“When I win the presidency, we’re going to be spending a lot of time together. Lots and lots and lots of time. President and advisor. Harmonious and productive. Close and special. You… and I.”
Read More “Harmonious And Productive” (#3)
I made this Top 10 list early in awards season, before I’d seen a number of films that factored into the race that year — including Talk To Her, The Hours, 25th Hour, Bowling For Columbine, 8 Mile, and The Pianist, some of which came away with major Oscar wins (Best Director, Best Actress, and […]
Read More Top Ten Films: 2002
It’s the morning of the Oscar nominations, and I’m not upset. This is weird. All the films I wanted to see nominated for Best Picture are. All the actors I hoped to see receive nominations for this year’s performances were. Compare and contrast to last year’s fatal omission of Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director, or […]
Read More The Not-Oscars 2013
Hollywood is obsessed with money, I say. Duh, you think in response. But hear me out. In 2013, Hollywood was particularly obsessed with money. Not just with making money, but with telling stories about making — and losing — money. In my Top Ten list last year, I named Zero Dark Thirty my favorite film […]
Read More Top Ten Films: 2013
Some movies are tougher sells than others. Certain films are almost willfully difficult to sell. How about a nice uplifting movie called All Is Lost, which features exactly three instances of dialogue — some voice over in the beginning, a distress call spoken into a malfunctioning radio, and one expletive shouted to the heavens. (If […]
Read More Lone Survivors: The Stubborn Old Men Of ‘Nebraska’ & ‘All Is Lost’
Since my live blog of the Golden Globes this year was surprisingly popular (really, I didn’t think anyone would care what I have to say), I am again live-blogging and tweeting up a storm for the Academy Awards this evening. Should you need them, here are my predicted winners.
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Oscars: Live Blog & Winners 2011
Though so many of us take the Oscars very seriously (guilty as charged), really, it’s just a game. It’s no different than the Super Bowl, except there are about five teams playing in every “quarter” and it’s actually quite embarrassing to be wearing the same outfit as anyone else. No jerseys on the red carpet. […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Predictions 2012
At this point, what else is there left to say, but: Oscars… Extremely Lame & Incredibly Disappointing.
Read More Gold Rush: Academy Award Nominees 2012
Predicting the Oscars is useless. Sure, it can be fun guessing the winners when the big night is nigh, but what’s the use of predicting nominees? I’m telling you, there is none. And yet, people do it. I use the term “people” to refer to that small handful of folks like myself for whom the […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012
It’s the Golden Globes! And because I currently have nothing better to do, I am watching and blogging about them. (Nominees here, FYI.) I’ll be doing some sort of live-blogging/recap as we go on, so… enjoy!
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Golden Globes: Live Blog & Winners 2012
The Director’s Guild is the last of the big unions (SAG, PGA, and WGA) to announce their nominees for outstanding direction in 2011. If you’re a fan of predictability and hate surprises, you’ll love these!
Read More Gold Rush: Director’s Guild Award Nominees 2012
Well, folks. The WGA nominees have been announced, and on the whole, I can’t say that I love ’em. But read below, if you must.
Read More Gold Rush: Writer’s Guild Award Nominees 2012