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“Battle of the Sexes” is a crowd pleasing re-do of the 2016 election

Tue, Sep 19 2017


Sometimes, a movie just hits at the right time. Battle of the Sexes, initially just a baity biopic of Billie Jean King and the moment where he path crossed with Bobby Riggs, is now about so much more. Obviously, it’s a comedic sports tale as well, but it’s also in many ways a re litigation of the 2016 Presidential election bet ... READ MORE
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TIFF Audience Award goes to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Mon, Sep 18 2017


Yesterday afternoon, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their award winners. Notably, the Audience Award, which is the top prize at TIFF, went to Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The runner ups were, perhaps surprisingly, Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, as well as Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Y ... READ MORE
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Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Actor hopefuls

Fri, Sep 15 2017


Onward! Folks, as you all know so well from last year as well as my articles again so far this year, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know something about what ... READ MORE
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“mother!” is Darren Aronofsky’s most extreme film yet

Thu, Sep 14 2017


Among his peers, filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is as ambitious and distinctive as there is. Not only does he manage to craft movies unlike any other, he often is able to do it within the studio system as well. In the case of his newest work, the secretive project mother!, he’s made something that you’d never expect Hollywood to f ... READ MORE
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Full Trailer drops for “The Disaster Artist”

Wed, Sep 13 2017


Yesterday morning, a gift from the movie gods was bestowed upon us all. Hot off of the film’s highly praised reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, a Full Trailer was released for The Disaster Artist. As I said back when the Teaser debuted, among modern day cult films, The Room stands tall. Not since The Rocky Horror ... READ MORE
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Judd Apatow showcases documentary chops with “May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers”

Tue, Sep 12 2017


For many, Judd Apatow is purely thought of as a sort of comedy godfather. Between writing, directing, and producing, he’s responsible for some of the biggest comedies of the past decade. That’s both on television as well as in theaters. However, he offers more than that, as he’s occasionally supported smaller and more in ... READ MORE
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“The Shape of Water” wins the Golden Lion at Venice

Mon, Sep 11 2017


Over the weekend, the 2017 Venice Film Festival handed out their awards, with Guillermo del Toro’s ravenously received The Shape of Water taking the top prize. While the Golden Lion isn’t quite an Academy Award barometer, it’s nothing to sneeze at either. This marks an important point in the road, as things are heating u ... READ MORE
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Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Director hopefuls

Fri, Sep 8 2017


Ladies and gentlemen, as you all know from years past, as well as my return article last week, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now, but it’s another thing entirely to actually know something about what will b ... READ MORE
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Who could replace Colin Trevorrow and direct “Star Wars: Episode IX”?

Thu, Sep 7 2017


Some rather huge news broke two days ago when Lucasfilm announced that they’d parted ways with filmmaker Colin Trevorrow, who was scheduled to direct Episode IX of the Star Wars saga. It’s supposedly a mutual parting, but the poor reception to Trevorrow’s recently released The Book of Henry definitely didn’t help i ... READ MORE
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“It” looks to become the rare blockbuster horror outing

Wed, Sep 6 2017


Horror films often are treated as the red headed stepchild of the cinematic world. Whether it’s a lack of awards viability or just an absence of respect, it’s the genre treated the worst by Hollywood. This week, however, we have a major attempt at changing that with the release of It. The well regarded Stephen King book has on ... READ MORE
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