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by dws1982
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Richard Schickel
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: R.I.P. Richard Schickel

While he wasn't a great critic, I always found him a likable presence whenever he was interviewed on a TV special or DVD extra.
by dws1982
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Sound Editing
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Categories One-by-One: Sound Editing

There’s just one scenario for La La Land winning here, and that’s that enough voters simply name-check the film in every category imaginable. There have been best such picture juggernauts, that unexpectedly picked up everything their paths – The Return of the King seemed like an 8- or 9- win probab...
by dws1982
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: 2016 Oscar Nominees on DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: 2016 Oscar Nominees on DVD

Silence is unconfirmed for March 28, and La La Land is unconfirmed for April 11.
by dws1982
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5166
Views: 187267

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

There is an Region B locked Blu Ray from the U.K. which is outstanding and is far superior to the American DVD that New Line put out years ago. However, the Blu Ray lacks the special features that the DVD has, most notably directer & writer (Russell Banks) commentary. I bought a region-free pla...
by dws1982
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: 2016
Topic: Hacksaw Ridge reviews
Replies: 16
Views: 2748

Re: Hacksaw Ridge reviews

On a related note...I struggle to understand the Garfield nom and simultaneously cannot decide who may be a worthy AND legitimate replacement... Peter Simonischek the former not latter, Hanks or maybe Edgerton the reverse. Maybe Adam Driver is the big loser here. I would've replaced Garfield with h...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Super Bowl 51
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Super Bowl 51

As the guy who doesn't really keep track of football beyond the college level (and only halfway keeps track of it there), I never have a vested interest in the Super Bowl. Most years I watch at least some of though. I watched most of this year's game. Watched the first half at my parent's house, and...
by dws1982
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5166
Views: 187267

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

The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Atom Egoyan 10/10 Haven't seen this one in 15 years probably. My initial rating would probably be similar to yours, but over the years it's fallen a good bit in my estimation. I wonder if my distaste for everything (from what I've seen) that Egoyan made after it has chang...
by dws1982
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 28551

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2016

A Monster Calls I know it's gone from theaters now, but I loved this. It deals with some thorny issues, and I love that it never really shies away from the messiness of the whole situation. It doesn't pretend that there are any easy fixes, it draws some characters--the ones played by Toby Kebbel an...
by dws1982
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Hacksaw Ridge reviews
Replies: 16
Views: 2748

Re: Hacksaw Ridge reviews

I'm probably an easier sell for this than most--I'm the grandson of two World War II veterans (one Pacific, one Europe) who I never really knew--and I've always been something of a World War II buff. If I remember right, I said something about how it had a weak beginning, decent middle, and solid en...
by dws1982
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2016
Replies: 164
Views: 28551

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2016

Little Men I don't know. I like a lot of things about it, particularly the two younger actors. There's a lot of truth in the way it shows how the friendship between two kids can be affected by things that have nothing to do with anything they do. And like I said, the two young actors are both very ...
by dws1982
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Final Oscar Predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1257

Re: Final Oscar Predictions

First and only predictions. Picture (in order of likelihood) La La Land Moonlight Manchester By the Sea Arrival Lion Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge Hidden Figures Fences Deadpool (I'd guess this will be an 8 or 9 film lineup, but I wouldn't be shocked with 6; And I do feel dumb for putting Deadpoo...
by dws1982
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Silence reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Silence reviews

And I would say the movie wasn't 5 minutes but 15 minutes too long -- once Garfield performed his pivotal act, I felt things could have been wrapped up at any point, and each new scene kicking in made me less and less happy. SPOILERS for this who haven't seen the movie (or read the book, although I...
by dws1982
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees/Winners
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: DGA Nominees

Though I heartily endorse Scorsese's nomination for The Last Temptation of Christ, it was less for merit than as a way of supporting Scorsese for a film that the fundamentalist right had done everything in its power to cripple or shut down -- to the point of offering Universal a significant amount ...
by dws1982
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Silence reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Silence reviews

We're basically at polar opposites on this one. To me it's not just the movie of the year, but easily my favorite Scorsese film. Probably would've ended it about five minutes earlier, on what was a very moving scene and image, and where Garfield's character is saying what is more-or-less the final l...
by dws1982
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 504

Re: Golden Globe Discussion Thread

Unless I'm mistaken, La La Land just won more Golden Globes than any other film. Yes, it did. It broke One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest record. That film won 6. Worth noting that Cuckoo 's nest and Midnight Express both got to six wins on the basis of the now-defunct "Best New Star" awards.

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