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by Mister Tee
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 29
Views: 552

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Both those limited release numbers fall in the category of maybe yes/maybe no. $38,000 per at just four theatres isn't horrible, but it's nowhere near the level of truly big hits. Similar films playing basically the same theatres: The Imitation Game $119,000; The King's Speech $88,000. Even Carol di...
by Mister Tee
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 29
Views: 552

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

For the purely mathematical record, Metacritic scores of all the films that have got Judi Dench Oscar nominations: Shakespeare in Love - 87 Iris - 80 Philomena - 77 Notes on a Scandal - 73 Mrs. Brown - 71 Mrs. Henderson Presents - 71 Chocolat - 64 Victoria & Abdul - 52 And, for context, scores o...
by Mister Tee
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 29
Views: 552

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

The billing in Call Me By Your Name is Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg right there on celluloid (or digital these days). As we know, billing doesn't always reflect whether the role is lead or supporting. To underscore this point: Top billing in Working Girl went to Sigourney...
by Mister Tee
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Best Cinematography 1983

Films that might have been cited include Never Cry Wolf and Under Fire. Flashdance was a movie that became a surprise blockbuster, and sometimes such surprises get nominations they don't deserve. (And I really mean surprise: I had so little interest in this movie I never bothered to see it in a thea...
by Mister Tee
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Post-Festival Outlook
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Post-Festival Outlook

Reza wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:Great post Mister Tee.


Ditto


Great thanks to both of you.
by Mister Tee
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2017 Emmys
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: 2017 Emmys

Agreed, the DJ was annoying from start to finish -- you had the instant awareness he was going to be the same all night, and there was nothing you could do to change that. Second time today I've felt totally out of it -- first, not having heard of Harry Dean Stanton's movie, and now having never hea...
by Mister Tee
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Post-Festival Outlook
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Post-Festival Outlook

I’d originally thought to delay this traditional festival wrap-up till after NY, but, not only is the start of that festival two weeks off, a main area of interest – Wonder Wheel – is the closing film, meaning we won’t have official word on that till well into October. So, Allen’s film and Last Flag...
by Mister Tee
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6312

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Could Harry Dean Stanton get nominated for 'Lucky' (a movie I didn't know existed)? Awfully glad to read you saying this -- I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who didn't have this on radar. We've of course had posthumous nominations, including one -- Massimo Troissi -- for whom the pos...
by Mister Tee
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton

I think I'd seen Harry Dean Stanton in 10-12 movies before I knew his name, which speaks to the sort of career he had: he was a part-of-the-environment sort of actor, not an extrovert who demanded your constant attention. This gave him a long, honorable list of credits, and finally did lead to some ...
by Mister Tee
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6312

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Curiously, neither of the main Hollywood trades have weighed in yet on The Wife. There's definitely buzz for Close's performance, but it's not from front-line critics yet. And enthusiasm for the film itself appears lower-grade. I'd think, given the already-hyper-competitive level of the best actress...
by Mister Tee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 31684

Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Cinderella Liberty (1973) comes on tonight at 10pm on TCM. Not necessarily an obscure, hard-to-locate but it does feature Marsha Mason in a performance that netted her her first Oscar nomination (for those missing that on). Mason was pretty big during her years with Neil Simon - her 4 nominations a...
by Mister Tee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Best Cinematography 1982

1982...the year of my birth. Which, I don't even want to think about how old I just turned, and instead I'll focus on being in more-or-less the best physical shape of my life, and the fact that I'm about to close on my first home. You're ahead of me on both those scores...and neither of us want to ...
by Mister Tee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1982
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Best Cinematography 1982

I have lots of substitutions -- the swoony chic of Diva (does anyone remember that movie, these days?), the literally pre-historic look of Quest for Fire, and the somber tones of The Verdict (a movie whose look far surpassed its script). The two moments during the ceremony when it became clear Gandh...
by Mister Tee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6312

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

ThePianist wrote:So what exactly am I being declarative about? I'm just making predictions. Seems rather foolish to wait until It's released in theaters, JUST to be SURE. That's rarely the case for these kinds of things mate.

Yeah -- like we all knew La La Land had best picture nailed in September.
by Mister Tee
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6312

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Wells is running REALLY apart from the pack this year -- doesn't like The Shape of Water, thinks more highly of Bening and Dench than Chastain, Stone or Hawkins. Which is going to make it fun when the season gets seriously in gear, because Wells always attributes dastardly motives to anyone who does...

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