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Cannes Review take 2: ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Tilda Swinton in The Dead Don’t Die (photo courtesy of Cannes Film Festival) Jim Jarmusch’s most commercial film to date marks a departure for the director but also doesn’t offer a memorable viewing experience. Some directors like to have fun – and there’s no problem with that. After several artsy films, Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, this year’s opening …

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Cannes Review: Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver do some zombie killin’ in The Dead Don’t Die Much like the zombies and ghouls the heroes of The Dead Don’t Die contend with, Jim Jarmusch’s B-movie satire rises slowly, brings our attention to its stench, and proceeds to wander aimlessly, disappointingly caught in its own daze. Centerville, USA is a straight forward …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTOR (May)

Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis on the set of Netflix’s The Pope It’s so early in the Best Actor race that no potential top contender has even been seen yet. Only Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood comes close as it is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next week. That isn’t to say …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Like Best Actress, there are a few previous winners in this category looking for seconds. Namely, Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman for Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood for Sony/Columbia. These are bound to be two dynamic performances that take up a lot of oxygen this year. For De Niro, working …

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2019 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Preview and Predictions: Motion Picture

In its 25-year history, 17 films have earned four SAG nominations with six of those ending up winning here, Cast in a Motion Picture. Four films lost all four of their bids (Brokeback Mountain, The English Patient, Into the Wild and Manchester by the Sea). A Star Is Born is the only film this year with four nominations, but is …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (November)

Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) The top 4 of Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) and Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born) stay locked in place from last month but previous top 5 contender Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) makes a big move back into the fold.  Driver was a staple …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (October)

Mahershala Ali in Green Book (Universal) Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali not only holds onto his #1 spot, he’s starting to look like a lock. Along with the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award win last month, Green Book just won another Audience Award, from the Mill Valley Film Festival, this week. He is looking very good for a …

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