Lackey vs. the 88th Academy Awards

Lackey vs. the 88th Academy Awards

Can Mad Max: Fury Road buck the odds and sweep the slate? Will AMPAS award the white people involved in Creed and Straight Outta Compton and then congratulate itself for being liberal and celebrating diversity? Can Leonardo DiCaprio ever forget Mercy Humppe and win an Academy Award? Find out on Saturday night!

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A scene from TRUMBO.

My Month in Film: December 2015

Jesus Christ Bananas, this was a busy month, but I guess I should expect no less from the biggest month of awards season. On the upside, I saw some great stuff this month: The Force AwakensGoodnight Mommy, The MartianRoom, Sicario, and Spotlight all made it to my 2015 top-ten. On the downside, focusing on award contenders meant I missed Krampus and a couple of other late-year horror offerings. Never got around to The Look of Silence, either. And even after three viewings, I still didn’t get The Assassin to the point where I could write about it and not feel like an asshole.

And now, for the overview!

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A scene from MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

The 2015 OFCS Awards

2015’s awards season is well underway, and since I belong to the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), I’ve spent the last few weeks catching up with the year’s best non-genre offerings. I was able to put together a slate of nominees I was very happy with, and I’m not completely embarrassed by my votes.

Today the OFCS announced its winners, and I think we did pretty well.

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