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by Precious Doll
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: Vice reviews

I forgot about Nasty Habits - terrific film and when I first saw it I knew virtually nothing about Watergate and had no issues with the film. Have to admit I don't think it has aged that well as my second viewing a few years ago wasn't as enjoyable as the first time round, though second viewings can...
by Precious Doll
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: Vice reviews

Cinema in general has been very sparse when it comes to political satire. I would imagine most satire is on television and of course comics in daily newspapers - which are dying out. The last great American political satires were from 1999: Alexander Payne's Election & Andrew Fleming's Dick. Iro...
by Precious Doll
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6172
Views: 255055

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Mindhunter (2017) Various 10/10 The Wild Boys (2017) Bertrand Mandico 7/10 Postcards From London (2018) Steve McLean 6/10 Ray Meets Helen (2018) Alan Rudolph 4/10 The Tale (2018) Jennifer Fox 6/10 A Kid Like Jake (2018) Silas Howard 6/10 Assassination Nation (2018) Sam Levinson 6/10 Juliet, Naked (2...
by Precious Doll
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 31
Views: 1744

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody speaks not to personal experience as the germ of inspiration but a rather a specialness that comes inbred, being destined to the all-important audience, which must explain why this film is such a hit with millennials. The film has been a huge hit with baby boomers who were fans of...
by Precious Doll
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1338

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 Precious Doll
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1338

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Her last big Oscar-nominated role was 30 years ago! No it wasn’t. Glenn Close was nominated for Best Actress for Albert Nobbs in 2012, losing to Meryl Streep for her horrid turn in execrable The Iron Lady. I think Max may have omitted that nomination because the film was met with such a lukewarm cr...
by Precious Doll
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

You're missing the obvious big one - if Alfonso Cuarón gets nominated for Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Foreign Language Film, he would tie Walt Disney's record for most nominations in a single year, with six nominations. At least in theory, he could break Disn...
by Precious Doll
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Unseen Foreign Film nominees
Replies: 33
Views: 6950

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Movie Detective have added A Cage of Nightingales (1945) nominated for a screenplay Oscar to their catalogue. And it will have optional English subtitles.
by Precious Doll
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year

Okri wrote:I wouldn't put a movie with televisual qualities (and I don't mean a TV movie) on a top ten TV list.


That's true though some TV films to have a cinematic feel to them, whilst some cinema films have a televisual feel to them - The Wife, a probable Oscar winner an arguable example of the latter.
by Precious Doll
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

If Burning receives a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film it will be the first film from South Korea to do so.
by Precious Doll
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Gregg Rudloff
Replies: 0
Views: 35

R.I.P. Gregg Rudloff

Seven time Oscar nominated and three time winner (Glory, The Matrix & Mad Max: Fury Road) for his sound work Gregg Rudloff:

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by Precious Doll
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

I had Blunt pegged until I actually saw Mary Poppins Returns and poor Emily Blunt gets lost in the ensemble. There are long stretches of the movie where she's either not in the scene or off to the side, not talking. It's insane and baffling, to put it mildly. If Emily Blunt had just walked away hal...
by Precious Doll
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

I'd say Viola Davis's nomination was a pretty big deal. I'm having a heck of a time rationalizing who's going to get that fifth Best Actress spot, since none of the potential candidates (Blunt, Davis, Kidman, Collette, Hall, Pike, Fisher) really seem that likely to pull it off. Not sure Davis is th...
by Precious Doll
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year

I've just finished watching Mindhunter and needless to say the last three episodes lived up to the first seven. Excellence across the board but the ultimate credit must go to the writers because without the basis of such an expertly written screenplay it would have proven very standard stuff. The ca...
by Precious Doll
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

Cold War also had a stronger than expected showing, making the Director/Screenplay lists. I'd been pretty lukewarm on the possibility of Pawlikowski actually nabbing the lone-director type Oscar slot -- the movie just didn't seem to be on the radar enough in mainstream terms -- but perhaps these no...

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