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The List: Top 10 Summer Blockbusters

With no new summer movies on the horizon until at least July (if then), I decided to take a look back on my favorite blockbusters. Certainly, there are better movies to choose in some cases (including superior sequels), but I … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movie Moments

Of the hundreds of movies I watched this decade, these moments were the ones that I remember the most. 22 Jump Street – Slam poetry Annihilation – Bear attack Baby Driver – Opening chase The Big Sick – The 9/11 … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movies, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 here. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, George Miller) Still jaw-dropping years later, this is gold standard for action movies. And if you want to read more into it, there’s … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2019

FILMS Top Picks The Fifth Element – Prime 8/31 Idiocracy – Hulu 8/1 Jupiter Ascending – Netflix 8/1 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary – Hulu 8/16 It’s an all sci-fi month here, each offering something different. The Fifth Element is a … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2019

This Oscar season has been crazy, and as I’ve covered before, there were a lot of egregious snubs this year. So here is how my nominations ballot would have looked. For the purposes of this, I’ve limited myself to the … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Reformed – Actor The one to get angry about. Hawke, who’s been nominated as Supporting Actor twice, is giving the best performance of his career here. The film barely … 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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2018 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

Another incredible year for film, even if there’s a lot more “very good” and less “great” than years past. If there was an overarching theme in 2018’s movies, it was the struggle to hold onto one’s identity. Your surroundings might … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Summer 2018

I continue to be terrible about consistently posting about my published work. Here’s what I wrote this summer. REVIEWS Adrift (College Movie Review) Ocean’s 8 (College Movie Review) Tag (College Movie Review) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (College Movie Review) Sicario: … Continue reading

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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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