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by dws1982
Sat May 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 926

Re: Cannes 2018

Word on distribution, at least in the United States: Amazon - Cold War A24 - Climax, Under the Silver Lake Bleecker Street - Arctic Cohen - Ash is Purest White Focus - BlacKKKlansman IFC - The House That Jack Built Kino Lorber - The Image Book Magnolia - Shoplifter Netflix - Girl, Happy As Lazzaro T...
by dws1982
Sat May 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 926

Re: Cannes 2018

Winners: Palme D'Or: Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-Eda) Grand Prize: BlacKKKlansman (Spike Lee) Jury Prize: Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) Special Palme: Jean Luc Godard, Image Book Actor: Marcello Donte, Dogman Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, Ayka Director: Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) Screenplay: Happy as Lazz...
by dws1982
Tue May 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 926

Re: Cannes 2018

It seems as if all von Trier wants out of life at this point is to be a troll, so I guess this has to be a success for him. Haven't got to keep up with the festival as much as I would like, but it sounds like a very good one. Very good reviews for Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters , Alice Rohrwacher's...
by dws1982
Mon May 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1999
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Best Cinematography 1999

I had a post that I was working on, and then my computer restarted and I lost it. 1999 wasn't my first year watching the Oscars, but it was one of those years I followed, almost obsessively, from the fall festivals through to the bitter end. Also the time where I expected the Academy to more-or-less...
by dws1982
Wed May 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1998
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Best Cinematography 1998

The Thin Red Line easily takes this for me, and would in most years. But I'll definitely acknowledge Saving Private Ryan for having what is undoubtedly one of the most influential (maybe the most influential) visual styles of any movie released in the past twenty-five years. I don't know if it was ...
by dws1982
Mon May 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ermanno Olmi
Replies: 0
Views: 69

R.I.P. Ermanno Olmi

Ermanno Olmi, ‘Tree of Wooden Clogs’ Director, Dies at 86 Italian director Ermanno Olmi, known for humanist dramas in which he explored spirituality and social themes such as “The Tree of Wooden Clogs,” which won the 1978 Cannes Palme d’Or, has died. He was 87. Olmi died in a hospital in Asiago, Nor...
by dws1982
Fri May 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 179
Views: 13758

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

A Quiet Passion is a consistently moving film and really just beautifully written. Of course, I knew that Cynthia Nixon would be the big draw (and she does not disappoint, delivering a deeply felt performance as Emily Dickinson)...I was surprised by just how many of the supporting performances I en...
by dws1982
Fri May 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

The two are not the same. Cosby was accused of multiple crimes even though he was only convicted of one. Polanski was accused of just one crime for which he spent time in jail and fled before sentencing because he got wind of the judge's plan to jettison his plea bargain agreement whereby the sente...
by dws1982
Fri May 04, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

I'll guarantee that they got together to expel Cosby and someone with a Polanski-axe to grind thought it would be the perfect opportunity to target him and no one wanted to look like they were defending him, so he went. Maybe, but it would look bad if they kicked out one convicted sex offender and ...
by dws1982
Tue May 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1997
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Best Cinematography 1997

OK, I have to say, I don't think terribly much of the cinematography on Titanic...nor was there any kind of you-are-there realism to it. To be fair, they weren't really going for that. I think it pulls off the big Hollywood epic thing reasonably well. After spending years on message boards insistin...
by dws1982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 701
Views: 27880

Re: Coming DVDs

BFI is releasing WOOFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA next month, so if you're region-free, this seems like a must-buy. Glad I've held off on the Criterion of some of these, because I'll come out cheaper with this in the long-run, and get some movies (e.g., The Entertainer) that might not get a r...
by dws1982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1996
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Best Cinematography 1996

Darius Khondji always makes me think of Christopher Doyle. They both shot a handful of the most remarkably gorgeous films ever made...and then what happened to them? He's still working--he did The Immigrant and The Lost City of Z with James Gray, and he shot Amour with Michael Haneke. I think he's ...
by dws1982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Philip D'Antoni
Replies: 1
Views: 184

R.I.P. Philip D'Antoni

A contributor to another message board had two interesting comments, re: D'Antoni. One was that he willingly retired early in the late-70's. He just decided to walk away from it all. Another was that, around 73/74, he was attached as a producer to Cruising , with Steven Spielberg as his preferred di...
by dws1982
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33870

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

For those of you with access to Amazon Prime, the complete miniseries version of Robert Atlman's Vincent and Theo is available on streaming.
by dws1982
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: R.I.P. Barbara Bush
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: R.I.P. Barbara Bush

I was in Kindergarten when Bush was elected; Presidents were the first thing I became obsessed with (I knew all of the Presidents, including their terms in office--something that I still remember, actually). After Bush was inaugurated, I sent some type of fan mail to the White House and got back a p...

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