Oscar 2016 Wrap-Up

The 88th Academy Awards ended up being a very unpredictable evening indeed. Everything seemed to be shaping up for The Revenant to win Best Picture, with Alejandro G. Iñárritu winning Best Director for the second year in a row and Leo DiCaprio finally nabbing an Oscar for Best Actor. However, in the end, is was Spotlight that came […]

2016 Oscar Predictions

It is time for the 88th annual Academy Awards. This has been a very controversial year for the awards show, with many black actors planning to boycott over the fact that are the nominees are predominantly white. However, with Chris Rock hosting the show, it should still be an entertaining night. I also hope to […]

My Thoughts on the 2015 Oscar Nominees

Well, it’s time once again to dissect the nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards. I’m going to stick most of my preamble and get straight on to my random thoughts on the nominees, which did in fact include a few surprises. It was a surprisingly strong showing for Mad Max: Fury Road, which ended […]

Oscar 2015 Wrap-Up

The 87th annual Academy Awards are now in the history books.  The big winner of the night was Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which ended up winning 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu.  The other frontrunner Boyhood ended up being practically shut out, with its only award […]

2015 Oscar Predictions

The day has finally come for the 87th annual Academy Awards.  For the third year in a row, I will be watching the Oscars on the big screen at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, which has always been a fun time.  This has been a difficult year to differentiate between films I want to win […]

Oscar 2015 Nominee Refresh

The 87th Academy Awards will be happening tomorrow evening.  I already have my predictions ready, which I’ll post tomorrow morning.  In the meantime, I thought that I would once again link to all my reviews of the nominated films.  This year I managed to see most of the films in the major categories, with me […]

Listen to Me – The Dew Over, Episode Twenty-Nine: 1982

It’s a new year and I return for my fifth appearance on The Dew Over podcast.  This was an episode I was quite looking forward to doing, since I get to talk about the Oscar nominees from 1982, which was the year I was born.  The discussion was quite a passionate one and there was […]

My Thoughts on the 2014 Oscar Nominees

It is time again to go down the road to the Oscars.  The nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning and, for the first time, all the categories were part of the live announcement.  While there were no huge surprises in this year’s nominees, there were some very notable omissions, particularly […]

Listen to Me – The Dew Over, Episode Twenty-Five: 2003

I’m becoming a regular on this now aren’t I?  I make my fourth appearance on The Dew Over podcast talking about the Best Picture nominees from 2003, which is the year The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King swept the awards for Best Picture.  I’m a little more in the background this time […]

Listen to Me – The Dew Over, Episode Twenty: 2008

This week I make my third appearance on The Dew Over podcast. The topic this time around in the 2008 Oscars, with the episode featuring a number puns and references towards a certain popular film from that year.  With there being a smaller panel than most episodes of The Dew Over, it opened the door […]