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by Uri
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Evaluating the nominees

Way too often, I come out, after seeing a new film, wondering why it was made. It has a lot to do with the fact that films, regardless of whose vision they manifest, are a collective effort and they require a lot of money to be made. So, it seems, when it comes to films, especially those who are con...
by Uri
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

Keep using "colour" instead of "color", Reza, and you will most certainly be officially declared persona non grata in Trump's America.
by Uri
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

From an American taxonomy perspective, specifically the census bureau's guidelines, there is race and ethnicity. Race is essential black, white, Asian, etc. Ethnicity is Hispanic or Not Hispanic. Thus, Guillermo del Toro would be classified by American census bureau guidelines white Hispanic. He is...
by Uri
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

I guess the bottom line is that this is about people who are, or would have been (had they live there) discriminated against in the USA.
by Uri
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

So say "someone who is not a white person from Europe and any part of the world that was once colonized by Great Britain".
by Uri
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

Other than pink, that is.
by Uri
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 220

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

Image

How on earth is this person considered a person of color?
by Uri
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2218

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Ok, Marco. Let’s talk sex. Or the lack of it. Or the fear of it. Your approach is very enviable. You celebrate sex – conceptually as well as actively. You seem to find its complexity, if not always easy than mostly satisfyingly challengeable. So you are, apparently, rather resilient. And that’s grea...
by Uri
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2218

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

(As you see, I left out Gandhi, since I have a hunch Reza may not share the romanticized Western take on him). Dude your hunch here is very wrong. Do not share that dewey-eyed take on Gandhi at all. This is exactly what I've said. I think. I said I believed you probably DON'T share the romanticized...
by Uri
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2218

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

One is allowed to criticize #MeToo. One is allowed to use historical analogies while doing it. But compering it to McCarthyism or calling it a witch hunt, two historical phenomenon which, along the Inquisition, were about a mighty institution coming after relatively powerless individuals or particul...
by Uri
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Oscar quiz
Replies: 43
Views: 371

Re: Oscar quiz

As you stated, Magilla, you're all nocturnal creatures, as far as I'm concerned. I was having a good night sleep and then had to tend to my father, whose carer has a day off today. Having a walk, him with his walker and I with wy cane (more for the show then anything - I'm doing fine) was rather amu...
by Uri
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Oscar quiz
Replies: 43
Views: 371

Re: Oscar quiz

FilmFan720 wrote:Would this be something we would get if we haven’t seen Shapr of Water yet, or is it plot specific?


Yes, theoretically you don't have to see TSoW.

And this one is for Tee, and only for him, so don't peak, you naugthy boys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRd6JlxO2f0
by Uri
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Oscar quiz
Replies: 43
Views: 371

Re: Oscar quiz

Yes, Staunton (with others) and Martin are the ones I'm referring to in their respective films. As for your second part - I can see why you'd think Munich, for example, could fit, but my take was more specific. The way it's demonstrated in Munich less integral to the film than the above mentioned fi...
by Uri
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Shape of Water reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: The Shape of Water reviews

In the cycle of every series of films which has a heroic figure in its center, from James Bond to Batman, from Superman to Harry Potter, there seems to be this moment when the Broccolis of each franchise decide it’s time to bring onboard a visionary auteur to direct the new installment – “rethink” i...
by Uri
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Shape of Water reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: The Shape of Water reviews

There's a scene early in the film where Hawkins exits her apartment, and in the background, you can see a building on fire. There's no reason that detail HAD to be there -- but it gives the environment a simultaneously dangerous/beautiful backdrop, a dichotomy that informs the themes of the rest of...

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