December 07, 2016


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“Moonlight” is a favorite of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Catching up on precursors, one of the bigger critics groups that chime in each year is the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The LAFCA headlined the last couple of announcements, as they piggyback off of the New York Film Critics Circle to put forward some of the higher profile critics[...]

A first crack at Spirit Award predictions

Last week, you could make easily the case that the precursor season really kicked off, with the week before starting the trend due to the Independent Spirit Award nominations. Now, of course this nomination slate doesn’t overtly impact the Oscars, especially since the winners are announced the night before the[...]

NYFCC gives “La La Land” Best Picture while the BFCA announces their nominees

The precursor season continued on yesterday, with both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association getting in on the action. NYFCC and BFCA (or the Critics Choice Awards) were both big on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, that’s for sure. Continuing the trend we’ve been[...]

“La La Land” and “Passengers”: Films to see in December

Wow folks, it’s December now. The final month of 2016. Absolutely crazy how the time flew by, right? Well, with this end of the year comes the end of new releases, but Hollywood tends to save the best for last. As such, this rundown is as strong as it has[...]

National Board of Review heavily rewards “Manchester by the Sea”

The precursors are coming in hot and heavy folks. Yesterday, the National Board of Review chimed in with their picks. Also, the Satellite nominations came out, so I’ll share them with you as well. First up, as you’ll see below, NBR basically crowned Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea in[...]

“Moonlight” pulls a sweep at the Gotham Awards

Last night, the Gotham Independent Film Awards held their ceremony in Manhattan. There, they crowned Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight in a big way, giving it victories in every single category it was nominated in. Could this be a sign of things to come? That remains to be seen, but this does[...]

“Jackie” is a revelation with a stunning turn by Natalie Portman

One of my favorite things about the final section of a calendar year is how amazing the films tend to get. This week, one of the best movies I’ve seen in 2016 opens in Jackie. This is a tremendously compelling character study, one that grabs your attention and neve lets[...]

Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for Late November

First of all, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As you recover from all that turkey, it might be a shock to realize that November is almost over. Yes, December is just days away, and that means a number of things. As much as anything, it means the final[...]

“Lion” is emotional and sure to appeal to Oscar voters

Getting an audience to cry, especially if that audience includes Academy members, is always a shortcut to success. This week, a prime awards contender is going to try and do just that in Lion. Also, Happy Thanksgiving to you all as well. In many ways, one can give thanks for[...]

Jessica Chastain is an absolute powerhouse in “Miss Sloane”

It’s easy to appreciate great acting. You know it when you see it. Especially during this part of the year, it pops up often. Well, let me tell you that Jessica Chastain shows you how it’s done in Miss Sloane. Out this weekend, it’s among her very best performances to[...]
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