With the Oscar nominations announced, it feels about time that I weighed in on my personal ballot. Franky, this year might be the furthest stretch from my personal ballot of any year in recent memory. Entire films are about to be ignored in favor of movies that I find offensive. It can be difficult to … Continue reading AJ’s Personal Ballot (If I Had an Oscar Vote) for 2018 Part 1: The Crafts Awards!
Okay, we've had some time to see some results, see a few more films, and feel out the field a bit more. With that said, some movies went way up while others are struggling. Let's dive in and see what's going on. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM PREDICTIONS (10/25/18) The Favorites 1. Free Solo (National Geographic) - Dir. Elizabeth … Continue reading Updated Predictions for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars (10/25/18)
We're in Oscar season! It's one of my favorite times of the year, and this means it's time to check out some of the early races. Let's get it kicked off with one of the most exciting races of the year, the Documentary Feature race. First, we're ranking the top 20 documentaries in the order … Continue reading Oscar Season Begins! First Predictions for Documentary Race (9/28)
One of the most important documentaries ever made is Hoop Dreams from Steve James. The film follows two young boys in Chicago, looking for a way to make it to the NBA. The documentary was supposed to be 30 minutes long when filming began. 5 years later, it was 171 minutes. It is a colossal achievement in filmmaking and remains … Continue reading Review: ‘Minding the Gap’ Takes the ‘Hoop Dreams’ Formula and Applies it Skateboarding