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Stream Guide: Rosemary’s Baby & The Revenant (August 2nd, 2019)

Two David Fincher films made the Top Ten Streaming Guide this week, including “Gone Girl” and “Se7en.” Also, with Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale” hitting theaters this weekend, now is the perfect time to check out her directorial feature debut “The Babadook.” Also, you’ll notice that the Top Three this week have a connection, with all three having ties to Quentin Tarantino’s latest venture “Once … Read More Stream Guide: Rosemary’s Baby & The Revenant (August 2nd, 2019)

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Tuesday Releases: Fifty Shades Of Black & The Revenant

APRIL 19TH, 2016 New Releases Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead Fifty Shades Of Black IP Man 3 The Lady In The Van Misconduct Norm Of The North The Revenant

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Award Predictions

Here are something to consider this year while making your guesses. One of the things that makes the Oscars so much fun to watch are the surprises. But over the years, I feel like more and more we are anticipating those surprises into our guesses. For that, the broadcast and awards themselves usually reel us back into reality. For some of the wins to … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Award Predictions

2016 Oscars Challenge: [11] “The Danish Girl” – Best Costume Design

THE DANISH GIRL Paco Delgado Costumes in “The Danish Girl” are integral to the story-line as Einar toys with the idea of becoming Lili and then eventually makes the full fledged leap into transformation. It starts with the simple nightgown that Gerda wears and Einar puts on under his clothes. Or the stockings and the dress that Gerda is painting in Ulla in but … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [11] “The Danish Girl” – Best Costume Design

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Picture

“THE REVENANT” FILM SYNOPSIS: While on a danger-laden journey through the American wilderness in the early 1800s, frontiersman Hugh Glass is badly mauled by a grizzly and abandoned by his fellow trappers. Barely surviving his wounds, Glass is driven by thoughts of his family and a desire for revenge as he endures the frigid winter and pursues the men who left him for dead. … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Picture

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Leading Actor

LEONARDO DICAPRIO “The Revenant” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Hugh Glass, a 19th-century American frontiersman who is left for dead by his comrades after being mauled by a bear during a winter expedition. During the 2013-2014 Oscar season, many thought it was Leonardo DiCaprio’s year to win, for his leading performance in “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” It was such a different role … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Leading Actor

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Supporting Actor

TOM HARDY “The Revenant” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: As John Fitzgerald, Tom Hardy plays an early 19th-century trapper who goes against orders and abandons a gravely injured comrade in the wilderness. Believe it or not, this is Tom Hardy’s first time being nominated for an Academy Award. And if he continue the trajectory he is on with his career, this will definitely not be his last. … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Supporting Actor

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Cinematography

THE REVENANT Emmanuel Lubezki Epic and intimate are two adjectives that are normally not used together, especially in relationship to cinematography. Most epics are not quite able to achieve intimacy. It takes a keen eye to deliver that, and there are only a handful of cinematographers talented enough or willing to take enough chances to deliver on both of those things. Emmanuel Lubezki is … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Cinematography

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Costume Design

THE REVENANT Jacqueline West If there’s a theme popping up from all these categories that “The Revenant” is nominated for, it is attention to detail. Nothing is skimped on when it comes to this production and that goes just as much for the costumes, which Jacqueline West put painstaking detail into, using sketches and descriptions from folklore as to what the men wore. Dressing … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Costume Design

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Directing

ALEJANDRO G. IÑÀRRITU “The Revenant” As someone in the above featurette points out, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu is a genius. He’s uncompromising, has a true vision, and delivers moments and visuals that have not been seen by audiences. This being opposed to a director that delivers things that have been seen over and over again. Alejandro takes on feats that most directors would shy … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Directing

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Makeup & Hairstyling

THE REVENANT Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini When Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is mauled by a bear in “The Revenant,” his epic journey that follows is also a showcase of brilliant makeup and prosthetic design that is applied to DiCaprio’s body, showing the true scope of the attack in his limbs and on his skin. Along the way, we are shown various stages … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Makeup & Hairstyling

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Film Editing

THE REVENANT Stephen Mirrione A slow burn epic revenge film might not land in comparison to faster paced action films, but there is still something to be said for a two hour and thirty-six minute wilderness film that still feels fresh past the second hour. Giving us enough character development and letting scenes breath is the forte of Mirrione in the editor’s chair of … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Film Editing

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Production Design

THE REVENANT Jack Fisk (Production Design); Hamish Purdy (Set Decoration) What can you say? The fort in the film, that was made by Jack Fisk, was made to be filmed 360 degrees without showing signs of construction. Instead of sound stages and sets, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu used actual wilderness, so location and the design of that location were key. The sets in the … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Production Design

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Visual Effects

THE REVENANT Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer Although not as prominent as say the visual effects in “Mad Max: Fury Road” or “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the effects used in “The Revenant” are still pertinent to the story. The highlight moment of the effects is the bear attack, combining a life action Leonardo DiCaprio with a CGI bear which … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Visual Effects

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Oscars: Sound Editing Versus Sound Mixing

Instead of going into detail on each film and their chances (or lack thereof) as far as the sound goes, I thought it would be more beneficial to broach the topic of what the differences are between the Best Sound Editing category and Best Sound Mixing category, since I have to refresh my own memory most years when the Oscars roll around. Since more … Read More Oscars: Sound Editing Versus Sound Mixing

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – 12 nominations

“THE REVENANT” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon //Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu // // Dated Viewed: Sunday, January 17th, 2016 // LAEMMLE NOHO 7 //  37 films – 43 days //

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – RESULTS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Sicario” || “Brooklyn” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Straight Outta Compton” || “Room” “Spotlight” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” || Matt Damon, “The Martian” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – PERSONAL PREDICTIONS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Sicario” “Spotlight” “Straight Outta Compton” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett, “Carol” Brie Larson, … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 51st Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Bridge Of Spies” “The Hateful Eight” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Revenant” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED “The Good Dinosaur” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “Minions” “The Peanuts Movie”

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners

Best Picture (Drama): “The Revenant” Best Picture (Musical or Comedy): “The Martian” Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress (Drama): Brie Larson – “Room” Best Director – Motion Picture: Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Matt Damon – “The Martian” Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy” Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners

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Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2015: 1. PERIOD FILM “Bridge Of Spies,” Adam Stockhausen “Crimson Peak,” Thomas E. Sanders “The Danish Girl,” Eve Stewart “The Revenant,” Jack Fisk “Trumbo,” Mark Ricker 2. FANTASY FILM “Cinderella,” Dante Ferretti “Jurassic World,” Edward Verreaux “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Rick Carter & Darren Gilford “Tomorrowland,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 66th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel “The Martian,” Pietro Scalia, ACE “The Revenant,” Stephen Mirrione, ACE “Sicario,” Joe Walker, ACE “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Maryann Brandon, ACE & Mary Jo Markey, ACE BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY) “Ant-Man,” Dan Lebental, ACE & Colby Parker, Jr., ACE “The Big Short,” Hank Corwin, ACE “Joy,” Jay Cassidy, ACE, Alan Baumgarten, … Read More Oscars Watch: 66th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Brooklyn” “Ex Machina” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Sicario” “Spotlight” “Straight Outta Compton” The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures “Anomalisa” “The Good Dinosaur” “Inside Out” “Minions” “The Peanuts Movie” The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures “Amy” “The Hunting … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Theatrical Releases: Concussion, The Hateful Eight, Joy, & The Revenant

45 YEARS || This is only a PASS for now, as Charlotte Rampling is likely to get an Academy Award nomination for her performance in “45 Years” and then I will be seeing it. The film sees the couple of Rampling and Tom Courtenay reaching their 45th wedding anniversary. But with the party on the horizon, they receive a letter that Courtenary’s first love … Read More Theatrical Releases: Concussion, The Hateful Eight, Joy, & The Revenant

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

Ten films continue on the journey for being the final five for Best Visual Effects. Both Marvel films released this year, “Ant-Man” and “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” are honored as are the favorites “Jurassic World,” “The Martian,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. “Ex Machina” could find itself a nomination if it rallies the support. But “Mad Max: Fury Road with all it’s … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 112 Original Scores Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards – Minus “The Revenant”

What basically becomes a list of all the films released this year, the only surprise is that “The Revenant” does not make the list. The score was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Bryce Dessner, but for some reason it didn’t make the cut. Indiewire offers this: “Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score for “The Revenant” did not fit their criteria (they couldn’t separate out his … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 112 Original Scores Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards – Minus “The Revenant”

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Oscars Shortlist: 7 Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

With a shortlisting in the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category, we have a fairly clear picture of what’s being considered. In my picks, I’m leaning towards the films that will likely receive other awards love. Since there’s only three nominations in this category, four of them won’t make the cut. “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” feel like safe bets to me, while … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 7 Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominees

The Golden Globe nominations are out and there are no huge surprises here. The thing about the Golden Globes is that the Hollywood Foreign Press has so many categories that it’s as if no one gets left behind, which is a good case for why no more of the Academy’s categories need to be expanded. That’s why you get films like “Spy” and “Trainwreck” … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominees