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Could The Critics Choice Documentary Awards Tomorrow Suggest The Oscar Frontrunner in Best Documentary Feature?

Last month, the Critics Choice Documentary Awards announced their nominations, beginning to suggest which documentaries could be the Academy Award favorites this year. Tomorrow, the awards show takes place (full disclosure: I’m a voting member of the Critics Choice Association, formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association). In case[...]

Updated Oscar Predictions For Early November

In just about two months, the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Between now and then, it’s going to be a mad dash, what with the shortened Phase Two this year, to establish movies and performances as the ones to beat. This will lead to one of two things happening.[...]

“Midway” Has Action But An Incredibly Cliched Story

World War II epics used to be a dime a dozen. Reliving the United States’ finest hours on the battlefield, filmmakers flocked to the conflict in order to tell tales of heroism. More recently, movies have largely eschewed this topic, unless a director had a more daring take to contribute.[...]

The Music Of George Michael Swirls Around The Romantic Tale “Last Christmas”

Ever since the very first Trailer for Last Christmas was released, something felt…off. The story shown just seemed to be hiding a little bit of information. This led to subsequent analysis and over analysis of the little bit of footage, leading to wild theories about what could be happening within[...]

“Marriage Story” Is Devastating And Noah Baumbach’s Best Film To Date

Nobody handles a couple breaking up quite like Noah Baumbach. Going back to The Squid and the Whale, the filmmaker depicted marriage and divorce with a razor sharp eye for detail. Now, he’s back in that realm with his best work to date in Marriage Story. The movie is absolutely[...]

Charlize Theron, Renée Zellweger, António Banderas, Al Pacino, Laura Dern at 2019 Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood, CA (November 3, 2019) – Tonight, the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards” brought together Hollywood’s elite to honor the year’s most talked about and highly anticipated actors, actresses and films, and those who helped bring them to life. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 23rd anniversary as the official launch[...]

Shia LaBeouf Digs Deep To Make “Honey Boy” An Impressive And Cathartic Experience

It takes real courage to put your life, warts and all, out there on display like Shia LaBeouf is willing to do in Honey Boy. Willing to go all in, LaBeouf has penned a biographical drama that will almost certainly make you look at him in a different way. That[...]

Box Office Report For November 1-3

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a blockbuster franchise returns[...]

Ethan Hawke Stuns In The Tender “Adopt A Highway”

What a beautiful little surprise Adopt a Highway turns out to be. This Ethan Hawke star vehicle is tender, touching, and altogether a moving experience. An independent drama with modest aspirations, the filmmaking debut of actor Logan Marshall-Green flirts with bleakness, but ultimately is a hopeful tale of redemption. Indie[...]

“The Irishman,” “Knives Out,” “Marriage Story,” And “Waves”: Films To See In November

Time sure flies! Just yesterday, it seemed like Halloween, right? Sorry, couldn’t resist a bad joke. Anyoway, on to the matter at hand. One and all, I’d like to welcome you back to a little thing I like to call the month of November. Yes, if you can believe it,[...]