Cocaine’s a Hell of a Drug – Babylon

There's a moment late in Damien Chazelle's new film, Babylon, that offers what feels like the one instance of pure honesty in the entire project. Jack Conrad, played by Brad Pitt, has gone from being the biggest star in Hollywood to yesterday's news during the transition from silent pictures to talkies. After two flops in … Continue reading Cocaine’s a Hell of a Drug – Babylon

Back Row Thoughts – Animation Nomination, Part 1

Less than two weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially released their lists of eligible films in three specialty categories, including Animated Feature, which had a bit of controversy in the run-up. Movies like Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and Eternal Spring were initially going to be left out due … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Animation Nomination, Part 1