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Viola Davis’s 10 Best Movies

Viola Davis

Viola Davis has long been one of the best character actresses on TV and in film, going back 30 years.  Especially on television, there are few shows in the 1990s and early 2000s that didn’t get a powerful guest appearance from Viola Davis, but it wasn’t really until her Oscar-nominated turns in Doubt and The Help that she broke out in film.  Davis has an ability to be warm and funny but also astoundingly intense in both emotional and cold ways that rival the ability of any living actress.  She can be downright scary in her intensity at times.  You can pick apart a lot of Suicide Squad, but I don’t think anyone would disagree that Davis was a perfect Amanda Waller for the DCEU.  While continuing as one of the premier actresses in film, justly winning an Oscar for her riveting performance in Fences (a supporting actress Oscar for what was really a lead role), she’s also finally gotten a hit TV series of her own with ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder (for which she’s netted an Emmy).
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2017 Renaissance Film Awards (Killing Time’s Oscars)

Welcome to the 16th annual KT Renaissance Film Awards! Created by myself years ago to ward off the amply demonstrated madness that claws at my soul each year when the Oscars get things so very wrong in their awarding. The categories (with the exception of an added ensemble award that I cribbed from the SAG awards and a new category to reward voice over/motion capture work) are the same, and unlike the Oscars, these awards are fluid. I may well change my mind. I might see something that I haven’t, and the awards will be updated to reflect my mercurial mood swings.   Continue reading 2017 Renaissance Film Awards (Killing Time’s Oscars)

Poll Update: Best Film of 2016 Week 3

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We are eight days from the announcement of the 5th recipient of the KT Reader’s Award for FIlm of the Year.  Rogue One is still atop the poll, but it’s comfortable lead has turned into a five-film scrap as Deadpool had a big surge this week and moved into third place behind the Star Wars spinoff and La La Land.  The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War are tied behind them to round out the top five.  Hidden Figures became the 11th different film to receive a vote for Best Picture in this wildly deep year for films, leaving only four nominees without at least one vote.  This is going to come down to the wire.  Deadpool’s surge completely changed lead margins for Rogue One, and we’ll see if the leader from the beginning, can hold on for one more weak or if last-minute voting will see another film take the prize.  This is going to be the last update.  Saturday, February 25th will see the announcement of the Community’s pick, and next week will also bring the site’s annual Oscar therapy alternative: The Renaissance Film Awards.  If you haven’t yet, VOTE!  You can find the poll on the Killing Time homepage at https://justkillingti.me or by clicking here.  This is the reader’s choice: make your voices heard!
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Poll Update: Best Film of 2016 Week 2

Well, halfway into KT’s 5th Annual Poll for Film of the Year and Rogue One’s comfortable early lead has turned into a four-way race for the top spot.  Rogue One is still in the lead, but only just, holding off La La Land by a few percentage points, and Captain America: Civil War and Disney’s The Jungle Book aren’t far behind.  In all, 10 of the 15 nominees have received Best Picture votes showing what kind of year 2016 was at the movies.  As more people see La La Land, will it be able to eclipse the Star Wars spin-off or will one of Disney’s OTHER huge films from last year come racing to the front of the pack?  If you haven’t yet, VOTE!  You can find the poll on the Killing Time homepage at https://justkillingti.me or by clicking here.  This is the reader’s choice: make your voices heard!
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Poll Update: Best Film of 2016 Week 1

Well, one week into KT’s 5th Annual Poll for Film of the Year and one thing is clear: a lot of great movies came out last year.  Rogue One is in the lead, but behind it is a seven-way tie for second.  Will the first Star Wars spin-off hold on and give us a second SW winner in two years, or will it be overtaken by the others.  If you haven’t yet, VOTE!  You can find the poll on the Killing Time homepage at https://justkillingti.me or by clicking here.  This is the reader’s choice: make your voices heard!
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