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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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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2017

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Arrival – Actress Arrival really could not have done better among this year’s nominees. It had the highest gross of any Best Picture nominee, and its director Denis Villeneuve got … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Box Office Report

SURE-FIRE HITS – The Kings of the Box Office (All Disney Edition) Finding Dory ($486.2 million) *Rogue One ($408.2 million) Captain America: Civil War ($408 million) The Jungle Book ($364 million) SURPRISE SUCCESSES – They got there through word-of-mouth 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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2016 in Review: The Best Songs

As I mentioned in the intro to my list of the best albums of the year, I listened to an obscene amount of music this year, which made deciding on my 10 favorite LPs was a herculean task. One upside … Continue reading

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Film Report Card: Second Quarter 2016

We’re now halfway through 2016. I’ve been keeping track of every movie I’ve seen on Letterboxd so far this year. Here are all the new releases I’ve seen, along with links to reviews where applicable. Weiner (A-) Tower (A-) Five … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2016

Once again, I’m checking my cynicism at the door. But that also means excluding some of the summer’s biggest movies from this article. So let’s go through the 10 films I’m most excited to see from May to August. Captain … Continue reading

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