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by dws1982
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 184
Views: 5272

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: 3
Views: 177

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: 1020

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: 92
Views: 5409

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: 225

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: 92
Views: 5409

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: 6218

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.)
by dws1982
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: 82nd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Best Cinematography 2009

I read all the Harry Potter books and saw all the movies , but even with that I have trouble remembering anything about the look of the Half-Blood Prince. By me, Prisoner of Azkaban was the only one of the series hat had any distinction as a film. This is the most surprising thing I've read here in...
by dws1982
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: All the Money in the World
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: All the Money in the World

I'm three episodes in to Trust , which is FX's 10-episode miniseries based on the same story. Simon Beafoy is the chief writer, and Danny Boyle directed the first three episodes. I'm not going to take back everything I said about All the Money in the World --it passed the time well enough, although ...
by dws1982
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 717
Views: 29725

Re: Coming DVDs

Criterion's DVD/Blu-Ray of Costa-Gavras' The Confession is out of print. State of Siege , from the same licensor, is still in print, so it may be due to them losing rights to one of the supplements rather than the film itself. Also, Arrow has a pretty good sale going. I probably won't get anything t...
by dws1982
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5409

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Lean on Pete Just excellent. I kind of had this grouped with The Rider mentally, because the trailers didn't offer a whole lot beyond "young man and a horse". The movies have similarities beyond the horse thing: Both deal with life on the margins of American society, with the way that peo...
by dws1982
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Best Cinematography 2008

Why not Slumdog? I liked it, but it's not one of my favorite Danny Boyle films, from either a narrative or visual perspective. But I think it's a solid win, and Anthony Dod Mantle is the kind of great cinematographer who has spent much of his career working on movies that wouldn't come close to Osc...
by dws1982
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Best Cinematography 2008

Changeling is one of those odd, difficult to explain nominations. It's not that it's undeserving, it's just that, why is this the one movie to get a cinematography nomination, out of a director-cinematographer collaboration that ran from Blood Work through The 15:17 to Paris ? (Stern isn't cinemato...
by dws1982
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Best Cinematography 2007

I considered not voting because I think all of these films are solid contenders, and it's hard to really make a case for why one is notably stronger (or weaker) than the others. In the end, I went for Atonement , partially because I (correctly) suspected that it wouldn't have any votes, and partiall...
by dws1982
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 717
Views: 29725

Re: Coming DVDs

I haven't purchased any of the Criterion Blu Ray releases over the last few years because I was hoping for a comprehensive set and here it is! I just bought The VIrgin Spring in the Barnes & Noble sale. I've got a few of the others, but I'll probably give them to a friend or donate them to the ...

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