Song of the Day

  Quickie Oscar review: Glad Life of Pi got as much love as it got.  If you only have time for one Oscar film you haven’t seen yet, I highly suggest that one. Moving on, last week was an aberration: I had something new to write about everyday.  Which comes naturally to me as a film geek […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Picture

  And now the biggie.  Here are the nominees for Best Picture… Amour Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty Who Should Win: Life of Pi is the most ambitious film and I think the one that will be looked back upon the most […]

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 […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Actress

  Toughest major category to call this year.  Let’s get to it. The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are… Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva in Amour Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts in the Impossible Who Should Win: Ahhhhhhhhhh.  Mannnnnnnnnn.  It may be the only […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Supporting Actor

  Today let’s look at the performances up for top Wingman this year.  The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are… Alan Arkin in Argo Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained Who Should Win: Only one of the nominees in this category actually […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Supporting Actress

  Let’s play our part in the hype machine and use this week to give predictions for the Oscars, shall we?  Let’s start with Best Actress in a Supporting Role. And the nominees are: Amy Adams in ‘The Master’ Sally Field in ‘Lincoln’ Anne Hathaway in ‘Les Miserables’ Helen Hunt in ‘The Sessions’ Jacki Weaver […]

Life of Pi

  Wow! It won’t win Best Picture, but politics aside, if the Oscar is supposed to go to the film that is most likely to leave the longest legacy or make the best overall impression (acting be damned, said by an actor no less!) than Life of Pi is that film this year.  And as ‘wrong’ as […]


  Frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar now?  Well, definitely not for Best Director (argument for another day).  Anyway, Ben Affleck’s latest (and best) effort has all the ingredients: ‘based on a true story’, top notch supporting cast, a little bit of Hollywood making fun of itself…all the pieces are there. The story itself is […]

Beasts of the Southern Wild

  I doubt this will win Best Picture, but the case can be made Beasts of the Southern Wild is symbolic of what this year’s field of nominees represents: quirky, personal, ‘small’ films, with at least one great performance. Set deep in the Bayou, Beasts is a parable/fable narrated to us by ‘Hushpuppy’ (Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis), a […]