March 24, 2017

Spielberg’s “War Horse” will win Best Picture … or it won’t – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Surfing around the Web in a post-Thanksgiving haze, I realize that any “War Horse” embargoes surrounding Steven Spielberg’s potential Oscar contender are being laughed at by Oscar bloggers who aren’t giving full on “reviews” but are making their opinions crystal clear.

So, if you want to learn why Spielberg’s “War Horse” might win Best Picture this year, read Pete Hammond’s column on Deadline.

And if you want a dissenting opinion that tries to keep the door open for other Best Picture contenders, read Jeff Wells’ non-review on Hollywood Elsewhere.

Disney/DreamWorks revealed that sneak peeks (featuring a post-screening Q-and-A with Spielberg) will be held this Sunday in 10 select markets around the country. Spielberg will be in New York, but the conversation will be beamed to participating theaters following the 2 p.m. ET screening on Nov. 27.

The rest of the world will have to wait, as “War Horse” will be in theaters on Christmas.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • December 8, 2011 | Permalink |

    —-AS the Globalist RED China world TREASON and EUGENICS OP
    heads for FINAL consolidation —-AND as the 60th Anniversary of the
    urgrnatly relevant —KOREAN WAR— is, once again, ‘overlooked’
    —WHAT’S Steven Spielberg come up with for the holidays?

    Pointless, second hand, WWI horse worship —–that’s what.

    ————–GUESS WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE—————-

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