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by Uri
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3130

Re: A Star is Born reviews

And yet I've encountered a sizable number of people who were completely caught off guard by pretty basic story elements (especially the plot's culmination in suicide). While I totally agree with you and Precious - we are part of an ever decreasing Cinema-aware section of society - but there's somet...
by Uri
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3130

Re: A Star is Born reviews

We used to have this thread about films with Oscar winning actors in them, remember? The other day I stumbled upon this silly movie, Failure to Launch. Who would have thought, back in 2006, that one day three of its actors would be Oscar winners, and they would be, beside Kathy Bates, Matthew McCona...
by Uri
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6121
Views: 249050

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Precious Doll wrote:But than I think its impossible to top James Mason 'slap' in the Minnelli version. One really feels Garlands utter humiliation


Oops. Understandable one, but still an oops.

Other than that, I co-sign your post.
by Uri
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: First Man reviews

He’s married; he and his wife, Janet (Claire Foy), have three children. When his young daughter, Karen, dies of cancer, at the age of two, Once I see that someone don't get a very simple and obvious part of a plot (Neal and Janet never technically had three kids - they had two, the younger of them ...
by Uri
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3130

Re: A Star is Born reviews

ITALIANO wrote:Also, I don't know why this movie was made. Why remake such an old, tired story without even vaguely offering a new perspective on it, a new approach? I'll never know I guess.


At the end of the day, this is indeed exactly the point. A rather redundant piece.
by Uri
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3130

Re: A Star is Born reviews

it's about her being a bad actress). Well, in my repressed and reserved mind "While manifesting a pleasant presence and likeability, if not necessarily an exceptional acting ability" is as harsh a statement as yours, but MY mother taught me to be polite and always say something nice befor...
by Uri
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3130

Re: A Star is Born reviews

The main reason the first two versions of ASiB were successful was that they were cinematic Ars Poetica – films dealing with what films are about. They were self-reflecting halls of mirrors. As the title suggested, they were dissertations on the nature of cinematic stardom, its outburst and its demi...
by Uri
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Looking for agricultural amazons
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Looking for agricultural amazons

I also remember images (not from a film) of Elizabeth Taylor driving a tractor on a farm in Virginia when she was married to Senator John Warner. THIS I can actually imagine. I think that at one point, in the early '80s, my village was the place with the highest rate of residents who had gastric by...
by Uri
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Looking for agricultural amazons
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Looking for agricultural amazons

I was having problems sleeping the other night and I happened to bump into this silly film, Elvis and Anabelle, which is practically Six Feet Under meets Field of Dreams. Speaking of fields, it featured Blake Lively, playing a resurrected Texan beauty queen, plowing land while riding a tractor, as r...
by Uri
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: The Wife

I simply don't get what persuaded critics and bloggers to react so strongly to the performance last year Once the Oscar narrative was set, and in this case it seemed to happen when people learned what the premise of the film was and the fact that Close, highly respected yet Oscar free, had a leadin...
by Uri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: BlacKkKlansman
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: BlacKkKlansman

(You could maybe argue that the wife is a bit over-the-top, but even there I thought this emphasized an important point -- because of the misogyny inherent in her marriage, she almost has to play-act at being a Klan member to impress her husband and the men around her, and I thought the movie did a...
by Uri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: The Wife

A very good take, DWS. If this film was a person, I'd say it lacked any shred of self awareness. It's a schlocky melodrama believing itself to be a hoity toity Grand Drama. Had it embraced its sclockiness, or celebrated this sensationalist nature (IT'S THE WIFE WHO WROTE IT - dah, HE DIES THE DAY HE...
by Uri
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 1289

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Regarding Tyson or Earl Jones - no, they don't have as rich a filmography as Doris Day or Donald Sutherland - or, one can say, they don't have the filmography they should have but couldn't, because they were black. So yes, being black has something to do with them being honored, but you know what - ...
by Uri
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8427

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Did you pick this up from the movie, or were you acquainted with the book? I'm just curious if I was particularly slow-on-the-draw in grasping all the relationships (I have to admit, several of the peripheral characters I had difficulty placing -- there were thrown at me pretty fast). It's stated i...
by Uri
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 8427

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Leading man Henry Golding's model/pretty boy look weirdly makes him look semi-Caucasian. that because he is - his father is English, his mother Malaysian. And Gemma Chan, as sister Astrid...I kept thinking, dye her hair blonde and she's a ringer for Ivanka Trump. She plays his cousin, not that it's...

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