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by Sabin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 482
Views: 15631

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

This past week, one of the survivors of the school shootings suggested on Twitter that, "We should change the names of AR-15s to “Marco Rubio” because they are so easy to buy." Marco Rubio got his ass handed to him from both sides of the aisle this week. Because the knock on Rubio is that ...
by Sabin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 482
Views: 15631

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

criddic3 wrote I don't think we can blame the NRA or the GOP directly for the kinds of events we've seen in recent times. They simply want to uphold a Constitutional principle, though I agree they should be a bit more flexible about things like requiring IDs and background checks to purchase guns. ...
by Sabin
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography

Sure, Best Cinematography goes hand in hand with Best Production Design, a category that we're already calling for 'The Shape of Water,' but I'm predicting it wins here as well for these reasons: -- even though nobody knows who Dan Lausten is, Academy voters aren't going to see his name on the ballo...
by Sabin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Screenplay
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Screenplay

The Original BJ wrote I guess you never know with the preferential ballot, but I do think it would be very difficult for any of the top three contenders to lose this category, and still end up the Best Picture winner. I was thinking about this point today. It would make NO sense for 'Get Out' to wi...
by Sabin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions
Replies: 35
Views: 1123

Re: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions

Well, this didn't exactly unmurk the race, did it? Best Film: Three Billboards... Best British Film: Three Billboards... Best Director: The Shape of Water / Guillermo Del Toro Best Leading Actor: Darkest Hour / Gary Oldman Best Leading Actress: Three Billboards... / Frances McDormand Best Supporting...
by Sabin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 165
Views: 10386

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

Saw 'Baby Driver' again. There's a quick exchange about ten minutes into the film where Kevin Spacey (nothing too great in the film, but a bit strange thinking I'm not likely to see him phoning it in in another American movie for some time) says of Baby: "He's a good kid and a devil behind the ...
by Sabin
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film

1. Lady Bird 2. Phantom Thread 3. Get Out 4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 5. Call Me By Your Name 6. The Shape of Water 7. Dunkirk 8. The Post 9. Darkest Hour 1-3 are close to great films IMO. 4-5 are just beneath greatness. A few qualms get in the way. Then a big drop to 6, which has m...
by Sabin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 2008

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

Saw this film again. Again, came just shy of outright loving it. I think it languishes on the screen a bit too much and beats here and there could be cut, perhaps no more than two minutes. There are moments that ring out too obviously, like Oliver and Elio shouting out each other's names while vacat...
by Sabin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Screenplay
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Screenplay

That's right. I think I was thinking of Best Director.
by Sabin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2348

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Reze wrote The French have also compared this hysteria to the McCarthy witch hunt as well as the much earlier Salem witch hunt trials accusing Americans of acting puritanical. Here's the link: Oh really? Michael Haneke is complaining that someone has taken something too far??? I really do love this...
by Sabin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Screenplay
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Screenplay

GoldDerby has 'Lady Bird' is at 33.84%, 'Three Billboards...' at 31.97%, and 'Get Out' at 28.76%. I think these odds don't reflect the WGA win but who cares? Florida wasn't this close. If ever this category were to tie, this year would be the most appropriate and the least surprising. I want to see ...
by Sabin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: WGA Nominees
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: WGA Nominees

The WGA gave it to ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Now as we wait to see if it’s ‘Get Out’ or ‘Lady Bird,’ I ask myself when was the last time a screenplay race came down to a horse race of more than two? I suppose 2012, with Boal, Haneke, or Tarantino, but for all of them it would have been their second wi...
by Sabin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design

anonymous1980 wrote Correct me if I'm wrong but the Oscar ballot only lists film titles for the below the line categories. Therefore, many Academy members wouldn't know the names behind the films unless they bother to look it up or if there's extra hype and publicity surrounding that particular nom...
by Sabin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson

What a loss. We still have one more year of his contributions to cinema to enjoy.
by Sabin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design

Big Magilla wrote I never go by statistics in predicting these things. It may just be coincidental that the winning costumes are usually from films that also have award-worthy, and thus nominated, production design, as is usually the case, but I think the bigger problem Phantom Thread has is that i...

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