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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2019

This Oscar season has been crazy, and as I’ve covered before, there were a lot of egregious snubs this year. So here is how my nominations ballot would have looked. For the purposes of this, I’ve limited myself to the … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2019

If I was confused last year, this year I’m completely and utterly lost. The only things I’m sure about are “Shallow” winning Best Original Song and Roma winning Best Foreign Language Film. Any of this year’s other frontrunners losing to another nominee wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Reformed – Actor The one to get angry about. Hawke, who’s been nominated as Supporting Actor twice, is giving the best performance of his career here. The film barely … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2019

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice Dark Horse: Crazy Rich Asians Long Shot: First Man Total Shock: If Beale Street Could Talk The skinny: This season has been … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Last year had few all-time great performances. This year, there’s an abundance. The choices in the drama categories are especially staggering. 2018 also featured my favorite comedy performance of recent times, an absolutely perfect deadpan turn from Jesse Plemons in … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

Another incredible year for film, even if there’s a lot more “very good” and less “great” than years past. If there was an overarching theme in 2018’s movies, it was the struggle to hold onto one’s identity. Your surroundings might … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2018

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Falling off: First Man, Widows Rising star: Mary Poppins Returns The skinny: This sucks. Two of the … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2018

BEST PICTURE The Favourite First Man Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Widows Falling off: None Rising star: Black Panther The skinny: Though Green Book will come on strong after its Thanksgiving opening, … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2018

BEST PICTURE The Favourite First Man Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Widows Falling off: Beautiful Boy; Mary, Queen of Scots; On the Basis of Sex Rising star: Can You Ever Forgive Me? … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2018

Normally, I don’t do intros for these, but on August 8, the Academy announced they’re making some changes to shorten the length of the broadcast. Unfortunately, that shortchanges the brief time in the spotlight for the craftspeople who really make … Continue reading

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