Tag Archives: The Look of Silence

Hollywood Contenders – The Best Documentary Feature short list reduces the Oscar hopefuls to 15

Last night, the short list for Best Documentary Feature was revealed, whittling down the field of contenders to just 15. As always, there were some obvious picks and some surprises (both in terms of what was chosen and what wasn’t), but I think the overall list is pretty strong now.[...]

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[...]

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[...]

124 Documentaries will contend for Oscar nominations this year

As is always the case around this time of year, the Academy has given us a hint as to what’s eligible for nominations in certain categories. Today, I have the recently released list of eligible contenders in Best Documentary Feature to share with you all. There’s 124 docs in total[...]

Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next”: Looking at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders

Ahoy there folks! For my final installment of the annual category/contender rundown, I’m finishing up by again moving on from the big eight categories and taking a look now at one of the in betweens, or as I call them “mini-majors”. This time, that happens to be the rarely boring[...]

Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man”: Ten Films to look forward to in July

Folks, we’re about to enter the second half of the year. Yes, that’s the month of July, which is only days away. Later this week I’ll run down the best of the first half, but right now I wanted to highlight what you should make a point to see over[...]