Oscar Gold 2019 – Cinematography

Up until about a couple days ago, my breakdown of this category had been rendered superfluous. In the never-ending shit show that this year's ceremony has become, the Academy originally decided to relegate Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup & Hairstyling to commercial breaks at Sunday's Oscars. Never once anticipating that people watching … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – Cinematography

Let’s All Get Drunk and Clap – 76th Golden Globe Awards Results

As I've made abundantly clear on this blog, I am not a fan of the Golden Globe Awards or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, due to the methods they use, substituting bribery for critical thought, and acting as a marketing tool for films no one gets to see before the nominees are announced. That said, … Continue reading Let’s All Get Drunk and Clap – 76th Golden Globe Awards Results

Truth Hurts, But is Still Beautiful – Never Look Away

I had an interesting new experience when I saw Germany's Foreign Language submission,┬áNever Look Away the other night. It was my first trip to the Aero theatre in Santa Monica, part of the Arena Cinematheque chain of classical theatres, which includes the world famous Egyptian theatre, founded by Sid Grauman, who also founded the Chinese … Continue reading Truth Hurts, But is Still Beautiful – Never Look Away

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!