Oscars 2016: A ‘Hateful’ Bunch of Players in the Hunt for Best Supporting Actor?

Supporting categories are never easy to predict this far out when it comes to the Oscars.  You have to try to foresee a standout...

Oscars 2016: Wave of 90’s and 00’s Supporting Actresses in Play?

The supporting ladies have been a great place to re-discover great talent as we saw this past year with Patricia Arquette winning for "Boyhood."...

Oscars 2016: The Contending Scribes of the Screenplay Races Listed

Taking a look into the 2015 year for both of the screenplay races, Original and Adapted.  There's plenty to chew on and plenty to...

Oscars 2016: A Veterans Bloodbath Ahead, Both Old and New in Lead Actor

It's about that time to start getting into the acting races, at least on the surface for Oscars 2016. As always, the Lead Actor race...

Oscars 2016: Is Best Actress Going Back to the Younglings or Are Veterans Taking...

Julianne Moore has an Oscar.  Just wanted to remind you all of that wonderful fact. This year, the ladies are looking as full as ever, at...

Awards Profile: The Sea of Trees

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a...

Oscars 2016: Is It Time for Pixar to Join the Picture Club?

Another season has come and gone.  "Birdman" and Fox Searchlight are sitting on top of the throne, and will remain there for the entire...

Oscars 2016: First 40 Contenders Listed for Best Picture

Yesterday yielded the new Year-in-Advanced Oscar Predictions for 2016.  Taking a look out this early has multiple benefits.  You can write your own narrative...

Oscars 2016: Double Dose of Pixar with Charlie Brown and Spongebob in the Mix...

The full look into the Oscars for 2016 continues with a peek into the Animated Feature race where Pixar stands with two strong contenders...

2018 Final Oscar Predictions: ‘The Shape of Water’ Set to Lead with an All-Time...

As the time comes for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to announce their own favorite films and performances from 2017, I've...

SAG Nominations: What Did We Learn Today?

The SAG Awards threw a wrench or two in the awards race today and we are feeling very giddy about it. Lots of moving pieces and analyses...

2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

The Oscar Predictions overhaul continues this month and next on the docket is Best Achievement in Directing.   With Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu snagging the trophy for...

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I'm not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn't disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film "Avengers: Age of...

Film Review: The Imitation Game (★★★★)

EDITOR FILM REVIEW: It took a little over 24 hours before I weighed in on my official thoughts on Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game from The Weinstein Company....

Film Review: Map to the Stars (★★★½)

(This review was previously posted in September 2014 during the New York Film Festival.) Probably the weirdest monster you'll come across, David Cronenberg's Map to...

Film Review: Home (★★½)

Children films have been known to push the envelope for its audience.  Pixar’s “WALL-E” had the entertaining, cute factor to appeal to its targeted...

Best of 2017: Personal Winners and Top 10 Films of the Year

We've come to the end.  At least the end with my take on the year 2017.  Choosing the personal winners of the year, along...

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (★★★½)

The slickest, coolest ride you can take this year has arrived in the form of George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring the talented...
National Board of Review

OSCARS: Predictions for the National Board of Review and the Important Week Ahead

If there was an official "starting pistol" to the awards season, this week would be the time to listen for the big bang.  For...

Golden Globes: What Did We Learn Today?

The Golden Globes announced their nominations this morning where the revived and kick up serious Oscar campaigns for major films and studios.  The embrace...

OSCARS: Anticipating the Tears for Best Actor Going Into the Winter Break

With SAG voting firmly underway, Oscar voters are packing up for their getaways for the winter break.  Screeners are being piled up, and they...

Film Review: Bleeding Heart (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The intimate and calm nature of Diane Bell's "Bleeding Heart" is simply mesmerizing.  Starring Jessica Biel as May, a yoga instructor...

Final Predictions for 2018 Golden Globes and Producers Guild of America

The Golden Globes have an interesting influence on the Oscar race and this Sunday, they will have an opportunity to shine a light on...

Oscars 2016: Contenders So Far, Cannes Here and Now, and More Still to Come

The art of Oscar predicting is never been afraid to admit you were wrong.  Going full throttle on "The Sea of Trees" seems to...
Viola Davis

First Major Wave of Emmy Predictions Released with Oscar Predictions Updated in Best Picture!

The television awards season is upon us with plenty of things for everyone to have an opinion on.  Many of the usual suspects are...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Actor Updated!

Welcome to the week of Oscar Prediction updates!  Yesterday I dropped the gauntlet on Best Picture and Best Director and have decided to move...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Map to the Stars’ Will NOT Have an Oscar Qualifying Run, Just Golden...

It was reported a few weeks ago that David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" will in fact, be given an Oscar qualifying this year....

Best of 2017: If I Had an Oscar Ballot

As the Best of 2017 series gears up with "unconventional citations," thought pieces from the filmmakers and actors themselves, and about a dozen other...

Golden Globes: Analysis and Initial Reactions to the Nominations

It's that time of the year.  Initial thoughts from today's nominations for the Golden Globes with more to be added throughout the day: Sam...

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: 15 Most Anticipated Films to Watch

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will be underway this Wednesday, April 15 with some of the best and talented filmmakers in independent cinema will...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Supporting Actor Updated!

The Oscar Predictions update week continues with Best Supporting Actor. Like always, the category has unlimited possibilities from the veterans to the newcomers.  The word...

NYFCC Winners – ‘Lady Bird’ Wins Big, Sean Baker, Tiffany Haddish, and Timothée Chalamet...

The New York Critics Circle dealt out their favorites of 2017 earlier today and offered up plenty of shocks. The big winner overall was Greta...

OSCARS: Studios Position Their Star Players for the Awards Season

OSCAR CIRCUIT: The 2018-2019 awards season takes its first official steps this Wednesday with the 75th Venice International Film Festival.  The Opening Night spectacular...

Film Review: Maggie (★★★½)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Zombies have been all the craze for quite sometime with shows like "The Walking Dead" and films like "World War...

Golden Globes 2019 Final Predictions: Opportunity for a Major Impact as Critics Choice Deadline...

The Golden Globes will announce their nominees on Thursday where we expect some big names and films to make a play.  In traditional Globes...