Tag Archives: The Assassin

Sight & Sound 2015 critics poll begins the rush of Top Ten lists

With the calendar about to turn to December, one thing you can count on is a ton of Ten Ten/Best of the Year lists beginning to come down the pike. From critics groups to guilds to various organizations and publications, now is the time to start feting the top titles[...]

“The Big Short”: An October Oscar predictions update

Happy Friday friends! It’s not only the end of the week, but the beginning of the month of October as well, so obviously it’s time for a new set of Academy Award predictions. It’ll be an interesting new set as well, considering the things that I’ve seen since last time.[...]

81 countries will compete for Best Foreign Language Feature at the Oscars

I wonder if Oscar’s ears were burning. A day after I took a preliminary look at the Best Foreign Language Feature race, the Academy has gone ahead and revealed the 81 countries, and as such 81 titles, that will be competing for a citation at their ceremony. It’s a large[...]

“Son of Saul”: Looking at potential Best Foreign Language Feature contenders

Ahoy there folks! For the next installment of my still ongoing category/contender rundown, I’m moving on again from the big eight categories and taking a look now at one of the in betweens, or as I call them “mini-majors”, which happens this time to be the always intriguing Best Foreign[...]

Rooney Mara: Oscar possibilities for the Cannes 2015 winners

Yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival awarded their prizes for 2015, so as always, immediate attention has turned to Academy Award possibilities. Some years, there’s a dearth of contenders, while others have no shortage of them to sift through. It’s very much an American thing, as if a fest always needs[...]

Cannes 2015 Palme d’Or predictions

Over the course of the next few days, the jury at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival will be deliberating and deciding on the newest group of award winners for the classy fest. Led by the incredibly prestigious Palme d’Or prize (their version of Best Picture), Cannes could just as easily[...]