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by ITALIANO
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

True. And sometimes you simply can't accept that different opinions exist. And if they are, sadly, right, they are even less acceptable.
by ITALIANO
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

But I’d already had my adrenaline shot for the evening, and nothing could take it away. I'm afraid this is all we can hope for now - an occasional - and rare - Casey-Affleck-moment of pure satisfaction to slip through. . I don't see any similarity between the two wins, but ok... :D I was happier wi...
by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: (D)Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: (D)Evaluating the nominees

This is the worst kind of Oscar year: generally bad nominees AND quite predictable outcomes. We can only hope for some surprises during the Big Night - the winner won't be great anyway, but at least we won't be bored. BEST PICTURE 1. The Favorite - The best of the eight nominees, and the only one I ...
by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Actress
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Categories One-by-One: Actress

it didn’t register that way for me or the people in the industry l know. ) Ok but Mister Tee... it's not like you know everybody. But as you said, winning just on career points isn't easy and doesn't happen often, so IN CASE Glenn Close wins maybe you will even vaguely admit that she did so because...
by ITALIANO
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Your best picture ballot
Replies: 35
Views: 1514

Re: Your best picture ballot

Almost immediately after I wrote what I wrote on this thread, I started to have second thoughts, about what I chose to say and why. I was frustrated but that's no excuse. If there's one place where people should be able to express their opinions exactly as they are it's here. The only truly malicio...
by ITALIANO
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: On to BAFTA
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: On to BAFTA

Mister Tee wrote:There was a sweet, affectionate moment between Cuaron and his presenter, Salma Hayek -- which somehow brought to my mind the fact he'd had his young actors masturbating to her in Y Tu Mama Tambien.


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by ITALIANO
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Your best picture ballot
Replies: 35
Views: 1514

Re: Your best picture ballot

I certainly was never "vocally rooting for Jennifer Hudson", as I didn't even see Dreamgirls until about four days before the Oscars that year; Well, one can be "vocal" even for four days, right? I'm glad to know that you have changed your mind about her perfomance :) Anyway I w...
by ITALIANO
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: (D)Evaluating the nominees
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: (D)Evaluating the nominees

I wonder if, when it comes to Adams, there’s something of an American/non-American thing. (At first, I thought straight American thing, but no). It's the cross-race effect – you seem to be more attentive to nuances and depths I tend to rather blindly generalize, as you say. For me, she appears to b...
by ITALIANO
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominees
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: The Nominees

If this doesn't bolster Richard E. Grant's chances nothing will. But what does it say about Streisand's ignoring a 14-year-old's heartfelt letter at the height of her popularity? https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/richard-e-grant-left-tears-193752804.html She probably used to receive thousands of lett...
by ITALIANO
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Can You Ever Forgive Me? reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Can You Ever Forgive Me? reviews

Ok, at least a good one. Not a revolutionary work of art, but a solid, professional effort, well-written, and very well acted. These days this is more than enough. And it takes courage, I think, to make a movie about such a potentially uncinematic subject as literary forgery. I personally would have...
by ITALIANO
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: If Beale Street Could Talk reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: If Beale Street Could Talk reviews

It's a sweet little movie, made with evident honesty - which is not bad these days. Yet, I mean, it's really not much more than that. Structurally, it's quite messy - not the flashbacks, of course, they have become by now even too predictable - but there are scenes which go on forever and rather poi...
by ITALIANO
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 229
Views: 8467

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Bryan Singer's Accusers Speak Out If there's anything good that comes out of the Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar hype, maybe it's that this story could finish Singer in the way that Spacey's and Weinstein's allegations finished them. Just a warning: The article has some pretty graphic language. In addition...
by ITALIANO
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 1711

Re: Green Book reviews

In the recent Mary, Queen of Scots not only there are several black actors - and yes, in England and Scotland in those times there WERE black people, but not many - but some of these play roles of ambassadors, etc - high positions which a black man back then couldn't even dream of getting to. If we...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 1711

Re: Green Book reviews

For example the fact that lately each year there MUST be at least one black actor - or actress - among the four winners - deservedly or not deservedly. In the recent Mary, Queen of Scots not only there are several black actors - and yes, in England and Scotland in those times there WERE black peopl...
by ITALIANO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 1711

Re: Green Book reviews

The biggest problem I have with all this is that it was specifically AIMED at bringing down an Oscar contender (talk about low stakes). The tweet was evidently uncovered and then sent viral by somebody at Awards Watch who objected to the movie's politics and set out to "take it down". Peo...

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