I see as many movies as I can over the course of a calendar year, but it's an all but impossible task to see everything that might be considered for the Academy Awards. This was especially true for 2019, as I had to track down two International Feature nominees that hadn't been released stateside by … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Digging for Oscar Gold
The Year of Our Ford 2019 is halfway complete, and so far the tally for me is 48 movies, one off the pace I had set by this point last year. Unlike last year, however, 2019 has been a decided step back in terms of cinema quality. There aren't too many great films, and most … Continue reading The 2nd Annual Oscs – Celebrating the Best (and Worst) of 2019 so far!
The summer is normally a time for massive blockbusters, but in all honesty, it's been pretty light this year. Never mind that this hasn't been the strongest year for cinema, but we've had two consecutive months with almost nothing to watch as far as mainstream studio output. There were only 15 major releases in June, … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – July 2019
If nothing else, the new Nickelodeon animated film Wonder Park will have a bit of noteworthiness in the annals of 2019 cinema, but for all the wrong reasons. While the film was officially directed by former Pixar animator Dylan Brown, he is not credited in the final cut of the movie, because Paramount fired him for … Continue reading At Least I Didn’t Have to Pay $8 For a Churro – Wonder Park