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by dws1982
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 863

Re: The Wife

I'm more in line with Mister Tee's take than those that flat-out HATED it . Yes - I can imagine one hating, say, Caligula or even - though it is a masterpiece - A Clockwork Orange... but hating The Wife?! Indifference, I can understand - but hatred is a bit too much honestly. Or maybe I'm just too ...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 3827

Re: Best Cinematography 2017

Blade Runner 2049 , although I would rate Dunkirk a very close second. My picks for the year: 1- The Lost City of Z 2- A Cure For Wellness 3- Blade Runner 2049 4- Dunkirk 5- Phantom Thread I would rate Mudbound as a very worthy nominee, and I think Call Me By Your Name , Good Time , and the underra...
by dws1982
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 30
Views: 1695

Re: 2018 Emmys

Waterston's best episode ever was from a season where he got edged out for a nomination though. Completely assuming here but I think maybe you and I are the biggest Law and Order fans here....Aftershock right? I was actually thinking of "Under the Influence" from a couple of seasons later...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 30
Views: 1695

Re: 2018 Emmys

I just never thought anything screamed Emmy about her in a procedural type way any more than like a Sam Waterston never winning for Law and Order. I feel like at its best, Law & Order did give its actors showcases that were at least on the level of what was winning Emmys at the time. Waterston'...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 16
Views: 863

The Wife

Since this is part of the Oscar conversation, I suppose it deserves a thread of its own, mainly so we can discuss it with spoilers. So, if you haven't watched it yet, SPOILERS AHEAD. I'm not going to do like this movie did and try to hide things from my audience: I'll be very upfront and tell you th...
by dws1982
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Outlaw King reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 250

The Outlaw King reviews

Reviews on this are mixed/positive, but Chris Pine's full-frontal scene is overshadowing much of the talk on the movie itself, and that can't be a good thing. https://variety.com/2018/film/festivals/outlaw-king-review-chris-pine-1202929757/ https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/outlaw-king-toronto-rev...
by dws1982
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: At Eternity's Gate reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: At Eternity's Gate reviews

This one has a big hurdle with me in the fact that Dafoe is nearly thirty years older than Van Gogh was when he died. I try not to get too wound up over casting but I'm not sure that I can get past this.
by dws1982
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Vox Lux reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Vox Lux reviews

Corbet's The Childhood of a Leader kind of gave me a "what the hell was that?" reaction, but it was one of the most ambitious debuts I've seen in ages. Definitely a filmmaker I'll be watching.
by dws1982
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: BlacKkKlansman
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: BlacKkKlansman

I liked this a lot. It has the normal Spike Lee pacing problem for me: Pacing on individual scenes is fine, but it feels overlong as whole. At one point I checked my watch, expecting it to be an hour into the film, and I was shocked that it was only forty minutes in. Second half is better-paced, in ...
by dws1982
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Carole Shelley
Replies: 1
Views: 251

R.I.P. Carole Shelley

Carole Shelley Dies: ‘Odd Couple’ Star And Tony Award-Winning Actress Was 79 by Dino-Ray Ramos Born in London, Shelley was a star of stage and screen. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in the original cast of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. In 1975, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role i...
by dws1982
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: 87th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Best Cinematography 2014

It's a really solid year. I might be less-inclined to vote for The Grand Budapest Hotel than any of the others, but I've also been meaning to rewatch that one for a few years now. Birdman is another one that I won't vote for. I respect the achievement, but I don't much like the movie, and I probably...
by dws1982
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 201
Views: 6740

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser Argento is alleged (or maybe not alleged--NY Times says they have the documents) to have paid $380,000 to a former child actor named Jimmy Bennett, who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17. Bennett played her son (when...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Best Cinematography 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Best Cinematography 2012

Skyfall , although I actually really liked Lincoln 's cinematography too. Could be just because I really love that movie. Anna Karenina is the one that i need to watch again. I hated it in real time, but I kind of wonder if I would like it more with some distance. Should honestly watch Life of Pi a...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: All the Money in the World
Replies: 16
Views: 1395

Re: All the Money in the World

Finished Trust . With school starting back, it took me awhile to get through this. This year I'm teaching at a completely different school this year--I'm in a regular classroom with, God help me, five different classes to prepare for each day. (High school/middle school teachers typically have at mo...
by dws1982
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 9456

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ Legit not-bad, not even--in my opinion--on the "for this kind of movie" sliding scale that I usually allow. (It's "very good" if I grade on that standard.) Will obviously resonate more with a Christian than with others, but it takes an interesting and mor...

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