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by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Sylvia Miles
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: R.I.P. Sylvia Miles

Two Oscar nominations out of about 12 minutes screen time. She sure knew how to make the most of things.
by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Late Night reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Late Night reviews

Late Night has structural resemblances to The Devil Wears Prada, and an overall vibe not unlike The Big Sick. I thought it had a considerably stronger laugh-quotient than the Nanjiani film, enough to cover for the generally predictable plot trajectory and the occasional drift to sentimentality. Abov...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2021/2022 Oscars Moved Back to Late February
Replies: 1
Views: 73

2021/2022 Oscars Moved Back to Late February

I believe this means every single decision made by last year's team has officially been reversed -- even if we'll have to endure a ridiculously early show for this one year.

https://deadline.com/2019/06/oscar-tele ... 202630708/
by Mister Tee
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2019 Tony Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: 2019 Tony Nominations

Weird stat I stumbled across: It struck me as atypical that both the winning play and musical also won the corresponding directing prizes. So, I went looking to see the last time it had happened, and found...well, it was just last year. But I went further, and found my instinct wasn't entirely wrong...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2019 Tony Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: 2019 Tony Nominations

I feel like if I dropped a penny in here I'd hear echoes for an hour. This board is a ghost town. Since most of my predictions from the other day turned out spot on, I guess you'd have to call this a hugely predictable year. But, maybe because I'd (for once) seen shows and emotionally invested in th...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Dick Smith for makeup. Kevin Brownlow and D.A. Pennebaker for documentaries. Hal Needham for stunts. Lynn Stalmaster for casting. Anne V. Coates for editing. Charles Burnett "who has chronicled the lives of black Americans with eloquence and insight". New York character actors were repres...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Wallach made a lot of movies, but most were instantly forgotten (looking at his filmography I was shocked at how few I'd seen) and of the ones I've seen, his work tends to range from undistinguished ( The Magnificent Seven , The Misfits ) to outright bad ( Baby Doll , The Godfather Part III , his c...
by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2019 Tony Nominations
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: 2019 Tony Nominations

So, 50 hours or so from now, the awards will be given out. I have no reason to waver on my prediction of The Ferryman, easily the best play in several seasons. I think the show's heft will carry along Sam Mendes as director, but there's a possibility affection for To Kill a Mockingbird could give th...
by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: Chernobyl
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Chernobyl

I did much the same as you, dws: held off till it was almost complete, and watched the whole series over a week. Excellent show, with a wide scope. Some of it was heart-crushing -- I know my wife would have made me turn it off at some point during episode 4 -- but it managed to be both thoughtful an...
by Mister Tee
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 631

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Well... David Lynch is an unimpeachable choice. Three directing nominations, over several decades, but it's clear he's too out-there to ever (barring miracle) win a prize in competition. The Board of Governors has seen to it that foreign-born avant-garde artists were feted (Antonioni, Godard, Varda)...
by Mister Tee
Wed May 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2137
Views: 93237

Re: New Developments III

So...Bob Mueller just rolled an unpinned grenade onto the floor of the House.
by Mister Tee
Sun May 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1961
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Best Cinematography 1961

What an effort I had to put in to be able to comment on this group (since I'm determined to be the sort of honest "saw 'em all" voter I'd be in real time). The black and white crew wasn't at issue, as I'd seen all of them, including one in a theatre (points if you can spot which one a 9-ye...
by Mister Tee
Sat May 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Cannes 2019

As always, it's hilarious reading the Awards Watch folks' vehement objections to awards none of them have seen. The gripe this year is that women didn't win anything big enough -- that the Portrait screenplay prize was small potatoes compared to what the film "deserved". Never mind that a ...
by Mister Tee
Wed May 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Cannes 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: Cannes 2019

To update the state of the competition: Bong Joon Ho's Parasite seems to have got exceptional reviews from the trades. The response to Desplechin's Oh Mercy is more mid-range -- positive but restrained. And Xavier Dolan's Matthias & Maxime is getting mixed-to-negative reactions. So, for the Palm...
by Mister Tee
Tue May 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019
Topic: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood reviews

https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/cannes-film-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-review-quentin-tarantino-brad-pitt-leonardo-dicaprio-1203222012/ https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/once-upon-a-time--in-hollywood-cannes-review/5139676.article https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/movies/quentin-tarantin...

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