By John H. Foote
Everything Everywhere All at Once seems headed for Oscar glory. The film’s directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, won the Director’s Guild of America on Saturday making the film the frontrunner for the Academy Award on Oscar night.
The popular time travel film has defied the odds becoming a fan favourite, a box office hit and critically acclaimed.
The win for the directors was a surprise considering Steven Spielberg was up for his fine film The Fabelmans. Spielberg will still likely win the Oscar, but Best Picture seems unlikely.
Personally, I do not care for Everything Everywhere All at Once and have been shocked at the acclaim, but I cannot either deny it is there.
So, we have a frontrunner.
John H. Foote is a well-recognized Canadian film critic/historian who has been an active critic for 30 years. His deep love for the movies began at a very young age. He began his career as co-host of the popular TV show Reel to Real where he remained for nine years. While on TV he began dabbling in education, eventually ascending to Director of the Toronto Film School, where he also taught film history. After leaving the college to care for his wife, he returned to teaching at Humber College where he taught both Film History and Method Acting Theory. John has written two books: “Clint Eastwood – Evolution of a Filmmaker” and the upcoming “Spielberg – American Film Visionary”. He is currently working on two books, one about the films of the seventies and another on the films of Martin Scorsese. Through his career he has worked in TV, radio, print and the web. John has interviewed everyone in the industry (more than 300 interviews) except Jack Nicholson, he says sadly. Highlights include Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow.