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Streaming Picks: June 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Age of Innocence – Amazon 6/1 Blue Like Jazz – Amazon and Hulu 6/1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Netflix 6/26 Three for you this month, one on each of the major services. The first … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2018

For the first time ever, I’d seen every nominee in all eight major categories by the time of awards ceremony. But as per usual, I was way behind on documentaries, foreign language films and animated features (not to mention shorts), … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2018

Guys, I just don’t know. With a real lack of consensus around this year’s crop of nominees, there’s no one film you can point to and say: “That’s the one to beat.” So what’s going to happen Sunday night? Sure, … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2018

It’s been a crazy year in every regard, but especially in awards season. There’s really been no consensus on the best movie of the year from the critics’ groups or guilds. That’s kind of exciting, but makes this guesswork particularly … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: Box Office Report

Another year, a few more record-setting films and still fewer tickets sold than any time since the 1990s. It’s only going to get worse, but it seems audiences may finally be wising up: rejecting some tired franchises and championing original … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best + Worst Movies

It’s no surprise that in a year as polarizing as 2017, the movies this year would be just as divisive. While there was rapturous agreement about my No. 9 and No. 6 picks, people had passionate, disparate reactions to my … 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: 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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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 August 2016

BEST PICTURE Allied Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land LBJ Loving Manchester by the Sea Patriots Day Silence The skinny: A total shot in the dark, since exactly zero of these movies … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2016

I have seen all eight Best Picture nominees this year. Room just barely missed the cut, while Bridge of Spies wouldn’t have made it at all. Once again, I abstain from Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, Foreign Language Film and all … Continue reading

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