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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2021

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few foreign language films to fill out those categories, so I’m abstaining. So enjoy … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2021

While the extended season offered plenty of pros and cons, there are still a few races that don’t seem quite over. So here’s what should and will win, but remember that you shouldn’t be putting money based on my picks. … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2021 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Cow – Adapted Screenplay, Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Production Design For the first time ever, the New York Film Critics’ Circle pick for Best Film wasn’t nominated for … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2021

BEST PICTUREJudas and the Black Messiah Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNomadlandOne Night in Miami…Promising Young WomanThe Trial of the Chicago 7 Dark Horse: Da 5 BloodsLong Shot: Sound of Metal Total Shock: Never Rarely Sometimes Always The skinny: Proof that the … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

10. Da 5 Bloods (dir. Spike Lee) – Streaming on Netflix Messy, provocative, powerful. That’s a Spike Lee movie, all right. To me, this is his best effort since Inside Man: a reunion of four broken men, haunted by their … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIESSchitt’s CreekThe four principle cast members finally got their due, each picking up an acting Emmy. But the show had a full bench of brilliant performers, including the always hilarious Chris Elliott as Mayor Roland … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Shows

Even with the hypothetical “more time” we had to watch TV this year – given that we were confined to our homes and many new shows halted production – it still never felt like “catching up” was possible. So here … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Marshal” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure exactly why I’m complaining. That cold open is one of the best things the show has done, and the ultra-widescreen climax is tremendous action TV. But a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALSSaturday Night Live – “Bill Burr/Jack White” (B+)The best episode the show’s had in 2020, if not a little before. Its cold open went on far too long with a parody of The Fly that doesn’t work. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “What I Know” (A) / season finale A jam-packed finale that could serve as a fitting series closer. Its emotional beats are earned and its “girl power” moment is a million times more effective (and violent) … Continue reading

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