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2018 Oscar Predictions: THE SCREENPLAYS (June)

Call Me By Your Name and The Papers have commanding leads in Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay, respectively. Each outnumber their #2 rivals by exactly 20 points with both films in the top 5 for Best Picture (with The Papers at #1) an in Best Director Spielberg sits in the top spot while CMBYN‘s Luca Guadagnino is just outside the ...

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Oscar Profile: Murder on the Orient Express

“If there was a murder, then there was a murderer. The murderer is with us — and every one of you is a suspect.” Murder on the Orient Express 20th Century Fox – 11/10 Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy ...

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Oscar Profile: Victoria and Abdul

Victoria & Abdul Focus Features – 9/22 Dir: Stephen Frears Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams What It’s About: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to ...

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Cannes 2017: Did Any of the Winners Start Their Oscar Campaigns?

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has wrapped with more than a few surprises when the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony last night. Many had expected the French 90s-era AIDS drama 120 Battements par minute (Beats Per Minute) from Robin Campillo to triumph but that film ended up with the Grand Prize of the Jury (2nd place, essentially) while ...

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