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“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[...]

Box Office Report for February 15-17

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each Sunday, 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 massively budgeted picture in Alita: Battle Angel entered the marketplace, hoping to be the one[...]

Cinema Audio Society As Well As Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Hand Out Awards

Last night, two important precursors for specific technical categories gave out their awards, helping to potentially inform how two Oscar fields may end up turning out. The pair of groups are the Cinema Audio Society, which ties into Best Sound Mixing at the Academy Awards, while the Makeup Artists and[...]

“Donnybrook” Is Deadly Serious About Its Violent Nature

Filmmaker Tim Sutton has a dark view of the world. He’s shown that in previous features, but really doubles down with his newest work. Take any one scene from Donnybrook, Sutton’s new release that opened this weekend, and you’ll see an example of this. Grim and joyless, this portrait of[...]

The Academy Comes To Their Senses: All 24 Categories Will Be Presented During The Oscars

Yesterday, a welcome bit of sanity entered into this chaotic awards season. After months of speculation about how the Academy Award telecast would be handled, as well as the last few days after hearing which Oscar categories were snubbed from the live show, we have a return to normalcy. AMPAS[...]

Updated Academy Award Predictions As Voters Cast Their Ballots

In just over a week, the Oscar telecast, in what used to be all of its glory, will be held. There, those categories lucky enough to not be shown during commercial breaks will be honored. It’s the end of the road for this year’s Academy Awards, and thankfully, despite all[...]