Alan French’s 2021 Best in Film Superlatives – Oscar Categories, Genre Picks and More

With the Oscars this weekend, I wanted to make sure that we focused on some of the great performances of 2021. While I've voted for critic's prizes (shoutout to my critic's group, the Critics Association of Central Florida), there were still films and performances I had missed when I sent in my ballot. After all, … Continue reading Alan French’s 2021 Best in Film Superlatives – Oscar Categories, Genre Picks and More

Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win

We're here at the precipice of the 94th annual Academy Awards. The ceremony will award the best of film in 2021 (even though some mistake it for the 2022 Oscars). Let's jump right into a contentious season and fire off some picks. Best Animated Short And the nominees are: Affairs of the Art Bestia Boxballet … Continue reading Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win

We Bought a Movie Pod: 6. It’s a Parasite Kind of World – Reacting to the 92nd Oscars

Subscribe to the New Podcast Feed on APPLE or SPOTIFY! We're back with our reactions to the 92nd Oscars! We break down the entire night, and count up who won between AJ and Aaron. It was a great night for We Bought a Movie Pod favorite Parasite, the film we both put as our number one film of the … Continue reading We Bought a Movie Pod: 6. It’s a Parasite Kind of World – Reacting to the 92nd Oscars

We Bought a Movie Pod: 5. We Bought Our Oscar Predictions – The 92nd Academy Awards (2019)

Subscribe to the New Podcast Feed on APPLE or SPOTIFY! We Bought a Movie Pod returns with our Oscar predictions! Check out our thoughts on all the Best Picture nominees, and then a category by category breakdown of each race. 00:00-38:05 Best Picture Nominees Breakdown 38:05 - End - Reviewing all 24 Races in the Oscars! https://weboughtapod.podbean.com/mf/play/r487sj/3__Oscar_Predicts.mp3   … Continue reading We Bought a Movie Pod: 5. We Bought Our Oscar Predictions – The 92nd Academy Awards (2019)

OSCAR VOTING OPENS — AJ’s Personal Ballot — Picking the Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

Today the Oscars open up for the final voting. The cases have been made and the results are about to be tabbed. With only a week until the big dance, we have our last chance to make our case to voters on more than a dozen races still in progress. Below, I'm writing up my … Continue reading OSCAR VOTING OPENS — AJ’s Personal Ballot — Picking the Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

We Bought a Movie Pod: Joker Returns – Best Picture Podcast Review of ‘Joker’

Subscribe to the New Podcast Feed on APPLE or SPOTIFY! We're rerunning our episode on Joker from late in 2019 thanks to its Best Picture nomination. AJ is not a big fan, but Aaron was. Where do you stand on the latest film featuring the Clown Prince of Gotham? Check out the time stamps below! 00- 38:00 – Joker Review … Continue reading We Bought a Movie Pod: Joker Returns – Best Picture Podcast Review of ‘Joker’

USC Scripter Awards Puts Greta Gerwig in the Drivers Seat, Caps Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Amazing 2019

One of the most underrated predictors of the Oscar race, the USC Scripter Awards pushed Greta Gerwig closer to glory. Gerwig has been on a roll lately, taking a few big writing prizes in the aftermath of her director miss for Little Women. USC Scripter has crowned the Best Adapted Screenplay winner in eight of the … Continue reading USC Scripter Awards Puts Greta Gerwig in the Drivers Seat, Caps Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Amazing 2019

American Society of Cinematographers Recognize the Best Cameramen/women of 2019

While it feels like the Theatrical Release race has already been locked up, a challenging has the opportunity to rise tonight. The heavy favorite to win the Oscar will be Roger Deakins, but Rodrigo Prieto and Robert Richardson are rivals in their own right. Now we wait to see who will take home the top prizes amongst the … Continue reading American Society of Cinematographers Recognize the Best Cameramen/women of 2019

Directors Guild of America: Sam Mendes Takes the Top Prize, Likely Boosting ‘1917’ Into First Place

The exciting Oscar season this year looks like it will come down to the wire. Unlike most years, it seems like audiences and critics agree with the films at the very top of the heap. While 1917, The Irishman or Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood represent more traditional choices, Jojo Rabbit and Parasite breathe new life into the … Continue reading Directors Guild of America: Sam Mendes Takes the Top Prize, Likely Boosting ‘1917’ Into First Place

ANNIE Award Winners: Netflix Cleans Up on Animation’s Biggest Night (UPDATING LIVE)

For animators, the Annie Awards represent their own mini-Oscars. While the world of Animation does not often get the respect it deserves, those within the medium understand the process better than anyone. The years spent on an animated film are rarely seen as the accomplishments they are by Hollywood. However, the Annies allow animators to … Continue reading ANNIE Award Winners: Netflix Cleans Up on Animation’s Biggest Night (UPDATING LIVE)