My Six-Month Film Awards: 2019

With the year half over, it’s time to take stock of what the cinema has offered us so far. And while I haven’t had the time or money to see everything I’d hoped to, I’m actually doing much better than last year; so far I’ve seen 38 films on the year, whereas last year I’d…

The All-Time Film Awards: Overture

Four years ago, I set myself a rather vaguely defined project; to create a single set of film awards that would encompass the entirety of cinematic history. I didn’t make that much progress on it, in part because I had no real framework to give focus to my enthusiasm. After a couple of early posts…

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,…

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…

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…