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2019 Oscars Challenge: [11] “First Reformed” – Best Original Screenplay

“FIRST REFORMED”Paul Schrader Director: Paul SchraderProducers: Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Gary Hamilton, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, and Frank MurrayWriter: Paul SchraderCinematography: Alexander DynanEditor: Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.Composer: LustmordDistributor: A24Release Date: May 18, 2018Budget: $3.5 millionRun-time: 113 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Reverend Ernst Toller, the middle-aged pastor of a small church in upstate New York, grapples with the guilt and grief caused by … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [11] “First Reformed” – Best Original Screenplay

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Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results

Marked in green is everything I got right and marked red is everything I got wrong. Marked in blue are the nominees that ended up getting the spot rather than the ones I picked. BEST PICTURE “Roma” (FRONT-RUNNER) “A Star Is Born” (FRONT-RUNNER) “BlacKkKlansman” (LOCKED) “Black Panther” (LOCKED) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (LOCKED) “The Favourite” (POTENTIAL) “Green Book” (POTENTIAL) “Vice” (POTENTIAL) “Crazy Rich Asians” (POTENTIAL) ACTOR … Read More Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Denver Film Critics Society Award Nominees

Best Picture “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” ​“Roma” Best Director Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther” Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Paul Schraeder – “First Reformed” Best Actress Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma” Toni Collette – “Hereditary” Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born” Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Denver Film Critics Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Nominees

Best Picture “BlacKkKlansman” “Eighth Grade” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “A Quiet Place” “Roma” “A Star is Born” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Best Director “BlacKkKlansman” – Spike Lee “The Favourite” – Yorgos Lanthimos “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry Jenkins “Roma” – Alfonso Cuarón “A Star is Born” – Bradley Cooper Best Actor Christian Bale–”Vice” Bradley … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture “Roma” “BlacKkKlansman” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “First Reformed” “The Favourite” “You Were Never Really Here” “Annihilation” “Eighth Grade” “Hereditary” “A Star Is Born” “Suspiria” Best Director Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Best Actor Ethan Hawke – “First … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture “Roma” “The Favourite” “A Star Is Born” “BlacKkKlansman” “Black Panther” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “Widows” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” Best Director Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Runner-Up: Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Best Actor Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Runner-Up: Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Best Actress Yalitzia Aparicio – “Roma” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 London Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

FILM OF THE YEAR “BlacKkKlansman” “Cold War” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” “The Happy Prince” “Leave No Trace” “Roma” “Shoplifters” “You Were Never Really Here” ACTOR OF THE YEAR Christian Bale – “Vice” Rupert Everett – “The Happy Prince” Ben Foster – “Leave No Trace” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Joaquin Phoenix – “You Were Never Really Here” ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Yalitza … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 London Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Vancouver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture “Roma” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” Best Director Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Best Actor, Male Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Christian Bale – “Vice” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” Best Actress, Female (TIE) Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”&Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”&Regina Hall – “Support The Girls” Best Supporting Actor, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Vancouver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Picture “The Hate U Give” Runner-Up: “Paddington 2” “Black Panther” “Eighth Grade” “First Reformed” “The Rider” “Roma” “Sorry to Bother You” “A Star Is Born” “You Were Never Really Here” Best Director Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Runner-Up: Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Best Actor Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Runner-Up: Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Best Actress Amandla Stenberg … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: BFI’s Sight & Sound Top 25 Films of 2018

1) “Roma” Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA (38 votes) Cuáron’s magnificently crafted memoir casts us back to a 1970s childhood in the throes of family break-up, ruptures on the streets of Mexico City – and a Mixtec housekeeper, played by nonprofessional actor Yalitza Aparicio, given the weight of the drama. 2) “Phantom Thread” Paul Thomas Anderson, USA (30 votes) Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a chilly 1950s … Read More Oscars Watch: BFI’s Sight & Sound Top 25 Films of 2018

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “You Were Never Really Here”Best Director: Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here”Best Actor: Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”Best Actress: Toni Collette – “Hereditary”Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”Best Ensemble: “Support The Girls”Best Screenplay: “First Reformed” – Paul SchraderBest Foreign Language Film: “Roma”Best Documentary: “Won’t … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards Nominees

BEST PICTURE “Black Panther” “Blindspotting” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” “Paddington 2” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” “Suspiria” BEST DIRECTOR Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” BEST ACTOR Bradley Cooper – “A Star … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture “Roma” “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” Best Director Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” Best Actor Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Christian Bale – “Vice” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 St. Louis Film Critics Association Award Nominees

BEST FILM “BlacKkKlansman” “First Reformed” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” “Vice” BEST DIRECTOR Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Adam McKay – “Vice” BEST ACTOR Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Rami Malek – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 St. Louis Film Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Roma”Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”Best Actress: Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”Best Actor: Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun – “Burning”Best Screenplay (TIE): “The Favourite” – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara & “First Reformed” – Paul SchraderBest First Film: “Sorry To Bother You”Best Documentary: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”Best Animated Feature: “Isle Of Dogs”Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE “Roma” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “Hereditary” “A Star is Born” ​BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” ​BEST ACTOR Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Rami Malek – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Nominees

BEST PICTURE “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “Hereditary” “Roma” “A Star is Born” ​BEST DIRECTOR Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” ​BEST ACTOR Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Rami Malek – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

Best Picture “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Roma” Best Director Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” Best Actor Christian Bale – “Vice” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “BlacKkKlansman” “Black Panther” “Eighth Grade” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “Green Book” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Mary Poppins Returns” “A Quiet Place” “A Star Is Born” AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR “The Americans” “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” “Atlanta” “Barry” “Better Call Saul” “The Kominsky Method” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” “Pose” “Succession” “This Is Us” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

The Detroit Film Critics Society consists of 19 professional broadcast, print, and/or Internet critics within or with ties to Detroit and the surrounding area. They will be announcing their winners on Monday, December 3rd. BEST PICTURE “Eighth Grade” “First Reformed” “Green Book” “A Quiet Place” “Roma” BEST DIRECTOR Bo Burnham – “Eighth Grade” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Adam … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle awards Alfonso Cuarón and his Netflix produced, black-and-white film “Roma” with three awards including BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY. Whether this will help break the Oscars stigma towards Netflix films remains to be seen, as the narrative continues. The 2015-2016 season was the first indicator that the Academy wasn’t paying much attention to Netflix fare when … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

Amidst some small controversy about the film and who it was made by in relation to what the story is about, as well as a box office that is less than impressive, “Green Book” comes out swinging, nailing the first BEST PICTURE win from the first critics awards of the season. Along with the big win, Viggo Mortensen grabs his first win for BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 28th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

Best Feature “The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics) NOMINEES “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “First Reformed (A24) “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures) “Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Best Documentary “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (The Cinema Guild) NOMINEES “Bisbee ‘17” (4th Row Films) “Minding the Gap” (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures) “Shirkers” (Netflix) “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features) Best Actor Ethan Hawke … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

Stream Guide: Sorry To Bother You & First Reformed

THE RIDER Original Release Date: April 13, 2018Directed by: Chloé ZhaoStudio: Sony Pictures ClassicsStreaming: Starz Official Synopsis: After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Starring: Brady Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lane Scott, and Cat Clifford DE PALMA Original Release Date: June … Read More Stream Guide: Sorry To Bother You & First Reformed

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Oscars Watch: 34th Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

BEST FEATURE “Eighth Grade” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Leave No Trace” “You Were Never Really Here” BEST FIRST FEATURE “Hereditary” “Sorry To Bother You” “The Tale” “We The Animals” “Wildlife” JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD “A Bread Factory” “En El Séptimo Día” “Never Goin’ Back” “Sócrates” “Thunder Road” BEST DIRECTOR Debra Granik – “Leave No Trace” Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could … Read More Oscars Watch: 34th Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 28th IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominees

Best Feature “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “First Reformed (A24) “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures) “Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories) “The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics) Best Documentary “Bisbee ‘17” (4th Row Films) “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (The Cinema Guild) “Minding the Gap” (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures) “Shirkers” (Netflix) “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features) Best Actor Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman” … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominees

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Tuesday Releases: Action Point, Deadpool 2, & First Reformed

AUGUST 21ST, 2018 Official Synopsis: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, … Read More Tuesday Releases: Action Point, Deadpool 2, & First Reformed

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Theatrical Releases: Deadpool 2

BOOK CLUB || If you ever wanted to know what it would be like if your grandma got into reading “Fifty Shades Of Grey” with her friends and it suddenly set off a sexual reawakening in her, well now you have it with the movie “Book Club” hitting theaters this weekend. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy … Read More Theatrical Releases: Deadpool 2