Let’s talk my 5 favorite female performances of 2022


Listen up as I discuss my top 10 of 2022, my top 5 female performances and the new horror hit M3GAN with the guys from CinemaJaw.


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The Oscars 2018


It’s that time again, when the crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me of Hollywood and the world gather together on a Sunday the end of February-to the first two weeks of March, get all dressed up in their best designer duds, have their speeches prepared and vie for the golden boy that they will take home and maybe place on the back of their toilet. As I said in my best of post, 2017 was one hell of a year for film and honestly, it’s about damn time. This year’s nominees in the “best” categories are actually pretty accurate and this was not an easy feat because there was definitely an overabundance of options that year’s past were not so fortunate to have. So without further ado, behold my list of the winners of the 90th annual Academy Awards.



  • Will Win –Guillermo Del Toro – Shape of Water
  • Should Win – Guillermo Del Toro – Shape of Water
  • Jaw dropper – Jordan Peele – Get Out I would be ECSTATIC if this happened and if not, Guillermo deserves it.


  • Will Win – The Shape of Water/Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Should Win – The Shape of Water/Get out
  • Jaw dropper – Get Out only because it seems a number of Academy members haven’t seen it


  • Will Win – Frances McDormand ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Should Win – Sally Hawkins/Frances McDormand they both had the strongest performances
  • Jaw Dropper – Meryl Streep ‘The Post’ because it has been quiet regarding her nom


  • Will Win- Gary Oldman ‘Darkest Hour’
  • Should Win – Gary Oldman ‘Darkest Hour’ Daniel Kaluuya ‘Get Out’
  • Jaw Dropper- Daniel Kaluuya ‘Get Out’ only because of Academy members skipping the viewing


  • Will Win- Sam Rockwell ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Mo’
  • Should Win- Willem Dafoe ‘The Florida Project’
  • Jaw Dropper-Christopher Plummer ‘All the Money of the World’


  • Will Win – Allison Janney ‘I,Tonya’
  • Should Win – Allison Janney ‘I,Tonya’
  • Jaw Dropper – Mary J Blige ‘Mudbound’


  • Will Win – ‘Mudbound’ Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
  • Should Win – ‘Mudbound’ or ‘Molly’s Game’ Aaron Sorkin
  • Jaw Dropper – ‘The Disaster Artist’


  • Will Win- ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, MO’ Martin McDonagh
  • Should Win- Jordan Peele ‘Get Out’Β 
  • Jaw Dropper- none, this is the hardest category of them all


  • Will Win- ‘Blade Runner 2049′ Roger Deakins
  • Should Win – ‘Blade Runner 2049′ or ‘Mudbound’ Rachel Morrison
  • Jaw Dropper – all nominees are exceptional so good luck


  • Will Win – ‘Coco’
  • Should Win – ‘Coco’ ‘Loving Vincent’
  • Jaw Dropper – ‘Boss Baby’


  • Will Win – “This is Me” ‘The Greatest Showman’
  • Should Win – “This is Me” The Greatest Showman “Stand Up for Something” ‘Marshall’
  • Jaw Dropper – None because all of these songs are phenomenal


  • Will Win – ‘Dunkirk’
  • Should Win – ‘Dunkirk’
  • Jaw Dropper – anything other than ‘Dunkirk’


  • Will Win – ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’Β 
  • Should Win – ‘Blade Runner 2049’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’
  • Jaw Dropper- ‘Kong: Skull Island’


  • Will Win – ‘Shape of Water’Β 
  • Should Win – ‘Blade Runner 2049’Β 
  • Jaw Dropper – ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Unfortunately I did not see a single short, foreign film or documentary but I do think ‘Faces Places’ will win for documentary and ‘A Fantastic Woman’ for foreign film.

Whomever the winners are, this is definitely a deserving lot of talented people that has made some incredible pieces of art for 2017. Good luck, nominees and may the odds be ever in your favor! We’ll see if my Oscar Nostradamus channeling comes thru this year.

Until next time, if you see me at the movies, I’ll be The Blonde in Front! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸŽ¬πŸ“½πŸŽ₯🎞🀳

The Blonde in Front’s best of 2017

2017 was a great year for film. Thank you kindly, Millennium movie Gods!!! All in all I watched, from my count, 423 films in 2017. That may sound like a lot to some but I plan on smashing that in 2018. The films on this list will consist of what I consider the 17 Best and 10 Worst of 2017, 10 Best Horror, 3 WTF can my brain not unsee, 10 Best Shorts and 9 films that many may have missed. These films are based on my personal judgement experiencing it at the time, reminiscing after and speaking to others about the film and the impact it had on me. These may not be everyone’s best or worst and there are a few I was unable to see before 1/1/2018, (Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Post, The Mummy), but these are what I have chosen and I’m always happy to discuss people’s thoughts and opinions, the key word being discuss. Now without further ado, here are The Blonde in Front’s Top 17/22 of 2017

  1. Get Out
  2. The Shape of Water/Mother
  3. Call Me By Your Name
  4. The Florida Project
  5. Wind River
  6. 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  7. The Disaster Artist
  8. Blade Runner 2049/ Logan
  9. Molly‘s Game
  10. Free Fire/ Thank you for Service
  11. Atomic Blonde
  12. Brigsby Bear/Coco
  13. Lady Bird/ The Big Sick
  14. Girl‘s Trip
  15. A Ghost Story
  16. Patti Cake$
  17. Brawl in Cell Block 99

Honorable mention: IT, Dunkirk, Ingrid Goes West, The Darkest Hour, T2 Trainspotting, Wonder Woman, Battle of the Sexes, American Made, Good Time, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor Ragnarok, Lost City of Z, In the Fade, Mudbound, I, Tonya, Hostiles, Lady Macbeth, Baby Driver

Have not seen: Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Post, The Beguiled, The Greatest Showman, Murder on the Orient Express, Phantom Thread

Best Documentary of 2017 I actually only saw one but this was enough

The Rape of Recy Taylor

The Worst of 2017 – Sidenote: I understand what it takes to make a film, (the hours, hard work, time away from loved ones, frustration, money, time, time, time) and I’m not negating that. I’m disappointed and in some cases angry with the end results these films brought and the time I could have been doing other things, ANYTHING, besides watch them.

  1. The Circle
  2. Wonder Wheel
  3. The Bye Bye Man
  4. Friend Request
  5. Table 19
  6. Gemini 7 Wilson

8. Darkness Rising

9 Chips

10 Unforgettable

    Honorable mention: The Great Wall

    Have not seen: The Mummy, Valerian, Transformers, Baywatch, I honestly missed a lot of BAD movies on purpose in 2017.

    BEST Horror of 2017

    1. Gerald’s Game/Get Out
    2. Hounds of Love
    3. The Girl with All the Gifts
    4. Split
    5. The Devil’s Candy
    6. The Endless
    7. Chicago Rot
    8. IT
    9. The Void
    10. Happy Death Day/ Tragedy Girls

    Honorable mention: The Girl in the Photographs, The Belko Experiment, A Dark Song, CREEP 2, Mayhem, Drifter, The Invisible Guardian, 1922, Applecart

    Have not seen: The Blackcoats Daughter, We are the Flesh, Victor Crowley

    Best Shorts of 2017

    1. Fucking Bunnies- Teemu Niukkanen
    2. Mahal-Jay Espano
    3. The Dark HungerAnthony R Williams
    4. girl+ghostNik Wansbrough
    5. Born AgainJason Tostevin
    6. BuzzcutJon Rhoads and Mike Marrer
    7. Vexed- Marc Cartright
    8. Feeding TimeMatt Mercer
    9. Band MeetingVery Cool Videos
    10. When the Purge EndsEli Thomas

    WTF can my brain not unsee award goes to

    1. Kuso
    2. Last House on Dead End Street – 1977
    3. A Serbian Film

    Films to watch out for in 2018

    Under Appreciated films of 2017

    1. Free FIRE
    2. Paint it Black
    3. Brigsby Bear
    4. Patti Cake$
    5. A Cure for Wellness
    6. Brawl in Cell Block 99
    7. Thank you for Your Service
    8. The Lovers
    9. Crown Heights

    And these are my lists for 2017. I hope you enjoy them and maybe some items on the lists will intrigue you to watch some films you may not have known about otherwise. Looking forward to showing everyone what’s in store for 2018.

    As always, if you see me at the movies, I’ll be the Blonde in Front! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ¬πŸ“½πŸŽ₯🎞🀳