89th Academy Award Nominations – The “Ultimate” Guide

Note, due to the Australian release schedules of many of the movies nominated for an Academy Award, at this stage I cannot honestly claim to have seen all of the movies that have been nominated. As such, this is more of a style guide to help you sound smart at the water cooler today, rather than a true prediction. This page will be updated with more information as I see more movies.


It’s that time of year, ladies and gentlemen, as the awards season slowly comes to a head with the 89th Academy Awards, honoring the best films of 2016. Who got nominated? What category did they get nominated for? And has anyone actually seen any of the nominees for Best Live Action Short Film? Find out, as I take you through the nominees step by step.

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REVIEW – Arrival


Over the last week, roughly half of planet Earth appears to have been hoping for the aliens to arrive and take over, making any unpopular appointment of a human world leader completely moot. But, while it might sound nice in fantasy, it does raise the question – How would humanity cope if aliens were to arrive on Earth? Particularly if the aliens’ intentions were unknown.

This, rather clunkily, leads me to this review for Arrival. the latest film by rising visionary director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) and an adaptation of the short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. Coming into this movie, I really wanted to love it, and….. I liked it a lot.

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