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by dws1982
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 40429

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Amazon Prime has several classics newly available to watch via their service. I'll have to check further when I get home, but I know The Pumpkin Eater was one of the ones I noticed. Unfortunately, their catalog has also emptied out to a degree: All Warner Brothers properties (both movies and TV show...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

The Crimson Kimono , for example, ended up as the second half of a double bill with Gigi when the Oscar winner ended its two-year New York run to become the 1960 New Year's attraction at the nabes in the New York area. It's hard to think of two movies that have less in common than The Crimson Kimon...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2019

Wrestle Of the five 2019 US releases I've seen, they've all been documentaries. (Many years I've not even seen five documentaries in total, by the end of it.) This is a very good one, I think, similar in tone and theme to Minding the Gap . It follows four high school wrestlers at an economically di...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 723
Views: 36079

Re: Coming DVDs

Criterion is releasing a fully restored and remastered version of Sergei Bondarchuk's War and Peace in June. This is the first proper video release it's had in the States. The previous DVD release was just awful. They're also putting out Swing Time , Hedwig and the Angry Inch , and two Bruno Dumont ...
by dws1982
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Leaving Neverland reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Leaving Neverland reviews

As cinema, this is not anything special. When it's not Robson or Safechuck (or their families) talking to the camera, it's mostly standard archive footage, drone footage, etc. As an account, as a public reckoning, it's one of the most important films of the year. This is a movie that is needed. It's...
by dws1982
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?

One thing worth noting about Olivia Colman's TV commitment: It's probably not going to keep her from making movies for as long as you might think. She's committed to seasons three and four of The Crown but she started filming in July of last year, and the seasons were being filmed back-to-back, so t...
by dws1982
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?

I'll come back for the Who'll Be Back part, but for the bonus round, I would suggest Claire Foy. Her TV commitment is over, and while IMDb doesn't show any upcoming projects for her, I think she'll have plenty of opportunities in the years just ahead. She nearly made it this year, and I think she'll...
by dws1982
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: Trivia

I don't believe it's been mentioned, but a total of seven people won screenwriting awards the other night: Three for Green Book and four for BlacKkKlansman . This is largest number of winners we've had in these categories in the modern configuration of the screenplay categories. (I think there may h...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 42
Views: 1221

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Glad Olivia Colman helped me out here, because I never would've predicted her if I had known that The Favourite would get blanked elsewhere. I went with her initially because I felt like being in a broadly-nominated film would put her over the top. Actors who are the only nominee for their film tend...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Visual Effects
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: 91st Oscars: Visual Effects

That makes ten categories that Damien Chazelle's movies have won Oscars in. Too bad it couldn't have pulled in Sound Editing to make it eleven.
by dws1982
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1183

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

Have to say that I did not mind not having a host.

Also glad that Bohemian Rhapsody did not get any more tech nominations than those three because it might've one five or six awards if it had.
by dws1982
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Picture
Replies: 32
Views: 775

Re: 91st Oscars: Picture

Worst winner since last year. (Realistically, worst for me since Forrest Gump or so.)
by dws1982
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Actor
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: 91st Oscars: Actor

I'm just going to pretend that this was for The Pacific and mr. robot. Good actor, gracious speech, and the kind of actor who I thought would never come within a million miles of an Oscar. What a disappointment that it's for this.
by dws1982
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing

OscarGuy wrote:Worst winner in the history of this category.

One of the worst winners in Oscar history, period.
by dws1982
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Actress
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Categories One-by-One: Actress

Just in general. Nathaniel Rogers has been one of the more egregious Close partisans, and in particular was all over Twitter yesterday trying to ascribe bad motives to anyone who doesn't love The Wife and Close in it. It's one reason why I almost hope that Colman doesn't win, even though she's my fa...

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