Category Archives: Film

The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2018

Marvel has thrown down the (Infinity) gauntlet, by moving their big tentpole to kick off the summer movie season back to the end of April. It traditionally started around Memorial Day, and moved up to the first weekend of May … Continue reading

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30 Before 30: The Recap

Last year, I had just turned 29, and I was realizing how much my film education was sorely lacking. Sure, I’ve probably seen far more films than many of my friends will ever see, even if I stopped seeing movies … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: February and March 2018

So I failed to keep up with this two months in a row, so here’s a refresher on my published works for February and March. REVIEWS Entanglement – Fresh Fiction The Party – Fresh Fiction Gringo – College Movie Review A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2018

FILMS Top Picks 50/50 – Hulu 4/1 Mystery Team – Amazon 4/1 The Florida Project – Amazon 4/1 (Academy Award nominee) Call me indecisive, but I just couldn’t pick between all these films, which I adore for different reasons. 50/50 … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2018

For the first time ever, I’d seen every nominee in all eight major categories by the time of awards ceremony. But as per usual, I was way behind on documentaries, foreign language films and animated features (not to mention shorts), … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2018

Guys, I just don’t know. With a real lack of consensus around this year’s crop of nominees, there’s no one film you can point to and say: “That’s the one to beat.” So what’s going to happen Sunday night? Sure, … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 1997

Now that I’m far enough away from the years when I was growing up (*gulp*), I figured this would be a good year to stretch back from the years before 2000, when I started my annual re-do column. 1997 was the … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2018

FILMS Top Pick Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Amazon and Hulu 3/1 One of the funniest comedies of the ’80s, with Steve Martin as a low-level American con artist learning the ropes from British sophisticate Michael Caine. But they meet their … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2007

You know the drill: Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE Atonement Juno Michael Clayton No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood Should have won: No complaints here Not even nominated: Zodiac The debate still … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: January 2018

I’ve been doing a terrible job at linking out to things I’ve written for other sites, and that changes this year. So each month, I’ll do a round-up of articles and reviews I’ve contributed to other places. Here’s this month’s: REVIEWS … Continue reading

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