Category Archives: Film

Streaming Picks: August 2021

FILMSTop PicksMagnolia – Netflix 8/1Princess Cyd – Hulu 8/5 Mrs. Doubtfire – Disney+ 8/6Homeroom – Hulu 8/12 Reminiscence – HBO Max 8/21Annette – Prime 8/20It feels like it’s been forever since Netflix added a bona fide classic from the 20th … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2021

FILMSTop PicksThe Conversation – Hulu 7/1No Sudden Move – HBO Max 7/1 Rear Window – Prime 7/1 Summer of Soul – Hulu 7/2 The Empty Man – HBO Max 7/17 This is honestly one of the greatest movie months I’ve … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2021

FILMSTop PicksDr. Strangelove – HBO Max 6/1 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Prime 6/1Gone Girl – Hulu 6/15 Luca – Disney+ 6/18 It’s the end of the world as we know it… and I feel … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Summer Movie Preview 2021

The pandemic robbed us of not just a summer movie season, but a year’s worth of theatrical experiences. But with more than 100 million vaccinated and many theaters reopening – even if not at full capacity – it’s time to … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2021

FILMSTop PicksRobot & Frank – Prime and Hulu 5/9 Those Who Wish Me Dead – HBO Max 5/14 The Woman in the Window – Netflix 5/14 Cruella – Disney+ 5/24 This month we’ve got a hidden gem and three originals … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2021

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few foreign language films to fill out those categories, so I’m abstaining. So enjoy … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2010

You know the drill. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE 127 HoursBlack SwanThe FighterInceptionThe Kids Are All RightThe King’s SpeechThe Social NetworkToy Story 3True GritWinter’s Bone Should have won: The Social Network Not even nominated: Shutter … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2021

While the extended season offered plenty of pros and cons, there are still a few races that don’t seem quite over. So here’s what should and will win, but remember that you shouldn’t be putting money based on my picks. … Continue reading

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20 After 20: 2000

While I plan on continuing this project for years, this pandemic didn’t exactly make this project easier. “Free time” really felt like a myth, so I ran out of time to revisit more of these titles, which might have resulted … Continue reading

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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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