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…

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

In the Twilight of the Year

Awards season is, essentially, already under way, with the recent announcement of the Independent Spirit Award nominees¬†setting the tone for the season – or not, depending on what the coming weeks have in store for us. For me, the highlights of the rest of the year are: November 27: the National Board of Review announces…

My Six-Month Film Awards: 2018

  I decided to publish this article a week early; I’ll be going out of town and not seeing any new films for a while (sorry,¬†Gotti, you’ll have to wait), and since most of it was written up already, I saw no particular reason to wait. Without further ado, the best films, performances, screenplays, and…

My 7th Annual Film Awards, in the Style of the Golden Globes

You may recall I’d done my 2014 awards in this fashion. I’d drawn this up for fun, but after posting my official awards, I figured I’d post this as well. Because this year was so dominated by Dramas, the Comedy awards give some under-appreciated films the respect they deserve. Picture – Drama: Dunkirk The Shape…

My 7th Annual Film Awards: The Winners and Rankings

And here we are once again. Remember that my top 5 in each category were the nominees unless otherwise noted. I’m listing my top 20 in each category except Picture, where I list 25. The nominees themselves, along with additional information on these categories, can be found here. A quick key: * – Oscar nominee;…

Looking Forward to the Fall and My Awards Wishlist

Heading into the fall, we’ve got a lot to look forward to, film-wise. I’ve spent a lot of time going over what’s coming out, watching trailers, and weighing my options, and I’ve put together a list of what I think are the most exciting and important films of the coming months. Some I can’t wait…

My Six-Month Film Awards: 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun, and even if I haven’t been having as much fun as I’d hoped – I’ve only seen 19 films for this year so far, compared with 35 this time last year – it’s still hard to believe it’s already time for this year’s Six-Month Awards. Because I’ve seen so…