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by Precious Doll
Tue May 22, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Best Cinematography 2000

Among the nominees, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is head and shoulders above the rest, but had YiYi been eligible Wei-Han Yang's cinematography would get my vote. Also conspicuous by its absence, along with YiYi and the previously mentioned Wonder Boys and Almost Famous , is BAFTA nominee Billy E...
by Precious Doll
Mon May 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Historical Oscar Short-Lists
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Historical Oscar Short-Lists

Today I rewatched MASH for the first time since the early 1980s. At the time that I first saw the film I had seen the TV series which I found to be nothing much more than serviceable. The film was and certainly remains better. I was astonished to see that the theme song Suicide is Painless was not n...
by Precious Doll
Sun May 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Lucian Pintilie
Replies: 0
Views: 25

R.I.P. Lucian Pintilie

A few weeks ago I'd never heard of this director until I saw his 1968 film Reconstruction. Funnily enough at the screening I attended, speaking with a couple of long time cinephiles, none of us had ever heard of Pintile or the film. It should be noted that Pintilie is very highly regarded in Romania...
by Precious Doll
Sun May 20, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Cannes 2018

Thankfully Netflix only have the North & South American rights to Happy As Lazzaro (and Girl which isn't something I'd be likely to watch anyway).
by Precious Doll
Sun May 20, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5867
Views: 235520

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Kaleidoscope (2017) Rupert Jones 4/10 Tully (2018) Jason Reitman 4/10 The Boys from Feng Kuei (1983) Hsiao-Hsien Hou 7/10 Cute Girl (1980) Hsiao-Hsien Hou 4/10 The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) Hsiao-Hsien Hou 4/10 55 Steps (2018) Bille August 4/10 Antiporno (2017) Sion Sono 4/10 Repeat viewings...
by Precious Doll
Sat May 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Cannes 2018

Always funny when the worst film (this year being Capernaum wins a prize) whilst some of the most acclaimed (Ash is Purest White) walk away empty handed. Cannes wouldn't be the same without this ongoing anomaly.
by Precious Doll
Fri May 18, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2234

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Thanks for the link to the article Franz. Read through it whilst waiting at the vet getting my three cats vaccinated for their flu shots. It was very interesting reading and had a good overall perspective on Queer Cinema since the dark days of AIDs (that sadly are still with us). Probably the only p...
by Precious Doll
Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Cannes 2018

A link to critics ratings of the Cannes selections. Asian cinema in the competition seems to be outpacing everything else: http://www.todaslascriticas.com.ar/cannes/2018 Also, a link that I meant to post earlier but forgot, about the 'silent womens protest' on the red carpet: https://www.google.com/...
by Precious Doll
Thu May 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Cannes 2018

Perhaps von Trier should change his name to Lars von Troll, it would a good fit and he'd gets lots of publicity which he so obviously craves.
by Precious Doll
Tue May 15, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1999
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Best Cinematography 1999

On the other hand, I don't get this sudden rejection of Julianne Moore. She was perfect in the role of Sarah Miles in The End of the Affair . The film was perfectly cast all around with Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Rea and Ian Hart also turning in superb performances. I haven't seen The End of the Affair...
by Precious Doll
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: Cannes 2018

von Trier's latest has received scathing reviews and very negative reactions. When he is going to grow up. He hasn't made a decent film since Manderlay (and I'm in the minority with that view) an nothing approaching greatness since Dancer in the Dark. Doesn't he realise that cinema of the provocativ...
by Precious Doll
Tue May 15, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1999
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Best Cinematography 1999

This would be a more acceptable line up of nominees if far more distinguished work had not been overlooked. I voted for The Insider which was an easy choice for me and it was a pleasure to vote for Dante Spinotti as the only really deserving nominee. The End of the Affair & Sleepy Hollow both lo...
by Precious Doll
Sun May 13, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: 2018 Tony Awards
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: 2018 Tony Awards

mlrg wrote:Great post flipp


Most definitely. Can't help but feel a wee jealous as Glenda is one of my all-time favourites. I'd pay to watch her read the phone book.
by Precious Doll
Sun May 13, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 5867
Views: 235520

Re: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings

Unsane (2018) Steven Soderbergh 4/10 The Misandrists (2017) Bruce La Bruce 5/10 The Insult (2017) Ziad Doueiri 7/10 Repeat viewings The Silver Chalice (1954) Victor Saville 5/10 The Rainmaker (1956) Joseph Anthony 6/10 The Green Ray (1986) Eric Rohmer 8/10 Easter Parade (1948) Charles Walters 6/10 S...
by Precious Doll
Thu May 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Tom E. Lewis
Replies: 0
Views: 49

R.I.P. Tom E. Lewis

Best known for his title role in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... s-suddenly

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