/Awards Season Discussion

How’d I Do on This Year’s Oscars?

With this year’s Academy Awards ceremony behind us, it’s time to take a look at how I did on my predictions for the winners in this annual competition, as first outlined in my previous blog, “Who Will Win This Year’s Oscars?”, posted on February 23. And the result? Five out of six correct calls, with one miss. Here are the details: Best Picture Projected Winner:  “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Actual Winner:  “The Shape of Water” Result:  Missed call (sort of) This has become the most difficult category to call in recent years, largely because it’s been hard to discern the mind of the Academy voters. In years when it seems they’re going to play it safe, they go with something [...]

2018-03-12T07:12:46+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Awards Season Discussion|

Conscious Creation Goes to the Oscars

Don't miss today's edition of Smart Women Talk Radio with host Katana Abbott and yours truly. We'll discuss this year's Oscar-nominated films and the role that conscious creation plays in making them great viewing. Tune in at 3 pm ET by clicking here. Or catch the archived podcast later for on-demand listening.

Who Will Win This Year’s Oscars?

It’s that time of year again – time for my predictions of the winners at the annual Academy Awards. Most of the major honors appear fairly clear-cut at this point, with little in doubt. Nevertheless, with that said, here are my picks for who will likely take home statues this year: Best Actor The Field: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”; Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”; Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”; Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”; Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Who Will Likely Win: Gary Oldman. This is a virtual lock. Having won almost everything leading up to the Oscars, this is Oldman’s award to lose. Who Should Win (Based on the Nominees): Gary Oldman. Despite capable performances by Daniel Day-Lewis and [...]

2018-03-05T15:45:55+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Awards Season Discussion, Movie Discussion|

The Best and Worst of 2017

Another year in filmdom has come and gone, and countless movie reviewers have issued their best and worst lists for 2017. And so, with that said, it’s time to add my voice to the chorus, with my choices for the cream of the crop and the curdled cream best discarded. In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that I did not screen every film that was released in 2017, most notably those that were distributed through limited or select channels, such as the Netflix exclusive “Mudbound.” However, I did spend considerable time staring at those flickering lights on the big screen last year, enough to make me feel comfortable in offering up my selections for the pictures that [...]

2018-03-08T11:54:10+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Awards Season Discussion|

In the Top 100!

I'm pleased to announce that this web site's Blog Page has been named a Top 100 Movie Blog by Feedspot.com, a blog aggregation site designed to connect web users with an array of different sites categorized by topic. I'm honored to join the ranks of this fine collection of movie-related web sites, and I promise to do my level-best to live up to this distinction. By the way, if it seems like my writings have been a bit scarce lately, you're right. I've recently been traveling and tackling a pile of personal and professional matters, so my posts have been a bit more sporadic than I'd like. But, with those issues behind me now, I'm back, and I'm ready to write! [...]

2018-02-07T21:39:49+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Announcements, Awards Season Discussion, Web Posts|