Category Archives: Film

Streaming Picks: July 2020, Part 1

I’ll be doing a big preview of Peacock when/if they reveal a full list of what will be available at launch. This post will cover the Big Three (Netflix, Hulu, Prime). FILMS Top Picks The Films of Christopher Guest – … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2020

FILMS Top Picks Shirley – Hulu 6/5 First up is Neon’s Sundance hit, with another great performance from Elisabeth Moss. She plays horror author Shirley Jackson (“The Lottery,” “The Haunting”) in this fictional take on her life, one that’s a … Continue reading

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The List: Top 10 Summer Blockbusters

With no new summer movies on the horizon until at least July (if then), I decided to take a look back on my favorite blockbusters. Certainly, there are better movies to choose in some cases (including superior sequels), but I … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2020, Part 1

I’ll be doing a big preview of HBO MAX when/if they reveal a full list of what will be available at launch. This post will cover the Big Three (Netflix, Hulu, Prime). FILMS Top Picks Inferno – Prime 5/1 Monster … Continue reading

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20 After 20: 1999

Many people, myself included, consider 1999 to be the best movie year ever. I’m even reading a book called just that. It seemed like the last time multiple studios were willing to gamble on unique visions and give sizable budgets … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2020

While I originally had intended to come back next week with a special post, I decided to end my sabbatical a little early to bring y’all some streaming picks, seeing as many of us are still quarantined. Also, be sure … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 1999

Now that I’m far enough away from the years when I was growing up (*gulp*), here’s a little bonus to go along with my annual column. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE American Beauty The Cider … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2020

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few animated, foreign language and documentary films to fill out those categories, so I’m … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2020

A shortened season hasn’t brought many surprises, but that doesn’t mean you should take many of these picks to the bank. BEST PICTURE 1917 Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story Once upon a Time… … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2009

You know the drill. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE Avatar The Blind Side District 9 An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious A Serious Man Up Up in the Air Should have won: Inglourious … Continue reading

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