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Streaming Picks: April 2021

FILMSTop PicksBringing Up Baby – HBO Max 4/1 My Cousin Vinny – Prime 4/1 Rush – Netflix 4/16 Baby’s Day Out – Disney+ 4/23 It seems like we could all use some laughs and some excitement. The first two films … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2021 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Cow – Adapted Screenplay, Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Production Design For the first time ever, the New York Film Critics’ Circle pick for Best Film wasn’t nominated for … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2021

BEST PICTUREJudas and the Black Messiah Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNomadlandOne Night in Miami…Promising Young WomanThe Trial of the Chicago 7 Dark Horse: Da 5 BloodsLong Shot: Sound of Metal Total Shock: Never Rarely Sometimes Always The skinny: Proof that the … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2021

FILMSTop PicksEnemy of the State – Hulu 3/1 Coming 2 America – Prime 3/15 Zack Snyder’s Justice League – HBO MAX 3/18 Enemy of the State might be Tony Scott’s best movie. A quasi-sequel to The Conversation, it’s at once … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Feb 2021

BINGEINGParty Down – Season 1 (A- average)An exceptional ensemble comedy that manages to do just about everything right: romance, multilayered characters, cringe-inducing moments, verbal gags and a perfectly fine-tuned ensemble. The X-Files – Season 1 (B+ average)Like a lot of … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Feb 2021

We finally got a load of precursors to help us see who were contenders and who were pretenders, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. I’ll have my final picks a day or two before the nominations are announced … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2021

FILMSTop PicksComing to America – Prime 2/1Judas and the Black Messiah – HBO MAX 2/12 Nomadland – Hulu 2/19 First up are two major selections for Black History Month. The former is John Landis’ uproarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which hits Prime … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Film

Ensemble in a ComedyBirds of Prey Like its predecessor Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey has an enormous cast of characters who have graced the pages of DC Comics over the past decades. But that’s where its similarities end. For one, … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best and Worst Movies

10. Da 5 Bloods (dir. Spike Lee) – Streaming on Netflix Messy, provocative, powerful. That’s a Spike Lee movie, all right. To me, this is his best effort since Inside Man: a reunion of four broken men, haunted by their … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Jan 2021

BEST PICTUREDa 5 BloodsThe Father Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNomadlandOne Night in Miami…The Trial of the Chicago 7 Falling off: News of the WorldRising star: Promising Young Woman The skinny: It’s still a little weird that only three of these movies … Continue reading

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