It's official. As of this month, I will join the growing ranks of old men yelling at clouds, for later this August, I will turn 40. It is, if I'm being completely honest, a day I thought I'd never see, and to a small extent, I kind of wish that were the case. I don't … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – August 2022
After the absolutely infuriating tragedy that was Eternals, the Marvel Cinematic Universe desperately needs a palate cleanser, if not a full-on reversal to redeem itself. Hope was on the horizon with a new Spider-Man movie fast approaching, one that would also feature Doctor Strange. Tom Holland is widely considered to be the greatest version of … Continue reading Into the Villain-Verse – Spider-Man: No Way Home
Ten points if you get the headline reference. The points have no value. Leave it to Pixar to once again create a visual representation of one of the most complex and indescribable sensations of life. Just as Inside Out - my favorite film of the century to date - was able to personify emotions, personality, … Continue reading Under the Love is a Stronger Emotion – Soul
Summer has come and passed... you know the rest. Go wake up Billie Joe Armstrong, already. The autumn air is upon us, more theatres are opening up (except for Regal, which is closing some 350 locations, many of them permanently), and the deluge of online-only content is starting to abate. More films are getting their … Continue reading DownStream – Cruel Summer
The Academy Award nominations are just under a week away, and as the final preview, we now have the list of contenders for the major Hollywood labor unions and the British Film Academy! There's a lot to sift through, and as the results trickle in over the next few weeks, we'll get a lot of … Continue reading Unions, Jack! – BAFTA and Guild Nominations Announced!
The death penalty is always a touchy subject in this country, mostly because of deep-rooted biases in the states that still practice it. It isn't exactly racial bias, or a bias towards justice, or deference for law enforcement. There's no one, singular cause that the capital crowd fights for, but whatever their motivations, the issue … Continue reading Innocent Lives Matter – Just Mercy
It's the eve of the Oscar nominations, which can only mean one thing. The Oscars honor the best in cinema, but before that we have to recognize the worst Hollywood has to offer. Today sees the nominations for the 39th annual Razzie Awards! Now, for the last three years I've made it my personal mission … Continue reading It Certainly Does Suck! – 39th Razzie Nominees Announced!