Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Picture

  Here are the nominees for Best Picture: American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Who Should Win: I’m trying not to let my opinion be corrupted now by reading other people’s thoughts and go back to my gut when I saw each film myself.  Most […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Actor & Best Actress

Here are the nominees for Best Actress: Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore – Still Alice Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon – Wild Who Should Win: While I normally feel meh about ‘career achievement’ awards, Julianne Moore is a respectable choice, with no shame […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Supporting Actor & Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood Laura Dern – Wild Keira Knightley – the Imitation Game Emma Stone – Birdman Meryl Streep – Into the Woods Who Should Win: Hm.  Meryl is the definition of ‘legacy nominations’, I felt like Laura Dern’s character was more important to the story […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Adapted & Best Original Screenplay

Here are the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Hall – American Sniper Graham Moore – the Imitation Game Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice Anthony McCarten – the Theory of Everything Damien Chazelle – Whiplash Who Should Win: Another tough category where I can easily see the case for every nominee.  Based on the story […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Director

  Here are the nominees for Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman Richard Linklater – Boyhood Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game Who Should Win: Probably the nominee I have the strongest opinion about this year.  Has Wes won this yet?  Cause (like all […]

‘Birdman’

‘You confuse love with admiration.’ Can I stop right there?  Please?  Alright, I’ll write a full review… No surprise why so many actors/artists/Hollywood types love this one.  The original Dark Knight, Michael Keaton, stars as a past his prime movie star who tries to return to relevancy by staging a Broadway play. The rest of […]