Oscars 2018 – Best Picture

  Here are this year’s nominees for Best Picture: Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Who I’m Cheering For: Come on… Who Should Win: Last year (I think) established unless you have ‘Titantic’, nobody really knows until the […]

Oscars 2018 – Best Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie – I, Tonya Saorise Ronan – Lady Bird Meryl Streep – The Post Who I’m Cheering For: I don’t know if anyone here completely ‘doesn’t belong’ this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oscars 2018 – ‘Best Supporting Actor’

  Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Who Should Win: Hmmm.  I thought […]

‘Strong Island’

  ‘Strong Island’ is another film that’s compelling both for what’s on screen, and also for how perfectly timely it is with larger discussions happening in 2018 America. Nominated this year in the Best Documentary – Feature category, the skeleton of the story is way too familiar to everyone now: a young black man is […]


  Nominated for Best Documentary Feature, ‘Icarus’ is one of those films where the larger implications stick with you a little more than what you see on the screen.  Especially right now… Doing well but never really excelling as a cyclist, Bryan Fogel (also our narrator) hooks up with Girgory Rodchenkov, a leading Russian scientist […]

‘Call Me By Your Name’

  Liked it.  Didn’t love it til the end. In recent memory, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ is an excellent story of forbidden love; ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ feels more three dimensional (and more explicit sexually).   ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is strong for what it is; a young man discovers his sexuality and comes of age […]

‘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 […]