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by ITALIANO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 903

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: 903

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: 903

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: 1126

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: 1126

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: 903

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: 1752

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: 1361

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: 1361

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: 1361

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: 1361

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.
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Okay, well, now you’re just moving your own goalposts. Your post specifically stated that people were “rooting for Lady Gaga to win” which never happened. Your post didn’t say, “their negative reaction to Glenn Close was a tacit endorsement of Lady Gaga to win.” I know it’s difficult for you to adm...
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Oh, and also, ITALIANO, I’d love for you to cite one single person on this Board (along with their post) who has stated that Lady Gaga should win Best Actress this year. It, quite simply, never happened. I knew :D Of course flipp nobody on this board was so naive to admit that he was rooting for La...
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Her last big Oscar-nominated role was 30 years ago! Yes, but you see - this is also a very American way of thinking. Because in Europe for those who are into movies (and of course when it comes to awards, you must only consider those who are into the field which that award deals with - would you as...
by ITALIANO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

The movie IS kind-of irrelevant, true - but hers is still the performance of an intelligent, subtle professional. I wouldn't have a big problem with her losing again, don't get me wrong - but her losing to Lady Gaga?! It may not seem absurd to some on this board, but it would seem absurd to ME (and...

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