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by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Unseen 2018 Oscar Nominated Films
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Unseen 2018 Oscar Nominated Films

Of Fathers and Sons is available to stream for free on Kanopy (for which you just need a library card from a participating public or university library to access).
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Unseen 2018 Oscar Nominated Films
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Unseen 2018 Oscar Nominated Films

Unfortunately...it has only two shows a day: 10:30 AM and 10PM. In my youth, I might have gone for the second, but not these days, especially that far downtown. I see an afternoon show once it gets into the weekend -- I'm directly on the movie's website, not sure what Moviefone/Fandango/anything el...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Unseen 2018 Oscar Nominated Films
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Unseen 2018 Oscar Nominated Films

Can anyone tell me how/where to track down Border? A search on both Netflix-es (DVD and streaming) yield nothing. It apparently played in NY in October, but was barely seen by anyone. Help. Subsidiary question: what deal does the Swedish film industry have going with the make-up branch? Border is s...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 68
Views: 965

Re: Reactions

flipp525 wrote:Question: 3 foreign language films are nominated for Cinematography. Has that ever happened before?


2004 technically would qualify — The Passion of the Christ, A Very Long Engagement, and House of Flying Daggers — even though one of those was an American film.
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 68
Views: 965

Re: Reactions

When Marina de Tavira was announced early on (literally the second nominee read), my jaw dropped -- that's easily the most from-nowhere acting nominee I've seen recognized in my nearly twenty years watching this whole affair. I prepped myself for a morning full of potentially exciting surprises... ....
by The Original BJ
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Final Nominations Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 806

Re: Final Nominations Predictions

One last thought -- which honestly feels like we're going full circle to the conversation that began nearly a year ago -- is that Black Panther feels like it's in a more precarious spot than I think many in the media are admitting. I'm not brave enough to predict against it making it in Best Picture...
by The Original BJ
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: PGA Winner
Replies: 16
Views: 324

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: 16
Views: 324

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: 191
Views: 11634

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: 31461

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: 261

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: 31461

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: 31461

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: 1374

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: 1374

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...

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