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Archive for October, 2018

A Bore Is Starred.Gagagagagagagagaga-GAG ME!

I feel so swamped. Trapped. I used to be a fan, but after seeing “A Star is Born’ I was just boiling mad and supremely disappointed in all aspect of it, except the uber drag queen scene in the gay bar at the beginning, where the Lady Herself turns “La Vie En Rose” inside out. I was enchanted. Then Bradley Cooper, who also in incongruously in this particularly outre bar, sees her for the first time and immediately falls in love with her.

A cute meet by a heterosexual couple in a gay bar. OK. That unique. That was special, then a scene in a parking lot at night time was kind of touching and poignant but from there it went down hill. For another HOUR AND A HALF!!!

I posted this on Awardsdaily.com tonight, where some insist I do my best writing ~

I walked into a tony bar tonight and the typical Academy-aged-voter-of-yore was talking and talking and talking about Lady Gaga and that she was going to win Best Actress. I disagreed. But everywhere I turn it’s gagagagagaga -GAG ME! But if the Oscars were voted on TODAY, she’d undoubtedly win. But they aren’t. It’s a long way til January. But TODAY, she’s the Talk-of-the-Town. Can she act? Can she not act? Wasn’t she snubbed once already? Isn’t this just like Bette Middler and “The Rose”?

And Glenn will be lucky if her film is even in theaters by January. She has to sweep all the critics awards to stay in the conversation. Right now the conversation is gagagagagaga. Well, I repeat myself.

Glenn Close, that is, for “The Wife.” Poor Glenn Close. Always a bridesmaid but never a bride. Close, but no cigar.

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“Orson Welles Day” at the NYFF Review on up @Awardsdaily

http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/10/09/orson-welles-day-at-the-new-york-film-festival/

This is such an exciting day! To have TWO major articles up at http://www.awardsdaily.com. Kudos to Ryan Adams, the Film Mystic, who edits there so well, and of course, the great Sasha Stone!

And yes, Ruth Warrick DID say that to me about Welles’ homosexuality, in 1992, when she appeared on “The Stephen Holt Show.” I asked her if it was true and she, after the interview, and off camera, agreed that it was.

And the movie “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” confirms this. If you get a chance to see it.

My First Review at Awardsdaily for this year’s New York Film Festival

So proud, as always to continue my magnificent relationship, with the great Oscar site Awardsdaily! Here’s a link to my first review of the New York Film Festival’s Opener “The Favourite.”¬†www.awardsdaily.com/2018/10/09/new-york-film-festival-review-the-favourite/

So much Oscar confusion with this one because the three leads, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz(both pictured above) and the beauteous Emma Stone(pictured on Awardsdaily.com) are all sooooo excellent. Too much of a muchness? Not in this case!

“The Favourite” is one of MY favorite films of the year!

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