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by CalWilliam
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews
Replies: 57
Views: 1351

Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri reviews

I loved reading your discussion. When the film began I was alreadly deeply committed listening to the delightfully beautiful ''The Last Rose of Summer'' from the opera ''Martha'' by Friedrich von Flotow, the Thomas Moore poem that became a traditional Irish song. Its lyrics deals with one of the mai...
by CalWilliam
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: DGA Nominations

It doesn’t matter who gets snubbed at the Oscars. There will be outrage anyway. If Gerwig, no women. If Peele, no black. If Nolan, let’s burn the theatre. If Del Toro, doesn’t make sense. I only see McDonagh missing, even if Three Billboards is the presumable frontrunner. No matter what it’s really ...
by CalWilliam
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!
Replies: 33
Views: 901

Re: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!

Picture Drama: The Post Picture Mus/Com: Lady Bird Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water Actor Drama: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name Actor Mus/Com: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Actress Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Actress Mus/Com: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Sup Actor: Chris...
by CalWilliam
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: NYFCC Predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: NYFCC Predictions

Best Film: Call Me By Your Name Best Foreign-Language Film: Loveless Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bi...
by CalWilliam
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Independent Spirit Nominations
Replies: 19
Views: 541

Re: Independent Spirit Nominations

No James Ivory in Screenplay. That seems capricious, I hope that won’t hurt his chances. I haven’t seen Call Me By Your Name yet, but I want it anxiously to win, given how wonderful the reviews and the novel are. It won’t be released in Spain til mid February, just imagine. I’m desperate and angry.
by CalWilliam
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 293
Views: 7734

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

It would be so outrageous if she’d finally manage to win this category with a borderline lead role, again, for the fourth year in a row, if we consider Arquette a lead. We have two character actresses in the run, let’s hope common sense will prevail.
by CalWilliam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2017 Emmys
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: 2017 Emmys

I'm glad for Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd, both of them deserving, even though the former should have won before for Mad Men hands down, but I think that The Handmaid's Tale is quite an overrated show. I haven't read Atwood's novel, but the series is monotonous, repetitive and shallow in terms of how...
by CalWilliam
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?
Replies: 36
Views: 867

Re: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?

Both Volver a empezar and My Dearest Señorita are available on Bluray Region B in Spanish editions, the former with English subtitles and the latter without any of them. I guess it must be difficult to find some ''old'' Spanish films in the United States, even if they won the Foreign Language Oscar ...
by CalWilliam
Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Cinematography Next?
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Cinematography Next?

I support Big Magilla's idea.
by CalWilliam
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: 2016 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: 2016 Oscar Shouldabeens

BEST PICTURE La La Land Manchester by the Sea *Paterson Silence Toni Erdmann BEST ACTOR Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea *Adam Driver, Paterson Andrew Garfield, Silence Ryan Gosling, La La Land Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann BEST ACTRESS Annette Benning, 20th Century Women Sandra Hüller, Toni E...
by CalWilliam
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 4141

Re: Trivia

La La Land joins a very selected group of films which were the most awarded of their respective nights but didn't manage to win Best Picture: Sunrise, Seventh Heaven, Bad Girl, The Champ, The Informer, Anthony Adverse, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad, The Song of Bernadette, The He...
by CalWilliam
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 4141

Re: Trivia

For the fifth year in a row, the film that won Best Cinematography also took Best Directing (Life of Pi, Gravity, Birdman, The Revenant and La La Land). The same achievement happened before in the 90s with Braveheart, The English Patient, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan and American Beauty winning both...
by CalWilliam
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: What would your Oscar Best Picture Ballot look like
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: What would your Oscar Best Picture Ballot look like

1. Manchester by the Sea
2. La La Land
3. Moonlight
4. Hell or High Water
5. Lion
6. Arrival
7. Fences
8. Hidden Figures
9. Hacksaw Ridge
by CalWilliam
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actor
Replies: 24
Views: 1280

Re: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actor

This is an interesting category, but I think this is Ali to lose all the way. It's a beautiful performance that stays in the viewer's mind for quite a while after the film's end, at least in my case, and, as say, Patricia Neal in Hud, Jason Robards or Vanessa Redgrave in Julia, one can feel his pres...
by CalWilliam
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest (with a new twist!)
Replies: 33
Views: 1938

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest (with a new twist!)

Picture: La La Land Direction: Damien Chazelle, La La Land Lead Actor: Ryan Gosling, La La Land Lead Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences Original Screenplay: La La Land Adapted Screenplay: Hidden Figures Foreign Language...

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