Tag Archives: Academy Awards

Films Seen in 2021 Part 3

This is a continuation of notes on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, I’ve had a few sub-goals: five films from Arrow’s streaming service, five films nominated for Academy Awards this year (this was later changed to five … Continue reading

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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 3

This is a continuation of observations on movies I’ve watched. My goal for the year is to see ten movies from every decade (counting the Silent Era and 1920s as one decade.) And I’ve added a few mini-goals to this … 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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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 4: Best Of A Nation

In continuing the list of the films I’ve seen this year, I thought of adding a sub-challenge of at least five movies that are considered to be one of a country’s best, which led to other lists from nations with … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2019 Part 2: Three Amigos and Bibi Andersson Edition

This is a continuation of notes on movies I’m watching this year.  In this batch of films, I thought I’d do ten with a three amigos theme, based on the Mexican directors who have won five of the last six … 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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