2019 Awards Season Schedule

As we prepare to head into the new year, here’s what you can expect to see in the first two months: January 21: Predicting the Nominees of the 91st Academy Awards January 22: 91st Academy Awards Nominations January 28: My Most Underrated Films of 2018 February 4: My 10 Worst Films of 2018 February 10:…

Predicting the Nominees of the 91st Academy Awards

On Tuesday morning, bright and early, the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced, and this article will either testify to my brilliance or my idiocy – it matters not greatly which. This year, as I already noted during my review of the BAFTA nominations, a lot of categories feel as if they’ve…

My Most Overrated Films of 2018

There’s an ethos that holds as its main tenet “Let people enjoy things.” But I enjoy writing these posts. A great deal, in fact. And besides, I don’t want to dictate what you like or don’t like – and I certainly don’t want to take away your appreciation for a given film. I’m just hoping…

BAFTA Nominations: 2018

I was going to watch the nomination announcement live, but slept through it. Naturally. Going over these, there are a few surprises—some pleasant, but most more baffling than unpleasant per se, and tending to complicate the question of consensus. Not severely, mind you, but you’ll see what I mean as we go forward. And the…

DGA Nominees: 2018

The directors have weighed in. Let’s just cut to the chase, since we already know these will be pretty significant to predicting the Oscar nominees. First, the official five Best Director nominees: Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Peter Farrelly, Green Book Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman Adam McKay, Vice

WGA/ACE Eddie Nominations: 2018

A number of guilds are announcing their awards nominations today, but the ones I’m most interested in are the writers’ and editors’ guilds, since those most impact the top-level Oscar races. So let’s cut open this metaphorical sacrificial animal and perform some haruspicy on its organs, what what?

76th Golden Globes Results

I’m going to make this quick, because if I spend too much time on it, I might start vomiting. Okay, maybe not that, but just now I don’t feel like dwelling on the results or digging too deeply into what they might portend. My predictions here.

MWFF: ANDY – ***

Andreas “Andy” Cliadakis (Norman Alden) is a mentally handicapped man who lives in New York City with his aging Greek immigrant parents. Nearing 40 and unemployed, Andy, with his hulking physique, difficulty in communicating, and eccentric manner, is the target of much scorn and cruelty, and his father determines to send him to an asylum….

The Films of 2018 in Brief: Part II

Time for another batch of reviews! I’ve tried to keep each review relatively short; I’m not limiting myself to 150 words as I did last year, but I’m not getting as in-depth as I would if I really let myself go. Just sticking to the basics. Sometimes that’s all I’ve got to offer. And in…

Golden Globe Predictions: 2018

These’ll be a quick and dirty set of predictions. I’m not entirely sure what the Globes are gonna end up doing, but I’m gonna take my best stab at it. I’m not going to assume they’ll fuck it up completely, but…I’m not assuming great choices either. My full analysis of the nominees can be found…

National Society of Film Crtics Awards: 2018

I like the NSFC. They tend to make more interesting choices than most major awards groups – like giving Goodbye to Language Best Picture, or James Franco Best Supporting Actor for Spring Breakers. And today they announced their winners. Handily, along with the winners they gave the runners-up, along with the number of “points” each contender received (which…