FMP ep. 147 – The Shape of Water,…

Original Record Date: December 17, 2017 For this episode, Justin and G Clark review The Shape of Water before having their first discussion of how the Oscar race has been shaping up in light of…

FMP ep. 124 – Tikkun, Paterson, Oscars Recap

Original Record Date: March 5, 2017 For this episode, Justin and G Clark review two movies, one from each of their respective top ten movies of 2016 lists, that the other has not seen: Tikkun…

Ranking All the 2017 Oscar Nominees

Well, that was an inelegant finish to a surprising awards season. The 89th Annual Academy Awards were last night, and they were so full of surprises and blunders that it'll take time to process even the…

live blog

89th Academy Awards: LIVE BLOG

Welcome to the Film Misery Live Blog for the 89th Academy Awards!  Winners, predictions, generally insightful and amusing thoughts—it's all here! All times listed are United States Eastern Standard (UTC - 5:00).  Full list of…

nominees

AND THE NOMINEES SHOULD HAVE BEEN…

Well, the Oscars are this evening.  This is it: The Big Kahuna, The Final Showdown!  My excitement is somewhat muted this year, because I don’t really have many dogs in these races.  In case you…

Tanna

REVIEW: ‘Tanna’ (2015)

Tanna is one of those movies where it appears, though some strange magic, the filmmakers managed to transport a movie camera to a different time and place.  Like The New World, Apolcaypto, or the recent…

2016 Academy Award Nominations

2016 Academy Award Nominations Announced

Okay, I may have been just a skosh hyperbolic in my writeup on the BAFTA nominations.  You remember, when I said I was a bit more excited to hear the BAFTA nominations than the Academy…

BAFTA

2016 BAFTA Nominations Announced

I’ll be honest, which is always a dangerous thing.  I find myself a bit more excited to hear the BAFTA nominations than I do to hear the Oscar noms.  Part of it is because the…

From Afar

REVIEW: ‘From Afar’ (2015)

Armando slinks about the bus stop, his expression blank, but his eyes searching, analysing.  He spies his prey: a thin, hairless twink who in England may be referred to as ‘chav,’ or ‘scally’—the only thing…

REVIEW: ‘Julieta’ (2016)

Synopsising a Pedro Almodóvar film is often a fruitless enterprise.  His hallmarks are dense characterisations, and plots as twisty and layered as real life.  I mean, have you ever heard a summary of Bad Education…

FMP ep. 076b – The Oscar Nominations Part…

Before the Oscar telecast tomorrow, be sure to finish G Clark and Justin's discussion on the Oscar Nominations: Who will win, who should win, who was snubbed, and which categories are completely up for grabs. Categories…

FMP ep. 076a – The Oscar Nominations Part…

For this episode, just in time for the telecast on Sunday, G Clark and Justin discuss their picks for who will win, who should win, and who was snubbed for this year's Oscar Telecast. Justin and…