Category Archives: Oscars

Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 October 2016

BEST PICTURE Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land Live by Night Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Sully Falling off: Allied, Arrival, LBJ, Patriots Day Rising star: Jackie The skinny: With … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 August 2016

BEST PICTURE Allied Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land LBJ Loving Manchester by the Sea Patriots Day Silence The skinny: A total shot in the dark, since exactly zero of these movies … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2005

As I have the last five years, I’ll look at the Oscars from a decade ago and see if the Academy really got it right. Usually not. But this year, for a change, they mostly did. Winners are in bold. … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2016

I have seen all eight Best Picture nominees this year. Room just barely missed the cut, while Bridge of Spies wouldn’t have made it at all. Once again, I abstain from Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, Foreign Language Film and all … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2016

You thought the last few years were nailbiters? You ain’t seen nothing yet. BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Will win: Spotlight Could win: The Big Short … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2016

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Steve Jobs – Adapted Screenplay The frontrunner since it was announced, Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant distillation of Walter Isaacson’s book came up empty in a crowded category. It’s so good, I’d … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2016

On Thursday, the 88th Academy Award nominations will be announced. More than any year in recent memory, nearly every single category is up in the air. Sure, there are a few locks in some categories, but overall, anything seems possible. … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks – 15 Dec 2015

BEST PICTURE The Big Short Brooklyn Carol The Hateful Eight Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Spotlight Falling off: Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, Joy Rising star: Trumbo The skinny: Middling reviews for The Danish Girl and Joy … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks – 15 Nov 2015

BEST PICTURE Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Carol The Danish Girl The Hateful Eight Joy The Martian The Revenant Spotlight Falling off: In the Heart of the Sea, Steve Jobs Rising star: Room The skinny: OK, now I’m ready to believe … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2015

BEST PICTURE Bridge of Spies Carol The Danish Girl The Hateful Eight In the Heart of the Sea Joy The Martian The Revenant Spotlight Steve Jobs Falling off: Black Mass, The Walk Rising star: Sicario The skinny: Lukewarm critical response … Continue reading

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