Ghibli Enters the Third Dimension – Earwig and the Witch

While Disney and Pixar will always get the largest heaps of praise when it comes to American cinematic animation, Japan's Studio Ghibli stands as an ever-constant reminder that the rest of the world exists, and can always compete with the best of them. From lighthearted children's fare like My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service … Continue reading Ghibli Enters the Third Dimension – Earwig and the Witch

Completing the Undercard – Writers Guild and Independent Spirit Awards Announced!

We're less than 24 hours away from the Academy Awards, and before I make my official predictions later tonight, there are two more major awards ceremonies to catch up on, which may provide some insight into how I make my picks, because in several cases they will not match up with who I would actually … Continue reading Completing the Undercard – Writers Guild and Independent Spirit Awards Announced!

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

Insert “Sagging” Joke Here – Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced!

In the continuing quest to get as much advance knowledge as possible before next year's Oscar Blitz begins, we now have the nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Like the Golden Globes, they're divided into movies and TV, and we only care about the movie side here. You can find the entire announcement at … Continue reading Insert “Sagging” Joke Here – Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced!

Yes, But Only if You Keep Doing This Stuff – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy has always been a frustrating figure for me. She's a brilliant comic actress and an insanely talented writer. When she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the hilarious┬áBridesmaids, I even briefly held out hope that the Academy might finally give comedy its due. But unfortunately, ever since she made … Continue reading Yes, But Only if You Keep Doing This Stuff – Can You Ever Forgive Me?