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by Mister Tee
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Pre-Nominations Thumbsucker
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Pre-Nominations Thumbsucker

I didn’t know whether to start up a new thread, or add all this to the Final Predictions thread. I decided to break new ground, because mostly that thread consists of people’s lists, and I thought my meandering thoughts would interfere with the flow. But I expect to reference some remarks people mad...
by Mister Tee
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer

Absolutely loved him on Twin Peaks. He was good in general, but on that show he had all the best lines and knocked them out of the park.
by Mister Tee
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: DGA Nominees

Greg wrote Sabin wrote The lower-tiered contenders like Andrew Garfield and Ryan Gosling would not be considered in a normal year. Isn't La La Land likely to have the type of sweep that would have brought along Gosling in just about any year? The obvious comparison would be Leonardo DiCaprio in Tit...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: DGA Nominees

Silence is probably DOA. I have seen responses that were extreme, but more so than The Wolf of Wall Street, the first film Paramount utterly butchered the Oscar season roll-out for. That film managed to earn Scorsese a DGA nomination even, so I'm afraid this may not be Scorsese's year. This isn't l...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: Silence reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Silence reviews

I can't get in line with BJ's contention that this is Scorsese's bottom achievement -- Bringing Out the Dead and Cape Fear are certainly less interesting -- but I'm kind of surprised dws responded so strongly, even though I know he's simpatico with religious-based films. I can't say the movie was ev...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. William Peter Blatty
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: R.I.P. William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty, at the end of the 60s, was nothing much beyond hack writer. His most publicized film was John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, which made headlines when Notre Dame objected to the way its athletes had been portrayed in the film. Perhaps his biggest claim to fame was having impersona...
by Mister Tee
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: DGA Nominees

It felt like having my tongue cut off, not having the board available to comment on this latest development. I have quite similar reactions to BJ. La La/Manchester/Moonlight were sure things, Arrival just a notch below that, and the other spot was going to be filled by something from the fringe best...
by Mister Tee
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominee Predictions
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: DGA Nominee Predictions

I'd forgotten till seeing it mentioned elsewhere, but the DGA has a first-time director category now, which, last year, they filled with some pretty interesting choices. I presume The Witch would be a strong candidate this time, but Mark Harris notes that this might be where Tim Miller/Deadpool make...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominee Predictions
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: DGA Nominee Predictions

The thing to remember is, this is not a prediction for directing branch nominees, where a wild card (like Room last year, or The Tree of Life in '11) can slip in. This is more likely to reflect the consensus five for best picture under the old system, and on that score I'd have to side with BJ's sla...
by Mister Tee
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: ASC Nominations
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: ASC Nominations

Hey, somebody did see Silence.

Very pleased by the absence of Hacksaw Ridge and Nocturnal Animals.

Could something like The Handmaiden slip in at the Oscars?
by Mister Tee
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: USC Scripter Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 88

USC Scripter Nominees

Eric Heisserer/Arrival, adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson/Fences, play and screenplay Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi/Hidden Figures, based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly Luke Davies/Lion, adapted from the nonfiction book “A Long Way Home”...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Less Than Active
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Less Than Active

Godspeed to better health.
by Mister Tee
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2016
Replies: 141
Views: 27465

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2016

The most interesting thing about The 13th is its premise -- showing how that one clause in the 13th Amendment has been used to continue a shadow version of slavery, first with 100 years of Jim Crow, and now with mass incarceration. It's a very interesting and largely persuasive argument, and the fil...
by Mister Tee
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: VFX Society Nominees
Replies: 0
Views: 70

VFX Society Nominees

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Doctor Strange Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The Jungle Book Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Allied Deepwater Horizon Jason Bourne Silence...

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