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Every week on This Had Oscar Buzz, film and entertainment writers Joe Reid and Chris Feil are going to be talking about a different movie that once upon a time had big-time Academy Award aspirations, and for one reason or another, it all went wrong.

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Every week on This Had Oscar Buzz, film and entertainment writers Joe Reid and Chris Feil are going to be talking about a different movie that once upon a time had big-time Academy Award aspirations, and for one reason or another, it all went wrong.

    277 – Beautiful Boy

    277 – Beautiful Boy

    Attention, Dune-heads, we’re talking about Timothee Chalamet this week! In 2018, fresh off of his first Oscar nomination, Chalamet joined Steve Carell for Beautiful Boy, an adaptation of David and Nic Sheff’s memoirs about a young man’s addiction and his father’s attempts to help him. Directed by Felix van Groeningen (who’d directed nominated international feature The Broken Circle Breakdown), the film is a somewhat scattered and ineffective weepie that strains Carell’s limitations but nevertheless earned Chalamet Best Supporting Actor nominations at all the major precursors.







    This week, we talk about Carell’s career starting with The Daily Show and his more tricky dramatic work. We also talk about Chalamet’s quick ascent following his Call Me By Your Name success, Maura Tierney’s impactful but too brief role, and 2018 Best Supporting Actor.







    Topics also include Dune Part 2, TIFF 2018 galas, and the Beautiful Boy Erased is Back vibes of 2018.







    Follow Us on Twitter!@Had_Oscar_BuzzJoe: @joereidChris: @chrisvfeil

    • 2 hr 53 min
    276 – Spanglish

    276 – Spanglish

    This week, we are talking about one of the biggest THOB titles that we haven’t yet discussed: 2004’s Spanglish. James L. Brooks returned nearly a decade after his Oscar success with As Good As It Gets with this story of two disparate families thrust together: an immigrant single mother and the rich Los Angeles family she works for. With Adam Sandler headlining one year after earning his first bout of buzz for Punch-Drunk Love, this looked to be a chance for the Academy to honor him as a serious performer within the Academy-beloved Brooksian seriocomic glow. But the movie… has some issues!







    This episode, we talk about Cloris Leachman’s stellar boozy performance and Téa Leoni’s work tried to wrangle an impossible character. We also discuss Paz Vega as the film’s attempted breakthrough performance to American audiences, Brooks’ Oscar history, and the many mystery middle names in Hollywood.







    Topics also include Mitski fans, the film’s cringe-inducing sex scene, and the history of the Tristar logo.







    Follow Us on Twitter!@Had_Oscar_BuzzJoe: @joereidChris: @chrisvfeil

    • 2 hr 28 min
    275 – The Woman in the Window (Patreon Selects)

    275 – The Woman in the Window (Patreon Selects)

    We’re wrapping up our run of Patreon Selects episode with a real doozy! Originally intended for 2019, The Woman in the Window was meant as a prestige adaptation of a popular thriller, packing quite the pedigree. With the attached talents of director Joe Wright, writer Tracy Letts, and star Amy Adams (along with a stellar supporting cast), the film follows an agoraphobic who witnesses a murder across the street, setting off a mystery of mistaken identities and skewed perceptions of reality. Then, it was hit by a rapid succession of misfortunes including the Disney-Fox merger, a cringe-inducing exposé on author A.J. Finn, and, well, the pandemic.







    This episode, we talk about what went wrong and what might have been watered down by the Tony Gilroy reshoots. We also discuss Adams’ recent run of disappointing roles, our hopes for Nightbitch later this year, and Jennifer Jason Leigh joins our Six Timers Club!







    Topics also include the emergence of Fred Hechinger, Julianne Moore’s brief boozy performance, and the film’s somewhat unceremonious Netflix drop.







    Follow Us on Twitter!@Had_Oscar_BuzzJoe: @joereidChris: @chrisvfeil

    • 2 hr 43 min
    274 – Certified Copy (Patreon Selects)

    274 – Certified Copy (Patreon Selects)

    Our patrons said we must stay in Tuscany! This week, we’ve got another Patreon Selects episode and it has us talking about one of our least favorite Oscar years. In 2010, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Cannes with yet another masterpiece in Certified Copy, a dense and transfixing musing on reproductions of art, authenticity, and perception. The film didn’t release stateside until 2011, but did earn Juliette Binoche Best Actress at Cannes and a wide range of critical response, from befuddled to enraptured. But Certified Copy became more of a critical favorite than Oscar hopeful, while a different Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi, would win the country’s first international Oscar for A Separation.







    This episode, we talk about Binoche’s career including her mixed bag of American projects. We also talk about the film’s slippery presentation of reality and role-play, the Iranian New Wave and Iran’s Oscar history, and the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.







    Topics also include other 2011 favorites in a bad Oscar year, coffee shop ladies, and Cannes acting prizes.







    Follow Us on Twitter!@Had_Oscar_BuzzJoe: @joereidChris: @chrisvfeil

    • 2 hr 33 min
    BONUS – Sundance the Night (with Cameron Scheetz)

    BONUS – Sundance the Night (with Cameron Scheetz)

    We’re breaking into your regular podcast schedule to bring you a special bonus episode recapping our thoughts on the films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival! And we’ve asked Queerty’s Cameron Scheetz back on to tell us what the festival was like on the ground at Park City (along with thoughts on non-virtual films like I Saw the TV Glow)! Topics include June Squibb going vigilante as Thelma, a Kieran Culkin/Jesse Eisenberg Pain-ful duet, and our favorite films of this year’s festival!







    Follow Us on Twitter!@Had_Oscar_BuzzJoe: @joereidChris: @chrisvfeilCameron: @cameronscheetz

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Class of 2023

    Class of 2023

    It’s here! Our most awaited and beloved episode of every year! We’re here this week to look back at the This Had Oscar Buzz Class of 2023, celebrating all of the films that had some kind of Oscar hopes that managed zero nominations last week. We’re giving our categories a minor facelift, while still discussing things like the most forgettable and most deserving films left out in the Oscar cold. Topics also include movies that make Joe and Chris argue, Madonna tardiness, and the much discussed Barbie misses in Best Actress and Best Director.







    Follow Us on Twitter!@Had_Oscar_BuzzJoe: @joereidChris: @chrisvfeil

    • 2 hr 43 min

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