Tag Archives: Jennifer Jason Leigh

“Anomalisa” is the best animated film of the year and one of 2015’s best films overall

It’s always a pleasure to really be blown away by a film, even more so when you weren’t prepared for it to happen. I actually even experienced something truly rare. As the credits began to roll on Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman’s stop motion animated flick, I was shocked that[...]

Updated Golden Globe predictions

Believe it or not, the Golden Globe awards are coming, sooner than you think. Yes, it seems like just yesterday the nominations were announced, but now the actually ceremony is only a few weeks away (less than three weeks now, in fact). As such, it’s definitely time to update my[...]

Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is his latest Oscar hopeful

As promised, I’m back writing again about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s eighth cinematic outing this week. Whenever a new movie of his opens, it’s really an event, so this is no exception. Of late, Tarantino has been getting the attention of the Academy, so this is definitely a high profile release.[...]

“Anomalisa”, “The Good Dinosaur”, and “Inside Out” highlight the Annie Award nominations

Continuing the deluge of precursors that we’ve already seen drop this week, the Annie Awards have announced their nominations yesterday, with Pixar having perhaps their best day with the group ever. Not only did Inside Out lead the way in terms of nods, but The Good Dinosaur received a lot[...]

National Board of Review honors “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Martian”, and more

Just moments ago, the National Board of Review announced their 2015 awards. In a bit of surprise, Mad Max: Fury Road took their Best Film prize, while Matt Damon and Ridley Scott gave The Martian the best showing overall, taking Best Actor and Best Director, respectively. NBR’s winners are always[...]

A first crack at SAG predictions

Ahoy folks. I’ve been tackling Academy Award and Golden Globe predictions for a while now, as you all know, but there are of course other awards and/or precursors worth mentioning. Over the rest of the season, I’ll be trying to figure those out too, with today marking the starting point[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Charlie Kaufman in the Oscar race again for “Anomalisa”

I don’t think you’ll find much competition if you make the claim that Charlie Kaufman is one of the two or three best screenwriters in the business. As he transitions to directing as well, Kaufman is continuing to leave his mark as a singular talent, which is only increasing his[...]

Hollywood Contenders – “Steve Jobs”: Oscar predictions for November

Maybe I was just distracted by watching the New York Mets in the playoffs this fall, but I think the time is flying folks. It’s already November, which is getting to be late in the game. A couple of precursors have already announced their nominees, we only really have four[...]

Hollywood Film Awards: Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” to receive the Hollywood Ensemble Award

The 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards will be launching the awards campaigns of contenders both big and small, but few are bigger than Quentin Tarantino’s new movie The Hateful Eight. The film and its cast will be honored with the Hollywood Ensemble Award, which bodes well for its chances with[...]

The Hollywood Film Awards Series: “The Hateful Eight” could be another Oscar success story for Quentin Tarantino

Yesterday, it was announced that the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards would be the first to honor Quentin Tarantino’s last movie The Hateful Eight. The film is being cited with an honor for its entire ensemble cast, which is a compliment not just to Tarantino, but to a number of[...]
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