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
I did it. I had to go to two different theaters yesterday because the one I went to first was having "events" of some sort and had canceled all its normal screenings with minimal notice, but I regrouped, ate something, and saw the last movie on the list, the Aaron Sorkin
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
Outside of football season, one of my favorite events to share with you fine folks has always been the Oscars. Back during the KSK days, the Oscar liveblog was an oasis in an offseason that, by three weeks in, had already gone on for far too long. I often had barely
I told myself I was going to try to keep my Oscar posts a little shorter this year. So far, well... Here are your 2017 Academy Award nominees!
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
I'm behind on my top-of-ticket viewing so far this year, having seen