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by Uri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: BlacKkKlansman
Replies: 6
Views: 308

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: 3
Views: 136

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: 999

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: 108
Views: 6068

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: 108
Views: 6068

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...
by Uri
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

The biggest problem with it was the decision to go politically correct, and to eliminate the racial aspect of the book. This United-Colors-of-Benetton approach to tyranny and oppression is so wrong – misogyny and racism are fundamentally linked. I know that this color-blind take allow for more jobs ...
by Uri
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscars' Hat Tricks party game
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Oscars' Hat Tricks party game

Looking at the Best Picture category, the streak from 1960-62 has to be one of the best selections of films the Academy has honored. Three all-time classics -- The Apartment, West Side Story, and Lawrence of Arabia -- all completely different in tone and style, and all among the greatest examples o...
by Uri
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscars' Hat Tricks party game
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Oscars' Hat Tricks party game

Some light entertainment to pass the time while we’re waiting for next year awards season to begin. Life is just a vast void right now, isn’t it? Name the best – and worst – three consecutive winners in any given category. I’ll start with supporting actress. For my worst I don’t stray far and go wit...
by Uri
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actor 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Best Actor 2017

Who are better revered today, Dreyfuss and Brody or the actors they beat, Burton and Mastroianni for Dreyfuss and Day-Lewis, Nicholson and Caine for Brody? While I totally agree with you about Dreyfuss - even he gave a much better performance than the one he won for that same year - I'll have to di...
by Uri
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away

Bravo.
by Uri
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Shape of Water reviews
Replies: 23
Views: 1737

Re: The Shape of Water reviews

Watched this again post-Oscars (and needed to take my mind off some things...) In some screenwriting courses I’ve taken, we’ve learned of “The Pinch.” It’s rough 45 mins into a 120 movie (adjust accordingly for whatever length), and it’s described as a new plot point that carries through the ending...
by Uri
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away

I forgot about Grant, but one of mine is very, very close to her. The other one is harder - her "costar performance" is a Hitchcock-like cameo. And at first I intuitively yet erroneously was thinking about Dench/Affleck.

The reverse ones also include Mira Sorvino.
by Uri
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away

This was quick! Yes, this indeed was my intention. Now - can you name the other two (as far as I know) actresses who fit the bill?
by Uri
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away
Replies: 6
Views: 340

A quiz to shake post Oscar blues away

Three consecutive winners in the same acting category had a co-cast member, in the film they won for, who would go on to win an Oscar in a non-acting category (all three co-actors won in the same category). Name all six actors and the categories they won in.
by Uri
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Ceremony & Pre-Show Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 1961

Re: 90th Oscars: Ceremony & Pre-Show Discussion

But yes, what sealed the deal for me was the disrespect to Jeanne Moreau. Unforgivable. It only reinforces my stand that the Oscars should leave world cinema alone, since they are only capable of randomly hand it meager crumbs without ever fully recognize its true merit. Leave her out of your In Me...

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