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The 2019 Cinemayward Oscars

The Oscar nominees for 2019 will be announced today, which prompts this confession: I have a love/hate relationship with film awards. On the one hand, art shouldn’t be a popularity contest or a game to win; on the other hand, I *love* cinema, so anything highlighting film attracts me like a moth to a flame. […]

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The 2018 Cinemayward Oscars

Every year, the Academy Awards get some things wonderfully right (La La Land! Moonlight!) and some things horribly wrong (La La Land? No, Moonlight!). Though Crash beating Brokeback Mountain in 2006 is often the most cited Worst Best Picture win of recent years, I am still reeling from Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life losing […]

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The Cinemayward Oscars 2017

The Oscar nominees for 2017 were announced this morning, with little surprise (Meryl Streep was nominated again?) and plenty of snubs (sorry Cameraperson, The Fits, Sing Street, Tower, A Monster Calls, The Witch, and Silence). While I’ve yet to view all the Best Picture nominees (Fences and Hacksaw Ridge remain unseen) and not enough animated or foreign […]

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The Mayward Oscars 2016

The 2016 Oscar nominees have been announced, and it’s all fairly predictable stuff. The only real surprises might be the snubs–no Best Picture or Best Director for Carol, no Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin or Quentin Tarantino, no acting nominations for non-white actors, etc. In my view, the Oscars rarely recognize the truly best films of the […]

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