Category Archives: Film

Streaming Picks: February 2019

FILMS Top Picks Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Prime 2/8 The Sisters Brothers – Hulu 2/18 Velvet Buzzsaw – Netflix 2/1 High Flying Bird – Netflix 2/8 If you need more proof that Joaquin Phoenix is one of … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Reformed – Actor The one to get angry about. Hawke, who’s been nominated as Supporting Actor twice, is giving the best performance of his career here. The film barely … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Fall 2018

As per usual, I am terrible at updating and linking to the pieces I write. See those below: REVIEWS All About Nina (Fresh Fiction) Bohemian Rhapsody (College Movie Review) First Man (Central Track) Galveston (Fresh Fiction) Halloween (Central Track) The Hate … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2019

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice Dark Horse: Crazy Rich Asians Long Shot: First Man Total Shock: If Beale Street Could Talk The skinny: This season has been … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: Box Office Report

SURE-FIRE HITS – The Kings of the Box Office Black Panther ($700 million) Avengers: Infinity War ($678.8 million) Incredibles 2 ($608.5 million) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($416.7 million) SURPRISE SUCCESSES – They got there through word-of-mouth or succeeded where others … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Last year had few all-time great performances. This year, there’s an abundance. The choices in the drama categories are especially staggering. 2018 also featured my favorite comedy performance of recent times, an absolutely perfect deadpan turn from Jesse Plemons in … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

Another incredible year for film, even if there’s a lot more “very good” and less “great” than years past. If there was an overarching theme in 2018’s movies, it was the struggle to hold onto one’s identity. Your surroundings might … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2019

FILMS Top Picks Across the Universe – Netflix 1/1 Annihilation – Hulu 1/5 Eighth Grade – Prime 1/13 Across the Universe is the unjustly maligned Beatles musical from 2007. Plot-wise, well, it’s best not to think about it. But Julie … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2018

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Falling off: First Man, Widows Rising star: Mary Poppins Returns The skinny: This sucks. Two of the … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2018

FILMS Top Picks Blue Velvet – Hulu 12/1 Roma – Netflix 12/14 Hereditary – Prime 12/27 Netflix and Prime are getting two of the best movies of the year, while Hulu has what’s probably my favorite David Lynch movie. Roma is Alfonso … Continue reading

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