Critical Confabulations

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Oscars 2014: Post-Awards Wrap-Up

Cumberbatch photobombs, celeb selfies & Travolta name-butcherings: These are the memorable moments from the 2014 Oscars.

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2014: Final Winner Predictions

My full winner predictions for the 86th Academy Awards.

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Best Picture

It’s not about what film gets the most #1 votes; it’s about which film is the most well-liked across the board.

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Best Director

It’s CuarĂ³n vs. McQueen, but can the latter’s artist aesthetic really compete with the former’s technical mastery?

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Foreign Language Film

The stylized, philosophical The Great Beauty goes head-to-head with the weepy melodrama The Broken Circle Breakdown. Also, there’s Mads Mikkelsen.

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Animated Feature Film

Other than Best Actress, this is the one category whose winner was determined before the nominees were even announced.

February 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Sound Editing

For the layman (me), editing is indistinguishable from mixing. But for form’s sake, let’s discuss (kind of).

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Supporting Actor

Jared Leto has won all but one acting accolade to date, but someone else is perfectly poised to spoil his big night.

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Documentary Short Film

If there’s a doc that declares Art Changed My Life, the Academy just can’t resist it.

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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