Oscar Blitz 2023 – Supporting Actor

I mentioned at the beginning of this year's Blitz, while covering Supporting Actress, that this year was a rarity in that the actress categories are absolutely stacked while the actor side is decidedly lacking. Between both female-led fields, I'd argue that there are only two nominations that are somewhat fishy based on performance quality, and … Continue reading Oscar Blitz 2023 – Supporting Actor

A Surprise Blitz – 95th Academy Awards Nominees

Today's the big day, folks! It seems like only yesterday Will Smith was committing assault and battery on live television because of a G.I. Jane joke, but it's already time to begin the 2023 Oscar Blitz! In a ceremony hosted by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced … Continue reading A Surprise Blitz – 95th Academy Awards Nominees

Fingering Your Friends – The Banshees of Inisherin

As a preface for this review of Martin McDonagh's fourth feature, The Banshees of Inisherin, I'd like to share a brief anecdote from my teenage years. The summer after eighth grade, my family moved from suburban Delaware to rural upstate New York, the starting and ending points being two towns with the same name - … Continue reading Fingering Your Friends – The Banshees of Inisherin

… And the Rest! – Nominations for PGA, DGA, and BAFTA Awards!

Okay folks, this is it. The undercard has been officially filled out. Over the last 24 hours we've gotten the final film nominations for the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and the British Academy! These three ceremonies, which will take place over the next month, represent the last batch of major … Continue reading … And the Rest! – Nominations for PGA, DGA, and BAFTA Awards!

Let the Undercard Bouts Begin! – Guild and BAFTA Nominees Announced

Now that the Golden Globes are out of the way, and Awards Season is in full swing, it's time for the rest of the minor ceremonies to announce their nominees. We've already had the Independent Spirit and SAG nods for a while, but in the last few days we've also accumulated announcements from the Writers … Continue reading Let the Undercard Bouts Begin! – Guild and BAFTA Nominees Announced

The Only Heist Movie You Should See This Weekend – American Animals

Today marks the release of the A-list loaded, highly marketed heist comedy,¬†Ocean's 8, which I have already made clear that I will not see without a compelling reason, despite my girlfriend's pleas, because it comes off to me as a lazy spinoff of a remake that nobody asked for, and seems like just another excuse … Continue reading The Only Heist Movie You Should See This Weekend – American Animals