By: Nathan Ridings Moonlight follows Chiron, a young, black, and closeted gay man as he navigates three distinct periods in his life. These three stages occur when the character is approximately eight, fifteen, and twenty-five years old. Each stage of...
When I first started writing this blog in the fall, I mentioned that the thing most people dislike about the Academy Awards is how it seems like the winners are decided long before the ceremony actually happens. Back then there were multiple films that...
The finish line is in sight. The Golden Globes and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are behind us and the Academy Awards will take place in just a couple of weeks on February 26th. They announced their nominations earlier this month and, I am proud to...
The Golden Globes are often seen as the more fun awards show, but essentially meaningless when it comes to predicting who will win at the Academy Awards. However, they can work to encourage an Academy member to pick up a screener that they have been ignoring...
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It has been exciting to have a year where no clear frontrunner has presented itself in the Oscar race. Birth of a Nation went down in a blaze of controversy and bad reviews. La La Land, often considered the frontrunner, failed to receive a SAG nomination...
The best director race has been one of the more surprising categories to watch. Two of the frontrunners are relative newcomers and some directing veterans have had a harder time building momentum. After the last couple of years of Oscars, it’s good...
By: Ryan Beard Arrival is a movie that I was very excited about. The trailers were solid, and didn’t give anything away in regards to story. The director of the film, a Canadian director by the name of Denis Villeneuve, is one of my favorite working...
The announcement of SAG and Golden Globe nominations has given this year’s Oscar race a shake up. Movies that seemed guaranteed to be nominated were shut out while some smaller indie films released earlier this year got some unexpected love. While the...