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by Sabin
Mon May 21, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2000
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Best Cinematography 2000

Missing in action: of course, Matthew Libatique for Requiem for a Dream. I’ve felt this film’s star falling a bit over the years but this was hugely influential stuff at the time. This branch always snubs the young turks. Also deserving, Dante Spinotti for Wonder Boys, which is a more innovatively s...
by Sabin
Sat May 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 535
Views: 19333

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Just in time for his re-election campaign. He is going to be campaigning against this. This is going to be surreal.
by Sabin
Fri May 18, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 535
Views: 19333

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Like a lot of people, I was thrown by Seth Abramson's twitter yesterday: @SethAbramson PLEASE RT if you want to congratulate Bob Mueller on one of the most well-run first years of a complex federal investigation in recent memory. A case this big would normally take over 5 years, and Mueller is on pa...
by Sabin
Tue May 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 926

Re: Cannes 2018

dws1982 wrote It seems as if all von Trier wants out of life at this point is to be a troll, so I guess this has to be a success for him. What I admire so much about Lars von Trier is that he’s made a couple of masterpieces, a couple of sadistic failures, and a couple of noble misfires... but nobod...
by Sabin
Tue May 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1999
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Best Cinematography 1999

Watching the film years later, there’s nothing mysterious or enticing about Moore. She’s a blank slate. She doesn’t have anything that would haunt this complicated man’s mind like Kristen Scott Thomas in The English Patient. On paper, she seems like a good choice but I think she holds the film back ...
by Sabin
Mon May 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1999
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Best Cinematography 1999

I wonder: is there any film that went from being on more solid ground at the start of the precursor race to dead in the water by the middle of precursor season? After the Golden Globe nominations, The Talented Mr. Ripley was a sure thing. Despite challenging subject matter, it was a moderate box off...
by Sabin
Sat May 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 535
Views: 19333

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Point taken. The fallout from the Iran Deal and the immediate heightened tensions.
by Sabin
Thu May 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 535
Views: 19333

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Well, THAT didn't take fucking long, did it?
by Sabin
Thu May 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1998
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Best Cinematography 1998

Mister Tee wrote Very happy to see people touting Pleasantville, which I thought I might be alone in mentioning. Sabin is probably right, that the branch saw it as a visual effects things -- though the VFX branch chose to nominate the immortal Mighty Joe Young over it. Not only was it not nominated...
by Sabin
Wed May 09, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2267

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Franz Ferdinand wrote Re: Blockers and Love, Simon. One of them is an openly gay-themed movie marketed as such, while the other initially appears to be a gross-out comedy but features an un-marketed and affecting gay sub-plot handled, I thought, quite gracefully. One of the bigger surprises of the ...
by Sabin
Tue May 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 535
Views: 19333

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Well, the Iran deal was nice while it lasted...
by Sabin
Tue May 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1998
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Best Cinematography 1998

I definitely agree that Out of Sight deserves recognition for its cinematography. I just introduced this film to my girlfriend and once again marveled at how remarkable it is that we always know where in time we are without extensive use of chyrons. Soderbergh would get a little more ambitious with ...
by Sabin
Mon May 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 535
Views: 19333

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The new president of the NRA is Oliver Fucking North. Well, he certainly knows about arming people. The only thing that gives me hope about the future of this country is that the right wing is such an embarrassing dumpster fire of human failure that MAYBE it just won't survive. The odds on that are ...
by Sabin
Mon May 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1998
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Best Cinematography 1998

I think this is going to be our most misleading poll results ever. The Thin Red Line is going to win in a landslide, probably equal to Vanessa Redgrave in Julia. I'm trying to think of any recent year that Saving Private Ryan wouldn't crush the competition.
by Sabin
Mon May 07, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1998
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Best Cinematography 1998

At the time, I couldn’t believe that The Horse Whisperer missed out on a nomination here. It makes a little more sense now twenty years later considering that the movie has been completely forgotten, but “long but boring” seems to be this branch’s sweet spot. It’s a beautiful movie that seems tailor...

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