Tommy Lee Jones
This year’s Academy Awards race is a potential cluster, but here are my educated guesses as to what will emerge victorious in a year ripe for Oscar asterisks, along with my own personal preferences.
Last month, a critic friend of mine tweeted his rapturous initial reaction upon seeing a surprise screening of Lincoln: “Spielberg’s Lincoln is the best film Roberto Rossellini never made. Also one of the best Spielberg did make.”
The experience of Men in Black 3 — enjoyable enough in the moment but something that evaporates instantly from your memory like hand sanitizer — will have you feeling as though you’ve just looked into the flashing light of that portable neuralyzer.