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The 2019 New York Film Festival Kicks Off With The Academy Award Contender “The Irishman”

Yesterday, the cinematic landscape was finally altered by Martin Scorsese’s long brewing gangster epic The Irishman. Opening up the 57th New York Film Festival, the movie partners Scorsese with Netflix for their most ambitious work yet. Buzz had been huge for months, but until early Friday morning no one knew[...]

Updated Oscar Predictions For Late September

As you’re reading this, the New York Film Festival is officially getting underway, with the World Premiere of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Press like yours truly have been at screenings (called P&I screenings) for the last two weeks, but the fest is open to the public as of today. Look[...]

“The Death Of Dick Long” Is A Very Odd Duck

Where to begin here? Sometimes, a film can paint itself into a corner that it never quite gets out of. Such is the case with The Death of Dick Long, which opens this week and is hiding a hell of a reveal midway through. With no exaggeration, it’s one of[...]

Renée Zellweger Deserves An Oscar Nomination For “Judy”

Judy Garland has a special place in Hollywood. The legend is largely beloved, even to this day. From her early days until her last, she was always embraced by at least part of the world, and sometimes…the entire world. This week, after blowing away audiences at the Telluride Film Festival,[...]

Looking At Potential Best Adapted Screenplay Contenders

We are moving right along with this series folks! As you fine ladies and gentlemen must all know by now and be potentially sick of hearing from me, it’s one thing entirely to read early Academy Award predictions. You do it in order to see what pundits like myself think[...]

“The Day Shall Come” Is A Take No Prisoners Satire

Filmmaker Chris Morris has kept audiences waiting for quite some time since his ambitious movie Four Lions hit theaters. That was almost a decade ago, with only four episodes of Veep under his belt since then, and nothing in the past five years or so. All this is to say[...]

Box Office Report For September 20-22

Welcome back 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, a high profile television show gets a[...]

Review Round-Up: “Corporate Animals,” “Loro,” And “Zeroville”

Yes, it’s that time again. You know the one, where we catch up on all of the theatrical releases that haven’t gotten a review yet in one fell swoop (such is the case during the busy fall season). Today, it’s three very unique films, all hoping to get your attention[...]

Taking A Second Crack At Golden Globe Predictions

Here we go again. As September rolls on, the awards season continues to slowly emerge. Today, it’s another look at what the Golden Globes could be like. While the Globes don’t directly impact the Academy Awards, nomination wise, it’s not unreasonable to look at this precursor and see that Oscar[...]

Looking At Potential Best Supporting Actress Contenders

Here we go again! As you all very fine ladies and gentlemen must all must know by now (since I’ve pretty much hammered it into your collective heads at this point), it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what folks like myself think will[...]