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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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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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TV Recap: Mar. 13-19, 2022

BINGEINGReacher – Season 1 (B+ average) Is Reacher good? That’s debatable. Is Alan Ritchson the right build to play Jack Reacher? Absolutely. Is it weird this season is set in Georgia yet filmed in Canada? Most definitely. Reacher is often … 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 and Worst Movies of 2021

10. Annette (dir. Leos Carax)“So may we start?” This rock opera from Leos Carax and Sparks never quite reaches the heights of its opening number. (Then again, no movie this year could.) But its bold vision, catchy songs and singularly … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2022

BEST PICTUREBeing the RicardosBelfastCODADon’t Look UpDuneKing RichardLicorice PizzaThe Lost DaughterThe Power of the DogWest Side Story Dark Horse: Drive My CarLong Shot: Tick, Tick… Boom!Total Shock: Spider-Man: No Way HomeThe skinny: This is basically the PGA lineup, with Tick, Tick… … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2022

FILMSTop PickNightmare Alley (2021) – Hulu and HBO Max 2/1Unfortunately, Guillermo del Toro’s lavish adaptation of a pitch-black novel (co-written with Kim Morgan) floundered at the box office, despite operating at a level rarely seen these days. Fortunately, its quick … Continue reading

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