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:

Poms: Cheerleading Comedy, Starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, and Pam Grier

STX has bought the U.S. rights to the cheerleading comedy Poms, starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, and Pam Grier.

Oscar: Nomination for Recreating Stage Roles

In her first major Hollywood film, Dame May Whitty recreated her stage role in the thriller Night Must Fall, starring Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell, for which received the first of her two Best Supporting Actress nominations.

TOY STORY 4 – Teaser

Directed by Josh Cooley. Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack. Walt Disney Studios releasing on June 21, 2019.

Pick of the Week

Lee, Stan: Creator ofSuper-Heroes in Numerous Blockbuster Comicbook Movies, Dies at 95

Stan Lee, who singlehandedly put on the map blockbuster movies based comic book with such iconic superheroes as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men, dies at 95.

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Hollywood 2018: Morricome, Legendary Oscar-Winner Composer Denies Criticism of Tarantino–Update

Legendary composer Ennio Morricone has denied participating in an interview with Playboy Germany magazine in which he was quoted as saying that Quentin Tarantino was a “cretin,” who made nothing but “trash” films.

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Oscar 2019: Best Supporting Actor–Predictions

Frontrunners Mahershala Ali, Green Book Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns (not seen yet)   Strong Contenders Steve Carell, Vice (not seen yet) Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther Daniel Kaluuya, Widows Sam Rockwell, Vice (not […]

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:

Oscar 2019: Best Director–Predictions

This year’s class of Best Directors should be more diverse than the usual, containing perhaps two black directors, and one Mexican (Cuaron), who shot his film in Spanish. With one exception, the prospects for women are not that good–again.

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.