Nicole Lee

24 Feb 19
I Can't Unsee That Movie: film news and reviews by Jeff Huston

Below are my predictions for the 2018 Academy Awards, in all 24 categories. The list has some commentary in the major categories, along with simple “Will Win” predictions and “Should Win” opinions for all categories. I also have “Should’ve Been Nominated” choices for the top half of the nominees, and to make those choices truly credible I add which of […]

24 Feb 19
All My Life... I Wanted To Be A Blogster

The makers of Can You Ever Forgive Me? have more affection for its central character than she has for anyone other than her beloved cat. Director Marielle Heller and screenwriters Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty succeed in not making that decision seem like a forgery as they delve into what made Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) […]

23 Feb 19

Thanks to subscription services like Moviepass, AMC A-List, Netflix, and others, I was able to see more new releases in 2018 than any year previous. I didn’t see everything, of course, but I saw a lot. All the nominees in the major categories and a bunch that I felt were better films that got overlooked. […]

23 Feb 19
Variety

Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke and “If Beale Street Could Talk” took home the top prizes at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, held Saturday on the beach in Santa Monica, Ca. Close stole the Aubrey Plaza-hosted show by inviting her dog Pip up on stage to accept best female lead, causing massive oohs and ahhs […]

23 Feb 19
Sebastian Moitzheim

Beim Schauen von Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Marielle Hellers Film über Autorin Lee Israel, die in den 90ern hunderte Briefe literarischer Giganten gefälscht und an Sammler verkauft hat, landete ich immer wieder bei einem Gedanken: Ich würde gutes Geld für eine Anthologie von Israels fiktiven Briefen bezahlen – ja, ich würde ein solches Buch […]

23 Feb 19
judgmental observer

Welcome back to my legion of faithfuls (waves to 6 people) who come to this blog every year for the hottest Oscars take in Hollywood: my Mom’s! I’m not even pretending to use this blog space as anything other than a place for me to put this post. It’s now the blog equivalent of a […]

23 Feb 19
Reddy's Reviews

With the Oscars right around the corner, it’s only right to put my hat in the ring and make my predictions for this year and take an absolute shot in the dark to see who will be nominated for 2020’s Best Picture.  For this year’s predictions, I’ll be including up to 3 movies for each […]

23 Feb 19
The Cinemaholic

Busy Tonight is an American talk show that daily features interviews, commentaries, daily Instagram stories as well as sections of pop culture. The series aired on 28th October 2018 on E! Network. Busy Tonight is directed by Liz Plonka and presented by Busy Philipps. This late night talk show has a total 53 number of […]

23 Feb 19
Movies With Jer

How I’d rank the nominees for the year, along with some notables that should have been nominated. The actual nominees are asterisked while my assumed winners are noted as well. Best Picture Mary, Queen Of Scots BlacKKKlansman* Eighth Grade Destroyer Black Panther* First Man Vice* Green Book* The Favourite* Bohemian Rhapsody* Roma* – Will Win […]

23 Feb 19

In 2013, Time Books published “The 100 Most Influencial  People Who Never Lived.”  Guess what: Donald Trump, George Clooney, and Billie Jean King are not among them.  Of course not.  The point is: the most important people in an event or story may not ever have drawn a breath.  Here are some examples.  Who is real […]

23 Feb 19
The Hollywood Persona

Time, Date, Presenters and nominees for the Oscars, and my thoughts on all the controversy

23 Feb 19
Humanizing The Vacuum

Pummeled by accusations about its racial myopia, the Academy of Motion Picture Farts and Biases* will make redress by conferring its trophy to Green Book, a historical nightmare from which Americans still won’t awaken. If it had given the damn trophy to Black Panther, at least it would have aligned itself with the new mood, […]