Oscar Prediction 2017 – Best Picture

  KIMMEL: And here to present tonight’s final award, from ‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Malik Aziz, and the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. (Malik and Obama walk on to the stage.  There’s a fifteen minute standing ovation, shattering Chaplin’s record.) OBAMA: Thank you.  West Texas outlaws.  An African-American homosexual […]

Oscar Predictions 2017 – Best Lead Actor & Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Isabelle Huppert – Elle Ruth Negga – Loving Natalie Portman – Jackie Emma Stone – La La Land Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins Who Should Win: Oh boy.  Well, let’s see.  We’re talking ‘best use of 2017 Emma Stone’ or ‘best use of […]

Oscar Predictions 2017 – Best Supporting

  Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea Dev Patel – Lion Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals Who Should Win: It’s been a good year for movies, which means the supporting categories could easily […]

Oscar Predictions 2017 – Best Director

  Here are the nominees for Best Director: Denis Villeneuve – Arrival Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge Damien Chazelle – La La Land Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea Barry Jenkins – Moonlight Who Should Win: Might as well start the ‘La La Land’ vs ‘Moonlight’ debate out the blocks.  Like MVPs in sports, is […]

‘Manchester by the Sea’

  This year’s ‘Boston movie’ is ‘Manchester by the Sea.’   Told through a series of flashbacks mixed with present days events, Casey Affleck stars as a young working class New Englander who takes custody of his nephew (Lucas Hedges) when his older brother (always reliable Kyle Chandler) dies young.  In the present, Casey’s character […]