The Denouement – John Wick: Chapter 4

"You are now in the presence of the muthafuckin' KING!" proclaims Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King in the opening moments of John Wick: Chapter 4. Presumably he's referring to himself, given his self-appointed title as leader of a network of homeless assassins and informants, but given that he prefaces this line with text from … Continue reading The Denouement – John Wick: Chapter 4

Oscar Blitz 2023 – Live Diary

We finally made it, everyone! After weeks of speculation, analysis, viewings, and general complaining, it's finally time for the 95th Academy Awards. The celebrities are out in force, idiots are asking about "who" a person is wearing when they really mean "what," and the good people at PricewaterhouseCoopers have been duly instructed to actually pay … Continue reading Oscar Blitz 2023 – Live Diary

Back Row Thoughts – The Blitz Campaign

We're less than 72 hours away from this year's Academy Awards, and as happens every year, I didn't get to see everything before nominations were revealed. I did better than I've ever done before, coming up just five shy of pre-announcement totality, and in three of the five cases, the films weren't readily available, with … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – The Blitz Campaign