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by Sabin
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Best Cinematography 2017

I would not have guessed that this race would be unanimous.
by Sabin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Post-Festival Landscape
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: The Post-Festival Landscape

What the heck, let's just jump into the deep end of the pool here... BEST PICTURE BLACK PANTHER CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? THE FAVOURITE FIRST MAN GREEN BOOK ROMA A STAR IS BORN WIDOWS BEST DIRECTOR THE FAVOURITE / Yorgos Lanthimos FIRST MAN / Damien Chazelle ROMA / Alfonso Cuaron A STAR IS BORN / Bra...
by Sabin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Post-Festival Landscape
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: The Post-Festival Landscape

As always, great writeup, Tee. At this point last year, I thought that The Shape of Water had a terrific shot at Best Picture by virtue of the fact that it was going to register in so many categories. Then I saw the film and my estimation of it sank because I found it sweet-hearted but meandering an...
by Sabin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Best Cinematography 2017

And here we are. Any lineup that includes Darkest Hour can’t be put on the list of the great, but a historic grouping for at least a couple of reasons. One of them is the inclusive of Rachel Morrison for Mudbound. Her cinematography utilizing shallow depth of field is the most interesting aspect of ...
by Sabin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice/Untitled Adam McKay Movie reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Vice/Untitled Adam McKay Movie reviews

Greg wrote
Would that be lead or supporting?

Supporting.
by Sabin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vice/Untitled Adam McKay Movie reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Vice/Untitled Adam McKay Movie reviews

Well, not other people's reviews. Mine. Last week, I was fortune enough to sit in on an early screening of Adam McKay's untitled new movie, formerly titled Backseat but I believe it will now be titled Vice. Which is kind of a no-brainer. Vice is a continuation of McKay's video essay style of filmmak...
by Sabin
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: A Star is Born reviews

I have a friend who is a film critic at Toronto. At this point, he has seen First Man, A Star is Born, Widows, and a few others I'm not recalling at this moment. While he didn't love A Star is Born (he gave it a "B"), he said he could very easily see it winning Best Picture. That said, he ...
by Sabin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Best Cinematography 2016

So crazy to be catching up to this year already, and even crazier to think very soon it will be two years past. ThIt's so strange that the bulk of the Best Picture nominees (Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures) would have been shocking inclusions, while the ones circling the li...
by Sabin
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Widows reviews
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Widows reviews

This year is really heating up. Especially in the field of Best Actress. Although to be fair, since 2015 that's always been the case. If/when Viola Davis is nominated this year, I believe she will be the most nominated woman of color with a whopping... four. https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/widows-...
by Sabin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 623
Views: 24286

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

It’s a clear demonstration of incapacity if the President doesn’t understand that he cannot fire the Vice President.
by Sabin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 623
Views: 24286

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I know. That’s the point. He doesn’t know that.
by Sabin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 623
Views: 24286

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Two theories come to mind: 1) this is a move by high-ranking Republicans to desperately try to re-instill hope and trust in party loyalists and hold onto a few seats. 2) everybody and their mother has heard the Pence conspiracy at this point (“Lodestar”). What if that is a trap to get Trump to try t...
by Sabin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: 88th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Best Cinematography 2015

Sorry for the abbreviated post... Easy vote for Carol but this is overall a very strong group of nominees. Three of the nominees (Lubezki, Richardson, Seale) showcased mad man visions to divergent opinions, while the other two (Deakins, Lachmann) held their bag of tricks closer to their more classic...
by Sabin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: 88th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Best Cinematography 2015

Slammed. Easy vote for Carol.
by Sabin
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: A Star is Born reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: A Star is Born reviews

Mister Tee wrote
Strong reviews in general, with the Gleib in over-the-moon mode.

This film looks tailor made for him.

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