Category Archives: Film

Things I Wrote: January 2018

I’ve been doing a terrible job at linking out to things I’ve written for other sites, and that changes this year. So each month, I’ll do a round-up of articles and reviews I’ve contributed to other places. Here’s this month’s: REVIEWS … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Call Me by Your Name – Supporting Actor “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” And boy did I feel weak after knowing one of our greatest character … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2018

It’s been a crazy year in every regard, but especially in awards season. There’s really been no consensus on the best movie of the year from the critics’ groups or guilds. That’s kind of exciting, but makes this guesswork particularly … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: Box Office Report

Another year, a few more record-setting films and still fewer tickets sold than any time since the 1990s. It’s only going to get worse, but it seems audiences may finally be wising up: rejecting some tired franchises and championing original … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Unlike years past, there were very few performances that I absolutely adored this year. Plenty I liked, but there was a real dearth of those memorable roles that I’ll be thinking about for years to come. So while some of … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best + Worst Movies

It’s no surprise that in a year as polarizing as 2017, the movies this year would be just as divisive. While there was rapturous agreement about my No. 9 and No. 6 picks, people had passionate, disparate reactions to my … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: Darkest Hour Rising star: The Florida Project The skinny: I’m very confident in … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: The Greatest Showman, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonderstruck Rising star: The … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2017

BEST PICTURE Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonderstruck Falling off: Detroit; Downsizing; Goodbye, Christopher Robin Rising star: Call Me by Your Name … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2017

BEST PICTURE Detroit Downsizing Dunkirk Goodbye, Christopher Robin The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express The Papers Phantom Thread Wonderstruck The skinny: We always start with 10, because nobody knows anything at this point. The only … Continue reading

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