Tag: The Revenant

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Academy Awards Preview: Picks to win and a shoutout to the boys at Filmventure

Most years, picking Academy Award winners can be pretty straightforward. There’s a movie that’s heads and tails above the rest and you can hit a pretty high percentage of correct predictions by picking that movie as the winner in every category it’s eligible in. You’re not going to hit them all, but that’s okay. 2015 isn’t one of those years because instead of one … Read More Academy Awards Preview: Picks to win and a shoutout to the boys at Filmventure

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The Revenant: DiCaprio’s lead performance Oscar-worthy

As you’re sitting in the theater watching Leonardo DiCaprio eating raw bison liver, it’s hard not to wonder to what lengths perhaps the greatest actor never to win an Academy Award will go in pursuit of his art. Once you’ve seen “The Revenant” – the closest thing to an absolute lock for a Best Picture Oscar Hollywood produced in 2015 – go online and … Read More The Revenant: DiCaprio’s lead performance Oscar-worthy

Spotlight: Journalism docudrama an instant classic

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that shows its viewers the power of no-frills, no-nonsense drama in a way that just smacks you in the face, shakes you awake and says “This is what good cinema is truly about.” “Spotlight” is one of those films. Tom McCarthy’s film, based on a script he co-wrote with Josh Singer, follows the four person … Read More Spotlight: Journalism docudrama an instant classic