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My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

February 6, 2015

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Boyhood (IFC Films) The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures) The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company) Selma (Paramount Pictures) The […]

My 2014-2015 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

February 5, 2015

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere. Lets take a look! ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone, Armando Bo Boyhood, Written by Richard […]

My Top Ten Movies of 2014

February 1, 2015

10. Boyhood Richard Linklater’s 12-year opus was met with a lot of acclaim this year.  I appreciated what they set out to do quite a bit.  Its a subtly bold feat to attempt and the cast and crew here did it well.  Its not overly exciting, but it didn’t want to be.  I kind of […]


January 18, 2015

A pretty great achievement from a bold idea of filming a fictional film over time to keep the natural aging of the characters authentic. And “authentic” is the word du jour for this film. All Linklater’s efforts are put into making this as realistic and genuine of a look inside the life of a boy […]