Original Screenplay Feud: Get Out v. Three Billboards

While those of us Oscar predictors are scrambling our brains trying to figure out what will win Best Picture, another category that we still can’t wrap our heads around is Best Original Screenplay. What makes this category so crazy is that it’ll either be an indicator as to what wins Best Picture or it’ll be […]

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Why Creed Deserved More Oscar Love

Black Panther marks the third collaboration of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan and judging by the positive reactions on Twitter from critics that have seen it, it appears that the duo has gone three for three. They made a big splash at Sundance back in 2013 with Coogler’s directorial debut Fruitvale Station and they […]

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Why Didn’t Oscar Call Armie Hammer By HIS Name?

While Armie Hammer’s breakthrough with The Social Network as the Winklevoss twins is a demonstration of his acting prowess thanks to his ability to nail the whip crack dialogue of Aaron Sorkin and his ability to convincingly act opposite himself, Hollywood chose to capitalize on his breakthrough by casting him in roles that are based […]

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Consider A Fantastic Woman For Best Foreign Language Film

One main narrative surrounding this year’s Oscar race is how it has been the year of the woman. Our Best Picture frontrunners are Lady Bird, The Shape Of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. And the Oscar snubbed In The Fade starring Diane Kruger picked up Best Foreign Language Film at both the Critic’s […]

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Oscars 2010: The Traditional Over The Bold

When looking at past winners for Best Picture, it is winners like On The Waterfront, the first two Godfather films, The Silence Of The Lambs, Schindler’s List, and The Departed that show how AMPAS has the ability to reward films that will have a strong place in film history. Then there’s winners like The King’s Speech that […]

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24th Screen Actors Guild Awards Predictions

Even though the Oscar nominations don’t get announced until Tuesday morning, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be taking place on Sunday and are a very important precursor. They’ve been a predictor of Best Picture upsets like Shakespeare In Love and Crash which won the SAG award for Best Cast In A Motion Picture. They […]

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For Your Consideration: Michelle Pfeiffer, Best Supporting Actress, mother!

There is plenty to try and decipher about the psychological thriller mother!. For example, one could wonder whether the story about an unnamed couple trying to build a paradise called “Eden” is a parallel to the Bible. It’s ambiguous to the point where the characters don’t even have names. It’s a chaotic yet intriguing labyrinth. But aside from […]

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I, Tonya, Molly’s Game, Wonder Woman, Make Producers Guild Of America Nominees

The Producers Guild Of America just announced their annual list of nominees and while there isn’t always an overlap between the Best Picture nominees at the Oscars and the PGA nominees, these nominees are a strong indicator of what films are out on top in the Best Picture race. Typically there are 10 nominees each […]

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The Writers Guild Of America Announced Their Annual List Of Nominees

There were some expected inclusions like Get Out, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, and The Shape Of Water. But there were also some slight surprises as well. Martin McDonagh may be line to be Oscar nominated for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri but he was ineligible due to strict guild rules involving its production. So, his […]

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Jordan Peele On The Double With The North Carolina Film Critics Association

The North Carolina Film Critics Association showed major love for Get Out which won Best Narrative Film and both Director and Screenplay for Jordan Peele. Meanwhile, they helped form a critical consensus in the acting races with Gary Oldman winning Best Actor, Sally Hawkins winning Best Actress, Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project, and Laurie […]

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Matt St.Clair’s Top 10 Films Of 2017

Now that 2017 has come to a close, it is time to reflect on the best that the year in cinema had to offer. And it has been quite a year. 2017 was a rich year for diversity in terms of not just the stories being told, but also the people that have made them. Female directors […]

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Online Film Critics Society Opt For Get Out

The Online Film Critics Society proclaimed Get Out as the Best Picture of 2017 and awarded it Best Original Screenplay for writer/director Jordan Peele as well. Meanwhile, Laurie Metcalf continues to steamroll her way through the Supporting Actress race as she won here for Lady Bird and Sam Rockwell proves to be a heavy frontrunner […]

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For Your Consideration: Call Me By Your Name, Best Picture

In the wake of Moonlight winning Best Picture, we have another LGBTQ+ film that makes a strong case to win Best Picture. That film is Call Me By Your Name, an entrancing portrait of first love that is both tender and quietly devastating. Even when the film cuts to black after the last frame, it never loses its […]

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Dunkirk And Blade Runner 2049 Big Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

The Florida Film Critics Circle announced their annual set of winners and gave the Best Picture prize to Dunkirk. However, they strongly embraced Blade Runner 2049 by awarding it in four technical categories and awarded I, Tonya in both actress categories. Meanwhile, Call Me By Your Name emerged victorious in Best Actor for Timothee Chalamet […]

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The Suspicious Awards Run Of Mudbound

Something about the awards run of Mudbound has been rather suspicious. The film has picked up major nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association: Supporting Actress for Mary J. Blige, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Ensemble. It also received the Robert Altman Award for its Ensemble from the Independent Spirit Awards. However, the BFCA snubbed it […]

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Dunkirk And Raw Winners At The Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

The Seattle Film Critics Society awarded Get Out as their pick for best film of the year but still spread the wealth throughout their set of winners. For starters, Dunkirk picked up Best Director and Best Film Editing while Phantom Thread won Best Actor, Costume Design, and Best Original Score. Meanwhile, Lady Bird picked up […]

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The Online Film Critics Society Nominees Include mother! and A Ghost Story

The Online Film Critics Society announced their annual list of nominees and not only did The Shape Of Water lead the way with eight nominations but films like mother! and A Ghost Story managed to find some love. Also, early bird performances like Cynthia Nixon in A Quiet Passion and Robert Pattinson in Good Time […]

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Lady Bird Soars High With The Memphis Online Film Critics

The Memphis Online Film Critics chose Lady Bird as its Best Picture winner and not only gave Best Director to Greta Gerwig but interestingly, they awarded Lady Bird with the Best Art Direction award. While Lady Bird continues to be a steamroller along with Sam Rockwell who won another Supporting Actor prize, there were some […]

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Let’s Talk About Catch Me If You Can

Whenever people talk about the historical prestige films that Steven Spielberg has made over the years, they talk about films like Schindler’s List, The Color Purple, and Lincoln. But sadly, it seems that nobody really talks about Catch Me If You Can. Even though it was nominated for two Oscars, Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken and Original Score for John Williams, and […]

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