What I Watched, What You Watched #22

What I Watched, What You Watched #22

Happy New Year to all! It’s been quite the year, at least in terms of my quest to follow all film. I started this year with the documentary Best of Enemies, and ended it with a second viewing of the film Sing. Along the way, I saw a record (for...

2016 AFI Awards Honor ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ And O.J.

2016 AFI Awards Honor ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ And O.J.

Well, the AFI always finds a way to mix things up. While many of their choices played out as expected (I got 8 out of 10 film selections and a less impressive 5 out of 10 television selections), they still found a way to throw a wrench into...

89th Academy Award Predictions: The Screenplays

89th Academy Award Predictions: The Screenplays

I don’t know about you, but my favorite races every year come from the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. I don’t really understand why that is, but maybe if I keep writing about it, I’ll figure it out. This year we...

89th Academy Award Predictions: Best Director

89th Academy Award Predictions: Best Director

Best Director is probably the weirdest award presented at the Oscars. If you do the job right, then it is impossible to see your handiwork. If you do the job wrong, then everyone sees your handiwork and blames you. So how do you award something...

89th Academy Awards Predictions: Best Picture

89th Academy Awards Predictions: Best Picture

Predicting the Oscars is a fool’s quest. Basically, you are attempting to guess the whims of a bunch of 70-year old white men who want to honor films about other white men who were important when they were children, while simultaneously...