Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Emmy Ballot: Lead Actor & Lead Actress (Comedy)


N.B. These ballots are based on the official submissions and follow the Emmy rules for nominations (i.e. 10 for Programs, 6 for Actors and 5 for Casting). All ballots are in ranked order, with winners in bold.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Emmy Ballot: Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress (Drama)


N.B. These ballots are based on the official submissions and follow the Emmy rules for nominations (i.e. 10 for Programs, 6 for Actors and 5 for Casting). All ballots are in ranked order, with winners in bold.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Emmy Ballot: Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress (Comedy)


N.B. These ballots are based on the official submissions and follow the Emmy rules for nominations (i.e. 10 for Programs, 6 for Actors and 5 for Casting). All ballots are in ranked order, with winners in bold.

Monday, June 29, 2015

My Emmy Ballot: Casting (Comedy & Drama)


N.B. These ballots are based on the official submissions and follow the Emmy rules for nominations (i.e. 10 for Programs, 6 for Actors and 5 for Casting). All ballots are in ranked order, with winners in bold.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

My Emmy Ballot: Guest Actor & Actress (Drama)


N.B. These ballots are based on the official submissions and follow the Emmy rules for nominations (i.e. 10 for Programs, 6 for Actors and 5 for Casting). All ballots are in ranked order, with winners in bold.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

My Emmy Ballot: Guest Actor & Actress (Comedy)


N.B. These ballots are based on the official submissions and follow the Emmy rules for nominations (i.e. 10 for Programs, 6 for Actors and 5 for Casting). All ballots are in ranked order, with winners in bold.

Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW TV 2014-2015: Final Report Card

Before I get to the Emmy ballots tomorrow, I wanted to acknowledge some of this season's hot new shows. Once again, it was another solid season for TV debuts, with lots of great options among the Limited Series, Movies, Series and Variety Specials. Here are my final grades and quick thoughts on all the brand new programming I watched:

It's a Television Invasion!


We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you an important announcement...it's Emmy season!

Most persons are probably unaware that I have a tumblr site dedicated to TV, called "Mad Man looking for a Good Wife". I started it 3 years ago, but I've been neglecting it as of late. Since television is virtually indistinguishable from film nowadays though, I decided that it would make sense to incorporate it into Film Actually. So the title of this post refers to this special week of purely TV coverage here, as well as the fact that TV is usurping cinema as the more exciting medium for American "filmmaking".

Thursday, June 25, 2015

COMING SOON: Tangerine

One of the biggest stories out of Sundance this year was a little movie called "Tangerine", directed by Sean Baker. This Hollywood-set comedy follows a pair of transgender prostitutes on a mission to find the no-good pimp who's been cheating on one of them. The film garnered strong reviews after its premiere, but what makes it especially intriguing is not the story itself but the way it was shot. In true DIY style, "Tangerine" was shot on the iPhone 5! I don't know about you, but I'm hella excited for this one. It looks like it's gonna be so wild. Check out the raucous trailer below.



Tangerine storms into theaters July 10th.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: The Red Shoes


This week on Hit me with your best shot, we're celebrating the year 1948 with one of that year's best films "The Red Shoes". Directed by the famous directing duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, this tale of the rise and fall of a ballet dancer is a fine pick for the "Best Shot" treatment. Indeed, the bravura filmmaking involved in showcasing the titular ballet offers an endless array of striking images. In it, Moira Shearer also fully justifies the decision to cast a dancer who could act, rather than an actress who can dance. Her movements add that extra touch of emotion to the piece.

But my choice for best shot isn't from this scene. It comes towards the end, when the film delves deep into its central themes during the sad climax.

Click below for my favourite shot...