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by Mister Tee
Sun May 28, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Animated Feature
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Categories One-by-One: Animated Feature

Way late, but I just got around to My Life as a Zucchini -- and I frickin' loved it. It deals with a multitude of real-world issues -- more than any US animated film in a while -- but never loses a narrative buoyancy that's irresistible. Belatedly, it'd get my vote in (for this category of late) an ...
by Mister Tee
Fri May 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: Cannes 2017

A late breaker, Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, has got some exceptional responses -- though, as is apparently obligatory this year, also some dissent. It's at least in the mix for film/director prizes, as well as for lead actor Joaquin Phoenix.
by Mister Tee
Thu May 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Cinematography Next?
Replies: 14
Views: 274

Re: Cinematography Next?

I was thinking we could do this in two phases. Phase 1 would start with the 1967 awards, the first year since the expansion to separate categories for black-and-white and color to have just one category, and work our way through 2016 or 2017 depending on when we get there. Phase 2 would begin with ...
by Mister Tee
Thu May 25, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: Cannes 2017

Apropos what Sonic says: whatever film wins the Palme will be a divisive choice, because no film has received truly widespread approval. I came thisclose to creating a thread in Films of 2017 for Killing of a Sacred Deer, based on its solid trade reviews -- but then I saw the French critics seem to ...
by Mister Tee
Thu May 25, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Cinematography Next?
Replies: 14
Views: 274

Re: Cinematography Next?

Would be good to start with the most recent years again, so more people will have the option to participate. Most of those years in the late 30s/early 40s are going to be ridiculous to discuss -- 20 or so often-obscure nominees, and lengthy odds most of us have seen them anywhere but on TV. Of cour...
by Mister Tee
Wed May 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Dina Merrill
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: R.I.P. Dina Merrill

Presumably many people are in line with Precious Doll -- only having a vague sense of who Dina Merrill is -- but, back in my younger days, she was quite prominent: appearing in popular movies like Operation Petticoat and Butterfield 8, and, as far as I recall, being a fairly frequent game show celeb...
by Mister Tee
Tue May 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Roger Moore
Replies: 1
Views: 58

R.I.P. Roger Moore

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/movies/roger-moore-dead-james-bond.html?_r=0 Things to know about Roger Moore: Obits will (rightly) highlight his James Bond films as the peak of his fame, but, unlike Sean Connery -- who was largely unknown prior to becoming Bond -- he had had a lengthy career bef...
by Mister Tee
Sun May 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Originla Story 1930/31
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Best Originla Story 1930/31

Laughter is a really odd film, swaying back and forth between quippy comedy and melodrama. I can credit it with being unpredictable -- since I never knew where it was going, I never knew what to expect next -- but that doesn't means it's good. Oh, and Fredric March/Nancy Carroll have a scene where t...
by Mister Tee
Sun May 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Original Story 1931/32
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Best Original Story 1931/32

These threads are winding down not with a bang but a whimper, as nearly every year there's at least one nominee I've not been able to locate. Here it's Lady and Gent, without whose presence I can't vote. But I can offer brief comment. I found Star Witness close to unbearable, thanks mostly to the Ci...
by Mister Tee
Fri May 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 186
Views: 3794

Re: Everything Is Great Again

After a one-day absence, Afternoon Bombshell returns to the air, with a special "While the President's Plane is Aloft" episode.
by Mister Tee
Thu May 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 186
Views: 3794

Re: Everything Is Great Again

OK: I could actually consider the possibility that the "Putin pays Trump" thing was meant as a lame joke...if not for the fact that all involved first denied the conversation had ever taken place. Once you're on to your second excuse, your credibility nose-dives.
by Mister Tee
Thu May 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Wonderstruck reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Wonderstruck reviews

Precious Doll already posted one of these reviews in the Cannes thread, but, since there's a chance Wonderstruck will be a factor later in the year, I thought it deserved its own thread. Not the universal praise Carol received, but mostly a solid response, and the possibility that, like with Hugo, t...
by Mister Tee
Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 186
Views: 3794

Re: Everything Is Great Again

Mister Tee wrote:One hesitates to comment these days, because you never know what new atrocity might come to light in the immediate hours after.


As I was saying...
by Mister Tee
Tue May 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 186
Views: 3794

Re: Everything Is Great Again

One hesitates to comment these days, because you never know what new atrocity might come to light in the immediate hours after. But, to speak of what I see at THIS VERY MOMENT: Things sure seem to be accelerating. The mainstream press is still ridiculing the Louise Mensch/Claude Taylor Twitter repor...
by Mister Tee
Fri May 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Another Old Lady Enters the Oscar Race
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Another Old Lady Enters the Oscar Race

Possibly it's because I've drifted into Medicare territory myself, but for once I can root alongside you. It struck me a year or two back that it was rather remarkable an actress so good as Smith, with such longevity, had been so meagerly provided with award recognition over the course of her career...

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