Category Archives: oscars

Blade Runner 2049 review (Five Minutes in the Film Room transcript)

Here is the transcript for my review of Blade Runner 2049, which aired Oct. 18 on Episode 88 of The Bridge. The Bridge is broadcast as a one-hour radio show Monday through Friday on Sports Radio America  at 8 p.m. A brand … Continue reading

Posted in Five Minutes in the Film Room, movie reviews, oscars | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Something subtle

Jeremy Renner gave the best performance of his career in the recently released Wind River. I’m not going to guarantee that he will be one of the five nominees for best actor come Oscar season, but he’ll definitely deserve a … Continue reading

Posted in academy awards, movies, oscars | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The art of the one-take action sequence

Bad action sequences are easy to spot. They are the scenes filled with quick cuts and shaky cameras, which make it difficult to make out what the fighters are doing. It looks awful so why do directors continuously make the … Continue reading

Posted in Box Office, movie reviews, movies, oscars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘To hell with dreams’

Warren Beatty opened the envelope, took a long look at the card and passed it to Faye Dunaway, who said, “La La Land” into the microphone. The frontrunner’s producers, director and cast hugged, celebrating their seventh Oscar of the night, … Continue reading

Posted in academy awards, movies, oscars, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Nominated for this, but also in that

Two years ago, Eddie Redmayne earned a nomination for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Absolutely warranted. He’s a great actor. But no actor has a great performance in every movie. Unfortunately for Redmayne, he lived … Continue reading

Posted in academy awards, movies, oscars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oscars: Right movie…wrong actor

The Academy did a nice job with its nominations in preparation for the 89th awards presentation Feb. 26. The Oscars have the African American representation it lacked over the past two years with Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences; Mel Gibson’s … Continue reading

Posted in academy awards, movies, oscars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy New Year … I’m back

Let’s just say this. The last time I posted on this blog, Fantastic Four (aka Fant4stic) was my fifth most anticipated movie for the summer of 2015 … a lot has changed. I’ve been away too long, and I know you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in academy awards, movie reviews, movies, oscars | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment