2022 Oscar Predictions

In just a few hours, we will know the winners of the 94th Academy Awards, airing at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. There are have been numerous controversies and complaints regarding The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS), but I won't get into that right now. Instead, I will do my best to make predictions for all of the 23 categories, which should be aired lived (OK, I guess I will get into it a little), along with possible spoilers and who/what I'd like to see win. Let's see how I do! 

Where to Watch the 2022 Oscar Nominees

I will post predictions and my own picks closer to the awards date (once I've seen every single nominee, or as many as possible), so for now here's where/how you can watch all of the nominated films, listed here by streaming service or method of viewing:

Ranking the Oscar Winners of the Last 10 Years

Now that the winners of the [much-delayed] 93rd Academy Awards have been announced, I decided to take a look at the winners -- in all categories -- from the past 10 years (the 2011-2020 seasons) and rank them. I will at some point also post a full Oscar history ranking, although there are many films I have yet to see (mainly older ones). 

2021 Oscar Predictions, Picks, and Final Thoughts

Happy 93rd Academy Awards, everyone! In just over 12 hours (hopefully), we will know all of the winners for the 2021 Oscars. And, what a long, seemingly never-ending, fascinating awards season it has been. The 2020 ceremony aired before the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread, lockdowns began, and Hollywood momentarily shut down.

Ranking the 2021 Oscar Nominees

Fact: As of this past Sunday, I watched every single film (including the shorts) nominated for an Oscar this year. It's not usually that easy, as some films -- especially international ones -- may be hard to find, either in a theater or on streaming.

MCU Superlatives

In anticipation for the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, I rewatched the entire MCU thus far (minus The Incredible Hulk, which is not cannon). Of course, now you have to watch the Disney+ series in order to fully understand what’s going on: WandaVision, The Falcon & the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, &, most recently, Moon Knight. I’ve already seen Multiverse of Madness, so I thought I’d do a superlative/ranking post for the films (too much to unpack in the shows). I’ll do this in timeline order, which is how I did my rewatch this year. For the most part, this works, aside from some of the mid- and post-credit scenes. 

2022 Oscar Predictions

In just a few hours, we will know the winners of the 94th Academy Awards, airing at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. There are have been numerous controversies and complaints regarding The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS), but I won’t get into that right now. Instead, I will do my best to make predictions for all of the 23 categories, which should be aired lived (OK, I guess I will get into it a little), along with possible spoilers and who/what I’d like to see win. Let’s see how I do! 

Brief Reviews: January 2022

I began 2022 with a bang, and enjoyed catching up with [much of] the cast and creators of one of my favorite franchises of all time, Harry Potter, with the reunion that was released on January 1st. Instead of writing lengthy reviews for the movies I’m watching, this year I’m going to stick to [mainly] brief reviews, and if I deign to write longer reviews, they’ll be on Letterboxd. In January, I watched 37 films — includes some short films — most of which were first-time watches.

Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Overall, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a solid solo film that manages to be entertaining, funny, and heartfelt. The emotional core of the movie was the most surprising element for me, and I’m excited to include it in my yearly MCU rewatch, and for Shang-Chi (and Awkwafina’s Kate) to appear in future installments.