2020 Oscar Nominations & Narratives

2020 Oscar Small Talk Conversation Pieces

Why The Oscars Got it Wrong

I was looking forward to hearing Toni Collette for Best Actress in Hereditary. It is man or woman to be the best performance of 2018. My brother loved the movie, my sister not so much. Most people, even some who didn’t like it can look at that performance as deserving of recognition. Collette is already an Oscar nominee….

Notes on 2018 Award Season

This is my list of favourites with the crucial difference of not caring what other critics have to say, I also don’t change my mind 6 months later and suddenly say “yeah that’s overrated/ that sucks” because I don’t like to waste people’s time. I haven’t seen all the films on this list, it’s not…

The 2018 Oscars That Were

The 90th Academy Awards marked change in the air, but the Academy of old suitably shouted ‘This Is Me’. By: William Hume [To every young filmmaker] This is the door. Kick it open and come in. – Guillermo del Toro, Academy Award Winning Director/ Producer of The Shape of Water  Watching this year’s Academy Awards, I…

The 5 Most Heartbreaking Oscar Speeches of the 21st Century

The 90th Academy Awards are this Sunday at 8 PM EST on Disney’s ABC and it’s my favourite award show of the year because it’s the one people make the most fuss about. The pre-show Red Carpet looks are as stunning as the performances, everything and everyone is at the top of their game, except…

Historic Oscar Nominations Mostly Get it Right

Official Oscar nominations were announced this morning and my second favourite movie of the year and pick to win Best Pic ‘Three Billboards’ received 7 nominations (Picture, Screenplay, Actress, Supporting Actor x2, Score, Editing) while my favourite movie of the year Blade Runner 2049 received 5 nominations in the technical categories and did not bubble up to…

A Perfect and Backlash-Free Choice Oscar Nomination List

Although actual nominations won’t be in until Tuesday I added a mix of predicted favourites and personal choices of mine for wishful thinking purposes. Read to get some sort of context and personal filter on what to expect and hope for come January 23rd for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Best Picture Blade Runner 2049…

Leap of Faith – “Interstellar” Review

Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) Producers: Kip Thorne (exec. consultant), Linda Obst, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Thomas Tull (exec.) Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema Music: Hans Zimmer Running Time: 169 minutes/ 2 hours, 49 minutes Studio: Paramount (production), Warner Bros. (International Distribution), Legendary Pictures (co-financing) Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael…

Melissa Leo is …

Melissa Leo is such an excellent actress I’ve only ever been able to tell who she was after checking a movie’s IMDB profile.