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by Mister Tee
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Last Seen Movie - The Latest Movie You Have Seen; ratings
Replies: 6104
Views: 244190

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

Speaking of The Cobweb anyone who hasn't seen it should really track it down. It remains one of the most bizarre films every made by a major studio and with an all-star cast to die for. Someone at MGM must have had a bad cold when they green-lit it and I'm eternally grateful to them for the crazy l...
by Mister Tee
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

"Game of inches" is the great cliche of baseball, and last night, within the span of an inning, we saw it determine the World Series match-up. Bottom of the 5th: Brewers trailing 2-1, Cody Bellinger's 2-run homer at that point having topped Yelich's solo shot. Brewers with a man on second,...
by Mister Tee
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

Life developments have interfered with my promised updates; I'm not sure anyone misses them, anyway. But, for the record: Houston seemed utterly beaten by the turns of fate in Game 4, and barely seemed to show up for Game 5. David Price -- who the Yankees would face in a pivotal game any day of the ...
by Mister Tee
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

I'd planned to delay my next update till after both series had finished their middle-three, and will mostly do that. But last night's Sox/Stro game merits a little comment on its own. It was another epic affair -- a 9-inning game finishing barely under the five-hour mark. It started with a massively...
by Mister Tee
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1964
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Best Cinematography 1964

1) You may have already realized you have "Night of the Hunter" where you intended "Night of the Iguana". 2) Once again, I have to hold off, missing one in each designation -- Fate is the Hunter and Cheyenne Autumn. The latter is Netflix-available; I'll just have wait on luck for...
by Mister Tee
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

Not much enthusiasm for this thread, with all our teams sitting home, but, for the record, at this interim moment: On Friday, the Brewers dealt Kershaw yet another post-season failure -- the key hit a three-run homer by a left-handed relief pitcher, apparently a post-season first -- then barely held...
by Mister Tee
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 6834

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I've caught up with all three of the year's hot documentaries, and have been meaning to comment on them, so I thank dws for giving me the prod to get my thoughts down. I know I've noted this before, but I think it bears repeating: it's truly amazing to have three docs in such a short period achieve ...
by Mister Tee
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

Given the desultory critical response, I was ready to write this one off completely -- but it's having a startlingly strong opening weekend: estimated $325,000 at only 4 theatres. Year's biggest limited average. So maybe it has some life in acting categories. Well, amend this. Either the original r...
by Mister Tee
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: At Eternity's Gate reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: At Eternity's Gate reviews

How did this turn into the Book Club thread? An unexpected free NY Film Festival ticket came my way last night, so, my early word on At Eternity's Gate: Kind of a mixed bag. Schnabel is an inventive director, and he works hard to take viewers inside the mind of the tortured artist. Some things work ...
by Mister Tee
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Beautiful Boy reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Beautiful Boy reviews

Given the desultory critical response, I was ready to write this one off completely -- but it's having a startlingly strong opening weekend: estimated $325,000 at only 4 theatres. Year's biggest limited average. So maybe it has some life in acting categories.
by Mister Tee
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1965
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Best Cinematography 1965

I have to issue a promissory note here, as I'm missing two from the black-and-white column (Morituri and In Harm's Way) and one color (The Agony and the Ecstasy). I have In Harm's Way coming via Netflix, and Agony is scheduled for TCM within the next month. Once those two are under my belt, I'll wei...
by Mister Tee
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

And then there were four, not including the team I care about. To rewind briefly: Cleveland carried a 2-1 home-park lead into the 7th inning, and watched their bullpen collapse utterly: the Astros scored 10 runs over the final three innings, and only allowed 1 meaningless bottom-nine counter. The As...
by Mister Tee
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Cinematography 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Best Cinematography 1966

I can't vote under black and white because I never saw Is Paris Burning? I remember the movie opening -- and getting pretty terrible reviews (despite being the work of well-respected Rene Clement). That it managed this nomination anyway was a fairly strong sign the category's usefulness was at an en...
by Mister Tee
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

Away for two days as advertised, and for a bit there it looked like half the four series might be over before I could weigh in again. That could still be the case by end of day -- in fact, 3 of 4 match-ups could be decided. But, for the moment, three series still live. To deal with the past-tense se...
by Mister Tee
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Baseball Post-Season
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: 2018 Baseball Post-Season

Alert: I'll be out of town for the aforementioned family event from tomorrow through Sunday, so it's likely I won't have opportunity to post during that stretch. As to the upcoming series: The Rockies are, per Pythagoras, a less-good team than their record, while the Brewers line up pretty well with...

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