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There’s almost always one. An Oscar upset that was always possible but likely not probable.  Frankly, it’s often the most exciting part of watching the telecast. Last year the Academy shocked the world by selecting “Moonlight” as Best Picture ove…

The biggest takeaway from this year’s Oscar nominations was a trend that began since the Academy began to diversify and expand its membership even before the #OscarsSoWhite controversy a few years ago.  More films with cinephile and diverse subje…

We’re here! It’s hard to believe, but an awards season that was smack dab in the middle of the birth of the #MeToo movement and experienced the rise and fall of a number of prominent careers is about to head into the home stretch. The nomin…

So, thought you could take a break from awards for just one day? Guess again. Last night, the Golden Globes handed out the hardware, and “Lady Bird” took home two big prizes — Best Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Pictu…

At its best, cinema is a medium of visual poetry, and the challenge of a critic is to express thoughts and feelings about those works of art through words…and numbered lists. I’ve somehow managed to make the process of rating and ranking the film…

I’m right on top of things calendar-wise, right?… I could have easily posted a best top ten list in November, as I had seen most of what I wanted to see, but being a little late to the party meant that I could re-watch, ponder, decipher, what rea…

While it’s been a rough 2017 overall, It’s been a phenomenal year in film. With that being said, below is a list ranking what I believe are the top 20 films of 2017. It was painstakingly difficult cutting my list of 100 to 50, but even harder from 50 t…

How do you judge a year in movies? Is it based on the number of masterpieces you think you saw? Is it based on a wide range of films that fall in the “good” to “very good” category? Or, is it based on the difficulty of formulating a year-end top 10 lis…

Conventional wisdom says that you don’t win Best Picture after the nominations are announced, but during the nominations voting round itself.  That likely means between now and January 12, when Oscar nomination ballots are due, a majority of memb…