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by Sabin
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Nominations Landscape -- Part 1: Best Picture
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Nominations Landscape -- Part 1: Best Picture

The Original BJ wrote It's interesting that Sabin compared Sean Baker to Zeitlin (and I love that you referred to him as a young guy breaking through, as it's quite encouraging for me to hear a 46 year-old referred to that way). Have you seen him??? Isn’t never guess he was 46. Also, he makes films...
by Sabin
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Nominations Landscape -- Part 1: Best Picture
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Nominations Landscape -- Part 1: Best Picture

OscarGuy wrote That was also the year of the WALL-E snub. Yeah, Dark Knight gets a lot of the attention, but WALL-E was also a major snub that morning when many thought it would get nominated and the usual chorus of "they ignore animated films" built up. That's not how I remember it. It w...
by Sabin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Nominations Landscape -- Part 1: Best Picture
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Nominations Landscape -- Part 1: Best Picture

Great writeup, Tee. Wish I held off a day or so before posting. Mister Tee wrote The Florida Project would initially have appeared the stronger hopeful, given the number of film/director critics’ prizes it received. Its profile – high critical praise/low grosses – is what has created many a lone dir...
by Sabin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Final Oscar Nominations Predictions
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Final Oscar Nominations Predictions

All right, let's do this. BEST PICTURE Call Me By Your Name Dunkirk Get Out I, Tonya Lady Bird The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri NOTE: I waffled a bit on including 'The Big Sick,' 'The Florida Project,' or 'Phantom Thread' but these eight sound about right. BEST D...
by Sabin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 156
Views: 2992

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

There's one part of the story that keeps jumping out at me. It's where she says he ordered white wine. She prefers red, but he ordered white. Which makes it seem like she had no control over the course of the evening at all...

Then order your own wine.
by Sabin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 156
Views: 2992

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

I've read other hot takes that omit the phrase assault and instead use the word misconduct. Also, I recommend 'The Atlantic' piece "Aziz Ansari and the Paradox of No." It draws attention to the miscommunication between the two of them, how he could text her the next day saying he enjoyed t...
by Sabin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 156
Views: 2992

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Look, obviously my heart goes out to anyone who's made to feel cheap, but it muddies the message from raising awareness of sexual assault to...what? Guys shouldn't try to have sex on a date? Despite the backlash, several reputable news sources are saying this story matters and we need to talk about ...
by Sabin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: I, Tonya reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: I, Tonya reviews

Watched 'I, Tonya' again because my girlfriend wanted to see it and she was very taken by it. Pretty much every woman I speak to these days loves it without hesitation. The men I speak to have reservations about its tone, its nastiness, and the tightrope it walks, almost as though they're slightly p...
by Sabin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Marriage

Congratulations!
by Sabin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Phantom Thread reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Phantom Thread reviews

This movie is excellent. Comparisons to 'Mother!' are inevitable but it towers in comparison. While it doesn't quite know exactly when to quit, I think it ends wonderfully. It's so much richer than simply the portrait of a woman pulled into a torturous relationship with an artist. As with all recent...
by Sabin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Pre-Christmas Look at the Top Races
Replies: 91
Views: 2143

Re: Pre-Christmas Look at the Top Races

A quick word on Sam Rockwell. I don't know about you guys, but there's really only one person out there that this guy reminds me of: Christopher Walken. Both of them are known for playing dangerous people. Weirdos. Sometimes they're scumbags, sometimes pathological liars. Walken's baddies tend to ru...
by Sabin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 57
Views: 1372

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

Huh, with Stuhlbarg I was sure, but with Rockwell’s character I hadn’t really thought about it. He’s clearly a case study in repression and misdirected anger so it makes sense.
by Sabin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

Mister Tee wrote Now, it's possible the novel was more explicit on this issue, or it's possible I (along with BJ) am being naive/obtuse, but I saw nothing in the film that definitively characterizes Stuhlbarg's character as closeted. There’s a scene where Stuhlbarg is looking at slides of male stat...
by Sabin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

Amending my statement: Oliver felt to me like a sketch, not Elio.
by Sabin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

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...

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