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Remembering Roger

I learned about art from Roger Ebert. I say this even though he was that one critic who gave Cop and a Half, starring low-point Burt Reynolds, a positive review. In fact, if I ever took issue with Roger, it was that I thought he was often too easy on the movies he would judge. Still, while I may have taken issue with his opinions, I can say with all honesty that he made me consider art in a different way. Before I started watching Siskel and Ebert, I would have never considered foreign films…

All There Is To Know About The Crying Game

I was born in the very small town of Pikeville, Kentucky. At the age of 4 my mother took us north and we settled in the slightly less of a small town known as Niles, Michigan. I started school in the mid-70’s, closed out high school in the late 80s. Neither place was sensitive to diversity. Color, gender, and particularly, sexuality. Compared to those around me, I’d like to say I stood a bit above my average classmates on that score. I wasn’t a racist, I never abused a woman, and when it came…

What a Difference Twenty Years Makes – Why Rotten Tomatoes and Film Criticism are Two Different Things

When you shop for something on Amazon, you will see the star ratings between one and five. We've all learned to adjust our opinion of products based on that kind of at-a-glance measurement. The more five star reviews, the better the product (so the theory goes) . How can thousands of people be wrong about that $400 Vitamix blender? The answer is: they can't be. As you all know, I've been here since the beginning of what we think of as the internet. I was here before anyone trusted buying things…

Ocean’s Eight: A Delightful Heist With Females Leading The Con

We start the week with Ocean’s Eight taking the number one spot at the box office, earning $41 million. Not only is this a bigger opening than the previous Ocean’s films, it also bumped Solo off the top spot. Ocean’s Eight is a heist movie with seven women headlining the cast. Let that sit for a moment. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina plot an elaborate heist during New York’s Met Gala. And it’s a jolly brilliant heist at…

Emma Thompson Joins the Best Actress Race with the Children Act

The Children Act, written by Ian McEwan and directed by Richard Eyre will open in September after debuting on DirecTV the month before, presumably to draw in Direct-TV users who might want to catch the film earlier. Either way, her performance was well reviewed back in September of 2017 when the film hit the Toronto Film Fest. It's finally getting a release in the fall for this year's Oscar race, though we have no idea whether the Best Actress race will be as crowded as it was. Thompson is one…


Contender Tracker

Best Picture

Black Panther
The Rider
First Reformed

Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Brady Jandreau, The Rider
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress

Charlize Theron, Tully
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Amanda Seyfried, First Reformed
Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

Best Supporting Actor

Burt Reynolds, The Last Movie Star

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Dowd, American Animals
MacKenzie Davis, Tully
Florence Kasumba, Black Panther
Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther

Best Director

Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Chloe Zhao, The Rider
Paul Schrader, First Reformed



Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Production Design

Black Panther

Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2

Sound Editing

Black Panther
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2

Costume Design

Black Panther

Visual Effects

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2

Original Score

Original Song

Makeup and Hair

Black Panther

Animated Feature

Documentary Feature

Notorious RGB
Won't You Be My Neighbor
Three Identical Strangers

Live Action Short

Documentary Short

Animated Short

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