Tuesday, March 24, 2020

This April

The Oscar Flashbacks and Retro Hollmann Awards return April 5th with our look at the year in cinema for 1956! Including:


And those are all just the Best Picture nominees from the Oscars and Golden Globes - we've also The Killing to discuss, and Bigger Than Life, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Seven Samurai (1954 in Japan, '56 in USA), Carousel, Moby Dick, Bride of the Monster, and oh, many, many more!

April 5th! Mark your calendars!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

My Oscar Predictions, 2019 Edition

My final predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards in all 24 categories, in four acts....

Act One: No Dog in This Fight (or, i ain't seen all these)

Animated Short - "Hair Love"
Documentary Short - "Walk Run Cha-Cha"
Live Action Short - "Brotherhood"
Animated Feature - Klaus
Documentary Feature - Honeyland
International Feature - Parasite
Original Song - "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman
Makeup and Hairstyling - Bombshell

Act Two: The In-Between (or, how do i count the lion king since i walked out during the "wimoweh" number?)

Visual Effects - The Lion King

The remaining acts after the jump....

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The 2019 Hollmann Awards: Part One

The first part of the 2019 Hollmann Awards. Familiarize yourself with the nominees first, then come back here to see nine of the eighteen categories, presented as they came up in my random draw (I write the categories on scraps of paper, roll them round in a collectible Storm Trooper popcorn bucket from Solo, then select at random to decide the order). Beginning with...

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Quick and Messy Oscar Predix

while the Hollmann Award nominations are still on everyone's mind, we must remember that the Academy Awards are announcing their nominees tomorrow - copycats! My predictions:

The 2019 Hollmann Awards Nominees

 For the fourteenth year running, I present the nominees for the Hollmann Awards! Refresh your memory with the list of films seen and the Top Ten, then return here to see which 32 films will be competing in 18 categories to be proclaimed - BEST! Order of categories was decided via raffle.

The nominees are....

Friday, January 10, 2020

My Top Ten of 2019

As I noted earlier, my tally for 2019 releases seen in 2019 was 97; to that, I add three more: 1917, The Rise of Skywalker and Uncut Gems, for a comfortable 100. Which means I've finally seen enough films to comfortably make my Top Ten of the year!

Apologies to the also-rans: 1917, Atlantics, Climax, DianeExtreme JobFord v. Ferrari, Knives Out, Late NightLittle Women and Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission.

And now, in alphabetical order...