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!
Asghar Farhadi is inarguably one of the greatest filmmakers in the world. The Iranian director is part of a rare breed, having helmed two films that won the Oscar for International Feature, A Separation from 2011 and The Salesman from 2016, even though in the latter case Donald Trump's intolerably cruel Muslim ban prevented him … Continue reading You Can Only Hold Out So Long – A Hero
A year ago today, Parasite shocked the world by winning the Academy Award for Best Picture. For a lot of film lovers out there, that was the last pleasant memory before the world went to Hell. Today, in the slimmest sign of a return to normalcy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced … Continue reading The First Cuts – 93rd Oscars Shortlists Announced!