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by dws1982
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Mary Queen of Scots reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Mary Queen of Scots reviews

Pretty good reviews for a movie that everyone assumed was kept out of fall festivals because it wasn't any good. I'm guessing it just wasn't finished in time?
by dws1982
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8443

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I kind of agree on Outlaw King . I think the story of Robert the Bruce is a good one, but a two-hour movie was the wrong format unless Mackenzie wanted to focus in on one specific aspect of the larger story (like Spielberg did with Lincoln ). And it may just be me, but I thought it was off-puttingly...
by dws1982
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 39440

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

As Netflix has moved away from classic movies, Amazon Prime is really upping their game. Most of the movies added are things that most here will have seen, but it's a wide array, from Ragtime to Klute to The Big Country , and tons of others, many of which haven't been released on Blu-Ray, but they'l...
by dws1982
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8443

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

American Animals May be more-or-less a Wikipedia Movie (TM Sabin), with the twist that the narrative is intercut with interviews with the real-life participants and their families, but it's an entertaining one. For those who don't know, this is a true story of four young college students who decide...
by dws1982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 722
Views: 34669

Re: Coming DVDs

Just a note: This is currently 50% off if you pre-order through Barnes & Noble (where all Criterions are 50% off this month) or Amazon.
by dws1982
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6121
Views: 249090

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

For those in the United States, it's available to rent on Amazon as well. I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
by dws1982
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: First Man reviews

Saw it last night and admired it even more. But it was in a small theater in my town (I usually ride over to Huntsville for movies), with thin, not very well-insulated walls. So at the exact moment where Armstrong steps down onto the surface of the moon, the soundtrack goes silent, and we get a feel...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3133

Re: A Star is Born reviews

I'm going to fall on the positive side of this one, although I also don't know that the A Star is Born narrative is necessarily the ideal vehicle for what most seems to occupy Cooper, which is the difficulty and pain of loving someone who doesn't (and can't) love themselves, who doesn't have any res...
by dws1982
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: First Man reviews

It's easy to see why Clint Eastwood was attracted to this story about ten years ago. (I think it was initially going to be a follow-up to his Iwo Jima duo.) Neil Armstrong is a classic Eastwood hero--driven by a sense of duty, somewhat distant in his personal relationships, reluctant to divulge much...
by dws1982
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8443

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Two (very different) documentaries: RBG is the first. Let me give my disclaimer: I'm a right-leaning moderate (did not and will not ever vote for Trump), so take that into account. Maybe that colors my reaction to this, maybe not. The idea of Supreme Court justice documentaries is not bad at all, so...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8443

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

As for that "ending"...in my youth, there was a long-running comic strip called Winnie Winkle. At one point, somewhere around 1960/61, she was said to be dead -- and I remember my father saying "How long till we find out she's still alive?" Same deal here. If you believe Marvel ...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: The Wife

I'm more in line with Mister Tee's take than those that flat-out HATED it . Yes - I can imagine one hating, say, Caligula or even - though it is a masterpiece - A Clockwork Orange... but hating The Wife?! Indifference, I can understand - but hatred is a bit too much honestly. Or maybe I'm just too ...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: Best Cinematography 2017

Blade Runner 2049 , although I would rate Dunkirk a very close second. My picks for the year: 1- The Lost City of Z 2- A Cure For Wellness 3- Blade Runner 2049 4- Dunkirk 5- Phantom Thread I would rate Mudbound as a very worthy nominee, and I think Call Me By Your Name , Good Time , and the underra...
by dws1982
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 30
Views: 1610

Re: 2018 Emmys

Waterston's best episode ever was from a season where he got edged out for a nomination though. Completely assuming here but I think maybe you and I are the biggest Law and Order fans here....Aftershock right? I was actually thinking of "Under the Influence" from a couple of seasons later...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 30
Views: 1610

Re: 2018 Emmys

I just never thought anything screamed Emmy about her in a procedural type way any more than like a Sam Waterston never winning for Law and Order. I feel like at its best, Law & Order did give its actors showcases that were at least on the level of what was winning Emmys at the time. Waterston'...

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