Welcome to Oscars Evening, Commentists! I'm back, and I've got some more capital-T Takes on these awards, specifically the prestige categories, the short films, and the feature films that well-adjusted people probably care even less about than they do the short films. But first, I want to yell about something
Happy Oscar weekend! In past years, I know, I've spread this out a little more, but there were a few key films I had to go down to the wire to find time to watch. It's honestly still looking questionable whether I'll see everything on the list this year, thanks
Welcome to late January! It's a time we at DFO most associate with bitching that the goddamned Patriots are in the stupid fucking Super Bowl again, but that's not all these bleak winter weeks have to offer. There are also movie awards! Balls of Steel is already ably handling the
Good evening, Commentists! It's Oscar night, and I'm here to set the stage for your finest cinematological dick jokes. Here are the nominees for Best Picture, ranked, and my predictions for which of them will actually win.
10. Darkest Hour
Impeccably acted and unexpectedly pretty to look at. There are no bad movies
The animated features and short films are, collectively, some of my favorite awards-season categories. There's almost always something in there that's as good as most of the Best Picture nominees, and because it's not a Best Picture nominee, I get to feel smug about appreciating it. Also, a lot of
Good afternoon, Commentists! Today I'm cruising on through the more artsy categories today, and here's a status update: I have three more feature films to watch, and another seven shorts still, and as of tomorrow all of them will be available to me. We're really doing this! Let's get into
Good afternoon, Commentists. We're a week from Oscar night, and and my plan was to cover all the "technical categories" today, but that was before I did a little more research and discovered that there are seven technical categories and that they include costume design and production design. And, look,
Good afternoon, Commentists. We're ten days from the Oscars, and I believe that this will finally be the year that I can claim to have watched everything. Some of you may remember how close I've gotten the past couple of years; I missed the animated film My Life as a Courgette last year,
Good morning! Condolences to any of you who are actually awake when this goes live. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for its ridiculous, interminable award show in a few hours, and as a man who's seen, like, forty or so of 2017's new
In the last day or two before the Academy awards, I like to try to expand my horizons and watch a few of the movies Oscar forgot, the ones that were too small or too weird or just for whatever reason overlooked. Last year, just before the show, I caught Tangerine,
Up this morning, editing, writing, and the little things that make the actors look like they belong on the sets, and that make the sets look like places where the actors should be.
Arrival — I haven't seen a single movie this year that was better-paced than Arrival. Arrival is constantly bringing you information
I was planning on holding my favorite cluster of categories till Saturday, but it's been a long-ass week and you all deserve something fun to read about and dammit, I deserve something fun to write about. As cool as it is to get into the nuts and bolts of what's