Search found 2655 matches

by dws1982
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 552

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: 21
Views: 1063

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...
by dws1982
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: First Man reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: First Man reviews

It's easy to see why Clint Eastwood was attracted to this story about ten years ago. (I think it was initially going to be a follow-up to his Iwo Jima duo.) Neil Armstrong is a classic Eastwood hero--driven by a sense of duty, somewhat distant in his personal relationships, reluctant to divulge much...
by dws1982
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 6779

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Two (very different) documentaries: RBG is the first. Let me give my disclaimer: I'm a right-leaning moderate (did not and will not ever vote for Trump), so take that into account. Maybe that colors my reaction to this, maybe not. The idea of Supreme Court justice documentaries is not bad at all, so...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 6779

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

As for that "ending"...in my youth, there was a long-running comic strip called Winnie Winkle. At one point, somewhere around 1960/61, she was said to be dead -- and I remember my father saying "How long till we find out she's still alive?" Same deal here. If you believe Marvel ...
by dws1982
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: The Wife

I'm more in line with Mister Tee's take than those that flat-out HATED it . Yes - I can imagine one hating, say, Caligula or even - though it is a masterpiece - A Clockwork Orange... but hating The Wife?! Indifference, I can understand - but hatred is a bit too much honestly. Or maybe I'm just too ...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Best Cinematography 2017

Blade Runner 2049 , although I would rate Dunkirk a very close second. My picks for the year: 1- The Lost City of Z 2- A Cure For Wellness 3- Blade Runner 2049 4- Dunkirk 5- Phantom Thread I would rate Mudbound as a very worthy nominee, and I think Call Me By Your Name , Good Time , and the underra...
by dws1982
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 30
Views: 1205

Re: 2018 Emmys

Waterston's best episode ever was from a season where he got edged out for a nomination though. Completely assuming here but I think maybe you and I are the biggest Law and Order fans here....Aftershock right? I was actually thinking of "Under the Influence" from a couple of seasons later...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 30
Views: 1205

Re: 2018 Emmys

I just never thought anything screamed Emmy about her in a procedural type way any more than like a Sam Waterston never winning for Law and Order. I feel like at its best, Law & Order did give its actors showcases that were at least on the level of what was winning Emmys at the time. Waterston'...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 485

The Wife

Since this is part of the Oscar conversation, I suppose it deserves a thread of its own, mainly so we can discuss it with spoilers. So, if you haven't watched it yet, SPOILERS AHEAD. I'm not going to do like this movie did and try to hide things from my audience: I'll be very upfront and tell you th...
by dws1982
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Outlaw King reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 98

The Outlaw King reviews

Reviews on this are mixed/positive, but Chris Pine's full-frontal scene is overshadowing much of the talk on the movie itself, and that can't be a good thing. https://variety.com/2018/film/festivals/outlaw-king-review-chris-pine-1202929757/ https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/outlaw-king-toronto-rev...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: At Eternity's Gate reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: At Eternity's Gate reviews

This one has a big hurdle with me in the fact that Dafoe is nearly thirty years older than Van Gogh was when he died. I try not to get too wound up over casting but I'm not sure that I can get past this.
by dws1982
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vox Lux reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Vox Lux reviews

Corbet's The Childhood of a Leader kind of gave me a "what the hell was that?" reaction, but it was one of the most ambitious debuts I've seen in ages. Definitely a filmmaker I'll be watching.
by dws1982
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: BlacKkKlansman
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: BlacKkKlansman

I liked this a lot. It has the normal Spike Lee pacing problem for me: Pacing on individual scenes is fine, but it feels overlong as whole. At one point I checked my watch, expecting it to be an hour into the film, and I was shocked that it was only forty minutes in. Second half is better-paced, in ...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Carole Shelley
Replies: 1
Views: 97

R.I.P. Carole Shelley

Carole Shelley Dies: ‘Odd Couple’ Star And Tony Award-Winning Actress Was 79 by Dino-Ray Ramos Born in London, Shelley was a star of stage and screen. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in the original cast of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. In 1975, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role i...

Go to advanced search