Search found 978 matches

by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 63
Views: 1508

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Thelma & Louise. That is the answer. (Rather than the inevitable Coen's analogy). The more I’m thinking about TBOEM, the more T&L creeps into my mind. It appears to me as the natural predecessor to McDonagh’s film, dealing with the same issues and themes – inherent violence, its inevitable t...
by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 43
Views: 644

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Sabin wrote: and two mothers (Metcalf and Janney) were enough.


There are actually three - Blige is in too.
by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 14
Views: 185

Re: It's Trivia Time

Three of last year's winners are in contention for back to back wins: Best Song winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for Best Song for The Greatest Showman Best Visual Effects winner Dan Lemmon for Best Visual Effects for War for the Planet of the Apes Some with back-to-back nominations: Consolata Bo...
by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 14
Views: 185

It's Trivia Time

For only the third time there are more than one nominee under 30 nominated in the best actor line up. It happened in 1953, when 29 yo Marlon Brando and Richard burton, and in 1989, when 27 yo Tom Cruise and 29 yo Kenneth Branagh were nominated. Not one of the 20 actors nominated is aged between 30 a...
by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 43
Views: 644

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Big Magilla wrote:Unless I'm forgetting something, Gary Oldman and Lesley Manville are the first exes to be nominated in the acting categories in the same year.


Carole Lombard and William Powell were nominated for (and appeared in) My Man Godfrey after their marriage ended.
by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 63
Views: 1508

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

In other words, the Coen's approach is very stylized, yet very American and totally cinematic. I guess McDonagh aimed at something similar, yet he didn't fully gey there, since his roots are theatrical etc.
by Uri
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 63
Views: 1508

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

I agree, and reading again what I wrote, I should have added that it doesn’t fully work in the context of this film, or at least, not fully working for me. It has a lot to do, I guess, with the fact that Americana, or rather the cinematic Americana (but then again, is there really any other “America...
by Uri
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 63
Views: 1508

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

And thinking further about it, a lot of the problems I have with the film, seem to originate from McDonagh’s theatrical roots – the over stylization, the concept that an actor’s job is to personify the essence of a character rather than create a natural portrayal, going for an extremified rather tha...
by Uri
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 63
Views: 1508

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

It’s very frustrating. I really wanted to love TBOEM. It’s not that I hate it – it has a lot going on for it, and if not for anything else, it should be celebrated for at least not being another cookie-cutter film. I saw it last Thursday and came out of it jury-hanged. And then there were all those ...
by Uri
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: I, Tonya reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: I, Tonya reviews

I haven’t seen it – it’s not going to open here for another 3 weeks, and when it does, I’m not sure I’ll be able to go out and see it. But I did see the trailer. Tonya Harding wasn’t who she was and did what she did because she was born on the wrong side of the track or because she had a monstrous m...
by Uri
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 17
Views: 219

Re: Marriage

Mazel Tov, (or actualy Mazal Tov, as is the proper Hebrew pronunciation).

And only the other day we were kvetching about getting old and here you are, shiny young groom. Congratulations!
by Uri
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 32
Views: 1199

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

Uri wrote Elio is the most obvious, surprisingly available complicit for him to play on this primal fascination/attraction. Reading this, all I can say is that’s a very interesting idea that wasn’t at all apparent to me while watching the film. Although perhaps more of the fault lies in Armie Hamme...
by Uri
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Reactions
Replies: 72
Views: 1373

Re: Golden Globe Reactions

But Uri... can you really think that I don't believe he should be in jail? I was saying something else... But never mind. In Italy we say, "non c'è peggior sordo di chi non vuol sentire". Except that deafness seems a bit too pervasive on this board... Deaf or not, I will always want to he...
by Uri
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Reactions
Replies: 72
Views: 1373

Re: Golden Globe Reactions

I’ve recently tried to keep myself away from this discussion – I have other things on my mind and, basically, I’m a coward. But, one notion and I’m out of here, running. I’ve no doubt the Marcos and Catherine Deneuves of this world can navigate their way, unprotected, in the stormy ocean of sex wit...
by Uri
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Reactions
Replies: 72
Views: 1373

Re: Golden Globe Reactions

I’ve recently tried to keep myself away from this discussion – I have other things on my mind and, basically, I’m a coward. But, one notion and I’m out of here, running. I’ve no doubt the Marcos and Catherine Deneuves of this world can navigate their way, unprotected, in the stormy ocean of sex with...

Go to advanced search