Oscars 2016: Best Actress & Best Actor

Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett – Carol Brie Larson – Room Jennifer Lawrence – Joy Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn Who Should Win: Cate has been here. You can kind of feel the people are wearing on J.Law.  No more ‘Hunger Games’ helps, but […]

‘Interstellar’

So what does the genius Christopher Nolan do with his ‘blank check’?  He makes a film that’s not quite on the level of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But honestly, what is? Interstellar is epic and ambitious and unique (especially in the current era of filmmaking).  The McConnaisance is the headliner of this ‘near future’ tale of […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Supporting Actress

  Let’s play our part in the hype machine and use this week to give predictions for the Oscars, shall we?  Let’s start with Best Actress in a Supporting Role. And the nominees are: Amy Adams in ‘The Master’ Sally Field in ‘Lincoln’ Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Miserables’ Helen Hunt in ‘The Sessions’ Jacki Weaver […]

2011 ArtFradieu Oscar Live Commentary

Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Malik Aziz share an unique, common background.  Both young men are natives of Kansas City, Kansas, graduates of the University of Kansas and went to grad school at the University of Southern California.  They both grew up in the ‘golden age of hip hop’ and share a passion for films. For […]

Quick Shots

A lot of movie talk among friends this week – I thought I’d post my thoughts on three different castings… Willow Smith in a remake of Annie – I mean, did this even have to get ‘sold’?  Little Jada has a hit song under her belt, her brother had a nice hit (and respectable remake) […]

Love And Other Drugs

  I’ve respected but never really been ‘all-in’ on Anne Hathaway.  Not as highbrow as Natalie Portman, not as ‘that girl’ as Rachel McAdams.  But after watching Love and Other Drugs, I get Hathaway’s appeal now.  She has some of the qualities of those two and the other actresses of her generation.  We use the […]

Best Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” Meryl Streep in “Doubt” Kate Winslet in “The Reader” What might happen:  Anything.  I’m not kidding.  Anne Hathaway is clearly establishing herself as the ‘Next […]