I fully admit that I have soured on the Shrek franchise ever since Shrek the Third. The first film was innovative, silly, and was a great update for big kids like me to the old "Fractured Fairy Tales" segments from reruns of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show that ran constantly on Nickelodeon in the 80s … Continue reading Avoiding Cat-astrophe – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
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This Film is Not Yet Watchable – December 2022
At long last, a very tumultuous year is about to come to an end. Inflation was rampant, an absolute slew of beloved celebrities shuffled off the mortal coil, and once again America just barely squeaked by on maintaining the basic tenets of democracy. It was rough, no doubt about it, and there are still 31 … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – December 2022
This Film is Not Yet Watchable – February 2022
Ah February, such a wonderful time of the year. A season of love, a time of reflection on racial history, and also, horror movies... somehow. Yeah, I don't know if you've ever noticed, but the second month on the calendar tends to be the testing ground for the year in cinematic terror. Even though October … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – February 2022
Oscar Gold 2020 – Best Actor
It's appearing that the acting categories are going to be well sewn up long before Oscar Night arrives. The results from the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild are identical, which means really, only the BAFTAs can create any real intrigue. That's what happened last year with Best Actress, as Olivia Colman's upset of … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2020 – Best Actor
Put on Your Blitzin’ Shoes! – 92nd Academy Awards Nominations Announced!
The moment has come at last. Over 300 films were submitted for this year's Oscars, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has had their say. After weeks and months of anticipation, conjecture, campaigning, and outright nail-biting on my part, we finally have our list of contenders across 24 categories. Issa Rae … Continue reading Put on Your Blitzin’ Shoes! – 92nd Academy Awards Nominations Announced!
Congratulations, Your Checks Have Cleared – 77th Golden Globe Nominations Announced!
I am not a fan of the Golden Globes, apart from Ricky Gervais' biting jokes and monologues. Thankfully, he's hosting again next year, so at least I'll have a reason to fast forward through my roommate's DVR record. But apart from that, the Globes, and the organization that runs it - The Hollywood Foreign Press … Continue reading Congratulations, Your Checks Have Cleared – 77th Golden Globe Nominations Announced!
DownStream – Netflix and Shill, Part 1
Last year was a tremendous boon for Netflix when it came to the Oscar stage. The success of Roma (as well as The Ballad of Buster Scruggs to a lesser extent, not to mention a slew of documentaries over the years), followed by the Academy's rebuke of traditionalists like Steven Spielberg emboldened the world's premiere streaming … Continue reading DownStream – Netflix and Shill, Part 1
Pedro Votes for Himself – Pain and Glory
It is a rare thing that I get to see any national submissions for Best International Feature Film (formerly Foreign Language) before the Academy narrows the dozens of films down to the shortlist, and oftentimes I have to wait until the actual Oscar nominations come out and scramble. It's usually one of the last categories … Continue reading Pedro Votes for Himself – Pain and Glory