…go it alone

Movie fans and hosting enthusiasts were dealt quite a blow this week as the Academy has (basically) confirmed there will be no host for the Oscars this year. Because we don’t get nice things anymore. Yes, even in a world full of perennial award show hosts (Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, James Corden, Stephen Colbert…I’m…

…See Reel Change

We’re months away from the Oscars and the heart of award season, but there’s already some buzz. And the films being included in the conversation might surprise you. This morning The Academy announced some serious changes to the ceremonies format. For one, the broadcast will now be limited to three hours. Another, debatably more exciting…

…conclude

It’s here, crusaders! Oscar Sunday is here! It’s been quite the journey and if the history of this award season has taught us anything, it’s far from over. This year, Jimmy Kimmel gets a chance at hosting redemption, and the Oscars get a chance at changing its image in the midst of a transformational awards season….

…take flight

I hate to be too hyperbolic as I head into my final best picture review of this 2018 Oscar season, but to say that “Lady Bird” spoke to my soul would not be an overstatement. This story, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, tells the tale of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a senior…

…discover

At first glance, “Call Me By Your Name,” is a pretty standard coming-of-age story. Yes, its backdrop, an Italian summer, is absolutely stunning, but on the surface, the emo/intellectual nature of its lead is nothing we haven’t seen before. But as Elio (Timothée Chalamet) learns, first impressions aren’t everything. This is the story of Elio…