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Reel to Real: Favorite Upcoming Oscar Bait Films?

Let’s be honest. Aside from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, pretty much any film coming out this month of December will be geared towards the yearly “Oscar bait” group. 57 more words

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Battle of the Sexes

‘Male chauvinist pig versus hairy legged feminist…’ 537 more words


Three Billboards Hits the Nail on the Nose with a Molotov Cocktail

The season of award-hungry film releases has begun. A time when studios release movies they suspect will appeal to… whoever votes on major film awards. This, in theory, means the movies breaking through to the cineplex are better and more interesting than those released for the broader public the rest of the year. 947 more words


"Goodbye Christopher Robin" Review

It’s nearly summer, which means that studios are starting to release their ‘prestige’ films for Oscar season. It’s hard not to know one when you see one – they star A-list actors playing real life people in a story based on true historical events, and almost always end with on-screen title cards about what really happened after the events in the film. 447 more words

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Sticky Post: Awards Season Bait is Nigh

It’s October, and you can sense three things in the air (theoretically – let’s pretend that global warming isn’t fucking up our seasons):

Awards Season

Trumbo (2015)

Such an amazingly mundane film and amazing because while assumedly isn’t hard to make a boring film it is surely difficult to make one so boring out of such interesting source material. 807 more words

'The Zookeeper's Wife' Film Review

Grade: A

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ looks like Oscar bait. It has an Oscar-nominated actress in the lead role, a compelling score by composer Harry Gregson-Williams, emotional scenes where actors cry at the drop of a hat, and the words “Based on a true story”, but this is one of the few times where I can say that this attempt at being thought of during Oscar season really pays off. 318 more words

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