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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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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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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Nov 2020

BEST PICTURE Da 5 BloodsMa Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNews of the WorldNomadlandOne Night in MiamiThe Trial of the Chicago 7 The skinny: We already have our first victim of bad reviews: Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy. Netflix’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s controversial … Continue reading

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