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BY HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS – – Celebrating behind-the-camera talent. Animators, cinematographers, film composers, musicians, songwriters, editors, production designers, costume designers, visual effects artists, sound editors, and make-up and hair stylists among others.

HOLLYWOOD CONTENDERS: Updated Oscar predictions for May

With the 2016 Cannes Film Festival well underway, now’s the perfect time to give you a new look at Oscar predictions folks! Why, you may ask? Well, having seen two the movies playing at Cannes, it only seems apt. One is Money Monster, which isn’t really of note here, but[...]

“Between Us” is one of the top entries at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Every year when attending the Tribeca Film Festival, I wait for one movie to stand out from the rest of the pack. This year, so far that title, without question, is Between Us, a relationship drama/dramedy that hit me pretty hard. This is the sort of festival entry that might[...]

Tom Hanks: His best performances to date

This week, both at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as opening in theaters, we have an independent movie that stars Tom Hanks. Especially considering how infrequently Hanks acts in small films these days, this is something to take notice of. The film in question? Well, it’s A Hologram for[...]

Hollywood Contenders – An Early Oscar Predictions Update for April

I know, it’s only April, and not even the end of the month either. The Academy Awards are way off in the distance, but as you all know by now, I make it a point to always keep it up with early predictions. That’s the case even now, so while[...]

Shailene Woodley: Her best performances so far

For my money, there are few up and coming actresses in Hollywood more exciting to watch than Shailene Woodley. In a relatively short period of time, Woodley has managed to work her way up the A-list, becoming someone whose mere presence in a film is something to be excited about.[...]

“Captain America: Civil War” dropped a top notch new Trailer

Yesterday morning, Marvel delivered a powerful new Trailer for their upcoming blockbuster sequel Captain America: Civil War. Almost a pseudo Avengers film, this impending epic sees the beloved Civil War comic storyline adapted for the screen, another milestone/seminal moment for superhero cinema and its fans. The debut of the new[...]

The Most Predictable Oscars – The 88th Academy Awards

By Michael Russnow As a show it was middling, opening with an attractive display of globes emblazoned with “Courage,” “Talent,” “Heart” and “Passion,” then a film montage before emcee Chris Rock hit the stage. As someone who didn’t appreciate Rock as host 11 years ago it was a bit surprising to see[...]

Casey Affleck moves closer to leading man status with “Triple 9”

As much as this week is pretty much dedicated to the run up to the Academy Awards, we can’t completely forget about new releases, now can we? The most notable of which for this week is obviously Triple 9, which boasts an incredible cast from top to bottom, on par[...]

Make Hollywood Great Again – Open Letter to LA Film Czar Kenneth Ziffren

OPEN LETTER TO L.A. FILM CZAR KENNETH ZIFFREN Dear Ken, What a time to be serving as Hollywood’s Film Czar. I know your job entails reducing legal impediments that stand in the way of winning tax breaks for zillion-dollar studios and millionaire production companies, but Hollywood is in crisis and we’re not talking[...]

Oscars: The Inside Scoop

By Michael Russnow There’ve been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only[...]
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