Tag Archives: Best Picture

Blade Runner 2049 – A Worthy Successor

My nerd cred is generally quite good when it comes to seeing films widely considered to be part of Sci-Fi canon, but I must admit that the original Blade Runner managed to slip by me for most of my life. Thank goodness Blade … Continue reading

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Oscar Results – 89th Academy Awards

Well, that happened. What a colossally disappointing evening. La La Land had its Best Picture win snatched away and Moonlight took it home instead. The film everyone expected to sweep the night instead goes home with six awards to its name. I’ve been wrong … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions – 89th Academy Awards

Whew! It’s been a long haul, but the big night is finally here! I’ve managed to see all the nominees for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Cinematography, and a few others besides. This year … Continue reading

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Best Picture Nominees Ranked

Alright! All the Best Picture nominees have been seen and the formal reviews written. It is time to talk candidly about these films. They’re all good, but which ones are the best of the best? Which one’s should the casual … Continue reading

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Moonlight – Tactful Honesty

Moonlight is an odd little film. Artsy without being obtuse, realist without being dull, it boasts solid performances and impressive technical execution, yet no one element is so outstanding that it overshadows the others. Similarly, the film isn’t defined by one … Continue reading

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Lion – The Feel Good Film

At the tender age of five, Saroo, an Indian boy, becomes separated from his family on the streets of Calcutta. Adopted by a rich Australian couple, he is taken from destitute poverty to a life of ease and luxury. Twenty … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water – Remarkably Relevant Western

A worthy nominee for Best Picture, Hell or High Water uses the story of two competing pairs of characters to explore larger economic themes, an approach which constitutes a bold and relevant interpretation of the western genre. With a duo of ruffians … Continue reading

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