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by ITALIANO
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: Green Book reviews

In the recent Mary, Queen of Scots not only there are several black actors - and yes, in England and Scotland in those times there WERE black people, but not many - but some of these play roles of ambassadors, etc - high positions which a black man back then couldn't even dream of getting to. If we...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: Green Book reviews

For example the fact that lately each year there MUST be at least one black actor - or actress - among the four winners - deservedly or not deservedly. In the recent Mary, Queen of Scots not only there are several black actors - and yes, in England and Scotland in those times there WERE black peopl...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: Green Book reviews

The biggest problem I have with all this is that it was specifically AIMED at bringing down an Oscar contender (talk about low stakes). The tweet was evidently uncovered and then sent viral by somebody at Awards Watch who objected to the movie's politics and set out to "take it down". Peo...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: PGA Winner
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: PGA Winner

We've not seen a film's awards prospects collapse like A Star is Born's since -- what? -- Dreamgirls? Well, there is a difference. Dreamgirls basically collapsed the moment it came out - the reviews were mixed at best, and only this board (collectively - I was the only one who tried to tell the tru...
by ITALIANO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 908

Re: Vice reviews

To me, and many others, Cheney was a horror show that deserved more serious exposure, not a sophomoric yuck-yuck fest. What will we get when the Trump show ends its run, an All the President's Men style rebuke or something like this? Ok. Well, political satires can be as good, and as biting, as pol...
by ITALIANO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 908

Re: Vice reviews

Ok, but why "smarmy"? The director and his actors were smarmy in the sense of dictionary meaning number while the film itself was smarmy in the sense of dictionary meaning number 2: 1. Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest. 2. Relating to or indulging in lewd conduct; smutty: sm...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 908

Re: Vice reviews

I wonder if one of the (unconfessed, maybe even unconscious) reasons why this admittedly imperfect effort has been attacked by so many is, simply, an unconfortable reaction to what the movie says about American politics, the war in Iraq and more generally, power. No, it's the smarmy way it's done. ...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 22
Views: 1127

Re: The Wife

Reza wrote:
Colman has absolutely zero chance of winning against Close this year.



Really? It'd be a pity because we all like a bit of suspance. But then there's only Glenn Close.
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 22
Views: 1127

Re: The Wife

Still, Close is good. Her performance is more intelligent and more nuanced than the vehicle itself, but of course I don't think she SHOULD win an Oscar for such a flawed little thing. And will she win?I I can't believe that she will get many precursor awards - with the possible exception of the Nat...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 908

Re: Vice reviews

I found it certainly very interesting. Like most Europeans, while I had heard of Dick Cheney, I really didn't know much about him, and I definitely didn't have any idea about his role in the invasion of Iraq and other pivotal moments in America's recent history (did Americans know about all this - e...
by ITALIANO
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

We deserve a lot better but we could do a lot worse. This is schlock, but it's surprisingly competent schlock. Well, maybe we shouldn't be so surprised. We're talking about Bryan Singer who may not be the most reliable director in the world but he knows how to step up to the plate (I like Owen Glei...
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1374

Re: Golden Globe reactions

flipp525 wrote:
ITALIANO wrote:
flipp525 wrote:Check out my first book, Marco - I actually think you’d really enjoy it :)


I will - but I want a copy with your signature and a dedication. Or maybe just the signature - I'm afraid of what you could write :)

I think that could be arranged ;)


:)
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1374

Re: Golden Globe reactions

flipp525 wrote:Check out my first book, Marco - I actually think you’d really enjoy it :)


I will - but I want a copy with your signature and a dedication. Or maybe just the signature - I'm afraid of what you could write :)
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1374

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Really? In that scenario, why wouldn’t they obviously be rooting for Olivia Colman or Melissa McCarthy? You’re spinning, hon. Olivia Colman wasn't even nominated in that category - stop drinking. Okay, well just Melissa McCarthy then (who’s been heavily lauded on this Board). Your Board narrative i...
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1374

Re: Golden Globe reactions

flipp525 wrote:Really? In that scenario, why wouldn’t they obviously be rooting for Olivia Colman or Melissa McCarthy? You’re spinning, hon.


Olivia Colman wasn't even nominated in that category - stop drinking.

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