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Final Academy Award Predictions Before The 91st Oscars!

Time is up, ladies and gentlemen. Pencils down. Turn in your answers. The Academy Awards are on Sunday night, so this is truly the final moments for predictions. The Oscar telecast is going to be one for the history books, for better or worse. In terms of the films though,[...]

A New Trailer For “Rocketman” Blasts Off

As we finish of this awards season on Sunday night, the next wave of potential Oscar contenders are already beginning to tease themselves. One of the possible players even has a director who factored heavily into one of the current Best Picture nominees. It’s Rocketman, the hotly anticipated Elton John[...]

“Eighth Grade” vs “First Reformed” vs “If Beale Street Could Talk”: Final Independent Spirit Award Predictions

On Saturday, following tradition, the final show before the Oscars will go down, which of course will be the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Long known as the hipper compliment to the Academy Awards, this is the last stop before the season officially ends on Sunday night. Despite the presence of[...]

“Wrestle” Is An Engrossing Documentary About Poverty, Sports, And More

In 1994, a documentary called Hoop Dreams set the standard by which almost all sports related documentaries set in High School. The way Steve James captured the hopes of student athletes who saw basketball as a way out of their poverty stricken existence was uncanny. Now, this week brings another[...]

Breaking Down The Most Up In The Air Best Picture Race Ever

Too often, it seems like we head into Oscar night with a ton of races already wrapped up. This year, that’s decidedly not the case. A ton of the 24 Academy Award categories are still up for grabs, but notably, we still don’t have a clear view of the Best[...]

“Hearts Beat Loud” – Kiersey Clemons, Brett Haley, and Nick Offerman: Hollywood Film Tribute

Today we are recognizing Hearts Beat Loud, as well as co-writer/director Brett Haley, plus co-stars Kiersey Clemons and Nick Offerman. Our Hollywood Film Tributes recognize films and talent for their excellence in the art of filmmaking. In a more just and fair world, Hearts Beat Loud would have at least one[...]

What Can We Learn From An Academy Member’s Ballot?

Ballots for the 91st Academy Awards are due in just a few short hours. On Sunday night, the Oscars will be handed out in all their glory, despite how mangled the telecast may end up. As voters are turning in their ballots, I wanted to share what one anonymous Oscar[...]

Could We Be In Line For The Worst Oscar Telecast Ever?

It gives me no pleasure to write this, but as voting for the 2019 Academy Awards ends today, the actual upcoming ceremony may end up being unwatchable. Every change that the powers that be have instituted, hoping to drum up a bigger audience, has instead only alienated those who actually[...]

WGA Shocks With Wins For “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And “Eighth Grade”

Sunday night brought the next precursor to our door in the Writers Guild of America. The WGA Awards were given out right as the Academy Awards loom a week away. With the Oscar categories of Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay far from locked up, this was an opportunity[...]

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” – Morgan Neville: Hollywood Film Tribute

Today we are recognizing Won’t You Be My Neighbor, as well as director Morgan Neville. Our Hollywood Film Tributes recognize films and talent for their excellence in the art of filmmaking. One of the biggest injustices when the Academy Awards were announced was the fact that this film was snubbed in[...]