The Best of SXSW 2019: Solzy Awards Edition

The 2019 SXSW Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Long Shot Booksmart Good Boys The Garden Left Behind Saint Frances Olympic Dreams Pink Wall Villains Go Back to China The Day Shall Come Extra Ordinary I naturally gravitate towards comedies so it should come as no surprise that many of the films that found their way to the top…

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Green Book is not the Best Picture

While Roma was the film that many of us thought would win Best Picture, the tide took a turn when Green Book took home the award. I’ll be honest.  In my initial review, I gave Green Book a positive review.  This being said, my thoughts begin to evolve throughout the awards season.  This is because I of all the articles that I read over the past few months.  I’m one to admit in all seriousness…

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91st Oscars Winners

The 91st Oscars are taking place tonight at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and airing live on ABC.  While no one will host the show, the 91st Oscars must go on. I’ll be providing live updates throughout the evening both here and on Twitter at DanielleSATM. Winners Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best documentary feature: Free Solo; Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin,…

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My 91st Oscars Predictions

With the 91st Oscars airing tonight on ABC, I present my final predictions as to how I believe that the awards will be honored during the telecast. One of the biggest question marks for me is certainly Best Supporting Actress.  I would certainly not in any way be opposed to Regina King taking home the award for If Beale Street Could Talk.  She won during the Spirit Awards ceremony last night but the strong factor…

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2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners

Hosted by Aubrey Plaza, the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards are taking place today on the beach in Santa Monica, just north of the Santa Monica Pier. 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners Best Supporting Male: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Best First Screenplay: Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade John Cassavetes Award: En el Séptimo Día Writer/Director/Producer: Jim McKay Producers: Alex Bach, Lindsey Cordero, Caroline Kaplan, Michael Stipe Bonnie Award: Debra Granik Best International Film: Roma (Mexico), Director: Alfonso…

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The Best of Sundance 2019: Solzy Awards Edition

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone but some films and performances have left a lasting impression on my mind. TOP NARRATIVE FEATURES Brittany Runs A Marathon Late Night To The Stars Little Monsters Corporate Animals The Report Greener Grass Blinded by the Light Adam Luce TOP DOCUMENTARIES Apollo 11 Sea of Shadows Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire Mike Wallace Is…

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2019 Writers Guild Awards Winners: The Writers Have Spoken

The Writers Guild Awards took place this evening in NY and LA with big wins going to Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade. The Writers differs from that of the Academy in that they have stricter rules than the Oscars.  Put it this way:  A screenplay could sweep the boards with critical acclaim and miss out on a Writers Guild nomination.  In a perfect world, Bo Burnham would have a a chance to repeat…

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Oscars 2019: Four Categories Get The Boot

Four categories are among those to have gotten the boot from the 91st Oscars ceremony according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Among these four categories are editing, cinematography, live-action, short, and makeup/hairstyling.  This is completely unacceptable to cinephiles such as myself.  It’s completely unfair to the nominees, winners, and those people who will be inspired by just one speech to enter the industry. I did a series of interviews with a few of…

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BAFTA Winners for 2019

The EE Brtish Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for 2019 were presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in a ceremony hosted by Joanna Lumley. Today’s BAFTA ceremony is one of the last ceremonies to be held of the major predictors going into the Oscars on February 24th.  The ceremony takes places days before the final round of Oscar voting begins–with voting to start on February 12th and end on February 19th at…

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Oscars Nominations 2019: The Nominees

The 91st Oscars nominations were announced this morning with plenty of snubs and surprises as we get closer to next month’s ceremony. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards Performance by an actor in a leading role Christian Bale in “Vice” Bradley Cooper in “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe in “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book” Performance by an actor in a supporting role Mahershala Ali in “Green Book” Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman” Sam Elliott in…

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