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Archive for January 6, 2016

Oscars 2015: WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild announced their nominees this year.

I don’t put a whole lot of stock into them, just because of their eligibility issues (if you’re not a member, you won’t get nominated. Which is why Quentin is never nominated and wasn’t nominated for Django, despite winning the Oscar), but they are generally helpful for seeing what the major contenders are (and what scripts people will think have a chance to be nominated, even if they don’t).

Here are the nominees: (more…)

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Oscars 2015: ASC Nominations

Guess if Roger Deakins was nominated.

Seriously, I saw they were out and didn’t even have to look to know he was nominated.

The American Society of Cinematographers (I’d like to be part of a society. If only that were possible) announced their nominees today.

And yeah… not a whole lot else to say there. Here they are: (more…)


The 2016 Film Release Calendar: April

Every January, I preview all the films that are scheduled to come out for that year. I go through the existing release calendar, month by month, and guess how much or how little I’m going to like each of the films.

The major benefit is that it allows me, come the end of the year, to see which movies ended up surprising me for better or for worse, or which ones I had wildly disproportionate expectations for. It also gives me a chance to know what’s coming out and what to look forward to.

I also take all the films that are filming or in post and theoretically able to come out that year and preview those too, along with all the films from the previous year(s) that have yet to come out that I’ve been tracking. In all, I end up previewing more films than pretty much anyone else, I’ve been told. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.”

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