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“Manchester by the Sea” leads the Gotham Award nominations

Earlier today, the 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Award nominations were unveiled, officially kicking off the precursor season. Leading the charge was Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, which score four nominations, more than any other title. Considering how this is a sturdy launching pad for Oscar hopefuls, it seems[...]

The Best of the First Two Thirds of 2016

As we wrap up August and charge headfirst into September, I wanted to sort of put a bow on everything that’s come before the impending fall festival season. That way, it could focus us clearly on the awards contenders to come, all the while remembering the hopefuls from the parts[...]

Hollywood Contenders – The State of The Race: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay contenders

Good afternoon folks! It’s that time again. Yes, today I’m continuing on down the line with the last of the big eight categories and finishing off with the other writing one…yes, Best Original Screenplay. It’s the final one of the big eight categories today, but not the final installment of[...]

“Hell or High Water” is a furious yet mellow American masterpiece

As you all know by now, I love being surprised by a movie I had absolutely no expectations for going into. Last week, I saw something that just blew me away. This week, I can turn you all on to it, as it’s opening. The flick is called Hell or[...]

“Sausage Party” and “Suicide Squad”: Films to look forward to in August

The summer is almost over folks! Well, not the season itself, but the summer movie season, which is now in its final month. After that, we’ll be moving towards the fall, which begins the awards season, which is very exciting. Traditionally, August has been a sort of no man’s land,[...]