Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Picture

  Here are the nominees for Best Picture: American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Who Should Win: I’m trying not to let my opinion be corrupted now by reading other people’s thoughts and go back to my gut when I saw each film myself.  Most […]

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 […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Supporting Actor & Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood Laura Dern – Wild Keira Knightley – the Imitation Game Emma Stone – Birdman Meryl Streep – Into the Woods Who Should Win: Hm.  Meryl is the definition of ‘legacy nominations’, I felt like Laura Dern’s character was more important to the story […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Adapted & Best Original Screenplay

Here are the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Hall – American Sniper Graham Moore – the Imitation Game Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice Anthony McCarten – the Theory of Everything Damien Chazelle – Whiplash Who Should Win: Another tough category where I can easily see the case for every nominee.  Based on the story […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Director

  Here are the nominees for Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman Richard Linklater – Boyhood Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game Who Should Win: Probably the nominee I have the strongest opinion about this year.  Has Wes won this yet?  Cause (like all […]

‘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 […]

‘Theory of Everything’

  Based on Jane Hawking’s book, ‘The Theory of Everything’ is the love story of Stephen and his college sweetheart.  Eddie Redmayne gives a knockout performance as the brilliant physicist who most of us know only from our image of him in his current physical state. Felicity Jones plays Jane and (in my opinion) the […]