Of the 17 films nominated for major awards (Best Picture, Director, all four acting, and two screenplays), I have yet to see four. Time just caught up with me, but I’ll see them eventually. Regardless, I have ranked the films in each category by my favorite to least favorite. Nominees I haven’t seen have been… Read More My favorite 87th Oscar nominees
There are a lot of arbitrary lists out there giving a ‘definitive’ ranking of the best, and even worst, Best Picture winners. Some of these boil down strictly to preference. A lot take a look at the dominant field they won against. For instance, there was a big hoopla over Crash winning the Oscar in 2005 over… Read More The statistical best Best Picture
There’s a lot to be said about the precursors to the Academy Awards. The Golden Globes are fun with a lot of glitz and glamour, but often don’t tip off who would get the Oscar a month later all too well. The Screen Actors Guild and, to a certain extent, the Producers Guild of America… Read More Using statistics to predict this year’s Oscars
Meant to post this right after the Oscar nominees were announced, but I got tied up and forgot to upload it. The SAG Awards are a terrific predictor for the Academy Awards. Unlike the Golden Globes, this ceremony doesn’t break up the film categories into drama and musical/comedy. There are five nominees in each category (occasionally six on… Read More 21st Screen Actors Guild Predictions
Tomorrow I’ll be posting my predictions for the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, which is a big indicator for the Oscars. But today I’ll look at who was nominated and give my immediate, brief reactions. There were a few surprises, and a quite a bit of obvious choices. The Grand Budapest (somewhat surprisingly) and Birdman (not… Read More 87th Academy Awards Nominations Reaction
Here are my predictions for the 72nd Golden Globes. They air this Sunday (January 11) on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here are ten films I dug this year, in alphabetical order, and why I like them. I’m giving myself a tweet (140 characters) to explain why I like each release.
The Skeleton Twins wasn’t the best film I’ve seen this year, but it may be tied for the most influencing (Boyhood being the other). I jokingly said that I was about to watch the Adam and Ashley Story, joking that the two leads mirror the lives that my sister and I are currently in the middle… Read More ‘The Skeleton Twins’ reviewed
Two of the most influential roles I have ever watched both belong to Robin Williams. Sure, I first met him as the voice of Genie in Aladdin and he was my hero as Peter Pan in Hook, but I’m talking about two of his most serious roles. In 1989, the year I was born, a film… Read More RIP Robin Williams
Marvel films aren’t the best superhero films, and sometimes they’re not even the most entertaining superhero films. But there is a certain aura around them that makes them appeal to the masses. Fanboys get the inside jokes and obscure references to comics that the average viewer might not pick up on; however, they generally are… Read More ‘Gaurdians of the Galaxy’ reviewed