It's here. It's time. We've made it at last. After the most tumultuous year in cinema history, we finally arrive at Nomination Day. Twenty-three categories have been filled with hopefuls vying for the top prize in the film industry, and the annual Blitz is officially on! It's not lost on me that it's been exactly … Continue reading Time For the Delayed Blitz! – 93rd Academy Award Nominations!
Today is Veterans' Day (or Remembrance/Armistice Day if you're not in the U.S.), otherwise known as 11/11 (make a wish!). And you may think it's waaaaaaay too early for coverage of next year's Academy Awards. And you would be right. But I don't care. It's never too early to get started on the Blitz! If … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – First Submissions Announced!
Hey folks! It's Oscar time! So I'll offer some thoughts while the ceremony is going on. Hopefully I can continually update this during the show, so you can see thoughts as they appear. If not, it'll be (hopefully) a good read once everything's done. Before we begin, last night was the Independent Spirit awards, and … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Live Diary
It's time to put up or shut up, folks! For the last several weeks I've been trolling theatres, streaming services, and DVD rentals to complete another Oscar Blitz. Every nominated film, every category, and over that time I've been lucky enough to share my assessments with all of you reading. You know how I feel … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Who Will Win?
The Supporting Actor category is always one of the more fun ones. It's one of the few "major" Oscars that really takes all comers. At times I've honestly wondered if they should change the name to Best Character Actor, because it truly allows for great performances and character development, because the supporting roles are by … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Supporting Actor
Hello, and welcome to the first entry in this year's analysis for the Academy Awards. Between now and the ceremony on March 4, I'll be taking a look at the nominees in each category for the Oscars, complete with my personal rankings and vote - y'know, if I actually had one. Once we've run down … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Makeup & Hairstyling
This is my absolute favorite time of year. I've loved the Academy Awards since I was a child, and it's one of my bucket list dreams to just be nominated, or even get to attend. Today, for me, is like the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, when Santa Claus arrives to end the … Continue reading The Blitz is On! 90th Oscar Nominations Revealed!
Before I get started, let me preface by saying that I won't always do what I'm about to do, which is review a movie after it wins an award. For one thing, I want to be as current as I can possibly be with my reviews, and strictly speaking, In the Fade counts as a 2017 movie. … Continue reading How to Win a Golden Globe: Tell Nazis to Fuck Off! – In the Fade