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by Johnny Guitar
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Our Top 10 of 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Our Top 10 of 2016

In roughly preferential order ... Things to Come (Hansen-Løve) Elle (Verhoeven) Christine (Campos) Journey to the Shore (Kurosawa) Love & Friendship (Stillman) Always Shine (Takal) Everybody Wants Some!! (Linklater) No Home Movie (Akerman) The Illinois Parables (Stratman) Moonlight (Jenkins) I s...
by Johnny Guitar
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 33497

Re: Life Under Trump

Bill O'Reilly: "Putin's a killer..."
Donald Trump: "Lot of killers--what do you think, is our country so innocent?"

:shock:

(In this case, Trump is correct. Maybe not for all the right reasons, or to all the right ends...)
by Johnny Guitar
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 33497

Re: Life Under Trump

I think one of the problems at the heart of contemporary America, one that has nothing to do with Trump per se, could be summarized like this. IF Hillary Clinton had lost the popular vote but won the electoral vote, a lot of liberals would be gladly rejoicing, and there would be a lot of very offici...
by Johnny Guitar
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Swiss Army Man
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: Swiss Army Man

No joke, I liked this sweet, goofy film quite a bit when I caught up with it last month, and thought Radcliffe gave a superb comedic performance. Oscar nomination worthy? Maybe. Too bad though ... Welcome back! I must admit that I thought of you - and your life now and your view of what's happening...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Swiss Army Man
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: Swiss Army Man

No joke, I liked this sweet, goofy film quite a bit when I caught up with it last month, and thought Radcliffe gave a superb comedic performance. Oscar nomination worthy? Maybe. Too bad though ...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Foreign Language Film Short-List
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Foreign Language Film Short-List

I know it's dangerous to make definitive statements (I did say "13th" was going to win Best Documentary) but it sure looks like it's Toni Erdmann from this point on. Which would only be sweet justice, considering how shabbily Cannes treated it. (Now watch it lose.) Toni Erdmann seems a li...
by Johnny Guitar
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: 2015
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24665

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2015

I liked The Visit somewhat but I have to admit I don't understand how it's really a "return to form" or anything like that--I don't think it's noticeably better than Lady in the Water or The Happening , for example, both of which were attacked WAY too harshly. Shyamalan's a very, very tale...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Zach Is Now A Married Man
Replies: 25
Views: 2255

Re: Zach Is Now A Married Man

Magilla, thanks for the kind words. No need to retitle the thread. I don't want to change anything Damien wrote. As for remarriages - that's great for your brother. I'm always very heartened by makeshift families that can operate well despite divorces, etc. As I said, I think the lack of children in...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Zach Is Now A Married Man
Replies: 25
Views: 2255

Re: Zach Is Now A Married Man

Thanks Greg and OG. OG, I'm sorry to hear about your friend and it's got to be a lot harder if children are involved, and my ex and I were lucky in that respect at least. (It was very painful, however, because as recently as February, I sincerely believed we were both on track to try for a family fi...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: 2015
Topic: Steve Jobs reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 2625

Re: Steve Jobs reviews

If I ever get around to seeing this film, I'll keep an open mind. But I remember when I first heard about it, and I thought a Sorkin/Boyle team-up about Steve Jobs sounded like the absolute least interesting (more accurately: most irritating) project I could think of ...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Zach Is Now A Married Man
Replies: 25
Views: 2255

Re: Zach Is Now A Married Man

Hey guys - it's been a long time since I've visited the UAADB, but I'm in a sentimental mood, and I've been thinking about Damien lately, and I remembered he started this very nice thread back in 2010. In case any of you old crowd would find this news of interest ... I regret to say that just recent...
by Johnny Guitar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Maureen O'Hara
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: R.I.P. Maureen O'Hara

This was awful news ... RIP to an immortal screen presence.
by Johnny Guitar
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: 2014
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2014
Replies: 209
Views: 17452

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2014

I can understand why Spall’s performance was such a hit with the critics and also why it failed to crack the Academy list – it’s very lived-in work, but doesn’t have the individual fireworks that tend to inspire the actors’ branch. The cast as a whole feels immersed in a Dickens-like environment; i...
by Johnny Guitar
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: 2014
Topic: Our Top 10 of 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Our Top 10 of 2014

There are still plenty of movies I need to get to, including Norte, the End of History and Two Days, One Night . Oscar-movie wise, I haven't caught up with American Sniper (will see it eventually), The Imitation Game (ambivalent about seeing it), Wild (ditto), Whiplash (ditto), The Theory of Everyth...
by Johnny Guitar
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: 2014
Topic: Gone Girl reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2832

Re: Gone Girl reviews

I'd say the film is definitely a satire and a very dark, dry comedy. 'Farce' is the word I'd use. Hope you're doing well, Zach. I'm doing well, thanks! Happy to poke my nose in here again. I guess I can see Gone Girl as a farce, too, but I think the element of social criticism about whitebread, mai...

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