A Soliloquy – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Tis a tale oft told, that makers hath rolled,One twelfth of a gross, through celluloid's Globe,By Welles and Roman, nearly of Laurence,Now a Coen alone doth enter the fray.To speak evermore of the killer Thane,Who's play is too superstitious to name,The Tragedy of Macbeth goes to screen.But what more can be said? What news? What … Continue reading A Soliloquy – The Tragedy of Macbeth

You Have No Choice – The Matrix Resurrections

The history of the Matrix franchise is a fraught one, with tremendous highs and cavernous lows. In a series that delighted in how much its story could be bathed in biblical overtones, it in itself became a cautionary tale hewing closer to Greek tragedy due to the Wachowski (then) Brothers' unchecked ambition, trying to cram … Continue reading You Have No Choice – The Matrix Resurrections

I’m Gonna Run to You – Licorice Pizza

The coming-of-age film is certainly nothing new. It's a well-worn bit of storytelling that can very easily fall into the trappings of clich√©, but depending on your sensibilities, even the most tired moments can work because they ring true for the audience either hitting that point in their lives or reminiscing about bygone eras. Even … Continue reading I’m Gonna Run to You – Licorice Pizza

New Video – My Favorite Xmas Films!

Merry Christmas, everyone! In celebration of the birth of Jeebus, I present to you my latest YouTube video, where I rank my personal Top 12 Christmas films. I hope you enjoy it! More reviews coming soon. https://youtu.be/pk6H5X4VFYk Have a great holiday! Join the conversation in the comments below! What are your favorite Christmas films? What … Continue reading New Video – My Favorite Xmas Films!

Back Row Thoughts – I’ve Got a Little List, Part 1

In the leadup to next year's Oscar Blitz, I focused a lot of time over the past two months on clearing as many International Feature submissions as possible, netting myself 10 of the 15 films eventually shortlisted by the Academy. On the flipside of things, this means I wasn't nearly able to spend as much … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – I’ve Got a Little List, Part 1

Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!

We've reached the final stage of the pre-Blitz with today's announcement of 10 shortlists for specialty categories for next year's Oscars. And as always, there are some truly baffling decisions made by the individual branches to go along with the more logical ones. From here on out it's nothing but hunting and viewing as I … Continue reading Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!