Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t brilliant for most of his first evening hosting the Oscars®, but when he picked his spots he definitely sparkled – his few comments on the lack of diversity in the Academy’s selections (‘…celebrating Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry, brightest;’ Oh, sure ! You like them now!’) may not have been many, […]
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Sheldon’s 2014 Fifteen (Plus Five) Movies!
After careful consideration – and with some trepidation – I’ve finally put together my final list of my favorite movies from 2014. It was the first time in a long while that I saw more than 200 movies and a lot of them were incredibly good (a lot were incredibly bad, or boring, but I’ve […]
2015 BAFTAs: Boyhood Best Picture; Grand Hotel Budapest Most Awards!
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took Best Film at the 2015 BAFTA Awards today. Linklater also won for Best Director and Patricia Arquette garnered the Best Supporting Actress Award. Eddie Redmayne got the Best Actor award for The Theory of Everything; Still Alice’s Julianne Moore was named Best Actress and Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons got Best supporting Actor. […]
2015 Critics’ Choice Awards – More Perceptive Than The Oscars®?
Some Oscar® wrongs were at least partially (and in two cases, totally) righted at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Selma, for example, at least got more nominations; The LEGO Movie won Best Animated Feature, and Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won for Score (while being not being considered at all for that award […]
The 2015 Oscar® Nominations: A Few Thoughts!
Once again, the Oscar® nominations are unveiled and, once, again, there are some moments of controversy. This year, more than most, the concept of a Best Film nominee apparently directing itself will spark a ton of controversy – making the argument that the nominee list for directors should be expanded to match that of Best […]
DGA Awards Reveals Nominees For Feature Films!
The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for Feature Film Director. Nominees for television, commercials and documentary will be announced tomorrow. Follow the jump for the Feature Film nominees.
2015 Golden Globes: The Morning After The Night Before!
2015 Golden Globes: The Morning After The Night Before! No one network or film dominated the 2015 Golden Globes last night, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went out on top with a satisfying mix of soft, hard and curveball pitches – and yes, their Cosby jokes landed pretty hard. Somehow, they managed to sting […]
The Grand Budapest Hotel Leads The 2015 BAFTAs Nominations!
The 2015 BAFTA Nominations have been released and there’s nary a blockbuster to be found in the Best Film Category. The closest we get is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with just over $174 million at the global box office. Other best Best Film nominees include: Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory […]
The Writers Guild of America Awards Nominations Released!
The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the best writing in film for 2014. The biggest surprise may be the inclusion of Guardians of the Galaxy. For the complete list of nominations for original, adapted and documentary screeplays, follow the jump.
2014 PGA Awards Nominees Unveiled!
The Producers Guild of America has released their nominations for best film and longform comedy and dramatic television productions of 2014. For a complete list of niominees, follow the jump.
National Society of Film Critics Cite Goodbye To Language as Best of 2014!
The National Society of Film Critics has named Jean-Luc Goddard’s 3-D film Goodbye To Language as the best film of 2014. Boyhood and Birdman were runners up. The Society also named their selections for Best Director (Richard Linklater, Boyhood), Best Non-Fiction Film (citizenfour), Best Screenplay (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Best Cinematography (Dick Pope, Mr. Turner), […]