"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the best animated film of the year                Snubs and surprises mark the Screen Actors Guild nominations as "A Star Is Born" leads the way                2018 Critics Choice nominations led by Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite"                Nicole Kidman: Boy Erased and Destroyer - Hollywood Film Tribute                “Beautiful Boy” – Timothée Chalamet: Hollywood Film Tribute                “First Man” by Damien Chazelle: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy - Hollywood Film Tribute                Natalie Portman shines in the otherwise confounding "Vox Lux"                Golden Globe nominations announced! "Vice" leads the charge!                “Green Book” - Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali: Hollywood Film Tribute                "Mary Queen of Scots" can't live up to its royal lineage                "Ben Is Back" sees father and filmmaker Peter Hedges direct his son Lucas Hedges to a brilliant performance                Hollywood Film Tribute: GLENN CLOSE for her excellent performances                A final crack at Golden Globe nominations before Thursday's announcement                “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Once Upon a Deadpool”: Films to see in December                Review Round-Up: "Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer" and "The Mercy"        

Tag Archives: The Secret Life of Pets

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Animated Feature contenders

Today, for the next installment of my weekly category by category contender rundown, I’m moving on from the big eight temporarily. Yes, I’ve gone beyond those categories (I’ll return to finish up with the last screenplay category during the coming week) and am now looking at one of the in[...]

Why are the blockbusters this summer not up to snuff?

I’m hardly the first one to mention it, but it’s clear to me that the summer blockbusters this year have been, well…lacking. That might be being kind too. It feels like one of the worst slates ever, at least the most disappointing. Almost every single week, something comes out that[...]

This week brings an adorable bit of animation in “The Secret Life of Pets”

I don’t see nearly enough animation. For someone who sees about 350 movies a year, sometimes I barely seen a half dozen cartoons, and that’s kind of shameful. I usually hit the main Academy Award hopefuls and a few random ones besides that, but I slack when it comes to[...]

“Cafe Society”, “Captain Fantastic”, and “Ghostbusters”: Films to see in July

Happy Fourth of July ladies and gentlemen! It sounds odd in my head though, if I’m being honest. Does it actually feel like it’s already July folks? Just yesterday, I felt like the summer movie season was only beginning, but now we’re knee deep in it. So far, it hasn’t[...]