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Academy Award nominations!

24 Jan

In this special episode, Tyler is joined by film critic Stephen Farber to discuss this year’s Oscar nominations.

Oscar Nominations 2017!

24 Jan

Best Picture
ARRIVAL
FENCES
HACKSAW RIDGE
HELL OR HIGH WATER
HIDDEN FIGURES
LA LA LAND
LION
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MOONLIGHT

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EPISODE 467: OSCARS 2016!

29 Feb

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Tyler is joined by Jason Eaken and Ian Brill to discuss the Academy Awards.

I Do Movies Badly: Oscars vs. BPs

20 Feb

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Jim is joined by Joe Reid and Gavin Mevius to compare the Oscar nominees with the BPs nominees.

EPISODE 463: CHANGING THE RULES w/ BRANDIE POSEY

1 Feb

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Tyler and David are joined by comedian Brandie Posey to discuss the rule changes for the Academy.

EPISODE 461: OSCAR NOMS w/ JOSH FADEM

19 Jan

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In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by comedian Josh Fadem to discuss this year’s Oscar nominations.

Oscar Nominations 2016

14 Jan

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Best Picture
SPOTLIGHT
THE REVENANT
THE MARTIAN
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE BIG SHORT
BRIDGE OF SPIES
BROOKLYN
ROOM

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Aaron’s Oscar Predictions

20 Feb

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Best Motion Picture:

Boyhood

The race is probably down to Boyhood and Birdman, but I’m leaning with Boyhood. I think its main advantages are Linklater’s status as the Best Director frontrunner and its broader appeal – Birdman may be a little too stylized and esoteric for some Oscar voters. American Sniper may be the dark horse, but I think there will be enough voters that rank it low enough on their list to keep it away. The mere achievement of Boyhood and its broad, inoffensive appeal won’t garner as many low scores, with more consistent high scores.

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2015 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation, by Sarah Brinks

29 Jan

­This year’s Oscar animated short films are extremely varied in tone, style of animation, and subject matter. That variation created a very strong category this year for the Academy Awards. I do not envy the voters because I do not know which one I would choose this year. It is always incredible to see how filmmakers/animators are able to tell such remarkable stories in less than twenty minutes, and in one case in less than three.

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A Single Life

Life often feels like it is speeding away. Just yesterday you were in grade school, or college, or getting married. “A Single Life” highlights those feelings by telling the story of an entire life in out of order moments. “A Single Life” is the shortest entry coming in at just over two minutes. The story is very simple; a woman is sitting down with a pizza when she receives a record titled “A Single Life” at her door. As she begins listening to the record her pizza disappears. She realizes that as she moves forwards and backwards on the record she moves forwards and backwards in time. This film is short but sweet and possibly my favorite of the nominated films. Pien Feith is the voice on the record and the song is catchy and fun. The directing and animating team behind “A Single Life” have mastered the difficult art of short story telling. “A Single Life” is clever, funny, and poignant all in about one hundred and thirty-five seconds.

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Oscar Nominees 2015!

15 Jan

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BEST PICTURE
BOYHOOD
BIRDMAN
THE IMITATION GAME
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
AMERICAN SNIPER
SELMA
WHIPLASH

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