2019 Movie Fantasy Part 1: The Setup

On February 9, the 92nd Academy Awards will take place. It’s a long, difficult path to get there, with every film that eventually receives Oscar glory having to run the gauntlet that is awards season. Each year, dozens of critic organizations across the country as well as several guilds of industry professionals vote on various…

2019 Oscar Preview

It’s now November and to many people that means brown leaves, colder and Thanksgiving. To me, it means something else: the beginning of my beloved Oscar season. With the recent releases of several Oscar contenders, it is officially time to look forward to this year’s remaining big release dates and other important dates before the Oscars arrive on February…

‘Birdman’ soars in its commentary of show business, modern fame

“Birdman” is a triumph on every level, effectively ridiculing the modern state of fame and show business while also telling an emotionally compelling story. The success starts with the skilled direction by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who immerses the viewer into the high-stress, boom-or-bust realm of the entertainment industry. González Iñárritu, whose already garnered several directorial Oscar…