Oscars 2018 – Best Actor

  Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour Denzel Washington – Roman J Israel Esq. Who I’m Cheering For: Multiple names I admire on this list, but looking at […]

‘Darkest Hour’

  First, Rest in Peace Reg E. Cathey.  From ‘Oz’ to ‘the Wire’ to ‘House of Cards’, Cathey was a fantastic, Emmy winning character actor.  More importantly, judging by the words of those who knew him and worked with him, an even better human being.  He will be missed. Speaking of character actors.  Lee Harvey […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman

  When I started on the path that I’m on, I was told to put into a sentence ‘who’ I wanted to be.  That sentence with minor edits was ‘A guy who can be anything from the 2nd to 5th player in a blockbuster/genre piece, but who can easily be the headliner in a smaller, […]

2012 Oscar Preview, Part III: The Actors

And now, let’s talk about the gents… Best Actor in a Supporting Role Who I Want to Win: The film is earning its own cult, but Nick Nolte was the heart of Warrior, and turned in one of his better performances. Who Should Win: One of the rare times where who I want to win is I think should […]

First Oscar Impressions

Some quick thoughts on this morning’s nominations… Best Picture – 9 films, wow.  I called 6.  Extremely Loud and War Horse haven’t been on my ‘must see’ list, but now I feel obligated… Best Actor – Gary Oldman, it’s about damn time!!!!! (yes I’m biased, been a fan for decades before he played Commissioner Gordon). […]

What are My Favorite Movies?

So awhile back my friend @thecheesefry turned me on to Flickchart, and I promised after I ranked 1000 films (a solid number I think for anyone who calls himself a film geek) that I would post what my favorites are. The question I used when ranking was this, “It’s Sunday afternoon, there is nothing on […]