Spotlight was the favourite at the start of the race.
The Globes and BAFTA went for The Revenant because they felt like they owed Inarritu after they sided with Boyhood, and Birdman won the Oscar.
Had they rewarded Inarritu the year before, instead of Linklater, we’d have probably seen a Spotlight sweep.
Spotlight is the only time in the 1…[Read more]
Watched this tonight, so long after that Cannes buzz. But boy did it hold up.
Phoenix may just be the best working Actor in the business today, and Joe cements this status for him.
Ramsay has written the leanest screenplay imaginable, without a single wasted second, making for unmissable, compelling viewing. She directs it with such vigour and…[Read more]
Fast Color First Reactions
Jamie Broadnax: Fast Color is a beautiful blessing of a film centered around three generations of Black women. Stunning performances, gorgeous visuals, a riveting story and literal Black Girl Magic!!
Joanna Robinson: Everyone clamoring for a Storm X-Men solo movie. I just saw it at SXSW with Gugu Mbatha-Raw. FINALLY a…[Read more]
Prospect First Reactions
Heather Wilson: So Prospect is an intriguing and scrappy sci-fi western that so ambitiously shoots for the stars, I couldn’t help but fall in love. Sophie Thatcher is incredible. As are Jay Duplass and Pedro Pascal.
Ed Travis: Gorgeous, Small-stakes, grimy frontier sci-fi populated by a magnificent cast. It’s low key,…[Read more]
Blockers First Reactions
Joanna Robinson: I’ve seen TRAINWRECK, SPY and many many many more comedies debut in this theater and Blockers blows them allllllll away.
David Fear: BLOCKERS is literally every raunchcom of the last 10 years in a blender. And it will make a billion dollars. And win John Cena an Oscar. And be called the female S…[Read more]
A Vigilante First Reactions
Jessica Toomer: Olivia Wilde in A Vigilante is the kind of real, kickass heroine tailor-made for the #MeToo era. Watching her beat up abusive assholes has breathed life into my sweat-drenched self at SXSW
Jason Bailey: A tough sit that may not be worth the trouble, but Wilde is PHENOMENAL
Adrian Torres: Olivia W…[Read more]
Galveston First Reactions
Nick Robinson: I am over the moon for GALVESTON. Loved this movie in ways I have not loved a movie for a little bit. Spectacular storytelling, incredible direction, amazing performances. Best film I’ve seen at a fest in quite some time. Enamored.
Brian Tallerico: Pitch Black, brutal story of lost souls anchored by g…[Read more]
A Quiet Place First Reactions
Alicia Malone: Holy moly what a ride! I now suspect John Krasinski to be a cruel human, because he absolutely tortures the audience… albeit in a wonderful, terrifying & emotional way. I barely breathed throughout the whole film
Meredith Borders: Holy shit, A QUIET PLACE is for real. John Krasinski made a horror…[Read more]
Based purely on the actors and film makers I like; reviews of already seen films; and synopses Of films to come…here’s what I think I’ll go for…will be interesting to look back in a years time to see who and what I actually go for.
My predicted personal winners in bold.
If Beale Street Could…[Read more]
Amy Adams – Backseat
Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close – The Wife
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Marion Cotillard – Gueule D’Ange
Penélope Cruz – Everybody Knows
Viola Davis – Widows
Stefani Germanotta – A Star Is Born
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Teacher
Kathryn Hahn – Private Life
Imagine some of thee will be pushed back, others will flop, but some may be contenders to stay!
A House In The Sky
A Star Is Born
At Eternity’s Gate
If Beale Street Could T…[Read more]
AMG replied to the topic "The Other Side of the Wind" The NEXT Best Picture Oscar Winner? in the forum Movies 1 week, 4 days ago
Isn’t there a rule about production date and consideration dates?
I swear there was something reported about Beasts Of The Southern Wild just creeping in with that rule, as it was a while between shooting and release?
Either that or I have just made some right old bull up!
No guts, no glory Predictions
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary, Queen Of Scots
On The Basis Of Sex
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Damien Chazelle – First Man
Joel Edgerton – Boy Erased
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Mimi Leder – On The Basis Of Sex
Steve M…[Read more]
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