrow US only release
Torso!

Best Non-Criterion, Non-Arrow release
Buddies (Vinegar Syndrome)


And this is my list of discs that I picked up and want to highlight, even if I did not actually manage to see many of them in what has been a horrific year personally for being left alone for long enough to even watch a 90 minute film. It is why I gravitated a bit more towards games this year, as I could be rudely interrupted at any point by anyone and it would not break the mood or matter quite as much! Though it still kind of mattered!:

Buddies (Vinegar Syndrome)
Zama (New Wave Films)
Annihilation (Paramount)
The Miraculous Virgin (Second Run) / Invention For Destruction (Second Run)
Police Story & Police Story 2 (Eureka)
Return of the Living Dead Part II (Shout! Factory)
Godard + Gorin: Five Films 1968-1971 (Arrow)
Jarman Volume 1 (BFI)
Early Hou Hsiao-hsien Three Films 1980-1983 (Masters of Cinema)
Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher & Randolph Scott At Columbia 1957-1960 (Indicator)
Three Films by Jia Zhang-ke (Arrow)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf: the Poetic Trilogy (Arrow)
The Whispering Star / Antiporno (Third Window) - two Sion Sono films at either extremes of his work. Amusingly one is U rated in the UK and the other an 18!
Robot Carnival / Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer / Fist of the North Star: The Movie / Fist of the North Star: The TV Series - the anime corner part 1, focusing on the US Discotek/Eastern Star releases, all wonderful rescues of classic films and even though the TV series is Standard Definition on a HD disc, it is still great to get all 152 episodes in a manageable form!
Irma Vep (Arrow) / The Early Films of Olivier Assayas (Arrow)
A Gentle Creature (Arrow)
Candyman (Arrow)
Mandy (Image Entertainment)
Dangan Runner (Third Window)
Schlock! (Arrow)
91 Days (Funimation)
A Thousand & One Nights and Cleopatra (Third Window) - nice to finally see the material surrounding Belladonna of Sadness!
A Vincent Ward double: Vigil / The Navigator (Arrow)
The Quiet Earth (Arrow) by the late Geoff Murphy
A Roger Donaldson double: Sleeping Dogs / Smash Palace (Arrow)
Nocturama (Cinema Guild) / Moses and Aaron (Cinema Guild)
Images (Arrow)
Seijun Suzuki The Early Years Volume 1 & 2 and Detective 2-3: Go To Hell, Bastards! (Arrow)
Legend of the Mountain (Masters of Cinema)
Family Values: Three Films by Hirokazu Kore-eda / The Third Murder (Arrow)
The Company of Strangers (BFI) / First Reformed (Lions Gate)
Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno (Arrow)
Der Todesking (Arrow)
Horrors of Malformed Men / Orgies of Edo (Arrow)
Momotaro: Sacred Sailors (Anime Limited) / Princess Arete (Anime Limited) - the anime corner part 2, focusing on Anime Limited's releases: Momotaro being one of the earliest anime features and Princess Arete being the second Kickstarted Blu-ray release (the other being Mai Mai Miracle) of an earlier film by Sunao Katabuchi. Speaking of which: In This Corner Of The World (Manga Video)
Two films peripheral to the video nasties controversy getting surprising Blu-ray editions The Aftermath (1982) (Vci Entertainment) / Bloodlust (Mondo Macabro)
The Endless (Arrow)
Moon Child (Cult Epics)
The Time Tunnel: The Complete Collection (Revelation Films)
The Changeling (Second Sight)
Color of Night (Kino)
The Hong Sang-soo corner: On The Beach At Night Alone (Cinema Guild) / Woman Is The Future Of Man and Tale of Cinema (Arrow) / Claire's Camera (Cinema Guild)
Casino Tycoon / The Ghost Lovers / The Enchanting Ghost / Black Magic Part II / The Spiritual Boxer / The Human Goddess / The Vengeful Beauty (88 Asia)
Liquid Sky (Vinegar Syndrome)
Welcome Home Brother Charles & Emma Mae (Vinegar Syndrome)
eXistenZ (101 Films) / Rollercoaster (101 Films)
Porto & Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (Kino)
My Journey Through French Cinema (Cohen)
Lean on Pete (Artificial Eye)
New World (2013) (Montage Pictures)
William Castle Volume 1 & 2 (Indicator)
The Critters Collection (Shout! Factory)
Lucio Fulci had a good year: Perversion Story (Mondo Macabro), City of the Living Dead (Arrow), Murder-Rock Dancing-Death (Scorpion)
The Covered Wagon (Kino) - thank you for naming the other Paramount silents that Kino put out FlickeringWindow, as I want to try and try some of the others down now!
The giallo area: The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (Arrow), The Case of the Bloody Iris (Shameless)
The John Carpenter area: Someone's Watching Me! / Memoirs of an Invisible Man / In The Mouth of Madness (Shout! Factory)
With the proviso that most of the films will probably not be very good, I want to commend Vinegar Syndrome's limited edition bundling together of previously DVD only films that, albeit dropping any extra features, puts five films into HD on each of four volumes, two volumes focused on horror/exploitation (plus a kid's bigfoot film!) and two on erotica: the 5 Films 5 Years series
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Season 1 (Manga Video), with a slight demerit to Manga Video for only releasing Takashi Miike's recent live action film adapting a much later chapter from the story - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Part 1 - on DVD only. No sign of Part 2 of the film as yet either.
And the BFI's Flipside series belatedly sprung into life with Red White & Zero!

It was also wonderful to see various labels 'collaborating' on releasing a director's films, and not just the same film three times!: The releases of Jamil Dehlavi's The Blood of Hussain (BFI), Born of Fire (Indicator) and Jinnah (Eureka)

And a couple of DVD only releases:

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (Cinema Guild, DVD only) - filling another gap in my Thom Andersen collection!
Power To The People: British Music Videos 1966-2016 (Thunderbird) - seemingly somebody's thesis project turned into a four disc collection of music videos!
Duckman: The Complete Series (CBS Video)
The Wound (Peccadillo Pictures)
Also a word of thanks for Impulse Pictures / Synapse Films continuing the Nikkatsu Roman Porno project with the releases of Women In Heat: Behind Bars, Female Prisoner 101: Suck, Nun Story: Frustration In Black and perhaps the most notorious title of all White Rose Campus!
And begrudgingly Jupiter's Moon (Artificial Eye), because of not releasing a visual spectacle of a film on Blu-ray. But I guess at least they released it!
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#82 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:53 am

BEST RELEASE :
1. The Magnificent Ambersons
2. True Stories
3. The Tree of Life
4. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
5. Night of the Living Dead

BEST Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema SET : Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE SET : N/A (I don’t think any of the 2 candidates this year are particularly worthy)

BEST MODERN FILM : I, Daniel Blake (for the lack of a better contender)

BEST COMMENTARY : N/A (I don't have time anymore to listen to them, sadly)

BEST "BONUS" FILM : The Tree of Life EC

BEST BOOKLET : Memories of Underdevelopment

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA : The Art of Subtitling (Panique). I like this kind of stuff.

BEST REISSUE : The Silence of the Lambs

BEST UPGRADE : Mishima

BEST COVER : Tom Jones
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WORST COVER : Some Like It Hot (twice !) (but it’s another year with many contenders)
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BEST PACKAGING : Mishima
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BEST DISCOVERY : Moonrise
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE : The Age of Innocence. It really feels like a release that should have been done directly by Sony, and it’s a shame it required Criterion dedicating a slot for its release.
MOST FLAWED RELEASE : Shampoo (for its very basic extras). Followed by Bull Durham, Sisters and Midnight Cowboy, for their debatable color gradings.


MEMBER OF THE YEAR : Colin0380


BEYOND CRITERION
BEST ARROW RELEASE : Images (Arrow Academy) / Heathers (Arrow Video). Huge year for the Academy branch.
BEST BFI RELEASE : Jarman vol. 1 boxset
BEST INDICATOR RELEASE : Samuel Fuller boxset
BEST MASTERS OF CINEMA or EUREKA RELEASE : We used to know Eureka for their love for silent movies, but in 2018, they went full Asia, especially with their Classics branch. Hard to pick one I prefer between those, but I'll probably favor Iron Monkey because it's a beautiful release of a beautiful restoration (while the Police Story has debatable gradings). The OUATIC is the clear runner-up for me.
BEST SECOND RUN RELEASE : N/A. I buy them all but still haven't seen any...
BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE : Some very good labels in the US, with Vinegar Syndrome, Mondo Macabro, Flicker Alley... I’ll go with VS and their Welcome Home Brother Charles release, though the Pioneers Women Filmmakers set probably is a close tie (plus some Kino stuff, plus some WAC stuff, …). I’m not citing Suspiria since it was originally a Dec 2017 release.
BEST NON-AMERICAN, NON-ABOVE LABELS RELEASE : Third Window Films almost died but they’re still here and kicking ! I loved their Sion Sono 2018 releases. However, it’s hard to beat, IMO, Carlotta 2018 output. Their Cinq et la peau LE was tremendous (the movie, not so much, though), but the Mikio Naruse upgrade just takes it all despite the dated HD masters. Shout-out to Signal One, who are doing overall a good job but reaaaaally ought to sort out their planning.
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#83 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:27 am

BAFTA ballots need to go in that thread, zedz is the one compiling

Also, remember that you have to post a Top 5 of Criterion releases to have your ballot counted for this thread

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#84 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:58 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:27 am
Also, remember that you have to post a Top 5 of Criterion releases to have your ballot counted for this thread
It's added now. :oops:

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#85 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:16 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:27 am
BAFTA ballots need to go in that thread, zedz is the one compiling
All of it ? I thought we kept here the summed-up version and the other thread was for the expended one.

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#86 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:38 pm

Put whatever you want here, but I'm not tallying it unless it's listed in the first post

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#87 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:43 pm

There's basically an Arrow US category and an Other US category, but there have only apparently been four Arrow US exclusive releases this year (counting one in release limbo)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#88 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:48 pm

I am doing my usual personal round up at the end of my above post and have just posted 'winners' of the other categories in zedz's thread!
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#89 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:12 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:48 pm
I am doing my usual personal round up at the end of this post and have just posted 'winners' of the other categories in zedz's thread!
It's what I was doing too : keeping the usual quite short "best of" selection, but will post a much bigger and official one in the dedicated thread.
But I wasn't expecting you to tally them domino !

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#90 Post by artfilmfan » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:51 am

Best Releases:

1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. Au hazard Balthazar
3. A Story from Chikamatsu
4. The Age of Innocence
5. The Breakfast Club
domino harvey wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Put whatever you want here, but I'm not tallying it unless it's listed in the first post
... and with domino' permission, ... the non-tallied votes for the non-listed labels and categories are ...

1. Maborosi (Bandai Visual/Japan)
2. Jean Vigo L'Integrale (Gaumont/France)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#91 Post by criterionsnob » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:08 pm

BEST RELEASE (1-5)
1. Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
2. A Matter of Life and Death
3. The Tree of Life
4. The Color of Pomegranates
5. El Sur

HONORABLE MENTION
The Age of Innocence
Cold Water
Au hasard Balthazar
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
The Virgin Suicides

BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE SET
46 Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

BEST MODERN FILM
Graduation

BEST "BONUS" FILM
The Tree of Life [Extended Cut]

BEST BOOKLET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
Decoding The Color of Pomegranates

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

BEST COVER
The Tree of Life

WORST COVER
Bull Durham

BEST PACKAGING
True Stories

BEST DISCOVERY
Cold Water

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
Scenes from a Marriage (No Saraband, and what Bergman fan isn’t buying the collector’s set anyway?)

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Bull Durham

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
Buddies [Vinegar Syndrome]

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#92 Post by Yakushima » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:28 pm

BEST RELEASE (1-5)
1. Some Like It Hot
2. Andrei Rublev
3. Dead Man
4. An Actor’s Revenge
5. A Matter of Life and Death

BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST MODERN FILM
The Other Side of Hope

BEST BOOKLET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
A Matter of Life and Death

BEST COVER
King of Jazz

WORST COVER
Some Like It Hot

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
The Changeling (1980) Severin Films

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#93 Post by soundchaser » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:24 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
2. Panique
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
4. True Stories
5. Cold Water

BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema - probably the best box set ever released? Certainly the best Blu-Ray set ever released. And I don’t even consider Bergman a great favorite.

BEST ECLIPSE SET
Claude Autant-Lara - for the appearance by Tati and the relative scarcity of the films

BEST MODERN FILM
The Other Side of Hope - not Kaurismäki’s best film, but so very him that I can’t not vote for it here

BEST "BONUS" FILM
The Passion According to Andrei

BEST BOOKLET
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
The Art of Subtitling (Panique) - what a treat to get an insight into this process on the professional end. I can't believe it's taken this long for a feature this comprehensive to be produced

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
Mishima

BEST COVER
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WORST COVER
Image

BEST PACKAGING
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST DISCOVERY
Cold Water

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE
The Virgin Spring - for having the audacity to come out before the announcement of the box set

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
The Color of Pomegranates - not only for the hideous color timing, but for not including the Russian cut that Second Sight did.

BEYOND CRITERION
BEST ARROW RELEASE - Woman is the Future of Man & A Tale of Cinema
BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE - Phantom Thread 4K is tough to top. If this doesn’t count, then Cohen’s release of La Belle Noiseuse gets my vote.

BEST THREAD - Emmanuel Mouret. Here's hoping the crowdfunding campaign sparked within comes to fruition!
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#94 Post by Omensetter » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:42 pm

Best Release
01. The Magnificent Ambersons
02. Andrei Rublev
03. Memories of Underdevelopment
04. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
05. Cold Water

Best Boxed Set
Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood

Best Modern Film
Graduation

Best Bonus Film
The Steamroller and the Violin

Best Booklet
The Magnificent Ambersons

Commentary
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA
the video essay on the The Color of Pomegranates’s symbols and references

Best Reissue
Andrei Rublev

Best Cover
The Magnificent Ambersons

Worst Cover
A Dry White Season

Best Packaging
The Princess Bride

Best Discovery
Cold Water

Most Unnecessary Release
A Dry White Season (dismal film that won't move nearly as many units as the other contenders, Princess Bride, Bull Durham, Breakfast Club)

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DarkImbecile, whose dispatches from Telluride I appreciated and who appears to now be a moderator, which seems time-consuming.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#95 Post by aox » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 pm

BEST RELEASE

1. Andrei Rublev
2. Scenes from a Marriage
3. Elevator to the Gallows
4. The Magnificent Ambersons
5. Night of the Living Dead

BEST BOXED SET
Bergman

BEST ECLIPSE SET
Bergman - Swedish Years

BEST MODERN FILM
Graduation

BEST COMMENTARY
Young Mr. Lincoln

BEST "BONUS" FILM
Steamroller and Violin (Andrei Rublev)

BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA

BEST REISSUE
The Passion of Joan of Arc

BEST UPGRADE
Scene from a Marriage

BEST COVER
Dead Man

WORST COVER
Shampoo

BEST PACKAGING
The Princess Bride

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#96 Post by Calvin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:22 pm

BEST RELEASE
1. Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
2. Dietrich / Von Sternberg
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
4. A Matter of Life and Death
5. Cold Water

BEST BOXED SET
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

BEST COMMENTARY
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST "BONUS" FILM
The Tree of Life (Extended)

BEST BOOKLET
Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

BEST REISSUE
Andrei Rublev

BEST UPGRADE
Mishima

BEST DISCOVERY
Panique

MOST FLAWED RELEASE
Dietrich / Von Sternberg - for not restoring the missing dialogue in Shanghai Express

BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
The Last Movie (Arbelos)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#97 Post by DRW.mov » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:37 am

BEST RELEASES:

1-Dietrich & Von Sternberg
2-True Stories
3-Female Trouble
4-The Magnificent Ambersons
5-The Princess Bride

BOXED SET:
Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

BEST ECLIPSE:
Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

BEST MODERN FILM:
The Other Side of Hope

BEST COMMENTARY:
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST BONUS FILM:
Night of Anubis

BEST BOOKLET:
The Magnificent Ambersons

BEST ON-DISC, NON-COM:
Tell Me Lies About Cary Grant (Awful Truth)

BEST REISSUE:
Sisters

BEST UPGRADE:
Mishima

BEST COVER:
Women in Love

WORST COVER:
Graduation

BEST PACKAGING:
The Princess Bride

BEST DISCOVERY:
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day

MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE:
Tree of Life

MOST FLAWED RELEASE:
Shampoo

BEST US-ONLY ARROW:
Torso

BEST NON-CC, NON-ARROW US:
Straight to Hell (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#98 Post by DarkImbecile » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:55 am

DRW.mov wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:37 am
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE:
Tree of Life
What’s your reasoning is behind this one, if you don’t mind me asking?

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#99 Post by swo17 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 am

Also, that vote doesn't count, because it's part of a tie

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#100 Post by DRW.mov » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:03 am

DarkImbecile wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:55 am
DRW.mov wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:37 am
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE:
Tree of Life
What’s your reasoning is behind this one, if you don’t mind me asking?
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.

And just to make my point, it’s no longer tied.

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