Category Archives: Film

Streaming Picks: March 2021

FILMSTop PicksEnemy of the State – Hulu 3/1 Coming 2 America – Prime 3/15 Zack Snyder’s Justice League – HBO MAX 3/18 Enemy of the State might be Tony Scott’s best movie. A quasi-sequel to The Conversation, it’s at once … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Feb 2021

We finally got a load of precursors to help us see who were contenders and who were pretenders, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. I’ll have my final picks a day or two before the nominations are announced … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2021

FILMSTop PicksComing to America – Prime 2/1Judas and the Black Messiah – HBO MAX 2/12 Nomadland – Hulu 2/19 First up are two major selections for Black History Month. The former is John Landis’ uproarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which hits Prime … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Ensemble in a ComedyBirds of Prey Like its predecessor Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey has an enormous cast of characters who have graced the pages of DC Comics over the past decades. But that’s where its similarities end. For one, … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

10. Da 5 Bloods (dir. Spike Lee) – Streaming on Netflix Messy, provocative, powerful. That’s a Spike Lee movie, all right. To me, this is his best effort since Inside Man: a reunion of four broken men, haunted by their … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Jan 2021

BEST PICTUREDa 5 BloodsThe Father Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNomadlandOne Night in Miami…The Trial of the Chicago 7 Falling off: News of the WorldRising star: Promising Young Woman The skinny: It’s still a little weird that only three of these movies … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2021

With so many new streaming services, I figured this year I’d expand the scope of this column again. I’m adding Disney+ and HBO MAX, so bear with me as a lot of new titles get added. I’ll still try to … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2020

FILMSTop PicksEyes Wide Shut – Hulu 12/1 Mank – Netflix 12/4Sound of Metal – Prime 12/4 Stanley Kubrick’s final film has returned to Hulu, just in time for a supremely fucked up holiday season. If you’ve been putting it off, … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Nov 2020

BEST PICTURE Da 5 BloodsMa Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNews of the WorldNomadlandOne Night in MiamiThe Trial of the Chicago 7 The skinny: We already have our first victim of bad reviews: Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy. Netflix’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s controversial … Continue reading

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