Tag Archives: Oscars

Bryan’s 2014 Awards

Here’s one final look back at the movies of 2014. I’ve already gone over my top ten movies, my top ten trailers, and my top 20 posters. Now I’m handing out my awards and nominations for the previous year. Continue reading

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2015 Oscars – Documentary Shorts

Here are reviews of all 5 nominees for Best Documentary Short. Continue reading

2015 Oscars – Live Action Shorts

Here are reviews of all 5 nominees for Best Live Action Short. Continue reading

2015 Oscars – Animated Shorts

You may have noticed my output has been rather nonexistent. Well, I don’t think that’s going to change too much.  I’m still planning to post my usual year-end stuff (even though it’s February). Those posts will come soon. In the meantime, I bring you reviews of the Oscar-nominated short films beginning with animation. Continue reading

Bryan’s 2013 Awards

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Here’s one final look back at the movies of 2013. I’ve already gone over my top ten movies, my top ten trailers, and my top 20 posters. Now I’m handing out my awards and nominations for the previous year. Continue reading

Bryan’s 2014 Oscar Predictions

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Best Picture is closer than it has been in years, and at the same time many categories have been sewn up since October. Continue reading

2014 Oscars – Best Foreign Language Film

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I reviewed The Hunt when it was released. Here’s a look at the other 4 nominees. Continue reading

2014 Oscars – Ernest & Celestine

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In the absolutely charming universe of Ernest & Celestine, bears are the dominate species and live above ground. Meanwhile, mice dwell in elaborate underworld cities. Continue reading

2014 Oscars – Documentary Shorts

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Here are reviews of all 5 nominees for Best Documentary Short. Continue reading

2014 Oscars – Live Action Shorts

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Here are reviews of all 5 nominees for Best Live Action Short. Continue reading

2014 Oscars – Animated Shorts

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I might have mentioned this already, but I had a baby last year, my 4th. Yes, I’m insane. I know. This was right in the middle of all the big Oscar-type films being released. Now, I actually managed to keep up with seeing most the nominees, but where I fell behind was getting around to reviewing them. You may have noticed that’s a thing I try to do. I don’t have nearly enough time to  catch up with reviews, but I’m going to do what I can starting with all the shorts. Then I’ll have my top ten, followed by my awards posted real soon.

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Bryan’s 2012 Awards

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This is the final look back at 2012. I’ve already gone over my top ten movies, my top ten trailers, and my top 20 posters. Now I’m handing out my awards and nominations Academy Award style. Continue reading

Bryan’s 2013 Oscar Predictions

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Even after seeing and analyzing all the nominated films, I still have little faith in my predictions. A few of these categories are no brainers, but many remain toss-ups. There have been rule changes and date changes galore, so expect some new precedents to be set Sunday night. This is merely for fun, so feel free to post your own picks in the comments and you can tease me Monday morning. Also, if you are looking for the best awards and festival coverage around, I highly recommend checking out Kris Tapley and Guy Lodge over at In Contention, which is now part of HitFix. Here are my picks: Continue reading

2013 Oscar Checklist – The Master List

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This madness is almost over (until next year of course). The Oscars are this Sunday and I managed to see every single film nominated. That’s not a humble brag. This whole thing took a lot of time and even more effort. Most importantly, I’m proud to say Shooting the Script has also reviewed all the nominated films…well almost. There are still a few films that slipped by without being reviewed for various reasons. I ran out of time to give them full-length reviews,  so this post will serve two purposes. It will provide links so you can easily find every review of the nominees, and for the few left unchecked, I’ll have a quick capsule review written for them here. Okay, here we go. Continue reading

Hasa Diga – “War Witch” Review

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Set in an unnamed African country ravaged by civil war, War Witch tells the story of one girl’s hellish nightmare. Kidnapped by rebels at the start of the film, Komona (Rachel Mwanza) must adapt in order to withstand her brutal surroundings. It seems like every film about Africa is an unhappy toil through third-world tragedies and War Wtich is no exception. Continue reading