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2018 Oscar Predictions: THE SCREENPLAYS (December Part 1)

Call Me By Your Name remains atop the Adapted Screenplay list and really, why wouldn’t it? Not only is it a major Best Picture contender but the dearth of competition here makes it such lock that it’s almost pointless to pretend anything else will overtake it. The top four here are pretty solid, making the #5 quite open to just ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (December Part 1)

Since March, Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) has ruled the top spot of our Best Actor charts with a perfect score of 100 for all but one month. Until now. Sure, it’s 99 and it might not seem like much but when you’re the presumed frontrunner (and winner) before anything actually begins, you only have down to go. Every other performance ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (November)

This is starting to look like the summer months of Best Actress. It’s a stagnant month in Best Actor as it’s the same top 5 and all in the same spot. But let’s take a closer look at the numbers. Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) still has a perfect score of 100, Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread – trailer here) drops a ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (November)

If there’s a theme to this category this year it’s all about moms. Good moms, bad moms, really bad moms and even a Mother. As if the teaser weren’t enough, the red-band trailer for I, Tonya dropped this week and with it the acid-tongued profanity from our #1 Supporting Actress contender, Allison Janney. Sitting atop with a perfect score of ...

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Review: ‘Stronger’ (★★★½)

We’ve all probably seen enough ‘everyday man overcoming adversity/tragedy’ stories to last a lifetime but once in a while one comes down the pike like Stronger to show us how potent these stories can be. In April of 2013 deadbeat but lovable goof Jeff (a never better Jake Gyllenhall) is trying to win back his girl Erin (a superb Tatiana ...

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