Oscars: Final Rundown

Final Predictions for the Oscars tonight. I have also chosen my favorite for the more competitive categories. Best Picture Prediction: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri My Favorite: Lady Bird Best Director Prediction: Guillermo del Toro My Favorite: Christopher Nolan Best Actor Prediction: Gary Oldman My Favorite: Gary Oldman Best Actress Prediction: Frances McDormand My Favorite: […]

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Oscars: The Big Five

There are five major categories at the Oscars (technically six). These awards are considered the most prestigious and this year all of them have a lot of potential and though there will be no winner of all five, each category is filled with great performances and sublime films. The nominees for the Big Five are: […]

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Oscars: Adapted Screenplay

The debate between original and adapted screenplay has been ongoing since the Academy split the award in the 40s. The argument about which is more complicated is ongoing, but the difficulty in adapting a screenplay is clear, since it requires an understanding of the source material and the ability to turn something not intended for […]

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Call Me by Your Name – 2017

Summer romance is a staple of the film industry and has been used in every genre of film. Here it forms the basis for the relationship between two young men in Italy. The film follows Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) a teen on the cusp of manhood whose father takes in a young archeology student called […]

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Oscars: Animated Feature Film

Animation in film has been around since the early days of the Oscars, and Walt Disney was even honored with a special Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs themed statue back in the thirties. But the animated film category has only been around since 2001, when enough Academy members felt that some great films were […]

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Oscars: Animated Short Film

Animation is a complex project and the dedication required to complete a feature length film is impressive, but some filmmakers use their talent for animation to create short films of the same caliber. Animated short films feature some groundbreaking techniques, coupled with the less restrictive timing of shorts. The shorts nominated this year are all […]

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