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“American Fiction” Is Smart, Savvy Fun

HOLLYWOOD—So many people have talked about the smart writing in the dramedy “American Fiction” and I must say it is indeed one of the best written flicks I have seen for the 2023 movie season. It helps you get inside the mind of a writer and sometimes the struggles we have when we are crafting a story. Whether it...

The Oscar Analysis Begins

UNITED STATES—We can officially rest on the nomination front now that the 2024 Oscar nominees have been announced. All we have to wait for now is the awards shows to continue to shell out trophies and accolades. With that said, the nominations this week delivered some surprises, as they always do. I just love the conversation talk about snubs...

Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

HOLLYWOOD—Last week the nominees for the 2024 Academy Awards a.k.a. as the Oscars were announced. We can now analyze who is likely to be the winner in the BIG SIX as I like to call them (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor). This week we start the beginning of our...

“The Iron Claw” Is Brutally Depressing

HOLLYWOOD—There are movies that can be depressing, and then there are movies that are downright depressing as hell. It has been a while since I’ve witnessed a movie that just delivered blow after blow after blow to the audience. The wrestling drama “The Iron Claw” is one of those flicks. The drama tells the story of the Von Erich...

The 2024 Oscar Nominees Are…

BEVERLY HILLS—The nominees for the 2024 Academy Awards, which we all know as the Oscars were announced on Tuesday, January 23 by actress Zazie Beetz and actor Jack Quaid via the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.  Would “Oppenheimer” or “Barbie” dominate? The answer might surprise you. “Oppenheimer” leads the pack with 13 nominations. Followed close behind was “Poor Things” with 11...

“Expend4bles” Leads Razzie Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—It might be awards season, but there are some awards you don’t want to be considered for. That is right, the Golden Raspberry nominees for 2024, better known as the Razzies were announced on Monday, January 22. There were some bad movies in 2023, and at the top of the list was the action flick “Expend4bles” four which earned...

“Oppenheimer” Leads 2024 BAFTA Award Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Another day, another list of nominees for awards season. This time it is for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts which released its contenders for the 2024 awards season. Yes, the BAFTAs are putting another ripple in what an interesting Tuesday could be next week, as the Oscar nominees are announced. Why does BAFTA matter? There are...

“Oppenheimer” Big Winner At Critic’s Choice Awards

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SANTA MONICA—The 29th Annual Critic’s Choice Awards were held on Sunday, January 14, as the trek to awards seasons continues. Yes, I will admit the CCA has grown in popularity in what I would say the last five to six years. Many A-listers didn’t use to attend this ceremony and that has since changed, as I think they realize...

Nominees For 2024 Directors Guild Of America Awards Revealed

BEVERLY HILLS—On Wednesday, January 10, the nominees for the 2024 Directors Guild of America Awards were announced. The DGA are huge predictors of who could be nominated for the highest accolade in the entertainment industry: The Academy Award or as most people call it the Oscar. Who would make the cut and who would not? Well Christopher Nolan picked up...

“The Color Purple” Brings Back Nostalgia

HOLLYWOOD—I don’t recall the first time I saw the 1985 film “The Color Purple” all I remember is that I saw that movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg asking myself how in the hell did Goldberg NOT win the Best Actress Academy Award? I thought it was an absolute travesty and that might be a direct...
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