Category Archives: Film

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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Streaming Picks: February 2020

FILMS Top Picks Good Time – Netflix 2/11 The Farewell – Prime 2/12 The Last Thing He Wanted – Netflix 2/21 Mister America – Hulu 2/13 For those whose first introduction to the Safdies was Uncut Gems, might I suggest … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: Box Office Report

SURE-FIRE HITS – The Kings of the Box Office (All Disney Edition) Avengers: Endgame ($858.3 million) The Lion King ($543.6 million) Toy Story 4 ($434 million) Captain Marvel ($426.8 million) SURPRISE SUCCESSES – They got there through word-of-mouth or succeeded … Continue reading

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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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