90th Academy Awards Winners – A Predictable End to a Turbulent Season

The 90th Academy Awards are all done and dusted. Oh how far we have all come. Here are the winners in case you were on Mars. BEST PICTURE CALL ME BY YOUR NAME DARKEST HOUR DUNKIRK GET OUT LADY BIRD PHANTOM THREAD THE POST THE SHAPE OF WATER THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI ACTOR IN […]

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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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Courtney Young’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

The 2018 Academy Awards are upon us, and the nine nominated movies for best picture are immersed in controversy. 2017 was the year spotlighting hot topic issues; the year of #metoo, and the scandals that rocked Hollywood to it’s core. While previous years have been suffocated by #OscarsSoWhite, I thought this year’s content was more […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 16 – Best Films Of 2017

As we are forced to say goodbye to 2017, it’s time to announce our favorite films of the year. Al and I are joined by Daniel, Joel, Rob, and Bianca in a crowded, epic rundown of our personal top 10 movies of the year. We also dip into our almost-rans, those films that did not […]

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Producers Guild of America Winners

The Producers Guild of America announced their winners in what was the very early hours of the morning here in the UK. Very early. Anyway,, congratulations to Guillermo del Toro and company as The Shape of Water won the PGA. Here are the nominees for the motion picture categories, and the winners notified in bold. […]

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Oscars: When Reality Diddles the Dream Factory

The most appropriate metaphor for the Oscar race is probably the image of a cattle drive, with PR staff working overtime to herd as many voters as possible into one’s own corral. What is the most effective strategy for this? Concentrating on the perception that one’s vote does not necessarily reflect what is best in film, but what best represents the collective self-image of AMPAS voters from selections of a particular season.

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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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25 Years Of DGA And This Year’s Oscar Race

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Since 1993, do you know off the top of your head which director has been nominated with the Directors Guild of America the most times? That’s right, Martin Scorsese with 6. Then it is 5 for Steven Spielberg. And 4 each for Ang Lee and Christopher Nolan. As a side-note, those four filmmakers have had a very […]

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For Your Consideration: Benny Safdie, Best Supporting Actor, Good Time

Connie Nikas: You’re incredible, do you understand? Nick Nikas: Yeah. Good Time has a run time of 101 minutes, it’s a non-stop thrill ride which barely stops to catch its breath. Although the main character Connie (Robert Pattinson) dominates the screen and gives a strong performance, it is Benny Safdie as Connie’s mentally disabled brother who really […]

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For Your Consideration: A Best Supporting Actress Trio, Get Out

Understandably, Daniel Kaluuya is the one actor from Get Out heaping most of the awards traction. The film is up for Best Picture and he is the film’s center. However, the film has another secret weapon that makes it effective: Its women. While they may not be a focal point in the storyline, the three main actresses use […]

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BAFTA Announce Their Film Nominations

The British Film Academy (BAFTA) announced their nominations in film for 2017 early this morning. Denis Villeneuve’s Director nod for Blade Runner 2049 was an epic surprise for fans of the sci-fi reboot. But traditionally, BAFTA likes to sway towards British talent, and coincidentally many of the big-hitters this awards season are dominant here. Guillermo […]

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Lady Bird Conquers The National Society Of Film Critics

As the National Society of Film Critics earlier announced their winners (and runners-up), awards season is very much feeling like the latter of the high school exams, and the kids are just copying the other answer. That sensation is not, of course, the fault of the NSFC. This is the way the cookie crumbles every […]

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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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Listmania – Al Robinson’s Top 6 Horror / Thriller Films Of 2017

Mwahahahaha!! Hey everybody, it’s Big Al Robinson here, aka, the Keeper of the Scrolls, and I’m gonna give you guys my top 6 favorite horror/thriller movies of the year. First off, there was such a gluttony of horror films this year, and it makes it that much harder to choose from, especially since many of them were really […]

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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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Florida Film Critics Circle Nominations Shadow The Usual Suspects

The Florida Film Critics Circle announced their nominations, citing a whole host of familiar films battling it out. Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water appeared most frequently, favorable of course in many tech categories. In a similar boat is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk – both films apparently weighted by the tag that they cannot win Best Picture at […]

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Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Love The Shape Of Water

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society announced their first ever award winners on Tuesday. LAOFCS was started last year to support Los Angeles online film critics. Their main goal is to support diversity in the world of film journalism. They will hold an awards ceremony on January 10th. They loved The Shape of Water awarding in […]

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Get Out: It’s Not A Laughing Matter

Sight and Sound magazine recently declared Get Out it’s film of 2017. And while I personally disagree with this, I do think it’s a good, solid film which is certainly deserving of its praise, but it’s not my personal favourite film of 2017. However, I can understand why so many critics praise it, and why […]

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