…Steal the Show

By all rights, “Bohemian Rhapsody” should not be nominated for Best Picture. The film’s director was fired with two weeks of filming remaining. It received a less than enthusiastic response from critics. Add in the fact that director Bryan Singer’s behavior on set has recently come to light (again), and this Queen biopic seemed destined…

…Come Into Power

Marvel has become a master of creating worlds and universes, but in “Black Panther” they have gone a step further. They’ve sparked a movement, a cinematic revolution that has spilled out over the edges of the screen and flooded the real world. The power of that movement became very clear when this year’s Oscar nominees…

…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…