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 […]

‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper gets his third nomination in a row as the title character in this Oscar nominee.  To address the personal elephant in the room, ‘Can I separate our obviously different ideologies from Clint Eastwood’s craft?’ The answer: I (try to) do it all the time when it comes to art.  Saying this film is […]

‘American Hustle’

  Don’t know if it’s the best film of the year, but I get why everyone is into American Hustle.  It’s fun.  It’s a lot more fun than most of the ‘serious’ stuff that gets promoted for awards season. As the opening title card suggests, the film is loosely based on the well known ABSCAM stings […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Actor

  Rough day personally, so apologies in advance if the comedy is sucked out of today’s post. Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role… Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables Joaquin Phoenix in the Master Denzel Washington in Flight Who Should Win: In a weaker year, 4 out […]

Silver Linings Playbook

  Ending the week with another potential ‘award film’.  Silver Linings Playbook is a love story, but where are two main characters are extremely effed up to say the least.  The guy (played by Bradley Cooper) is coming out of a stint in an institution after a violent end to his marriage. The girl (yet another great feather […]