Before the Oscars roll around, you better be prepared. Sure, you might have seen the nominees in theaters—or on your projector at home—but how much do you really know about every film? Use the time before the March 4 award show to brush up on your Dunkirk history, proclaim your love for Paul Thomas Anderson, or tote around your Ladybird fandom. Show More Summary
With Get Out and The Shape of Water nominated at the 2018 Oscars, we look back at other horror movies that actually won an Academy Award.
2018 Awards Contender Series! Learn about all the movies getting buzz about as we lead up to the Oscars! On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Call Me By Your Name, a romantic story of young love in 1980’s Italy between a young man discovering his sexuality and an older graduate student. Show More Summary
This past weekend was a busy one with the BAFTA Awards, the Black Panther movie opening and the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. A couple of our current Bellyitch Bumpwatch mamas showed up and out including third-time mom-to-be Ayesha Curry who rooted on her husband Goldenstate Warriors star player Steph Curry as he lead Team Curry. They lost... Read More »
"Almost 27 years to the day after the movie's release (when it became a surprise sleeper hit at the box office and an award winner), Silence's cultural impact feels more profound than ever. Audiences' obsession with true crime and the pathology of serial killers, the ongoing conversations about female representation in Hollywood, even Hannibal Lecter […]
Ridley Scott has some tips and some tough-love motivation for all the aspiring filmmakers out there, and it can be loosely boiled down to: “Get off your ass.” The venerable director was honored at the BAFTA awards this past weekend at an event called “A Life in Pictures” that celebrated ... More »
Ahead of the Academy Awards, multi nominee Get Out has returned to select AMC Theatres today, with tickets up for grabs for the low, low price of, well, free of charge! But what’s next for writer/director Jordan Peele? Peele has teased that he’s open to making a Get Out sequel, but it looks like his […]
For the past year, as Get Out has made a ton of money and nabbed multiple major award nominations, director Jordan Peele has spent a lot of time talking about what he wants to do next. He talked about making similar horror movies about “social demons,” he considered making a Get Out sequel, and he teased that his next… Read more...
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won Best Film at last night's BAFTA Awards, cementing its place as the Oscar frontrunner. The British Academy honored the movie with five awards in total, including Best Actress for Frances...Show More Summary
Hello! I'm Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Now that nearly all the precursor awards have been given out, this year’s Oscar race remains in an unusual holding pattern. In what has been an unpredictable season, these final weeks could...
Will you finish them all before the Academy Awards on March 4?
We spend an awful lot of damn time on this here website complaining about the preemptive assessment of movies – how “year-end” award nominations start rolling out in freaking November, how “Oscar season” creeps earlier and earlier every year, you know the drill. So we should also stop to acknowledge a rare “year in review” […]
“Coco” will return Pixar to prominence. The Oscar for foreign-language feature might go to a movie starring a transgender actress. And Agnès Varda could have a second Oscar to go along with the honorary award she won in November. Here’s a look at the Oscar races for animated feature, foreign-language...
The Oscar for Best Cinematography goes to whichever movie was judged to have displayed the best camera work over the preceding year. To show us what kind of movies the Academy likes for this award, Burger Fiction put together a supercut of all the winners from 1929 to 2016, plus the nominees for this year's Academy Awards. Show More Summary
They are finally here! Listen in as GeekScholars Movie News reveals their winners (and losers) in film for 2017 including: Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, Movies that Critics Got Wrong, and of course the Worst and Best of the...Show More Summary
Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan chats about the hair-dying fans of her indie movie "Lady Bird," going through awards season with her director and co-star, and why she doesn't like talking about her red carpet fashion choices. (Feb. 13)
We're in total awe over the performances of this year's Oscar nominees, but even seasoned actors make some interesting missteps on their way to the Academy Awards (yes, even Daniel Day-Lewis). Some films may have seemed really greatShow More Summary
Hint: We're talking about The Shape of Water, which won best movie at the Producers Guild this weekend, while its director, Guillermo del Toro, snagged the feature film award at the Directors Guild. (Note: La La Land won both of those awards last year, and as everyone knows, did not win the Oscar.)
The Academy Award nominations are usually associated with some of the year's best movies. Here's a list of the movies with Oscar nominations that you can stream right now.
Daniel Kaluuya is nominated for an Academy Award, as is the movie, and now he's in Black Panther as well. He's glad to have his mom around to help him stay humble: "His mother finds acting too erratic a profession. 'She calls me every time and says, ‘Have you got a job yet?’ And I […]