The Nose’s guide to the 95th Academy Awards
Over the last year, The Nose has covered 14 of this year’s Academy Award-nominated movies, encompassing 64 nominations.
So on this special edition of The Nose, we look back at our discussions of nominated movies, and we look ahead to Sunday’s Oscars ceremony with film and television star (and Oscars voter) Illeana Douglas.
Some of the movies covered include: The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb, The Whale, Women Talking, and more.
Note: This special two-part Oscars season finale edition of The Nose, airing over two days on the radio, is presented here as one double-length (or so) episode.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Tom Sizemore, Intense Actor With a Troubled Life, Dies at 61 He earned praise for his work in films like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down.” He also served prison time for drug possession and domestic abuse.
- Robert Blake, ‘Baretta’ Star Acquitted in Wife’s Murder, Dies at 89 His film and TV career began with “Our Gang” comedies and was highlighted by his performance as a killer in “In Cold Blood.” But he led a tempestuous life.
- Topol, Star of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Onscreen and Onstage, Dies at 87 Wide acclaim for his portrayal of Tevye helped make him, according to one newspaper, “Israel’s most famous export since the Jaffa orange.”
- Ricou Browning, Who Made the Black Lagoon Scary, Dies at 93 He helped bring “Flipper” to the movies and TV but was best known for his plunge in a monster suit in “Creature From the Black Lagoon.”
- This is the most populist Oscars in a long time So why doesn’t it feel like it?
- The Stunt Awards Vulture’s inaugural celebration of stunt professionals is here. Because if the Oscars won’t recognize them, we will.
- Who Are You Rooting Against at the Oscars This Year?
- And the Oscar Goes to…The Guy Who Inspired Big League Chew? Todd Field is the Oscar-nominated director of ‘Tár.’ Major League Baseball players are more familiar with his shredded bubble gum.
- The Year the Movies Died (Over and Over and Over Again)
- Joseph Kosinski Doesn’t See Top Gun: Maverick As an Action Movie
- Bad Projection Is Ruining the Movie Theater Experience Multiplexes are failing at their most basic function: delivering a bright, sharp image.
- Peak TV Is Over. Welcome to Trough TV. Streaming’s golden age has been ending for a while, but it’s only now become clear what’s replacing it.
- Seth Rogen Gets Brutally Honest About Negative Reviews: Film Critics Should Know ‘How Much It Hurts….It F—ing Sucks’
- Twenty Years Later, ‘Irreversible’ Still Shocks A look back at Gaspar Noé’s brutal told-in-reverse drama, which has been rereleased in a “Straight Cut” version.
- Raquel Benedict: The most dangerous woman in speculative fiction and the host of the Rite Gud podcast
- Rebecca Castellani: Co-founder of Quiet Corner Communications and a freelance writer
- Illeana Douglas: The Official Movie Star of The Colin McEnroe Show and a real, live Oscars voter
- Sam Hadelman: Works in music public relations and hosts The Sam Hadelman Show at Radio Free Brooklyn
- James Hanley: Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
- Shawn Murray: A stand-up comedian, writer, and the host of the Nobody Asked Shawn podcast
- Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer, and she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
- Irene Papoulis: Teaches writing at Trinity College
- Mercy Quaye: Founder and principal consultant for The Narrative Project
- Gene Seymour: A “writer, professional spectator, pop-culture maven, and jazz geek”
- Pedro Soto: President and CEO of Hygrade Precision Technologies
- Bill Yousman: Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University
The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode!
Subscribe to The Noseletter, an email compendium of merriment, secrets, and ancient wisdom brought to you by The Colin McEnroe Show.
Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, Cat Pastor, and Catie Talarski contributed to this show, parts of which have aired previously in different form.