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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) Like Supporting Actor, the frontrunner in Best Actor has also jumped hurdles and through hoops to avoid the pitfalls of his problematic film to come out largely unscathed. Back in the early fall there wasn’t much reason to think that Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) would make too big a splash other than maybe having some …

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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: BEST ACTOR (December)

John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Christian Bale (Vice) still hold the top two spots this month but a big swap between #3 and #6 with Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) falling out to make way for Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody). While Hawke has been the clear critics’ favorite this season, with over a dozen wins …

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Review: Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ (★) is the worst film of the year

Vice (Annapurna Pictures) Rarely have I seen a film that hates its audience as much as Vice does. Poised as a satire on the rise of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Adam McKay’s supremely misguided biopic is tantamount to yelling fire in a theater and then locking the doors. It isn’t just ugly, unfunny and stunningly mediocre, it’s the worst …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (October)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) maintains his #1 status and right now still looks like the one to beat in Best Actor. I think the question for many people is how many Oscars can Cooper take home in one night? He could be personally nominated for five awards and I feel like the industry likes him the way they …

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‘Vice’ trailer puts Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney front and center

Academy Award winner Christian Bale is back to his transformation tricks, this time morphing into former Vice President Dick Cheney, the mastermind behind the Iraq War and so much more. As a previous Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff under the Nixon, Ford and first Bush presidencies, Cheney oversaw decades of US government actions in countries around …

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