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by Uri
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: National Society of Film Critics
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: National Society of Film Critics

That said, I can't say I loved The Rider the way so many critics (and some folks here) have. I found it beautifully shot, with rich portraits of the South Dakota landscape, and full of humane individual moments. And the sense of verisimilitude is very strong -- here the casting of non-actors as ess...
by Uri
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 909

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

The argument that Mahershala Ali is shoehorned into this category because he's black and therefore seen by his film's producers as subservient to his white co-star being campaigned as lead goes away when you are aware that it was Ali himself who started the campaign. I have two words for you: Inter...
by Uri
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Burning reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Burning reviews - MAJOR SPOILERS

One of things more striking about Chang-dong Lee's films, at least all of his films that I have seen, is the social commentary that is intertwined with the narrative. The divide between rich and poor, the divide between city and rural people , the South Korean obsession with appearance and plastic ...
by Uri
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 31
Views: 1752

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

A lame film. Watchable, maybe, but very lame. It reminds me of watching La Vie en Rose, being a lifelong fan of Edith Piaf – the film was no good, but yes, once the first few notes of Non je ne regrette rien, or Milord or the title song were heard I was conditioned to be emotionally responsive, and ...
by Uri
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Roma reviews

Films portraying maids exacting revenge upon their employers were more believable portrayals than the ones presented in Roma. See: The Maids, Sister My Sister & Murderous Maids, though to be fair the focus of those films were the maids, not the petty bourgeois. I'll add La Cérémonie, but Chabro...
by Uri
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Roma reviews

With Cuarón I think that (if this is as biographical as he says) we could say that it is a pity that his childhood was so privileged, so much that he had to resort to his film's central figure to get a story with the possibility of resonance. Bang on. Love this observation. Having said that, I must...
by Uri
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Roma reviews

I don't know what I'm going to end up considering the best film of the year. What about Burning, or Shoplifters? You do seem to have Roma in the mix, why not consider these two very high profile films? Since you don't make a distinction between English speaking films and "foreign" ones, (...
by Uri
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 50
Views: 5138

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

ITALIANO wrote: :D


You only love me when I'm your knight in a shining armour.
by Uri
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 50
Views: 5138

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I happen to have had a Cleo growing up and this film nails the dynamic our family had with her and it really struck a chord with me. I don't appreciate condescension (no matter how hesitant it might be). Would you consider trying coming out of your emotional and sociological comfort zone and consid...
by Uri
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 1459

Re: Roma reviews

Now that I’ve seen Roma, I read this thread fully, not only peeking to see what the overall impression people here have, and I guess that what I’m going to say will eco Marco’s sentiments. Towards the end of this film, after nearly 2 hours, there’s the scene in the car of the family returning from t...
by Uri
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1090

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Bohemian Rhapsody is not a comedy or a musical. It’s a dramatic biopic that features (pre-recorded) music from Queen. I agree with MaxWilder that it was correctly classified in the drama category for the Golden Globes. And Rami Malek absolutely deserves an Oscar nomination for it. I think him placi...
by Uri
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen – The Leadometer!
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Ladies and gentlemen – The Leadometer!

5. The MVP. These are the members of an evenly spread ensemble piece who seem to stand out, for some reason. They are the likes of David Niven, Glenda Jackson #1, McDormand #1 as well. These particular three stand out not for "some reason" but for very specific reasons within the confines...
by Uri
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen – The Leadometer!
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Ladies and gentlemen – The Leadometer!

What Ladies? Anyway… Reza told me to move on. So I did. Kind of. Here I offer you a 10 levels scale, to end all the debates about category placement of performances. 1. The Character Study. A performance, a role, which is the sole purpose of the film it’s in. It’s all about the journey this characte...
by Uri
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Favourite reviews
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: The Favourite reviews

Reza wrote:
Uri wrote:
Reza wrote:Best to take it all with a pinch of salt and move on.


Why?


Too much to do. So little time.


I'm sure your tongue was so deep in your cheek while you were typing this, it actually poked a hole there.
by Uri
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 50
Views: 5138

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

The Cakemaker (Israel) 7/10 This has been one of those films that kept alluding me. I missed it at the Jewish Film Festival last year, then missed it at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival earlier this year and then missed it on its general release because its virtually impossible to find any websi...

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