Bonus: 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Documentary

Life Overtakes Me 8/10 Short documentaries like this I always enjoy, despite the rather depressing subject matter, due to the fact that I learn something along the way that I previously was unaware of. Resignation Syndrome, a rather new diagnosed illness, is the center of this short documentary and the heart breaking consequences that ripple … Continue reading Bonus: 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Documentary

Bonus: 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animation

Hair Love 6/10 “Hair Love” has some things going for it. An emotional ending, beautifully rendered animation and using an absence of dialogue very effectively. However, the story itself is too overly simple and unengaging that I felt no connection to it whatsoever. The short film is literally a girl trying to do her hair … Continue reading Bonus: 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animation

Oscar Predictions for the Films of 2019

BEST PICTURE What will win: 1917 What should win: Marriage Story What should have been nominated: Waves BEST DIRECTOR Who will win: Sam Mendes Who should win: Bong Joon Ho Who should have been nominated: James Mangold BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY What will win: Parasite What should win: Marriage Story What should have been nominated: Waves … Continue reading Oscar Predictions for the Films of 2019

Bonus: 2019 Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts

Bao 6.5/10 Easily the most well-known of the nominated shorts here due to it coming from Pixar and playing before “The Incredibles 2”, “Bao” does have some well-crafted animation, emotional elements and a beautiful score that we have come to expect from Pixar. Also being able to tell a story without dialogue is impressive but … Continue reading Bonus: 2019 Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts

Bonus: 2019 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Black Sheep 6.5/10 I found this to be the most well made out of all of these documentary shorts. Cutting back and forth between our main talking head for the documentary portion and then to dramatic reenactments worked really well and the editing was cleverly done with some of the overlapping dialogue. The big problem … Continue reading Bonus: 2019 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Oscar Predictions for the Films of 2018

BEST PICTURE What will win: Roma What should win: Green Book What should have been nominated: Hereditary BEST DIRECTOR Who will win: Alfonso Cuarón Who should win: Paweł Pawlikowski Who should have been nominated: Ari Aster BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY What will win: The Favourite What should win: Green Book What should have been nominated: Hereditary … Continue reading Oscar Predictions for the Films of 2018

Oscar Predictions for the Films of 2017

BEST PICTURE What will win: The Shape of Water What should win: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri What should have been nominated: Molly's Game BEST DIRECTOR Who will win: Guillermo del Toro Who should win: Christopher Nolan Who should have been nominated: Denis Villeneuve BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY What will win: Get Out What should win: Three … Continue reading Oscar Predictions for the Films of 2017