Awards

Blu-Ray Review: CRAZY RICH ASIANS (***)

By John H. Foote In a brilliant marketing move, Warner Brothers has rushed their blockbuster comedy, which is also a major Best Picture contender into the home market for Christmas. Count on this being underneath many a tree of stuffing many a stocking for the holiday season. This will build even greater awareness for the…

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Analysis

By Melissa Houghton Torontonians often joke about having only two seasons: Winter and construction. Torontonians who are cinephiles enjoy three – that is, if you include Fall when announcements to kick-off awards season begin. 34th Independent Spirit Awards Nominations The 2019 nominees were announced by Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon on Friday, November 16 at…

Review: GREEN BOOK (****) The Year’s Best Film?

By John H. Foote GREEN BOOK (****) There are some films, after just a few minutes from the beginning, you can FEEL how good they are, everything is falling into place, the audience is with the film, audience, and film become one. That was how I felt the first time I saw Green Book, an…

The Biggest Steven Spielberg BEST DIRECTOR Snubs

By John H. Foote He has been nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director seven times, winning twice. Over at the Directors Guild Awards, he is their top award winner with three, and has more nominations with eleven than any filmmaker in their history. Let’s be clear, Spielberg should have at least twelve nominations…

The 10 Best Performances of Robert Duvall — AMERICAN ACTING ICON

By John H. Foote In 1981, the New York Times declared him Americas greatest actor. Long before that, before his great success on film, acting guru Sanford Meisner said, “There are two great actors in America, the first is Brando, whose best work is behind him, the second is Robert Duvall.” In that same piece,…