Prediction: 2015 Best Picture

This is the most unpredictable race in years. So many outstanding films. Nonetheless I will breakdown each nominee and my bold prediction for this year’s winner of Best Picture. And the nominees are... The Big Short The Big Short hits on all the right notes at all the right times. The subject matter was challenging … Continue reading Prediction: 2015 Best Picture


2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 5

I am most disappointed that there were only 8 nominees this year. All of these films are worthy of their nomination but this category should have also included Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Interstellar. Plus Nightcrawler and Still Alice could have been in the mix as well. It was a great year for movies and for … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 5

2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 4

This is a 2-horse race with a third nipping at their heels. All of these directors, for different reasons, were extremely impressive. There were also a couple of other directors who could have landed in this category. It was a deep, deep year for great directing. BEST DIRECTOR Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) – … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 4

2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 2

I normally start my predictions week with the screenplays. But this year I pushed it a day to catch the one nominee I hadn’t seen yet. Alas, winter storm Octavia (or something like that) hit the southeast so not only did I not get to Inherent Vice but I am a day behind on my prediction. … Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions, Part 2

Fraternal Twins

As we slam headfirst into full-blown Oscar season I am up to my armpits tracking buzz on various films and catching them at the local megaplex or art house theater if and when I’m lucky enough for them to come to town. Sometimes they come and go so quickly that you never even knew they … Continue reading Fraternal Twins