Archive for November 12, 2016

Oscars 2016: Best Animated Feature Eligibles

The Academy announced the list of films that will compete for a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category and lose to Disney/Pixar. I think I speak for all of us when I say — where’s Norm of the North?

There are 27 films eligible this year, which is an all-time high. Most average people will recognize about ten of them. I think I’m at a 18 or 19. I happened to get fortunate on a few and come across them before the list was announced. There’s always a handful nobody’s ever heard of, but that’s fine, since those pretty much never get nominated anyway.

So we’ll do what we always do, break down the category even though we already know what at least 3/5 of it will look like, and then find some other cool shit to check out on top of that.

Here are your eligible films for Best Animated Feature: (more…)

The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Actor, 1973-1974)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “This is the west, Jim, a man is still expected to defend himself. If he allows people to think he won’t, he’s in trouble. Bad trouble.”