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by dws1982
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 699
Views: 27162

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: 5
Views: 184

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: 63

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: 33346

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: 120

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...
by dws1982
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 12163

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

Maudie Sometimes I see a movie, and I think, "Damien would've liked this". Maudie is one of those movies. Ethan Hawke would've been a selling point, and he's really good here, easily one of my favorite performances from him (admittedly, I'm not always a wild fan). The movie itself just ha...
by dws1982
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1994
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Best Cinematography 1994

Kind of in-between Tee and the others on Ed Wood . I think it would've been a deserving nominee, better than many of the nominees in this lineup, but I don't see it as a must-have nominee either. Honestly can't think of a lot of must-have replacements. Most of my favorites of the year aren't exactly...
by dws1982
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Cannes 2018

My biggest issue with paying for streaming is buffering issues. I do not mind too much when I am watching something for free on YouTube if there is a buffering issue, but, I would not tolerate it for something for which I am paying. Has anybody had much of a buffering issue with paid streaming? I n...
by dws1982
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Cannes 2018

Thanks, Tee! Asghar Farhadi's film has been named the opening film. Unless I overlooked something, Moonrise Kingdom is the only opening film in the past decade to also be part of the main competition, but I'd guess this has a pretty good shot at making it. Many of the other openers have mainly been ...
by dws1982
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Steven Bochco
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: R.I.P. Steven Bochco

His heyday was a bit before my time -- my parents were avid viewers of NYPD Blue, and I remember watching it plenty growing up, but I was too young to really have an opinion about it. My ABC affiliate was one of the handful of stations that didn't air the first couple of seasons. I think it was out...
by dws1982
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1993
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Best Cinematography 1993

I'd add Blue , which should've been eligible (it was nominated for a few Golden Globes, which usually has the same eligibility as the Oscars). Also, John Duigan's underrated Wide Sargasso Sea . I don't know that I would go all the way to a nomination for it, but Gettysburg has a handful of visually ...
by dws1982
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Steven Bochco
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: R.I.P. Steven Bochco

One could definitely argue that the TV Drama never would've evolved and modernized that way it did without him. Serialized storylines and the anti-hero-as-protagonist weren't really big things of TV Dramas before some of Bochco's shows.But he was also someone who was completely left behind by the mo...
by dws1982
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Cannes 2018

The lineup won't be announced for a few more weeks, but that doesn't have to stop us from speculating. As always, there are bound to be major film I'm forgetting. Also, never underestimate the Cannes ability to pull out a random surprise or two. Your Cannes/Festival regulars: Mike Leigh isn't a guar...
by dws1982
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 12163

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

Tulip Fever and Breathe I'm mentioning these together, because they're both really bad. I'm a fan of a lot of the actors in these movies, but they have nothing to work with here. There's no doubt that Breathe is the "better" movie, and benefits from not having been edited and re-edited to...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 65
Views: 1984

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Billboard Calls Out Alleged Sexual Assault By Athens Massage Therapist So a lady in my hometown apparently saw Three Billboards and got an idea. I drive by this billboard almost every day. I think it was a bad idea for her to put it up for a lot of reasons, and I feel like it could damage her case,...

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