The journey through the probable Netflix Oscar nominees continues with a film I was really looking forward to seeing when it was first announced, but that sadly fell by the wayside as my free time became coopted by other projects and obligations. As a fan of musical theatre, I was quite excited for tick, tick... … Continue reading Sheer Heart Attack – tick, tick… BOOM!
This week, AMC theatres began opening again at various locations nationwide, with more scheduled to open next week. Regal is also back, as is Alamo Drafthouse. To those of you who are now able to go back to the cinema, I congratulate you, and beg you to be as safe as possible when you do. … Continue reading DownStream – April Showers
When you have a disaster or monster movie, one of the hardest aspects is creating a storyline with which to frame the devastation. It's easier when you're creating the first film in a series, or rebooting a franchise, because a good chunk of the plotting can be devoted to the origin story of the giant … Continue reading Oh No! There Goes Mexico? I Think? – Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Nicole Kidman received a Best Actress nomination at this year's Golden Globes for her performance in Karyn Kusama's noir thriller, Destroyer, and it's possible she could get an Academy Award nomination next week. As such, it's only proper that we take a look at this thematic departure for the past Oscar-winner, and see if the hefty … Continue reading About As Far From Stepford As it Gets – Destroyer
There are basically two types of Steven Spielberg movie these days: One is historical drama where heroes use the power of words to change the world (think Lincoln, Schindler's List, and most recently Bridge of Spies), and the other is absurdist fantasy that seems to try to recapture the magic of E.T., including an unhealthy predilection for aliens and … Continue reading Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Show Us How “Fake News” Did it in the 70s – The Post
As I mentioned in the introductory post, I saw 56 movies in calendar year 2017. There's a lot I didn't see, and some that I can't see until Oscar nominations come out later this month. It's also no coincidence that I started this blog on the night of the Golden Globe Awards. Part of the … Continue reading Bill’s Top 10 for 2017