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by Precious Doll
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: BlacKkKlansman
Replies: 1
Views: 13

BlacKkKlansman

I'm surprised a thread for this hasn't already been started given it looks likely to be a major Oscar contender. I'd never heard of the story myself and am aware that liberties have been taken with the story (as it the case with just about anything based on or inspired by a true story). One of the m...
by Precious Doll
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 183
Views: 5217

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser Argento is alleged (or maybe not alleged--NY Times says they have the documents) to have paid $380,000 to a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett, who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17. Bennett played her son (when...
by Precious Doll
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 183
Views: 5217

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

She’ll drop out by end of day or tomorrow. I have no difficulty believing she didn’t know. Jessica Chastain strikes me as a very kind but somewhat clueless person. She had zero idea about the pay gap between white actresses and actresses of color until Octavia Spencer informed her. Admittedly, she ...
by Precious Doll
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6002
Views: 241137

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

Women He's Undressed (Gillian Armstrong, 2015) 7/10 Orry-Kelly moves from a small town in Australia to New York in the late 1920s. A talented painter he finds work on Broadway designing sets and costumes while rooming with a cockney - Arthur Leach, an aspiring actor who broke into movies as Cary Gr...
by Precious Doll
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: R.I.P. Aretha Franklin
Replies: 2
Views: 85

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

A lady that needs no introduction....

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 76-119453/
by Precious Doll
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Morgana King
Replies: 0
Views: 32

R.I.P. Morgana King

Best known for playing Marlon Brando's wife in The Godfather films:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 87-1134802
by Precious Doll
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Best Cinematography 2012

I had voted for Life of Pi but a win for Skyfall would also have been most welcome, the fact too that for a film with so many action set pieces you can actually see and follow what is happening. Anyway, I changed my vote to Skyfall when I discovered that it was in my top 5 of the year which Life of ...
by Precious Doll
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

Girl - Belgium This film about a trans teenage (transitioned from male to female) who aspire a career in ballet, was something of a hit at Cannes. The film is an intimate observation piece that is very engaging from beginning to end. I found myself totally immersed Lara's world and the film handles ...
by Precious Doll
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 680

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

And moving it up to early February? Good god: there'll be no time to see the foreign/documentary nominees. And the precursor season, which already feels like fraternity rush, will be crammed into an even tighter window. Is there time now? Even last year, I only watched Faces Places, The Breadwinner...
by Precious Doll
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6002
Views: 241137

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

Los Silencios (2018) Beatriz Seigner 5/10 Donbass (2018) Sergey Loznitsa 6/10 Outrage Coda (2017) Takeshi Kitano 4/10 Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind (2018) Ursula Meier 4/10 Grass (2018) Sang-soo Hong 4/10 Happy as Lazzaro (2018) Alice Rohrwacher 9/10 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Issa Lopez 2/10 Kni...
by Precious Doll
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 680

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

It's sort of weird because last Oscar season I had and still have serious thoughts of scrapping seeing some the minor categories. I'd figured it was the 90th year and that would be a good time to stop seeing just about everything nominated, save Film, Director, Acting, Screenplays, Foreign Language ...
by Precious Doll
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Foreign Language Film Watch
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Foreign Language Film Watch

Dogman/Happy as Lazzaro - Italy Italy would appear to have to good ones to choose from this year that are internationally know. Both happen to play at Cannes, both were well received and both one a prize each (Dogman - Actor) & Happy as Lazzaro - Screenplay). But Italy is notorious for going off...
by Precious Doll
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 680

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

Here’s a wild idea: if the members of the Academy deem Black Panther to be worthy of a nomination for Best Picture, they should vote for it. If not, they should vote for something else. The idea that this movie is somehow more entitled to a Best Picture nomination than anything — and any Oscar vote...
by Precious Doll
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5401

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

This is off topic and I didn't want to start a new thread and thought this would be a sort of appropriate one because I was sitting through a film when it happened. I was utterly gobsmacked at something that happened to my partner today. We are currently attending the Melbourne Film Festival which n...
by Precious Doll
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 43
Views: 680

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

Here’s a wild idea: if the members of the Academy deem Black Panther to be worthy of a nomination for Best Picture, they should vote for it. If not, they should vote for something else. The idea that this movie is somehow more entitled to a Best Picture nomination than anything — and any Oscar vote...

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