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by dws1982
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 25
Views: 969

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'...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 125

The Wife

Since this is part of the Oscar conversation, I suppose it deserves a thread of its own, mainly so we can discuss it with spoilers. So, if you haven't watched it yet, SPOILERS AHEAD. I'm not going to do like this movie did and try to hide things from my audience: I'll be very upfront and tell you th...
by dws1982
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Outlaw King reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 90

The Outlaw King reviews

Reviews on this are mixed/positive, but Chris Pine's full-frontal scene is overshadowing much of the talk on the movie itself, and that can't be a good thing. https://variety.com/2018/film/festivals/outlaw-king-review-chris-pine-1202929757/ https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/outlaw-king-toronto-rev...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: At Eternity's Gate reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: At Eternity's Gate reviews

This one has a big hurdle with me in the fact that Dafoe is nearly thirty years older than Van Gogh was when he died. I try not to get too wound up over casting but I'm not sure that I can get past this.
by dws1982
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vox Lux reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Vox Lux reviews

Corbet's The Childhood of a Leader kind of gave me a "what the hell was that?" reaction, but it was one of the most ambitious debuts I've seen in ages. Definitely a filmmaker I'll be watching.
by dws1982
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: BlacKkKlansman
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: BlacKkKlansman

I liked this a lot. It has the normal Spike Lee pacing problem for me: Pacing on individual scenes is fine, but it feels overlong as whole. At one point I checked my watch, expecting it to be an hour into the film, and I was shocked that it was only forty minutes in. Second half is better-paced, in ...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Carole Shelley
Replies: 1
Views: 71

R.I.P. Carole Shelley

Carole Shelley Dies: ‘Odd Couple’ Star And Tony Award-Winning Actress Was 79 by Dino-Ray Ramos Born in London, Shelley was a star of stage and screen. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in the original cast of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. In 1975, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role i...
by dws1982
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: 87th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Best Cinematography 2014

It's a really solid year. I might be less-inclined to vote for The Grand Budapest Hotel than any of the others, but I've also been meaning to rewatch that one for a few years now. Birdman is another one that I won't vote for. I respect the achievement, but I don't much like the movie, and I probably...
by dws1982
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 198
Views: 5878

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser Argento is alleged (or maybe not alleged--NY Times says they have the documents) to have paid $380,000 to a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett, who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17. Bennett played her son (when...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Best Cinematography 2012

Skyfall , although I actually really liked Lincoln 's cinematography too. Could be just because I really love that movie. Anna Karenina is the one that i need to watch again. I hated it in real time, but I kind of wonder if I would like it more with some distance. Should honestly watch Life of Pi a...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: All the Money in the World
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: All the Money in the World

Finished Trust . With school starting back, it took me awhile to get through this. This year I'm teaching at a completely different school this year--I'm in a regular classroom with, God help me, five different classes to prepare for each day. (High school/middle school teachers typically have at mo...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6033

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ Legit not-bad, not even--in my opinion--on the "for this kind of movie" sliding scale that I usually allow. (It's "very good" if I grade on that standard.) Will obviously resonate more with a Christian than with others, but it takes an interesting and mor...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: 84th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Best Cinematography 2011

The Tree of Life--this year, and almost every other year.
by dws1982
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6033

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I saw a lady take her shoes off and prop her bare feet up on the seat in front of her yesterday. And this wasn't a teenager (who, let's face it, is going to be socialized differently when it comes to norms and proper behavior in a movie theater), this woman was at least 40. I'm not one to tell peopl...
by dws1982
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 6270

Re: Cannes 2017

That's cool that you get to see the entire competition lineup. I've gotten relatively deep into a few lineups, but I've never finished one. (I usually will have a few stragglers that I can't access, and then I'll get bored and move on.)

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