August 29, 2016

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Alternative Christmas movie recommendations

Merry Christmas ladies and gentlemen and happy holidays! With today being December 25th and a lot of folks gathering with family and friends around the fireplace, I though it made perfect sense to mention some options for what to watch, aside from the standard holiday options. Sure, there’s plenty of[...]

Is Michael Moore’s Documentary Propaganda?

By Michael Russnow Mr. Moore is more of a propagandist, and while most of what he portrays is technically true his editing and narrative are in large part misleading. It’s the old chestnut of whether an omission is actually a lie, and I believe it is a lie if what’s omitted[...]

Updated Golden Globe predictions

Believe it or not, the Golden Globe awards are coming, sooner than you think. Yes, it seems like just yesterday the nominations were announced, but now the actually ceremony is only a few weeks away (less than three weeks now, in fact). As such, it’s definitely time to update my[...]

Quentin Tarantino: “The Hateful Eight” is a Bloated Film

By Michael Russnow Quentin is an intriguing writer, who creates characters different from many we’ve seen and imbues them with personalities and fascinating incidental dialogue that gives three dimension to what they’re all about. The problem with this film is that there is so much attention paid to each character and[...]

Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is his latest Oscar hopeful

As promised, I’m back writing again about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s eighth cinematic outing this week. Whenever a new movie of his opens, it’s really an event, so this is no exception. Of late, Tarantino has been getting the attention of the Academy, so this is definitely a high profile release.[...]

“Joy”: Is the third time the charm for Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell?

Few filmmaker/acting teams have gotten the recent attention that Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell have received, with equal parts love and derision coming their way. As a fan of their collaborations American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, I was greatly looking forward to Joy, potentially as the instance where[...]

Will Smith looks to win his first Academy Award with “Concussion”

When you take a look at the Best Actor race this year, you really do see it as a clash between contenders who seem overdue for an Oscar. There’s of course presumed frontrunner Leonardo DiCaprio, poised to win for The Revenant since predictions for this year began, along with other[...]

Bruce Dern introduces himself to a whole new generation in “The Hateful Eight”

There are many, many things to like about Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight. A great deal of them are being talked about all throughout the industry by various writers, but one aspect of Tarantino’s eighth outing is being woefully neglected. What is that? Well, the supporting turn by[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Ten hopefuls remain in the race for Best Visual Effects

Tell me if this one sounds familiar to you…yesterday, a shortlist for one of the Academy Award technical categories was released. Yes, Oscar now has taken the Best Visual Effects category, which just two weeks ago released a (long) list of 20 contenders, and whittled it down to simply ten[...]

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sets box office records with a $529,000,000 worldwide opening

Well, this won’t really surprise anybody, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens did really well this weekend. Yes, with a domestic opening at the box office of $247,000,000 (not to mention an A Cinemascore), audiences throughout the United States joined critics in worshipping this return to the Star Wars saga.[...]
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