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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (September)

The top 4 here remains the same as last month so either we’re doing something right or terribly wrong. It’s a close race for #1 though, as Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) bolts up to #2 and lands just a single point behind Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) this month. Venice and Telluride gave the Mexican director the biggest boost ...

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Can Natalie Portman Crash the Best Actress Ball with Jackie?

May I Have This Dance? Natalie Portman has her eyes set on Oscar #2 with her rave reviews in ‘Jackie’ Yesterday, Jackie debuted at the Venice Film Festival to shockingly great reviews, most of all for its star Natalie Portman. The film, about the immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, has been a bit of a mystery this ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (September)

As we saw with Best Picture and Best Director, we see in Best Actor for Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation). He was #1 last month and now he’s down to #7 and barely hanging on. But again, these predictions for him and his film are purely reactions and gut feelings based on August and could change if the ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (September)

Boy, can a lot change in a month. Last month, The Birth of a Nation was tied with Silence at #2 for Best Picture but with the fallout of his 1999 rape controversy being at the forefront of the film’s press and Parker handling it quite disastrously (as is Fox Searchlight) the film plummets this month. As always, our predictions ...

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Telluride Review Roundup: Moonlight, Bleed for This, Manchester by the Sea

Three major Oscar contenders hit Telluride this weekend; Moonlight, Bleed for This and Manchester by the Sea. The first two were seen for the first time, Manchester debuted earlier this year at Sundance. To say the reviews for A24’s Moonlight are rapturous would be an understatement. As of this writing, the film holds on to a perfect 100 score on ...

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