Oscars On My Mind – To Worry About Them in This Age of Greater Anxiety
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Oscars On My Mind – To Worry About Them in This Age of Greater Anxiety

Oscars On My Mind – To Worry About Them in This Age of Greater Anxiety The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony Dolby Theatre Los Angeles Feb. 9th, 2020 airs live on ABC starting at 8 pm Yes, I have been anguishing over the upcoming Oscars far more than I should in light of all the other … Continue reading

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino & Martin Scorsese – Cinematic Icons Bring The Irishman to Life Adding to Their Catalog of Mob Mayhem
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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino & Martin Scorsese – Cinematic Icons Bring The Irishman to Life Adding to Their Catalog of Mob Mayhem

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino & Martin Scorsese Cinematic Icons Bring The Irishman to Life Adding to Their Catalog of Mob Mayhem by Brad Balfour While master actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese have separately established voluminous and highly praised careers, their work together has stirred hurrahs that have made them Olympians of … Continue reading

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2020: Animation & Live Action (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2020: Animation & Live Action (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2020: ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION (2020) LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 104 minutes) A Sister (une soeur) – Delphine Girard, 17 mins. Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi, 17 mins. Brotherhood – Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon, 25 mins. Saria – Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre, … Continue reading

Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit
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Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit

Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit by Brad Balfour Attending a Joker screening a second time – thanks to Deadline‘s Awardsline screening series – not only provided further insight but also a chance to hear director Todd Phillips explain himself, just as he … Continue reading

Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading

Greta Gerwig Makes Little Women with Big Characters and Award Ambitions
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Greta Gerwig Makes Little Women with Big Characters and Award Ambitions

Greta Gerwig Makes Little Women with Big Characters and Award Ambitions by Brad Balfour Of the controversies associated with this year’s Oscars, the absence of women among many of its categories – especially Best Director – have highlighted the inequity of this award’s process. Of the many women creators considered, Little Women director Greta Gerwig’s … Continue reading

Chrissy Metz – Breakthrough Faithfully Makes Actress a Film Star and Garners Her an Oscar Nom for Its Featured Song
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Chrissy Metz – Breakthrough Faithfully Makes Actress a Film Star and Garners Her an Oscar Nom for Its Featured Song

Chrissy Metz Breakthrough Faithfully Makes Actress a Film Star and Garners Her an Oscar Nom for Its Featured Song by Brad Balfour It used to be that faith-based films were low-budget productions, cheaply made with cheesy storytelling and wooden acting – more about propagandizing than worthy narrative. Nowadays, they’re labelled as contemporary Christian and as … Continue reading

Parasite (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Parasite (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

PARASITE (2019) Starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Chang Hyae-jin, Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Jung-eun, Jeong Ji-so, Jung Hyeon-jun, Park Myung-hoon, Park Geun and Park Seo-joon. Screenplay by Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won. Directed by Bong Joon-ho. Distributed by Neon. 132 minutes. Rated R. Ever since its big win at last … Continue reading

Never Look Away (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Never Look Away (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

NEVER LOOK AWAY (2018) Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Cai Cohrs, Ina Weisse, Evgeny Sidikhin, Mark Zak, Ulrike C. Tscharre Bastian Trost, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Hanno Koffler, David Schütter, Franz Pätzold, Hinnerk Schönemann, Jeanette Hain, Jörg Schüttauf, Johanna Gastdorf, Florian BartholomäI and Jonas Dassler. Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. … Continue reading

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Animation & Live Action (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Animation & Live Action (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2019: ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION (2019) LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 108 minutes) Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, 30 mins. Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, 17 mins. Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, 20 mins. Mother – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy … Continue reading