Call Me “Mudbound-Tonya Lady Bird Project 2049” in the Shape of Dunkirk, Missouri

National Board of Review 2017 Acting Winners: https://t.co/az4dcefD6S Tom Hanks, "The Post"Meryl Streep, "The Post"Willem Dafoe, "Florida Project"Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird" pic.twitter.com/mnWVhMmzwZ — IndieWire (@IndieWire) November 28, 2017 OK, folks, our awards season bash has kicked off, and we’re at least three festivals into it so far: The National Board of Review, the New York Read More …

Five Smashing Performances Plus Truman 20 Years Later

While “award-season” is now on, just know that whether or not an actor or crew member “ultimately wins” an Academy Award still may not mean jack. Knowing which performances and techniques were most effective is all part of the craft, and this is surely one of the most subjective arts in technological performance history. “The Read More …

Kickoff Trailer Bash to the 90th Golden Night

Cinebuffs like me and [maybe?] you are elated it is finally officially the so-called “awards season,” past that typical summer blockbuster moment that, with few exceptions, is the lame excuse for Hollywood to continue wasting more money on endless sequels and remakes, all unnecessary. It is finally time again for their movies that can matter! Read More …

The Truth About Wikipedia Charts

Yes, we’ve all used Wikipedia by now, or it’s mobile cousin, Wikipanion. Some of us have even contributed to it. And for those out there that know me well, or can guess from my blogs, I’m an awards fanatic. Well, one day as a teenager, I fell in love with a film called “American Beauty” Read More …

Budgeting: The Finest End for The Biggest Gaffe in History

After declaring “All Hell Is Breaking Loose” at the first Academy Awards he hosted, Jimmy Kimmel could not have summed up better what was likely the biggest gaffe in Academy history: the wrong Best Picture award presented, for just under a minute, to a mistaken film from another envelope — likely a duplicate — still Read More …

Looking At Best Animated Short Noms

This scene always seems to get glossed over a bit — as would the documentaries and live-action shorts… Basically, what doesn’t typically earn big bucks directly at the box office gets ignored. Well, as an indie filmmaker currently in the works for another animated short, I present either fulls or trailers of the 2016 nominated Read More …

Chazelle v. Jenkins: Young’uns In the Mix

So, last night were the Awards for Directors Guild of America, and Damien Chazelle was honored for La La Land. He is just 32 years old — in fact, he is a mere 10 days younger than ME — he could literally be the youngest Directing recipient ever at the Academy Awards. Should Barry Jenkins, Read More …

Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

See Oscar Noms LIVE Tuesday Morning! (TBA)

It’s less than 48 hours now until the official 89th Academy Award nominations are announced for films of 2016, TBA! Will be Tuesday, January 24th at 5:18 a.m. PST, when the live-stream begins. More info will be posted below as it becomes available, embedded clip included. Official Live-Stream Clip Updated Locks for Best Picture are Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 106 – La La Moon Leader

In this latest vlog episode, Garett talks about potential 89th Academy Award nominees, connects who might win because of previous non-winners logic, plus a chat about High Speed Rail. Full vlog here: http://directorG.com/pointshootneat