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by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 219
Views: 6984

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Yes, but laws must generalize, and they can't be based on Sabin's - or other individuals' - sexual life. It's a fact, like it or not, that many have sex at 17. And they love it. And they aren't traumatized for life (but I've met people who had sex much later in their life and they WERE traumatized ...
by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 219
Views: 6984

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

That being said, this wasn’t a mentally well person. She faked having cancer to get her family to reunite around her after she had drive them away, and when she couldn’t keep her lies up committed suicide by shooting herself in the head. It was only after they got the autopsy did they learn she was...
by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 219
Views: 6984

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Italiano wrote I mean, who DIDN'T have sex at 17? Me. That being said, my best friend's mother tried to sleep with me. I could say "propositioned me" or "tried to coerce me" but we can use whatever language we want. I turned her down. She persisted. Eventually it stopped. I don'...
by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 219
Views: 6984

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

This is getting more messy by the day: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/asia-argento-metoo-actress-now-admits-to-sex-with-underage-boy-20180823-p4zz75.html Yeah... Not the most edifying story ever. Let me just say that in Italy going to bed with a 17-year-old wouldn't be a c...
by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 1131

Re: Roma reviews

I don't know what I'm going to end up considering the best film of the year. What about Burning, or Shoplifters? Yes. I have personally found Burning more interesting than really good, and haven't seen Shoplifters yet. But this year there have been some very good foreign movies (one is Italian, Hap...
by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Roma reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 1131

Re: Roma reviews

Uri wrote:
HarryGoldfarb wrote: With Cuarón I think that (if this is as biographical as he says) we could say that it is a pity that his childhood was so privileged, so much that he had to resort to his film's central figure to get a story with the possibility of resonance.


Bang on. Love this observation.



Yes :)
by ITALIANO
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 45
Views: 4662

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

Uri wrote:
ITALIANO wrote: :D


You only love me when I'm your knight in a shining armour.


Oh come on. If I didn't love you we wouldn't talk on the phone, believe me :)
by ITALIANO
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 45
Views: 4662

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I don't know if conformist is the word I'd use. But it's clear that you - like so many others here, so it's not just about you - are heavily influenced by the foolish critical appraisal of this and other movies. I think it's more about intellectual weakness, and a fear of being alone, of not "...
by ITALIANO
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 45
Views: 4662

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I happen to have had a Cleo growing up and this film nails the dynamic our family had with her and it really struck a chord with me. I don't appreciate condescension (no matter how hesitant it might be). Would you consider trying coming out of your emotional and sociological comfort zone and consid...
by ITALIANO
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 45
Views: 4662

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

People MUST like Roma In fact the AFI had to give Roma a special award (it wasn't eligible for their top 10) to make sure the world knew that they're not heathens, so please don't send them angry emails and tweets and death threats. That's why I'm certain it will best picture. It's very, very possi...
by ITALIANO
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Replies: 45
Views: 4662

Re: List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

I'm afraid to post this review because ITALIANO might accuse me again of being a conformist. But oh, well. Roma , Mexico (Alfonso Cuaron) 10/10 - Roma is cinema. This is how I feel. Film was invented for stories like this. You can't exactly get this from theater or literature. Director Alfonso Cuar...
by ITALIANO
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1103

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

If she wins, it will be one of the most unworthy acting victories in the history of the Oscars. . It would be one of the most embarassing Oscar wins ever. And I guess that especially the Acting branch will realize that (before it's too late, I hope). But of course, it's not just the actors who vote...
by ITALIANO
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1103

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

Christian Bale winning a second Oscar over an actor who has never won before but whom they clearly love and who has been nominated four times, who plays a tragic role in a movie which made them cry and which they will give many nominations to, and which - most importantly - he also directed? And co...
by ITALIANO
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1103

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Regina King omission upended what seemed the one sure thing this year's Oscars had (well, apart from best song). And apart from Best Actor, which now is the surest thing ever. It was sure even before, especially after I saw First Reformed and realized that Ethan Hawke - good as he is - could ne...
by ITALIANO
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1103

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Regina King omission upended what seemed the one sure thing this year's Oscars had (well, apart from best song). And apart from Best Actor, which now is the surest thing ever. It was sure even before, especially after I saw First Reformed and realized that Ethan Hawke - good as he is - could ne...

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