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Oscar Guide 2017

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Will win: La La Land Could win: Hidden Figures Should win: Moonlight Should have been here: Silence The skinny: … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2017

Of the nine Best Picture nominees this year, the only one I didn’t get around to was Fences, which I’m sure I’ll catch once it hits home video. This year, I’m including my picks for Documentary Feature, but I’ll abstain … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2017

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Arrival – Actress Arrival really could not have done better among this year’s nominees. It had the highest gross of any Best Picture nominee, and its director Denis Villeneuve got … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2017

Just like 2016 was a year of unease, I am not very uneasy about these picks. Several of these picks haven’t picked up the precursor nods that would typically foretell a sure-fire Oscar nomination. This is likely to be a … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best + Worst Films

Thanks to my membership in GALECA, I got to see a lot more movies than I ever have before in my years as a critic. There were lots of hidden gems (Blue Jay) and pleasant surprises (Swiss Army Man), but … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2016

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Jackie La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Falling off: Live by Night, Loving, Sully Rising star: Hell or High Water The skinny: With the precursors out of the way, the window … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2016

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

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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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