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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: BIRDMAN + WHIPLASH

Masculinity dominates this year’s Best Picture race. From the pool of eight nominees, there are historical leaders of speech and thought, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Stephen Hawking. War heroes of different shades in Chris Kyle and Alan Turing. Richard Linklater’s vision of a boy entering adulthood. Then we have the artist: the self-absorbed, self-punishing […]