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by Big Magilla
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Best Cinematography 1964

Black-and-White I like Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte but its seven Oscar nominations were overkill, no more so than with this one in which it was nominated over the likes of Dr. Strangelove , High and Low , A Hard Day's Night , The Servant , Seven Days in May and Séance on a Wet Afternoon , all of wh...
by Big Magilla
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: First Man reviews

Yes, it's an interesting take, but not one I agree with. The screenplay is taken from aerospace historian James R. Hansen's best-selling book about Armstrong. While Chazelle may have been drawn to the material because he saw similarities in Armstrong's character to that of his fictional characters i...
by Big Magilla
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Best Cinematography 1964

Once again, I have to hold off, missing one in each designation -- Fate is the Hunter and Cheyenne Autumn. The latter is Netflix-available; I'll just have wait on luck for the former (trust to fate, as it were). Fate Is the Hunter is available on line here: https://www6.putlockertv.to/watch/fate-is...
by Big Magilla
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Best Cinematography 1964

Mister Tee wrote: You may have already realized you have "Night of the Hunter" where you intended "Night of the Iguana".


Nope, thanks!
by Big Magilla
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Best Cinematography 1964

Here you go...
by Big Magilla
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6083
Views: 243812

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Finally caught up with Hereditary . It's better than some I've seen, but critics who compare it to Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist don't know what they're talking about. Why some critics still have Toni Collette on their short lists for Best Actress, I have no idea. She works hard, but that's what ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: At Eternity's Gate reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: At Eternity's Gate reviews

True, but I meant Dafoe and Van Gogh not Hurt and Van Gogh for the comparison.
by Big Magilla
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: A Star is Born reviews

I suppose Bradley Cooper could have made the same film with a different title, but then screams of "plagiarism" would be heard all over the world. The story of one star rising while another falls has been told many times in films as diverse as Holiday Inn , Smash-Up and Beaches . Even Comi...
by Big Magilla
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: First Man reviews

I don't know what accounts for the tepid opening weekend box-office. Maybe it's astronaut burnout from Hidden Figures . Maybe it's the right wing noise about the planting of the flag on the moon not being shown. Maybe it's lack of interest due to that first dull trailer. Or as BJ suggests, maybe it'...
by Big Magilla
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 6734

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

My review of Three Identical Strangers posts tomorrow on CinemaSight. The beginning of the story takes place in the fall of 1980 when I was still living in New York. I didn't move to California until early 1981, but I don;t believe I was aware of it at the time. Although I've read and seen a lot on ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: At Eternity's Gate reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: At Eternity's Gate reviews

How did this turn into the Book Club thread? I started it in reference to the question of Dafoe's real age (62 at the time of filming) vs. the age of the character he's playing (37). A positive reference would have been someone like John Hurt who successfully played 21-year-old John Merrick in The ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6083
Views: 243812

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

to the ludicrous take on old ladies called Book Club that to my horror I've discovered some little old ladies actually like. Ludicrous? Yes, the plot certainly is. But where else can you see so many famous female stars together on screen? That's the reason why some have liked it. So many older actr...
by Big Magilla
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6083
Views: 243812

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

I still haven't brought myself to see Hereditary . There are some good movies out there, but they are not necessarily the ones the critics are going gaga over (no pun intended - I still haven't seen the latest version of A Star Is Born . Film horror isn't confined just to horror films. It runs the g...
by Big Magilla
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6083
Views: 243812

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

The Insult (Ziad Doueiri, 2017) 8/10 Needless to say, the Americans on this board quickly rejected this movie and its subtle (though powerful) implications - but then I am not even sure they know where (or what) Lebanon is :D They like Hereditary though :wink: Which Americans? I loved it, thought i...
by Big Magilla
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6083
Views: 243812

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) 8/10 The film is also a walking talking advertisement for Facebook (one girl says "no one uses Facebook anymore - yeah right), Tumblr, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and Buzzfeed. Every year lately there is at least one critically acclaimed movie I can't stand. Th...

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