Category Archives: Film

Streaming Picks: June 2022

FILMSTop PicksBrazil – Peacock 6/1Paths of Glory – Paramount+ 6/1The Card Counter – HBO Max 6/10The Mist – Netflix 6/22Last month I focused on comedy’s because there was so much awfulness in the world. Well, guess what? Shit got worse! … Continue reading

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20 After 20: 2001

Thanks to the world getting to some place approaching normal in 2021, I went back to the activities I loved that didn’t cause me to stay cooped up. Alas, that meant I didn’t devote as much time as I should … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2022

FILMSTop PicksBlack Dynamite – Paramount+ 5/1Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Hulu 5/1Top Secret! – HBO Max 5/1Walk Hard – Peacock 5/1There’s a lot of awful shit going on in the world, so here’s four comedies that are guaranteed to make you … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2011

You know the drill. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTUREThe ArtistThe DescendantsExtremely Loud & Incredibly CloseThe HelpHugoMidnight in ParisMoneyballThe Tree of LifeWar Horse Should have won: The Tree of LifeNot even nominated: Take Shelter There’s a … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2022

FILMSTop PicksSaved! – Prime 4/1Spartan – HBO Max 4/1While there are some bonafide classics streaming this month, I wanted to highlight some underrated films from 2004. Saved! is a personal favorite, a gentle satire of Christian education that is absolutely … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2022

BEST PICTUREBelfastCODADon’t Look UpDrive My CarDuneKing RichardLicorice PizzaNightmare AlleyThe Power of the DogWest Side Story Will win: The Power of the DogCould win: CODAShould win: Drive My CarShould have been nominated: Mass The skinny: CODA seems to be surging, picking … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2022

BEST PICTUREAnnetteThe Card CounterDrive My CarThe French DispatchLicorice PizzaMassNine DaysThe Power of the DogWest Side StoryThe Worst Person in the World BEST DIRECTORLeos Carax, AnnetteRyusuke Hamiguchi, Drive My CarWes Anderson, The French DispatchJane Campion, The Power of the DogSteven Spielberg, … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2022

FILMSTop PicksDrive My Car – HBO Max 3/2West Side Story (2021) – Disney+ and HBO Max 3/2Would you look at that? Two of the year’s best movies, according to me and the Academy. While a three-hour Japanese movie might be … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2022 Oscar Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 94th Oscars on Tuesday. As usual, there were snubs and surprises. Some indie films had no shot, including Benedetta, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Nine Days, Pig … Continue reading

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The Best Film Performances of 2021

Ensemble in a Musical or ComedyThe French DispatchUnlike some great ensembles who feel like real families or friends, what’s great about The French Dispatch is how terrific each performance is despite limited interaction and screen time. Some actors feel like … Continue reading

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