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2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … 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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Final Oscar Picks 2020

The hardest part of predicting this year, is that in just about every category, there are four locks or near-locks. But that fifth slot? There are anywhere from 3-10 likely candidates to take it. That means there are likely to … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movies, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Even with making a Top 50, there were still a lot of movies I loved but didn’t quite make the cut. And even though … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 13 Dec 2019

We’ve only had the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild announce their nominees so far, and they have a tendency to highlight showier things, which may mean some performances are getting a little more shine than they’ll actually get. But … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 13 Nov 2019

The accelerated schedule for the next Academy Awards seems to have caught some studios off-guard. A late start can have more dire consequences than usual, and some awards hopefuls will miss a lot of precursors as they’re tinkering with the … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 13 Oct 2019

BEST PICTURE 1917 The Farewell Ford v. Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Just Mercy Marriage Story Once upon a Time in Hollywood Queen and Slim Falling off: The Goldfinch, The Laundromat, Little Women Rising star: The Two Popes The skinny: … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Summer 2019

I have somehow gone this far into 2019 without doing a round-up post on things I’ve written for respectable publications thus far. This is Part Three. (Find Part One here and Part Two here.) REVIEWS (for College Movie Review) Dark Phoenix Midsommar … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 13 Aug 2019

With the announcement of a new Academy president (a casting director, no less), there’s buzz building that the Oscar will finally honor ensemble casts, or at least the casting director that helped pick them out. We’ll see if that actually … 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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