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by danfrank
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 999

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Cicely Tyson is an excellent choice. She is one of my cinema heroes, always riveting no matter how small her part.
by danfrank
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Aretha Franklin
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

So glad I was able to see her perform live. A brilliant singer, and a force on the piano as well. She was someone who truly earned her divaship. Rest in peace, Lady Soul.
by danfrank
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: World Cup 2018

Besides just how great it was that Mexico beat Germany yesterday, my favorite World Cup-related story is that seismic sensors In Mexico City detected a slight earthquake in the immediate aftermath of Mexico's goal, apparently as the result of 20 million or so people simultaneously jumping up and down!
by danfrank
Wed May 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6068

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

BJ's thoughts about Love, Simon are almost identical to my own. I'll just add that I found myself wishing that there were films like this when I was a gay teen, though even then my tastes were quite a bit more sophisticated than this. I also found the lead actor, Nick Robinson, quite likeable. The f...
by danfrank
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Pulitzer Prize - Fiction 2018

And a gay San Franciscan to boot. My own book club read Greer's The Story of a Marriage (which would make for a good movie) a couple of years back. He's a strong writer. I've added Less to my list.
by danfrank
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 19th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: The 19th Annual Who'll Be Back?

I always enjoy this particular post, Tee. I pretty much agree with you about everything, though I'm doubtful that PTA will go more mainstream. Tracey Letts is a great pick as a likely future nominee. I think that two years ago I picked Cynthia Nixon after her James White performance, and I'll pick h...
by danfrank
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Isle of Dogs

I saw a trailer of this about 6 weeks ago at the cinema only the once. Since that time they have been advertising the film via a 'turn off your mobile telephone' message, which is rather odd given these days you hardly ever hear anyone's phone ring. I was at a late matinee of the Oscar-nominated li...
by danfrank
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film

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

For what it's worth, I would have ranked The Florida Project number one had it been nominated.
by danfrank
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

I'll let you say that. Just to be clear, I wasn't defending the practice. I certainly would not categorize Guillermo del Toro as a person of color. Within his own country those of primarily Spanish descent are highly privileged, and within the US he passes as white, though people may wonder why he h...
by danfrank
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

Not sure you want a serious answer, Uri, but the reason that folks like GDT get classified as persons of color is because in the very unscientific and highly imperfect American "taxonomy," anyone from a Latin American country is considered a POC regardless of whether they have entirely or ...
by danfrank
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 1449

Re: DGA Nominations

I think it’s the kind of movie that you either get swept up in or not. For me: not. I thought it was a very well-crafted movie in the service of not very sophisticated storytelling.
by danfrank
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:51 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: 8025

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

I'm sorry for your loss, Tee. I heard a news piece about it. Apparently lots of New Yorkers are upset about losing this important film venue. I truly hope that the films that otherwise would be shown there find their way to other theatres. I watch a fair number of films on my television screen and, ...
by danfrank
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 3106

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

I don't think I've reduced Hammer to just a pretty face (he's not my type at all), though because of his "Ken Doll" looks I'm sure he's held to a different standard, perhaps including by me unconsciously. His good looks are an asset to the role, actually, mirroring those gorgeous Greek god...
by danfrank
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 3106

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

I could see Armie Hammer getting a "make-up" nomination in support next year for On the Basis of Sex . I'm sure he was 6th or 7th place this year. Possibly, but I know far too many people who think that Hammer was the weak link in Call Me by Your Name. Though I personally loved the film, ...
by danfrank
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: London Film Critics Circle Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: London Film Critics Circle Awards

Haven’t (and won’t) see Paddington, but the other choices are all solid.

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