Category Archives: Previews

Streaming Picks: June 2019

FILMS Top Picks True Grit (2010) – Hulu and Prime 6/29 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Netflix 6/26 The Coen Brothers’ take on the John Wayne Western is one of the best remakes of all time, featuring phenomenal performances from Jeff … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2019

FILMS Top Picks Suspiria (2018) – Prime 5/3 Crash (2005) – Hulu and Prime 5/5 Moonlight – Netflix 5/21 While Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror flick (my all-time favorite, in fact) isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2019

In a shocking turn of events, there are actually a ton of movies I’m excited for this summer. In years past, I’ve struggled to round out to an even 10. This year, however, I’m expanding to 15 titles that have … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2019

Sorry for the delay. March was a crazy month that involved a lot of travel. The Criterion Channel launches on my birthday (April 8) and I’m hoping that’s one of my gifts. Might eventually add that to the list of … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2019

FILMS Top Picks Tapeheads – Prime and Hulu 3/1 This mostly forgotten ’80s comedy has a very strong but very tiny cult, of which I am a part. It’s a delightful, goofy and clever buddy picture with John Cusack and … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2019

If I was confused last year, this year I’m completely and utterly lost. The only things I’m sure about are “Shallow” winning Best Original Song and Roma winning Best Foreign Language Film. Any of this year’s other frontrunners losing to another nominee wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2019

FILMS Top Picks Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Prime 2/8 The Sisters Brothers – Hulu 2/18 Velvet Buzzsaw – Netflix 2/1 High Flying Bird – Netflix 2/8 If you need more proof that Joaquin Phoenix is one of … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2019

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice Dark Horse: Crazy Rich Asians Long Shot: First Man Total Shock: If Beale Street Could Talk The skinny: This season has been … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2019

FILMS Top Picks Across the Universe – Netflix 1/1 Annihilation – Hulu 1/5 Eighth Grade – Prime 1/13 Across the Universe is the unjustly maligned Beatles musical from 2007. Plot-wise, well, it’s best not to think about it. But Julie … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2018

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Falling off: First Man, Widows Rising star: Mary Poppins Returns The skinny: This sucks. Two of the … Continue reading

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