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by dws1982
Mon May 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Cannes 2019

A Hidden Life got very solid "return to form"-type reviews for Malick when it debuted yesterday. Fox Searchlight outbid A24, Netflix, Paramount, and Focus Features for the domestic distribution rights.
by dws1982
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Cannes 2019

Lineup is announced tomorrow.

One film that's been mentioned in the past few days as a possibility that I hadn't considered (because I assumed it wouldn't be finished in time) is Greta Gerwig's Little Women, which is apparently complete, or nearly complete.
by dws1982
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Picture & Director 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Best Picture & Director 2018

The Favourite and Pawlikowski.

I liked BlacKkKlansman and A Star is Born too, but neither of them were even in my top twenty of the year. Bohemian Rhapsody only worked out to be my third least-favorite of these films, which is probably the closest to a nice thing I'll ever say about it.
by dws1982
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Cannes 2019

A few updates: Ad Astra will not be at Cannes, and will probably not make its May release date. It is supposedly still in post-production, finalizing visual effects. Pablo Larrain's Ema will not be at Cannes, because Netflix just picked it up. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood may not finish editing in ...
by dws1982
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Actor 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Best Actor 2018

Cooper was the only one who even deserved a nomination, in my opinion. It's not that I consider him a great-great actor, but I think I've voted for him in three of these polls. (Four if you count the Best Picture vote I gave American Sniper .) Ryan Gosling would've gotten my vote if he had been nomi...
by dws1982
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Best Supporting Actress 2018

If a distinction had to be made in the Lead/Support dynamic in The Favourite , I think Stone should've been pushed into Lead. But I don't think a distinction should've been made: I think all three Favourites should've been in the same category, and for me that means all three in Lead. I probably wou...
by dws1982
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2018

I cannot vote for Mahershala Ali or Adam Driver. Driver was outstanding and Ali rose above the material he had to work with but I do consider both actors lead performances (ironically co-lead with another male actor) and therefore will not consider them. Richard E. Grant is the easy winner here any...
by dws1982
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Best Supporting Actor 2018

Elliot and Rockwell both have less than ten minutes of screentime. According to a Twitter user who tracks these things, this is the first time that the Supporting Actor lineup has nominated two performances that were less than ten minutes. Elliot is actually the shortest of the two by over a minute,...
by dws1982
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Original Screenplay 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Best Original Screenplay 2018

I had First Reformed on my screenplay shortlist for the year, but I voted for The Favourite here. I'm not sure which one is "better", but I find myself thinking about The Favourite a lot more. I'm not really bothered by Paul Schrader revisiting old themes and plots in First Reformed , beca...
by dws1982
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Cannes 2019

Terrence Malick's film has been retitled A Hidden Life and reportedly will be finished in time for Cannes.

Two other names who may be in the mix for an up-and-coming slot somewhere at Cannes: Manticores Diop and Kantemir Balagov. IMDb doesn't even have listings for their upcoming films.
by dws1982
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 41079

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Unfortunately, their catalog has also emptied out to a degree: All Warner Brothers properties (both movies and TV shows) are no longer available on Prime or for regular Rental/Purchase: This goes as far back as stuff like The Broadway Melody to recent hits like A Star is Born . Apparently there's s...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1959
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Best Cinematography 1959

Looks like we lost Mister Tee and BJ...or they're real late joining back in. Tee has been around some lately, although I don't think he's posted out of the Current Events in a few weeks. I do worry that Bj is gone for good, however. He hasn't logged in to the board since the day before the Oscars, ...
by dws1982
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Adapted Screenplay 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Best Adapted Screenplay 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk, easily.
by dws1982
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Cannes 2019

I've spent too much of my Spring Break working on this instead of things I should've been doing, like cleaning the house, yard work, etc. This is by no means exhaustive, but t was certainly exhausting. (Partially because I sidetracked this post into another exploration--and hopefully forthcoming pos...
by dws1982
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 2018 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: 2018 Oscar Shouldabeens

So here's my take on what, in my opinion, was a fantastic year for films. How fantastic? I might take my entire top ten from 2018 over anything from 2017. (Maybe not...I'd have to do some rewatching to know for sure, but it's close.) Best Film: 1- First Man But First Man 's screenplay doesn't even ...

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