Predicting the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pultizer Prizes for 2018 will be announced on April 15, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at the field and try to do the impossible: predict the book that will win for fiction. There have been a lot of left-field winners in the history of the prize, so if … More Predicting the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Catch-22 of Oscar Hosts

Until yesterday, the 91st Academy Awards did not officially have a host. The announcement that Kevin Hart will assume the role came exceptionally late compared to other years–perhaps indicative of the conundrum which was the focus of a¬†Hollywood Reporter¬†piece published yesterday (before the announcement was made) entitled “Why Oscar Host Has Become the Least Wanted … More The Catch-22 of Oscar Hosts

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a Garbage Movie

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri generated a lot of heat during award season after it was released in 2017. It won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. It scored again at the SAG Awards, winning Best Cast in addition to awards for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. … More Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a Garbage Movie