Category Archives: Film Reviews

Oscar Results – 91st Academy Awards

Well well well, a rather surprising evening on a few fronts. The two categories that everyone is going to be talking about are Best Actress and Best Picture. I regret not going with my original gut impulse on Best Actress. … Continue reading

Posted in Oscars 2019 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Oscar Predictions – 91st Academy Awards

The big day is here! Having been up most of the night cramming the last few acting nominees, I’m finally ready to nail down my predictions. I’ve made a few last minute changes to my list now that I’ve seen … Continue reading

Posted in Oscars 2019 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Best Picture Nominees Ranked

I have a history on this blog of taking a more candid look at the Best Picture nominees before the big night. It’s an attempt to step back a bit from the more formal reviews and try to view the … Continue reading

Posted in Oscars 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Favourite – Art for Art’s Own Sake

Tied with Roma at the front of the pack with 10 nominations, The Favorite would seem to be a strong candidate for Best Picture in any other year. With three prestige acting nominations, one for each of it’s leading ladies, plus a whole host … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Oscars 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BlacKkKlansman – On-the-Nose Rhetoric

If I were to compare BlacKkKlansman to a Best Picture nominee from last year, I would say it reminds me most of The Post. Both films dramatized events from history in order to comment on the politics of today. More specifically, they both … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Oscars 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roma – Every Shot Could Be a Painting

If nominating Black Panther was The Academy’s way of throwing a bone to general audiences, then nominating Roma was just them keeping artsy types appeased. Roma is pure critic bait. This is about as far to the other end of the spectrum as a film can … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Oscars 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Green Book – A Film of Substance

Green Book is a pretty standard issue awards bait film. Having thrown a bone to general audiences by nominating Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, it makes sense that The Academy would use the remaining slots for more traditional nominees. Nominating Green Book, a performance driven character … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Oscars 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment