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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2020

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few animated, foreign language and documentary films to fill out those categories, so I’m … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

After many delays – some of which were my fault, some of which were beyond my control – I present to you the best and worst films of 2019. 10. Give Me Liberty (dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky) If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Us – Actress There was one acting nomination for a person of color (Cynthia Erivo), so technically it’s not an all-white line-up. Still, it’s pathetic, specially when they had the … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Spring 2019

I have somehow gone this far into 2019 without doing a round-up post on the things I’ve written for respectable publications thus far. This is Part Two. (Find Part One here.) REVIEWS (for College Movie Review unless otherwise noted) Climax … 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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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2015

I still haven’t seen three of the Best Picture nominees (all based on true stories, so you won’t see any of those films, except one category which doesn’t require you to actually see the film). I’m applying their rules, so Whiplash … Continue reading

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The Weekender: You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Movie of the Week Birdman Alejandro González Iñárritu takes a break from the inter-connected tragedies he made his name with to deliver his first comedy, a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton and a spectacular showcase for cinematographer Emmanuel Lubiezki. Keaton … Continue reading

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