What I Watched, What You Watched #24

What I Watched, What You Watched #24

Man, what a week for movie watching. In the wake of the Golden Globes, I spent the week finishing off the Oscar contenders that I haven’t seen yet (I only have one big one left). This meant I saw Patriots’ Day and Silence, both of which I found...

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 Music

89th Academy Award Predictions: The Music

One section of the Academy Awards that you will inevitably subconsciously notice is the music branch. In terms of scores and songs, these are the tunes you inevitably hum when you leave the theater. Past song nominees range from the artsy The Way...

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...