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by Big Magilla
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

The first entry in the film's IMDb. trivia page has this to say: The casting call for the protagonist was genderless, i.e. open for girls, boys, and those who were neither. 500 people between 14 and 17 auditioned but none of them could both dance and act well, so the filmmakers decided to cast the r...
by Big Magilla
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Burning reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Burning reviews

The simple explanation may be that it has a "lady or the tiger" ending, meaning that there's no right or wrong interpretation, you can give it whatever meaning you want. One thing, though, since this is an adaptation of a Japanese short story by Haruki Murakami, I would think the key to it...
by Big Magilla
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

I haven't seen Girl - obviously, because it hasn't been shown in the U.S., but I agree with Precious. This only trans should play trans arguments goes against casting being done everywhere. Should we refuse to see the upcoming Broadway revival of King Lear because Glenda Jackson isn't a man? I hope ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Roma reviews

I don't know what I'm going to end up considering the best film of the year. What about Burning, or Shoplifters? You do seem to have Roma in the mix, why not consider these two very high profile films? Since you don't make a distinction between English speaking films and "foreign" ones, (...
by Big Magilla
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners
Replies: 25
Views: 633

Re: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners

Southeastern Film Critics Association Check out their final award. It makes you question why you should care one bit about what these guys think. THE GENE WYATT AWARD FOR FILM THAT BEST EVOKES THE SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH: Green Book (Runner-Up: Blaze) Previous winners of the Wyatt Award were all admira...
by Big Magilla
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Roma reviews

Yalitza Aparicio is certainly a possibility for Best Actress, but this is a more highly competitive year than 2004 so I wouldn't count on it. I don't know what I'm going to end up considering the best film of the year. Whatever it is will likely be by default - the best of a very weak year. I keep t...
by Big Magilla
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: Roma reviews

Roma is only semi-autobiographical. Cuaron was the eldest of three children - there are four in the fictional family in the film. His father was a nuclear physicist who worked for the U.N., he wasn't a doctor like the father in the film. Although Cuaron was born in Mexico, he lived in the U.S. in t...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 46
Views: 4676

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

anonymous1980 wrote:In order of chances to be nominated:
01. Roma
02. Cold War
03. Shoplifters
04. Girl
05. Burning

Sounds about right.
by Big Magilla
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners
Replies: 25
Views: 633

Re: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners

Is this a new thing, critics groups announcing nominations? Fairly new, but not unprecedented. I only post the ones that come up with something out of the ordinary. In the case of Vancouver, it's the inclusion of Peter Bogdanovich in Welles' film. With New Mexico it was the Glenn Strange Award and ...
by Big Magilla
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Sondra Locke
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: R.I.P. Sondra Locke

Mister Tee wrote:Weren't there a lot of murmurs that she felt Eastwood did a bit to sabotage her after their relationship ended?


More than a bit it seems if the details in her mini-bio on IMDb. are accurate.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516800/bio ... _ov_bio_sm
by Big Magilla
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners
Replies: 25
Views: 633

Re: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Nominations (Winners to be announced Monday) Best Picture The Favourite First Reformed Roma Best Actor, Male Ethan Hawke, First Reformed Viggo Mortensen, Green Book Christian Bale, Vice Best Actor, Female Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Olivia Colman, The Fav...
by Big Magilla
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1105

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

Yes, Bradley Cooper will probably win the SAG (as well as the Globe) unless there's a real populist, "let's play with their heads", surge for Rami Malek which could happen with the AFTRA influence. I wouldn't count out Ethan Hawke from winning the Oscar if he's nominated, but let's stick w...
by Big Magilla
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Sondra Locke
Replies: 6
Views: 150

R.I.P. Sondra Locke

Oscar nominee died November 3rd, death not reported until now.

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/sond ... hRz5s8d14g
by Big Magilla
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners
Replies: 25
Views: 633

Re: Second/Third Tier Critics Winners

New Mexico Film Critics Association: Glenn Strange Honorary Award – Tim Curry, Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lloyd, and Dick Van Dyke What is up with this? I think it's a great idea. So many great stars and character actors go unrewarded during their lifetime. Each year give it to a bu...

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