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by Big Magilla
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

At this point, I still haven't decided who or what I personally want to win in any of the categories. All the major contenders and many of the also-rans in just about every category have their pluses and minuses which makes it a good year for someone like Close to get an overdue award for something ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

The Academy doesn't really care about who is "owed" like they used to, and Lady Gaga is the clear favorite. Gary Oldman? Though his film made a zillion more at the world box office than Closes' did, his film and his performance in Darkest Hour was more underwhelming than Close's very ordi...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

It seems like the kind of fractured year that could yield a surprise nominee. Magilla and others may wince at the thought of it, but why not Elsie Fisher for Eighth Grade? If Keisha Castle-Hughes could do it, I don't know why Fisher couldn't. If A24 or Focus had Ben Is Back, I'd say that Julia Robe...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

Big Magilla wrote Gleiberman has gone nuts. I liked Black Panther. It's a more substantial film than other comic book adaptations, but it's still a comic book adaptation. If there were comic book adaptations once in a blue moon, then maybe the majority of Oscar voters would consider them worthy of ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

ITALIANO wrote:
Sabin wrote:How are Cooper and Hawke like Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson?


Yes, and most importantly, why should they cancel each other out? The theory is generally absurd, bur especially in this case... what do those two have in common?!


They both have four previous nominations.
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

The argument that Mahershala Ali is shoehorned into this category because he's black and therefore seen by his film's producers as subservient to his white co-star being campaigned as lead goes away when you are aware that it was Ali himself who started the campaign. I have two words for you: Inter...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 905

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

A few thoughts: Best Picture Gleiberman has gone nuts. I liked Black Panther . It's a more substantial film than other comic book adaptations, but it's still a comic book adaptation. If there were comic book adaptations once in a blue moon, then maybe the majority of Oscar voters would consider them...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Official list of eligible productions
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Official list of eligible productions

This is the rule: Producers must submit an Official Screen Credits online form before the deadline; in case it is not submitted by the defined deadline, the film will be ineligible for Academy Awards in any year. The form includes the production credits for all related categories. Then, each form is...
by Big Magilla
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: The People
Topic: 2018 In Memoriam by Rex Reed
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: 2018 In Memoriam by Rex Reed

Not his best writing, but he does seem to cover just about all the big names and many lesser ones. The list of those he talks about knowing personally seems to shrink with every passing year.
by Big Magilla
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 31
Views: 1183

Re: Green Book reviews

Green Book basically plays that line straight--in multiple scenes, Mortensen is showing Ali how to be more black, by introducing him to fried chicken, by encouraging him to play "real" music in a blacks-only restaurant. . .There's absolutely no reason, other than the lower place his chara...
by Big Magilla
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody
Replies: 31
Views: 1752

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Cuaron cannot be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, which is given to the country of origin, not the director although it is usually accepted by the director on behalf of the country.
by Big Magilla
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 191
Views: 11606

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

AQUAMANCast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Ludi Lin, Randall Park, voices of Julie Andrews , John Rhys-Davies, Djimon Honsou. Dir: James Wan. By virtue of her being in this film, Julie Andrews has once...
by Big Magilla
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas/Holiday 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Christmas/Holiday 2018

Merry Christmas everyone.
by Big Magilla
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Best Director Race
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: The Best Director Race

Vice looks to be as soulless as its subject. The low Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic scores redeem my faith in critics. It's the one Oscar hopeful I dreaded having to see. Now I won't feel obligated to see it until it shows up on cable TV in six months or whenever. I see Cuaron, Cooper, Lathimos and...
by Big Magilla
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Best Director Race
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: The Best Director Race

What are we thinking for Best Director? The smart money seems to be on Peter Farrelly for Green Book but I don’t know. Nobody seems to have an unkind word to say about the comic director but the slings and arrows are out for this one. Charges against the film have gone beyond a lack of “wokeness.” ...

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