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Eric’s Alternate Oscars

I love awards season, and I love the Oscars. They don’t honor every great film, and they are for the most part pointless in dictating which great films live on in history, but it’s a fun night where we attempt to celebrate the best of the year.  Just for fun, though, I decided to compile… Read more »

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Predicting the Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning is just another Thursday for some people, but for us film lovers, it’s the second coming of Christmas. Alright, that was too far. But it is the announcement of Oscar nominations, almost six weeks before the actual ceremony, and we’ll get an idea of just which films will dominate the box office and… Read more »

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The Best Films of 2012, #11-20

Note: I have yet to see Zero Dark Thirty and Amour, both of which could’ve shown up on the top 20 list. I apologize in advance for the possible exclusions, but take that into consideration when I post those reviews in the coming weeks. Most end-of-year lists include ten films. I like that idea, the… Read more »

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The Best Male Leads of 2012

Note: I have yet to see Amour, for which Jean-Louis Trintignant could possibly have shown up on this list. I apologize for the exclusion, but I will be seeing the film in early January. There are always outstanding performances each year, but I can’t think of one in recent memory that has held a stronger… Read more »