Back Row Thoughts – Achievement Unlocked!

Well folks, I finally did it. As of Monday I have completed the Documentary Feature shortlist. No matter which five films are nominated next Tuesday, I will have seen and processed them. It turns out that the reason I could see them all was through an Academy program called "Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries." It's a new … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Achievement Unlocked!

Back Row Thoughts: Chillin’ with Netflix

As Awards Season kicks itself into high gear, there's an overwhelming glut of movies to watch, especially now, in the age of streaming services. Filmmakers and content creators from all over the world have more outlets than ever to get their work to the masses, and into consideration for the industry's highest honors. It's in … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts: Chillin’ with Netflix

Back Row Thoughts – What’s Up, Docs?

It should come as no surprise that I like documentaries. I've reviewed quite a few on here already, and I obsessed over the challenge of seeing all 15 short-listed feature docs before the Oscar nominations even came out (I fell one short - sonofabitch!). I concede that I don't know much about the craft or … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – What’s Up, Docs?

Back Row Thoughts – Across the Universe

I've had about a week to recover from¬†Avengers: Infinity War, so as promised, it's time to finally go through and do a nice little quickie journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As I mentioned in my review, before undertaking the task of seeing the entire MCU to get full context, I had originally only seen … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Across the Universe