Oscars

JOHN’S IN STONE, UNCHANGING ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION PREDICTIONS

By John H. Foote On March 15, the Academy Award nominations will begin the countdown to the biggest night of the year in Hollywood. Wildly late, and leaned down due to the pandemic, this year’s Oscars are going to be the strangest on record. So many films, major works set for release last year, were…

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…