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by Franz Ferdinand
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 54
Views: 1027

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

"It's expected that it's the crafts categories as well as the three short-film categories that will be relegated to the non-live presentations, but the Academy said today that the affected categories would rotate from year to year, presumably so that none of the crafts branches feel they are be...
by Franz Ferdinand
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: First Man reviews

Do we expect the inevitable backlash before or after the nominations?
by Franz Ferdinand
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6077

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

CRAZY RICH ASIANS Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Akwafina, Ken Jeong, Harry Shum Jr., Chris Pang, Sonoya Mizuno, Nico Santos, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronnie Chieng. Dir: Jon M. Chu Oscar Prospects: Probably NOT Best Picture. MAYBE Adapted Screenplay if the competition...
by Franz Ferdinand
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 54
Views: 1027

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

I'm guessing it's too much to ask that they go back to the standard five nominees for Best Picture? Introducing a Popcorn Oscar is a knee-jerk reaction to a decade of the failed expanded slate that only introduced dreck to the proceedings - if they're planning to ghettoize the popular movies, do awa...
by Franz Ferdinand
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 54
Views: 1027

Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

Thoughts on these new changes? I'm curious and slightly petrified of what this "achievement in popular film" is going to look like.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-plans-three-hour-oscars-telecast-adds-popular-film-category-1133138
by Franz Ferdinand
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Claude Lanzmann
Replies: 0
Views: 149

R.I.P. Claude Lanzmann

The director of Shoah died at the age of 92.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/j ... -holocaust
by Franz Ferdinand
Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6077

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Going back to the Simon thoughts, this quote is from a longer piece on Queer Cinema. Beyond discourse, the question of what makes a film queer has become subsumed by aesthetics and narratives that display a straight gaze. The most egregious example is one of the most recent: Love, Simon, a gay bildu...
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue May 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6077

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Re: Blockers and Love, Simon. One of them is an openly gay-themed movie marketed as such, while the other initially appears to be a gross-out comedy but features an un-marketed and affecting gay sub-plot handled, I thought, quite gracefully. One of the bigger surprises of the year so far.
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue May 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The Americans: Final Season
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: The Americans: Final Season

I tend to leave the reviewing and pontificating to the paid professionals, but last week's episode with the Thanksgiving dinner was superb. It's going to be a wrenching final four episodes.
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018

Andrew Sean Greer - Less

Runners-Up:
Elif Batuman - The Idiot
Hernan Diaz - In the Distance

By coincidence, I am just in the middle of Batuman's excellent novel (it is on the shortlist of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and I've just started on Greer's winning novel. So far, so good!
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prizes
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prizes

Kendrick can't even buy a Grammy AOTY, but this is pretty damn good. First non-jazz, non-classical winner of the music prize, an award that CNN opines is a "jab in the eye of Trump". There is an interesting quote on Billboard from an interview with a board member: You'd be amazed if you wa...
by Franz Ferdinand
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking
Replies: 2
Views: 369

R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

I think as the subject of Errol Morris' "A Brief History of Time", as well as having been a pervasive pop culture touchstone of the past three or four decades, his loss merits a mention here.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008
by Franz Ferdinand
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Ready Player One reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Ready Player One reviews

I'm still ready for the adaptation of this horrendously-written novel to get generally mediocre reviews and do middling box office, especially since these reviews scan as less than enthusiastic - but maybe that's just wishful thinking. How big is the market for a movie that just endlessly regurgitat...

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