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Adam Sandler Deserves An Oscar For The Riveting “Uncut Gems”

We’ve known for years that Adam Sandler was a quality actor. Performances in films like Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me, alongside Men, Women, & Children and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), have showcased his dramatic abilities. Now, we have his finest performance yet in Uncut Gems, a[...]

Golden Globe Nominations Give A Boost To “Marriage Story”

Bright and early this morning, the Golden Globe Awards announced their nominations for this year. As per the usual, it was a mix of highlighting the top films and performances contending for Academy Award love, along with a handful of big A-list stars being invited to the party. Mostly, however,[...]

Critics Choice Nominations Led By “The Irishman”

A few minutes ago, the Critics Choice Association announced their 25th annual Critics Choice Awards nominations in a live telecast. Full disclosure, I’m a voting member of CCA (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, or BFCA) and this was my first year casting a ballot, so in addition[...]

Box Office Report For December 6-8

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Disney has once again[...]

A Final Crack At Golden Globe Predictions Before The Nominations

On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will chime in with the nominations for their annual Golden Globe Awards. The voters of the HFPA will select the films and performances worthy of Globe nominations, setting them up to be in a better position with the Academy Awards. As a[...]

Updated Oscar Predictions For Early December

Just a little over a month from now, the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Between now and then, the job will be to figure out what voters are thinking, and more importantly, what they’ll be doing. I’m talking to as many Academy members as possible (or at least the[...]

Adam Sandler Preparing To Crash The Best Actor Lineup And Other Early Precursor Musings

As Golden Globe nomination voting ends today, a number of precursors have started to chime in, beginning the first wave of buzz for Oscar hopefuls. Nothing that happened this week has set anything in stone, but perception could be beginning to form. Groups like the Gotham Awards, the National Board[...]

New York Film Critics Circle Gives Top Prizes To “The Irishman,” The Safdie Brothers, And Quentin Tarantino

Moments ago, one of the bigger precursors of the critics stage of the awards season chimed in, as the New York Film Critics Circle announced their prizes for 2019. The winners at NYFCC each year are usually given a nice boost in the Oscar race, at least perception wise. This[...]

National Board Of Review Rewards “The Irishman” And Adam Sandler While “Marriage Story” Sweeps The Gothams

Earlier today, the National Board of Review (or NBR) chimed in as one of the early precursors, giving their picks for the best of 2019. In the weeks before Academy Award voters begin making their choices, wins here are an excellent feather in a film or performance’s cap. Today saw[...]

“1917,” “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,” And “Uncut Gems”: Films To See In December

Believe it or not, we’ve entered the month of December. Somehow, yesterday was December 1st. It’s crazy, right? We’re officially in the final month of the year. As such, the last crop of film releases will be hitting screens over the next few weeks. The movies coming out are a[...]