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by dws1982
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 245

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: 715
Views: 29109

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 ...
by dws1982
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 715
Views: 29109

Re: Coming DVDs

Yesterday Criterion announced a box set of several Bergman films. There was speculation that they would do something for his centennial, but this announcement is beyond what was expecting. Most were expecting that it would be like the Kurosawa set, which had the movies without any extra features, an...
by dws1982
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Best Cinematography 2007

An incredibly strong lineup. I'll have to put some thought into this one, because I could honestly make a case for any of these as the winner.
by dws1982
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Best Cinematography 2005

Easy vote for Lubezki, as far as I'm concerned. Despite five very strong nominations coming up, he'll probably only get my vote for one of them. I love The New World , although I've never actually watched the 155-minute cut that was Oscar-eligible. (Have seen the 135 minute cut and the 170 minute cu...
by dws1982
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 715
Views: 29109

Re: Coming DVDs

Have not had a chance to watch anything yet, but my Woodfall set arrived on Thursday. It's a great-looking package, and I have to give BBC credit for the really sturdy box, and also glad that each film got its own (thin) case, unlike Indicator's Boettecher set or Arrow's Rohmer set, where each case ...
by dws1982
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3821

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

By the way, the hidden headline for me here is that you haven't see the film. You passed on an Eastwood movie? That rocks the foundation of my world. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually, but I just couldn't bring myself to it after the reviews were so overwhelmingly negative. I posted this in the mo...
by dws1982
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3821

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

By the way, the hidden headline for me here is that you haven't see the film. You passed on an Eastwood movie? That rocks the foundation of my world. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually, but I just couldn't bring myself to it after the reviews were so overwhelmingly negative. Even the Eastwood auteu...
by dws1982
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Best Cinematography 2004

So many of these 2000's lineups are just uninspiring to me. Voted for The Passion of the Christ, could've just as easily cast a null vote.

My picks for the year:
1- The Dreamers
2- Mean Creek
3- Birth
4- Million Dollar Baby
5- Code 46
by dws1982
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Wrinkle In Time
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: A Wrinkle In Time

Somehow, in its 15th weekend, on around 250 screens, this grossed around $1.7 million. Compare that to Mother's Day weekend, its 10th weekend, where it grossed less than $1.2 million on nearly 2000 screens. It might be worth noting that going into this past weekend, it was less than $2 million shy o...
by dws1982
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3821

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

There's also the tired "teachers want to medicate our boys; they don't understand they're just boisterous" hokum that right-wingers like to promote. Uhhh...over-medication is actually a very serious problem facing adolescents (mostly boys) today. Haven't seen the movie, and don't know how...
by dws1982
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 1178

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

After the performances, I was wondering why Once on This Island wasn't much of a contender in the Revival category--almost all of the predictions I had seen were between the other two. At least based on the number that was performed, I thought it sold itself much better than any other the other nomi...
by dws1982
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 715
Views: 29109

Re: Coming DVDs

Got an e-mail yesterday that my Woodall set has shipped. Hopefully it comes as fast as the Boetticher set did.
by dws1982
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2124
Views: 89174

Re: New Developments III

- A loss for Moore tonight would be, on a state level, a big loss for Governor Ivey. She was the only person who could've changed the date of today's election (which would've been irregular, but she still could have) and decided not to. She said she believed the allegations about Moore, and then su...
by dws1982
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: R.I.P Anthony Bourdain

Very upset by this. I didn't really know Kate Spade beyond the name, but I watched many, many hours of Bourdain's shows. I'm putting this out there again: For anyone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255 any time of day, or text "START" to 741-741 at any hour an...

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