THE 92ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS: Analysis & Full List of Winners (AWARDS 2019)

We may not have witnessed the biggest upset in Oscar history (that still goes to 2016’s Moonlight), but the 92nd annual ceremony ended with what was arguably the Academy Awards' biggest breakthrough. Right there with Kathryn Bigelow’s glass-ceiling shattering first female win for Best Director with The Hurt Locker, Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean thriller Parasite became the [...]

OSCAR SHORTS: Reviews & Predix For Animated, Docs, & Live Action (AWARDS 2019)

When it comes to Oscar pools, the make-or-break categories are the three for short films: Animated, Documentary, and Live Action. Below are links to my reviews for those three separate categories. These short film packages are playing in theaters nationwide in two different ways: As three separate feature length collections, one for each category (you're [...]

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (Movie Review)

Released: January 31, 2020 Runtime: 101 minutes (5 short films) Program: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts for 2019 (Parental Discretion advised; strong language and occasional instances of sexuality -- some including violence -- would put this slate in Rated R territory) There’s a stretch of categories during every Oscar telecast that virtually no one has ever even heard of, [...]

2019 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATED (Movie Review)

Released: January 31, 2020 Runtime: 83 minutes (5 short films) Program: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts for 2019 There’s a stretch of categories during every Oscar telecast that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – the Academy Award nominated shorts can make-or-break [...]