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1930/31 - Omissions - Part I

This year brings a total of four significant films that were largely or completely ignored for nominations, and perhaps most notably, they are also all films that star a well-known Hollywood actor and have stood the test of time to become classics of early Hollywood cinema. 1,353 more words

Academy Awards

From Early Hit 'Black Panther' to Festival Faves 'Green Book' and 'Roma,' Oscar Race Finally Takes Shape

Now that the Venice-Telluride-Toronto festival onslaught is behind us, this year’s best picture Oscar race has finally taken shape, and boy, is it a vibrant one. 1,468 more words


Green Book Award People’s Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival

I didn’t know much about Green Book until I saw the trailer and found myself quite invested in it. The film recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival and was awarded the prize of People’s Choice Award. 292 more words


Elitism, The Oscars, and Fast Food.

Last Thursday, the Philodemic considered:

Resolved: “The Oscars should not adopt a Popular category.”

On the affirmation: Ms. Sarah Fisher, COL’18

On the negation: Mr. Renny Simone, SFS’21… 1,129 more words

Weekly Debates

What films already out can factor into the Oscar race?

It’s not exactly a secret that when it comes to the Oscars and other film awards, the release schedule is backloaded. Of the 43 films that have been nominated for Best Picture over the last five years, 37 of them (including every winner) opened domestically in either October, November, or December. 2,055 more words


The Wife (2018) - An engaging story told dully

Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Christian Slater

Venue: opening day in theater

Non-spoiler thoughts:

Overall I like this movie. It gets stronger as it moves along and has a terrific final 20 minutes. 560 more words


Episode 151: NFL, Superman and Captain Marvel

The first of “The Final Twelve” is here. The Jerks discuss the 10 things that could happen that would keep us on the “air,” Week One of the NFL season, and Hurricane Florence’s effect on college football. 53 more words

Those Two Jerks Podcast