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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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2010s in Review: The Best Film Performances, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here.  DUOS Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Melissa McCarthy & Richard E. Grant Gay and lesbian friendships are so rarely portrayed on-screen, but McCarthy and Grant gave career-best … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Film Performances, Part 1

This was a nearly impossible task, picking between lead and supporting turns, comedic and dramatic. But here are my top 5 male and female performances of the decade. MEN Moonlight – Mahershala Ali The platonic ideal of a supporting performance, … 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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Oscar Guide 2017

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Will win: La La Land Could win: Hidden Figures Should win: Moonlight Should have been here: Silence The skinny: … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2017

Of the nine Best Picture nominees this year, the only one I didn’t get around to was Fences, which I’m sure I’ll catch once it hits home video. This year, I’m including my picks for Documentary Feature, but I’ll abstain … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2017

Just like 2016 was a year of unease, I am not very uneasy about these picks. Several of these picks haven’t picked up the precursor nods that would typically foretell a sure-fire Oscar nomination. This is likely to be a … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

As I mentioned in a similar post for the year’s best TV performances, I have forgotten about honoring the best acting in film. This post should remedy that. I decided to take the Golden Globes approach and honor musical or … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best + Worst Films

Thanks to my membership in GALECA, I got to see a lot more movies than I ever have before in my years as a critic. There were lots of hidden gems (Blue Jay) and pleasant surprises (Swiss Army Man), but … Continue reading

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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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