June Best Picture Predictions

  Predicted Ten: The Birth of a Nation Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller & Jackie Earle Haley Director: Nate Parker (directorial debut) Writer: Nate Parker Why?: Rave reviews from Sundance are already calling this one of the best films of the year.  And with #OscarsSoWhite, you know the Academy will be looking for more diversity since … Continue reading June Best Picture Predictions

June Best Actor Predictions

1. Joel Edgerton in Loving: Just like Ruth Negga’s praise in Loving, lead actor Joel Edgerton is receiving praise for his performance as well.  I think he has a very good shot after the reading the reviews, though Ruth Negga’s performance may upstage him. 2. Michael Keaton in The Founder: Michael Keaton has really been doing well in his career lately.  He received an Oscar nomination for his role … Continue reading June Best Actor Predictions

“10 Cloverfield Lane” Film Review

Rarely do I find a film this early on in the year that I love…but 10 Cloverfield Lane is one well made, intense film that could easily end up on my 2016 top ten list. First time director Dan Trachtenberg may have a bright future ahead of him after this directorial debut.  With a screenplay from Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken & Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) & … Continue reading “10 Cloverfield Lane” Film Review

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” Film Review

Opa!  The Portokalos family is back and louder than ever with a sequel to the 2002 hit, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  While not as fresh and clever as the first, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 still offers plenty of laughs and fun for true fans of the first film.  The real stars of the show Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan, as it’s more about … Continue reading “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” Film Review

“Hello, My Name is Doris” Film Review

Having been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her excellent portrayal in Lincoln, it was time for Sally Field to have another terrific performance.  Hello, My Name is Doris is some of Field’s best work to date, taking on a quirky character who struggles to cope with life and letting go.  The film is directed by Michael Showalter and written by Laura Terruso & Michael … Continue reading “Hello, My Name is Doris” Film Review

Oscar Possibilities Still to Come & No Goes

This year has been pretty tame so far in terms of Oscar excitement.  I know.  It’s only June, almost July, but it would be nice to see some excitement! This week, Gary Ross’s new film Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, is being released, and reviews are not looking good.  Sorry, Ross.  This year will not be a Seabiscuit, Dave or Big moment for you. … Continue reading Oscar Possibilities Still to Come & No Goes

Ten Worst Mothers in Film

1. Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest Probably one of the most terrifying, mother performances that I have ever seen comes from Faye Dunaway’s performance as Joan Crawford.  I don’t think anyone will truly know the truth about Crawford, and if she was as terrible as people say.  However, Dunaway really took on the terrible mother role quite well, even if the film won … Continue reading Ten Worst Mothers in Film

Upcoming Spring Films to Watch For

May: Money Monster (May 13) Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West & Caitriona Balfe Director: Jodie Foster (The Beaver, Home for the Holidays) Writers: Alan DiFiore, Jamie Linden (Dear John, 10 Years) & Jim Kouf  (Rush Hour, National Treasure) The Nice Guys (May 20) Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Keith David, Kim Basinger & Margaret Qualley Director: Shane Black (Iron Man 3, … Continue reading Upcoming Spring Films to Watch For