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by Mister Tee
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1995
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Best Cinematography 1995

Ah, 1995 -- the year there were so many candidates, and the Academy did such a generally poor job of selecting from them. I look back at old notebooks, and find that, as under best picture, the five I chose failed to match the Academy list even once. My 20-odd-years-ago picks: Heat, Dolores Claiborn...
by Mister Tee
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 175
Views: 11881

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

Way later than everyone else, but, yeesh, The Greatest Showman is terrible. I had BJ's exact response: horror at it from literally the opening number. It's got a crappy score (I think WAY inferior to La La Land), not just bad but repetitively bad choreography (I felt like every time the circus freak...
by Mister Tee
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17575

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Though it brings a twinge of pain, I have to admit this tweet is the funniest response to the Hannity reveal:

https://twitter.com/Nate_Cohn/status/985954975078670336
by Mister Tee
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Wonder Wheel reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: Wonder Wheel reviews

The press seems to have effectively ended Woody Allen's career by letting actors know they'll be shamed if they choose to work with him. I'm opposed to this on moral grounds -- I think history will view it as blacklist-y -- but, having seen Wonder Wheel, I'm not sure it matters much in terms of depr...
by Mister Tee
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Isle of Dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Isle of Dogs

I'll join what seems to be the consensus: this is very enjoyable, meticulous in the true Anderson style, an almost certain bet for an animated feature nomination (and maybe screenplay/score, depending on the competition) -- but not quite as special as Grand Budapest or, for me, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Ma...
by Mister Tee
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Milos Forman
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: R.I.P. Milos Forman

What a life Milos Forman had. Impacted early on by, first, the Holocaust (where he lost his mother) and, later, the Soviet occupation of (then-named) Czechoslovakia, he was the brightest light of the Czech renaissance. Loves of a Blonde and The Fireman's Ball are funny and piercing studies of Czech ...
by Mister Tee
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17575

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

A Twitter thread by Adam Davidson of The New Yorker that expresses pretty well where I think we are:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/9851 ... 99552.html
by Mister Tee
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17575

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Prediction: when we look back on this day in history, learning that Michael Cohen was indeed in Prague in late summer 2016 will turn out to be way more significant than the strike on Syria -- despite the latter being the shiny object that's knocked everything else off cable news stations for the pas...
by Mister Tee
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1994
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Best Cinematography 1994

Mister Tee wrote So glad Pulp Fiction didn't get a nomination. I haven't watched the film since it's cinema release but there was nothing visually impressive about it as I recall. How'd my name get in there attached to Precious Doll's quote? I'm not quite sure why everybody's so lament-y about Ed W...
by Mister Tee
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17575

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

A here's your hat/what's your hurry? farewell to Paul Ryan -- the most overrated-by-the-press member of Congress in all the years I've followed politics. He put forth proposals supposedly balancing the budget but in fact running up huge deficits, granting huge boons to the super-wealthy -- and he wa...
by Mister Tee
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I have roughly the same response to The Death of Stalin that BJ did, though I'd change the emphasis a bit: yes, it's not as consistently gut-bustingly funny as In the Loop or the best Veep episodes, but I'd say, rather than it being "more smile/chuckle-funny, clever from beginning to end, but i...
by Mister Tee
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Cannes 2018

I've been meaning to comment on this since it went up, and just wanted to be sure to get it in before the schedule went up: thanks to dws for doing all this research. I haven't had the energy to put all this together myself, and appreciate seeing so much in one place. Kudos.
by Mister Tee
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17575

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

flipp525 wrote:This has been the best birthday present ever! (I’m fucking 40 today - gah!!)

I'll be the one to note for you: a day will come when you'll fondly remember the time when you were a mere 40.
by Mister Tee
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 519
Views: 17575

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I know everybody sees what's going on, and I don't have anything especial to add to it, but I just thought it should be noted that Mueller seems to have pushed the pedal to the floor, and things might start happening more quickly now.
by Mister Tee
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1992
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Best Cinematography 1992

I'd passed on this thread initially because I thought, for honesty's sake, I needed to see The Lover, and it wasn't conveniently available. Then, however, I was looking through some old documents, and found that I apparently HAD seen the film (which'll give you an idea of the deep impression it made...

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