Category Archives: Film

2019 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

It was a stellar year for film acting, even if only one of these performances was nominated for an Academy Award. Ensemble in a Comedy Knives Out As epic a cast as has ever been assembled for a murder mystery, … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

After many delays – some of which were my fault, some of which were beyond my control – I present to you the best and worst films of 2019. 10. Give Me Liberty (dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky) If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Us – Actress There was one acting nomination for a person of color (Cynthia Erivo), so technically it’s not an all-white line-up. Still, it’s pathetic, specially when they had the … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2020

The hardest part of predicting this year, is that in just about every category, there are four locks or near-locks. But that fifth slot? There are anywhere from 3-10 likely candidates to take it. That means there are likely to … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2020

Since the three services I highlight dwarf any other service (including Disney+) in terms of subscribers, I’m going to keep focusing on those three for now. FILMS Top Picks The Master – Netflix 1/14 The Bellboy – Prime and Hulu … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movie Moments

Of the hundreds of movies I watched this decade, these moments were the ones that I remember the most. 22 Jump Street – Slam poetry Annihilation – Bear attack Baby Driver – Opening chase The Big Sick – The 9/11 … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movies, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Even with making a Top 50, there were still a lot of movies I loved but didn’t quite make the cut. And even though … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movies, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 here. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, George Miller) Still jaw-dropping years later, this is gold standard for action movies. And if you want to read more into it, there’s … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movies, Part 1

It’s no exaggeration to say I watched more movies this decade than in the previous two combined, so settling on this list was pretty grueling. But I narrowed it down to 50 movies that meant a lot to me. That … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Funniest Movies

When it comes to comedy, I can appreciate any style with any level of depth. While there may have been better-crafted comedies this decade, these were the 10 (well, 11) that made me laugh the most and the hardest. 21 … Continue reading

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