Online Film Critics Society Ballot 2019

Below is my December 26th ballot for the 23rd annual Online Film Critics Society Awards honoring movies released domestically in the United States during the 2019 calendar year. Each category is ordered according to my preferential rankings. Group winners were announced on January 6th, 2020 and are labeled in red. Best Film Not in the English Language #1 Parasite #2 Portrait of aLady on Fire #3 Monos #4 Pain & Glory #5 Atlantics Best Documentary #1 For Sama #2 Apollo 11 #3 Honeyland #4 American Factory #5 One Child Nation…

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REVIEW: Hustlers [2019]

We were like hurricanes. What’s a better hustle than declining the price tag a Hollywood studio offered for your life rights to wait until the film is a hit and then sue the production for defamation? Samantha Barbash pretty much bet on the story—I’m hypothesizing that this was her intent based solely on her characterization in Jessica Pressler‘s New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores” and Lorene Scafaria‘s cinematic adaptation Hustlers—and stands to make something regardless of how often these types of cases are dismissed. She’d usually have to…

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