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by Uri
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 932

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: 23
Views: 526

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: 184

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: 184

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: 14
Views: 807

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: 35
Views: 4433

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...
by Uri
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Favourite reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: The Favourite reviews

And Reza, I'd accept your reasonings on sites such as Awards Daily or Gold Derby, but here I still have higher expectations.

And I know I'm a self righteous pompous ass, though I prefer the term "morally superior", if you don't mind.
by Uri
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Favourite reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: The Favourite reviews

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


Why?
by Uri
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Favourite reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: The Favourite reviews

I always bring up this example, for it perfectly illustrates the post Thelma & Louise Awards logic, lead vs. support wise. The first year ER was aired, there were only 6 actors featured in its opening credits. All of them were nominated for the Emmys that year. The 3 white doctors as leads, the ...
by Uri
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Replies: 68
Views: 1382

Re: New York Film Critics Circle Awards

It's not that before the 1936 awards there was no supporting category - there simply was only one acting category per gender with no distinction based on the nature and size of the performance. So in the case of Mutiny on the Bounty, it shouldn't be seen as three leading performances from the same ...
by Uri
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Widows reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Widows reviews

One of the interesting changes from the series to the film is the introduction of Veronica's deceased child. It actually fits in well the landscape of the US in which young black men, not involved in crime going about their lives are gunned down by the police. It was a layer added to the film that ...
by Uri
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Replies: 68
Views: 1382

Re: New York Film Critics Circle Awards

It's interesting that in the entire history of the Oscars that only once have three leading performances been nominated from the same film which was Charles Laughton, Clark Gable & Franchot Tone in Mutiny on the Bounty. And of course the supporting category didn't exist then. I haven't seen MON...
by Uri
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1153

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

There's one big wild card we haven't seen yet and that's The Mule. He already has four Oscars but considering his competition is 43 years old it's hard to make the argument that by giving him one more somebody else is getting seriously robbed. If Eastwood is nominated, I can see Cooper, at least pu...
by Uri
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3220

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: 3220

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...

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