Wrapping Up the 89th Academy Awards

I really wish I hadn’t been buried in my phone. I was too busy grumbling about a film I had never come to love, a film I had never been able to respect, even as a hypothetical winner. Too busy to notice at first the confusion in the background. And then came the revelation. I thought…

My 6th Annual Film Awards: The Complete Rankings

Here, for fun, are my rankings for all my award categories as they stand at the moment. These aren’t scientific, and they aren’t authoritative. For a while, I was capping my lists at 15, and so if there’s a film or performance missing from a given category that you know I’ve seen, that might be…

Predicting the 89th Academy Awards

We’re getting down to the wire here, people. I’ve watched every Picture, Director, acting, and writing nominee, and most of the tech nominees, and pored over a season’s worth of winners and nominees, to bring you a thorough overview of the nominations and a carefully considered prediction of the winners in each category. Get comfortable,…

My 6th Annual Film Awards: Your Winners

I may not do this again. In 2014, the fewest votes any category got was 77. In 2015, it was 45. This year, no category got more than 17 votes. I don’t know why. I did my damnedest to get the word out. I used Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and even Instagram to try and draw…

My 6th Annual Film Awards: My Winners

And so, after all the fuss I’ve made and all the hours I’ve spent ruminating upon them, here are my choices for the best of 2016. The nominees are listed here.

The Films of 2016, in 100 Words or Less: Part VII

  I decided to break the final batch of capsule reviews into two: this contains all the remaining films which I ranked *** or less; the final batch, which you’ll get in the next day or two, will contain all the ***½ and **** films. This list, however, does contain two Best Picture nominees and…

BAFTA Results: 2016

  The biggest categories seem pretty well settled at this point. There are a couple of question marks, but I have a fairly good idea of what’s happening two weeks from today.

Predicting the 89th Academy Awards Nominees

Tomorrow morning, the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced. You’ll see many a blog post trying to predict the contenders; you’ll hear many a pundit try and make the case for Film A over Film B; commenters on an infinitude of social media posts will tell you why one nomination can’t happen but another must….