2017 Oscar Preditions

Tonight is the 89th annual Academy Awards and it seems like the focus will be on anything but the films themselves. For the first time since 2003, when the ceremony went on despite the start of the war in Iraq, the political climate is probably going to be front and centre this year. Despite, all […]

Oscar 2017 Nominee Refresh

The Oscars are this Sunday and it is time once again for me to link back to my reviews of nominated films. Stayed tuned for my official Oscar predictions on Sunday. Best Picture Nominees Arrival La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Other Nominees in Major Categories Elle (Best Actress) Nocturnal Animals (Best […]

My Thoughts on the 2016 Oscar Nominees

This morning saw the announcement of the nominees were announced for the 89th annual Academy Awards. The nominees were announced in a different fashion this year, opting more for pseudo-documentary testimonials from past nominees and winners, instead of the usual live event. The question on everyone’s mind this year is whether there would be any […]

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 […]