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OSCARS WEEK: My Final Predictions

We have some real races this year! I’m waffling on a few categories, but this is my final ballot. 1. Best Picture Will win: Many are predicting Birdman to best Boyhood. The Boyhood momentum has dwindled, but with its recent BAFTA win, there’s still love out there. Let’s go with Boyhood! Should win: Today, I’ll say Birdman. Tomorrow, I might say Selma. 2. Director […]

Oscars Week: AMERICAN SNIPER + SELMA

Say what you want about American Sniper, but it’s not a pro-war film. Clint Eastwood’s pro-troops movie shouldn’t be confused with pro-Iraq. Many critics are reading through Eastwood’s conservative politics; but it’s so easy to polarize this movie and neglect the deep uncertainty at its core. I do believe Eastwood wants to depict Chris Kyle, who amassed 160 confirmed […]