There’s No Mystery Here – See How They Run

There's a fine line to walk when a writer - and by extension a film - makes light of tropes and genre clichés. When done properly, it can lead to grand satires and parodies, most notably the likes of Airplane!, Hot Fuzz, and most recently, Knives Out. However, when executed poorly or haphazardly, like in … Continue reading There’s No Mystery Here – See How They Run

There is a Bomb at Your Local Cinema; It Lasts 129 Minutes – Richard Jewell

One of the more tragic things that's happened in recent cinema history is the decline of Clint Eastwood. One of the greatest actors and filmmakers of all time has sadly receded into a parody of himself, figuratively becoming the old man who yells at kids to get off his lawn after literally playing that figure … Continue reading There is a Bomb at Your Local Cinema; It Lasts 129 Minutes – Richard Jewell

Let the Undercard Bouts Begin! – Guild and BAFTA Nominees Announced

Now that the Golden Globes are out of the way, and Awards Season is in full swing, it's time for the rest of the minor ceremonies to announce their nominees. We've already had the Independent Spirit and SAG nods for a while, but in the last few days we've also accumulated announcements from the Writers … Continue reading Let the Undercard Bouts Begin! – Guild and BAFTA Nominees Announced

Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Supporting Actor

The Supporting Actor category is always one of the more fun ones. It's one of the few "major" Oscars that really takes all comers. At times I've honestly wondered if they should change the name to Best Character Actor, because it truly allows for great performances and character development, because the supporting roles are by … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Supporting Actor