Author Archives: Nicholas Jon Wood

Hail to the Champs!

Washington D.C.’s long national nightmare will finally end this fall. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November perhaps will also relieve pent up frustration, soothe shattered souls and finally allow District residents some peace and closure. But here … Continue reading

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Oscar Scorecard

Major kudos to host Jimmy Kimmel—who each day I find more and more charming—and the Oscar producers for the way they handled the entire evening (#MeToo) but specifically the awarding of best picture. It was smart, funny and oh so … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

Before I get to my annual missive to the Academy, has there ever been a better year for science fiction and comic book-inspired movies? It all started with a dark, dense, enthralling tour de force, Logan, that looked like no … Continue reading

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The Final Films

The previous two posts—‘The First Dozen’ and ‘Penultimate Pictures’—have now brought us to this: the final 12 movie reviews of the 2017 Oscar campaign. And like the last published installment, these films are so very hard to rank, especially considering … Continue reading

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Penultimate Pictures

The first installment of my look back through the films of 2017 featured a dozen movies I saw between the Oscar telecast and mid-June. Three films—Wonder Woman, Logan and Get Out—all have a great shot in being included in my … Continue reading

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The First Dozen

Following up on last year’s successful run-up to my favorite annual blog post, The Year in Movies, I thought it cool to once again take a chronological trip down memory lane to see how we got to this moment in … Continue reading

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Snubs and Surprises: A Breakdown of the Oscar Nominations

History said one thing. My gut another. And in that timeless debate I chose . . . poorly. More on that in a moment. Of the 25 nominations for acting and directing, I got 21 correct, including all five best … Continue reading

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