A Real Life – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

There's a beautiful complexity to Guillermo del Toro's new version of Pinocchio that few other filmmakers could have reasonably pulled off. I think it's because there isn't one direct element of this latest adaptation that commands attention as being the thing that sets it apart from all the others. It isn't just the high quality … Continue reading A Real Life – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Let’s Hear it For the Multiverse – 38th Independent Spirit Awards Nominees!

As any reader is aware, there are two things going on with this blog right now. One, I'm in a near-constant state of clearing my backlog due to the absolute glut of films being released right now. Two, this is because it's Awards Season, and everyone is jockeying for position, attention, and prestige. Well, as … Continue reading Let’s Hear it For the Multiverse – 38th Independent Spirit Awards Nominees!

Acting! Genius! – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

While the Oscars are the main event of Awards Season, there's still a good deal of information to gather along the way for those trying to win their office pools. Just about every major production branch has its own union that votes on internal awards, but the big four in this regard are the unions … Continue reading Acting! Genius! – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

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!

It’s Time to Let Go – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I've been a fan of the How to Train Your Dragon series since the very first film. It's by far the best animated franchise from Dreamworks. Not only is the quality of the animation itself breathtaking, but the storylines are much more relatable than the Shrek series, which is fine, but largely a string of pop culture … Continue reading It’s Time to Let Go – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World