Oscars 2016 – Best Picture

Here are the nominees for Best Picture: The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Who Should Win: All things being equal, out of these eight the film I think we’ll remember the most is ‘Mad Max’. Who Will Win: Actors are the biggest branch.  Based on that […]

Oscars 2016: Best Actress & Best Actor

Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett – Carol Brie Larson – Room Jennifer Lawrence – Joy Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn Who Should Win: Cate has been here. You can kind of feel the people are wearing on J.Law.  No more ‘Hunger Games’ helps, but […]

Oscars 2016 – Best Director

Here are the nominees for Best Directing: The Big Short – Adam McKay Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller The Revenant – Alejandro G. Innaritu Room – Lenny Abrahamson Spotlight – Tom McCarthy Who Should Win: In a fairly competitive year, most agreed ‘Mad Max’ was amazing (especially on the big screen), which should favor […]

‘Room’

Brie Larson first showed up on my radar when someone turned me on to ‘The United States of Tara.’  ‘Short Term ’12’ put her on everybody’s radar in terms of ‘OK, she can act.’  And now, ‘Room’ is justifiably giving her the chance to really do anything she wants. Told from the point of view […]