2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Director

The directing category is often the most difficult to evaluate. How much credit does the director get for what goes on the screen? How much is their vision and how much is the talent of the actors, writers, cinematographers, editors, and so on and so on. How much credit does a coach get for the … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Director

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Nomination Surprises

I ended up going 38 for 44 on my predictions. Apparently I missed the memo from the Writers Guild determining that Moonlight wasn’t eligible for original screenplay and put it in the adapted category instead. Besides that there were three main surprises in today’s nominations. First: Viggo Mortensen – Best Actor I wasn’t terribly impressed … Continue reading Nomination Surprises

Luke Cage and the Diversity Problem

I’m a Marvel guy. I always have been. I always will be. Growing up reading comic books there were—and still are—a few DC stories in the collection (A Death in the Family, The Killing Joke, The Death of Superman) but the vast majority of what I read was Marvel. Spider-Man was a favorite but X-Men … Continue reading Luke Cage and the Diversity Problem