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by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Evaluating the nominees

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (At least Dogville's fundamental misunderstanding of America was played as parable) I guess I needed an American to clearly verbalize to me my basic discomfort with this film - although it seems you were more antagonized by it than I was. Well, one can misu...
by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)
Replies: 80
Views: 5722

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

. (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. Lol Sometimes it's our fault ...
by ITALIANO
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film

I've finally seen them all.

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2. Phantom Thread
3. Lady Bird
4. Call Me By Your Name
5. The Shape of Water
6. Get Out
7. Dubkirk
8. The Post
9. Darkest Hour

But only 1 to 4 are really good, and deserving of a Best Picture nomination.
by ITALIANO
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots

A ballot from someone in the Executive branch of the Academy. This one especially should quit cocaine soon. She was definitely high on something. It could have just been that she was delighted to be given the opportunity to pat herself on the back. Trust me, Big Magilla: cocaine. And not the best k...
by ITALIANO
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots



This one especially should quit cocaine soon.
by ITALIANO
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: All the Money in the World
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: All the Money in the World

And, tie-ing somewhat into this...Italiano is completely correct: Italians are utterly maligned by this film. They're characterized in much the same way the Turks are in Midnight Express -- as low-life beasts who if anything enjoy tormenting their captive. The (again, completely un-factual) pursuit...
by ITALIANO
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Lady Bird reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 829

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: 2332

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: 2004

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 2332

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: 900

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: 80
Views: 5722

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.

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