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by Reza
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2395

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

I've been snooping around. It turns out the cable channel that carried the Oscars here for the past few years, HBO Asia, did NOT renew the rights to broadcast it live here because it was too expensive. I'm looking and looking and it seems none of the other cable channels seemed have picked it up (i...
by Reza
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6189
Views: 255895

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Destroyer (Karyn Kasuma, 2018) 6/10 Nicole Kidman gives a harrowing performance in this neo-noir thriller looking like death on two legs. I couldn't make out if it was Hollywood makeup magic that created her washed up, angst ridden freckled face or was it the other way round with Kidman's actual fac...
by Reza
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6189
Views: 255895

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

The Front Runner (Jason Reitman, 2018) 4/10 I've often wondered why the media in our country only concentrates on the corruption of politicians and avoid the subject of their sexual proclivities. Apparently the private sex lives of politicians was off limits in the United States too until suddenly i...
by Reza
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6189
Views: 255895

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1969) 9/10 Mario Bava's cult film is based on a popular European comic strip. Exploiting every cliché Bava's film, not unlike a number of the Bond films, puts across a campy violent thriller with incredibly over-the-top sets, action set pieces, trendy E-type Jaguars, lo...
by Reza
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Big Magilla wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:Best Sup. Actor: Mahershala Ali

Point breakers:
2. Green Book


Ali wins supporting actor, but Green Book goes home empty-handed?


Maybe Precious is secretly hoping for a win by Richard E. Grant.
by Reza
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 26
Views: 766

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

I guess Jessica Lange (in Sweet Dreams) gets brownie points because Karel Reisz, the director of her film, was not a sexual abuser. Rather a tedious bore having to constantly read folks relating someone's sexual kinks impacting another person's "performance". There is no co-relation whats...
by Reza
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 26
Views: 766

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

nightwingnova wrote:There isn't. Artistic awards should be an artist's talent and product


Exactly and it's very possible that an artist can shine within a "product" that may not be received with overall critical acclaim.
by Reza
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots
Replies: 26
Views: 766

Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

One lip-synchs* in a badly reviewed movie made by a sexual abuser. I guess Jessica Lange (in Sweet Dreams) gets brownie points because Karel Reisz, the director of her film, was not a sexual abuser. Rather a tedious bore having to constantly read folks relating someone's sexual kinks impacting anot...
by Reza
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2395

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Some of the names added today have had impressive careers, but most of them are primarily either TV or action movie stars. How in Hell are they "Hollywood luminaries"? Hopefully 10 years from now most of these names will count as "Hollywood luminaries". Once upon a time we had t...
by Reza
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: On to BAFTA
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: On to BAFTA

There was a sweet, affectionate moment between Cuaron and his presenter, Salma Hayek -- which somehow brought to my mind the fact he'd had his young actors masturbating to her in Y Tu Mama Tambien. Hilarious. I noticed that affectionate moment and wondered what connection she had to him. Googled th...
by Reza
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: On to BAFTA
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: On to BAFTA

Both your home grown gals - Glenn Close & Regina King - will win Oscars.
by Reza
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: ASC Nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: ASC Nominations

Yes an excellent choice.
by Reza
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Albert Finney
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: R.I.P. Albert Finney

Apparently Finney told the Academy that he would not bother coming over to collect an honorary Oscar. Since the Academy does not present in absentia that was their last attempt at giving Finney one. Janet Gaynor and Myrna Loy were both awarded Oscars and their acceptance speech was filmed at their h...
by Reza
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Albert Finney
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: R.I.P. Albert Finney

Mister Tee wrote:Was he the last survivor of the Angry Young Man cohort, or do we count Tom Courtenay?


Maybe not quite from the "angry young man" school of cinema but I think his only surviving contemporaries from the 1960s are Tom Courtenay, Terence Stamp and Michael Caine.
by Reza
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Albert Finney
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: R.I.P. Albert Finney

Mister Tee wrote:Given his disdain for honors like a knighthood, it's entirely possible he was offered a lifetime achievement award and said no. He's certainly earned one in most people's estimation.


In 2001 he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship, their version of the honorary Oscar, which he very proudly accepted.

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