The nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday morning and while a lot of the expected favorites performed extremely well, there were a ton of genuine surprises. “The Shape of Water” got 13 nominations, the most of any film this year, while “Phantom Thread,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Post” managed to get Best Picture nominations. I’ll be going over the entire list of nominees and discussing my thoughts on the top eight categories as well as list off my early predictions for what I think will win, what could win, what should win, and what got snubbed in each category with the exception of the ones that I haven’t seen enough to make a proper judgement. Let’s begin!
The 90th Annual Academy Award nominees are to be announced on Tuesday morning at 8:22am EST/5:22 am PST. Before the big day comes, I thought it would be fun for me to share my predictions for what will end up being nominated, the films and performances that could potentially surprise, and what should be considered but probably won’t stand much a chance. I’ll be providing my in-depth thoughts for the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Animated Feature. However, I’ll be listing my predictions for all 24 categories. So with that all out of the way, let’s begin!
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcasting live tonight at 8pm EST/5pm PST on NBC. Many of the major Oscar hopefuls are nominated for Best Picture including “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Call Me By Your Name.” Which ones are expected to take home those gold statues? Here I make my predictions for what will win in all of the film categories (I don’t watch enough TV to properly make any predictions on that front) as well as offer my personal picks for what should win and maybe what films got overlooked. Without wasting anymore time, let’s get into this.
2017 has come to a close and there’s been a ton of outstanding films throughout the year. The films have been so outstanding that it was tough to compile a best of the year list that didn’t include films like “A Fantastic Woman,” “The Incredible Jessica James,” “Logan Lucky,” “Split,” “Win It All,” “Wind River,” and “Wonder Woman.” That being said, this list of 24 films that did make the cut are all exciting, fresh, and truly special. So without further ado, here it is – my picks for the top 24 best films of 2017.
The month of October has come to a close and I thought it would be fun to share my first of a monthly series of ranking the films released each month. Keep in mind that I didn’t see every movie that was released in October, mainly missing out on “Happy Death Day,” “Only the Brave,” “BPM,” and “Novitiate.” That being said, I saw a good chunk of the films that did release this month, both good and bad, so let’s begin with my ranking of the 11 October releases I saw from worst to best!
Got a couple more movies to review out of NYFF! Today, I bring you reviews for Noah Baumbach’s new film, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” while I also revisit my favorite movie of the year, Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.” So let’s begin!
So it’s been a week since the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. It was a wild ride, but I got to see a lot of truly remarkable films, some surprising gems, and yes, some piles of trash. So I just wanted to take the time to do a recap of the festival and talk about the best and the worst that TIFF had to offer this year. Here we go!