Archive for January 30, 2016

My Favorite Male Supporting Performances of 2015

Every January, I make myself pick out specific performances I loved from the previous year. 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 350 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.

So here are my favorite male supporting performances of 2015: (more…)

Oscars 2015: SAG Awards Preview

The SAG Awards are being given out in about four hours or something. So I figure I’ll preview those now. The list of favorite supporting male performances will go up later on. That’s not as interesting as an Oscar race.

Actually, it’s appropriate that article is going up today, since Best Supporting Actor is going to be the most interesting category of tonight’s awards. But I’ll get to that in a second.

Here’s what I’m thinking is going to happen tonight at the SAG Awards: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “When a man takes an oath, he’s holding his own self in his own hands like water, and if he opens his fingers then, he needn’t hope to find himself again.”

A Man for All Seasons - 10

Oscars 2015: ACE Eddie Awards

The ACE Eddie Awards were announced last night.

The winner in Dramatic was Mad Max: Fury Road.

The winner in Comedy was The Big Short.

The winner in Animated Feature was Inside Out.

The winner in documentary was Amy.

What does this mean? Well, I’ll tell you. (more…)