Awards

Revisiting DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

By John H. Foote Dances with Wolves (1990) (****) The American western had been all but dead when the superb mini-series Lonesome Dove was broadcast on network television in 1988. Based on Larry McMurtry’s sprawling cattle drive novel, the film was made with major actors such as Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, each in…

Way Too Early Golden Globe Predictions Part I: The Films

By Alan Hurst The prognosticators are out in full force, so here’s a first attempt to predict the ever-unpredictable nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globes are known as the “fun” awards. They’re a big party, there’s food and alcohol so the atmosphere is a little looser and the show…

Review: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (***)

By John H. Foote When I think of Melissa McCarthy, I smile because she is a fearless comedic actress who throws herself into her comedy with a courage that is admirable, remarkable even. A stout, but pretty woman, she is hardly the sort of person we think about when the words movie star come to…

Where is the Oscar Buzz for Daniel Kaluuya?

By John H. Foote That all-important buzz for awards season begins at the major fall film festivals, and indeed First Man, Roma, Green Book and a handful of other films, and performances attracted attention. Yet strangely, the Best Supporting performance I have seen all year is being under-discussed. Last years breakout star, Daniel Kaluuya was…