Archive for December 6, 2016

Oscars 2016: Best Documentary Feature Shortlist

I’ve been waiting for this one. Foreign Language and Documentary Feature are the two categories where, without a shortlist, you have no idea what you should or should not be watching. They have a total of about 200 eligible films. I can’t watch them all. So waiting for a shortlist really helps me nail down which ones to see.

This one was actually nice, since I’m acquainted with most, if not all, of them already, and have actually seen a good deal of them already. Which is a change for me. I was the “fuck documentaries” guy for years until recently.

But anyway, from this list, a third of them will be nominated. Now we gotta figure out which.

Here are your 15 shortlisted films for Best Documentary Feature: (more…)

Oscars 2016: Important Dates

You know what it is. Oscar season. My favorite time of the year.

Every year, we kick off the season with a timeline of all the major Oscar-related events (at least all the ones that I care about, which is most of them). I know this wasn’t something that was easy to find when I was getting into this stuff, so I like to think that there’s a certain percentage of the public I’m helping out with this.

Here’s what we got this year: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “You know, you look pretty good for your age.” “Thanks, but I’m seeing someone in wrapping.”