Search found 2618 matches

by dws1982
Thu May 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Original Story 1950
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Best Original Story 1950

I'm sure that some John Ford auteurists could make a case for it, but I found When Willie Comes Marching Home close to insufferable. As others have said, the material was the sort of lightweight stuff that could have been mined for comedy, but it's aggressively sincere to a fault. And since we're t...
by dws1982
Thu May 31, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 708
Views: 28273

Re: Coming DVDs

It doesn't mean anything definitive yet, but the artwork for Casualties of War posted on Amazon has the Blu-Ray logo. BDR's can't use the official Blu-Ray logo.

Ordered the Woodfall set from Amazon.co.uk yesterday, as well as Indicator's Budd Boetticher's set.
by dws1982
Wed May 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: 2018 Emmys

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if ABC chooses not to even submit the show at all for Emmy consideration at this point.
by dws1982
Wed May 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2000
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Best Cinematography 2000

Won't vote in this lineup (never bothered with Malena and it's not the easiest thing on earth to see it these days), but my oddball replacements would be underrated, misunderstood Mission to Mars and Michael Winterbottom's The Claim , which seemed like the moment where he might cross over and work i...
by dws1982
Mon May 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2001
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Best Cinematography 2001

There’s no point in discussing this category without mentioning the more egregious omissions first. Any poll among critics would almost assuredly cite Christopher Doyle and Ping Bin Lee for In the Mood for Love as Best Cinematography of the Decade. No question. Even the critics of the day couldn’t ...
by dws1982
Sun May 27, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: Coming DVDs
Replies: 708
Views: 28273

Re: Coming DVDs

Kore-eda Hirokazu's early films (Nobody Knows, Maborosi, After Life, Distance, Hana, Air Doll and Still Walking) are all being released on Blu Ray in Japan - restored - with English subtitles, though I doubt any special features will be subtitled but one never knows. With only Still Walking already...
by dws1982
Sat May 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 961

Re: Cannes 2018

Word on distribution, at least in the United States: Amazon - Cold War A24 - Climax, Under the Silver Lake Bleecker Street - Arctic Cohen - Ash is Purest White Focus - BlacKKKlansman IFC - The House That Jack Built Kino Lorber - The Image Book Magnolia - Shoplifter Netflix - Girl, Happy As Lazzaro T...
by dws1982
Sat May 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 961

Re: Cannes 2018

Winners: Palme D'Or: Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-Eda) Grand Prize: BlacKKKlansman (Spike Lee) Jury Prize: Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) Special Palme: Jean Luc Godard, Image Book Actor: Marcello Donte, Dogman Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, Ayka Director: Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) Screenplay: Happy as Lazz...
by dws1982
Tue May 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Cannes 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 961

Re: Cannes 2018

It seems as if all von Trier wants out of life at this point is to be a troll, so I guess this has to be a success for him. Haven't got to keep up with the festival as much as I would like, but it sounds like a very good one. Very good reviews for Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters , Alice Rohrwacher's...
by dws1982
Mon May 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1999
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Best Cinematography 1999

I had a post that I was working on, and then my computer restarted and I lost it. 1999 wasn't my first year watching the Oscars, but it was one of those years I followed, almost obsessively, from the fall festivals through to the bitter end. Also the time where I expected the Academy to more-or-less...
by dws1982
Wed May 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 1998
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Best Cinematography 1998

The Thin Red Line easily takes this for me, and would in most years. But I'll definitely acknowledge Saving Private Ryan for having what is undoubtedly one of the most influential (maybe the most influential) visual styles of any movie released in the past twenty-five years. I don't know if it was ...
by dws1982
Mon May 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Ermanno Olmi
Replies: 0
Views: 100

R.I.P. Ermanno Olmi

Ermanno Olmi, ‘Tree of Wooden Clogs’ Director, Dies at 86 Italian director Ermanno Olmi, known for humanist dramas in which he explored spirituality and social themes such as “The Tree of Wooden Clogs,” which won the 1978 Cannes Palme d’Or, has died. He was 87. Olmi died in a hospital in Asiago, Nor...
by dws1982
Fri May 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 179
Views: 14028

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

A Quiet Passion is a consistently moving film and really just beautifully written. Of course, I knew that Cynthia Nixon would be the big draw (and she does not disappoint, delivering a deeply felt performance as Emily Dickinson)...I was surprised by just how many of the supporting performances I en...
by dws1982
Fri May 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

The two are not the same. Cosby was accused of multiple crimes even though he was only convicted of one. Polanski was accused of just one crime for which he spent time in jail and fled before sentencing because he got wind of the judge's plan to jettison his plea bargain agreement whereby the sente...
by dws1982
Fri May 04, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Academy Kicks Out Cosby and Polanski

I'll guarantee that they got together to expel Cosby and someone with a Polanski-axe to grind thought it would be the perfect opportunity to target him and no one wanted to look like they were defending him, so he went. Maybe, but it would look bad if they kicked out one convicted sex offender and ...

Go to advanced search