The 2018 Oscars are just days away and, whether you’re a hardcore prognosticator…

  Dane McDonald

We’re less than a month away from the 90th Academy Awards ceremony and, somewhat surprisingly, the race is just about anybody’s game. Well, not anybody. There are a select number of proper contenders and a few films that need to practice their “It was an honor just to be nominated!” reactions. But unlike in years […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Oscars are this Sunday and are sure to be full of political fireworks and upset victories (or maybe predictable landslides, we’ll see). In anticipation of the 89th Academy Awards, I decided a preview podcast was in order. None of our staff writers have seen the full slate of films this year so I found […]

  Kevin Dillon

For the first time in many years, the Oscar race is pretty hard to predict. Sure Best Picture has had some surprising results, Crash over Brokeback Mountain, or Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan, but this year it almost feels as though you could toss a coin and have better results. This is not […]

  Kevin Dillon

Last year’s piece about diversity and the Academy Awards contained some cold hard facts from the LA Times about the break of the gender, race and age of Oscar voters. Over the past couple years the Academy has been attempting to stay relevant, and clean up their bad press with regard with these statistics, they […]

  Kevin Dillon

Now that most of the critics groups have had their say, through awards and top ten lists, and the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG), and Golden Globe Nominations have been announced, its time to get in some updated Oscar predictions before the end of the year. I’m working off a moderately outdated list, because the last […]

  Kevin Dillon

I know what you are thinking, yes its only September, but with festival circuit in full swing, Telluride, Venice, and Toronto, it’s time to start talking about and predicting this year’s Oscar contenders. I have held back as long as I can. The earliest “serious” contender came from the Cannes Film Festival, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

Nebraska is a slow, quiet movie that revolves around a slow, quiet man. Bruce Dern plays Woody Grant, a confused old man convinced that he has won a million dollars because of a piece of junk mail he’s received. His son David, played by Will Forte, in an attempt to keep his dad from running […]

  Brock Swinson

“Let me give y’all a little news flash,” begins Ron Woodroof, after being diagnosed with HIV. “There ain’t nothin’ out there can kill Ron Woodroof in thirty days.” Matthew McConaughey portrays the part-time electrician and full-time hustler, forced into the mainly homosexual muster of AIDS patients in 1981 Dallas, Texas. Nominated for Best Performance by […]

  Nevena Nenova

Take a box of tissues and leave your grandparents at home, Michael Haneke is in town! The Austrian writer/director who brought us The Piano Teacher (2001), Cache (2005), and the critically acclaimed 2010 Golden Globe Best Foreign Film winner The White Ribbon (2009), makes a return with another darker-than-ever psychological family drama, Amour (2012). The film- […]

  Peter Wicks

I made a concerted effort to see all of the films nominated for Best Picture before the Oscar ceremony. This effort was made difficult by the Academy in recent years with the addition of five more films and a shortened time frame from announcement to ceremony. Compliments of Rave Cinemas’ discount Tuesdays, however, this effort […]

  Nevena Nenova

In the Louisiana bayou, cut off from the rest of the world, a small free-spirited community has settled down. In this water-sunken place (or, as the locals refer to it, “the bathtub”) the poverty is surreal, yet no one seems to mind. Seen through the eyes of 6-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) it is “The most […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Cinema Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. In honour of the Oscar Argo is about to win, we thought we’d celebrate the night by publishing our Exclusive Interview with one of its most intriguing stars. Scoot McNairy’s beautifully conflicted turn as trapped “houseguest” Joe Stafford […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Before the Show It’s been quite a few years since I’ve really, truly cared about the Oscars, but before that I was their biggest fan. They never gave the awards to the right people, and most of the presenters were lackluster, and the hosts seemed to have an incredibly thankless job, but god did I […]

  Jason Hellerman

The Academy Awards are always a hotly debated item.  Nominees are frequently the result of campaigning, elbow rubbing, and politicking.  That being said, I decided to go against the grain to nominate the films I think deserved everyone’s attention.  Also the ones I thought were awful. I tried to delve into the movies that stuck […]

A Snoozer of a Show
  Tim Collins

It needs to be said: the Oscars were bad. I have yet to read any reviews or criticisms about the show but I have never been more bored with an award show in ages. First, the hosts were painfully boring. The entire opening act went far too long and left me confused rather than entertained. […]