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Who Gets an Oscar Ballot?

Our very good friend @NeverTooEarlyMP who runs the site NeverTooEarlyMoviePredictions has for many years undertaken the monumental task of researching, verifying and listing the names of as many Academy members as have ever been collected…

The Case for Ex Machina

by Robin Write Ex Machina is a movie I saw very early on in the year, and we are talking the calendar year, which is not necessarily the one defined by the film industry's awards season. Longevity of a January release (April in America)…

The Case for Brooklyn by Tomris Laffly

by Tomris Laffly What an unpredictable awards season this continues to be. The race, as the current roster of strong contenders stands, is rich with some foreseen and some late-blooming ensembles like Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton,…

The Case for Inside Out

No 2015 movie pleased the critics and enchanted audiences while embracing creativity and tugging on heart strings as successfully as Pixar’s Inside Out. As Scott Mendleson pointed out in his Top Ten list, the power Inside Out harnessed at…

Robin Write Revisits Cannes: Best Actor

Our good friend Robin Write at writeoutofla.com has selected his favorite Best Actor winners at Cannes. Oh Cannes Film Festival, how we miss you. More so around this time of year, when the Oscars and its end trails are not a long enough…

The Case for: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

by Péter Szemmelveisz First of all, I have a confession to make : I resist this "Best Actress race is SO thin" line. I resist it because if we keep repeating it, it will take away from the glorious career moment of the winner (the best…

New Hobbit Still Drops

by Jazz Tangquay Over on The Hobbit's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitUK) we got our first glimpse at the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy. A still featuring Ian McKellan as Gandalf and Luke Evans as Bard…