Here’s Some Money, Please Validate Me! – 78th Golden Globe Nominees Announced

For the purposes of legal protection, I will say upfront that I can't prove that the 90+ members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are bribed for their votes at the Golden Globes. It is merely an opinion, mostly presented tongue-in-cheek, based on the history of truly baffling nominations and awards that repeatedly smack of … Continue reading Here’s Some Money, Please Validate Me! – 78th Golden Globe Nominees Announced

A Smooth Story with a Neat Relationship – On the Rocks

The hardest love stories to tell are the ones that happen after the fall. It's so easy to show people finding one another and getting that triumphant moment of romance or familial rapport. But what happens once those relationships become routine, when one settles down and settles in for the long haul? That is the … Continue reading A Smooth Story with a Neat Relationship – On the Rocks

More Rules, Less Drool – Zombieland: Double Tap

It's a little odd to wait so many years between an original film and its sequel, but every once in a while it happens, and oftentimes with positive results. Take for example last year's hit and Oscar nominee Incredibles 2. The sequel to Brad Bird's beloved family tale set against the backdrop of superhero culture was … Continue reading More Rules, Less Drool – Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombies and Satire Compete for Biting Supremacy – The Dead Don’t Die

When I was a junior in high school, I took AP English Literature. It was a fun class because given the small size (only nine students), we could delve deeper into literary works and concepts than the more full classes. This also meant we could explore different ways to study, including artistic films. It was … Continue reading Zombies and Satire Compete for Biting Supremacy – The Dead Don’t Die

If I Had a Tail, it Would Wag the Whole Time – Isle of Dogs

The films of Wes Anderson have been sort of hit and miss for me. I absolutely loved The Grand Budapest Hotel, and thought it should have won Best Picture. I got Rushmore, but apart from the lead performances, it really didn't resonate. I couldn't stand The Royal Tenenbaums. I enjoy his artistic style and snappy dialogue, but sometimes … Continue reading If I Had a Tail, it Would Wag the Whole Time – Isle of Dogs