Oscars 2018 – Best Supporting Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Mary J. Blige – Mudbound Allison Tanney – I, Tonya Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water Who I’m Cheering For: You know how a part of you always remembers someone from the first […]

‘The Shape of Water’

  I get it.  I get why this is the frontrunner. ‘The Shape of Water’ checks off so many boxes, even to a film geek like me.  Non traditional love story? Check.  Feels super original in the land of remaking everything? Check.  Non verbal lead character? Check.  Character actors who character actors worship (Michael Shannon […]

‘Hidden Figures’

  What a cast! That was my first impression after watching the number one movie on MLK weekend.  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae star as the trio of black women who were instrumental to the success of NASA and the space program in the 60s.  Aldis Hodge and Mahershala Ali have supporting […]

Fruitvale Station

  Finally got to see Fruitvale Station tonight.  Taking one last deep breath before I start this one. The film is based on the real life story of Oscar Grant, who a few years back was killed at the BART station in San Francisco this film is named after.  As directed by Ryan Coogler, we follow Oscar […]

2012 Oscar Preview Part II: the Actresses

Today we look at the ladies… Best Actress in a Supporting Role Who I Want to Win: I might get outcast for saying this, but being partial to comedy anyway, I thought Melissa McCarthy stole every scene in the best comedy that came up last year. Who Should Win: She’s kind of been the black sheep as […]