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Oscars 2019: Completely turned off

Oscar season is usually one of my favorite seasons. As a film lover, it is always fun to try to cram as many films in as is humanly possible. Armed with this knowledge, I print out the nominations and pick winners. I have zero interest this year. The Academy’s lack of respect for both the viewers and the artists has seriously pissed me off. Of all the categories to not televise, the choose Cinematography and Film Editing. Seriously? Of all the categories, these two are the ones that are the most related to the art of motion pictures. The other categories all exist in theater, aside from sound editing. Between this, the aborted “Pop Movie” category, and the hustling for awards, I’ve given up on watching the nominees. I’ll catch them on Netflix eventually. In the words of the President, #sad.

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Oscar Nominations 2017!

The time is here! The Oscars are a month away and the nominees have been listed. I am happy to say that the “blacklisting” of the Oscars has ended with several high profile films, with black actors and subjects, have broken through. As we did  in 2016, I will be making a point of reviewing as many Oscar nominated films as I can in 4 weeks. These reviews tend to be far shorter than my normal “skinny’s”. Quite a few of these are still in Cinemas so there is a good chance they get the full review in my official count. Of the 9 best picture nominees, I have seen 2. Its going to be a busy month! Oscar Sundays will be replacing the “Chillflix” column for this period. Now, lets see the nominees!

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