Acting! Genius! – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

While the Oscars are the main event of Awards Season, there's still a good deal of information to gather along the way for those trying to win their office pools. Just about every major production branch has its own union that votes on internal awards, but the big four in this regard are the unions … Continue reading Acting! Genius! – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

I’m 37?! – 37th Independent Spirit Nominees Announced

Come on, how could I not preface the Independent Spirit Awards with a reference to quite possibly the greatest independent film of all time? The moment has come at last, and Awards Season is truly and officially underway with the first major announcement of nominees. Yes, technically the Golden Globe nods came out first with … Continue reading I’m 37?! – 37th Independent Spirit Nominees Announced

A Prestige Star Vehicle In More Ways Than One – Ad Astra

It's an extremely hard task to create an Oscar-worthy film out of disparate elements from other movies, particularly when the previous materials have gone down as all-time classics. Thankfully, Writer/Director James Gray (whose last film - the transcendentĀ Lost City of ZĀ - was ignored during awards season) and leading man Brad Pitt are a pair ably … Continue reading A Prestige Star Vehicle In More Ways Than One – Ad Astra