Category Archives: oscars

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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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The rest of the major Oscar categories

Sorry, I didn’t have time to give in-depth analysis on all of these, but I wanted to get something up. The Oscars air tonight on ABC. BEST DIRECTOR THE NOMINEES Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman) Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…Best Picture

Let me first say that this is a year that a blockbuster should have been nominated for best picture. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Interstellar,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Lego Movie” were all worthy of … Continue reading

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