Film

2022 Oscar Predictions

HOLLYWOOD—I am usually excited about the Academy Awards, but for 2022 I don’t feel that much excitement and I quite don’t know why. It could be the pandemic, the unpredictability of awards season or the fact that I have a very strong idea, as I have had in the past about who will walk away with the golden statue...

“Power Of The Dog” Nabs Top BAFTA Awards

HOLLYWOOD—There were two award shows on Sunday, March 13, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Critic’s Choice Awards. Look, I’ve never been a fan of the CTA simply because critics tend to be too opinionated and sometimes are out of touch with the American people. Maybe we will talk more about that ceremony later. The...

“Fresh” Is Full Of Surprises, Not All Good!

HOLLYWOOD—Hmm, I really thought the movie “Fresh” was going to be something that blew my socks off after hearing so many critics take highly about it. Well, let me tell you something America, “Fresh” was not my favorite cup of tea. Why? It feels like one thing, and then turns its head where it becomes something you do not...

“The Lost Daughter” Wins Big At Independent Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA—Yeah, its official awards season is back people and I have indeed missed it. Last week we had the Screen Actors Guild Awards, this week the Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on Sunday, March 6. If my memory serves me right, next week is the BAFTA Awards and then 2 weeks later on March 27, we...

“CODA” Is An Emotional Powerhouse!

HOLLYWOOD—I have been hearing so much and I mean so much about the movie “CODA” I just had to cave in and finally watch it and I loved every single minute of it. This is a movie that breaks your heart, puts it back together to only break your heart all over again. It is one of those films...

“CODA” Wins Big At 2022 SAG Awards

SANTA MONICA—For the first time in a long time, it actually felt like awards season was back in Hollywood. Why? Fresh off the 2022 NAACP Image Awards that were handed out on Saturday, February 26, the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out on February 27. Now the actor has not handed out at the iconic Shrine Auditorium...

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Is A Bloody Mess

HOLLYWOOD—Yeah, the notion of remaking a classic, with a direct sequel to the classic is starting to annoy me quite a bit America. Why? The films are not clicking the same way that the filmmakers are expecting them to. I mean we had “Halloween,” three versions at this point 1978 (the original), 2007 (the remake) and then the 2018...

Academy Awards Not Acknowledging All Categories

HOLLYWOOD—This is quite baffling and frustrating as a filmmaker. I have always been prone to watching the Academy Awards or Oscars as many people know them. It is the pinnacle of all awards shows, but for people like myself who are inspiring filmmakers it gives you an inside glimpse into the Hollywood elite and how they are acknowledged and...

“The Power Of The Dog” Leads Oscar Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Well, there were a few people in Hollywood who received a congratulatory call early on Tuesday, February 8. Why? The nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards (better known as the Oscars) were announced. Yes, it’s the pinnacle of awards when it comes to awards season people. So who would lead the pack of contenders? Would it be the...

“Dune” Leads 2022 BAFTA Nominees

HOLLYWOOD—Well, talk about shocking because that is exactly how I felt as the 2022 nominees for the British Academy of Film and Theatre Arts, better known as BAFTA. The awards are equivalent to the Academy Awards for the Brits. However, they are another precursor to where Oscar ‘could’ be headed when they unveil their nominees on Tuesday, February 8....