Reviewing the 91st Academy Awards

“Do not turn that motherfucking clock on!” That’s the defining line of this year’s Oscars. That or Olivia Colman’s whole delightful speech. Because those weren’t just the best moments of the year. They were straight-up great moments. There were more than a few not so great moments, however, and not just because my predictions were,…

Predicting the 91st Academy Awards

Confession time: I planned for this article to be more in-depth and more elaborate than it ended up being. Life happened. But something else happened which makes me feel a bit better about it; this turned into the least predictable Oscar season in quite a while. For a while it looked like things were falling…

My 8th Annual Film Awards: The Winners and Rankings

And here we are again. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so I’ll jump right in. (Outdoing the Oscars isn’t easy.) You can review my nominees here. I’ll be listing my top 20 in each category, except for Picture, where I’ll list 25. If you want to know how I ranked a film…

Tweaking the Oscars: 2018

This is just a little experiment I like to do when I’m alone with my thoughts. Here’s the idea: for each Oscar category, I make one change. In most cases, it’s swapping out one nominee for another. The trick here is that I’m not going to just slot in my dream choice. The House That…

My 8th Annual Film Awards: The Nominees

Here they are, the nominees for the eighth edition of the only film awards based on facts and logic: Picture: Annihilation Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Blindspotting The Favourite First Reformed If Beale Street Could Talk Suspiria Vox Lux You Were Never Really Here

BAFTA Winners: 2018

The BAFTAs announced their winners today, and there were a few surprises, many of them quite pleasant. I don’t necessarily think all of those pleasant surprises will carry over to the Oscars, but let’s just run down the list and see what we’ve got. The full list of nominees, with my comments, can be found…

SAG Award Winners: 2018

SAG announced their winners tonight. Let’s go over them real quick. Best Cast in a Motion Picture: Black Panther

The 91st Academy Awards Nominations

    Well, we had a surprise or two this morning, didn’t we? I won’t take long here – I’m going to run down the nominations, offer a few thoughts, and see how I did compared to my predictions. I’ll give a more detailed analysis of the various nominees in a few weeks when I…

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…

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…