Long Title, Short Substance – Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

It's an odd quirk of mine. I love a film with a long title, especially when it's done tongue-in-cheek. It shows that the movie doesn't take itself too seriously, even when dealing with heavy themes or when it's reaching for some prestige. Think Dr. Strangelove; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the … Continue reading Long Title, Short Substance – Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Spirit Fingers, Everyone! – 36th Independent Spirit Nominations

Damn, this has been a busy week so far, and it's only Thursday. Awards Season got itself into full swing basically overnight, and already I'm doing my best to keep up. For example, over the last 48 hours I've been trying to get a handle on foreign films in anticipation of the Academy's announcement of … Continue reading Spirit Fingers, Everyone! – 36th Independent Spirit Nominations

Shorties Watching Shorties! – 92nd Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!

The next phase of Awards Season is on! This afternoon, the Academy announced its shortlists for nine categories, repeating the efficient method they started last year, rather than staggering out the lists like they had before. Not only do we get to see how far the fields have narrowed for International Feature, Documentary Feature, and … Continue reading Shorties Watching Shorties! – 92nd Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!