Tag: Oscars

Rachel Morrison & Mudbound Might Make Oscar History Next Week

Two years ago, Creed’s Maryse Alberti was on the shortlist of potential nominees for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Twas not to be. The Academy went with Carol, Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road, […]

How Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri Became the Year’s Most Divisive Critical Darling

This is a spoiler-filled discussion of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the current Oscar front-runner and a film that a lot of people have a lot of problems with.  When I saw Martin McDonagh’s Three […]

What Does Logan’s Surprising WGA Nomination Mean for Its Oscar Chances?

Well, that wasn’t supposed to happen. When the Writers Guild of America announced their annual nominations today if there was going to be a superhero movie among the adapted screenplay nominees Wonder Woman was going […]

Downsizing Is a Good First Draft Posing As a Movie & Features One of the Most Divisive Film Characters of the Year

Vulture says this year’s Oscars race will come down to which movies feel like they speak to and can potentially even change the modern world in some small, but profound way. An industry that has […]

The Oscars Need Logan, Wonder Woman and Get Out More Than Those Films Need the Oscars

It’s 2017. Everything’s political. So, we can’t talk about the Oscars without first acknowledging the ongoing conversation over whether or not people like Bill Cosby or Roman Polanski should be expelled from the Academy as […]

Looking Back: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway “Did Not Get Along During Bonnie and Clyde”

“Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus.” That’s how Jimmy Kimmel referred to Warren Beatty’s treatment of Faye Dunaway in the aftermath of their historic Oscar flub Sunday night. Beatty opened the envelope, hesitated and showed […]

What Can Actually Be Done to Fix the Oscars?

Around halfway through what turned into the longest (and most memorable) Oscars telecast in a decade, host Jimmy Kimmel threw to a video montage of foreign moviegoers explaining why they love going to movies (short answer: escapism) and […]

My Somewhat Snarky Oscar Reactions

  I know, I know – you can’t believe what just happened at the Oscars. How could you? Nobody saw it coming. How in the world did “Sing” beat “Ennemis Interieurs” for Best Live-Action Short […]

My Somewhat Snarky Oscar Predictions: Is It Too Late to Just Give Everything to “San Junipero”?

The Oscars are tonight. I’ve got to get my picks out asap. So, here they are [shocker: I’m predicting a big night for La La Land, aka, Academy voter catnip]: ABOVE THE LINE CATEGORIES Best […]

My Obligatory Oscar Nominations Reaction Article

La La Land, one of the biggest (and, might I add, best) pieces of Oscar bait in recent memory is now tied with Titanic and All About Eve for most nominations all time with 14. […]