Category Archives: Previews

Oscar Guide 2023

If you asked me this time last year if a movie starring a mostly Asian/Asian-American cast, directed by the guys who made the (admittedly awesome) farting corpse movie, would be sweeping the Oscars, I’d have laughed in your face. But … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2023

FILMS Top Picks Triangle of Sadness – Hulu 3/3 All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – HBO Max 3/19 These two Oscar nominees won’t have any chance in their respective categories despite critical acclaim, but they’re two of the most … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2023

FILMSTop PickCinema Paradiso – Paramount+ 2/1Anyone who loves movies simply must see Giuseppe Tornatore’s magnificent ode to post-WWII Italy and the movies that served as the background for the protagonist’s life. If you’re not a weepy mess by the end, … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2023

BEST PICTUREAll Quiet on the Western FrontAvatar: The Way of WaterBabylonThe Banshees of InisherinElvisEverything Everywhere All at OnceThe FabelmansTÁRTop Gun: MaverickWomen Talking Dark Horse: Triangle of SadnessLong Shot: The WhaleTotal Shock: RRR The skinny: It’s a little funny to me … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2023

I wanted to take a new approach for this column in 2023. There’s just way too much out there, and even last year I was still dropping way too many suggestions. This year, it’s all about curation. I’m still focusing … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: December 2022

BEST PICTUREAvatar: The Way of WaterBabylonThe Banshees of InisherinElvisEverything Everywhere All at OnceThe FabelmansTÁRTop Gun: MaverickThe Woman KingWomen Talking Falling off: Armageddon Time, She Said, White NoiseRising star: Triangle of Sadness The skinny: Despite underperforming even last year’s flop West … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2022

This will be the last post in this format. Look for a more carefully curated version of this column coming next month! FILMSTop PicksThe Banshees of Inisherin – HBO Max 12/13Glass Onion – Netflix 12/23Top Gun: Maverick – Paramount+ 12/22Three … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – November 2022

BEST PICTUREArmageddon TimeAvatar: The Way of WaterBabylonThe Banshees of InisherinEverything Everywhere All at OnceThe FabelmansShe SaidTÁRWhite NoiseWomen Talking Falling off: Bardo, Empire of Light, The SonRising star: Top Gun: Maverick The skinny: After flopping at multiple festivals, the latest self-indulgent … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2022

FILMSTop PicksDevil in a Blue Dress – Hulu 11/1Little Woods – HBO Max 11/1Top Five – Paramount+ 11/1Nope – Peacock 11/18 Other Recommendations2 Days in the Valley – Prime and Paramount+ 11/110 Things I Hate About You – Prime 1/128 … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2022

FILMSTop PicksJacob’s Ladder – Paramount+ 10/1Jennifer’s Body – Prime and Paramount+ 10/1The Skin I Live In – Hulu 10/1Tremors – Peacock 10/1The Witch – HBO Max 10/1It’s spooky season, so I’ve highlighted some excellent horror movies. Jennifer’s Body and Tremors … Continue reading

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