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by ITALIANO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1644

Re: Golden Globe reactions

The movie IS kind-of irrelevant, true - but hers is still the performance of an intelligent, subtle professional. I wouldn't have a big problem with her losing again, don't get me wrong - but her losing to Lady Gaga?! It may not seem absurd to some on this board, but it would seem absurd to ME (and...
by ITALIANO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1644

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Where do you get the idea that opposition to Glenn Close means rooting for Lady Gaga? I didn't mean you, of course. Mister Tee rooting for Lady Gaga? Hopefully not in this life :) But yes, I think that till now you have underestimated not only Close's performance but even - most importantly - the (...
by ITALIANO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1644

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Still, what I feel is that - on this board especially - there is rather a sort-of (inexplicable) resistance to the idea of such a great actress finally getting an Oscar I was in that group. I discounted her chances because her performance is in a movie that is pretty much irrelevant. I'm sure it's ...
by ITALIANO
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1644

Re: Golden Globe reactions

You guys are doing a ton of jumping ahead, presuming Close has already locked away subsequent awards. Let's wait and see. This could be a Globes-only sentimental choice. Which Burton turned out to be. Of course it could be - and I'd never say that Glenn Close has by now already won her Oscar. Still...
by ITALIANO
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

Can't help but ponder what would have happened if Italy submitted Happy as Lazzaro, widely regarded as superior to more accessible Dogman, Same here. As you say we'll never know, but Happy as Lazzaro - while probably less immediately accessible than Dogman - is a movie with a strong identity, a bit...
by ITALIANO
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

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. Oh ok. And that's enough for th...
by ITALIANO
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Interim Thoughts on the Races
Replies: 36
Views: 1020

Re: Interim Thoughts on the Races

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?! And the fact that Kate Winslet is absolutely supporting in The Reader... ...
by ITALIANO
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 36
Views: 1141

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

Precious Doll wrote:. Is it homophobic? Yes. Is it intentionally homophobic? I really don't think so


Oh, but of course the point is that it IS homophobic. Intentional or not, is maybe less relevant.
by ITALIANO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 36
Views: 1141

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

Dressed to Kill, Psycho, The Silent Partner, The Silence of the Lambs & Basic Instinct all come to mind though I found them more complex that just straight at gay/lesbian/trans killer films. Yes, of course. You haven't seen Windows and many other anti-gay movies, it seems. Good for you :D I've ...
by ITALIANO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 13369

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

[ Like, when they are both in Paris and everything is gorgeous, they can't help but stagnate. Here there is also the theme - not original, before and since "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", but always very interesting - of how those who used to live under a dictatorship feel confused a...
by ITALIANO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 13369

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

Cannes got it right by separating Paweł Pawlikowski's accomplishments as a director from the film itself. This is a stunning piece of moviemaking, gorgeous to look at, with a remarkable rhythm, giving the sense of a memory being lived before your eyes. There's no doubt that he had the entire movie ...
by ITALIANO
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 36
Views: 1141

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

Precious Doll wrote:
Dressed to Kill, Psycho, The Silent Partner, The Silence of the Lambs & Basic Instinct all come to mind though I found them more complex that just straight at gay/lesbian/trans killer films.



Yes, of course. You haven't seen Windows and many other anti-gay movies, it seems. Good for you :D
by ITALIANO
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 36
Views: 1141

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

All the controversy reminds me of reading Vito Russo's book The Celluloid Closet back in the 1980s. An important chronicle of the representation of homosexuality as presented in cinema up until the mid 1980s. Russo loathed films in which gay characters are 'punished' or killed themselves. Whilst I ...
by ITALIANO
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 237
Views: 8867

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

You don't understand. It's not just a fact - it's perfectly normal, usually not violent, and psychoanalysis doesn't consider it a sickness or a pathology. The simple truth is that, at 17 (and actually even a bit earlier) we are very sexual and often healthily so. The idea that a law should prevent ...
by ITALIANO
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 237
Views: 8867

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

”I've met people who had sex much later in their life and they WERE traumatized for having waited so long”. What does this mean? Maybe they were traumatized because the experience itself was traumatizing. Haven’t you met people who waited what might be considered a little too long and still have a ...

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