Tag Archives: Award Season

Award Season – The Ringo Awards announces their 2020 nominees!

And a fine crop it is… But I think this time I’ll let the good folks helming these awards do the talking after the jump. Congratulations to all of the nominees! And a special woo and hoo to Snow White … Continue reading

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The 2020 Hugo Award winners have been announced!

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Hugo Awards! It’s an amazing crop of winners this year, from N. K. Jemsin’s “Emergency Skin” to the fantastic comic series “LaGuardia”, The Good Place, The Expanse, and of course the always incredible … Continue reading

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“A Hidden Life”

“What’s happened to our country? To the land we love?” Story: Austrian Franz Jägerstätter is happy in his village. He farms, he loves his family, and he gathers with his fellows at the local beer garden. But this is WWII, … Continue reading

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“Jojo Rabbit”

“Be the rabbit!” Story: Jojo Beltzler is ten years old, loves his mom, and has an imaginary best friend. Awwww, right? Well, his imaginary best friend is Adolph Hitler, and Jojo is a member of the Hitlerjugend. So…kinda not so … Continue reading

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“Motherless Brooklyn” – normcore noir pulled off nicely

“D, you’re the tits!” Story: Lionel Essrog has one hell of a brain. His ability to remember things is practically photographic. But his Tourette syndrome makes connecting with others rough in 1950s NYC. So when his mentor and father-figure Frank … Continue reading

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Rapid Review: “Beautiful Boy”

(Because really; award season means you’re trying to winnow down the musts from the must-pass.) Disjointed and choppy. I understand that’s probably what the director is going for, to echo the feelings of addiction and living with a loved one … Continue reading

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 – ties! Black Panther! Ms. Maisel!

The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards were held last night, and while there were some expected outcomes – looking at you, winners Christian Bale, Rachel Brosnahan and best song “Shallow” – there were a few happy surprises. I love how much … Continue reading

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“On the Basis of Sex”

“You’re a smart girl, Ruthie. You married a star!” Story: The real-life story of Kiki Bader Ginsburg, and how she went from law school student, wife and mother to a Supreme Court justice. Yeah, her nickname is Kiki. That’s simply wonderful. … Continue reading

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Award Season: AFI Awards for 2018 announced!

The American Film Institute has just released its list of winners from 2018! Ten films and ten television programs have been selected, as well as a special award for the film Roma.  Here’s the info on what these awards signify, … Continue reading

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Rapid Review: “Mary Queen of Scots”

(Because really; award season means you’re trying to winnow down the musts from the must-pass.) “I know your heart has more in it than the men who counsel you.” An epic true story gets a intimate imagining in this beautiful … Continue reading

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