Last year the total was 111 new movies. This year it's 134. Part of the tally is because I basically didn't work for the first seven months of 2019, and even when I did start working, I didn't get full time hours on any job until November. Quite frankly, I nearly went bankrupt. But oddly … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) of 2019
The "unofficial" phase is finally over. We are now firmly and officially into Awards Season! The next three months of hardware, hand-wringing, and haranguing kicked off this morning with the announcement of the nominees for the 35th Annual Independent Spirit Awards, which were presented by Zazie Beetz and Natasha Lyonne. There's a lot of love … Continue reading We’ve Got Spirit (Awards), Yes We Do! – 35th Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced!
Director Ari Aster made a huge splash last year with Hereditary, his feature length debut. The film was one of the most polarizing of the year, with critics lauding his visual style and deranged eye for cinematic gore, while audiences were increasingly frustrated by the lack of a cohesive plot that at times gave the impression … Continue reading The Swedish Are All Alone – Midsommar