If I Chose the Academy Award Winners and Nominees – 2015 edition

I’ve now seen most of the films that had a release in 2014. This makes me more qualified to vote for the Oscars than 97.548% of the Academy’s membership. With the Oscar ceremony occurring tonight, I’ve picked, as I have the previous two years, who I think the nominees and winners should be in the bulk of the major categories. Once again, the foreign film category will be left off because I simply haven’t had access to enough foreign films to make a comment on them. Those that have made it to my neck of the woods, I will say, have been very good for the most part. Read More →

NYFF52: Watch J.K. Simmons & Director Damien Chezelle talk about ‘Whiplash’ in theaters today

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So often movies about teachers and students are warm and fuzzy, but the opposite is the case with Whiplash. In this intense drama, there’s just as much blood, sweat and tears as any sports movie.

Check out the press conference video below! Read More →