OSCAR COUNTDOWN

Only 10 months and 2 days until the next Oscars are awarded on February 24, 2019.

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Love, Simon

Those who know me best know that I am an unapologetic lover of ‘80s nostalgia. To be honest, just calling it “nostalgia” makes me feel old, but it is what it is. Time marches on and the brutal fact is that even ‘80s nostalgia, which was once the hip and cool thing, used […]

The Death of Stalin

Never before in my lifetime has the world been more politically charged, more anxious about the fortitude of their leaders, more distrustful of their decisions and more worried for the future. It is in this atmosphere that the popularity of political satire is soaring, especially in the United States, from Saturday Night Live to […]

Black Panther

It does feel like there is a reckoning happening in Hollywood. Yes, there are the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that are making an emotional impact, but beyond those, there seems to finally be a move towards more inclusivity. Diversity in Hollywood has always been a challenge, but the tone-deafness reached a […]

2018 Academy Awards Supercut

Oscar Nominations

Some quick thoughts on this morning’s Oscar nominations (see the full list here: Oscar.com ):

As expected, The Shape of Water leads the way, with a total of 13 nominations. Only 11 other films in Oscar history have received 13 or more nominations. 8 of those 11 went on to win Best […]

My Top 10 of 2017

1. The Big Sick
2. Lady Bird
3. Get Out
4. Blade Runner 2049
5. 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
6. The Florida Project
7. The Disaster Artist
8. Personal Shopper
9. T2: Trainspotting
10. Wonder Woman

MY CURRENT SMART PICKS

Top 5 List:

My Five Favorite political movies:

1. Election, 1999
2. All the President’s Men, 1976
3. Citizen Kane, 1941
4. Dr. Strangelove, 1962
5. Dave, 1993

Rental Pick:

Bob Roberts (1992)

Favorite Trailer of the Moment:

Awesome Movie Montages and Lists: