Category Archives: Film

Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2016

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Jackie La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Falling off: Live by Night, Loving, Sully Rising star: Hell or High Water The skinny: With the precursors out of the way, the window … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2016

BEST PICTURE Fences Jackie La La Land Live by Night Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Sully Falling off: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Birth of a Nation Rising star: Hidden Figures The skinny: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 October 2016

BEST PICTURE Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land Live by Night Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Sully Falling off: Allied, Arrival, LBJ, Patriots Day Rising star: Jackie The skinny: With … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 August 2016

BEST PICTURE Allied Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land LBJ Loving Manchester by the Sea Patriots Day Silence The skinny: A total shot in the dark, since exactly zero of these movies … Continue reading

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Film Report Card: Second Quarter 2016

We’re now halfway through 2016. I’ve been keeping track of every movie I’ve seen on Letterboxd so far this year. Here are all the new releases I’ve seen, along with links to reviews where applicable. Weiner (A-) Tower (A-) Five … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: July 2016

BEST BET – FILM The Big Short (2015) – 7/6 The Armor of Light (2015) – 7/7 You want to get angry? These films will get you angry. The former is the Oscar-winning story of how the banks bet on … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2016

Once again, I’m checking my cynicism at the door. But that also means excluding some of the summer’s biggest movies from this article. So let’s go through the 10 films I’m most excited to see from May to August. Captain … Continue reading

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Film Report Card: First Quarter 2016

It’s hard to believe we’re already one-fourth of the way through 2016. I’ve been keeping track of every movie I’ve seen on Letterboxd so far this year. Here are all the new releases I’ve seen, along with links to reviews … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2005

As I have the last five years, I’ll look at the Oscars from a decade ago and see if the Academy really got it right. Usually not. But this year, for a change, they mostly did. Winners are in bold. … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2016

I have seen all eight Best Picture nominees this year. Room just barely missed the cut, while Bridge of Spies wouldn’t have made it at all. Once again, I abstain from Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, Foreign Language Film and all … Continue reading

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