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The Oscars and Half-Hearted Diversity Quotas

Last week, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released new standards for what is necessary for a film to qualify for a nomination for Best Picture. This led to some predictable criticism and celebration. The basic rule is … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2020 Part 1

As I’ve done in the last two years, I’m making notes on the movies I’ve seen this year. This section covers films I saw mostly before becoming a shut-in thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m continuing the goal for the … Continue reading

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The Longest Oscar Nominating Streaks

A rare trait shared by Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson was that they had been nominated at least once a decade for five consecutive decades from the 1960s until the 2000s. However, the streak came to an end in the … Continue reading

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Could Slate Voting Result In More Diverse Nominees?

With questions about the most diverse Democratic presidential primary in history getting down to a bunch of white people who made the next debate, and concerns that the Academy Award nominations have been biased (an all-male Best Director slate; only … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2019 Finale: Scorsese and Italian Film Edition

For the final entry in the films watched in 2019 series, I’m having Scorsese inspired subchallenges, with at least five films by him and at least five films he really likes: those he selected for his list of best movies … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2019 Part 1: Lots of Oscars Rabbit Hole Edition

As I did last year, I figured I’d keep records of films I watch, along with some sub-goals for each entry. This time I’m making the entries longer, to have more ambitious sub-goals. With the Academy Awards coming out, it … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Green Book?

One of the most interesting aspects of the latest Oscar race has been the arguments about Green Book. There seem to be three categories. Film twitter seems largely opposed to the film. There’s the sense that the critics are split on … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on the 2019 Oscars

Black Panther just won the SAG award for Best Ensemble. This has a decent track record with the Academy Award for Best Picture, matching 11 times out of 24. Glenn Close, Rami Malek and Mahershali Ali seem to be heavy … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2018 Finished

This is a conclusion of notes on films I saw this year, following Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Part 5. and Part 6. I’m keeping track of some features of the films. and set myself a few sub-challenges with each entry. Since … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2018 Part 1

I’m trying again this year to keep track of the movies I watch with the annual goal of ten movies per decade (counting the silent era up until 1929 as one full decade. Since I might’ve overlooked films from the early … Continue reading

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