Flick v. Metzler 1999: Election Review

A presidential race between a popular yet unqualified male against a more driven and overqualified female? Hmmm..sounds a lot like the 2016 Presidential race. However, it also sounds like the plot of the 1999 satire Election starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Election involves a race for student body president at a Nebraska high school […]

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Goodfellas: Martin Scorsese’s Magnum Opus

It is hard to know where to begin when talking about Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese’s magnum opus. It is a crime saga that demonstrates the themes of pride, family, and power while chronicling the real life story of the person it is depicting. Also, because of how the filmmaking is such perfection and so distinctive, other […]

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Best Actress 2019: Premature Predictions

Even though we already have put the 90th Academy Awards behind us, who says it’s too early to look ahead? There’s a wide range of films and performances that could make a dent in the upcoming awards season and it’s fun to create early speculation. But for this post, we will take a look at […]

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The 90th Academy Awards Showed Signs Of Moving Forward And Backwards

How do I explain how the 90th Academy Awards went? Well, for the most part, every award went according to plan which made the ceremony rather predictable. Also, the musical performances were slightly underwhelming due to how short they were. But the way that they honored acting legends like Eva Marie Saint and Rita Moreno […]

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A Few Words On This Sunday’s Oscars..

The 90th Academy Awards will be taking place on Sunday. It is a time where we celebrate the best in cinema from 2017 and watch films and performances cement their place in Oscar history as they become awarded with the coveted golden trophies. However, the Oscars can also become a time of toxicity as well. […]

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A Dream-Like Nightmare: The Master Review

In my opinion, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest three films feel like they are a part of an unofficial experimental trilogy. They each have a less coherent storyline and feel like labyrinthian mazes that dare you to enter and decipher their meanings. The first film in that trilogy is the 2012 masterpiece (no pun intended) known […]

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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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