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by Mister Tee
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Best Cinematography 2007

I've been slow getting to this because 1) it feels like a recent discussion (don't tell me it's 11 years ago; life can't be flying by that quickly) and 2) most of what I'd say has already been said. So, briefly: Notebooks tell me I had Zodiac and Into the Wild as chief alts, but there's nothing much...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3798

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Sorry to Bother You doesn't hit all its targets squarely (and, at a certain point, may take on too many targets, creating such a diffuse narrative that it can't possibly resolve all elements satisfyingly). It also has a somewhat over-familiar story-arc -- the go-getter who betrays his roots for the ...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Halfway Through 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Halfway Through 2018

some people have praised Jennifer Garner in it, comparing her big scene in the film to Michael Stuhlbarg's in Call Me By Your Name . No one of sound mind would compare the two. Garner is generic; Stuhlbarg is transcendent. Thanks as always for this, BJ. A few thoughts: It's hard not to think of thi...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Best Cinematography 2006

Children of Men not getting a production design nomination was hugely dispiriting in it's own right, I felt. I think it was you, Tee, that referred to the film as "eye-protein" (as opposed to "eye-candy") and that's how I felt about the work done there. Some stunning Guernica-le...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Best Cinematography 2006

It'll come as no surprise to most here that I find this a spectacularly easy choice. But there are things to comment on beyond merely citing my favorite. It IS surprising to have a slate with no best picture contenders, especialy given that some of the best picture nominees seemed right in the branc...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Liliane Montevecchi
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: R.I.P. Liliane Montevecchi

As if this week weren't grisly enough, my wife's good fried Liliane Montevecchi died today. This is likely a bigger loss for me than this board in general. The Broadway-focused among you might know she won a Tony for Nine, and was nominated again for Grand Hotel, both of which she did alongside my ...
by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Liliane Montevecchi
Replies: 2
Views: 115

R.I.P. Liliane Montevecchi

As if this week weren't grisly enough, my wife's good fried Liliane Montevecchi died today. This is likely a bigger loss for me than this board in general. The Broadway-focused among you might know she won a Tony for Nine, and was nominated again for Grand Hotel, both of which she did alongside my w...
by Mister Tee
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Best Cinematography 2005

The nominees actually come relatively close to my own choices on the year. The Constant Gardener would be my prime substitution; whatever narrative issues I had with the film, the visual flash was impressive. (By the way, whatever happened to Mereilles? I don't know I've seen a promising career flam...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21468

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

As radical as it sounds, if a progressive President and Congress is elected in 2020; and, the Supreme Court rules the passed-and-signed legislation unconstitutional, I think it would then be the correct decision for the President and Senate to increase the number of Justices in the Supreme Court. T...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21468

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I was planning on posting something about the manic pundit over-reaction to the Ocasio-Cortez win last night (a win that cheered me immensely, and is NOT, contrary to hot takes, a sign Democrats are in Disarray!!)... ...but that's small potatoes compared to the Supreme Court horror. The hypocrisy wi...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21468

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Yet another day when we can offer our heartfelt thanks to all those who stayed home or voted for a pointless third party because there was no difference between the two candidates.
by Mister Tee
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 578
Views: 21468

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I don't think anyone is letting the Mel-Jacket distract them from the full extent of the horror that's flooded our TV screens this week. That will be a lasting concern. However...it really was pretty unbelievable. Like many, I had to have it confirmed for me multiple times that it was for real, not ...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3798

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

There's also the tired "teachers want to medicate our boys; they don't understand they're just boisterous" hokum that right-wingers like to promote. Uhhh...over-medication is actually a very serious problem facing adolescents (mostly boys) today. Haven't seen the movie, and don't know how...
by Mister Tee
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Best Cinematography 2003

Racing in to quickly comment on this uninspiring year, before we move on to the next. Not much in the way of exciting alternates. I see I had Lost in Translation down, but can't really remember why. Seabiscuit had a sunny glow. That's pretty much all I recall from that mediocrity. Its nomination isn...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3798

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Not that I had any reason to expect the 15:17 to Paris would be good (reviews were pretty downbeat), but I was honestly shocked at just how bad a movie it is -- almost a non-movie, really. The central event occupies only about six minutes of screen-time, and the 75 or so minutes leading up to it are...

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