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by Sabin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 621
Views: 24134

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

John McCain has discontinued treatment for his brain cancer. He's an incredibly complicated political figure but he deserves praise for his moments of integrity. There is nothing you can say to a family as they prepare to say goodbye to a loved one... But not in this case. My hope is that somehow Mc...
by Sabin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 621
Views: 24134

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

In rare, positive news, I've been following Beto O'Rourke for over a year now. Initially, I thought he was a promising politician with some good instincts but came off as a little too coached and studied. Since his Bill Maher appearance, he's gotten much better and it seems like he is really catchin...
by Sabin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 198
Views: 5858

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

The minute I saw this story in the news yesterday, my first thought was: "Get ready for more conversation than this board has seen in a while." The older I get, my favorite response to any question has become "What's your point?" And for many people, everybody's point about Asia ...
by Sabin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Best Cinematography 2013

I'll refrain from voting because I have not seen The Grandmaster. As it is my choice is Inside Llewyn Davis, a movie that has steadily climbed to near the top of my favorite Coen Brothers films and such a lovely thing to watch. The winner was never in doubt. I don't think Emmanuel Lubezki was as due...
by Sabin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Best Cinematography 2012

The standout in this category is so apparent. Roger Deakins deserved to win his first Oscar for Skyfall. One of the things I admire about Roger Deakins is how good he is at serving at the behest of the story and the director. All of his films are reliably handsome. But when he is encouraged to show-...
by Sabin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 54
Views: 988

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

It's pretty fucked up that Black Panther's Oscar chances have become the definition of separate but equal.
by Sabin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
Replies: 54
Views: 988

Re: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast

Every once in a while, it occurs to me how long it's been since Damien's passing. I tell myself, "It can't be six years. There's just no way." There have been many days where I think to myself that he must be rolling over in his grave with what the world has become. This is one of them. Th...
by Sabin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 621
Views: 24134

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Thanks for all your hard work, Bog.
by Sabin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 198
Views: 5858

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

She’ll drop out by end of day or tomorrow. I have no difficulty believing she didn’t know. Jessica Chastain strikes me as a very kind but somewhat clueless person. She had zero idea about the pay gap between white actresses and actresses of color until Octavia Spencer informed her. Admittedly, she t...
by Sabin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6033

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I don't have time to write much about Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade but it's a remarkable film that is correctly being written about at some length for being the first film depicting a new generation: the pre-millennials, who had access to social media as children. Comparisons to Lady Bird are inevitabl...
by Sabin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: 84th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Best Cinematography 2011

Don't have much time to write this up, nor is this much reason to. Emmanuel Lubeszki is going to win this one in a cake walk as he deserves to. This was the biggest disappointment of an otherwise totally forgettable Oscar ceremony. Lubeszki won every award in sight for The Tree of Life but foolishly...
by Sabin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Best Cinematography 2010

Our decade of Deakins-Watch began here when this film was perceived as his to lose, though in retrospect I’m not sure how we came to that conclusion. True Grit has its share of beautiful landscapes but it’s easily one of the Coens’ least visually inventive works. I think we overestimated the Academy...
by Sabin
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: 82nd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Best Cinematography 2009

Mister Tee wrote
You want to pick on An Education, with The Blind Side in the mix?

I keep forgetting it was nominated.
by Sabin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 621
Views: 24134

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Great, we’re bombing Iran. Why did we EVER think he’d go quietly like a bumbling fool without starting a war?
by Sabin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 621
Views: 24134

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The Original BJ wrote Hoo boy. Mister Tee’s belief that things were going to start to happen a lot more quickly seems to be playing out. No kidding. I've mentioned that I have money on Trump serving out his term before on this board. This is the first time where I've thought I'd be out money. To wh...

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