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Glenn Close looks for Best Actress attention with “The Wife”

So far, 2018 has not particularly released a whole lot of contenders in the acting categories. This week, a possibility emerges when The Wife hits theaters. A showcase for Glenn Close, the film actually has designs on finally winning her an Academy Award. Obviously, for Close to take Best Actress[...]

Which titles could contend for the new Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film category?

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: This new Oscar category has been on my mind. First of all, I’m curious if it’s truly going to be a slate of nominees, or if it might turn out to be something closer to the Honorary Academy Awards that are given out each year. Frankly, if it’s[...]

“Blaze” is Ethan Hawke’s finest hour as a filmmaker

Among the many actors who also step behind the camera to direct, few are more underrated than Ethan Hawke. You can write whole articles on his acting prowess (and we have), but he’s also quite a filmmaker as well. This week, his best narrative feature to date is hitting screens[...]

An early August update to Academy Award predictions

Things are getting interesting. Even just removed from the Academy’s hot button announcement on Wednesday, we have awards season coming up before you know it. The big film festivals will be getting underway in a matter of weeks. Last minute maneuvers by late breaking contenders, other pretenders delaying into 2019…it’s[...]

Taking a look at potential Best Director contenders

Yesterday was something, huh? Back to business though today. My movie loving friends, as you all know from years past, as well as in my return article a week or so ago, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to[...]

What to make of the Oscar changes just announced by the Academy?

I couldn’t wait a day to mull this all over. So, double the posts for today! For those of you not aware, the day started off with the Academy putting forth some major changes to the Oscar telecast. They’re going to be committing to only a three hour show, which[...]

The Main Slate for the New York Film Festival has been revealed

Yesterday afternoon, the 2018 New York Film Festival unveiled the Main Slate for this year’s celebration of cinema. NYFF already had announced their big three titles, with The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos being the Opening Night Selection, Roma from Alfonso Cuaron being the Centerpiece Selection, and At Eternity’s Gate from[...]

“BlacKkKlansman” is utterly amazing and one of Spike Lee’s best films ever

Spike Lee is not a subtle filmmaker. Sometimes, the stick of dynamite works better than the scalpel. Other times? Not so much. That’s sort of been the hallmark of his career, and in particular, the last handful of years. Well, this week, Lee is back with a vengeance, as he’s[...]

Trailer for “If Beale Street Could Talk” screams Oscar

It only takes one film to change your life. For filmmaker Barry Jenkins, Moonlight took him from struggling to get a movie off the ground to winning Best Picture. Now, he’s an auteur who can pretty much set anything up that he desires. For his follow up to that Oscar[...]

Disney brings back Winnie the Pooh and friends for “Christopher Robin”

The latest in a rather long and profitable string of animated properties getting the live action treatment, Christopher Robin opts to do things a little bit differently. Instead of leaning in to the child audience, a good portion of this family film looks to get in good with the parents.[...]
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