The 92nd Academy Awards are just around the corner, and it looks like it’s a tight race between Sam Menes’ “1917” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite”. Since “Parasite” is a lock for Best International Film, I’m predicting “1917” will take home the big prize; it is exactly the kind of epic that the Academy likesContinue reading “OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2020”

Mid-Year List: The 14 Best Films of 2014 (January – June)

This is my first stab at a mid-year list of best films. Usually the great films of any given year come out during awards season, between September and December, but so far it’s been a promising year for movies. Whether or not any of the listed films survive to make it to my end-of-the-year listContinue reading “Mid-Year List: The 14 Best Films of 2014 (January – June)”

Oscar Update: The Winners of 2010.

The winners are finally announced. This year seemed like the most predictable. However, there were some surprises that no one saw coming. Particularily “Precious” winning Best Adapted Screenplay over “Up in the Air”, and “El secreto de sus ojos” winning Best Foreign Film over “The White Ribbon” and “A Prophet”. As for the upsets, for meContinue reading “Oscar Update: The Winners of 2010.”


BEST PICTURE   Predicted Winner: The Hurt Locker       Why? Simply because it deserves it more than any other movie this year. ‘Avatar’ was a tremendous achievement. It may revolutionize cinema for its technical achievements. However, the “Best Picture” belongs to the best film of the year. ‘The Hurt Locker’ was exactly that.Continue reading “MY OSCAR PREDICTIONS”