Oscar Winner For Live Action Short Is A Moving, Must-See Portrait: Full Film Here (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09M3C4VD1Fg Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing, too-clever-for-its-own-good title. The winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short is a deeply moving human portrait. (Watch the full 40-minute movie above.) Mindy Alper is a 56-year-old woman who has suffered from phobias her entire life. As a child, depression, anxiety, and social triggers were compounded by [...]

My Predictions for THE 90th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (AWARDS 2017)

Below are my predictions for the 2017 Academy Awards, in all 24 categories. The list has some commentary in the major categories, and then simple “Will Win” predictions for the undercard choices along with “Should Win” opinions. In a night that won't see any one film dominate, the year's big winner will be Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 4 Academy Awards, including [...]

12 Oscar Nominees You Can Stream Right Now For Free (With The Right Subscriptions) (AWARDS 2017)

Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube, there are 12 Oscar nominees you can stream right now. Most are in the Documentary Feature and Short categories. Not only would watching them give you a better gauge on some of the harder categories in your Oscar pool, but the Documentaries this year (feature length and shorts both) [...]

2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY (Movie Review)

Released: February 23, 2017 Runtime: Program A (102 minutes); Program B (82 minutes) Program: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts for 2017 (Parental Discretion advised) 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 groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary [...]

2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (Movie Review)

Released: February 16, 2017 Runtime: 134 minutes Program: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts for 2017 (Parental Discretion advised) 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 groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – the Academy Award nominated [...]

Top Oscar Screenplay Contenders Win At Writers Guild (AWARDS 2017)

In the last major guild ceremony before the Academy Awards on March 4, winners went according to the awards season script as the Writers Guild of America announced their choices for the best screenplays of 2017. Jordan Peele won Original Screenplay for his debut film Get Out, while legendary Brit filmmaker James Ivory won the Adapted [...]