The 94th Academy Awards

CONTENT WARNING: ASSAULT Whew! Well, another Oscars ceremony is in the books, and what a doozy it was. I can’t believe I missed it! Okay, let me explain. About a year ago, my husband and I ditched cable and went to streaming exclusively. We don’t have a live TV option because it’s just not cost-effectiveContinue reading “The 94th Academy Awards”

Quick Hits: February 8

The full trailer for Lightyear debuted today: The teaser for the upcoming Starz series Gaslit is here. Gaslit stars the incomparable Julia Roberts as Martha Mitchell, the outspoken wife of Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell. Inspired by Leon Neyfakh’s podcast Slow Burn, Gaslit tells the story of Martha’s attempts to raise alarm bells over theContinue reading “Quick Hits: February 8”

Oscar-palooza, Vol. 2

Continuing my coverage of the Academy Awards, here are some memorable moments from years past. Three winners of the top five awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay): Oscar records: Most nominations for a single movie – 14 Most wins for a single movie – 11: Most nominated individuals: MostContinue reading “Oscar-palooza, Vol. 2”

Quick Hits: April 18

Helen McCrory died Friday at the age of 52, after a long battle with cancer. Perhaps best known for playing Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, she was a formidable theater actress in productions like Macbeth, Twelfth Night, As You Like It and Uncle Vanya. She also portrayed Clair Dowar in Skyfall and AuntContinue reading “Quick Hits: April 18”