Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Film: Refuge

Krysten Ritter stars in this film adaptation of Jessica Goldberg’s 1999 play about a young woman finding refuge in rural upstate New York.

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why I’m Not Covering the Oscars

#OscarsSoWhite and Bechdel Test failings have made awards season joyless. Here’s what I’m going to do about it.

January 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oscars 2015: Final Winner Predictions

My final winner predictions for the 87th Academy Awards.

February 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Foreign Language Film

Oscars voters are unlikely to reward the sentimental entry this year.

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Picture

Boyhood or BirdmanBirdman or Boyhood?

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Director

Boyhood is the safe bet. Or is it?

February 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Supporting Actor

The winner here has been set in stone since the nominees were announced.

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Original Screenplay

Looks like Birdman and Boyhood have got some competition.

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Documentary Feature

The Edward Snowden doc is the frontrunner, but smart piece of activist filmmaking might usurp its win.

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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