Oscars

FILM 2020 – ACADEMY CONTENDERS REFLECTING THE TIMES?

By John H. Foote Films are often thought to be a purely escapist art form when in fact some of the greatest films ever made both comment and educate on historical and modern happenings, often bringing fresh light to a difficult subject. The Battleship Potemkin (1921), a masterpiece of the Russian cinema, is generally regarded as…

NETFLIX PREPARING TO DOMINATE THE ACADEMY AWARDS … AGAIN

By John H. Foote After the streaming service leaped into the production business in 2015 with the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, which earned critical acclaim and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor for actor Idris Elba, Netflix was taken seriously. They were, however, not necessarily feared or even taken as…

TOM HANKS: THE GREAT PERFORMANCES AFTER CAST AWAY (2000)

By John H. Foote For his magnificent performance in Cast Away (2000) Tom Hanks won the coveted New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor seeming to pave the way for a third Academy Award which would have made him the first actor to win three Oscars for Best Actor. Further he would have…