Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Actress

Today’s post concludes my look at the Oscar nominees who never won among the four acting categories, with what’s probably my favorite of those categories: Best Actress! More often than not, it’s the acting category that’s the strongest to me in just about any year in the Academy Awards’ 90-year history. Note: I narrowed it…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Actor

We’re now just a couple weeks away from this year’s Oscar ceremony! Last week I posted about my favorite nominees in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, specifically the ones that never won an Academy Award. This weekend, I’ll be taking a look at those types of nominees in the leading categories. As you’ll…

Films in 2018: January

We’re now a month into the new year, which is almost hard to believe, as January seemed to go by fast in retrospect. But the past month was an eventful one, especially when it comes to movies. I made several trips to the theater, catching up with most of the award contenders before the Oscar…

Films in 2017 Review

We’re now a week into 2018, but before pushing ahead into a new year in movies, I wanted to look back at what I watched in 2017. I’m not listing all the new-to-me movies I watched this year (you can look at that on my Letterboxd here, or look through my monthly entries), but I’ll…

Films in 2017: December

Happy New Year! 2017 was one for the books, especially in movie-watching (more on that later in the week when I recap all I saw). As for December, I saw a good number of movies and revisited several others, including a few new releases I had seen within the last couple months. But for today,…

2017 Blind Spots: Hiroshima mon amour

While shooting a film on location in postwar Hiroshima, a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a fleeting but passionate affair. In the hours before she has to leave, the two recount their previous romances and experiences during wartime as they ponder the devastation following the atomic bomb dropped…

Films in 2017: November

Somehow I ended up watching a ton of movies in November, way more than I was expecting! Of course, it was Noirvember, so I watched lots of film noir and neo-noir. My favorite actor, James Stewart, was also TCM’s Star of the Month so I made an effort to watch as many of his movies…

2017 Blind Spots: Heat

Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is planning one last big heist before retiring, despite his latest operation with his group of thieves going wrong. Meanwhile, LAPD robbery-homicide detective Lt. Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) is closing in on the criminal crew, becoming more and more obsessed with taking down McCauley at the expense of his private…