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by dws1982
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1791

Re: Trivia

And in college I saw the Katherine Hepburn version, which didn't do much for me. I think that Hepburn really torpedoes that film. Waterston and Moriarty are both very good, but Hepburn, from my memory, plays Amanda as a sort of long-lost cousin to Blanche DuBois, which is a fundamentally misguided ...
by dws1982
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 18th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: The 18th Annual Who'll Be Back?

Definitely dumb to bet against Streep in a Spielberg-directed historical film. But I wonder if the Florence Foster Jenkins nomination, especially with the perception that she screwed several more deserving actresses out of a nomination*, could follow her and hurt her? Sometimes when the internet and...
by dws1982
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Missing in Action - Films still not released on DVD/Blu Ray
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: Missing in Action - Films still not released on DVD/Blu Ray

If the choice is between a Twilight Time version and UK version (from Indicator, Masters of Cinema, Arrow), you might be better off with the UK version. Those Twilight Time releases are so expensive that they aren't worth it unless you catch a sale. The Indicator releases seem to have better special...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actor 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Best Actor 2016

Easily Affleck. If Garfield had been nominated for Silence instead, it'd be really tough to decide. As of right now, for the year (keeping in mind I still have several films left to see), my list will consist of some combination of: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Timothee Chalamet, Miss Steven...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

A Cure For Wellness Saw this a few weeks back when I was in Fort Worth for the weekend. Given how completely it tanked at the box-office, it looks like a studio disaster that was relegated to the February dumping ground. But it's not that, exactly. It may be at times a mashup of other movies ( The ...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1791

Re: Trivia

A shame that Sally Field's The Glass Menagerie revival is apparently not good; In 2004 she headlined a production at the Kennedy Center that was just excellent, top to bottom, especially and including her performance. I felt like this one was questionable as soon as I saw that Joe Mantello, who's in...
by dws1982
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1791

Re: Trivia

I think we could agree that Death of A Salesman made for the worst movie of the four. But which of the remaining three would you choose as the best? I'd say A Streetcar Named Desire easily, even if it does water down some things from the original play. Mainly because I feel like Kazan "got&quo...
by dws1982
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 18th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 26
Views: 597

Re: The 18th Annual Who'll Be Back?

Harvey Weinstein tried to hurl Paltrow on the American public (and the world in general), branding her as an America's sweetheart type, ignoring--or not understanding--the fact that she wasn't exactly Julia Roberts in terms of charisma or likability. She spent the next few years post- Shakespeare he...
by dws1982
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5199
Views: 188288

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Precious, have you seen a Japanese movie called Happy Hour from 2015? It's from a director named Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; it's a 317 minute movie that (from what I've read) deals with four women in their thirties and the way their friendships are affected by one's divorce. It seems to be very obscure in t...
by dws1982
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1791

Re: Trivia

More an oddity than trivia, but... Two years ago, Whiplash rather unexpectedly won Oscars for sound mixing and film editing. Sunday night, Chazelle's follow-up film was widely expected to win those two prizes, but didn't. Partly as a result of this, Chazelle, with only two films, has scored Oscars ...
by dws1982
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1791

Re: Trivia

You've also got the Mankiewicz Brothers, who won in separate categories, although they did both win writing awards (of course Joe won for directing as well). Not brothers, but McLaine/Beatty are another sibling pair who won in different years and categories. David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco beco...
by dws1982
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: Best Director
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: 89th Oscars: Best Director

According to one podcast I listened to, Chazelle didn't show up at the Oscar parties Sunday night (or at least not the Vanity Fair one).

But they didn't seem to attribute it to any sour grapes on his part; they said he had apparently been sick all day Sunday, so he just went home.
by dws1982
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: Best Supporting Actress
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: 89th Oscars: Best Supporting Actress

Didn't catch the speech at first (a friend was over and we were talking), but after hearing the speech later, I'm convinced she has to be the most self-important woman in Hollywood. "I became an artist because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life." I don'...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1442

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

But lets not forget Barry Jenkins? He was just as much the gentleman, equally classy and generous, both on the broadcast and during the backstage interview. And he came across as a really nice person to me. I wish he received more attention. Jenkins has been a class-act all Oscar season. I've follo...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: Best Picture
Replies: 32
Views: 575

Re: 89th Oscars: Best Picture

I will say, and then I have to go to bed, that I don't that the parties involved could've handled that with more grace or class.

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