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by Precious Doll
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Replies: 0
Views: 17

R.I.P. Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Probably best known internationally for Vidas Secas (Barren Lives) and How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Pereira_dos_Santos
by Precious Doll
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5769
Views: 231994

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

Early Man (2018) Nick Park 4/10 Walking Out (2017) Alex Smith & Andrew J. Smith 2/10 The Arch (1968) Shu Sheng Tong 6/10 Abracadabra (2017) Pablo Berger 3/10 Repeat viewings The Age of Innocence (1993) Martin Scorsese 7/10 Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Dorothy Arzner 8/10 The Set-Up (1949) Robert Wi...
by Precious Doll
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Cannes 2018

A very eclectic lineup of jury members and I must say the most interesting group in years.
by Precious Doll
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1995
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Best Cinematography 1995

It certainly couldn’t have been unexpected though, right? It’s a big historical epic with war scenes. Those have a track record. I vaguely recall the movie Miami Rhapsody. Was it any good? I recall hearing it was Woody Allen-lite. For me Braveheart was unexpected right down to the wins. Maybe I was...
by Precious Doll
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1995
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Best Cinematography 1995

That Braveheart won any Oscars was mindboggling then, and is mindboggling now. In more than 40 years of following the Oscars I couldn't agree more with that statement. As for this line-up I only have any passion for Sense and Sensibility (which I voted for) and Shanghai Triad. The Braveheart & ...
by Precious Doll
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5769
Views: 231994

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

The Bookshop (2017) Isabel Coxiet 4/10 1945 (2017) Ferenc Torok 4/10 Last Flag Flying (2017) Richard Linklater 4/10 Isle of Dogs (2017) Wes Anderson 6/10 Permanent (2017) Colette Burson 5/10 Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) Frederick Wiseman 5/10 Repeat viewings Caravaggio (1986) Derek ...
by Precious Doll
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17581

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Everyone, understandably, is caught up in their respective countries domestic politics. My own country is a basket case full of politicians on all sides that are simply not up to the job and most hell bent on eroding democracy with their own agendas that do not include the countries best interests. ...
by Precious Doll
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Isle of Dogs

I enjoyed this to a point but once the focus shifted away from the dogs in the last section of the film I found it less engaging. I don't mind Wes Anderson's films in general but if he never made another film I wouldn't miss him. I also thought that after three months of Isle of Dogs advertising bef...
by Precious Doll
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Cannes 2018

A good summary of the festival from Peter Bradshaw: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/12/peter-bradshaw-cannes-2018-lineup I'll add that I'm also interest in the new Kirill Serebrennikov film (his previous was the little seen The Student) & Matteo Garrone, which knowing my luck won't scr...
by Precious Doll
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Cannes 2018

Not the most inspiring bunch of filmmakers but I guess you take what you can get. And besides as good or even great as some contemporary filmmakers are they aren't a patch on the mostly deceased legends. Nevertheless I look forward to the new films by Stéphane Brizé, Jean-Luc Godard, Jia Zhang-Ke, K...
by Precious Doll
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Cannes 2018

Further on from what I said, apparently films without distribution in France will not be included in competition. That's going too far. For example A Gentle Creature was shown in competition last year, was one of the better films at Cannes, and remains unreleased in France, which would mean under th...
by Precious Doll
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Cannes 2018

The Netflix rule shouldn't hurt films without a distributor. After all, not all films in competition end up getting a commercial release in France anyway. I think this is to stop films that Netflix have already acquired and financed themselves, which given Netflix's lack of interest in theatrically ...

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