|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on February 20, 2015 at 9:25 PM||comments (478)|
Boyhood – 30% chance of winning
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – 29%
American Sniper – 15%
The Imitation Game – 13%
The Grand Budapest Hotel – 7%
Selma – 3%
The Theory of Everything– 2%
Whiplash – 1%
Boyhood was widely expected to win this category after sweeping the early awards circuit and gaining momentum from the Golden Glo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on December 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM||comments (6)|
POWERLESS OR POWERFUL?
The Role of Individual Choice in Determining the Fates of Oh Dae-Su and Oedipus in Oldboy and Oedipus Rex
By Kenneth Shinozuka
December 23, 2014
Much like the collapse of just one domino can topple a chain of multiple dominoes, one crime ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on March 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
Here is a brief overview of the 86th Academy Awards that I wrote a few weeks ago. Sorry that I'm uploading it rather late! Also, I'd like to note/brag that I predicted 20 of the winners correctly out of a total of 21 categories.
After Seth MacFarlane’s hosting last year drew criticism for its racy musical numbers and innuendo-filled comedy, the producers of the Academy Awards decided to play it much safer this year.
Ellen DeGeneres hos...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on March 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
For 86 years, the Oscars have celebrated and enshrined one of the most essential assets to our global culture. The annual ceremony awards those who have best mastered the art of visual storytelling – better known to us as the cinema – in a televised extravaganza viewed in over 200 countries. Glamorous celebrities walk down the long red carpet, interviewed about the often less-than-glamorous roles for which they were nominated. Between the presentations of each award, the host atte...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on January 12, 2014 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Wolf of Wall Street
Released: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (Jordan Belfort), Jonah Hill (Donnie Azoff), Margot Robbie (Naomi Lapaglia), ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on September 22, 2013 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
The Spectacular Now
Release Date | Friday, August 2, 2013
Starring | Miles Teller (Sutter Keely), Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley), Kyle Chandler (Tommy Keely), Jennifer Janison Leigh (Sara Keely), Brie Larson (Cassidy)
Director | James Ponsoldt
Sc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on April 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
Here is a review I recently wrote for my school newspaper. I hope you enjoy it.
Release Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Starring: Chadwick Boseman (as Jackie Robinson), Harrison Ford (as Branch Rickey), Christopher Meloni (as Leo Durocher), Nicole Beharie (as Rache...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on March 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
Why hello everyone!
Below is a piece I wrote recently for a school newspaper. I hope you enjoy reading it!
The Disappointing Harvests of Springtime
Spring typically yields the weakest cinematic crops of the year, the unfruitful season after a winter in which a number of outstanding films were released to compete for the Academy Awards. Due perhaps to the absence of holidays f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on March 10, 2013 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Here is a review of the 85th Annual Academy Awards:
A tribute to James Bond! A tie in a category! Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlize Theron dancing in a Frank Sinatra musical number? William Shatner as Captain Kirk in one of the most bizarre opening Oscar sequences ever?
These were just a few of the surprises in the 85th Annual Academy Awards, h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on February 23, 2013 at 8:35 PM||comments (1)|
It's that time of year again! Here are my predictions for 21 of the 24 categories (excluding Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short) recognized at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, one of the most heated competitions in recent memory.
Possible: Lincoln, Life of Pi
Unlikely: Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty, Amour...Read Full Post »