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The Revenant

2016 Oscar Predictions: Will Win/Should Win

2016 Oscar Predictions: Will Win/Should Win

It’s time. The 88th annual Academy Awards are upon us. To be honest, I’ve been a little checked out of the race for the last few weeks. For one, I was traveling when the race finally seemed to crystallize around my least favorite Best Picture nominee in years. And I spent a lot of time […]

The Revenant Review

The Revenant Review

RATING: (1.5 STARS) Hardship is an easy thing to depict on film, but hardship in service of something meaningful to the butts in front of the screen is more of a challenge. 12 Years a Slave is a recent film that pulled it off with flying colors. How? It showed us who its lead character […]

2016 Oscar Predictions: Round One

2016 Oscar Predictions: Round One

I published my first round of 2016 Oscar predictions today. We don’t know about everything yet, but I think we’re far enough along that it’s not terribly reductive to start looking at 2015’s films through awards-colored glasses. To sum things up succinctly, I’m high on The Hateful Eight. The lack of an obvious front-runner at […]

2015 Fall Movie Preview

2015 Fall Movie Preview

Expectations are a tricky thing. In years past, I’ve listed duds like Labor Day, Carnage, Love and Other Drugs, and various The Hobbit movies in various iterations of this very column. On the flip side, there’s something like Wild last year, which I expected to be an obnoxiously transparent Oscar play. Or Drug War from […]