Awards

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,…

Best Actress: My “Should Have Won” from 1950-59

By Alan Hurst As we’ve said before, sometimes the Oscars get it very right, and sometimes they miss the mark. With the advantage of hindsight, here is a look back at the Best Actress Oscars awarded during the fifties – the winners, the should have been winners, and some alternate nominees. These are always fun…