Plus iconic performances from Jessica Chastain and Bruce Willis. (First published April 15th, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
I correctly guessed 11 out of the 23 categories, which is exactly as well as I did last year.
In the run-up to the ceremony on Sunday, March 27th, you can watch almost every film that’s been nominated from the comfort of your sofa. Very handy if you’re participating in an Oscar pool.
And the winners are…
I join special agents Scott and Cam to talk about the 2012 Kathryn Bigelow film Zero Dark Thirty.
A bigger misfire than its predecessor, and a waste of a great cast. Unsupportably overlong, with a feel-good self-care denouement that’s almost dangerous. The only terrifying thing here is the tedium.
Andrea Berloff writes and directs The Kitchen, starring Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Olivia Cooke stars in drama Katie Says Goodbye; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Dance superstar Natalia Osipova is featured in documentary Force of Nature Natalia; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
A lazy treadmill of a sci-fi morality play that wastes a terrific cast. A numbingly dull game of mutant checkers that has no idea how to tell a woman’s story except filtered through the eyes of men.