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- Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 am
- Forum: 86th Predictions and Precursors
- Topic: Best Cinematography 2013
- Replies: 8
- Views: 272
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...
- Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:43 pm
- Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
- Topic: Best Cinematography 2012
- Replies: 6
- Views: 330
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-...
- Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 pm
- Forum: 91st Academy Awards
- Topic: Major Changes to Oscar Telecast
- Replies: 54
- Views: 1075
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...
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...
- Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:03 pm
- Forum: 2018
- Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
- Replies: 123
- Views: 6756
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...
- Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:07 am
- Forum: 84th Predictions and Precursors
- Topic: Best Cinematography 2011
- Replies: 7
- Views: 284
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...
- Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:03 pm
- Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
- Topic: Best Cinematography 2010
- Replies: 5
- Views: 280
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...
- Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:51 am
- Forum: Current Events
- Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
- Replies: 640
- Views: 24878
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...
- Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:58 am
- Forum: 82nd Predictions and Precursors
- Topic: Best Cinematography 2009
- Replies: 9
- Views: 429
Like everyone on this board, I am going to cast my vote for The White Ribbon. I recall being slightly underwhelmed by it at the time, but I think were I to see it again today that wouldn't be the case. I have nothing but respect for Hankeke's ambition in making it this dark, bludgeoning look at the ...
- Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:45 pm
- Forum: The 8th Decade
- Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
- Replies: 9
- Views: 672
Am I remembering correctly that you really did not care for Dev Patel?
If I didn't, I don't recall. I'm actually trying to think of an instance where I didn't think Dev Patel was the best thing about whatever he's been in.