Spielberg To Take A Stand Against Netflix At The Academy (AWARDS / ANALYSIS)

Streaming is TV. You can distill Steven Spielberg's opposition to Netflix competing for Academy Awards down to those three words. (Full disclosure: I'm #TeamSpielberg on this one.) Spielberg is about to make an official argument to the board of the Academy, the film industry org that produces the Oscars, that rules of eligibility should change. [...]

THE 91ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS: Analysis & Full List of Winners (AWARDS 2018)

The biggest winner of the night? The Academy. (The list of actual winners can be seen at the bottom of this in-depth Oscar night analysis.) After a toxic awards season that was often completely outside of the Academy's control but was then further complicated by the Academy and its constant mishandling of how it was producing the [...]

My Predictions for THE 91st ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (AWARDS 2018)

Below are my predictions for the 2018 Academy Awards, in all 24 categories. The list has some commentary in the major categories, along with simple “Will Win” predictions and “Should Win” opinions for all categories. I also have "Should've Been Nominated" choices for the top half of the nominees, and to make those choices truly credible I add which of [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 2): Nick Flora & I Complete Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

It started with a comeback. Now it ends with a reveal. Here's Part 2 of my return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast, where we have fun talking about our picks for the Best / Favorite Films of 2018. In this conclusion, we complete our Top 10 lists, counting up from 5 to 1. (To hear [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 18 – ALITA, DRAGON 3, Oscars Preview, & More (PODCAST)

Episode 18 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-18-alita-battle-angel-httyd3-lego-movie-2-cold-war-oscars-2019-predictions Alita: Battle Angel, @ 0:50 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, @ 10:49 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, @ 14:36 Cold War, @ 15:40 Academy Awards Preview: Awards Season analysis & Oscar Predix, @ 21:38 Outro, @ 46:39 On [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY (Movie Review)

Released: February 22, 2019 Runtime: Program A (67 minutes); Program B (67 minutes) Program: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts for 2018 (Parental Discretion strongly advised; some content not suitable for children) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 1): Nick Flora & I Talk Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

Don't call it a comeback. Okay, call it a comeback. Technically, that's exactly what it is. Like a fact. Or science. Or whatever. After skipping a year because of LIFE!, I return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast for our traditional "Best Films of the Year" two-part podcast event. Yes, it's an event! (...self-declared though it [...]