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by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Funny situation for me this year: As some of you know, I work as subtitle proof-reader for a production company and this year, I'm being asked by my office to come to work early on Oscar night, morning my time.....because HBO Asia is the official carrier of the Oscars and they're our clients so we'...
by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots

anonymous1980 wrote:Here's another one.

It's a publicist this time. This person seems to be a bit more in line with my taste, I think, more so than all the others so far at least.

This one's been the most logical so far, even if I don't agree with all his or her choices.
by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots

ITALIANO wrote:


This one especially should quit cocaine soon.

She was definitely high on something. It could have just been that she was delighted to be given the opportunity to pat herself on the back.
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Florida Project reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: The Florida Project reviews

I hate to sound like Rex Reed, but aside from Willem Dafoe's sterling portrayal of the caring motel manager, this film did nothing for me. I found it the most condescending film about poor people I've ever seen. The herky-jerky hand-held camera movements made me dizzy. The bratty kids gave me a head...
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions
Replies: 35
Views: 1123

Re: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions

No, Three Billboards isn't dead. In fact, I suspect it will have more first place Oscar votes for Best Picture than other nominee. If it weren't for the damn preferential ballot I'd say it would coast to a win. If they have to go to a third or fourth preference to hit 50% plus one, it could still be...
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor

You can go all the way back to Dickens and beyond to find literary works that deal with the hypocrisy and wheeling-dealing within the legal profession, but this is the only film I've seen in which the all-pervasive problems associated with plea bargaining are shown to be the main culprit. As of 2013...
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 481
Views: 15568

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I hadn't thought about the NRA being brought up on RICO charges, but that would be icing on the cake. The end of the NRA and the GOP as we know them at the same time. One couldn't hope for a better outcome. Be careful what you wish for. Too much power on one side of the ideological scale is not nec...
by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 481
Views: 15568

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I hadn't thought about the NRA being brought up on RICO charges, but that would be icing on the cake. The end of the NRA and the GOP as we know them at the same time. One couldn't hope for a better outcome.
by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions
Replies: 35
Views: 1123

Re: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions

I stayed away in order to watch this on BBC America without knowing what the winners were. A few minor surprises, but no major ones. A few observations: Joanna Lumley made a great host. Selma Hayek made the best presentation saying she was there in this year of the woman to honor the men or somethin...
by Big Magilla
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots

Another one. This one isn't as infuriating as the others. They didn't say who this person was but I suspect it's an editor since he (or she) said a lot about it. Well, that and the fact that the headline literally says "Editor thinks..." And nothing else other than Picture and Score. Actu...
by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 481
Views: 15568

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Of course this is the Fox headline:

"There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”
- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor

I, too, finally caught up with Roman J. Israel and found to my surprise based on all the badmouthing the film has gotten, that I liked it. I found the first half riveting. I didn't like the direction it took in the second half, but I didn't find it confusing. I thought this was Denzel Washington's b...
by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1360

Re: It's Trivia Time

James Ivory, nominated for Adapted Screenplay for Call Me By Your Name , was not only a work partner, but a romantic partner, with Ismail Merchant. Together, they were co-nominated three times - Ivory for directing and Merchant for producing (Picture) - the same film, for A Room With A View , Howar...
by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 250

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

The answer is a big fat NO!

Ruth Chatterton is the first performer to have received an Oscar nomination for a performance directed by a woman way back in 1930!

The film was Sarah and Son. The director was Dorothy Azner.
by Big Magilla
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 250

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

The list seems to be complete, but the list of non-winning nominees isn't all that expansive. This is all I could think of: Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee) Jane Alexander, Testament (Lynne Littman) Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces (Barbra Streisand) Sandra Bullock, Gravity (Alfon...

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