Oscars, Director, Spike Lee discussed on Boston Herald Radio
Hundred percent gluten-free Dawson herald radio. Back. Stop. You know, there's not to be anybody hosting the Oscars. We know the whole Kevin Hart story, it's very upsetting to Christian. We're going. He hasn't gotten over it. Are you have you looked over the list? Are you rooting for anybody? Are you? This is the first time Hillary that I'm not into it. I don't know. I mean this movie slump. I mean. Yeah. Love movies of the nominated films. I saw black klansman and vice I haven't seen the other seven normally around this time, I would have seen every nominated film every nominated actor I'll catch up. But normally when the list comes out, which is like the Tuesday morning at like, eight forty five I'm like glued to the TV like waiting to see who's getting nominated last year was like after lunch, and I'm like, oh, yeah. That's right. The Oscar nominations came out this morning. Look see what they were. So up course watched the show. I wish they had a host which kind of us did it. I just like the one that the whole rigmarole impacted your. I mean, obviously, you already sort of weren't watching movies as much. We'll fact that in. But do you think that the Kevin Hart? Now, I'm really not a big fan of Kevin Hart. I respect them. I mean, hard working guy. But if it was Ben. Chris rock or Bill Maher or someone else that I really really like, then I would obviously be more interested in that. But. Seth macfarlane. It's always great as a host the guy could sing he could host. He can do voices amuses very talented guy. But normally you'd have the host as part of the process during the morning of the nominations. So there's there's none of that this year because there's no host. But yeah, no, I don't think that impacts me. It's just I I've just gone into this movie slump. I don't know what happened. Therapist at this point to get me back out to the into the spirit of that is a common reason people usually decide to up and start going to think. So. Yeah. Yeah. I haven't been to the movies. What? Maybe they'll just tell me to re up my movie. This is the part of the reason the movie pass kind of big. Yeah. Because I was paying ten dollars a month and yet unlimited movies, which that's crazy. Good to be true. Yeah. But now it's like it's ten dollars a month. And you can only use it three times in a month. And it has to be certain movies at certain times. It's like, that's why canceled it I think AMC. Our lows is coming out with a movie club for twenty bucks a month unlimited movies. I think that's great because all you really need to do is go twice to pay for it. The cost of movies now, although I like to go like on a Saturday morning around eleven thirty. It's like seven bucks to go. See a movie, and then I go grab lunch afterwards. It's like old man thing to do. I don't care at all about Kevin Hart. But, but I will say that this whole rigmarole has made me want to watch the Oscars less or has deterred me from really caring as much about this year's Oscars. I mean, then again, I don't really care for assessment Farland either. So maybe I, you know, Billy, crystal back. I mean, Bill was great. They don't have a I don't have a favorite. I sorta light Ricky all the people were so crazy about it that that made it tough cringe, but Australia isn't necessarily exactly that's that's the issue is that. Anyway. Yeah. So I mean, I don't know there's something about certainly I maybe I've just maybe I have indeed thought more about the outskirts, but then the idea of the Oscars without a host sounds just not that good to me. No. And then when it comes to the when it comes to the the actual nominations. I maybe that's I think that's factoring in in my room sort of random annoyance with the whole situation. If you haven't really seen the movies. I mean like Romo got a lot of nominations. I guess it's brilliant. I do want to see it. But I haven't right. So there's part of me. I didn't even see Black Panther which I'm ashamed to say. Because I. Yeah. I mean, I saw black lines. When I thought was really good news. Good to see Spike Lee, finally get nominated for best director, you've never been nominated for best director before as a black klansman was very very good. Vice I was not impressed. What I knew it was going to get a lotta Oscar nominations led by Christian bale and some of the other movies. I'm just going to have to get out and see what normally they'll do is the lows in Boston common the Saturday and Sunday before the Oscars they'll have all nine films available. I like I don't want to spend an entire day sitting there watching three movies. But if they're spaced out enough, you know, you can watch one go grab coffee, whatever come back watch the second and go back out grab lunch or dinner and make it I've seen three movies at a movie theater in a day. I I can pull that off after that. That's it. I mean, I don't know how someone sits there for twenty four straight hours watches, unless it's, you know, a movie level off. Right. Locked but yes, I'll try to catch. Up on that stuff. But there's like, and there's also like I have my favorite directors and actors, right? None of them are really there. Martin Scorsese did make a movie this year. Right. So I generally always see Martin Scorsese films wanna see him win these awards because I think he's the best director of our. Of all time up there. Of the last thirty forty years. I mean, he's he Kubrick Coppola Spielberg pick whoever you want. Yeah. There's not even a Spielberg film, which is kind of good. I mean, you just don't want to have the same five directors forward with five great woman. You know, it's good that we've expanded into other with more types of talent. I'll probably going to root for black klansman because I think spike Lee's a very accomplished director. And it'd be pretty cool if you won best director, but Roma is going to win a lot of the awards. Oh, that's interesting. Yeah. I mean, I'm looking at supporting actress, and I can't see. Who is clear favourite is. But apparently, maybe it's the Roma Yemen. Yeah. I think that's going to happen. And also stars born I missed. Yeah. I wanna see and I've heard so beloved in some people said, right? And I'd have to say after Z Golden Globes performance. Or lack of I should say that doesn't seem like it's on the up and up the other issue, of course, being unfortunate for for bohemian rhapsody. But that situation with the director and the smear campaign coming out. That's that's probably going to be thrown into the mix. When it comes to voting on stuff that happened to Lincoln six years ago. Yeah. I thought Lincoln was gonna win best picture. And I thought it was the best movie of twenty twelve but then down the stretch before the votes were cast. There were reports that some of it was fabricated. And I'm like, I'm cool with that. Because it's a drama, right? You know, it's not a documentary way that Connecticut voted that weren't perceived in the movie, and I'm like, okay, great. This is not a documentary. Steven Spielberg, not a documentarian. He's a great director. Look over it up. Argo won that year, which I thought Lincoln was. Yeah. I liked Argo as well. But that was the first movie in a couple of decades that won best picture without its director even being nominated Affleck wasn't even nominated right? I think driving mistakes he was the last one before that nineteen eighty nine which won best picture, but. Nominated for best director. I don't know what nightmare had to happen in order for crash to win best picture. That was the biggest surprise ever. It was the worst movie. I it so much. I agree. It was so like cliche outright and terrible. It was I think it was well acted Diller only thought it wasn't. It wasn't well acted. And it's I think that some BS happened that year something some sort of weird campaign and people ended up reporting on it. I think because it was such like, I mean, I don't think everybody hated it as much as I do. I I was like really an even if you liked it on Astra worthy, especially in a year. I thought Brokeback mountain was better. There were so many thought Munich. Was a great great movie. But I knew that wasn't going to win because Spielberg actually, you know. In that movie. He he didn't turn it into a black and white argument. Some feathers by for those because he made the Palestinians, look human. And that was a major blow back. I thought that was a brilliant film. I think that's one of his most underrated films, but I knew that wasn't going to win. But when crash was announced his best picture. I'm like really it was awful awful. I really I'd say I lost some faith in. I could not understand. I really couldn't. And I think I was in. I spent probably more time than I should have trying to figure out why take days off back that. Well, you know, the extensive the extensive yarn and push pin chart that is now on my, you know, basement wall and smoke filled room of me trying to get to the bottom of poster of crashed with darts in it. You try to tear it. Oftentimes, you'll look back and say how does that win best picture over this other one that sometime later, right tons. That's what happens choice. I also think that there was some. Discussion about them. Having a better hype man, or you know, what I mean, better averick campaign within the academy to push for their film that happens. I can't remember which one it was. But it was definitely like one of those two because because it was the worst movie ever. And what the bleep is all I could think of. You can make that case that that's the worst best picture ever. I mean, I sat through the movie, I think I sat through it at the theater, which is doubly bad. And it was just us. So annoyed because it was just wrote. It was like everything you're being beaten over the head with come on ready. No, not a big fan of that movie. At all, I just didn't think it was worthy of being an Oscar winner. And look when Scorsese finally won his Oscar departed best director best picture. I love the movie a lot. But it's not as not as best movie. I mean, raging bull taxi driver means training felons right training day. Yeah. I mean, Al Pacino won best actor for scent of a woman. I can tell you six to eight Pacino. But it was just it's kind of like a lifetime achievement award. Okay. This guy is obviously a great actor deserves an Oscar. Okay. Let's give it to him now. And that happens sort of okay with that. I just find especially an actor that same with same with Scorsese, or for example, Spike, Lee, right? I mean, hopefully sounds even like that. The black klansman is is actually good stuff. So that's good and Denzel Washington son is in it is really good job. He's not quite as talented as Denzel is an actor. But then again, there's not many. There are no it was funny. You know, there's a lot of movies out there that are basically action movies with Denzel. My husband put one on over the weekend just on cable, whatever just happened to be on. And it was funny. I was like, oh, how did you decide on this? And he said, well, he said that. He said that action movies with Denzel tend to be at least slightly better than the other action move because it's so good. Yeah. And and look he's like man on fire. Right. Was you know, it was acceptable because at Denzel Washington because he's he's one of the few actors. That's a great actor Anna star, the charisma and he pulls it off. He has pulled off. There's just not a lot of actors like that mean the great actors that I grew up with. Pacino deniro Hoffman Nicholson, they were a little bit different. They were really actors, whereas Denzel Washington is an a great actor. But he's also got that star charisma that you just don't see very often. You don't movie I could watch again. And again is it's inside job. Right. That was basically inside job. I believe so it was a straight. I mean, it was not normal, Spike Lee. And that's what made it so. Yes, exactly. The sort of like, the David Lynch movie straight story. Yup. Exactly surprised. It was amazing movie. I loved it. And I I I mean, it's not even most people like probably don't think it's much to note about, but I don't know. I really liked it. I especially liked it. Because like Jodi foster is. Not trying to be any sort of social Justice. You know what I mean? Know what I mean? She's just being Jodie Foster. She plays us really wealthy sort of weird. Character that I that was sort of really interesting and cool, and then also Kleiber love Clive Owen, so actor, and there's a really cool shot actually that that Spike Lee has win at one point inside. The Bank Denzel has been trying to navigate this whole hostage situation. And he hears a shot and basically believes that somebody is shot and killed in a Bank. And there's this tracking shot. I don't know if it's tracking shot only know is that Spike Lee shows Denzel moving, but it's all blurred. All you see is Denzel face and you see a bunch right behind him. If you remember the scene I'm talking about. And it was it definitely reminded me of when you get the news that something is huge has happened that impacts you, and it changes everything. And you that that sort of seeing that shot where very much sort of?.