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by dws1982
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 9999

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

The 15:17 to Paris I'm kind of surprised that the Cahiers guys didn't go revisionist and put this in their top ten of the year. I mean, they did with True Crime back in the day. (Which has some of Eastwood's best stuff right alongside some of his absolute worst.) I feel like maybe part of my job he...
by dws1982
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Even if they were just hedging their bets on its Oscar prospects, I'm glad they gave several nominations to First Man. To me it's a top five of the decade contender.
by dws1982
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: LA Critics Winners

Mister Tee wrote:They DID do a foreign-language consolation round, making it a tie between Burning and Shoplifters. (I was trying to decide which to go see tomorrow, and this doesn't help.)

I'd say Burning, because Shoplifters will probably be around a little longer.
by dws1982
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

The Mule is also a big question mark. I can’t imagine they need to give Bradley Cooper a supporting win when he’s so clearly far ahead in the leading race. I'm not really expecting it, except maybe as a contingency to get Bradley Cooper in the winner's circle in the event that the critics and TV aw...
by dws1982
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

I'd put Elliot and Adam Driver ahead of, or at least on equal footing with, Chalamet. I'm not ruling him out completely; I just think that the combination of mixed reviews and a non-start at the box-office, he'll need either a really good campaign from Amazon, or he'll need to get rescued by the cri...
by dws1982
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

I'm mixed, leaning positive, although I suspect the film itself will be the subject of an episode of the podcast "This Had Oscar Buzz" about six months from now. (Although Steve Carrel's OTHER 2018 movie-- Welcome to Marwen --seems like a better bet.) I think that the narrative structure i...
by dws1982
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Film Independant Spirit Awards
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Film Independant Spirit Awards

You Were Never Really Here is my pick for worst movie of the year that isn't Gotti. What an empty, soulless film, I really didn't think it would be remembered by anyone all these months later.
by dws1982
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Mary Queen of Scots reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Mary Queen of Scots reviews

Pretty good reviews for a movie that everyone assumed was kept out of fall festivals because it wasn't any good. I'm guessing it just wasn't finished in time?
by dws1982
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 9999

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I kind of agree on Outlaw King . I think the story of Robert the Bruce is a good one, but a two-hour movie was the wrong format unless Mackenzie wanted to focus in on one specific aspect of the larger story (like Spielberg did with Lincoln ). And it may just be me, but I thought it was off-puttingly...
by dws1982
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 39672

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

As Netflix has moved away from classic movies, Amazon Prime is really upping their game. Most of the movies added are things that most here will have seen, but it's a wide array, from Ragtime to Klute to The Big Country , and tons of others, many of which haven't been released on Blu-Ray, but they'l...
by dws1982
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 9999

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

American Animals May be more-or-less a Wikipedia Movie (TM Sabin), with the twist that the narrative is intercut with interviews with the real-life participants and their families, but it's an entertaining one. For those who don't know, this is a true story of four young college students who decide...
by dws1982
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 722
Views: 35021

Re: Coming DVDs

Just a note: This is currently 50% off if you pre-order through Barnes & Noble (where all Criterions are 50% off this month) or Amazon.
by dws1982
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6157
Views: 251154

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

For those in the United States, it's available to rent on Amazon as well. I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
by dws1982
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1535

Re: First Man reviews

Saw it last night and admired it even more. But it was in a small theater in my town (I usually ride over to Huntsville for movies), with thin, not very well-insulated walls. So at the exact moment where Armstrong steps down onto the surface of the moon, the soundtrack goes silent, and we get a feel...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 51
Views: 3241

Re: A Star is Born reviews

I'm going to fall on the positive side of this one, although I also don't know that the A Star is Born narrative is necessarily the ideal vehicle for what most seems to occupy Cooper, which is the difficulty and pain of loving someone who doesn't (and can't) love themselves, who doesn't have any res...

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