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by Sabin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

I don’t know why Sam Elliot eclipsed my memory. He’s a very good bet. I don’t totally understand the hype behind Adam Driver. He’s quite good, with one wonderfully underplayed standout scene, but he’s very much an ensemble player. Michael B. Jordan is the big question mark for me. I think one critic...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

dws1982 wrote In a weak year, I wouldn't have any problem with him winning Best Supporting Actor, although A) I don't think he'll be nominated this year, and B) he's lead. I’ve yet to see the film but he seems like an extremely strong bet for a nomination alongside Mahershala Ali, Richard E. Grant,...
by Sabin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

My roster is: Roma The Favourite Crazy Rich Asians The Happy Prince Christopher Robin Stan & Ollie Tully A Private War The Sister Brothers Right out of the gate, I paid a lot for Roma and The Favourite ($40 each), then I dropped $1 for The Happy Prince (Bafta-draw), and got driven up a little mo...
by Sabin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 145
Views: 8636

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Precious Doll wrote I think its a case of the change in cinema going habits of the general population that have been slowly going on for the last 5 years or so and its basically death by a thousand cuts before most theatrical films only play the festival circuit before heading to streaming services...
by Sabin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Widows reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Widows reviews

The first season of this movie was promising, but the second season really went off the rails. EDIT: Years ago, I knew an idiot in film school who, after the movie The Departed, said "It's bullshit that the guy who shot Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed was totally underdeveloped. In my movie, ...
by Sabin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Film Independant Spirit Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Film Independant Spirit Awards

The big takeaway is the strong performance by A24, Amazon, Annapurna, and The Orchard (five, the most of any other film, for We the Animals) and the weak performance by independent labels like Focus, Fox Searchlight, and Sony Pictures Classics which somehow missed Best Feature for Can You Ever Forgi...
by Sabin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. William Goldman
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: R.I.P. William Goldman

I was just thinking about him the other day. Like Stan Lee, I'd already made peace with his passing. I was prepared to say he hadn't written a movie since Dreamcatcher in 2003, but apparently an old script of his called Wild Card was produced in 2015 starring Jason Statham. But his work for hire day...
by Sabin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Precious Doll wrote For the BAFTAs you may want to consider Rupert Everett for The Happy Prince (he has received some career best reviews for the film - justified at that) however on the downside as the BAFTAs try to mimic the Oscars he probably won't make the cut. Noted. I will. I'm sure I could a...
by Sabin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stan Lee
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: R.I.P. Stan Lee

He tweeted a salute to his fellow servicepersons in WWII earlier that day... Like many of my friends, I'd already made my peace with Stan Lee's eventual passing so this doesn't take me by surprise. It's not fitting to call him the elder statesman of the comics industry (more on that in a moment...)....
by Sabin
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

I've just confirmed. Apparently, we are not doing the Spirit Awards in our tally, which sucks. On the other hand, it just makes it easier to measure the worth of each film with one exception... The BAFTAs. What is a movie that could be up for multiple BAFTAs this year? Is there Pattington movie? Or ...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Okay... So, Oscar nominations are 2 points and Oscar wins are 4. That leads me to believe that if A Star is Born actually goes all the way, there is almost no hand that can beat it. Especially considering that I will be in competition with seven other people. It would take a strong hand of The Favou...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

I'll list the rules here and then I'll post a thought next. THE DRAFT We'll all convene in a Google chat to divvy up the movies and make our teams. At the end, we'll all have 10 movies each. This will be an auction draft, which means we'll bid on the films we want. Everyone gets an imaginary $100 to...
by Sabin
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Okri wrote b) Definitely The Favourite – I anticipate it having the most nominations from AMPAS. I can see If Beale Street Could Talk doing well with the critics (Regina King and Coleman Domingo especially), though maybe that’s more of a mid-tier choice, Barring a huge backlash, I still think A Sta...
by Sabin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Precious Doll wrote
Sabin,

When is your deadline?

18th.
by Sabin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League
Replies: 19
Views: 429

PLEASE READ: My Fantasy Oscar League

Hey guys! A friend of mine is putting together a Fantasy Football-style league. I'm involved in it and I wanted to know your thoughts on how I should conduct my voting. Basically, there are ten or so people involved in a draft. We think it's going to be auction style (or a snake, turn-based email......

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