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by ITALIANO
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Lady Bird reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: Lady Bird reviews

(About the Stephen McKinley Henderson plot-line -- it may well be it went somewhere but was cut for time consideration. Or maybe Gerwig meant it to be mysterious, and the scene's real purpose was to show us a side of Metcalf that neither we nor her daughter ever saw.) It also shows a side of the &q...
by ITALIANO
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2208

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Ok, Marco. Let’s talk sex. Or the lack of it. Or the fear of it. Your approach is very enviable. You celebrate sex – conceptually as well as actively. You seem to find its complexity, if not always easy than mostly satisfyingly challengeable. So you are, apparently, rather resilient. And that’s gre...
by ITALIANO
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 1988

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

Also the way they create a false tension between Elio and Oliver during the first act such that they need a truce feels forced. You are right, Sabin - the tension is false, but intentionally so. It's a defensive, instinctual reacton to the attraction that they feel for each other, and that they at ...
by ITALIANO
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2208

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

One is allowed to criticize #MeToo. One is allowed to use historical analogies while doing it. But compering it to McCarthyism or calling it a witch hunt, two historical phenomenon which, along the Inquisition, were about a mighty institution coming after relatively powerless individuals or particu...
by ITALIANO
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2208

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

It's Dear Basketball which must be judged - not the private, or even public, life of one (just one) of those who made it. The wikipedia link provided by Mister Tee shows that the accusation was, let's say, questionable - and the charges were eventually officially dismissed. Now, I know that for the ...
by ITALIANO
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2208

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

That comparison is very problematic, Reza, and you’ve made it (with some suspect frequency, I might add) in several threads. Dude the world does not thankfully view the shenenigans in your country through American eyes. There can be a different perspective as well. Not as cut and dry as the perpetu...
by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2208

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

In my private life, I am free to decide that I don't want to be associated or go out with someone who's been just accused of a crime. I personally probably wouldn't distance myself from this person before he or she has been found officially guilty, but I can't deny that, if the crime is especially h...
by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Darkest Hour reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Re: Darkest Hour reviews

Was there ever a more cringeworthy scene put on film than Churchill-on-the-Underground from this film? Except for Carroll Baker meeting the Virgin Mary in The Miracle, none I can think of. Terrible scene, indeed. And terrible movie - I saw The Post yesterday and thought it was bad, but today I've s...
by ITALIANO
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)
Replies: 78
Views: 5580

Re: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)

The Original BJ wrote:. (Was I supposed to be shocked that Muslims and Christians in that region of the world have conflict with each other based on actual historical traumas instead of simply mere bigotry?)


It's not about Muslims and Christians, but never mind, I will explain another time.
by ITALIANO
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)
Replies: 78
Views: 5580

Re: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)

And then, in the end, the film tells us both sides have a point, they'd all get along if they just listened to one another -- and seems to feel this us a big discovery on their part; like no one else has ever noted this before. Because, sadly, no one - or almost no one - says this in that part of t...
by ITALIANO
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 1988

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

He did well what he had to do - playing an idealized version of anyone's "first love", the embodiment of the young hero's desires - of his sexual, romantic and obviously even aesthetic desires and aspirations. Even just doing that while at the same time being believable and human is, I thi...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Art Directors Guild Nominees
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Art Directors Guild Nominees

Sabin wrote:
Mister Tee wrote
Not quite, Sabin. Contemporary went to Logan. The other two won as expected.

So, if a movie is set in 2049, it's science-fiction. But if it's 2029, it's contemporary. So bizarre...


:D
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 1988

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

It's 1983, and it's still "the love that dare not speak its name" - which the title of this film is a kind of a reference to. There's a seemingly frank conversation between the three male characters about the possibility of Elio having sex with a girl (which is very obviously a coded one)...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 1988

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

In the 1980s, especially in the United States, finding gay relationships was an incredible challenge, especially if you did not live in a major metropolitan area. People were still being beaten and killed for being gay, especially in rural areas. And in Europe, where the climate was slightly more a...
by ITALIANO
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 1988

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

I’m not saying the romance between Oliver and Elio couldn’t happen today — of course it could. As everyone as said, there’s no accounting for what people find attractive in a partner. I do think that, in 2018, the odds are significantly higher that Oliver would have another Oliver back at home to w...

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