A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: Christine Sneed

“He had been nominated three times while we were married and had won twice, once for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting, but despite how much hype and anticipation surrounds this awards show each year, I did not look forward to ...

No Concessions: My Oscar Ballot

Weren’t the Academy Awards great this year? I mean…wait, whoa, they’re still coming? This Sunday?

I kid, I kid. But doesn’t it feel like the Oscars are already in our collective rearview mirror? Don’t you kind of long for them to ...

No Concessions: The Contenders

Remember when the summer movie season began on Memorial Day weekend? When the holiday movie season kicked off on Thanksgiving? No? In our tweet-speed society, I understand. Nowadays summer starts in early May, or even late April, and the holiday crop ...

Revival House: 2013 Oscar Predictions

As I begin putting together my annual Academy Awards predictions, one thing is certain — if Ben Affleck had been nominated for Best Director as he should have been, this year would be a whole lot easier. I don’t recall a ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song 1982

It’s been two years since the last installment of the Soundtrack Saturday special Best Original Song series and I have to say that I’ve missed writing this column. I had absolutely planned on continuing the series last year, but when ...

No Concessions: Oscar Nominations

And here they are. And here I am, back with that promised “more commentary.” In a spread-the-wealth category that showed more love to, say, The Master and less love to Argo than I would have expected, my gut ...

You’re Welcome: The 2012 Academy Awards

Popdose suffers Oscar night so you don’t have to. Here are your 2012 Academy Award Winners…

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
Best ...

No Concessions: Top 10 for 2011

“Top 10 lists now?” I hear you say. “Isn’t February 26 a little…late?” Actually, right on time, given tonight’s big event, and I don’t mean the latest episode of The Walking Dead, not that I’d blame you for switching over amidst ...

The 2012 Oscar Nominations

With great fanfare the nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced early yesterday morning…and then the E! Channel commentators started discussing the more urgent matter of nominee Jonah Hill’s hair. But we have more substantive topics to discuss in ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 2001

Alright, kids, here we are — the final installment of this year’s Soundtrack Saturday Best Original Song special series. For my final special edition post, I figured it would make the most sense to explore a year from the aughts, and ...

Revival House: 2011 Oscar Predictions

Here we go with my annual Oscar predictions. Last year, I got 17 right out of 24 possible categories, which isn’t terrible. The 83rd Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, Feb 27.  If I change my mind on ...

No Concessions: “Unknown” Quantities

Liam Neeson is the star of Unknown–an unusual choice, as Neeson may be the most known actor around. There’s little that’s ambiguous about Neeson, who was large and in charge as far back as Suspect (1987), where he made the part ...

No Concessions: This Year’s Loser Oscar Nominees

Let’s talk about this year’s Oscar nominations. I know they were last Tuesday, but…what? They were the Tuesday before that? Two Tuesdays ago? What…ah, jeez.

Such is my life these days. Besides little remora-like comments on other folks’ hard work around ...

No Concessions: “I’m Pat Fucking Tillman!”

The Tillman Story is an outstanding story of heroism—not, however, the one you were told. Or rather, sold.

You remember the official story. How in the wake of 9/11 Tillman, a star player with the Arizona Cardinals, left football behind to ...

DVD Review: “Revanche” is a Disc Best Served Cold

Note to self: Sentiment outranks everything else when picking a Best Foreign Language Film winner in the Oscar pool. I’m not-so-secretly pleased that the stone-cold, auteurist-approved White Ribbon didn’t blue-ribbon it, despite critical hosannas. But my favorite, A Prophet (Un prophète), didn’t ...

The 2010 Academy Awards

You’ve seen the movies, you’ve made your predictions, and you’ve printed out your handy Popdose Oscar ballot — now all that’s left is to sit down, relax, and watch the awards. And since the only thing more fun than ...

Popdose’s 2010 Oscar Ballot

Welcome, Oscar fans!  If you found your way here last year, you know how this works.  If not, it’s very simple.  We’ve put together our own ballot for the Academy Awards featuring different weightings for the different categories. If you’re hosting ...

2010 Oscar Predictions

Okay, folks — it’s time for my annual Oscar predictions. I say “annual” because I make them every year, but this will be the first one officially published anywhere. I might change my mind with some of these, but if I do ...

No Concessions: Why I “Heart” Jeff Bridges


If the Oscars are truly serious about slimming down the Academy should just mail Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique their supporting performer awards. Or hand them over at next Tuesday’s nominations ceremony and not even bother announcing the other nominees. ...

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