Another year of fine and forgettable films has come and gone. Once again it has come time for the best films of the year to earn their just rewards. It's Oscar season baby! Just as I hope to one day receive my own little golden man, I enjoy seeing the actors and filmmakers that I respect earn that annual symbol of excellence. It's funny, normally when I think about movies I get lost in escapist fantasies and often forget that the movies are just as much about business and jobs as any other industry. The Oscars are almost like the film industry's greatest Employee of the Month picks. Anyways, I digress. I have to admit, that this year I didn't get to see as many of the Best Picture nominees as I would have liked, but I also have never seen an Oscar Race that was so up in the air. Any of the films nominated this year have every chance to win, so I'm fully expecting to be wrong with a few of these picks. If it comes to the end and it turns out that I was wrong about each and every one of them, that would be perfectly fine too. So here they are, my Oscar picks for the year 2013.
February 21, 2014