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by Precious Doll
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Denny Leiner
Replies: 1
Views: 20

R.I.P. Denny Leiner

Director best know for Dude, Where's My Car & Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle:

https://variety.com/2018/film/obituarie ... 202986804/
by Precious Doll
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Best Cinematography 1964

These aren't actually bad line-ups. None of the nominees scream out as overtly deserving but they are in general respectable. B&W - I've only seen Zorba the Greek & Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte on the big screen many moons ago and Fate is the Hunter on a stunning transfer on DVD from Spain. T...
by Precious Doll
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: European trip
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: European trip

Well, I must admit London exceeded my expectations. I had been moaning when my partner planned and mapped out the trip that I didn't want to visit London, but I'm so glad we did and I would love to go back. We caught buses around mainly so me could get a good eyeful of the city and rarely used the u...
by Precious Doll
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I've just seen the Greek submission, Polyxeni and frankly found the film impenetrable. Really had a hard time with the film and its one of those experience akin to watching something through the bottom of a glass that I simply could make little sense of. Really doubt this will make any headway. I'm ...
by Precious Doll
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Milena Dravić
Replies: 0
Views: 39

R.I.P. Milena Dravić

Serbian actress best known for her Cannes prizing winning role in Special Treatment and notorious W.R: Mysteries of the Organism. She also appeared in the Oscar nominated The Battle of Neretva:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milena_Dravić
by Precious Doll
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 6776

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST it's still a noble effort well worth seeing and writer-director Desiree Akhavan is definitely a filmmaker to watch out for. Grade: B Actually, Desiree Akhaven's first film Appropriate Behaviour marked her as a filmmaker to watch. As well intended as this film is, it...
by Precious Doll
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Documentary Feature Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Documentary Feature Watch

Whitney (Kevin Macdonald) ***1/2 - This is one two documentaries on Whitney Houston coming out this year. I haven't seen the Nick Broomfeld one on Netflix (let me know if it's worth seeing even after seeing this one). This one, I think, is quite a very good one. It documents Houston's beginnings, h...
by Precious Doll
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I'm so pleased you enjoyed The Heiresses so much Anonymous. I hope both yours and mine own enthusiasm will encourage others on the board to seek the film out regardless of how it fares at the Oscars. It is indeed a very special film that tells a type of story we very rarely see and with such freshne...
by Precious Doll
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1965
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Best Cinematography 1965

My choices were very easy: B&W Ship of Fools, Colour The Sound of Music. Ship of Fools is the only nominee from the B&W list that I have seen on the big screen, back in 1989. I do remember a rather moody film with photography that helps capture the mood of the film. All the others were seen ...
by Precious Doll
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: 22 July reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: 22 July reviews

Thanks for posting the Slant review Franz. Very interesting take on the film and I'm inclined to advise people not to read the review until they have seen the film. Whilst I didn't agree with a lot of the review I could certainly appreciate the point of view being expressed. And I'm not too concerne...
by Precious Doll
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Celeste Yarnall
Replies: 0
Views: 42

R.I.P. Celeste Yarnall

Actress probably best remembered for her starring role in the cult classic The Velvet Vampire:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... rek-885728
by Precious Doll
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I guess Cuaron has this in the bag One would think so given the acclaim, however there is the hurdle of Netflix. This will probably be their breakthrough to an Oscar win. As more and more Academy members start working for streaming services and Netflix becomes the norm, prior resistance will breakd...
by Precious Doll
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

Whilst it was expected the new Yimou Zhang may be China's submission, they have instead gone for a Jiang Wen film. What in hell does Zhangke Jia have to do for China to submit one of his films? Answer: make something that shows China is a pure phoney light. Ash is Purest White was unlikely to get an...
by Precious Doll
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Arnold Kopelson
Replies: 0
Views: 48

R.I.P. Arnold Kopelson

Oscar winning producer of Platoon and The Fugitive:

https://deadline.com/2018/10/arnold-kop ... 202478554/
by Precious Doll
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Scott Wilson
Replies: 2
Views: 54

R.I.P. Scott Wilson

Starred in a slew of films from the late 60's onward, finding late life success in the Walking Dead series:

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/obit ... 202971361/

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