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by The Original BJ
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: PGA Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: PGA Winner

One widely-held theory that took a big hit tonight is the one that Green Book might have more easily prevailed in a five-wide Oscar field (especially if its competitors included Roma, The Favourite, and BlacKkKlansman, all of which have a degree of hipness to them, thereby giving the retro crowd a m...
by The Original BJ
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: PGA Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: PGA Winner

We’re far from the shallow now.
by The Original BJ
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 190
Views: 11572

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Shoplifters is indeed a very fine piece -- I actually had the same reaction Mister Tee did in terms of wanting to see it again right away. I did so a couple weeks later, and was struck anew by how compellingly the film was constructed -- a number of things that took me a while to figure out on first...
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31438

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The “let’s not rush to impeachment until we know all the facts” crowd isn’t going to have that many more legs to stand on at this point.
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominations Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: The Nominations Announcement

Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross will be announcing. (The latter seems an odd choice -- she doesn't have much of a film career at all.)

EDIT: Apparently OscarGuy and I had the exact same thought in the same moment.
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31438

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Big Magilla wrote:If she pisses them off, though, there could be a different outcome.


She is not pissing off Democratic primary voters in Queens and the Bronx.
by The Original BJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31438

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Even after everything, "[The FBI] grew increasingly concerned about whether the president's actions constituted anti-American activity" is still a pretty mind-blowing sentence to read.
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1365

Re: Golden Globe reactions

ITALIANO wrote:Yes, Original BJ, I am crazy, of course.


I did not say that.
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1365

Re: Golden Globe reactions

The movie IS kind-of irrelevant, true - but hers is still the performance of an intelligent, subtle professional. I wouldn't have a big problem with her losing again, don't get me wrong - but her losing to Lady Gaga?! It may not seem absurd to some on this board, but it would seem absurd to ME (and...
by The Original BJ
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 31
Views: 1151

Re: Green Book reviews

If you read Nick's biography on IMDb. you'll see his early production work gave prominent acting jobs to Clarence Williams III, Paul Winfield and Louis Gossett, Jr. He may not be "woke" but he's not intrinsically racist either. Well by that logic, Trump gave jobs to Ben Carson and Omarosa...
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

Probably the biggest headline in Oscar terms has to be the mind-bogglingly bad showing for Black Panther, which nabbed a single nomination for Visual Effects, missing a lot of the tech categories where it's thought to be a strong candidate (Production/Costume Design, Sound). I expect the film to do ...
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: WGA Nominations

Don't know if this is the place to post, but...Mark Harris is reporting that The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has (for reasons no one is explaining) been classified as adapted for Academy purposes. In case that has any impact on your Oscar predicting. Two of the six segments -- "All Gold Canyon&qu...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: DGA Nominations

Phantom Thread had the disadvantage of the late release date, however. A lot of those snubs were due to not having been seen enough, versus having been seen and not nominated. I know If Beale Street Could Talk played Toronto/New York, while Phantom Thread skipped the festivals entirely, but Beale S...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: DGA Nominations

I think If Beale Street Could Talk is done for at the Oscars. With PGA, DGA, and ASC all ignoring the film over work that was easily inferior, I have no hope that If Beale Street overcomes all this. I don't know about that. Just last year, Phantom Thread proved it's possible to overcome it. I rate ...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 302

DGA Nominations

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Peter Farrelly, Green Book Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman Adam McKay, Vice Same as the Globe list. Lanthimos and Jenkins now feel like they’re both fighting for Oscar’s lone director-type slot. And Black Panther’s chances of actually winning Best Pictur...

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