Interview: Documentary Film-Maker Vincent Vittorio

I spoke briefly to Vincent Vittorio, the founder of Life Is My Movie Entertainment, which shines further light on the documentary genre through some truly compelling films. Vincent has a hand in writing, directing, and producing. I was fortunate enough to see two of the latest efforts; Incarcerating US and One Day in April. Robin […]

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Interview: *Happy Birthday* John Turturro

Late last year I spoke to John Turturro for Awards Daily TV about his brilliant film career leading into his TV role in The Night Of. Below is an excerpt of the interview: I’m not going to lie. I was bit starstruck as I was introduced to John Turturro. In my view, Turturro is one […]

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The Flicksation Podcast Movie Challenge

This past week, the guys at The Flicksation Podcast ranked their top 10 favorite movies of 2016. The type of movies they watch for the most part are different than the ones I watch, with a few exceptions. This year in an attempt to try and become a more versatile movie watcher, I want to challenge […]

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Al Robinson’s Oscars Predictions

Happy Oscars Day everybody!! These are my last minute predictions and I’ve been going back and forth on several categories all week. I made a couple changes specifically from the ones I made on the Flicksation Podcast episode (Oscar Pool Party), but for the sake of those picks, those are the ones I will be […]

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Listmania: Ranking Recent Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Friday night at work I was listening to the InSession Podcast (Episode 209; Bonus “And the Winner Is… Vol. 3”) and JD and Brendan were talking with Matt Neglia about the Academy Awards and their preferences of the Best Picture nominees from this year’s to 2008’s. It made me think about how I would rank […]

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Oscars: 7 Potential Spoilers

What a fiasco with the prestigious yet erroneously named Best Foreign Language Film category, with the *insert horrific superlative here* ban on Muslims entering the United States, which means now as a result, even though there has been a supposed shift in the process, Asghar Farhadi is to not attend. His fine latest film The […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 20/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. And now, the end is near, and so we face the final cinematic curtain. My film friends, I’ll say it clear, we stated our case for Oscar snubs, of which I’m certain. Regrets, hell yeah, we have a few, the Academy would argue there are too few to mention. […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 19/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. So we reach the penultimate 5 of actors and actresses who were not nomination for an Oscar, and feel they should have. You’ve come this far, you may as well crack on til the end now. Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year (2014) – – – Robin Write […]

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Listmania: Al’s Happy Oscars Wins 2000-2015

I’ve been watching the Academy Awards since the 2001 ceremony when Gladiator beat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon & Traffic for Best Picture. Over the last 15 years not counting this year since it hasn’t happened yet, I’ve seen some really bad wins, like Crash winning Best Picture over Brokeback Mountain, and I’ve seen some really […]

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Awards Season Cliques of the Trade

I hated cliques in high school. I hated the idea that you had to be or act a certain way in order to be accepted. I hated the feeling of isolation I experienced, both externally and internally, because I didn’t fit the norm. Hated the drama when two sets of cliques start shit and expecting […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 18/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Here you’ll find a couple of French, a couple of Greeks, not to mention a Dane, and a Norwegian. Your thoughts are always welcome in the comments section below.  Aggeliki Papoulia / Mary Tsoni for Dogtooth (2010) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Yorgos Lanthimos’s surreal Dogtooth is a bit like […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 17/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. So we reach the penultimate part of the Oscar Missables. A pleasantly mixed bag too, with a few out-there options as well as some that were pretty obvious – to us not voting that is. The Queen of Oscar Nominations also shows up here – so no, she was not […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 16/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. This 5 features, in my opinion, one of the finest pieces of acting by a child I have ever seen – and the odds are most of you have sadly not even heard of the movie. Until now. Christian Bale for American Psycho (1999) – – – Tim J. […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 15/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Some truly crazed and murderous men acting their socks off here – and one man just trying to stay alive. Not one made the short-list come Oscar time. Part 15 of our list of 100 Academy Award Absentees also includes some terrific work by the female branch, their range […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 14/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Sorry Albert Brooks you are outnumbered here by feisty, fierce women. Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Jennifer Jason Leigh has hardly been synonymous with an Oscar contender in her moderately successful film career. That reputation is misleading if you look […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 13/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Here are 5 more acting performances not nominated for an Oscar. And might I add even further gratitude to those writing for me at the moment, your enthusiasm and talent is highly appreciated. Bryce Dallas Howard for The Village (2004) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA With The Village continuing […]

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Oscars: If I Picked The Winners

Today is the last day for the Oscar voters to fill out their ballots, and I think it’s time to decide what I would vote for if I was filling out an Oscar ballot. These are not the same exact picks that I said on the podcast. Those are purely what I want to see […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 12/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Another influx of Brits coming up. Including one we don’t often see on screen as the actor, but rather the creature he portrays – which ought to be a talking point about how the Academy intend to honor such performances. Gary Oldman for Sid and Nancy (1986) – – […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 11/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. As we leap forth into the final half of our 100 Performances Oscar Forgot series I decided to reshuffle the running order a little bit to squeeze in an entire section of British talent into one section. Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, we thought you loved the […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 10/20

RE-POST – Originally Published September 2015. Another miserable lot to wet your awards season appetite. Not that I am grumbling, mind, it’s hard to argue with any of the next 5 terrific performances. Berenice Bejo for The Past (2013) – – – Robin Write @WriteoutofLA Here we go again with the actresses of 2013. I […]

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