Down in the Trenches – All Quiet on the Western Front

As I mentioned far too many times I'm sure in the last year, the idea of remaking a previous Best Picture winner is essentially blasphemous as far as I'm concerned. In almost every case it either feels like the height of hubris, with a filmmaker basically saying they can do it better despite the older … Continue reading Down in the Trenches – All Quiet on the Western Front

Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!

We've reached the final stage of the pre-Blitz with today's announcement of 10 shortlists for specialty categories for next year's Oscars. And as always, there are some truly baffling decisions made by the individual branches to go along with the more logical ones. From here on out it's nothing but hunting and viewing as I … Continue reading Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!

Short and Sweet: 91st Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!

For the first time ever, the Academy has revealed the shortlists for nine different categories all at the same time. Typically, this process is doled out over a few weeks to give each category a moment in the spotlight, but for our purposes, it's way more convenient. As ever, I will link to whatever reviews … Continue reading Short and Sweet: 91st Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!