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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[...]

“Arrival” and “La La Land” highlight the lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival

Welcome to September folks! I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that this new month means that it’s time for the fall festival season, and here’s some real evidence of it. Earlier today, the lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival dropped, and it’s quite the slate. We now[...]

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[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders

As you fine ladies and gentlemen must all must know by now (since I’ve pretty much hammered it into your heads), it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what folks like myself think will happen this winter, but it’s a whole separate thing to[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders

Well folks, here we go again, as you might have guessed. It’s time for another category to get a somewhat in depth look at what/who its top contenders might be. I’ve gone over what this is a number of times, but in case you’re new to it all, here it[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actor contenders

Folks, as you all know so well from last year as well as my articles again so far this year, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders

As you fine folks all know from last year as well as my return article late last week, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now,[...]

Looking at potential Best Picture contenders

We’re coming to the very end of June folks. Much like I said last year at the start of July, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions to see what folks like myself think will happen at the end of the year, but it’s another thing entirely to[...]

The most interesting movies playing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

One of the highlights for me each January is getting to see what emerges from the Sundance Film Festival with awards buzz. I was lucky enough to attend once a few years back and it’s an experience unlike anything else, both in terms of the festival circuit and just life[...]