I don’t know what type of Oscar nominations I prefer: a list of predictable winners, or names and films that are constantly in a status shift. Judging by all of the different winners in recent award ceremonies, it’s clear the 90th annual Oscars fall in the latter category. But, again, I’m stumped over if I actually enjoy this much variety.
Addio Commentary is a column used to focus on the underrated and misunderstood. So, why am I using it to showcase Studio Ghibli’s timeless collection of widely-acclaimed films?
Award season is a long road. It all starts out with hubbub about a film that sparked acclaim on the festival circuit, followed by increased word-of-mouth when the movie begins an “exclusive engagement” in a modest independent theatre. The season is in full-effect when those indies start receiving showtimes in larger chains.
Let’s take a brief break from hot ticket TIFF screenings and talk about something that most movie goers have tried to forget: Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day.
The first-part of a two-night season finale of Bachelor in Paradise airs tonight – and, dammit, I’ve been hooked.
This past weekend, Kubo and the Two Strings failed to make an impressive debut despite positive reviews across the board (including from our own Trevor Jeffery). According to Box Office Mojo, the $60-million production opened with $12,610,000 along with an existing foreign gross of $900,000.