Archive for January 16, 2015

My Favorite Male Supporting Performances of 2014

Every January, I make myself sit down and pick out specific performances I loved from the previous year. Because I spend so much time talking about movies, but I don’t actually give credit to specific performances. The only time I’ll talk about them is when I’m going over the Oscars. Which isn’t the same thing.

The great thing about lists like this is that it forces you to consider everything. You immediately start thinking of the performances that are nominated for the awards. But if you consider each and every movie you saw from the year (and I did. All 300+ of them), and think about how you really felt about all the specific performances, you’re gonna be surprised which ones you actually liked best. (Especially if you can be honest about it and don’t think about what’s already out there, which few people are willing to be.)

Today I’ll be covering all the male supporting performances I loved. They’re in order, but they’re not really in any order. The numbers don’t matter. These are just the ones I enjoyed the most. We’re not talking about awards-worthy or whatever.

Here are my favorite male supporting performances of 2014: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Some billionaire’s got the Holy Grail in his library on Fifth Avenue.”

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Oscars 2014: BFCA Awards

The Critics Choice Awards were last night. Typically they’re a fairly good barometer for what’s going to win at the Oscars. You have to view it all in context, but they are very helpful.

Interesting that they waited to have the ceremony until the day Oscar nominations were announced, as if to plant the flag of, “We’re gonna be the one that sets the tone for the rest of the season.”

Anyway, here are your BFCA Award winners: (more…)