Adam Sandler Preparing To Crash The Best Actor Lineup And Other Early Precursor Musings                New York Film Critics Circle Gives Top Prizes To "The Irishman," The Safdie Brothers, And Quentin Tarantino                National Board Of Review Rewards "The Irishman" And Adam Sandler While "Marriage Story" Sweeps The Gothams                "1917," "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker," And "Uncut Gems": Films To See In December                Box Office Report For November 29-December 1                Can Netflix Score Three Best Picture Nominations This Year?                Updated Oscar Predictions For Late November                Happy Thanksgiving! Today Is A Huge Day In The Awards Season                "The Two Popes" Is Shockingly Entertaining, As Well As Moving                Rian Johnson Has "Knives Out" For Daniel Craig And Company, With Very Pleasing Results                "Queen & Slim" Has Mixed Success With Its Explosive Message                Box Office Report For November 22-24                Taking A Fourth Crack At Golden Globe Predictions                Mark Ruffalo Brings A Passionate Determination To "Dark Waters"                The 2019 Independent Spirit Award Nominations Are Led By "The Lighthouse" And 'Uncut Gems"        

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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[...]

Box Office Report For November 29-December 1

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, buoyed by the Thanksgiving[...]

Can Netflix Score Three Best Picture Nominations This Year?

After coming up just short in the Best Picture race last year, getting a nomination for Roma but losing to Green Book, Netflix is on a quest to take the crown this time around. To that end, they’ve come out with a slate in 2019 that features multiple Academy Award[...]

Updated Oscar Predictions For Late November

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving yesterday! Now, filled with turkey and stuffing, we turn our attention back to the Academy Awards. As mentioned in our last post, voters are almost assuredly pouring over screeners during this break, so it’s a pivotal time in the race. Assuming members of the[...]

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Is A Huge Day In The Awards Season

It’s Thanksgiving! Yes, as many of you are watching Detroit Lions and/or Dallas Cowboys football, spending time with family/friends, eating, and maybe even going to the movies on what some of us like to call Turkey Day, the holiday is also an essential moment in the Oscar race. Members of[...]

“The Two Popes” Is Shockingly Entertaining, As Well As Moving

Of all the films I’ve seen in 2019, none has emerged as quite the pleasant surprise that The Two Popes has. On the surface, nothing about this project interested me. I’m not religious, I don’t especially see religious figures as compelling characters, and so one. Yet, here we are with[...]

Rian Johnson Has “Knives Out” For Daniel Craig And Company, With Very Pleasing Results

Old fashioned murder mysteries clearly appeal to Rian Johnson. The filmmaker has an affinity for those long time entertainment staples, and it’s that affection that helps him so deftly sharpen and update the tropes in Knives Out, his fiendishly clever whodunit. With a star studded ensemble cast, strong writing, a[...]