Widows: Director Steve McQueen and his Perfect Cast

How to describe Widows? Call it a heist caper with a social conscience, or a violent thriller with a feminist bent, or an ensemble-driven feature in which every part is perfectly cast.

Oscar 2019: Best Actor–Predictions–Dozen Peformances to Watch

Once again, the Best Actor race is dominated by men appearing in biopics. The frontrunner are:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Melissa McCarthy as Feisty Author-Criminal Lee Israel in Oscar-Caliber Performance

To have a movie featuring a woman who is complicated, who is a difficult person, who commits crimes, yet who is also feisty, smart, clever and ambitious, is exciting.

Oscar 2019: Best Picture–Predictions

This year there will be more diversity and inclusion in all Oscar races than ever before. In the Best Picture category, we may see features dominated by black and Asian characters, such Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and Crazy Rich Asians.

Bohemian Rhapsdy: Rock Musical Dominated by Rami Malek’s Magnetism

The main reasons to see the flawed biopic, only semi-effectively directed by Bryan Singer (who was eventually fired) is Rami Malek’s charismatic performance and Queen’s glorious music.