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by dws1982
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Visual Effects Society Nominations
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Visual Effects Society Nominations

Will the fact that most of First Man's effects were practical, in-camera effects (no green screen or CGI was used, I believe) help it, hurt it, or have no effect?
by dws1982
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: USC Scripter Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: USC Scripter Awards

I do wonder if maybe the tide is turning in another direction. What a weird Oscar season. I don't at all dispute your take, but what direction would that be? Beale Street -- a film that's been battered by the Guilds? Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a financial dud? The others seem fringe candidates for w...
by dws1982
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: USC Scripter Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 66

USC Scripter Awards

Black Panther Can You Ever Forgive Me? The Death of Stalin If Beale Street Could Talk Leave No Trace This group has pretty solidly nailed the Adapted Screenplay award for the past decade. They don't always nominate the same five that the Academy nominates, but many years they nominate 4 out of 5 th...
by dws1982
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1030

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Say three of the nominees get 45% of the vote: 20%, 15% and 10% (50, 37 and 25 votes), leaving 55% (138 votes) for the other two. There are 18 win/lose outcomes (87-51, 86-52, ..., 70-68) and one tie outcome (69-69); i.e., a 5.3% chance (1/19) of a tie. Shouldn't the win/lose outcomes be counted tw...
by dws1982
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice reviews
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: Vice reviews

I strongly disliked this--as in, maybe even more than Green Book . Vice does make me appreciate even more how Oliver Stone handled Nixon and W. I liked The Big Short , and I felt like a lot of McKay's ideas worked, both as interesting ways to tell that story, and they all worked together. Here, like...
by dws1982
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 1026

Re: Green Book reviews

There was also a story today about how Peter Farrelly used to repeatedly flash his penis on movie sets.
by dws1982
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year

Max, i don’t know how long you’ve tracked him but trust me, whatever has happened to Armond White is truly our loss. His review of A.I. Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important pieces of film writing of the 2000’s. He mattered. He challenged people, and wrote from a place of morality an...
by dws1982
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year

Armond White's Better-Than List It's about what you would expect. Paul Schrader is apparently "craven". He lost me for good in 2012 when he suddenly decided that he hated Steven Spielberg after both mainstream and auteurist critics responded strongly to Lincoln . Ever since, Spielberg has...
by dws1982
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1319

Re: Golden Globe reactions

I might have missed it, but when was the last time Best Drama went to a film without a corresponding director nomination? Scent of a Woman back in 1992. That one didn't have a Screenplay nomination either. It actually won Screenplay. I've been a big Rami Malek fan since The Pacific almost ten years...
by dws1982
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globes Predictions Contest
Replies: 39
Views: 786

Re: Golden Globes Predictions Contest

Drama: Black Panther Comedy/Musical: The Favourite Actor, Drama: Bradley Cooper Actress, Drama: Lady Gaga Actor, Comedy/Musical: Christian Bale Actress, Comedy/Musical: Olivia Coleman Supporting Actor: Timothee Chalamet Supporting Actress: Amy Adams Screenplay: The Favourite Director: Alfonso Cuaron...
by dws1982
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: National Society of Film Critics
Replies: 24
Views: 478

Re: National Society of Film Critics

Sabin wrote:BEST PICTURE: THE RIDER (44 points)

How did it not figure into Cinematography with this much support?

Awesome choice; I slightly preferred 2018's other horse movie (Lean on Pete), but I'm really glad to see this movie get some unexpected recognition.
by dws1982
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 894

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

A Quiet Place got good notices and made money, but it's a monster movie -- not a revisionist, Douglas Sirk-influenced monster movie like The Shape of Water; a standard monster movie like Cloverfield. Since when have Academy voters been interested in anything like that? At least one performance of t...
by dws1982
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: 2016 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 15
Views: 4671

Re: 2016 Oscar Shouldabeens

If you missed The Innocents on Amazon Prime, good news--it unexpectedly showed up on Netflix this morning.

This seems to be a common thing lately--movies leaving Amazon only to turn up on Netflix (A24's catalog seems to be doing this), or leaving Netflix only to turn up right away on Amazon.
by dws1982
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 894

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

MaxWilder wrote Sabin wrote If I had to pick right now, I'd guess Nicole Kidman simply due to Annapurna strength. Aren't things a mess over there? Destroyer seems to have faded out. Yes, they are. Quite. But I do know that they spent a lot on it so I figured they would be insistent on getting it se...
by dws1982
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 894

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

This has turned out, in my view, a truly sub-par year, with no film fully satisfying me, and it’s honestly difficult for me to imagine any film out there taking either best film or best director. I seem to be the opposite of many--I think it's been a great year. I've already seen four or five movie...

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