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My Final Oscar Nomination Predictios

So here we go kids! Another year, another attempt at predicting the Oscars! Below are my predictions for Tuesday morning's Oscar Nomination announcement. It seems to be as predictable as ever (80% or so are locks) but it gets pretty messy in that other 20%. We'll see how well I do. So, without further ado, awaaaay we go! Best Picture So there are pretty much seven locks here, followed by a couple almost locks, followed by about five films vying for that tenth spot. Here are my picks in order of probability, even though the top few can be interchangeable as there is no clear cut frontrunner yet. 1. Belfast 2. The Power of the Dog 3. West Side Story 4. Licorice Pizza 5. Dune 6. Don't Look Up 7. CODA 8. King Richard 9. Drive My Car 10. Nightmare Alley Spoilers: Being the Ricardos, Tick, Tick ...Boom!, House of Gucci, The Tragedy of Macbeth Dark Horse Possibilities: The French Dispatch, The Lost Daughter, Parallel Mothers, Spencer My Impossible Hopeful: Shiva Baby (highly overl

2021: The Best in Cinema

So, here we are again at the end of a year. The end of another cinematic year. And this means, this critic must put forth their Best of the Year list. So, without further ado, here are my choices for the Best Cinema of 2021. 1) Licorice Pizza:   Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the best directors working today, hands us the most personal and down to Earth film of his career. A pretty spectacular feat considering most of the movie is the real life adventures of a real life child actor turned producer. The maker of such films as  There Will be Blood ,  Boogie Nights , and  Magnolia , gives us the account of a fifteen-year-old child actor and budding entrepreneur and his strange yet beautiful friendship with a twenty-five-year-old woman. Cooper Hoffman, son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Alana Haim from the sister band Haim, make their film debuts and blow the whole shebang out of the water. Bradley Cooper also has a small scenery chewing cameo that is worthy of an Oscar. This film b