Last minute Oscar nominee predictions

Early tomorrow morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards.  Before the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, I posted a list of predictions for Oscar winners and nominees in almost every category.  A lot has happened since then, so here’s my revised list before … Continue reading Last minute Oscar nominee predictions

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Review: “Lion”

4 out of 5 stars. It’s appropriately poignant that we don’t learn the significance of the title “Lion” until the end of the movie.  For the end of the film marks the end of Saroo’s years long journey to find his birth family, a quest he pursued with the ferocity and determination often associated with … Continue reading Review: “Lion”

Review: “Hidden Figures”

5 out of 5 stars. There are a lot of stories lurking in the shadows of history, just waiting for someone to come along and tell them.  We all know about the Space Race, and astronaut John Glenn, who was the first American to circle the Earth.  But the film “Hidden Figures” tells a side … Continue reading Review: “Hidden Figures”

Let’s make Oscar predictions!

If you know me, you know that a sizable portion of my life revolves around awards season.  Back in August, I made some predictions for what movies could possibly be nominated for Academy Awards come Oscar time.  With the Critic’s Choice Awards behind us and the Golden Globe Awards this weekend, awards season is in … Continue reading Let’s make Oscar predictions!

10 Best Movies of 2016

2016 has come to a close, and as strange and often sad as this year was, at least we can say we got some great movies out of it.  In fact, this was the first year I can remember that I struggled to fill my list of the year’s top 10 movies not because there … Continue reading 10 Best Movies of 2016

Review: “Jackie”

4.5 out of 5 stars. “Jackie” concludes with the finale of the musical “Camelot” playing over the action; as Jackie states in the film, the cast album was a favorite of her husband’s, President John F. Kennedy, comparing his brief time in office prior to his assassination to that mystical land.  While that comment has … Continue reading Review: “Jackie”